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Re: I'm so sick of Canon ...
« Reply #45 on: September 25, 2013, 10:26:39 PM »
I wonder what happens if/when you actually get all current Canon EOS bodies/lenses/accessories.  Does that satisfy, or do you start buying Powershots, old Canon gear (200 f/1.8 anyone?), Leica stuff?, Medium format, or cross over to the dark side ;) and start over with Nikon. 
Medium format all the way.  Phase One or Hasselblad, either way, it's a car or two...

It's all true, there appears to be no end, fortunately, Camera Manufacturers clearly understand us better than we understand them.

I have a reasonable amount of truly excellent Canon Gear & the only real limitation, is me.

I bought the D800 as I "felt" it might be a better tool for my underwater Photography than the 5DMKIII, for me, it was the wrong decision, I sold the D800 and currently use the 5DMKIII for my Underwater Imaging.

Friend of mine had the Leica M9, I "felt" that this might be the smallish carry anywhere Camera that I'de been hungering for rather than lugging the 1Dx about the streets of Tokyo or any City, couldn't get a sharp Image out of it to save my Life, all my fault of course, the Leica is lovely gear (with some 1950 issues), amazing lenses, but the Focus system is made for People with excellent vision, sold the gear.

So, I'm sitting here currently looking at Phase One, why ??

Only thing stopping me from buying a Phase One (Thank the Camera Lord), is the rumour that Canon may develop a MF Camera, so I can now sit & wait with a clear conscience that I don't have to have that new bit of gear for a while longer.
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What I have learned over the last couple of decades is that procrastination works...

It just does. It works best in the high tech field. You get better stuff at affordable prices a few times over before you die! ;)

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Re: I'm so sick of Canon ...
« Reply #45 on: September 25, 2013, 10:26:39 PM »

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Re: I'm so sick of Canon ...
« Reply #46 on: September 26, 2013, 03:41:03 AM »

What I have learned over the last couple of decades is that procrastination works...


So True, saved me heaps.

As against Shooting from the Hip, that's evened out the Cost.
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Re: I'm so sick of Canon ...
« Reply #47 on: September 26, 2013, 04:30:59 AM »
... I just ordered a 16-35L f/2.8 II and a 70-200 f/2.8 II ... What to do of this addiction?

A Chinese proverb goes a bit like this: If you can't avoid something, you should embrace it.

So go out to a Chinese restaurant, order some satay beef and while eating, casually peruse the Canon lens catalogue and choose your next lens.  Embrace it, like we all have....  :)
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Re: I'm so sick of Canon ...
« Reply #48 on: September 26, 2013, 06:10:02 AM »
Re to:
Only thing stopping me from buying a Phase One (Thank the Camera Lord), is the rumour that Canon may develop a MF Camera, so I can now sit & wait with a clear conscience that I don't have to have that new bit of gear for a while longer.

Buy the Phase One now.

Do you really think the Canon as a newbie in medium format business make it better than  Phase One, Hasselblad etc.?

Canon buy a medium format manufacturer or get in business with one of the medium format manufacturers.

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Re: I'm so sick of Canon ...
« Reply #49 on: September 26, 2013, 07:40:57 AM »
What I have learned over the last couple of decades is that procrastination works...

It just does. It works best in the high tech field. You get better stuff at affordable prices a few times over before you die! ;)
In tech, I would agree, and for many of Canon lenses, yes, but it hasn't worked out too well for me in terms of the supertelephotos.  The Mk I lenses seemed like something I could save up for, especially the 300 and 400, but then they released the Mk II lenses :'(
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Re: I'm so sick of Canon ...
« Reply #50 on: September 26, 2013, 08:28:53 AM »
If Canon is going to succeed with a medium format strategy, they will have to deliver Hasselblad quality and close the price gap between MF and top-of-the-line DSLRs. Currently the price jump to Phase One IQ180 and Hasselblad H5D 60 is so big, 5-6x1DX, that only well paid professionals and the filthy rich amateurs can afford it. CanonĀ“s strength is in high quality volume production and, to tempt more professionals and a larger portion of the amateur/enthusiast market, the price premium should not be more than 2.5x1DX.

I will not speculate in how much it takes for a DSLR manufacturer like Canon to build medium format from scratch. But I assume they would make life much easier for themselves by acquiring one of the existing top tier suppliers, like Hasselblad or Phase One.
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Re: I'm so sick of Canon ...
« Reply #51 on: September 26, 2013, 08:55:46 AM »
Sick of Canon?
HAVE YOU SEEN the new Powershot G16????   How can you possibly be sick of such a cutting edge company!!!!!! ::)

OK...I just had to.  I think some of my Canon gear is incredible..but after the M debacle and then the release another version of a camera that would sell in 2008 (I know that is an over simplification..but I am not too far off the mark)...but the basics make you think..is someone asleep at the wheel on these product lines?....

I guess the bigger the corporation...the slower and fatter the move...

I guess that it is great that there are smaller, innovative (but not perfect!) companies that can show up with more innovative products at lower prices that can give us a little perspective.
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Re: I'm so sick of Canon ...
« Reply #51 on: September 26, 2013, 08:55:46 AM »

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Re: I'm so sick of Canon ...
« Reply #52 on: September 26, 2013, 10:29:35 AM »
I feel so out ... I don't have GAS and am not an L-coholic.  :'(
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Re: I'm so sick of Canon ...
« Reply #53 on: October 07, 2013, 05:49:08 AM »
  :) Finally I have found a group I can belong with I don't have any L glass I really cannot justify the cost as a hobbiest.
I have a hidden stash, hubby has never looked at my lenses. I have said though not promised, to sell my 500D
as I now have a new baby 70d. I hope to pick up a walk around lens for my trip to London next summer just not
sure what it will be yet so many choices so short on play money.
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Re: I'm so sick of Canon ...
« Reply #54 on: October 07, 2013, 06:52:40 AM »
Well ... I returned the 16-35 yet again (didn't get third time lucky). This was the third copy I checked and didn't like it wide open - stopping down to f/8 or so was better but I can get the 17-40 if that was my main purpose.

Maybe I need to look elsewhere ... the 17mm TSE perhaps ... this just seems to go on forever.
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Re: I'm so sick of Canon ...
« Reply #55 on: October 07, 2013, 09:06:31 AM »
I absolutely agree with the fatter the slower.
But the 600 EX RT was a good creation (or reaction on the demand) for off camera flashers.
Cured me from looking over the fence.

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Re: I'm so sick of Canon ...
« Reply #56 on: October 07, 2013, 09:26:23 AM »
Well ... I returned the 16-35 yet again (didn't get third time lucky). This was the third copy I checked and didn't like it wide open - stopping down to f/8 or so was better but I can get the 17-40 if that was my main purpose.

Maybe I need to look elsewhere ... the 17mm TSE perhaps ... this just seems to go on forever.

+1....I wasn't happy from f2.8 to 5.6.

I rented 14mm, it's quite awesome if you shoot @ wide end.
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Re: I'm so sick of Canon ...
« Reply #57 on: October 07, 2013, 10:15:30 AM »
Well ... I returned the 16-35 yet again (didn't get third time lucky). This was the third copy I checked and didn't like it wide open - stopping down to f/8 or so was better but I can get the 17-40 if that was my main purpose.

Maybe I need to look elsewhere ... the 17mm TSE perhaps ... this just seems to go on forever.

+1....I wasn't happy from f2.8 to 5.6.

I rented 14mm, it's quite awesome if you shoot @ wide end.

I also tried the 14mm but it was waaay too wide for my purposes. I had tough time composing because it was difficult keeping things out with the extremely wide FOV
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Re: I'm so sick of Canon ...
« Reply #58 on: October 07, 2013, 10:51:23 AM »
Well ... I returned the 16-35 yet again (didn't get third time lucky). This was the third copy I checked and didn't like it wide open - stopping down to f/8 or so was better but I can get the 17-40 if that was my main purpose.

Maybe I need to look elsewhere ... the 17mm TSE perhaps ... this just seems to go on forever.

The TS-E 17 is a great lens.  Biggest drawback is lack of AF.  If you can get around that and its cost, it's a winner!

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Re: I'm so sick of Canon ...
« Reply #58 on: October 07, 2013, 10:51:23 AM »