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Industry News / Re: Get Everything Canon, Directly From Canon
« Last post by 9VIII on Today at 05:18:20 AM »
My third party battery still works great, but the camera is just an 1100D.
After reading about the firmware update compatibility stuff with the 5D series I think I would keep using first party batteries for those.
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Third Party Manufacturers / Tamron 150-600mm Size comparison
« Last post by tomscott on Today at 05:14:36 AM »
I am heading to Africa in January of 2016 for 2 months an was left short with the 70-300mm L on my trip across South America (including the Amazon) and through North America on my 5DMKIII. So decided to buy something a bit bigger to ensure I don't have the same problem again.

I know there are better size comparisons on the web like Brians at the digital picture. But I did a quick one when the lens arrived as I own most of the main tele lenses except the 100-400mm

Just a quick lens size comparison between the Tamron 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC and all the other telephoto lenses I own Canon 70-300mm L F4-5.6 IS vs Canon 70-300mm DO F4.5-5.6 IS vs 70-200mm MKII L F2.8 IS

Tamron 150-600mm by Tom Scott, on Flickr

Tamron 150-600mm by Tom Scott, on Flickr

Tamron 150-600mm by Tom Scott, on Flickr

Tamron 150-600mm by Tom Scott, on Flickr

Tamron 150-600mm by Tom Scott, on Flickr

Excuse the girlfriends hand the 70-300mm DO struggles from zoom creep.
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Travel / Re: Traveling Part II Africa and South East Asia - Tom Scott
« Last post by tomscott on Today at 05:10:09 AM »
So I decided to pull the trigger on the Tamron 150-600mm.

Just a quick lens size comparison between the Tamron 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC and all the other telephoto lenses I own Canon 70-300mm L F4-5.6 IS vs Canon 70-300mm DO F4.5-5.6 IS vs 70-200mm MKII L F2.8 IS

It is a little bigger than I expected when extended but is no heavier than the 70-200mm MKII and not that much longer.





Tamron 150-600mm by Tom Scott, on Flickr

Tamron 150-600mm by Tom Scott, on Flickr

Tamron 150-600mm by Tom Scott, on Flickr

Tamron 150-600mm by Tom Scott, on Flickr

Tamron 150-600mm by Tom Scott, on Flickr

Excuse the girlfriends hand the 70-300mm DO struggles from zoom creep.


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I've got a fair copy of the original Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6. It's fine at one aperture...f/11, which kind of limits its usefulness. It gets rolled out once or twice a year when the 16-35 f/2.8II just ain't wide enough and a stitch-up is impractical or impossible. Apparently the 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II was a solid improvement on the original and I'm prepared to believe an Art 12-24 would be orders of magnitude better than my unloved clunker. I want one already.

I'm taking this thread as a reminder to sell the old 12-24 when I do my next annual spring-clean sale.

-pw

Yes, that's exactly my experiance too. I bought this lens literally the week it came out, back in the Eos 300D days. It really was the only wide option back in those days. Everything from Canon was silly money (16-35L mkI) and wasn't that great. But when I popped this lens on my full frame film camera...wow! So when the 5DmkI was launched...it became my main wide lens...I cobbled a filter system (way before anything commercial was available). But for landscape work, f11 is where it's at....it's really a one aperture lens. But in that zone, there has been nothing for over 10 years to touch it. I sold my copy last year and I've been getting by with my TS-e 17L. But there have been times recently where it's singular abilities would have been useful. I looked at the mkII but it didn't quite have the same look and feel the the images that the mkI had. Even at 24mm the Mk1 had a fully corrected look which I haven't seen in any other 24mm lens yet.
I'd like the Canon 11-24L...but that's a LOT of money for a very niche lens. So if Sigma bring out an art or contemporary variant with new optics which combine the strengths of both the mkI and mkII...I might well be interested. But I'm not interested in combining the weaknesses of both lenses.
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Canon General / Re: Put a face or faces to a name.
« Last post by tomscott on Today at 04:50:08 AM »
I was going but unfortunately I had a late wedding booking.

Would have been good to meet you tho Graham! Maybe at one of these festivals in the future  :)
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I wonder if the Wondapanner will have the same issue or I wonder if they will actually design a mount and filter system which works on the 11-24mm without vignetting?
Lets face it...with the Lee system...you might as well go and buy a Sigma 12-24mm mkII...save a TON of cash and have a workable 12mm system with filters.
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It's a great read The more you get to know me more.
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I promise you that after reading this information useful people. I will bring it to life.
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Canon General / Put a face or faces to a name.
« Last post by Valvebounce on Today at 04:16:23 AM »
Hi Folks.
Anyone going to Goodwood Revival that would like to meet up for a quick (it won't be long I am with the misses ::)) natter and compare notes, talk about cars, planes or possibly gear! ;D
I am there Friday Saturday and Sunday and also for the Spitfire fly past.
https://grrc.goodwood.com/battle-of-britain/battle-of-britain-day-flypast#YidAfep9mBxVqBZp.97

Cheers, Graham.
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Great shot Keith! 
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