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I love the Canon 24 f/1.4 II, it's a fantastic piece of glass in every way possible...

except one...

It has very bad coma making it a problematic lens for star-shooting.

If the Sigma is as good (I'll even settle for almost as good) but has much better-controlled coma, I'm in!

14-24 OS looks interesting too...I agree with the others though, the 16-35 f/4 IS is going to be very hard to beat.  I've rented one and I'm on the verge of buying one.  I feel like it's the Canon wide-angle we've been waiting for for a very long time.  I suppose if anyone could top it, it would be Sigma.

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Landscape / Re: Stars above.
« on: August 08, 2014, 02:48:13 PM »
From our camp on Mt Baker a couple months ago, I'm not that happy with the composition but it was very early in the morning and we wanted to start climbing so I didn't have much time!

Taken with the excellent Samyang 14mm f/2.8, best star lens for Canon cameras IMHO. (haven't tried the 16-35 f/4.0 IS for stars yet, still too bright up here in Alaska!)

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 08, 2014, 02:40:09 PM »
Am I the only thinking: "there is no way this can possibly be true!"?

Seriously, 11mm rectilinear on full-frame, has that even been done before in a prime?  And we're talking about a zoom?  At f/2.8?

Have seen how BIG the Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 is?

I actually think $2800 would be a steal for something so absurdly wide and fast.

I agree with most on here in that I do not see the point of f/2.8 on something this wide.  I guess you could argue astro-landscape photography but, at 11mm, even f/4 would be very manageable on modern full-frame image sensors.

I hope I'm completely wrong, but this lens just seems physically impossible to make.

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Lenses / What has become of the long-rumored Canon 50mm IS?
« on: April 17, 2014, 08:08:15 PM »
I am extremely tempted to just pull the trigger on the new Sigma, but, I'm finding myself doing more and more hand-held video where external stabilization is just not practical. (see, here: http://vimeo.com/m/92210589)

I have the 28mm f/2.8 IS and it's probably my favorite lens right now.

I like the 50mm focal length even better, I was hoping the release of the Sigma would prompt Canon to at least announce something but...all I hear are crickets!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: April 17, 2014, 07:41:55 PM »
i'm sick and tired of reading how IS would make a lens so much heavier and biggerand compromise image quality  ... bla bla bla ... just a bunch of completely unfounded urban myths.

e.g. look at EF 70-200/4 L without IS 76x172mm, 705g and EF 70-200/4 L IS with IS 76x172mm, 760 g ... so a paltry 55 grams more .. for a lens with pretty big glass elements to be stabilized. And image quality is better on 70-200/4 with IS too. Price difference is excessive though, and purely marketing driven.

EF 24-70/2.8 L II should have been IS from the start ... especially at the price differential over the previous version.

This, this, 1000 times, THIS!

Size/weight is really not an excuse.  They just want to milk money out of as many variations as possible.

I'd love a 24-70 f/2.8 with IS for run-and-gun video!

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 08, 2014, 12:02:47 AM »
Who says you can't do landscape with a 70-200? (Mt Rainier)

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
« on: January 08, 2014, 12:00:47 AM »
Portland, OR (@105mm)

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Lenses / Re: Review: Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
« on: December 21, 2013, 10:11:02 PM »
Best star-lens for Canon IMHO, I LOVE mine.

I was a skeptic until I tried one for myself, now I'm a believer.

Do you have an idea of the amount of coma for the lens?

Down the page a bit with the 14L II with it.  http://www.extremeinstability.com/lens14mm.html

Love the website, extreme, I reference it all the time!

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Lenses / Re: Review: Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
« on: December 21, 2013, 09:59:54 PM »
Two shots:

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Lenses / Re: Review: Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
« on: December 21, 2013, 08:43:00 PM »
Best star-lens for Canon IMHO, I LOVE mine.

I was a skeptic until I tried one for myself, now I'm a believer.

Do you have an idea of the amount of coma for the lens?

It's very, very low.  And WAY better than the Canon 14mm, I'll try to post photo.

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Lenses / Re: Review: Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
« on: December 21, 2013, 06:53:12 PM »
Best star-lens for Canon IMHO, I LOVE mine.

I was a skeptic until I tried one for myself, now I'm a believer.

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Landscape / Re: Stars above.
« on: August 13, 2013, 04:31:33 PM »
Milky way over Stonehenge WWII memorial in South-Central Washington:
Nice. What was the source of illumination on the memorial?

Beaut pics on your link :)

It was actually car brake lights!

Thanks, glad you like them!

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Landscape / Re: Stars above.
« on: August 12, 2013, 11:05:24 PM »
Milky way over Stonehenge WWII memorial in South-Central Washington:

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: August 06, 2013, 08:37:16 PM »
Boca Cave near the Mt Jefferson wilderness in Oregon.


Very nice shot. Well done.

Thanks Click!

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: August 06, 2013, 06:20:35 PM »
Boca Cave near the Mt Jefferson wilderness in Oregon.

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