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Any word on release date and price???  I think my sister would really enjoy this lens.

Does anyone but me find it bizarre that the APS-c version is actually wider than the full-frame version?  If they could make this one 16mm, it seems like they could have made the full-frame version 24mm.

Nope, just you...  :P

I'm sure it will have something to do with optic design, given the fact that canon only made a 28-300 too. Also, 16mm = 25.6mm on FF, which is closer to 28 than 24 in FF equivalent (just)! :)

Lets see how this actually stacks up against the 28-300L...  when that information comes out I will give this lens a second look. Until then, I am filling it in the 'could be interesting' pile. Like any new lens, lets see how it performs in the real world, and see what 1st round production problems it has! ;)

Good for the travel enthusiasts who like one lens set-ups!

Lenses / Re: More EF pancakes?
« on: February 06, 2014, 04:45:20 AM »
Sigh...  I am starting to think the same... I think it is a shame though, as i am sure a 20mm pancake would be as well received as the 40.

Well, i hope you are all wrong, but i'm not holding my breath!

Software & Accessories / Re: Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Tripod Plate
« on: February 05, 2014, 05:49:23 AM »
I have one and use it with 70-200L IS II as well, the "knob" is quite far from the lens' tripod mount itself but depending on what sort of head and quick release you use it might still get in the way. I use Manfrotto 322RC2 head mostly and its locking arm requires a bit trickery as it's between the mount and the "knob", but is usable.

Thanks! :)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 150-600 Shootout via LensRentals.com
« on: February 05, 2014, 05:09:03 AM »
I am interested in this lens, but want to see how it matched up at 600mm against
i) 300L f/2.8 IS I and II +2xTC
ii) 100-400L +1.4xTC (560mm, but close enough)

TDP, put this up on your lens IQ tool please! :)

Software & Accessories / Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Tripod Plate
« on: February 04, 2014, 06:04:32 AM »
Hi all,

I was interested in using this in conjunction with my blackrapid system, but does "the knob" (for better words)  not get in the way of of lens tripod mounts??? e.g. will it not get in the way of the 70-200L IS II tripod mount?


Has anyone had any experience with this... 



Lenses / Re: Lens filters or not?
« on: February 04, 2014, 12:59:43 AM »
I use them on almost all of my lenses and i am glad i do (do not have enough for all my lenses at the same time).

I was once shooting and a stone got kicked up by a passing car and hit my lens head on, cracking my filter but leaving my lens untouched. I don't know what would have happened if i had not had the filter on, but since then, i have one on! If i want to mount a CPL filter on, i just switch them (or stack them if not too wide). Also, some L lenses need them to complete their weather sealing.

I have some HOYA HDs and B+W MRCs. I have tested with and without and see no difference in the image quality from my eyes, which is what i use and is therefore fine for me! :)

All my L lenses are 77mm thread. When i need an 82, i will buy a filter accordingly. People who say they see a difference in sharpness (flair is a different matter and can be resolved by removing the filter temporally if so desired) are either using poor quality filters (stupid) or pixel peep to an unhealthy extent (just my opinion).

At the least, i have 1 filter with me at all times that i can put on my lens if conditions warrant it.

Lenses / Re: 24-70/2.8 Canon or Tamron: Which did you choose and why?
« on: February 03, 2014, 08:14:22 AM »
The polarization in this topic to me clearly shows that there is a big difference in people's personal preference when it comes to subjective lens qualities that determine the way a lens 'draws'. Sometimes a lens that is technically imperfect makes better pictures, something that is personal and difficult to quantify. Maybe the 24-70 II is too perfect, too clinical?

Rent both and see which one suits you best? crappy advice i know, but I find it helps to see what you think of the lenses IN YOUR OWN HANDS! :) Rent both for a weekend, and do your own impressions.

Lenses / Re: 24-70/2.8 Canon or Tamron: Which did you choose and why?
« on: February 03, 2014, 01:42:59 AM »
Neither...  I kept my 24-105, and bought a 24 f/1.4.  I am keeping my zoom for travel/ease, and getting primes for quality! :)  Though I can see that once i get all my primes (just a couple more) I will be facing the same dilemma! :)

Regional Boards / Re: Anyone from India?
« on: February 03, 2014, 01:40:40 AM »
I am British, but live and work in Bangalore, India (for the last couple of years) and will be for another 3.


Sell the EF-S lens, you'll get a good price for it! lenses hold their value! Pick up the 6D and enjoy the joys of FF! :)

Put the cash from the EF-S to the 6D or even better yet, some new FF glass! But be warned...  getting a FF DSLR is a gateway to some expensive glass! ;)

Lenses / More EF pancakes?
« on: January 30, 2014, 01:48:39 AM »
Do you think there are going to be more pancake lenses (EF mount)? The shorty-forty appeared to be a great success...  I'm hoping it will spur canon to make others... ~20mm would be nice, especially attached to the 100D!

I know Voigtlander has there Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5 II, but a nice AF version would be great!

Lenses / Re: Canon 135mm or Tamron 24-70mm
« on: January 17, 2014, 05:49:07 AM »
My advice, wait for this new Sig 50mm 1.4 art lens.

+1 great idea!

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