April 21, 2014, 02:00:32 AM

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - infared

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 50
1
I have a good copy of the original Sigma 50mm f/1.4... And I really like the bokeh with this lens...
I may buy the new one...but I am in no hurry...so go at it boys!

2
Lenses / Re: Sigma vs Zeiss vs Canon
« on: April 18, 2014, 11:45:25 AM »
What I would love to see:
A real "photographer" shoot with all three lenses for the purpose of showing us the difference in bokeh.
Reviewers are not photographers and many times they shoot inane images that do not show off the specific qualities off a lens so that an experienced photographer can actually get a handle on what is going on.
We need to leave DxO out of this, too (don't get me started on that outfit!!!! LOL~).

3
Finally!!! I can get a camera to match my favorite outfit!
Cute really cute infared. LOL!!!!!  :) :) :) ;) ;) ;)

LOL! Gotta have some fun.  That was shot with a white lens, too ...so I have something else that will help make my ensemble complete!!!!! 

4
Finally!!! I can get a camera to match my favorite outfit!

5
Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
« on: April 16, 2014, 07:44:06 AM »
I don't get it. Bryan's test at TDP is a complete blowout; not even close. The Sigma is sharper in center and much much much sharper than the 1.2L away from center and in corners, and the CA on the 50L is bad, while nearly non-existent on the Sigma.
In comparing any two other lenses, where there is no brand loyalty or investment-justification involved, that kind of test result would simply be a clear blowout, and there would be no further discussion. Not here though. Here we see the defensive comments and a retreat to the trenches of the intangibles like bokeh (which is not clearly different in any sample shot I have seen anyone point to specifically) and creaminess, and the supposed uselessness of test charts (but only for this lens).

There is a LOT of red-ring disease in this forum. Understandable I guess?

6
Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
« on: April 16, 2014, 04:02:58 AM »
...but I would love to see a comparison of the new Sigma 50mm vs. the old Sigma 50mm.  I know
This sure is fun.

Here's a brief one from the Phoblographer: Which One? Sigma 50mm f1.4 I vs Sigma 50mm f1.4 II Art
Read



Thanks.  I found that review to be somewhat helpful.   The comparison could have been a little more thorough when comparing the two lenses at f/1.4, but as we all know the new Art 50mm is the better lens...but not enough so to make me run out and preorder it.  I really like my original Sigma 50mm and the images I have made with it. ...plus, it's somewhat smaller and lighter. I am glad that Sigma has come up with this new improved offering...and that they have garnered a lot of attention and accolades with this new lens.

7
EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M3 in Q3 of 2014?
« on: April 15, 2014, 12:12:48 PM »
<div name="googleone_share_1" style="position:relative;z-index:5;float: right; /*margin: 70px 0 0 0;*/ top:70px; right:120px; width:0;"><g:plusone size="tall" count="1" href="http://www.canonrumors.com/?p=16359"></g:plusone></div><div style="float: right; margin:0 0 70px 70px;"><a href="https://twitter.com/share" class="twitter-share-button" data-count="vertical" data-url="http://www.canonrumors.com/?p=16359">Tweet</a></div>
<p><a href="http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_rumours.html" target="_blank">Northlight</a> has posted 2 EOS M cameras potentially coming in Q3 of 2014, which would make it a Photokina camera.</p>
<p>The 2 models will be split into entry level and prosumer. Canon has said they’re committed to the EOS M system and will continue to develop cameras and lenses. Perhaps this will once again be the “relaunch” we were told was going to happen with the EOS M2, which turned out not to be the case.</p>
<p>Source: [<a href="http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_rumours.html" target="_blank">NL</a>]</p>
<p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">c</span>r</strong></p>



WHY? (hee...hee! LOL!).

8
Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
« on: April 15, 2014, 10:00:19 AM »
hmmmmm....I am a huge fan of my Sigma 35mm Art on my 5DIII....LOVE that lens.   I have to say...after seeing the comparison to the 50L I can actually see some photogarphers preferring the rendition of the 50L...especially for portraiture, perhaps. You better REALLY love it though as it comes at a hefty price premium. (If I REALLY need background smearing I go to the 85L, when possible).  ..I own the original Sigma 50mm f/1.4, and I have really been happy with my copy from the stand point of build, size, weight, price and general image quality. Couldn't see paying for the 50L at the time (as I have the 85L)....and would not go near the other Canon 50mm's...but I would love to see a comparison of the new Sigma 50mm vs. the old Sigma 50mm.  I know the new one should totally kill it in the corners....  I will probably buy the new one when all the hoopala dies down....and maybe save $50.
This sure is fun.

9
Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
« on: April 13, 2014, 07:54:11 AM »
"Pretty large for a 50mm f1.4"

Well it does have 13 elements, (that do wonderful things!).

10
Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« on: April 11, 2014, 11:17:54 AM »
With the 7-year-old 50mmL going for $1600...the new Sigma is a no-brainer for someone wanting a quality 50mm.
I do not care about the size and weight...its going on a DSLR for God's sake. LOL! 
It is sooooo nice to see a normal focal length lens for a FF camera raised to this quality at this price point.  I will definitely be selling off my current Sigma 50mm and buying in on this one sometime this year.  I already really like my current 50mm (I have no AF issues)....so this Art lens should be very special!!!

11
Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« on: April 11, 2014, 05:40:32 AM »
$949. AWESOME!

12
Lenses / Re: New 50mm Sigma ? There are other options !
« on: April 11, 2014, 05:20:58 AM »
The 35/2 IS is a great lens -- one of my favorites.  It's just right for image quality, autofocus, bokeh, size, weight, price, etc.  But a wide angle is not an alternative to a standard.  An alternative to a 50mm is another 50mm or a mid-range zoom.

Exactly.

13
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How to Annoy a Photography Snob
« on: April 07, 2014, 04:56:30 AM »
I just love to come here and gush about a Sigma lens....especially when it's better than the Canon counterpart....You can just feel the "L" Groupies getting nervous tics...they try to express their opposing opinion (...the "rendering" in the "L" is more to my liking...) with tact...but you can just feel their indignation right thru your keypad.....I guess I don't understand the Fanbois groupie thing....but it is entertaining.  8) 8) 8)
How dare you sir? ... don't you know that there is a commandment that says "thou shalt not question L supremacy"? ;D

It's all about the "rendering"!!! LOL. (I love my "L" lenses...but they are not the only fish in the sea.)

14
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How to Annoy a Photography Snob
« on: April 07, 2014, 04:38:27 AM »
(I saw an "pro" once...shooting a wedding in jpeg...I just HAD to wonder how the detail looked in the bride's dress..my thought was..."why buy a 5dIII to shoot jpegs...wouldn't the Rebel have sufficed?..I guess it only mattered to me.. So I think that makes me a snob....oh well....8).).

Just curious ... how did you know he was shooting in JPEG mode?

I engaged him in a conversation about photography......but I did not "show my cards"...there was no reason (so that makes me a clandestine photo snob, I guess)...I did say (because I am old), that digital cameras were amazing...and we had a discussion about image files...but I did not express opinion.  I expressed an awareness of the different files..and basically the gist if the conversation was that he shoots jpegs to conserve space on his computer... which I guess it does!  :P

15
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How to Annoy a Photography Snob
« on: April 07, 2014, 04:35:15 AM »
I just love to come here and gush about a Sigma lens....especially when it's better than the Canon counterpart....You can just feel the "L" Groupies getting nervous tics...they try to express their opposing opinion (...the "rendering" in the "L" is more to my liking...) with tact...but you can just feel their indignation right thru your keypad.....I guess I don't understand the Fanbois groupie thing....but it is entertaining.  8) 8) 8)
How dare you sir? ... don't you know that there is a commandment that says "thou shalt not question L supremacy"? ;D

My only beef with third party lenses is poor resale value, which of course stems from people's ignorance of third party lenses, thus triggering a vicious cycle.
So if the 35A and 35L were both the same price I'd go for the L. I've used it briefly, and while the Sigma is probably better, the 35L is amazing already. But I won't pay $ 500 for that L ring! I actually tape over the L rings on my lenses.


But not only the L fanboys are vehement against Sigmas and Tamrons. I was shocked how Ken Rockwell snubbed the excellent 18-35mm (even he had to agree it is optically superior) and advocated not in favor of an L but all the EF-S lenses! Of course, he recourses to simply lying when comparing the 35A's build quality to the 35L's. Without batting an eyelid, he says the Canon has a metallic body and the Sigma has a cheap plastic body.
And in both Sigma reviews he holds being sharp as a bad thing, saying these are sharp because they are built for amateurs, who care only about sharpness! Lol! So to build a lens for pros, Canon and Nikon deliberately build non-sharp lenses.

Another reason to never read a single word Rockwell has said about anything, ever!

You were joking when you said you taped over your L red rings, right?

Rockwell makes for fun reads. Gives you a chuckle once in a while, but you're right- not for any edification.
I actually did tape (gaffer's) over my red rings- well over my entire 24-70II, actually (and a lenscoat is en route for my 70-200). :)
Captures less attention (it is important for me for a few reasons) and keeps my lens scratch free as a bonus.
By the way, you were totally right about the 135L- it is magical. Just received it yesterday and I already love it!

I will keep that in mind, and approach his page with that attitude.  I've only briefly looked at it years in the past...it must have been off-putting to me even then, lol.  Doesn't the tape leave a residue?  I've had to clean it off lenses before (not my own).  No doubt you have good reason for using it though, so I didn't mean to question your motivation.  It's just I think of people doing the opposite, putting red tape to make a ring on a lens that doesn't have one!  Lol...

I am delighted to hear that anything I said about the 135L, helped you in any way.  That you are enjoying it is a very thick chocolate icing on the cake!  I look forward to seeing some images you get from it, if you ever share them.

The only thing I want to know here is HOW did my original comment denigrate into a Ken Rockwell discussion??? LOL!

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 50