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Canon General / Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: September 23, 2013, 07:51:56 AM »
I donĀ“t like the plastic body of the lens.   

Me neither, same thing with the 100L - but was Canon seriously thinking about releasing a metal body, or are they set on releasing plastic lenses from now on?

These plastic shells are very strong and will last as long as you will,Nikon has also started to use this technique ..

Canon General / Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: September 23, 2013, 06:04:54 AM »

More evidence that Canon has ceased to be a leader when it comes to lenses.

If Canon were smart they would bring out this lens at the 24-70/2.8II price and drop the price of the non-IS v2 lens by $600 or so.

Then everyone that bought the non-IS version would sell their current lens and buy the new one.

Great way to get everyone to buy two lenses :->

Then again, they may not need to drop the non-IS v2 lens price by that much...

Sorry but I can't take this comment seriously,I use Leica,Nikon and Hasselblad as well as Canon so no fanboy here.. but Canon has a fantastic collection of glass. the MPE-65mm is completely unique,the best 24-70 and 70-200's on the market,amazing super teles the best TS lenses... the 8-15mm fisheye zoom is another unique lens... and we can be sure that more great glass is on the way... As for the 24-70is,well I don't need the i.s but wedding snappers and event guys will like it..

Lenses / Re: Recommend websites for lens reviews
« on: September 18, 2013, 04:06:42 AM » Is one of the best lens tester's on the web,it's a paywall site but the way the lenses are tested and compared is very good.. he deals with every aspect of the lens,focus shift and flare,field curvature etc..recommended

I thought this looks interesting as an alternative to photoshop...

Looks like On one have been working hard to seize the opportunity that this subscription nonsense has presented them.

A strong alternative to LR is Capture one pro 7 which i find does a great job on Canon file's. Download a free trial here.

It's nice to have alternative's to Adobe and their tricks..

A bit off topic, but I'm curious why people buy Lightroom if they have Photoshop.

I tried it a few years ago and hated its file management system. Maybe I'm just used to Bridge, but it seems to fit my needs better.

Even Adobe admits Lightroom doesn't do anything that can't be done in Camera Raw. If you use smart objects, they open in Camera Raw and not Lightroom, so you end up using Camera Raw for any smart object edits anyway.

I'm told it has some advantages for batch processing that makes it easier if you are trying to manage large collections, but for a hobbyist, I just don't get it.

What am I missing?

In short LR is also a DAM app (digital asset management) and PS isn't.PS is also far more complex and capable for advanced editing and complex composite's.

Adobe is just trying to lure people with this price but once you take the bait you will be shafted later when price's go up,better of sticking with CS6,it does everything and should last for a long time yet.

And the more of us that stay away from this Creative Subscription crap the more Adobe is to revert to the perpetual license model.

Cloud is ok for some people are having the option is fine,but by removing the option Adobe is trying to manipulate us and force out hand.. I'm staying out.

Nice try Adobe.. just stop messing about and sell us the license just like before this cloud nonsense,Cloud might work for some people but it's not for everyone,I prefer clear skies..  :)

Canon General / Re: EF 800 f/5.6L IS II [CR2]
« on: September 03, 2013, 11:44:33 AM »
I always wonder who buy such lenses :o Of course, I would like to try it (on 1dx, which I also do not have :) ) From practical reasons such lenses are too much expensive as well as I do not know any other application means except for bird photography (which is not paying off).

It would be very interesting to hear from people who own such lenses the reasons why they bought them and where they use them. I am 99% sure that nobody in my country (Lithuania) has such lenses.

Paparazzi love these lenses.. check out the shots of Kate Middleton in her swimsuit on holiday in france,a lens like this was used.. and those shots earned a lot of money..

Canon General / Re: EF 800 f/5.6L IS II [CR2]
« on: September 03, 2013, 08:05:39 AM »
I had this lens for 4years,I sold it to buy the new Nikon 800,the Nikon is far better than the Canon so i think any Canon user in the Market for an 800 will be glad to see this update,If it had been released already I probably would have bought it as I prefer the EF mount to the F mount..

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« on: September 01, 2013, 08:15:56 AM »
If you don't need the frame rate buy the 5dmk3.. it's much cheaper and you can spend the extra cash on glass,the 1DX is also very heavy..

Lenses / Re: Lens flare.... I want it! :)
« on: August 03, 2013, 08:05:31 AM »
What is the best lens to choose for crazy, out-of-this-world, over-the-top, almost obstructive flare! :)

I hear the FL 55 1.2 gets some nice flare?

I know i could fake it in PS, but i like to get the best i can in in camera...  any opinions/advice?

If you don't mind using a converter try the nikon 85 1.8G.. the flare is what you are looking for due to lack of nano coating...

Lenses / Re: New Tilt-Shifts in 2014, Other EF Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« on: July 11, 2013, 10:03:07 PM »
You guys better start saving your greenbacks,next years is gonna be very tempting for canon users.... :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 10, 2013, 05:56:09 PM »
I got a question please guys.

Most photographers I know don't put much stock into the number of megapixels, often citing printing size as the sole benefit.

Is this true? Is there really nothing else to megapixels other than printing size?

Not true,higher res files look sharper,you can crop them and also down sample for a cleaner superior file..,only real downside is large file's and high res sensor's are more demanding on the glass...

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« on: June 27, 2013, 03:18:16 AM »

This is a short article comparing the 600mkii with extender to the 800...

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