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Lenses / Re: Lens as a gift. Non Photographer buying... :)
« on: November 25, 2014, 01:46:14 AM »
She is wanting a mid-zoom faster lens.

Then get her one of those. What is mid-zoom, I don't know. 50 mm 1.4? How about a 35 mm Sigma or the 30 mm crop version (what ever it is called)? Your idea, 85 1.8, is not that bad either. It's a very fast focusing lens. The 135 mm 2.0 is also great, but it is not that versatile.

The suggested macro if definitely nice too, but how is it a fast lens or mid-zoom?

Lenses / Re: EF 35mm f/1.4L II to Finally Come as Well? [CR2]
« on: November 25, 2014, 01:44:23 AM »
The point of a prime lens is speed.

What speed? If you think that DOF makes no difference, then yeah, there might be some additional speed. But if you use the same aperture on a zoom and on a prime (= same DOF), there is no additional speed.

It is not a solution to shoot everything wide open and thereby use a faster shutter speed. That kind of shooting will just get you a blurry set of photos. A few photos like that here and there are nice, but a full set with just 1 eye in focus is somewhat boring and annoying.

Better gear would have been a great investment much earlier for me. It's sad that many of the photos I took of my first kid are technically crap due to bad low light performance and terrible AF. They are keepers, because there are no other photos to do that job, but... Not nice to look at at all. :( It should be against the law to sell crap cameras.

Canon General / Re: More Canon Lens Mentions [CR2]
« on: October 10, 2014, 11:48:12 AM »
11-24 f/4 sounds very interesting, but 3k...? I'll survive without it.  :'( I have a family to feed.
Why is everything so f*cking expensive these days? Just spent 1k on a new phone. That is just ridiculous.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Which Canon L Lens for 7D Mark II?
« on: September 21, 2014, 02:07:59 PM »
I am about about to upgrade from my Canon T2i to the 7D Mark II.

Makes no sense. If you want a real difference in the outcomes, go FF and save the money you'd first waste on a 7D2.

Photography Technique / Re: POLL: Do you crop (and why)?
« on: September 15, 2014, 05:56:08 AM »
Yep. I crop. Have to do it with macro shots when the subjects are slightly too small for the full framing. Then there is also servo... I tend to leave space around subjects to avoid limbs from being cut off. Focal length limitations don't usually lead into cropping, as the images in those cases won't end up looking good anyway. Sometimes there is no other option though.

Lenses / Re: Input on building a prime lens kit
« on: September 08, 2014, 02:11:48 AM »
My current lens kit consists of the EF 17-40mm L, EF 24-105mm L, EF 70-200 L, EF 70-300mm L, EF 100mm L macro, EF 35mm IS, EF 50mm 1.4.

I'm curious to hear opinions from others on the most versatile 3 lens prime kit.

I guess it all comes down to your definition of versatile. You mentioned that you have the 100L, which is a really versatily lens already, so I'd name that as one of the 3 lenses. Then to add a wide-angle lens, maybe the 14LII. The normal lens could then be a choice between a 35mm or a 50mm lens. That would definitely be a versatile trio.

The basic 24 + 50 + 135 or 35 + 85 + ? are really borin if you ask me and there is really no versatility. Those are combos that replace zooms with wider apertures. Boring.

EOS Bodies / Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« on: August 27, 2014, 02:59:40 PM »
Nope. Can't think of a reason why I'd go with APS-C.

Lenses / Re: Would you buy the 35L now, or wait?
« on: August 25, 2014, 03:58:52 PM »
If you want a 35 mm lens and wonder if there will soon be a better one available, get a used 35L and you can more or less get your money back any day if you want something else instead. The Sigma is also worth considering if slight AF issues don't bother you that much. Personally I would now get a used 35L if didn't already have the Sigma.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 08, 2014, 12:53:24 AM »
Would really want a lens like this, but yeah... 3k just isn't happening. 8-15L and PP shall keep on doing it for me.

4K would be wasted on a damn DSLR. Video cameras are separate devices. Surely the price would also be bumped because of the pointless 4K addition.

Software & Accessories / Re: Apple to Cease work on Aperture
« on: June 30, 2014, 08:07:21 AM »
Well. I guess it's then time to switch to Lightroom as there are no real alternatives. I have nothing against change in general, but being quite a busy person, I don't really look forward to learning how to use that software. I have a unique way to edit photos in Aperture and I bet I cannot do the same things in Lightroom.

Yes. The 35A sucks at focusing. I always take multiple shots to assure that a well focused one is captured. I will not buy another Sigma lens ever.

Canon General / Re: $10,000
« on: April 25, 2014, 01:24:09 AM »
This is funny. A lot of people would get a sh*t load of cr*p & only a few would rather focus on quality. Quality over quantity any day!


5D3 x2
35 mm prime
85 mm prime

That's about it and pretty much 10k spent and a perfect set acquired for general shooting.

Translation: My opinion is right. Your opinion is wrong!

It seems that many took it that way. Well, that wasn't really the point. There are other ways to focus on quality as some have already demonstrated.

But when it comes to quantity over quality like some suggest, I have to admit that my thinking is that unfortunately people are entitled to their wrong opinions. The same goes for photos: 1 good photo is better than a pile of bad photos.

Canon General / Re: $10,000
« on: April 24, 2014, 05:38:20 AM »
This is funny. A lot of people would get a sh*t load of cr*p & only a few would rather focus on quality. Quality over quantity any day!


5D3 x2
35 mm prime
85 mm prime

That's about it and pretty much 10k spent and a perfect set acquired for general shooting.

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