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EOS Bodies / Canon 1dx mk II Sound clip + Unboxing Video
« Last post by IsaacImage on Today at 12:48:47 PM »
Hello dear friends
Please enjoy the new sound of the Shutter and Unboxing Video from Toronto.

http://www.isaacimage.com/canon-eos-1dx-mark-ii-wedding-studio-toronto/

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang unveils lenses with AF
« Last post by ahsanford on Today at 12:47:44 PM »
Curious to see what drove the 'We'll try Sony first' business model.  Could be any of the below, right?

  • A straight off the sensor mirrorless AF system easier to design AF for than an SLR
  • The SLR lens space is pretty crowded with comprehensive Canon / Nikon / Sigma / Tamron options, while Sony still has a fairly skinny (native mount) lens lineup
  • Sony has dirt cheap lenses and explosively pricey lenses -- the 'porridge is just right' Sigma Art sort of $799 market segment is underserved with (native mount) Sony glass presently

Which do you think drove Samyang to choose Sony first?

- A
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B&H Photo now has stock of the Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 zoom lens for APS-C sensor cameras.


PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS



  • Canon EF Mount/APS-C Format

  • 80-160mm (35mm Equivalent)

  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16

  • One SLD and Three FLD Elements

  • One High-Refractive Index Element

  • Super Multi-Layer Coating

  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor

  • Internal Zoom and Focus; MF Override

  • Rounded 9-Blade Polycarbonate Diaphragm

  • Fixed, Rotating Tripod Collar


Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 Art $1099 at B&H Photo


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That expresses it well.  After shooting mostly 1D4 for a few months there was a very depressed feeling going back to my 6D but certainly not due to IQ.  The FPS vs. higher resolution either/or issue is problematic for a primarily wildlife shooter.  10 FPS was enough for me.  And I don't regret not buying the 7DII relative to non-1DX features but would have bought it if it hadn't been for the early adopter's having issues with AF.

While I appreciate the fact that some photographers want a high resolution sensor in a 1D body, I am just not sure if there is a large enough market for Canon to develop that camera.

The 1DX Mark II is already $6000, and a 1DsX will have to be pushing $8000+, and bringing it awfully close to a Pentax 645Z. I don't think enough landscape, portrait or studio photographers really want the build and ruggedness of a 1D level camera, hence the 5Ds. The build quality and responsiveness is still good, but just not 1D-level.

Agree the market may be small, but the technical challenges to offer that product would also be small.

I'm not arguing for a high FPS / high MP rig or a brand new 50 MP sensor that is better than the 5DS.  Far from it.  I'm asking why Canon isn't taking the current 5DS sensor and integrating it into the 1DX II body and letting it snap away at 5 FPS like it does on a 5DS.

Sensor = 5DS
Framerate = 5DS (5 fps)
Everything else (body design / grip / controls / menus / interface) = 1DX II

And I'm not convinced it necessarily needs to climb in price.  A 5 fps rig does not need a 400K actuation rated shutter/mirror setup or as comprehensive of a tracking AF setup.

- A
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Dpreview of the 80D
« Last post by jebrady03 on Today at 12:27:52 PM »
I'm not asking anyone to remember anything. That's why I prefaced my post with the information

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Well, we're on the internet now, and you should respect established norms of communication. ALL CAPS is almost universally considered rude, and one should not expect others to remember or adapt to one's idiosyncracies - instead, it's one's own responsibility to make oneself understood by others. This forum, like most others, supports italics for emphasis, and for those situations where only plain text is available, *asterisks* or _underlines_ are well-established ways to represent accentuation.

Writing:

GET OFF MY LAWN

represents a different use of capital letters than:

The BLUE car had an accident, not the red one.

Using italics correctly means not using them for emphasis.

See, this guy gets it! :-)
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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang unveils lenses with AF
« Last post by lholmes549 on Today at 12:27:46 PM »
This is very interesting!

It seems strange that they would choose the 14mm as one of the first to get AF though, as many who use it are happy to manual focus for their applications...personally I'd love to see the 85mm f/1.4 get the AF treatment next!
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Got my 1DX Mark II
« Last post by Jack Douglas on Today at 12:23:33 PM »
I meant it might be you can refuse to take points and get extended 5 year warranty instead. Not sure on that though, my translator is rusty. Also I recall they had some discounts for foreigners at the b&m, so that's why I'd go check them instead of online order.

Looking like this will be no go since high pricing with no warranty (confirmed by Canon Canada) would be just too much to tolerate.  Have a disappointed daughter.  Thanks for your help.

Jack
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Dpreview of the 80D
« Last post by dilbert on Today at 12:21:51 PM »
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Well, we're on the internet now, and you should respect established norms of communication. ALL CAPS is almost universally considered rude, and one should not expect others to remember or adapt to one's idiosyncracies - instead, it's one's own responsibility to make oneself understood by others. This forum, like most others, supports italics for emphasis, and for those situations where only plain text is available, *asterisks* or _underlines_ are well-established ways to represent accentuation.

Writing:

GET OFF MY LAWN

represents a different use of capital letters than:

The BLUE car had an accident, not the red one.

Using italics correctly means not using them for emphasis.
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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by Jack Douglas on Today at 12:20:02 PM »
A territorial dispute

Geese behaving like humans! ;)

Jack
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Dpreview of the 80D
« Last post by Sharlin on Today at 12:14:51 PM »
As an aside:

A quick note about my writing style.  When I capitalize a word or series of words, I'm not "yelling", I'm emphasizing.  It's like using voice inflection.  I'm from the south, and where I was raised, and who I was raised around, emphasis on your words was EASILY as important as the words themselves.

Well, we're on the internet now, and you should respect established norms of communication. ALL CAPS is almost universally considered rude, and one should not expect others to remember or adapt to one's idiosyncracies - instead, it's one's own responsibility to make oneself understood by others. This forum, like most others, supports italics for emphasis, and for those situations where only plain text is available, *asterisks* or _underlines_ are well-established ways to represent accentuation.
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