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EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR and PowerShots in May [CR2]
« on: May 30, 2014, 09:32:13 AM »
New 5D and 7D should be out today.

I just bought a 5Dmk3.

You're welcome :P
All sarcasm aside, you will not regret it one bit. A fantastic all-purpose camera. And presumably you're getting it while the price is much lower than it has been since launch.

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Why the 300 f/2.8 II and not the 200-400? I have the previous generation 300 f/2.8 IS and really don't like taking the lens off to put on or take off a TC. I also have a 7D and 5D3 but think it's an excellent pairing.
At the risk of sounding glib by answering the question for Arkarch... I can think of 4,500 reasons why the 300mm f/2.8 ii and not the 200-400mm.  ;)

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The only brass step-up rings that I know of are the ones from Heliopan -- more expensive then the B+W's, but way cheaper then gear with damaged threads... I've used nothing but the Heliopan's for awhile now, and I honestly can't recall ever having them stick.
Thanks for the recommendation. Now... Off to buy some pricey brass rings! Better safe than sorry!

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The B+W filters are made of brass, the step up rings are anodized aluminum.
Keep a filter wrench handy ;)
Ruh-roh, Raggy! I guess I've been lucky not to crank down on them whee using them. Thanks for the heads-up!

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Might just have to get the 16-35/4L IS.  Selling the 16-35/2.8L II would cover the cost.  Less than 15% of my 16-35L shots are wider than f/4, and of those a reasonable fraction are of static subjects where 3-4 stops of IS would be of more benefit than 1 stop of light.  Sharper would be welcome, too. 

Bummer (for me) about the 77mm filter size, as the 24-70/2.8L II and TS-E 24L II both use 82mm, as does the 16-35/2.8L II.  I have the needed filters in 77mm (B+W Käsemann CPL, 10-stop ND, and the Lee WA adapter), it just means carrying them, too.

No, just get a 77 to 82 step up ring and use the 82mm filters you are carrying on the 77mm lens.

Smacks the side of my head.  Already have a 77→82mm ring, actually, and it'll likely go on after the hood just fine.
+1. That's the setup I've been using for a while (82mm expensive filters + step up rings as needed). In fact, I think it was you Neuro who recommended the brass B+W step up rings that I ended up buying and using!

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EOS Bodies / Re: When Does the Year of the Lens Start?
« on: May 03, 2014, 11:22:52 PM »
My tamron 28-75 took down my 24-105L for RAW sharpness and my tamron 17-50 2.8 took down my 17-40L all-around.
Tamron hit a sweet spot with their new superzoom telephoto. I am surprised as anyone with the 150-600mm. After owning and using it for a couple of months, I decided to sell my 300 f4 L & 100-400 L. The quality and versatility of that zoom is enough to satisfy me until I'm ready to drop some dough on a big white lens. This from someone who's never owned a non-vintage 3rd party lens.

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Reviews / Re: 35/2 IS Review by Dustin Abbott
« on: April 26, 2014, 10:32:54 AM »
By the way, Canon direct has the 35mm f/2 IS refurbished (with 1 year warranty) for $409 right now. That was enough to get me to finally jump. 3 copies left!!

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With Canon lenses mounted on a Canon camera, I've watched it focus on something and lock, then I press the focus button again, it de-focuses and refocuses again. Why can't it just "know" that it has acquired focus and not move the second time?
That part of the focusing algorithm is necessary because your camera has no knowledge that it hasn't moved or whatever you are shooting hasn't moved. It may have GPS in some models, but I've yet to hear of one with gyroscopes, accelerometers, and radar.  ;D
You know I think I could come up with any bogus behaviour by a Canon product and one or more people would find a way to justify it.
I think people were just trying to provide helpful answers to a direct question with a pretty obvious answer.

But then if a 3rd party behaves strangely, well, it is all the fault of the 3rd party and should never happen!
You are responding to my answer about why the camera behaves the way it does. I somehow missed the part where I mentioned anything about lens brands.

The point I was making above is that if you've already focused the lens on X and press the button again, it is doubtful that the lens will end up in exactly the same position as before (and by exact, I mean exact, not some "within half a millimeter.")
If that was your intention you may want to try and think of a different way to phrase future statements, lest you be offended by people's responses. Because that is not at all what you wrote originally.

Back on topic: I am excited about Sigma's offerings across all these product lines! They give us consumers many choices and will hopefully provide Canon some incentive to a) produce improved versions of their already-good lenses, or b) be more cost-competitive after they start to lose significant business to 3rd parties. That said, I haven't seen much movement on either front yet so maybe I am just too naive.

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I ended up ordering the Canon 35 IS if anyone is curious. Looking forward to getting it in the mail and putting it to use!
I think you made a good choice. And, hey, if it doesn't work out - you can just send it to me. I've always wanted a 35mm prime. ;)

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With Canon lenses mounted on a Canon camera, I've watched it focus on something and lock, then I press the focus button again, it de-focuses and refocuses again. Why can't it just "know" that it has acquired focus and not move the second time?
That part of the focusing algorithm is necessary because your camera has no knowledge that it hasn't moved or whatever you are shooting hasn't moved. It may have GPS in some models, but I've yet to hear of one with gyroscopes, accelerometers, and radar.  ;D

Edit: I see Lightmaster was thinking the same thing I was. Great minds think alike!

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I love the look... but I can't help but imagine how dirty those rubber grip areas will look in very short order.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark.II delayed again + 1Dx replacement mentioned.
« on: April 16, 2014, 06:26:18 PM »
Where's the real world weakness of aps against FF ? I find it's the high ISO Performance. From a marketing point of view FF can probably stand on its larger size benefit so Canon could afford to improve aps low light performance without taking too much away from potential new FF sales. How about an aps-c sensor with larger pixels, using the latest tech but still keep a resolution of around 14 to 16 mp.
+1 I really like this idea.
The only thing which has kept me from pulling the trigger on a 70D is seeing if the 7D2 will have improved high ISO performance over all the other APS-C sensors Canon's released so far. If the 7D2 can magically narrow the gap between the FF and APS-C low-light performance they'll have a sale here. And if they 7D2 underwhelms, it's more likely I'll be able to pick up the 70D at a lower price in the future (at this pace, we seem to be talking 2015-2016 time frame  :P). But I'm willing to wait as I don't "need" another camera right now.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Louis Vuitton bag
« on: March 03, 2014, 01:17:20 PM »
What overpriced crap. >:( Now a Gucci camera bag would be TOTALLY worth it.  ::)

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Photography Technique / Re: Photography fail moments !!!
« on: February 07, 2014, 10:38:07 AM »
I was recently traveling and was in the aisle seat. The pilot announced that we were flying over Mumbai. The lady in the window seat whipped out a 70D from her bag, flash popped on and she proceeded to take photos of Mumbai from about 10000 ft with the flash on.

I still remember the shock on her face when she checked the LCD after taking the photos and them commenting ... This is supposed to be a good camera!!!  :o

FACEPALM !!!
I'm guessing you left out the part where you politely showed her how to get the shot she was trying. ;) Even with my limited skills and experience, I have been able to help out quite a few people who were trying to capture special moments (kid's sports, special events, group photos, etc.). It's an incredible look on someone's face when you show them what they can achieve with their "crappy" cameras if they take some time to learn more about it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Hybrid Viewfinder Coming To Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: January 15, 2014, 10:49:05 AM »
Sounds interesting. If true, does that mean Canon thinks this development (hybrid viewfinder) somehow eclipses the touch focus (by introducing it in 7DII instead of 70D)? Or maybe it is just another option. But I fail to see what is the big advantage of the hybrid viewfinder over the larger back screen (other than power consumption/visability in adversely bright situations).

I'm sure someone smarter than me (low threshold) can point out the additional advantages.  ;D

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