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Aglet

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Re: GEAR GRINDING - or, what bug's you about your equipment
« Reply #45 on: February 12, 2013, 01:28:38 AM »
I am kinda satisfied with anything. Sure, a 1DX would be nice, but that won't be happening anytime soon.

I would really love an affordable ultra wide prime or zoom instead of my manual Samyang, which I am satisfied with by the way, but just to scratch off that manual focussing. Sadly there is no real alternative qualitywise other than the Canon 14mm L II prime itself which is way too expensive. Tamron 14mm, Sigma 12-24mm, Sigma 14mm all are while being affordable far away from reaching the Samyang's image quality.

here's hoping their 24mm Tilt-shift is on the same sharpness level as that 14mm!
Could use something that performs the job for less than the OEM priced options.

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Re: GEAR GRINDING - or, what bug's you about your equipment
« Reply #45 on: February 12, 2013, 01:28:38 AM »

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Re: GEAR GRINDING - or, what bug's you about your equipment
« Reply #46 on: February 12, 2013, 02:53:14 AM »
Pocket wizards Miss fires and DISTANCE needed

1DX battery life

Pushing an image from a 1DX more noise than i thought to see in the shadows

Models canceling appointments.

Ninjas.

Canon still thrills me with its AF and  some stellar lenses 24 mk II and 70-200 mkII

VERY GOOD TOPIC
1D X, 7D, 70-200mm MK II, 24 L MK II, 35 L, 10-22, 40mm,  Samyang 8mm, 50 1.8 mk II, PW II's
PW III's , MultiMax's, TT5's 580 II's, SB-28's

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Re: GEAR GRINDING - or, what bug's you about your equipment
« Reply #47 on: February 12, 2013, 06:05:30 AM »
Overall I like my 7D still a lot .. after 3 years.
Got only Canon glass [10-22, 17-55, 40 pancake, 60 Macro, 50/1.4, 100/2.0, 70-200 2.8 II, TC 1.4x II] and Canon speedlites [580EX II, 2x 430EX/II].
No third party gear whatsoever - for fear of autofocus issues and due to zoom rings turning the wrong way round in Sigma, Tokina and Tamrons.

Shortcomings:

7D
* useless Auto-ISO implementation [much better in almost every Nikon]
* ISO 100 IQ could be way better ... especially +2 EV DR [compared to e.g. Nikon D7000]
* no fully articulated LCD
* no WiFi built in
* no GPS built in (less of an issue to me)
* tracking AF could still be better

Canon glass
* would love to finally get a sensibly priced 50/1.4 II with IQ like Nikon 50/1.4 AFS and with Ring-USM AF and built quality exactly like 100/2.0
* still waiting for a - sensibly priced - 100-400/4.0-5.6 II turning-zoom, fully weather-sealed
* otherwise no complaints ... except recent pricing of new lenses

flash
* no second curtain sync with Canon wireless ETTL
* no 360 degree turnable flash head on 430EX/II
* no Canon-RT radio receivers for my Canon speedlites available

That's it, i guess. Short list. Would be really cheap to fix for Canon.

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Re: GEAR GRINDING - or, what bug's you about your equipment
« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2013, 08:32:29 AM »
Although there are several things I don't like in my Canon gear, nothing is really worth mentioning as far as image quality is concerned, I'm pretty OK with it. But there's one thing that really bugs me, it's not a quality issue, I'd rather call it a logical conflict. I know this topic has been covered hundreds of times among various fora in the last decade, it just seemed to me worth mentioning it in this thread. It's about the symbols used for metering modes. Spot (rectangle and dot) and partial (rectangle and circle) are quite intuitive, but evaluative (rectangle and circled dot) and center-weighed average (empty rectangle) are absolutely counterlogical, they should be inverted. I know we have all get used to this already, so Canon eventually swapping them would generate more confusion, nevertheless this thing is so illogical that really upsets me every time.

Logical cheers!

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Re: GEAR GRINDING - or, what bug's you about your equipment
« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2013, 08:32:29 AM »