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EOS Bodies / Re: A 2014 Roadmap Part 1: The 7D Mark II is Coming [CR2]
« on: December 19, 2013, 07:03:59 PM »
For those who will be abandoning your mark i, keep me in mind as a buyer of your camera. :)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Preorder the Canon EOS 70D
« on: July 02, 2013, 07:51:43 PM »
Can anyone confirm that the body construction is magnesium alloy or the same material as the 60D?


Built like the 60D.


Thanks mate.  ;D

Did some digging and ....

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"As I understand it, the 70D has a similar chassis to the 60D, with an aluminum and polycarbonate frame that's been enhanced with glass fiber."


Source: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-70d/canon-70dA.HTM

I wonder if the new "enhanced glass fiber" is window dressing or truly a benefit.


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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Preorder the Canon EOS 70D
« on: July 02, 2013, 07:38:59 PM »
Can anyone confirm that the body construction is magnesium alloy or the same material as the 60D?

Thanks in advance.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $699
« on: June 29, 2013, 10:10:47 AM »
Just bought  ;D

I rented this lens earlier this month and was amazed by the iq of this glass. I was non-believer is L glass and thought the asking price of these lenses were unjustified.

Now I wish I never rented this lens or borrowed my roommate's 70-200mm F/2.8 IS USM. Have since sold my Tamron 17-50 and other crop sensor lenses to upgrade.


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Very limited range. The crop shooters might be better off with two smaller and faster primes.

That depends on what the price will be upon the release of this 18-35mm lens.

Going the cheap route, the new Sigma 30mm f/1.4 Art is $499. Alternatively there is the option of the 35mm f/1.4 for $899. Another prime in the neighborhood of 15-20mm, specifically a quality one will be a minimum of $1000 (L lens territory). One may be able to get away with a Rokinon or Samyang in this range for $500 perhaps but a person would lose auto-focus.  :)

On a side note I see this one coming in at a minimum of $899.

What I meant is - since Sigma has the 30/1.4, they could have released an APS-C prime in the 15-18 range. An f/1.8 zoom of this sort could be a big compromise optically.

Ah I understand.

I did come across an old non fisheye 15mm produced by Sigma on ebay. Cannot recall if it was a FF issue or not.


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Very limited range. The crop shooters might be better off with two smaller and faster primes.

That depends on what the price will be upon the release of this 18-35mm lens.

Going the cheap route, the new Sigma 30mm f/1.4 Art is $499. Alternatively there is the option of the 35mm f/1.4 for $899. Another prime in the neighborhood of 15-20mm, specifically a quality one will be a minimum of $1000 (L lens territory). One may be able to get away with a Rokinon or Samyang in this range for $500 perhaps but a person would lose auto-focus.  :)

On a side note I see this one coming in at a minimum of $899.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC?
« on: April 18, 2013, 01:56:22 AM »
I think I'll stay aps-c a bit longer than planned. Certainly this should put pressure on Canon to become more innovative in the lens arena. Even more considering Sigma's success with their new 35mm f/1.4.


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Portrait / Re: My 5D Mark III portraits
« on: November 19, 2012, 02:34:14 PM »
Outstanding portraits!

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