October 25, 2014, 01:51:46 PM

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Lenses / Re: EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS Replacement Coming in November [CR2]
« Last post by AvTvM on Today at 12:56:03 PM »
I can't find a link for Chuck Westfall mentioning af illumination on the 5d3.  Where is that?  Was it after the 5d3 came out, as in a firmware update?  That's my biggest complaint with my 5d3.  Any chance it will still come?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8EIdV4mAcpo#!
8:30 min. onward

I don't see a chance for it still to come. Or only, if the 5D III is still not succeed another 2 years from now ... like the 7D firmware update after 4 years ...  ;D
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Lenses / Re: why there are no new L primes
« Last post by sdsr on Today at 12:55:43 PM »

I use the 50mm macro not for real macro (a 100mm or even the 180mm are more practical), but for the specifications of any 50-60 macro lens : ultra sharp , zero distortion, perfectly flat field and the ability to focus close. It has a use in (art) reproduction, studio photography, landscape and architecture. I used Nikon for 20 years before switching to Canon and the 55mm AI-S, then 60mm AF-D were the best lenses I had. They both could easily replace the 50mm of their time for general use, if you did not need 1.x aperture. I just cannot say the same with the 50mm Compact Macro (a 27 year old lens).

That's why I like c. 50mm macro lenses too, and that 55mm AI-S Nikkor is one of my favorite lenses - the best $125 I've ever spent and one of the reasons I'm glad to have a FF mirrorless camera (my lens is second hand, but I understand you can still buy new copies from Adorama or some such).
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Pricewatch Deals / Canon 6D discontinued?
« Last post by e17paul on Today at 12:46:59 PM »
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B009C8T05C/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1414255451&sr=8-1&pi=SX200_QL40

Is this a mistake by Amazon UK?  Both body only and kit options are marked as discontinued. Will there be a surprise at the New York show?
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Macro / Re: Denizens of the Forest Floor
« Last post by tcmatthews on Today at 12:46:32 PM »
A few shot with my 6D.
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Am I just being daft or is the 7D mk2 not on Amazon UK?

I've looked several times and you are right, not even a third party offering grey market goods. Other preannounced Canon products are available for pre order, but not the 7D2.

I've had emails offering preorder from Calumet, Wex, etc
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To be clear to all, when I asked if it was DO, I wasn't hoping that it's DO.  To be honest, I don't care one way or another AS LONG AS THE IQ IS THERE.

I was merely remembering the announcement from September 17 of this year that more DO lenses are coming - and in the same announcement talking about the 100-400 replacement.... and then in the same announcement also mentioning that Canon has a patent on a 100-400 DO zoom.

Canon Rumors link here: Canon Confirms Replacement of 100-400 Coming, More DO & EF-M Lenses

CNET Source link here: Canon Reveals Details For Future Telephoto Lens Line
A new 400mm supertele is just the beginning. Canon also says it plans a replacement for its 100-400mm zoom and new compact models using diffractive optics.


Well, you will note that the 100-400 and the DO lenses are mentioned as separate matters.

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The 100-400mm zoom is a good example. Canon introduced it in 1998 with its first-generation image stablization technology, which counteracts some camera shake, and still sells it for $1,700. But a new model is in the works, said Canon technical advisor Chuck Westfall in an interview here at the Photokina show Monday. "It's definitely on the boards for replacement," he said, though declining to say when.

In addition, Canon is working to spread a technology called diffractive optics, or DO, into more lenses, he added -- maybe even cheaper lenses.

CR mentioned these as separate matters, but then added the information about the patent anecdotally- which confused some and started a couple of threads. I would have said I don't think the 100-400 II will be a DO, but then I am not sure there is a 100-400 II to begin with!

[In any case, just because Chuck Westfall mentioned a 100-400 replacement, do not start planning a bank robbery. He specifically mentioned (without being asked) how they were working on AF illumination in the 5DIII, which never materialized. So Canon USA has little idea about what Canon Inc. does.]

I can't find a link for Chuck Westfall mentioning af illumination on the 5d3.  Where is that?  Was it after the 5d3 came out, as in a firmware update?  That's my biggest complaint with my 5d3.  Any chance it will still come?
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Street & City / Re: Famous icons in your city
« Last post by DominoDude on Today at 12:36:38 PM »
I had to go to downtown Ottawa last night. After the insanity of the last few days here it is good to know that these places will remain open to the public and not locked away in fear of what might happen.

The first picture is of the central block of the Canadian House of Parliament and the peace tower. The eternal flame is in the foreground. The second picture is of the war memorial beside the tomb of the unknown soldier.

Both shots were 5 second time exposures and great thanks are due to the people (complete strangers) who all tried to stand still for the picture.

I really like the slight movement in the 1st photo. In some way it accentuates the feeling that things have to move on and the buildings stand firm and safe while peoples minds are blurred by the craziness.
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Keep it up!
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Landscape / Re: Rural Landscapes
« Last post by tcmatthews on Today at 12:31:01 PM »
Off my parents porch. 
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Street & City / Re: Famous icons in your city
« Last post by Don Haines on Today at 12:24:52 PM »
I had to go to downtown Ottawa last night. After the insanity of the last few days here it is good to know that these places will remain open to the public and not locked away in fear of what might happen.

The first picture is of the central block of the Canadian House of Parliament and the peace tower. The eternal flame is in the foreground. The second picture is of the war memorial beside the tomb of the unknown soldier.

Both shots were 5 second time exposures and great thanks are due to the people (complete strangers) who all tried to stand still for the picture.
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