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Doubt it.  :o would be a bit of an oxymoron to me...  not saying that it might not happen though! :)

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS M Stock & Shipping Update
« on: July 18, 2013, 01:42:59 AM »
Lets face it, no matter how good the camera is it was not priced competitively with the competition. Well, not until the recent "fire sale" deals anyway. It sounds like they are clearing stock for the M2, something which might justify the price tag that canon wants pinned to it. It is not dead, but I think they realise the M did not match people expectations and are probably moving the line along quicker than anticipated in order to grab a slice of the mirrorless pie!

Just my thoughts...  :) ;D

Lenses / Re: Next purchase?
« on: July 16, 2013, 04:15:23 AM »
I used my 17-55 almost 90% of the time.....  that was unitl i got the 70-200 2.8 IS II...  it is a tough choice, but i would say keep your 17-85 and get the 70-200! :)

Lenses / Re: Bokeh: better f/2.8 wide open than f/1.4 stopped down?
« on: July 16, 2013, 04:08:58 AM »
In short, keep doing maths and get good at estimating distances and very wide aperture become more than a 1 eye focus machine.

+1....  Maths is key... There is actually an app for that on your phone...  you tell it your camera, lens, shooting dist etc and it will tell you the depth of the focal plane...  i played with it until i got a feel for my lenses. :)

Lenses / Re: What lens delivers the strongest background blur?
« on: July 16, 2013, 04:02:31 AM »
Interesting comparison of lenses...  thanks for taking the time and effort. Much appreciated!  :)

I guess 2 years...  the theoretical cycle time of xxD's.

Lenses / Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to North America?
« on: July 12, 2013, 11:29:40 AM »
weird!  ???

Lenses / Re: Just got my 135L!
« on: July 12, 2013, 05:49:35 AM »
Congrats...  and thanks all for an entertaining whine.

Lenses / Re: 50mm Primes that don't suck wide open?
« on: July 12, 2013, 05:35:35 AM »
Keep the 50 and see how you like it on FF...  at 2.8 there is little difference between it and the 40, but you also get the option of opening it up if you really need to, something the 40 can't!

If you did not already have the 50, i would have said get the 40...  :P

Lenses / Re: Euro Trip Lens selection.
« on: July 10, 2013, 01:38:54 AM »
Nice shots...  and thanks for the stats of lens use. :)

Lenses / Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« on: July 10, 2013, 01:37:53 AM »
Sold my 17-55...  sad to see it go, been through a lot with it, but happy to have the cash!

Why not convert your 450d to do IR? It may open a whole new world of creativeness for you.

I had long since thought about this...  might look into a place that can convert it here (India).

Lenses / Re: Focal Reducer
« on: July 09, 2013, 07:07:24 AM »
For my 8" f/10 Intes Maksutov, it changes the optic from a 2000mm f/10 to a 1360mm f/6.3. This particular one works both with CCD cameras AND visually. There are some that will change this to a 1100mm f/5.5 or to 550mm f/3.3 but these are for CCD use only.

Thanks for the clarification.

Lenses / Re: EOS - trip in the desert: dust
« on: July 08, 2013, 02:27:56 AM »
Thanks a lot...!

Do you recommend lens filters?

I would always use a UV filter by the sea because salt gets stuck on the front element constantly and it is pretty abrasive when you wipe it off unless you use some kind of cleaning liquid. That it completes the weather sealing on the 70-200 is also nice and I imagine that will be your most used lens when shooting surfers.

+1...  Enjoy! :)

EOS Bodies / Re: So I made the jump to FF - now what?
« on: July 07, 2013, 11:51:19 PM »
I would probably say save up until you have better idea of what you want, then you can have more choice with a larger budget...  You will quickly realise if you need more width or length... :)

But if you really want to get something, I can understand that, then the 70-300L would be my choice!


EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 07, 2013, 11:38:49 PM »
To be able to use current EF and/or EF-S lenses is a nice feature, however, I still want pancake lenses to go with mirrorless cameras.

+1...  being able to attach you EF/Ef-S lenses to it is great indeed, and a feature that was required, but equally (or more so) is the need for smaller, lighter lenses to go with the smaller lighter body... I want a pancake feast...  preferably EF!!!  :D Bring out pancakes at all the physically available focus lengths, no matter how odd (40mm wasn't exactly normal)!

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