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Lenses / Re: Is This a Canon EF 11-24 f/4L?
« on: September 17, 2014, 08:56:53 PM »
11-24/4 vs 14-24/2.8?
Interesting dilemma. A good one to have to ponder over ;)

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who ever wants to have a NX1 over the 7D2 should get their eyes checked. the thing looks worse than a bucket of smashed vaginas.

what is this, 1990's?
http://www.dpreview.com/previews/samsung-nx1/5

I don't know if 7DII and the NX1 are really head-to-head competitors. The NX1 looks good on paper for its specific segment, though. Samsung is an ambitious company- it remains to be seen what they do next.

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You're kidding me!!!  :o
Why not in the US?  :'(

Dunno... we're closer to Santa Claus?..

I'm thinking I get to test drive a 7d2 and 24-70/4 L lens then sell it off for a profit on eBay. :}

The 24-70 will be cheaper than their new standard zoom  :o
AND I get to keep the jacket!  ;)

Don't tell me you're not planning on putting those amazing skins on all your iPhones and iPads.
But seriously, great deal...

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Lenses / Re: Choose your Weapon: Ultra Wide Zooms for Canon
« on: September 17, 2014, 03:35:18 PM »
My current UWA lens is the Samyang/Rokinon 14 f/2.8.  Great lens.  But, I am considering adding either the EF 16-35 f/4 IS or the TS-E 17 mm or just holding steady....

Do both! Do both!
Holding steady? Do you mean your wallet or the lens???

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Lenses / Re: Lenses that you want Canon to release next
« on: September 17, 2014, 03:33:38 PM »
A version of the 70-300 IS USM lens that isn't rubbish and doesn't cost over $1000.

And I'd like some low calorie ribeye steak, too.

It's called eye fillet steak (very low fat.)

Interesting. One learns something every day.
It also seems you're from Australia. Right guess?

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Lenses / Re: Lenses that you want Canon to release next
« on: September 17, 2014, 03:28:13 PM »
A version of the 70-300 IS USM lens that isn't rubbish and doesn't cost over $1000.

And I'd like some low calorie ribeye steak, too.

It is far from out of the question. A full frame 70-300 STM has been rumoured (I think I remember a patent), and would be a logical follow up to the 24-105 STM.If it has a non rotating filter and good IQ (as recent STM lenses for EF-S), it will only lack the USM, external appearance and high price of the 70-300L.

Logic says that it will come, but only if willing to sacrifice USM for the silent but slower STM. I would have settled for that instead of stretching to the wonderful L, if the existing non-L USM had not been so dissapointing in so many ways.

I had waited for that lens for a long time following logic, and still am. But I am less than hopeful. Canon has tiered it such that people are forced to buy the more expensive lens if they want quality or go bust. The non-L has so many issues- ergonomics, no true ring USM, few aperture blades, rotating front element. It was just a difficult lens to love. But then I have had the same feeling about the 50/1.4 and that seems to go on without replacement for ages.
Your idea about an STM makes sense. But having used STM lenses, I don't think I'd want one if I am shooting birds or sports- it's just too slow. So even if it comes out, I'd not benefit from it.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Accessory question
« on: September 17, 2014, 03:19:44 PM »
I think I will hold off the EF-EF-M adapter.
Amazon had it for $60 a few weeks back and I ordered but later canceled it.  I can't ever see myself using the adapter - the whole idea (for me) of the M is that it's tiny.  Adding the adapter and my L glass would make it ridiculous.  I carry a 5DIII (or 1D X depending on the shoot) as a back up body, but for those who carry the M for that purpose, I could see the purpose of the adapter.

Ok, that's exactly what I was thinking. I do carry a 5Dc as a back up when needed, so I still couldn't visualize using the M for that purpose.
I mean, when is an APS-C camera useful as a back up to a FF?
1. When extending reach. And I remember both during a concert and a friend's graduation ceremony I was bummed by the distance. So I could have used the lenses (the 135L and the 70-200 II) with the M instead. But I could have used them with the 1.4x III as well, and I have that piece of equipment already. I suppose I could use both however, which brings me back to an advantage in getting the adapter...
2. If I forget a back up body. Unlikely. If I need a back up, I will carry a back up.
3. If I want telephoto video... now that is another possibility. I hardly if ever use my 5DIII for video and the M is quite a nice video camera. Ok... now I am inclining towards getting the adapter... :-\

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You're kidding me!!!  :o
Why not in the US?  :'(

Dunno... we're closer to Santa Claus?..

I'm thinking I get to test drive a 7d2 and 24-70/4 L lens then sell it off for a profit on eBay. :}

The 24-70 will be cheaper than their new standard zoom  :o

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Lenses / Re: Choose your Weapon: Ultra Wide Zooms for Canon
« on: September 17, 2014, 01:45:43 AM »
Can't really vote on this one. The one I have and use a lot is my only EF-S, the 10-22. I only regret that it's one lens I never will be able to carry over to a - imagined, and longed for - FF camera. If they release it with EF mount and make it slightly faster, I will be all over it like flies on a turd.

I was in the same situation when I moved to FF. However, I realized 24mm is a lot wider than 17mm on an APS-C (I had the 17-55).
When I need to go wider, the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 and TS-E 17mm both offer more unique options. I might still get a UWA zoom but I will wait well into 2015 before I do, and it will possibly be a 16-35 refurb'd.

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Lenses / Re: Lenses that you want Canon to release next
« on: September 17, 2014, 01:42:36 AM »
1) 100-400 L F4.5-5.6 IS II
2) 135 L F2.0 IS II


FYI, if it has IS, it won't be a vII. It will just be 135mm f/2L IS USM.

I think there is zero chance of their being a 135mm f/1.8L IS USM and very little chance of a 135mm f/2L II USM, but there could be a 135mm f/2L IS USM.

I would love a 85mm f/1.4L USM, but there is little chance of that, too.

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Lenses / Re: Lenses that you want Canon to release next
« on: September 17, 2014, 01:35:51 AM »
A version of the 70-300 IS USM lens that isn't rubbish and doesn't cost over $1000.

And I'd like some low calorie ribeye steak, too.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Pablo Escobar, Canon Shooter
« on: September 17, 2014, 01:03:38 AM »
Did the drug lord really shoot Canon, or is it just a movie prop?

I wouldn't know, but I do know just because you're a mass-murdering bastard doesn't mean you cannot acquire good taste along the way :-o. The interesting question is: If you've really got so much money to spend, what would you buy? Leica?

What do you mean? The company or a camera?

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Considering the very enticing pre-order deal on the 7d2, at least here in Canada, or Chinada since out PM just sold the place out from under us, I might order it, play with it, and still be able to sell it without losing anything but time if I don't like it.

www.canonfeatures.ca/EOS-7D-MarkII/pre-order

You're kidding me!!!  :o
Why not in the US?  :'(

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Lenses / Re: 100-400mm and more DO lenses confirmed
« on: September 17, 2014, 12:59:45 AM »
Unfortunately, Chuck Westfall also stated on camera that Canon is concerned about illumination (or lack thereof) of AF points in AI Servo mode in the 5DIII and will definitely do something about it, except Canon didn't. Canon USA is a subsidiary of Canon Inc. and it seems big daddy doesn't always keep li'l champ in the loop...

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Lenses / Re: EF11-24mm F4L listed on a Japanese site
« on: September 16, 2014, 03:35:00 PM »
The 17 TS-E when shifted makes an 11mm rectilinear panorama. So the front elements should be similar.

Ok, I oversimplified. The bulge is similar, but the look is different due to the elements inside the front element. Wouldn't you agree?

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