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It's at least worth having checked out. My nice copy suddenly started with that loud sound when turning the focusing ring, it's only at 70mm and I remember a guy here complaining about that sound when shooting video. It should have none of these issues.

And for a 2470 lens they should make sure it's the best possible build.

Thanks for the input. Yeah, I agree - I do not know what makes that sound, but it sure could be a start of a big problem down the road.

Did you have yours repaired or did you just get a new copy?

The first "clicker" I had I replaced within days, when I posted in a thread here and people said theirs didn't make that sound. But the "Boooarp" sound mine now makes at 70mm when manual focusing, I just ignore. I don't use mf nor video, so it's not a practical issue.

Oh man, this doesn't look promising...for a $2000 + tax item, getting a good build (along with IQ up there among copy variances) seems like winning the lottery. I guess I'm better off taking the restocking fee hit than lug around a lens that I do not trust would be issue-free for the next ten years.  :(

Bad thing is I quickly sold my 35mm f2 IS the same night the clicking started.

Well, to be fair I have shot at least 20.000 shots with it, and the IQ all over the frame and AF has been nothing but epic. It never fails.

But save the money from the 35 f2 IS and the 24-70 II and wait until the 35 L II comes along  :D

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It's at least worth having checked out. My nice copy suddenly started with that loud sound when turning the focusing ring, it's only at 70mm and I remember a guy here complaining about that sound when shooting video. It should have none of these issues.

And for a 2470 lens they should make sure it's the best possible build.

Thanks for the input. Yeah, I agree - I do not know what makes that sound, but it sure could be a start of a big problem down the road.

Did you have yours repaired or did you just get a new copy?

The first "clicker" I had I replaced within days, when I posted in a thread here and people said theirs didn't make that sound. But the "Boooarp" sound mine now makes at 70mm when manual focusing, I just ignore. I don't use mf nor video, so it's not a practical issue.

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Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« on: Today at 10:34:15 AM »
I stayed with Canon even though they screwed me over royally with the 1d3, and it paid off, the mk4 was a superb improvement, but I wanted something REALLY awesome, and along came the 1dx which I think is the greatest camera ever to be released (because it does everything great). I can't really see myself needing or even wanting anything more. They learned from their mistake and went all in with the 1dx and it shows. Same with every new lens, they are beyond fantastic, and the the new radio flashes which also were fantastic. People need to step back and see how much cool stuff Canon has made for us....

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It's at least worth having checked out. My nice copy suddenly started with that loud sound when turning the focusing ring, it's only at 70mm and I remember a guy here complaining about that sound when shooting video. It should have none of these issues.

And for a 2470 lens they should make sure it's the best possible build.


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Post Processing / Re: POLL: What picture styles do you use?
« on: November 16, 2014, 04:47:41 AM »
I wish it was a way to a apply the Color Checker profile in camera when shooting..

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Lenses / Re: Canon 85mm f1.2 or Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art?
« on: November 15, 2014, 07:03:05 PM »
Decide on the focal length that would better serve your needs and then go from there.

The Canon Ls are better portrait lenses than the Sigma Arts IMO. For portraits, you don't want ultimate sharpness. You want great rendering quality. Both the 50L and 85L will give you good rendering quality in spades, though both are sort of prima donna lenses (they will give you some stunning results but are difficult to use). The Sigmas are a little sterile if you ask me, but to each their own. Unfortunately, photography seems to be getting about looking at sharpness figures and not actual photos.

It's easier to decrease sharpness than increase what isn't there...

And sterile and canon has better "rendering quality" could you explain what you mean?

The 200 f2 is a lot like the 50 art, no distortion great color and contrast which combine with no ca makes the subject pop. Low vignetting and great corner sharpness makes it VERY useful for off center composition.

I'm sorry but I simply disagree with you. I think the 50 art has a great look to the images and that's not something magic, it's just very very nicely done and very well corrected.

It isn't just sit dof... perspective has a little bit to do with webby 85-135 are considered the portrait range. 

I do love sharp images, but I'll give up a little sharpness if the bokeh is just awesome...

There is no rule saying sharp lenses have crappy bokeh. But I do agree, I love great bokeh and that is important when choosing a lens.

Also, portrait isn't always a headshot. I use every focal length for portraits. I think the 200 is too long for head shots , but superb for looser cropped portraits. The 50 have always been a favorite and I use it at all distances for portrait.

And the 50 art with it's extreme lack of distortion (which I never ever correct in post on any lens) makes it much better suited for portraits than the 50 L.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 85mm f1.2 or Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art?
« on: November 15, 2014, 05:49:16 PM »
Decide on the focal length that would better serve your needs and then go from there.

The Canon Ls are better portrait lenses than the Sigma Arts IMO. For portraits, you don't want ultimate sharpness. You want great rendering quality. Both the 50L and 85L will give you good rendering quality in spades, though both are sort of prima donna lenses (they will give you some stunning results but are difficult to use). The Sigmas are a little sterile if you ask me, but to each their own. Unfortunately, photography seems to be getting about looking at sharpness figures and not actual photos.

It's easier to decrease sharpness than increase what isn't there...

And sterile and canon has better "rendering quality" could you explain what you mean?

The 200 f2 is a lot like the 50 art, no distortion great color and contrast which combine with no ca makes the subject pop. Low vignetting and great corner sharpness makes it VERY useful for off center composition.

I'm sorry but I simply disagree with you. I think the 50 art has a great look to the images and that's not something magic, it's just very very nicely done and very well corrected.

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Lighting / Re: Godox Witstro 360 flash with HHS
« on: November 15, 2014, 04:26:09 AM »
Thanks Anthonyd! Very sweet, but don't get fooled, she throws her fists around if someone tries to take her toys  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: I killed my brand new 7D MK2 today
« on: November 14, 2014, 03:17:43 PM »
When people can't smash a nail into a pile of cow droppings without ruining both, what do you expect?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II
« on: November 14, 2014, 02:34:29 PM »
With my experience with two owned and four tried total of the 35 Art I would rather have no lens. And considering the number of 35 L's I have owned ( lost count) and they were all equally great.

A 35 L II is at the absolute top of my wish list and has been for so many years. It will be epic! The AF will be the fastest and most accurate of any 1.4 lens made for Canon.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 85mm f1.2 or Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art?
« on: November 14, 2014, 02:46:26 AM »
I'm assuming sharpness is your biggest priority if your not even considering the 50mm f/1.2L over the 50 Art?

It's not about the 50 art just being sharper. It's about ca, fringing, distortion, vignetting, and the sharpness of course, and it's a BIG difference. I have many shots with the 50 L and they are so soft, when I use the outer points I can't tell where focus has hit.

The upside of the 50 L is the weather sealing and size, I don't want to mention bokeh as a killer reason to get the 50 L, because the 50 Art is also very very nice in that regard.

At this point I haven't even considered the 50L as my understanding is that the 50A is the clear winner in most regards.

To put it this way, I was one of the 50 L's biggest fans and thought it was really cool, but along came the Sigma and its of course a completely different 50mm design, and therefore not small, but who cares? Compared to the 200 I lug around all the time, it's like a feather.

The Canon geek in me is drooling and being overly excited about what if Canon decides to do a retrofocal 50 L II, oh my  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: I killed my brand new 7D MK2 today
« on: November 14, 2014, 02:40:51 AM »
I'm shaking my head over this. Sh!t happens!

And as I said, but no one read, it's the same way on the 1dx, and I bet a whole bunch of other cameras. My head hurts when I see "design flaw" and "we must find a solution".

This comes to mind:

http://youtu.be/ovwxBrIBj1w

Some things are just too obvious to discuss..

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EOS Bodies / Re: I killed my brand new 7D MK2 today
« on: November 13, 2014, 05:11:40 PM »
I saw that over at TDP today also, I had to see if I could insert it the wrong way In the 1dx also, and sure easily done. So this is NOT A 7d2-Canon sucks light leak monster issue, just pay some attention...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II
« on: November 12, 2014, 01:57:54 PM »
PVS: "mostly a gimmick" ?? In short, no it isn't. A 85 L fogged up and started malfunctioning after 3 minutes in the rain, I rushed home and luckily it came about. As for me sealed gear, it sees a lot of rain and no faults..

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Lenses / Re: Canon 85mm f1.2 or Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art?
« on: November 12, 2014, 05:49:50 AM »
I'm assuming sharpness is your biggest priority if your not even considering the 50mm f/1.2L over the 50 Art?

It's not about the 50 art just being sharper. It's about ca, fringing, distortion, vignetting, and the sharpness of course, and it's a BIG difference. I have many shots with the 50 L and they are so soft, when I use the outer points I can't tell where focus has hit.

The upside of the 50 L is the weather sealing and size, I don't want to mention bokeh as a killer reason to get the 50 L, because the 50 Art is also very very nice in that regard.

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