October 01, 2014, 05:01:54 AM

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Just picked it up :)
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I came across with a good offer for the Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC and I am wondering if replacing my old 24-70 f2.8L is worth it.
I know DxO has rated the Tamron just one point behind the new Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II but anyone have experienced the Tamron in real life situations. Is is that good?
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why haven't you left canon?
« Last post by Antono Refa on Today at 04:26:44 AM »
Actually this is the very point that seems to annoy a lot of people (including me): Canon *could* do better if they would want! But they don't see any pressing need because if you can milk the current tech until kingdom come, generating a lot of profit, it "forces" users who don't skip generations to buy gear again after the real upgrade to come.

It's one of the downsides of the free market, and what would be the alternative? Going too far - forcing Canon to sell the best it can develop at the expense of it's bottom line - would turn Canon employees into slaves.
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Anyhow, good news is the competition is good for all of us and hopefully these companies wil continue building tools that we can enjoy. Here is a good article about the D750 written by Thom Hogan:

http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/d750-too-little-too-late.html

I though Hogan's article was good, and pointed out some of the flaws I see in Nikon's product naming and marketing strategy. It's schizophrenic, haphazard...sometimes just weird. But, I think Tom missed one thing: Many D750 buyers will simply be D700 owners looking for an upgrade. He couldn't seem to find a position for the D750...I think a key part of it's position is the logical upgrade for D700 owners.

As far as I know, many Nikonians don't consider the D750 the real successor of their beloved D700: it's more a kind of "D620".
Which is not necessarily a bad thing, IMO.
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Lenses / Re: Shootout: EF 16-35 f/4L IS vs EF 17-40 f/4L
« Last post by infared on Today at 04:17:07 AM »
Thanks for the review. You validate my purchase from my latest G.A.S. attack. LOL! (actually...I was able to purchase this lens & filter for what I sold my 16-35mm f/2.8 II & 82mm B+W filter for. So the new lens did not cost me anything. Canon did a nice job at keeping the price reasonable on the new lens).
I chose the  B+W 77mm XS-Pro CLEAR MRC-Nano 010M Filter...and I am not noticing any increased vignetting.

Thanks! Glad you could find it useful.

How do you find the sharpness between the 16-35 F4 and the 16-35 2.8?

Graham

I find the sharpness much better across the whole image...and further the contrast is greatly improved which ads to the overall better IQ. I just go out with more coincidence when using this lens...That means a lot to my enjoyment of the image-making process!  ;D
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Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« Last post by Sporgon on Today at 04:12:09 AM »
17mm f4L TS-E and 5DIII

The tonal quality in the foreground is exceptional ! How many exposures was this ?
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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II: More High ISO Samples
« Last post by trickys77 on Today at 04:10:33 AM »
If you want a low noise crop sensor the FujiFilm X-T1 is the current market leader IMO.  Checkout the images on http://www.imaging-resource.com/IMCOMP/COMPS01.HTM

Just a shame it doesn't have the same lense range...
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Lenses / Re: Shootout: EF 16-35 f/4L IS vs EF 17-40 f/4L
« Last post by infared on Today at 04:04:34 AM »
Stopped watching after a few seconds. A photographer that uses a white background while wearing a white and blue t-shirt, and is himself very pale white. Weird. All far too bright, I would need sunglasses to watch that.

And not even a few seconds of intro to ease you into the video.

I will stick to TDP for my reviews as Bryan knows what he is doing.

Wasn't focusing on the t-shirt this time around, rather the lens

My comment had nothing to do with your choice of t-shirt. Seriously?! That's what you took from my comment. lol.

Choosing a bright white background like that is not wise. Plus you need a 2 or 3 second intro of something.

Very poor video, and I personally would not take any camera advice from someone that produces someone like that about a camera product.

Oh no... I'm heartbroken  ;D

Graham

You seem to have a problem taking constructive criticism.

Please stop.
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why haven't you left canon?
« Last post by Woody on Today at 04:01:35 AM »
1) Low ISO
Yes, I also hope to have wider DR at base ISO. But the truth is I have never lifted shadows beyond 1 stop. So far, I have not encountered any serious problem.

2) High ISO
DXOMark may say one thing, but the output of ACR/Lightroom may show something different. ACR/Lightroom directly affect my final output, not DXOMark. So far, I don't see any high ISO advantage with EXMOR sensors.

3) Lenses
They fit my needs perfectly. I cannot say the same for most other brands especially when taken as whole, e.g.,
- Canon 16-35 f/4 has awesome optical quality without the drawbacks of bulbous front elements (missing front threads)
- 100 f/2.8 IS macro when mounted on APS-C gives me 160 mm reach (cannot say the same with current macro offerings from 4-3 family and Fujifilm)
- 70-200 f/4 IS is optically great and lightweight (compare against Sony/Nikon equivalents and all the recent f2.8 offerings from Olympus/Fujifilm/Samsung)
- all EF-S and EF-M STM lenses are optically superb and lightweight

4) Colors
Love Canon skin tones

5) Totally compatible with Lightroom/ACR, no artifacts from RAW
I am looking at you, Fujifilm

6) Dual pixel AF

7) Great range of accessories, e.g., wired and wireless remote without having to sacrifice hot-shoe

8) Generally great ergonomics, e.g., buttons, touchscreen, holdability

9) Customer service (may vary according to where one lives) is great where I am

While the competition may have specific advantages over them, when the Canon package is taken as a whole, it simply offers the best bang for buck for me;D
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why haven't you left canon?
« Last post by eninja on Today at 04:01:01 AM »
No where to go. I like the way how Canon cameras look, menu organization, naming conventions,. It follows that I like the way how canon engineers thinks.

I don't like how sony camera looks. also nikon ones. In my friend circle, I don't like how the nikon user brag a bit, not brag, but they seem to show how excited they are with their camera. really.. almost all nikon user.. like really??! Honestly, their camera looks like a submarine, or a water gun.

And I always see canon white lens on arena,. Canon users tends to be more humble with their equipment.. specially those guys holding 1Dx. seems like it easy for them to take good pictures like that. No effort at all.

I met some rich guys that has Nikon D3s only sitting their home, and set on auto. In contrast to a student holding old wear and tear 5Dii, but never ask for any upgrade.

That's why I stay with Canon.
Not to mention I happen to work in Canon ASIC Dev, happen to step inside CInc Japan.
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