sandy b: Don't think there was a loser in the bunch, would be happy to own any of them. Pretty good time to be in this hobby. Happy new year to you all, may 2013 bring you much good light.
Happy New Year to you too.
Nobody ever took a great photo with a 5D. Especially the latest model. Its a fact. ;-)
Another great and detailed review. I think this lens will replace my 50mm very well since using a 1.6 crop factor camera and 50mm's is 'too far' and restrictive most times for my needs in the studio. 35mm's x1.6 = 56mm's and comes closer to what a 50mm can do FF like I used to do. I need something tack sharp, but closer. Thanks for the review.
Dan Wagner: Maybe DPreview is the company sensationalizing the photo, not the NY Post. After all the word sensationalize is a subjective and not something quantifiable. The NY Post headline is accurate -- the man is in fact about to die. I'm not a fan of the Post, but that's for many other reasons. A photographer photographs, a Newspaper prints the news -- both are behaving within the parameters of their job descriptions. And I agree with Gary regarding the current trend to vilify photographers. Weegee stated, "You can't be a nice Nellie and do photography." Additionally, if you want to see real black and white photography check out my site: http://www.danwagnerphotography.com I don't need a user name, I use my real name. "All the news that's fit to print." -- oops that's the other paper.
What happened to common decency? The photographer has to live with themself too. I'd sure as hell drop my gear and help if I could rather than trying to get a "Pulitzer".
Ubilam: Why is this item posted on the front page of DPR???
"Digital Photography Review" this place was once. To 'review' photography gear and not about who uses the stuff to make news. Times do change.
I'm not alone with what is wrong with this "news story"on this website, Gary. See above and below this post.
Somebody find me a tissue so I can dry my tears for this guy.
Go chase an ambulance then, Marc.
Why is this item posted on the front page of DPR???
A few macro shot samples would be nice in the DPR samples, since its supposed to be a macro lens too. Wink-wink.
dwalk: I'm in the market for a DSLR, currently owning a canon S5IS. I'm an enthusiast photographer, not a professional, who ocassionally shoots weddings with borrowed gear. With the 60d and 7d cameras being quite old, i was hoping for a new version of either of them. Now I will start looking at Nikon, a pity, as i used to shoot Canon Film SLRs
Always bugs me when people call dig-cams "old" these days or compare to film cameras. New stuff is not always better, dwalk. You'd like a 7D.
Only $22,000? Geez... I'll get another mortgage for a 'camera'.
Why isn't there a "DISLIKE" button to hit, DPR? Seems we either 'LIKE' it or ??? what we read here regarding comments.
Ubilam: I used a 7D today for the first time. Its like... a new Universe opened. Canon should make only 7D's.
Hey ageha... you'd know what i mean if you were serious about better cameras and knew something about photography. Try not to use 'Auto' and the idiot modes so much.
Hey T3, just use a 7D yourself instead of pontificating against it. You can pour tea over your Rebel as much as you want and you will end up with a ruined camera. Amateurs always know better....
Happy with a phone camera now?
ThoughtfulMind: Ok, guys, I need help here. I am a newbie to photography, no experience more than taking the occasional pictures here and there, with a recent decision to pick up photography, been reading quite a bit when suddenly my cheapo p&s died. I am trying to decide between a t3i and a t4i. So here's what I'm looking for, I will probably start with the camera on auto, but want to be able to experiment and learn with the manual modes over time. I am also of the mentality that I want to buy something that will last a few years and that I'd rather spend the money upfront rather than start with something basic then pay more down the line to upgrade. I love the fact that the t4i doesn't "effectively" have a 4GB movie limit and a stereo mic, but I am concerned that its slightly noisier than a t3i. And while the t3i can be had at a bargain now, I am wondering how it will hold up quality-wise 3-4 years down the road. I have considered an SLT-57, loved it, but hated the downwards swiveling screen.
Get a 7D if you're serious about a camera to use later on.
I used a 7D today for the first time. Its like... a new Universe opened. Canon should make only 7D's.
Remarkable. 30 years? Lucky that they are all still alive and friends. I wish I aged as well as any one of them!
Ubilam: I don't get it. Canon has lost their minds. "The quality of a Canon DSLR". Its like, why spend a fortune on a new DSLR Canon camera when they will create a bogus body to slap that expensive 'retro' glass onto?! I was about to buy a 7D. Not now. Just nuts what is going on, and I am fed up!
Why do they promote the M as a DSLR alternative???
rocklobster: As another poster said it doesn't offer any advantage unless you have a collection of Canon lenses and then probaly the only one is a slight reduction in overall size - ROCK ON M4/3!
The M and any new M lens attached will fit nicely in your pocket too, right?