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These photos are inspirational. Keep them coming!
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Singapore - Marina Bay by Pierre Pichot Photography, on Flickr
Everyone get your credit cards ready for a $2,000 hit! Regardless of how good this lens is, it's about to make the Sigma look like a steal!
That's the question isn't it?
I am stunned the 35L is still being offered at $1,479 (before rebate) at B&H right now, which represents a 65% premium over a lens of the same max aperture that beats it from a resolution perspective (and handily so on the wide open end).
I recognize there is far more to a lens than it's sharpness and max aperture, but the disparity in price between the L and the Art would imply there is something important missing from the Art lens (other than the red ring), like reliable AF, great color, control of flare / distortion / chromatic effects, etc. I haven't tortured those reviews -- has that been the case?
If not, Canon's going to have to pull a rabbit out of the hat to ask for $1500-2000 for the 35L II.
Agree that we likely won't see a Mark II for quite some time.
Buuut while we're dreaming
• Dual pixel AF
• 19 point all cross type AF
• Articulating touch screen LCD
• 1080p at 60fps
• Native ISO 100-51,200, boost 50-204,800
• No low-pass filter
Given the >1 year ETA of a Mark II, I think these specs are semi realistic. What do you think?
There is a water and object ingress standard at least in Europe, IP XX, where the first number stands for objects and the second for water, I think it was something like IP 00 means you can get an industry standard finger in there, and water that runs in runs out and IP 67 means that dust has to be below so many microns and you can pressure wash the item and water won't get in.. This is just from memory so feel free to correct me!
Anyway back to the point if it doesn't say IP XX on the label it isn't weather or water resistant!
Agree. That is the standard most commonly used in America as well as internationally. Most of my flashlights are IPX7 Camera manufacturers simply choose to not use them.
IPX Standard Code Meanings
IPX-0 No special protection
IPX-1 Protected against falling water Equivalent to 3-5mm rainfall per minute for a duration of 10 minutes.
IPX-2 Protected against falling water when tilted up to 15 degrees – Same as IPX-1 but unit is tested in 4 fixed positions – tilted 15 degrees in each direction from normal operating position.
IPX-3 Protected against spraying water – Water spraying up to 60 degrees from vertical at 10 liters/min at a pressure of 80-100kN/m2 for 5 min.
IPX-4 Protected against splashing water – Same as IPX-3 but water is sprayed at all angles.
IPX-5 Protected against water jets – Water projected at all angles through a 6.3mm nozzle flow rate of 12.5 liters/min at a pressure of 30kN/m2 for 3 minutes from a distance of 3 meters.
IPX-6 Protected against heavy seas – Water projected at all angles through a 12.5mm nozzle at a flow rate of 100 liters/min at a 100kN/m2pressure for 3 minutes from a distance of 3 meters.
IPX-7 Protected against water immersion – Immersion for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter.
IPX-8 Protected against water submersion – Equipment suitable for continual submersion in water under conditions as specified by manufacturer.
The EF 50mm f/1.4 is a great documentary and photojournalist lens. It works great starting at about f/2.0 and really shines at f/4-f-8, especially in black and white. It will do passable work at f/1.4-f/1.8 and is very cost effective for that work.
But for those looking for images that rely more on artistic expression, the EF 50mm f/1.2 is the far better lens. Wedding photographer? Environmental portraitist? Those photographers will find the color, contrast, bokeh, etc. all add up to a better image for their purposes much, if not most of the time.
Hey everyone,I think Wonderpana makes a kit for the lens, though it might cost about the same as the lens. I haven't used it but Privatebydesign and other members say it's a great kit.
I'd like to try some landscape, long-exposure photography but am having a hard time finding options for filters for the Samyang 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens. Does anyone have any suggestions on filters that are affordable and capable? Thanks!