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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Digital cameras of the future
« on: March 23, 2013, 01:40:16 PM »
Canon releases the T37i. 18 megapixels, iso 100-25600, 9 focus points, but with a newly upgraded logo

How true.
I laughed, sardonically...better than crying ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Replacement
« on: March 23, 2013, 01:31:45 PM »
Product announcements

1DX on October 18, 2011 (24 months)
1D4 on October 20, 2009 (32 months)
1D3 on February 21, 2007 (18 months)
1D2n on August 22, 2005 (17 months)
1D2 on January 29, 2004

Only complication could be, you are using the defunct crop sensor upgrade time line... I would, from 1DX forward, switch to the 1Ds-like upgrade-timeline, which got progressively longer, being a full frame one supposes. So, I think your time-frame may now apply to 1DX.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Replacement
« on: March 23, 2013, 01:11:51 PM »
I would expect at least 32 months again, if not more.

I will go with more than 32 months. What 1DX actually replaced "functionally" was the the APS-H 1D4...Canon effectively eliminated the crop sensor from their one series line in doing so, but was able to keep the high-speed and other highend functions by going with lower MP in a full frame.

I suspect they still plan to have two 1 series bodies, one that is fast, lower MP, "1D4-like" (which is the 1DX) and one that is higher MP studio- and landscape oriented, i.e, "1DsIII-like" (the yet to arrive 1DsX).

Instead of stratifying by sensor size, as they did with 1D4 and 1DsIII, they will now use speed/megapixels inversely to stratify their two high end 1 series bodies...but both will be full frame.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Replacement
« on: March 23, 2013, 01:00:06 PM »
If I were to speculate, the next 1 series body will be the high megapixel 1DsX (or whatever you wanna call it), it will not be a sports or high-speed camera.

While it may have a decent fps, clearly it will not match the fast guns on both the canon and nikon camps.

The camera you are talking about already happened, and it was the 1DX. It was released just last year and saw some use in the London Olympics with prototypes circulating earlier...it has also garnered very good reviews and customer satisfaction, so Canon will be in no hurry to replace it that quickly.

So the upcoming body from Canon will be the answer to Nikon's D800...a high MP 1 series....we will tentatively call it 1DsX

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Site Information / Re: Moderators: Accidental ban of whole subnet
« on: March 23, 2013, 12:35:38 PM »

Of course its simple to trace the IP's back to who owns them.

#1 offender - China
#2 offender - Eastern European countries - Serbia, Latvia, Ukraine, etc
#3 offender - United States universities.

In cases #1 and #2, I ban the IP, up to half a dozen from the subnet.  After that, I just ban the whole subnet.  It sucks to be them doesn't it. 


#3 offenders...I am so pleased our boys are holding up their end! :)

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Lenses / Re: 200mm 2.8 II vs. 85mm 1.2 II for Food Photography
« on: March 23, 2013, 11:34:18 AM »
Don't take too many pictures of my food... just appears 85 1.2 could be an overkill and 200m could be a tad too long.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 35mm f/2
« on: March 23, 2013, 11:23:14 AM »


Jackson Lo, the Chow Chow found in his natural environment, the suburban backyard.

And we don't get to see the blue tongue!?

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EOS Bodies / Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« on: March 23, 2013, 11:19:14 AM »
Very nice work with the crop and I love the processing... can't wait to see the FF work. Cheers!

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Reviews / Re: Review - EF 24 f/1.4L II
« on: March 23, 2013, 11:15:45 AM »
On full frame, I'm partial to 35mm lenses, and this makes sense in this context.

Yup, 35mm is a lot more versatile on Full Frame...as the 24mm becomes a ~38mm FOV on the crop sensor it finds more use on the crop.

But on a FF, 24mm is a tad more of a specialized lens...it works best for outdoor portraits and groups etc IMHO...for indoors low light I prefer the 35mm as it provides better control of the framing...when the 24mm is used for typical  indoor shots, you get unwanted items on the borders of the frame... furniture, window sills, ceilings.

Yes, you can always crop, then why not just use a straight 35mm or a 50mm instead? :)

As CRguy mentioned in his intro, it's a great lens on all camera formats. Obviously you take full advantage of it on a FF camera, but I was able to get some great results on crop too.

Now JVL, you are just trying to get in a few nice things to say to be PC in the review.  ;D

I dont' dislike the 24mm actually, I just think it is really a niche lens for "most" users. If it is landscape, I will rather use a TSE or even the UWA zoom.

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Canon General / Re: Hey Neuro...
« on: March 22, 2013, 06:30:31 PM »
Pure sleeze...lens pronography. The man has no morals.  ;D

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Reviews / Re: Most Objective and Less Objective REVIEWER?
« on: March 22, 2013, 02:08:11 PM »
I am ok with TDP (the-digital-picture.com) as it provides fair amount of systematic data, albeit with one or two copies.

But to be fair, he is also totally in the bag for Canon; also B&H cuz they let him play with the 1200mm and heavily sponsor his site ;)

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
« on: March 22, 2013, 12:24:35 PM »
Thanks guys...yes the fever passed. Impulse buys are the worst  and this is why we need support groups for lensaholics :)

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I still have a d30 :P I should probably sell it.

I wouldn't even know where to start...I have a 450 still...and it is a hassle to go through all  the rigmarole of fleabay or CL...I recently got rid of a higher end body as I needed funds but if the return is limited like 100 bucks I keep it or give it to a relative.

I am looking at getting rid of the old EF 24mm f/2.8 ...dunno if it is worth listing and dealing with the bargainers. The noise it has always made autofocusing is sure to make a newbie anxious. *creech-creech* :)


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Reviews / Re: Most Objective and Less Objective REVIEWER?
« on: March 22, 2013, 12:06:05 PM »
Ken RockDull is the best reviewer ever...he makes me laugh hysterically and you cant pay for stuff like that.

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Reviews / Re: Review - EF 24 f/1.4L II
« on: March 22, 2013, 12:03:38 PM »
Love the review. As for the focal length itself, Ive never been a big fan...fits better in a line up that includes 50mm rather than 35mm as a standard.

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