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Lenses / Re: First Tests: Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L a Winner
« Last post by Random Orbits on Today at 02:16:55 PM »
I wonder if this will quell the complaints about the price?

IMO Canon has been very good at creating class leading lenses of late and in some cases creating the class and setting the standard.
The price of this lens is eminently fair considering the balance of performance and the limited volume it will enjoy.
I know I can make money with it.

Nope, price complaints will always exist.  I'll be waiting to see where the price settles in about a year. 
Lenses / Re: Could you comment my future upgrade path?
« Last post by antonioleandro on Today at 02:16:05 PM »

Still, even without Antartica I would unload those three wide lenses and get the 24-70 II. Maybe you use your 17-40 and need something that wide, I had a 16-35mm II for five years and hardly used it. I find 24mm is wide enough for most landscapes. If you just have to have wide, unload the two 24-xxx lenses.


I think that the 24-70mm and the 24-105mm will be traded for the 24-70mm II this year.
Canon General / Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Last post by Coldhands on Today at 02:13:24 PM »
I am a design engineer working for a major auto maker. My current project is a future small-displacement, turbocharged petrol engine.

I consider myself strictly an amateur photographer, although in the past some work I did earned me compensation in the form of a meal at a nice restaurant.  :D
EOS Bodies / Re: 6D firmware 1.1.6 exposure issue
« Last post by Freddell on Today at 02:13:02 PM »
So, I've got 1.1.3 as factory installed.
Is there a good reason to upgrade?

So far, I've only heard of one person with a issue, and he has posted multiple places.

I did not notice any difference going from 1.1.3 to 1.1.4 and my 6D performed well without flash on 1.1.6.
So don't expect a major difference. (I am not using tracking auto focus, mostly center point AF, hence more sensitive points and a joystick would sit well)

I just turned my body to the repair center today, lets see what they discover. Since I suffered the same exposure issues when downgrading back to 1.1.3/1.1.4 I can only assume the older firmwares don't touch the specific area related to exposure metering with flash or that there is something with my body or that I am completely incompetent.

Lenses / Re: Could you comment my future upgrade path?
« Last post by antonioleandro on Today at 02:12:14 PM »

In a hostile environment, you will want weather proof equipment.

1 series cameras.  Weather sealed lenses !  A backup camera because they do fail under difficult conditions.  I'd not take a studio camera like a 5DS or R.  They may survive, but there are good choices that are more rugged.

You have two good lenses that are weather sealed, you are missing a 1.4X extender.

I'd try to find a good 1 series camera, even if its used.  Its far less likely to fail in a cold wet climate..  A 6D is just not a rough weather camera, the 7D MK II should survive.

So, things to consider:  Sell the 6D and get a used 1D MK IV or 1D X, or a 1DS MK III plus  1.4X TC, and, perhaps a 16-35mm f/4L instead of the 17-40mm L.

Get protective filters and covers for your gear and a water proof bag.  Make sure you have a suitable circular polarizing filter that will work.

Mt Spokane,

Thank you for your opinions.

I am, indeed, missing a 1.4x extender.  It is already on the upgrade list for this year.  Do you think the 1.4x III offers any improvement over 1.4x II when paired with the 70-200mm IS II (or even the 100-400 II in case I buy this lens one day)?

A 1D X is out of my budget, unless its price falls down even more this year.  A 1Ds mark III costs US$ 2K - 2,5K in Brazil and that might be an option.  Although I have already bought some used lenses, I am not very fond of buying used cameras, but I will consider this option.

All my lenses have protective B+W UV filters, and I have a Hoya circular polarizer which fits my largest lens and step-up rings for the other lenses.

I am worried about weatherproofing my equipment.  I am thinking about buying rain covers for the cameras and lenses to used if it snows.  I am in doubt between Manfrotto E-702 PL Elements Cover and Acqua Tech All Weather Shield Primary.  Do you know any of these covers?

I may not have phrased my original doubt very well in my first post:  Which of these lenses offers more improvement over its predecessor: 16-35 f/4L IS over 17-40 f/4L, 24-70 II vs 24-70 I, 100-400 II vs 70-200 IS II with 2x III?
EOS Bodies / Re: The State of the Camera Industry in 2014
« Last post by unfocused on Today at 01:59:08 PM »
I wonder if that is enough to lead to a pink 5DIV? 

Yeah, because Diane Arbus, Joyce Tenneson, Mary Ellen Mark, Margaret Bourke Wright, Rineke Dijkstra, etc., etc., picked their cameras for its color.

Let's cut the stupid, sexist comments.
EOS Bodies / Re: The State of the Camera Industry in 2014
« Last post by old-pr-pix on Today at 01:56:13 PM »
Canon Rumors is a US blog site ...
Craig might take exception to that, there are certainly many US forum members; but, CR is Canadian, not US.

All the statistics I reference are from CIPA which is Japanese and represents global data.  As dilbert said, DSLR shipments are shrinking.  I'm not saying DSLR's are dead, just making the observation (based on CIPA data) that mirrorless represented only one out of five interchangeable lens cameras shipped in 2012 (19%).  That percentage has grown in 2014 to be one out of four ILC shipments (24.9%). 

Clearly forecasts that MILC would dominate by now have not been accurate; but, MILC's are a significant factor.  As more pro oriented features (larger sensors-Sony; weather sealing; PRO oriented lenses-Fuji, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic; better tracking autofocus; improved stabilization-Sony, Olympus, etc.) materialize in the MILC realm it would not be surprising to see the shift continue.
Canon General / Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Last post by xps on Today at 01:55:45 PM »
Hobby photographer, now retired due to an nearly fatal accident at work. I worked as an pilot and intensivist. Since childhood interested in photography. My "SSD" got reformatted and has still a lot of damaged clusters. But trying to learn a lot of my favourite hobby again.  ;)
EOS Bodies / Re: The State of the Camera Industry in 2014
« Last post by dolina on Today at 01:53:09 PM »
Wonder what the camera market will be like by 2020?
EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« Last post by Freddell on Today at 01:51:45 PM »
I've been a Canon fanboy for some years, however...

I was excited about the 6D before it was announced. Then I realised that the 70D was adequate. Therefore Canon succeeded in down-selling to me (as opposed to up-selling).
Now I'm preparing to jump to the Sony A7 II. I can even keep my favorite Canon lenses...

I am curious as if your built your opinion on specifications rather than comparing the 6D the newer 70D in real life??

It took me one shot in the camera store with 6D and 24/105L to convince me that  my 70D and Sigma 18-35 1.8 had to go right there and then. Sure I miss the tilting touch screen and dpaf, but eventually the 6D enabled me to take the pictures I wanted where I did not achieve the same success with 70D. And the larger and brighter viewfinder, GPS and Wifi was not too bad on 6D.

Therefore the 6D has its place, for me it is close to perfect, although more robust auto focus would not hurt and even better ISO performance. Double card slots is not a selling point for me, but then I am not earning my living through photography. I rather have the lightness compared to 5D.

I was even considering a Nikon Df as a walk around camera to replace my X100 after analyzing raw files from dpreview, but when I held it in my hand I could not stand it.
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