I played with the new Canon 70D at our local COSTCO store, and I certainly was not impressed with its autofocus performance. In switching to different subjects at much different distances in the store's indoor lighting, I could see nothing "revolutionary" about its speed.
It definitely appeared to be slower in response than my Panasonic GH3.
If you are a Canon user, I guess that one will get a different impression. Perhaps then you will think that the 70D is a big deal. I think that too many camera reviewers bought into reporting all of Canon's marketing hype about the 70D, instead of taking a close scrutiny as to just how well it actually performs in comparison to technology from other brands.
The UN clearly needs to punish China for its blatant destruction of the earth's environment. The Chinese are the world's worst criminals when it comes to promoting Global Warming, which threatens the lives of everyone on our planet.
Yet another clear indication of the corruption and lack of morality that exists within the Communist Party leadership in China.
WACONimages: How is it possible that the biggest modern & leading(??) country in the world has so much religion fanaticism & racism. Conservatism and fear! is the only reason I can think of as an outsider(Netherlands). I know it is only in parts of the US and racism can be found all over the world. But it has still an impact on me. Same as anti-homo, Tea-Party, anti-abortion etc. This might be ideas from only a few % of the US citizens, but they seem to have quiet an influence on politics however.
If I see pics of friends who travel in the US I lucky see a lot of great stuff!, but the above sometimes holds me back to make such a journey myself.
Petrogel: You are clearly engaging in exaggeration. The KKK is all but dead in the USA. People identifying themselves as Klan members only number in a few thousand in the USA. They are extremely rare. Yet you are comparing them to the populations of several nations? That is ridiculous. Shame on you!
"I don't know the "percentage " at all, i'm just trying to justify sizes of population groups"
B1ackhat: Too bad he only shot them with a camera. They're wasting precious oxygen on this earth.
Wasn't that Hitler's opinion of Jews? You are not in very good company by making remarks like this.
"They're wasting precious oxygen on this earth."
It doesn't though. The USA is one of the least racist nations in the world. Especially when compared to a nation like the Netherlands.
"How is it possible that the biggest modern & leading(??) country in the world has so much religion fanaticism & racism"
You think that 10% of Americans belong to such groups like this? You are crazy.
There are only 8,000 Ku Klux Klan members left in the USA today. That in a nation of 316 Million people. Your ignorance of the USA is quite extreme.
You come across as being most biased, to be saying such untrue things.
John by the Sea: In the picture of the guy with a shotgun, I see Dora the Explorer in the background. I find that Ironic.
You think that is a shotgun? Man, you obviously know nothing about firearms. Anyone knowledgeable about guns can easily see that is just a BB/Pellet air rifle. Read the actual story, and you will see that is indeed the case. The guy is in the act of killing a cockroach on the wall of their home.
ljmac: I can't think of a better advertisement for gun control than the first photograph. I can't think of a better advertisement for birth control either.
If you actually bother to read the story, you will discover that is only a BB gun, not a real firearm. The man is using it to kill a cockroach on the wall of his home.
From f/4 to f/8, this lens is incredibly sharp. Shoot in that range, and you will be blown away by the resolution. Wide open at F/2.8 is quite sharp too.
In comparison to this lens, the Sigma f/2.8 24-70mm HSM is a piece of junk. The Sigma goes badly soft when opened to f/2.8
Kodachrome200: I own it. I love it. It knocks my socks off. I highly reccomend it
I love mine too. It is a great match for either the D600 or D800.
gsum: These real world samples are extremely useful. More please.
This lens gives excellent results at 70mm but is not as good at the 24mm end due to some smearing and CA. Think I'll stick with my primes.
This is a great lens for photographing people at events, as one can instantly change from 24mm, to 28mm, to 35mm, to 50mm, and to 70mm. Primes don't offer than versatility.
fyngyrz: I have another perspective.
I wonder how many people are like me, where I see the f/2.8 and react "just another slow lens" and never even consider purchasing?
I want to see f/1.4 or better yet, f/1.2. /Then/ I'm thinking of cracking the cookie jar.
Half of each day, on average, is spent in the dark. And just because it's dark doesn't mean subject matter will hold still. So slow lenses are not of interest.
And before someone says "f/2.8 isn't slow", you come back and tell me that after you've shot in the dark with an f/1.2 lens like Canon's 50mm or 85mm. If you do, I'll know you haven't actually used a fast lens. :)
What an off-topic and irrelevant comment to make. To compare a standard zoom lens with any type of prime lens? It is nonsense for you to make these comments, as these are totally different types of lenses. Very silly of you, really.
Phiben: Still crashing on Win 7, 64 Bit, SSD systems. :/
Me too. Working just fine with Windows 7 64 bit with SSD as boot and program file drive.
No doubt it will be ranked among the greatest cameras of the 21st Century. A true trendsetter.
If you are a photographer and don't own a Sony RX100, you are most definitely NOT cool ........
The RX100 is the iPhone of compact cameras.
It is true. Sony has shown more innovation in the past couple of years than Canon and Nikon have in the last decade.
Why isn't Canon charging money for this upgrade? They are leaving money on the table.
For example, Panasonic just announced a firmware upgrade for the AF-100 camcorder that adds support for recording in 1080/60p. But they are getting $250 from customer so that they can download and install this update.
In contrast, Canon is giving this all away for free! What dummies. Canon shareholders must be upset.
ozpaul: Still amazes me that the mid-range D90 has never needed a firmware upgrade.... Someone must have done a good job. I wonder if they still work for Nikon????
The D90 is a superb classic, that still takes great photos.
draculavn: Bye bye nikon. I will buy a 5D mark 3
Wasn't Dracula a monster that sucked the life out of everyone?
bunfoolio: Goverment shoud just not be involved in issues such as this. What a waste of time, money, and ultimetly innovation in the industry.
Governments everywhere are desperate for more taxes. And who better to tax than photographers? Taking photos is an idle luxury, and not a necessity of life for anyone.
All photo gear should receive an additional 10% tax. That would be a boon to the world economy, and help redistribute resources among all people.