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It's APS, though, which makes it slightly less impressive. Smaller image circle means it's easier to build a fast lens. Apparently, there are already doubts about its sharpness but I haven't looked into it too carefully.

 

True.  It's just that f/2.8 seems like such an unchangeable fact and mental block for modern zooms; it's great for anybody to break it.  It's tougher to build a longer focal length zoom with wider aperture, but if somebody came out with a good 24-70 f/2 full frame, heck even just 28-55 f/2, I would buy that over the $$$$ Canon 24-70 f/2.8 II.  

post #2492 of 2699

I handled the new 100D at the store today. It was a display unit, but I didn't take any test shots as I just wanted to hold it and see how it fits.

 

It really feels nice especially if you mount it with a small prime (so, anything with a red ring is out), the grip is still holdable though suffers from the same problem as the Rebels -- the last pinky finger usually has nothing to grip on. I can't imagine anyone wanting to get an EOS-M after handling this little thing, if only Canon produced a matching EF-s 22mm f/2 lens for it.

 

But anyways I am going to give this a pass. Besides the 35/2, I don't have anything I would want to mount on this camera and have it still balance properly in my hand.

post #2493 of 2699

Thanks for the review.  I'm more and more glad I bought the GX1.  I really haven't had a good chance to put it through its paces but I'm having fun with it.

 

On another note, I'm finally getting a bit tired of the wobbly tripod ring I have for my 100L so I was going to buy a Canon one tonight.  $190!!  Seriously, Canon?!?!?

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Hey all,

Been on HeadFi a little while now but never in these threads. Just wanted to share a quick link about my best friend being chosen as Australia's Tourism Lifestyle Photographer.

https://www.facebook.com/AlexanderLeewayLifestylePhotographer
 

This is his 30 second entry :)


 

As camera enthusiasts I hope you can support a passionate friend of mine in getting this job :) 
I'm sure many of you have facebook and just liking his page would be a huge help. 

We're trying to generate as much buzz as possible about him :)

Thanks very much - I hope this isn't considered spam. I will be happy to remove it if it annoys anyone. 

Thanks

post #2495 of 2699

Just updated my 5D3 firmware to 1.2.1. Process went smoothly. Admittedly there's nothing in there that I really needed, just the software engineer in me wanting to ensure everything is always up to date.

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Just updated my 5D3 firmware to 1.2.1. Process went smoothly. Admittedly there's nothing in there that I really needed, just the software engineer in me wanting to ensure everything is always up to date.

Darn..I was looking forward to the F/8 autofocus feature and improved AF speed with speedlite focus assist beam, but Canon apparently decided to screw those of us who use third party batteries.  Boo.. I will not be updating the firmware unless I desperately need the F/8 AF in the future.

 

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=14562.0

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Hey Everyone, How have your LP E6 batteries been holding up?

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Hey Everyone, How have your LP E6 batteries been holding up?

 

I've had four of them but I'm down to three now as I had to let one go when I sold my 5D2.  Mine are all OEM Canon as I have a "thing" about spending $3K+ for a camera/lens and then skimping on the battery (same with memory cards).  They've all been good for me.  Hold their charge well and I don't notice any diminished capacity.  I use only the OEM Canon charger as well.

post #2499 of 2699
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Originally Posted by leftnose View Post

 

I've had four of them but I'm down to three now as I had to let one go when I sold my 5D2.  Mine are all OEM Canon as I have a "thing" about spending $3K+ for a camera/lens and then skimping on the battery (same with memory cards).  They've all been good for me.  Hold their charge well and I don't notice any diminished capacity.  I use only the OEM Canon charger as well.

 

This is my experience also, I have 2 of these batteries and none seem to be lacking power even after a few years now.
 

While I agree with leftnose on the cheap battery comment I do have to say that when I had my 40 & 50D the BP511a replacements from sterlingtek were fantastic, better life than the Canon OEM and from my own experience and feedback on various forums its seems they are rather reliable.  That being said, I haven't used sterlingtek for E6s yet as mine are doing fine and I only need two.  

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I don't have any ones older than my 5D3 currently, both which are OEM and now report 2 "boxes" health but are holding up very well. I let go two of them, one when I sold my 7D and another when I sold my 5D2, both of them also down to 2 boxes. I've not personally owned anything that dropped below that before, so all good experience with them so far.

 

On an unrelated note, I am particularly pleased with this shot today even though it has some flaws.

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I was noticing how the batteries from the 2009 7D are starting to go bad. the old BP 511 lasted forever. like 5-6 years.
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The magnolias in front of my house are in bloom now (finally -- over a month later than last year!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

and a 100% crop of the above (at least before the forum does its thing)

 

First two taken with my 17-40 and last two with my 100L.

post #2503 of 2699

Nice work with the 17-40, using wides for closeups and macro is not something that I have had much success with.

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Thanks.  I can only really offer two suggestions.  One is to compose to be able to add a vignette in post.  Often there is still too much in the frame of a wide angle close-up that you have to give a bit of help to the viewer's eye to get it where it needs to go.  Second, don't be afraid to get REALLY close.  Often I startle myself when I lower the camera as I'm much closer to the subject than I would have thought; I see so much through the viewfinder only to find myself a few inches from the subject!

 

I also upgraded to FW 1.2.1 last night.  I don't do video or own a tele-extender so better AF-assist speed is the only improvement in there for me and it is noticeably faster.

post #2505 of 2699
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Originally Posted by MadCow View Post

I don't have any ones older than my 5D3 currently, both which are OEM and now report 2 "boxes" health but are holding up very well. I let go two of them, one when I sold my 7D and another when I sold my 5D2, both of them also down to 2 boxes. I've not personally owned anything that dropped below that before, so all good experience with them so far.

 

On an unrelated note, I am particularly pleased with this shot today even though it has some flaws.


Really nice shot!

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