November 26, 2014, 02:12:39 PM

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If it is true that production of this lens has been put on indefinite hold then it fits well with the comments that many of us here on CR made when the rumour of its imminent existence was first reported.

If they thought the time was right for them to meet the major dslr manufacturers 'run of the mill zoom lenses' head on with a more expensive but similarly performing product they were wrong.
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I think if it was a high-spec f/2.8 with OS and priced right it would sell really well...REALLY well!
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Is there any reason to shoot sRGB????
« Last post by Nethawk on Today at 11:46:25 AM »
Sure.  If you are producing images that will be used for the web and are shooting in JPG.

Lets say, for instance, you are shooting photos for a marathon.  You are shooting say 2000 runners, and this is basically a churn and burn, you turn in your card, get paid and pretty much all they process is maybe slight exposure adjustments, but pretty much those images are what they are.  If they are AdobeRGB, then ALL of those images will have to be converted to srgb to look o.k. on the web.

This is true, however the reverse is also true - and irreversible.  If they are all sRGB then your client will be limited in creating print copies. Down-conversion is painless, up-conversion is impossible.  It's a good idea to check first if you're often in this situation.

Another good reference for further education. http://www.steves-digicams.com/knowledge-center/in-camera-color-spaces.html
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Probably Sigma 24-105 does not sell as well as expected. They should concentrate on the manufacture of 35 and 50 Art, which seem to disappear from the shelves quickly.
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Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« Last post by GraFax on Today at 11:32:25 AM »
I believe Canon owns the pro market, simply by observation. How many photos have you ever seen of sporting events, for the past decade (including recently) where any brand other than Canon utterly dominated? Canon owns the pro market.

Cavet emptor - sporting events aren't exactly the whole pro market. They're more the low investment/low income potential segment, the kind of assignment you'd get at a paper after mastering the press conference coverage.
Go into commercial or at least editorial photography and every member, including the gofers, of your crew outearns the average sports shooter by a good margin. Here Canon was dominant; today you have a good idea about who has long term sponsorship contract.


No, sports are not the whole pro market, but they are a HUGE segment of the pro market. Weddings, portraiture, food and product photography, photojournalism, etc. are certainly parts of the pro market. Wedding photographers seem enamored by Nikon's latest offerings. They loved the 5D III, but the D750 seems to be the hot thing in that segment right now. I know a number of portrait photographers who seem to prefer Pentax (it seems to be a size thing in particular...smaller bodies, smaller lenses.) It seems as though studio photographers who frequently look to MFD have been looking to Nikon's D800 more often lately (although who knows, now that Exmors are in MFDs, they will probably go back...either way, Canon doesn't exactly have a product for them right now, nothing that competes with current competitor offerings anyway.)


Canon has a massive presence in the pro photography world, no doubt. However the pro world does not seem as locked into Canon as they used to be. At the very least, they have diversified.

A FF 645 Sony Exmor MFD would be killer. It would be even more killer if they made it affordable.
+1

A FF Digital Fuji GX680 would be even better!

Or even a nice FF 4x5 digital back so I can finally start using my view camera again!!!

Let the sensor size wars begin  !!!!!  ;D
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Lenses / Re: Landscape Lens for Crop To Make Me Go Wow!
« Last post by Nethawk on Today at 11:29:45 AM »
It depends how wide you want to go.  If you want to go real wide, then something like the 10-22 or 10-18 are the way to go.   I have the 10-22 and I like it.  Any barrel distortion is easily taken care of in Lightroom.  I've heard good things about the 10-18 and it seems like an incredible value.   Others also speak very highly of the Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 and it is probably better than the 10-22/10-18 (note: Sigma also has a 10-20mm f4-5.6 that is not quite as good.)

Since you are also considering lenses above 15mm, another possibility is Canon's 15-85mm.  It is my main travel lens and the extra 3mm on a crop under the 18mm makes a HUGE difference.  Certainly not as much as 10mm but it is significant over the 18mm and even the 17mm.   It is not quite L quality but it is pretty darn good.

Chris

+1

If sticking with a Canon crop body this makes the most sense.  The 15-85mm is, in my very humble opinion, the best all around lens for APS-C. Great range, 15mm is plenty wide, excellent (near L) IQ and great IS.  The 10-18 or 10-22mm are also very good choices, but I would recommend the 15mm as a purchase and a 10-x as a rental to see if you need to go wider before buying.  I own both 15-85mm and 10-22mm, very good lenses but the former fits most of my needs.  Now that I also have a FF body and 16-35mm I'm selling the UWA.

Another great choice, and even though I don't need it I really want the 24mm pancake.

I don't think the 16-35mm or 17-40mm are great investments with a crop body unless a transition to FF is planned for the near future.  The're both very good but not quite wide enough.
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Is there any reason to shoot sRGB????
« Last post by Maui5150 on Today at 11:29:27 AM »
Sure.  If you are producing images that will be used for the web and are shooting in JPG.

Lets say, for instance, you are shooting photos for a marathon.  You are shooting say 2000 runners, and this is basically a churn and burn, you turn in your card, get paid and pretty much all they process is maybe slight exposure adjustments, but pretty much those images are what they are.  If they are AdobeRGB, then ALL of those images will have to be converted to srgb to look o.k. on the web.
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Lenses / Re: Lens as a gift. Non Photographer buying... :)
« Last post by FTb-n on Today at 11:23:31 AM »
Sean, we are really glad you are here and hope you keep us posted and share how this turns out.  Get your wife on the forum and I assure you she will probably learn a few things.  Of course, this forum is also to blame for many badly needed photography purchases as well!   :D
+1

We hope she's thrilled with your gift and the creative opportunities that it will unleash!
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Lenses / Re: Lens as a gift. Non Photographer buying... :)
« Last post by RGF on Today at 11:22:04 AM »
A B&H Gift Card

Cash is simpler and allows her to pick her store.
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Canon General / Re: Canon U.S.A. Prices going down?
« Last post by unfocused on Today at 11:21:25 AM »
Sorry, but it doesn't work that way. For a multinational company like Canon, a drop in the value of the yen means an increase in costs in other regions in relation to the yen. Materials, labor, transportation cost, etc. Must all  be paid in the local currency. It all tends to balance out and seldom has a major impact on prices to the consumer.

And, as wtlloyd pointed out, the fluctuation does nothing to help with embedded costs.
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