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I am thinking Sigma will do an extensive overhaul of their lenses now to match their new "philosophy". I was thinking of picking up a 85mm f/1.4 but I don't know if now is the right time.

EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon user Swapping to Canon with a 5D3
« on: September 02, 2012, 05:24:45 PM »
Too many people get tunnel vision with DR and shoot down the 5D3 without having used both.

Actually my guess is that the most vocal people are those that haven't used either.

Canon General / Re: Taking DSLRs into olympic venues
« on: August 06, 2012, 05:56:39 PM »
That, and the fact that there are paid professionals who are doing their job. Letting everyone with a huge lens in will not only be a bother to spectators near you (potentially blocking their view if you have something that's long enough), but also risk taking away the official photographers' jobs.

I very much doubt the venue is in any way concerned over the the prospect of a photographer losing his job. Rather they know very well that without these restriction, the "official" paid photographers would probably be sitting in the stands and not paying the organizers for the "rights" to shoot.

Lenses / Re: Center Pinch Lens Caps
« on: August 03, 2012, 01:02:18 PM »
I bought a bunch from some shop on eBay and the manufacturing tolerance seemed quite loose. Some were perfect, smooth and with a good but not too firm grip while others were either too tight and squeaky or extremely weak.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 135 f/1.8L IS
« on: August 01, 2012, 03:25:24 PM »
Exactly. This image having some work done on it does not mean it is fake.

I wonder why this issue gained so much momentum with the 5D3 and 1DX when the 7D behaves the same and it's on the market for some time.
Well, whatever the reason, I'm glad that they are finally doing something to improve it.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: My Canon EOS-1D X Has Arrived!
« on: July 14, 2012, 01:14:13 AM »
Or he bought the bag to soften the reaction when he walks in with a new 7K camera.

I'm actually a civil war re-enactor and stumbled upon this site while looking for a new artillery piece.

I suspect the other way around is a much more common occurrence.    :D

Lenses / Re: Owning the Canon 200-400 f/4L Vs 400 f/2.8L II
« on: July 05, 2012, 09:08:36 PM »
Check http://www.the-digital-picture.com/ for their review of the 400. They have an image comparing background blur.

EOS Bodies / Re: How much will the 5d3 cost at the end of 2012?
« on: July 02, 2012, 07:44:43 PM »
I think $3000 for the holidays of 2012.  The d800 has been sold out and/or back ordered for over 3 months now while the 5d3 has always been available to buy with little to no wait, and THAT speaks volumes about the higher demand for the d800 vs the 5d3.  This supply demand curve will force canon to lower the price to $3k...IMO.

Nikon's supply always sucked compared to Canon. Even without a hot new product they struggled with supply on their upper tier models.

Not much shooting time with mine but so far I have no major complains. Build quality is great and everything works fine. The buttons don't feel as good as the body ones but after using it a couple of times the difference becomes transparent.

Software & Accessories / Re: Battery Grip for 7D - any suggestions?
« on: June 28, 2012, 11:40:37 AM »
It depends. The buttons are somewhat more mushy than the body buttons, but I wouldn't call them crap.

There are some additional reasons. For one, it gives a better grip and support to people with big hands even in landscape orientation. It, obviously, holds two batteries and while it may not seem like a big deal most of the time, it always seems that batteries tend to run out when the best photographic situation presents itself :). It can also hold AA batteries which can be a lifesaver in a pinch. Another reason to want a grip is that it balances heavy lenses better.

Yeah, I also got mine today and it seems very solidly built. I never handled an original bg-e11 but this one seems quite heavy and robust.


Looks funny with the 40mm lens

We NEED to see it on a 1DX.  8)


Just think of it as a functional body cap. 8)

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