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 Post subject: Suggestion for review
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:39 am 
Hi at camera labs

I really enjoy your reviews - especially of the lenses. There you cover an area otherwise rather blank!

Now, I have a suggestion for a great review to do: A comparison of Canon 5d + 24-105 L with Canon 30d + 17-85 IS USM.

Such a lens/camera review would make a lot of sense. We are many 20d/30d/17-85 users wondering what would happen if we took the plunge into the 5d/24-105. We know we would be lifted for quite some $$$, but what more? How much more quality will we get in our pictures? The focal length is about the same and they both have IS and USM.

So, how would they compare in a real life test as the one of the three 18-200 lenses???

Morten


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:47 am 
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Hi Morten, thanks for your message and welcome to Cameralabs!

That's a great idea and similar to something we were already planning...

I was originally thinking of the 30D plus 10-22mm versus the 5D plus 17-40mm, but this could be extended to include the longer, more normal lenses you've mentioned. I've already got some results for the 24-105 versus the old classic 24-70 coming up in the next two weeks, but will look into doing the comparisons suggested for a future article.

Thanks and hope you continue to enjoy the site!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 2:04 pm 
Yes, that would be even better - to do 30d 10-22 + 17-85 versus 5d 17-40, 24-105. But even your original idea is great!
Thanks for your thorough review of the 24-105!
Morten


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:22 pm 
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Good news Morten, I've already begun testing for this feature.

I'm doing it in two parts, the first with the 5D and 24-105 versus the 350D with 17-85, then I'll follow-up with the 17-40 versus 10-22mm combos.

I'm using the 350D for the tests because it's a more popular camera and in terms of image quality is extremely close to the 20D and 30D models. I will of course also include and compare the 20D and 30D in terms of features and build quality versus the 5D. So it will be an upgrade feature for anyone with a Canon APS-C body.

I hope you'll enjoy it!

Gordon

PS - there are also more Canon lens reviews on their way...


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:41 am 
Sounds really really good, Gordon! I think you are covering a much overlooked field here - since we all know that the last generation of dslrs have improved speed and quality soo much that it will take quite a jump really to get a noticeably better PICTURE through upgrading the body from now on - however, lenses are a totally different story. So there we should dumb are money...
Looking forward.
Morten


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:42 pm 
I'd like you to review the new Zigview S2 that seems so interesting.

Finally, live view with DSLRs??


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:00 pm 
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Yep, the Zigview certainly looks like an interesting concept, although I've not seen it in person yet.

I suspect it'd be a bit too big for general carry-around use though and would find itself in more specialist applications, like DSLRs mounted outside vehicles. I also wonder what the coverage of the viewfinder frame would be like.

Has anyone used one or seen it in the flesh?

Gordon


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:36 pm 
Nope. There are reviews for the predecessor which is not really good.

But the new one looks interesting and has better specs. There seems to be no review so far.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:33 am 
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Hello Morten, I'm pleased to say the feature you originally suggested all that time ago is now complete! You can read all about upgrading to a 5D from a cropped-sensor Canon DSLR at the following link:

http://www.cameralabs.com/features/Canon5D_upgrade/

I hope it's useful!

Gordon


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:38 am 
Gordon,
your site is fantastic and covers a lot of information really difficult to find elsewhere !
I have a 350D and I'm interested in buying a wide zoom lenses. Canon's 10-22 seemed to be the only alternative but now I have heard of Sigma 10-20 selling for considerable less. So the question is of course how the lenses compare and I count on you to find it out !


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Hi fbarrosn, welcome to the Cameralabs forums!

That's a great idea! We'll look into it in the near future...

Gordon


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