JanDmitri: Seems to me that canon hasnt done squat in years and now their way of trying to make a stand again, is by releasing overkill and overpriced gear. If i had $4k to spend on a lens. the 11-24 would be the last thing id consider. Id go for the otus.Curious to see what the 5Ds/r turns out to be and how much its gonna cost. Also find it quite funny how the MP count is all Canon is trying to push to consumers.
what more do you need? Canon has the most comprehensive lens in the industry for their dslr. CA etc doesn't show up anyways printed on fine arts papers mural sized. Printed ISO 1600 from my 6d 2 meters by 1.5 meters no noise or CA using the 16mmF4 I.S zoom.
all looks crap under artificial indoor light and backlit scenes which most selfies and portraits takes place. All phones look good under nice outdoor light except night scene. One can improve using Perfectly Clear apps.
I like it and the way the lens conveys dreamy moody look.i love to shoot portraits at cemeteries and i think this lens conveys my vision for such photoshoots.
abi170845: I love ultra wide lens and even the 14mm L mk2 is an extremely difficult lens to master. For landscape, you better have an outstanding foreground because everything else such as the horizon etc will look small and almost impossible to shoot without grad filters.
Notice on the sample gallery how the horizon looked small, even if you have spectacular cloud formations and light, they will look small. So shooting at 11mm you better have a knockout foreground that is one in a million to make the shot at 11mm.
If your thing is spectacular light during both twilights, sunrise and sunsets, filters are a must. I have to use the Hitech Lucroit on my 14mm Mk2 L, as much as I am keen on this else, I will wait until there are filters to fit this behemoth of a lens.
Ecopix, I would like to know which sensor is able to shoot against the setting sun without using at least a 3 stop reverse grad. I have to use Benson 4 stops reverse grad. When printed, even my 7d looked spectacular on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Baryta Paper and nobody mentioned anything about me usingfilters. By the way, I use a 6d since June 2014. Just use the liveview, meter on the foreground and use filters for the photo to look natural. Sometimes I just use my X pro adapter ring and use blu tac to stick my grads so I can work quickly.
For horizon shots I use Reverse Grads or Strip Filters. But we have liveview, just use it and choose which filter will look natural..Thanks for the reply Rishi! Anyway we look at it, it is a very difficult lens to master! I'd love to shoot with it, maybe I will rent it first. I was shooting at Phuket Ban Naithon Beach against the sun I really did get the shot with my 14mmMk2 L with Lucroit Filters from sunset I used .9 reverse grad until the after glow, the light, the sky and cloud was spectacular! I have never seen light like that before and I captured each passing light. What made it spectacular was on the left side of me, the cloud and light closest to me was purple pink magenta with blue light! It was amazing! I was working frantically back and forth with my .6 reverse and .6 and .9 soft grad, I got natural shot because I shot them with Liveview, and no way that I was going to miss the shot! I have been to the same place dozens of time but last August 2014 was THE best.
I love ultra wide lens and even the 14mm L mk2 is an extremely difficult lens to master. For landscape, you better have an outstanding foreground because everything else such as the horizon etc will look small and almost impossible to shoot without grad filters.
Not a good sign. Loosing focus(pun intended) from their baleyhooed original marketing.
i am getting one. Lucky I didn't buy the 100-400MK2, can't wait to get one of a kind shot at 11mm. I am sure Lee and Format is working on an adapter for this lens as I have on for my 14mmMk2.
I want it!!!! Got it on preoder and I hope formatt Hitech will have the adapter for this lens as I have theirs for my 14mm Mk2. I think lee will be making one soon too with the SW system.
Zoron: D900 is going to be 55mp....;p
Shhhh everyone, I want that lens! Here come the naysayers.
But sold out like hot peanuts.hahhaha
Let see Samsung full support of their camera if they dare like equivalent 16mmZoom with I.S f4, 50mm 1.2, 85mm 1.2, 14mmZoom, it is the glass glass glass. And full support of build in radio trigger flash like the 600ex rt, availability of batteries and gets 1000 plus shots on a single charge.
Where Samsung? stop churning out bodies like Sony and churn out lenses like Fuji.
Joo Prates: The numbers are cold, but show the facts.
Let's go to DPR ratings. In interchangeable Lens Cameras, ordered by rating, in Gold Awards, we find in the 10 first best cameras:
- 1 Canon Camera (EOS-1D Mark IV- 89% / Feb 2010) ,
- 4 Nikon cameras (D3S - 89% / Feb 2010; D610 - 87% / Mar 2014; D600 - 87% / Nov 2012; D7100 85% / Apr 2013)
The new Canon 70D - 83% / Oct 2013 in 13 position Gold Award
The new 7D MarkII - 84% / Dec 2014 Silver Award
So, after 5 years...it's the best Canon achieves with their 7D Mark II? the same sensor...low DR...no Wi-fi? are you joking with us?
For instance in lens...how is it possible that Sigma makes a 50 mm 1,4 Art lens, for 950USD (price droping), and the top Canon L 50mm 1,2 that sells for 1600USD is worse in all levels, compared to the Sigma?
I've been a canonist all my life, but I'm disappointed with Canon Cameras and lenses, and I'm considering making the big move - changing to Nikon.
And why waste all that glass on a crop sensor that do not use all the area of the EF L glass? a waste, might as well go full frame. I don't hear the old school manual sport shooters complain back in the days before autofocus.
Not just the sensor, but the EFS lenses are pathetic!!!!
I revived my Rollei 6008 from the dead with new recelled Nimh battery. Using Velvia 50 and Portra 160 120mm films. Send them to North Coast Photo Services for E-6 processing and Premier Scan.
Get a used Mamiya AF for cheap and try a roll of Velvia and Portra send them to North Coast Photos Services for processing and scanning.
Andrew ATM216: Is anyone still using typewriters these days, when there are computers? Is anyone still using cloth diapers for their babies, when there are disposable ones? Do people have money to burn by still using film, and not taking advantage of modern technology? Well i don't want to sound rude or disrespectful, but using film in this day and age is quite silly and wasteful....especially when u can get a decent digitsl camera for $200-$300 dollars.... :)
I revived my Rollei 6008 from the dead with new recelled Nimh battery. Using Velvia 50 and Portra 160 120mm films. Send them to North Coast Photo Services for E-6 processing and Premier Scan. You obviously don't know what you are talking about.
And how would I go about having that place to myself as long as I want to get the shot? Only pros are allowed? Give me the place to my self for 5 days and nights, don't bother me and I'll get the shots. But?
abi170845: Look at that pathetic slow lens attached to the 7Dmk2. Where are the pro efs lenses?
As much I love this camera when I tested it out yesterday at my local dealer. Come on Canon, where is the Tough, Weather Sealed non pumping EFS 2.8 zoom like those from Fuji! I would not want to use my EF L lenses on the APSC camera.
Please canon stop producing same old Rebels and double digit APSC and re do all the EFS lenses. 60mm Macro? ancieeent!
a high performance camera with crippled EFS lenses, Great job Canon. Even Olympus has a pro grade mid zoom.
Look at that pathetic slow lens attached to the 7Dmk2. Where are the pro efs lenses?