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Re: Crop sensors need cropped lenes
« Reply #105 on: August 12, 2013, 12:12:28 AM »
You are basically saying the same thing as Neuro in a oppsoite way.

No, I am saying the opposite thing. That you may find out that you do not need to stop down, very often at least.

And not everybody is coming from film, many people started with crop cameras. Give some credit to the younger generation.

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For someone comming from film, I am surprised that you call "Exposure Value" as  "a vague term you just invented"

I explained that already.
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« Reply #106 on: August 12, 2013, 01:47:32 AM »
You are basically saying the same thing as Neuro in a oppsoite way.

No, I am saying the opposite thing. That you may find out that you do not need to stop down, very often at least.

And not everybody is coming from film, many people started with crop cameras. Give some credit to the younger generation.

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For someone comming from film, I am surprised that you call "Exposure Value" as  "a vague term you just invented"

I explained that already.
I did not say you say the opposite thing. I said you are saying the same thing as Nuero in an opposite way.
Understanding DOF has got nothing to do with film and has got nothing to do with the younger generation. You are just implying that people do not understand DOF without film back ground,. That is a very blunt and offending statement.
 You did not explain why you call "Exposure Value" as  "a vague term you just invented". You just admitted you do not know anything about "exposure value" even with your back ground on film.
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Re: Crop sensors need cropped lenes
« Reply #107 on: August 12, 2013, 06:27:24 AM »
I did not say you say the opposite thing. I said you are saying the same thing as Nuero in an opposite way.

But I am not.

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Understanding DOF has got nothing to do with film and has got nothing to do with the younger generation. You are just implying that people do not understand DOF without film back ground,. That is a very blunt and offending statement.

Not really. Photography is a hobby. EDIT: I stand corrected. For many, it is a profession. Most people enjoy taking photos and do not or do not want to understand the technicalities. Nothing offending with saying that. Even when you understand it, you may not know what it actually means in practice if you have not tried it. For example, the myth that f/1.2 - f/1.4 on FF means razor  thin DOF, is well and alive and is often cited as a reason not to go FF because who wants to shoot with such DOF.

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You did not explain why you call "Exposure Value" as  "a vague term you just invented". You just admitted you do not know anything about "exposure value" even with your back ground on film.

Wrong, read again. But feel free to beat on that drum as long as you want.
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« Reply #108 on: August 12, 2013, 06:54:22 AM »
For example, the myth that f/1.2 - f/1.4 on FF means razor  thin DOF, is well and alive and is often cited as a reason not to go FF because who wants to shoot with such DOF.

Can you expand on this? Why is this a myth? I agree it depends on a number of variables, focal length, subject distance etc, but f1.2 CAN yield a very thin depth of field. Or is it the term 'razor' you find misleading?
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« Reply #109 on: August 12, 2013, 07:08:26 AM »
For example, the myth that f/1.2 - f/1.4 on FF means razor  thin DOF, is well and alive and is often cited as a reason not to go FF because who wants to shoot with such DOF.

Ahhh, so it's a myth that you can get 'razor thin' DoF at f/1.2 - f/1.4 on FF.  More semantics?  Or are you merely stating that DoF thinner than the length of my 5 year old's button nose is technically thicker than a razor, so a ~1 cm DoF isn't razor thin?  How about the MP-E 65mm at f/2.8 and 5x mag on FF, is that razor thin?  (Oh, and by the way, that's another very valid scenario in which your favorite concept, equivalence, doesn't apply - macro shooting at max magnification, the lens' MFD doesn't change with sensor format, so the FoV isn't equivalent.)

As for citing thin DoF as a reason not to go FF, I guess you're saying the great unwashed masses of hobby photographers shooting APS-C are incapable of understanding that an f/1.2 lens can be stopped down, something easily understood by someone who comprehends the concept of exposure value so thoroughly that they fail to even recognize the term.   ::)
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« Reply #110 on: August 12, 2013, 09:45:45 AM »
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One of my main problems with all this kit is the weight, carrying 40Kg on a trek to a wild life photo opertunity can be a pain.

When the 7D2 comes out the thing that would get me to buy one would be if light weight lens were available with similar quality to the L series but making use of the reduced diameter needed for the smaller sensor. (While they are at it they can reduce the price as the elements aren't as big.  ;) )

The 7D is 820g, and the 5D Mark II, is 860g, not much differences !? The 1Dx at 1,340g I would notice the difference but the 7D and 5D, nope !?

If you're taking 40Kg of gears with you, perhaps you forgot to think of what you want vs. need on this outing !?

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Re: Crop sensors need cropped lenes
« Reply #111 on: August 12, 2013, 04:11:11 PM »




 "Exposure Value" is a vague term you just invented.



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« Reply #112 on: August 12, 2013, 04:23:04 PM »
Take a look at the EF 28-135 F5.6 lens and the EFS 18-135 F5.6 lens. They are the same width, the same length, within a few grams of the same weight.  Surely if there was a size advantage of one format over the other, these two lenses would not be almost identical???
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« Reply #113 on: August 12, 2013, 04:35:23 PM »
For example, the myth that f/1.2 - f/1.4 on FF means razor  thin DOF, is well and alive and is often cited as a reason not to go FF because who wants to shoot with such DOF.

Can you expand on this? Why is this a myth? I agree it depends on a number of variables, focal length, subject distance etc, but f1.2 CAN yield a very thin depth of field. Or is it the term 'razor' you find misleading?

Since the thread was cleaned up, for a good reason, I want to reply to you again. When you focus close, it is. When not, it is not. Check out Joe's gallery (who posted here yesterday), he has amazing shots with his 50L on FF, wide open; many of them with deep DOF.

Of course, f/1.2 can yield a razor thin DOF but it does not "mean" razor thin DOF.

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Re: Crop sensors need cropped lenes
« Reply #114 on: August 12, 2013, 05:13:00 PM »

Can you expand on this? Why is this a myth? I agree it depends on a number of variables, focal length, subject distance etc, but f1.2 CAN yield a very thin depth of field. Or is it the term 'razor' you find misleading?

Since the thread was cleaned up, for a good reason, I want to reply to you again. When you focus close, it is. When not, it is not. Check out Joe's gallery (who posted here yesterday), he has amazing shots with his 50L on FF, wide open; many of them with deep DOF.

Of course, f/1.2 can yield a razor thin DOF but it does not "mean" razor thin DOF.
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If you focus a 50mm 1.2 wide open on FF at about 70 meters you'll get from around 40 m to infinity in focus. If you focus a 40mm at f11 at about 7 meters you'll get from about 3m to infinity in focus. So in this context the 50 1.2 would be very unforgiving wide open in comparison.

I'm not sure what point you're trying to make really. The relationship between dof and magnification / distance is very old news and thoroughly documented. When an experienced photographer refers to 'razor thin' depth of field he's assuming the relationship between dof and distance is well understood.

If you're trying to suggest that a larger format is just as easy to use as a smaller one you'd be wrong. Smaller is nearly always more forgiving of technique.

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« Reply #115 on: August 12, 2013, 05:14:09 PM »
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One of my main problems with all this kit is the weight, carrying 40Kg on a trek to a wild life photo opertunity can be a pain.
I can understand your problem, but APSC lenses are not going to save any weight.

I carry a LARGE pelican case and a carbon fibre tripod on canoe trips....  The reason I have stayed with APSC is that the field of view with a 400F5.6 on APSC is about the same as a 600F4 on FF, but is obviously a lot lighter. It's all about pixels on the target....  The only way the lens is going to get any lighter is if it goes to F6.3, and that means no autofocus on most Canon bodies....(that's why no current Canon lenses are slower than F5.6)

Several people in this thread have suggested that an APSC version of a lens would need smaller elements. While this is true for the last few elements, it is not for the first elements, and that means that the lens will be just as wide and almost as heavy as the FF version. Light from the entire surface of the biggest element gets focused on the APSC sensor, so making that element smaller means raising the F number.

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« Reply #116 on: August 12, 2013, 05:23:08 PM »
Take a look at the EF 28-135 F5.6 lens and the EFS 18-135 F5.6 lens. They are the same width, the same length, within a few grams of the same weight.  Surely if there was a size advantage of one format over the other, these two lenses would not be almost identical???
There are many examples like that, such as these two similar angle of view zooms: The EF-S 18-55/3.5-5.6 kit lens has a virtually identical size/weight as the now discontinued EF 28-80/3.5-5.6.

Edit: the EF 28-90 is even lighter than the EF 28-80.
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« Reply #117 on: August 12, 2013, 05:45:14 PM »
If you focus a 50mm 1.2 wide open on FF at about 70 meters you'll get from around 40 m to infinity in focus. If you focus a 40mm at f11 at about 7 meters you'll get from about 3m to infinity in focus. So in this context the 50 1.2 would be very unforgiving wide open in comparison.

I'm not sure what point you're trying to make really. The relationship between dof and magnification / distance is very old news and thoroughly documented. When an experienced photographer refers to 'razor thin' depth of field he's assuming the relationship between dof and distance is well understood.

If you're trying to suggest that a larger format is just as easy to use as a smaller one you'd be wrong. Smaller is nearly always more forgiving of technique.

The point I made is that the popular misconception about fast lenses on FF "meaning" razor thin DOF, one eye in focus only, etc., is, well, a misconception. I read this very often as an argument against FF. They do not say it is relative to something, they do not say how forgiving it is. The m43 forums, for example, are full of such statements. It does not help that the relationship between dof and distance is well understood. They are still saying it very often. I am pretty sure that they do not mean, say, 15m is razor thin compared to 100m, stopped down. EDIT: BTW, DOF grows non-linearly with distance, making in huge even in relative terms for large distances

Another point I made: you can play with DOF calculators all day but nothing replaces actual experience. Pushing the boundaries is fun and educational. A picture is worth ... well, more than a  number in a DOF calculator.
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« Reply #118 on: August 12, 2013, 06:47:30 PM »
Another point I made: you can play with DOF calculators all day but nothing replaces actual experience. Pushing the boundaries is fun and educational. A picture is worth ... well, more than a  number in a DOF calculator.

I think the line about experience ties in with how I think about lenses on a crop camera.  I shoot with a 7D now and have been using a crop body for all of my digital "life" (starting with a D60).  Before that, I shot film.

When I select a lens now, I never think in terms of "what is the crop equivalent of the FF lens that I want to use?"  I select a lens based on my experience with lenses on a crop camera.  I know what I'll get at 200mm or 300mm.  I know the effects I'll see for f/2.8 or f/4, or f/8 or anything else for that matter.

Unless you are switching back and forth between ff and crop bodies and really find you need to think in terms of what you see with one on the other, I think it's mostly a non-issue.  I know what a 70-200/2.8 is going to give me on my 7D.

This weekend, I shot with a 5DIII.  This is the first time I've used a ff body since I put down my Elan II E for the D60.  I never used the 70-200/2.8 with the Elan II E but it wasn't confusing at all.  I didn't have to think about what it would show relative to the 7D.  But, I did know that in familiar situations it would help to add a 1.4x teleconverter to get the reach.

Once you are actually shooting, the whole idea of equivalence and crop vs. ff lenses becomes a lot less important.  A lens is a lens and a little experience makes everything pretty simple.

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