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Lenses / Re: List of rumored lenses
« on: November 15, 2012, 10:34:05 AM »
Why is it that so many people want an EF 24-70mm lens with IS ?

There's been reports of QC issues with the current EF 24-70mm (focusing problems, etc.).

Also, an H-IS version of this mid-range zoom would give you more control in low-light situations.

Two more reasons:
1-If it was H-IS, it would be even better for video, and video seems to be big for Canon (and growing for that matter).

2-Some people like to use that nice sharp lens stopped down sometimes (say for landscape), but they don't always have a tripod (happens to me all the time); IS could be really handy in a situation like that.  It is basically taking one of the most used lenses, and giving it one more tool.

But the 24-70 is a portrait lens, canon wants pros to invest in other gear. And if you really want to stop down for landscapes, you will use a tripod, or otherwise use flash. Get the 24-70 f4 is if the is, and stopped down sharpness is important. This lens and the 85mm 1.2 are some of the lenses that I wished they didn't put on aperture blades, if you need to stop down, there is an alternative.

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The 17mm and the 17-40 for your trip.
-the ts-e is a ts-e, you'll need it for the sharpness and the tilt/shift effect
The 17-40 will work for trave, plus you can stop it down more

-keep the 14mm it has less distortion than any of your other lenses at their minimum zoom
-16-35 vs. 16-28 tricky

The 16-35 is able to hold filters, and has the extra 7mm at the long end. But the 16-35 is designed more for portraits.
The 16-28 is comparable to the Nikon 14-24 2.8, and has less vinyetting.
If you intent to have a landscape lens, keep the 16-28, sell the 16-35, and buy some filter holder equipment.
I'd keep the 16-28 if you like it
You'll have a pretty good set up
17mm ts-e:your tilt shift "master" lens
17-40: go everywhere do everything wide-angle/portrait zoom
14mm:stellar ultra wide angle, designed for landscapes, and scenery, really sharp. It will be your ts-e 17mm with af
16-28: the best landscape zoom, best for landscapes, scenery, wide-images, etc. for those situations wher composition is important.

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I honestly don't believe so sorry, they want to get people who want the 600rt to buy a new dslr. Although if you like the 1d mark iv for for the crop, the supposed 7d mark ii should fit your needs. Selling your 1d mark iv could get you a 5d iii and the 7d. Sorry to break the bad news, but Canon is trying to pull money out of people since they can't make a billion any more.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Help me decide: 270EXII vs 90EX
« on: November 14, 2012, 03:04:47 PM »
Sorry again, in final, get the 270"ex ii, it is ok on camera for what you'll be using it for rather than the 430. If you really wan to attempt off camera, get some yongnuo rf603 or cactus v5 triggers

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Lenses / Re: Why The EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Delay?
« on: November 13, 2012, 08:40:58 AM »
It couldn't be that it is in the way when dismounting the lens?

I would think so, I've heard that there is some issue with the teleconverters movement with dismounting.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Dslr upgrade: I found my Niche
« on: November 12, 2012, 07:35:41 PM »
Thank you so much, I guess I may just have to find a better cover for onthe boat.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Help me decide: 270EXII vs 90EX
« on: November 12, 2012, 07:33:08 PM »
Sorry about before, I was under the interpretation you had a 430 ex ii. I just really don't like the 270 ex ii, and the 90ex on a dslr confuses me.

I really strongly advise against either still, I'd really recomend a 430 ex,as you "first foot in" of even a Nissin which are nice.

But for the two you're talking about, I'd say the 270 for the hell of it. It's honestly everything the 90 is and better, with the exception of it fitting in a tight pocket. Getting some cheap triggers will make a great side light setup.

And again, I apologize, I understand what's going on. I had to decide between the 430 ex ii and the 580 ex ii, for my first flash. I went with the 430 in case I decided off camera wasn't for me. I used some third party triggers valley twinlink, and I used them enough where I was going to buy a 580, and some pocket wizards. But, now that I've realized that lighting and studio isn't my thing, I keep the 430 as a flash for award ceremonies and events, but other wise, they Aret that important.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Dslr upgrade: I found my Niche
« on: November 12, 2012, 05:35:43 PM »
Also, at this point, I'm having some issue considering the 5d mark iii, could you guys evaluate that?
And also, if this is a too difficult of a situation, do you think that this could just be an excuse to get a 1dx and be done?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Dslr upgrade: I found my Niche
« on: November 12, 2012, 05:22:19 PM »
Hey guys, I've found what I specialize at, and I'm looking to upgrade.
I'm now specializing in sailing(action sports), and I enjoy portraits and landscapes. Im trying to decide on a dslr, and it's hard to decide.

What I need:
-aps-h or full-frame sensor: I can maneuver close enough to boats where I can use a 70-200 at 200mm, or I can use my 2x extender
-good focusing: the sailors are moving fast
-good ISO performance: I need high shutter speeds, at f4 and 5.6 if I use my extenders. Fps isn't a big deal, 5-8 works.

I'd prefer the 1d series due to the bulk since the weight will prevent shake, and the weather sealing is important, even though I'll have a cover, I don't want to take any chances.
I'm wavering between the 1diii, iiis, and 1div.
I really don't want to go to the mark ii, because even my friend who owns one is confused by it.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Help me decide: 270EXII vs 90EX
« on: November 12, 2012, 04:03:11 PM »
Honestly, this is a stupid question.
If you really need a second master flash, go for a 580 ex ii, or get ome pocket wizards.

What you are asking is...
270 ex ii(same as a pop up flash as a second flash, and then just get a transmitter,) or a 90 ex (designed for a mirror less camera, that is an excuse for a master.)

If you really want to add a second flash to your line up, you need to fork in some money. A 580 ex ii is about $400, or a 430 and the pocket wizard flex and mini with etttl capabilities are aroun $550.

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Lenses / Re: 6d Kid Lens
« on: November 06, 2012, 09:11:37 PM »
I think they will drop the price to 800-1000 if you buy it with the 6d, I think it will be a $3,000 kit. They are giving the $1,499 price for the lens alone to promote the 6d, because amateurs either want a 6d or a 24-70. So, they promote a "steal" getting people to buy the 6d and the 24-70 f4 is together, the 24-105 will remain the walk around king, but they want to give ameutures a 24-70 option, so it is a true junior kit.

6d + 17-40 (or whatever replaces it, maybe a 12-24 f4?) + 24-70 f4 is + 70-200 f4 is (mark ii)???)

Canon is just trying to market both product with a kit. People who want a entry level ff want a 5d ii, and those who want a 24-70, want a 24-70 2.8 1. So canon wants to kill two birds with one stone, by getting people to buy the 6d, and a 24-70 f4 is which is as sharp as the 2.8 ii.

They want to sell the 6d and 24-70 f4 for the equivalent of a 5d mark ii and a 24-70 2.8 1 for the same price, and trick people into thinking its a steal, because if you want to buy one, you might as well buy the other.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70/4 MFT charts
« on: November 06, 2012, 12:05:07 PM »
The 24-70 f4 IS is canons IPAD MINI, they are targeting a specific crowd, amateurs. People who buy the 24-105 buy it for the is rather than the straight reach, and all the amateurs buying a 6d probably are wannabes portrait shooters, so they go for a 24-70, its a cheaper alternative for a 24-70, not a 24-105 replacement, canon isn't expecting everyone to love it.

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Lenses / Re: Hold out for EF 35/2 IS or jump in with classic 35 1.4L
« on: November 06, 2012, 11:59:47 AM »
The 35mm f2 will be better stopped down sharpness wise, but for 1.4-2, the 35mm 1.4 will be better, so for that light, it will be good, weight wise, we really won't see a difference, it's just a matter of what your use will be.

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Lenses / Re: Post your wishlist for to-be-released lenses
« on: November 05, 2012, 08:11:35 PM »
Canon 14-24 2.8
Canon 12-24 f4
Canon 85mm 1.8 ii
Canon 50mm 1.4 ii
Canon 70-200 f4 is ii
Canon 300mm f4 1.4x
Maybe some 18-105 range f3.5 zoom for ef-s

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Lenses / Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« on: November 04, 2012, 08:25:16 AM »
I wouldn't put it past Canon to make a new EF 50mm f/1.8 IS USM intended for video.
Or why not EF 50mm f/2.8 IS USM for $700, in line with recent trends.

I agree, a 2.8 is will be a good beginners lens, especially since the new iso capabilities are decent enough for 2.8 in low-light. But it will likely be a replacement of the 50mm 2.8 macro and cost around $500. The 1.8 ii will stay the same, as it is pretty good The 1.4 probably won't have is, it will probably cost around $500, and will hopefully better the 1.8 stopped down.

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