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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« Last post by Dylan777 on July 04, 2015, 09:47:50 PM »
5ds 85mm 1.2 @/2.5 just a very fast shot with window light she wasn't having it so I just got one shot

Adorable, Great shot Gary
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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« Last post by Dylan777 on July 04, 2015, 09:45:55 PM »
Great photos guys.

Although I have Zeiss Batis 85mm on pre-order, I simply do NOT see how it replaces my 85L II. Magical happens every time I mount this lens to my 1Dx.

@ f1.4

So cute  :) Lovely portrait.

Thank you Click. Happy July 4th  :)
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Landscape / Re: Post your Panoramics!
« Last post by Click on July 04, 2015, 08:59:20 PM »
Here's an example of what to do when you don't have a wide enough lens... This pano is from a dozen images (two rows portrait orientation) shot hand held at 17mm on a 60D. It covers about 150 degrees horizontal and 90 degrees vertical.

Stitched together, it shows the large rain cloud rolling in towards me. Even if I had a 10mm lens with me, I could not have captured it in one shot.

I really like the sky. Nicely done.
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Landscape / Re: Post your Panoramics!
« Last post by Click on July 04, 2015, 08:58:30 PM »
A three-shot panorama I did back in May.

"Brush Strokes"

Lovely  light. Well done Daniel.
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Canon General / Re: Theory on why Canon will kill DSLRs...
« Last post by 3kramd5 on July 04, 2015, 08:47:39 PM »
Do you honestly think canon would risk abandoning the entirety of its current user base by killing off support for EF lenses on the assumption they'd happily replace all their bodies and lenses with the new mirrorless scheme?
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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS
« Last post by TWI by Dustin Abbott on July 04, 2015, 08:35:56 PM »
After I sold my 70-200 f2.8 ii, I passed on the 70-300L and picked up the 70-200 F4 IS - better wide open optics and a constant aperture across the focal range won out over 100mm of extra reach.

Interesting.  I did the opposite.  The 70-200 f/4L IS is an excellent lens, but I traded it for the 70-300L and never regretted it.
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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS
« Last post by TWI by Dustin Abbott on July 04, 2015, 08:33:04 PM »
As always Dustin has done a great review but my experience with the 70-300 L wasn't great and I ended up selling it.  Image quality was outstanding but I found the AF speed very disappointing.  I have owned the 70-200 2.8L II for few years and have recently purchased the 100-400 4.5-5.6L II and find that the AF speed and accuracy on both of those lenses much better than the 70-300 L.  If someone is considering the 70-300 L for wildlife I would strongly recommend the 100-400 L II over it for the greater reach, AF speed and IS.

You must have had a defective copy of the 70-300L.  The new 100-400L II's AF is as good, but not better (it actually hunts more in lower light, in my experience).  My copy of the 70-300L is as fast as any lens that I've used that I can think of...and I've used a LOT of lenses.

The 100-400L II is a fabulous lens, however, and I am personally torn over whether or not I should sell my 70-300L in order to have it.  There's too much overlap between the two lenses, although I'd love to have both (the 70-300L for travel and landscape use, the 100-400L II for wildlife).
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The reviewer at one point writes: "The following point is purely conjecture on my part. I can’t call it fact yet……
2011 is the year the 100-400 gets replaced from every indication I’ve received."

1) I had the 70-300 IS L lens, and I agree it is a wonderful lens.

2) Comparisons to the original 100-400 IS L lens are not the most useful comparisons, (allthough that was the only choice in 2011).  The comparison should be between the 70-300 and the 100-400 IS L Mk II which shares most of the best attributes of the 70-300 (other than weight).

3) None of my photographer friends who shoot wildlife would think of using a full-frame camera and a 70-300mm lens.  It will work for very large animals up close or habitat shots.  Folks wanting wildlife photos -- he was on safari in Africa -- would be much happier with a 7D MkII and the 100-400 IS L Mk II.

4) Going with the 100-400mm Mk II + the Canon 7D Mk II and a 1.4X TC III along will come much closer to eliminating the need to take a huge, heavy and expensive telephoto prime.

I think you got the reviews mixed up.  There is an earlier review (excellent) from Craig that was long before the new 100-400L II was released.  The new review (by Dustin) that covers the lens with the 100-400L II in mind.
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Industry News / Re: Canon back to the drawingboard or is there still hope?
« Last post by danski0224 on July 04, 2015, 08:22:17 PM »
Count me in with the folks that wonder why Canon designed the EF-S lenses in such a way that they are incompatible with the EF mount.

Yes, I get that the image circle is smaller.

Like Nikon, a crop mode could have been put into the EF camera firmware. The gradual transition that others have mentioned.

The incompatibility may also hinder sales of Canon EF-S lenses. Outside of the 60mm macro, I didn't buy any other EF-S Canon lenses. It is strange how Canon chooses not to exploit the supposed advantage of the EF-S lenses and make a few "L worthy" standouts besides the 3 or 4 that are currently well regarded.

Some of the 3rd party APS-C lenses for Canon cameras do fit and work on an EF mount camera just fine. 
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Lenses / Re: Review: Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC
« Last post by TWI by Dustin Abbott on July 04, 2015, 08:20:10 PM »
About the Zeiss 135mm. I heard the man who's the head of the Otus design team in Zeiss that the 135mm is the lens ''we could spray the text yellow and just call it the Otus 135mm". Makes it very intuiguing for me after knowing how the Otuses perform an look, absolute heaven.

That's pretty much true.  It is the closest thing to the Otus optics that I've used.
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