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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:19:47 AM »
I'm anxious to see what the new sensor has to offer. Hopefully, it's got more latitude than the 18 mpx it replaces.

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Lenses / Re: Official: Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:17:54 AM »
I wish it were full frame, but I suppose that would be an extremely difficult task.  I like the little 40 pancake, and I think that this 24 will be a hit as well. Especially at that price!

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Lenses / Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:16:11 AM »
THIS looks very interesting...

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 13, 2014, 08:25:07 PM »

Since I skipped the 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D and 7D, this looks like a huge upgrade to me over the 20D I shot with (very successfully) all day today.

And it will be. Not to take away from the 20D, but things have (albeit, slowly) progressed a bit since then.

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Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 11, 2014, 10:57:38 AM »
If the IQ is very good, this could be an interesting lens. 400/4, 560/5.6, 800/8 with teleconverters. A fairly lightweight lens too.

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Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 11, 2014, 10:55:35 AM »
Kind of wish it were full frame, but I think it'll sell well regardless. If it's as nice as the 40 pancake, it'll be a nice little lens for semi-stealth photography.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Rundown of Canon at Photokina
« on: September 03, 2014, 11:18:03 AM »
If by "S" series, you mean similar to the S-100 or S-120, then I'd be interested in a large-sensor'ed version. I have the S-100 and it's a nice little pocket camera, though obviously, the small sensor has some limitations as far as latitude goes.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More EOS 7D Mark II Talk [CR1]
« on: June 16, 2014, 04:03:44 PM »
With all the long lens cameras covering the World Cup, I find it hard to believe there isn't even an incidental shot of the 7D Mk.II - that is if it's even there?

There's probably a few there, and they're probably disguised well. They probably say "5D Mark III" on them. :)

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Lenses / Re: EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Image Samples
« on: May 15, 2014, 02:06:53 PM »
Very interesting....

I can do ultra-wide with the 16-35 II on the 5D3 and it's great. But, the best I can do on the Rebel is the manual-focus 14 mm Bower. And manually focusing on the Rebel isn't really easy for my old eyes through the viewfinder.

I'd chalk this lens up to a great performer at a reasonable price, kind of like the 40/2.8. Which I bought. Didn't need a 40, I have several ways to get a similar focal length, but I bought it anyway. It now sits happily on the 10D that I bought back from the person to whom I sold it several years ago. My first DSLR.

As for those images from the 16-35/4, holy carp on a cracker. Very interesting also!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon 11-24mm f/4 Lens
« on: January 25, 2014, 10:52:25 AM »
"image height" would give the radius of the image circle. Double that is enough to cover the diagonal of a full frame sensor.

Thank you! It's unusual for me, but I decided to withhold my opinion until I learned what "Y" was. :)

Yes, if it's full frame and of good quality, I would be wanting this lens badly! Heck, I could use it on the cropper also.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 6D Body $1499
« on: December 15, 2013, 09:12:49 AM »
Man, that is a great deal!

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This reminds me of the discussions we had on various forums (forii?) concerning the AF of the original 5D. It was probably the most loved, and simultaneously hated camera of all when it was first introduced.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 12, 2013, 08:54:15 PM »
Looking forward to a new 7. I sold my 7D a few months back, since I wasn't really using it any more (got the 5D3). Certainly, pixel density is my friend, if they're clean pixels. And if they are, I'm all over it like flies on 'you-know-what'. :)

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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 11, 2013, 08:18:24 AM »
I threw out my guesses a while earlier, but if Canon were to build lenses specifically for me....

14-24 f/2.8 L
A new 100-400 f/4-5.6 IS L with the latest/greatest IS and an improved optical formula.

I'm really not hurting in the middle range, and their long lenses are already awesome. A little too expensive though, which is why I have the previous versions of two of them (but hey, a strong used market frees up cash for people to buy in the new market so there).

I'd love to have the 200-400 f/4 +1.4X but that's just out of my price range for now. Ditto on the 500/4 IS II, which is considerably lighter than my 400/2.8 IS. Either would be great for birding without the burden. :)

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