« on: January 23, 2014, 12:22:16 AM »
Thanks for posting this I was waiting for news on the Samyang filter holder. It would be nice to have an ND ability, even just a few stops is fine with me.
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In europe its stabilizing on 999£ / 1199€. I've seen someone reporting a 949£ price tag, that's a good price.
I'm sure it will go below 900£/1000€ after the first wave of orders have shipped.
My ex-boss just emailed me again a few minutes ago, saying that the price is now JPY 123800 (US$1188) with one week delivery ... earlier it was JPY 107,820 (US$ 1036), but they changed the delivery timing as 1 to 3 months.I think it has a high probability of getting a price hike, especially if they are selling it at a loss for brand recognition ... seeing how popular this lens turned out to be, in such a short time, I wouldn't be surprised if they raise the price. My ex-boss (who is bringing the lens for me next month) just sent me an email saying that the seller on Amazon (Japan) has changed his shipping time from 1 to 3 months (earlier it was 1 to 2 weeks) ... so he is now looking for other sellers who can deliver before he leaves from Japan.This lens is going to be in short supply and a big seller for a long time. It's appealing for two distinct types of photogs, those like the reviewer that don't primarily use the long lenses and those that do who want a packable alternative.
I think you are probably right. We saw the warning signs when it jumped to the top of the best selling charts in Japan. I think it will take several months before supply stabilizes. I won't be able to get one for myself (to own) for a while, although I will get another run with a loaner in February.
I find it encouraging that other reviewers are coming to similar conclusions with me. I think that will help those interested to feel more confident about moving ahead.
The patent for the 135mm says f/2.8 not f/2I hope that's not the lens they actually release, although it would save me a ton of money. Very sad indeed if it turns out to be a f/2.8 lens
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If you have 1000$ to spend, you can get a 17-55 or a 24-105 and use them for your 7d.
Or you could sell the 7d and buy a 6d & 24-105 kit for more less the same price.
Only advantages of your 7d are speed and better AF. Your current 17-85 is f5.6 at the long end, and the new lens is f4.0. A 6d gives you about 1.5 stops of low light capability and shallow depth of field, and the lens gives you another one at the long end.
if you want to change your 50 1.8 you can replace it by a 85 1.8 for about the same Price, and this one is said to be really good (i dont own it).
Thanks all for the informative responses. I think I'm ready to scratch the idea of the 24-105 (17-55 wins here by something like 15 to 2).
I'll definitely get the 50mm 1.4, because I've loved using my 1.8. If I aim for a really limited set up, does the 17-55 2.8 complement the 50mm 1.4? I'd definitely be open to alternatives, like the 15-85, if it gives my photography more scope?
I think I basically want one of these set ups:
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens
Canon EF 50mm - f/1.4 USM Lens
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Lens?
Canon EF-S 15-85 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
Canon EF 50mm - f/1.4 USM Lens
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Lens?
How do either of those sound for me? Anything missing?
Thanks a lot people
You're bound to run into confusion when you have (a) too many cameras simultaneously on the market, (b) when you release cameras too rapidly. The EOS 100D came out in 2013 ... it's an "entry-level" camera, so the EOS 150D should be here this year, as well as the 750D ... what happens in 2017 (the new 300D) and 2019 (the new 100D or 1000D or 000D)? Plus, eventually the 5D and the 1D series will reach Mark L and even more eventually Mark C level. But before then, there'll be the Mark XXXVIII and, fitting for the 1D series, the Mark XL.
You forgot about the 100D/SL1. What will happen to the x0D line after the 80D and 90D?
Canon EOS naming scheme on Wikipedia:
Yeah, sorry. Totally don't agree that the 5D line is "prosumer". It is extensively used by literal professionals in the wedding and portraiture arenas. There is no question that the 5D is professional. The 7D, while not as often used by professionals as a primary camera, is frequently used by professionals as a backup. Additionally, the feature set wise, the 7D has the closest featureset to the 1D line.
I have to agree with the manufacturer. I know a lot of pros use the 5D, it is a great camera, but it also extremely popular with consumers, especially here in Asia Pacific, which by definition makes it prosumer. Nothing wrong with that, it is an amazing camera.
As for the OP, I think 7D mark II as a name, works well.
By that logic, the 1DX could be classified 'prosumer'. There are many people on this board that own the 1DX, but aren't "professional" photographers. Hell, there are those out there(you know who I'm referring to ) that classify ALL 35mm cameras as consumer.
Will it work with RAW, and how to get RAW transferred onto the iPad?
Importing RAW onto an iPad works the same as importing JPEG. I assume you'd use the USB or SD card - dock/lightning adapters to connect the camera and import them into LR just like you do with the iOS photo app.
After I read this Post , which start by Mr. DaveMiko, The More I read, The More I understand my self----NO, I am not and will not BE THE PRO. As My Understand that " THE PRO buy their equipment as need to serve their Duty/ Functions as they make their living from the products by that equipment. And the equipments that they buy must in their budget and made profits for them too.
For me( and Some minority of CR. Members ? ) always buy the new equipment after the company improve their new products/ equipment, just 10 cents of It's better Quality, and WE HAVE A HEART TO SPEND $ 1000 US DOLLARS MORE , for the equipment that ALMOST THE SAME QUALITY OF OUR OLD EQUIPMENT AND HOPE TO GET BETTER AND SHARPER PHOTOS---YES, We have 90% Pure Heart but only 10% BRAIN, to create our happiness but less money in our pocket.
Just want to have FUN to talk with you.
Have a great weekend.
2. I can totally get the not-sure-where-to-go-with-my-photography part. Same here. It's not a "real" job but still something I like on the side. And the little income here and there is really more for the satisfaction of it if that makes sense. Weddings? Yeah, they can pay really well comparatively speaking - I hear. Still doesn't interest me. Dealing with crazy mother of brides? Thanks. Been there done that back in the days as a DJ during college.LOL - no weddings for me, either, and I still don't know what kind of photographer I am, either. I own a kit that's ideal for event/wedding photography but have little interest in it. I love nature photography. I sell landscape & wildlife prints, but make most of my photo money shooting architecture & lifestyle stuff. I love shooting portraits, but never seem to find the time. I have lights but no studio, and the list goes on... Someday I'll figure it out. Until then, I'll just have fun trying to decide what I want to shoot
But if you decide to do so may I ask if you have proper liability insurance etc? If not spend your money maybe on that first before buying another lens...