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Third Party Manufacturers / Japan-only Nikon products
« on: December 17, 2014, 12:19:41 PM »
Does anyone know what Nikon products are Japan-only other than the gold Df?

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I wonder how its IQ and performance will compare to the 14mm f/2.8. The 14mm is already pretty good.

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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: November 25, 2014, 10:37:08 AM »
These photos are inspirational. Keep them coming!

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« on: November 24, 2014, 02:47:59 PM »

Singapore - Marina Bay by Pierre Pichot Photography, on Flickr

Nice! You've just convinced me not to leave this lens at home when I go to Tokyo.

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Lenses / Re: What's your favourite focal length?
« on: November 19, 2014, 05:52:40 PM »
40mm has been good for general purposes.

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Lenses / Re: EF 35mm f/1.4L II to Finally Come as Well? [CR2]
« on: November 14, 2014, 04:58:58 PM »
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.

- A

I totally agree w/ this. I have no idea how they will price this new lens w/ the Sigma 35 1.4 Art out there. Sigma truly creates disruptive innovations that Canon has yet to answer.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: LensRentals.com Introduces Keeper
« on: October 02, 2014, 03:51:29 PM »
I've always wondered why this hasn't happened already!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why haven't you left canon?
« on: October 02, 2014, 02:08:36 PM »
I really enjoy the enthusiasm of Canonites and the folks here at Canon Rumors. But that's not my primary reason. Sorry, folks!

I feel loyal to Canon because I first learned about photography using their cameras, so the menus and controls are just so plain easy to use. I feel like I've barely scratched the surface of photography, so there's always something to learn and Canon makes it easy to do that.

I also think their lens selection is superb. I just wish they were more affordable!

If there's anything I'd like more is just for them to integrate Magic Lantern's features natively (and to lower their lens prices hehe).

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From http://www.popphoto.com/gear/2014/09/new-gear-schneider-kreuznach-35mm-f16-and-50mm-f14-dslr-lenses:

"They're also going to be massive. According to a PDF guide released by the company, the two shorter lenses will have a front diameter of 85.5mm and the macro will have a 92.8mm front element."

Wow, that seems scary.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D MKII
« on: August 26, 2014, 11:33:39 AM »
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?


I sadly doubt that many AF points. It'll probably the same amount, just all cross-type. But 19 would def be welcomed. It SHOULD be as good as the 70D, but currently even the t5i has more cross-type AF points. I'd prefer no articulating touch screen. The rest would be sweet!

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Hi folks.
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!

Cheers Graham.

Agree. That is the standard most commonly used in America as well as internationally. Most of my flashlights are IPX7 ;D  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.

Camera manufacturers should adopt some set of standards for weather sealing ratings or specs. I'm surprised there's none yet. What's the point of claiming something w/ no verification or support?

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Canon General / Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« on: July 31, 2014, 12:52:27 PM »
Probably the 85mm 1.8. Most of my friends and family don't like photos of only their head; they enjoy context.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.2L Goes Missing at Canon Germany
« on: July 31, 2014, 10:08:49 AM »
IMO, if Canon releases a new 50mm, it won't be an L version. I think it'll be either equal or slower than f/1.4, have IS, and be around the $600-$800 USD, so it fits right between the 1.4 and 1.2 L. A 50mm L II won't happen for a while and a 50mm w/ IS will just be good enough until Canon can come up w/ an answer to Sigma.

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Lenses / Re: Something with 50mm L lens that make it different
« on: July 18, 2014, 10:47:09 AM »
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.

Wow, this is pretty much on point. I was never able to really put my finger on the difference until this!

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Hey everyone,

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!
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.

Thanks! But that's the only option for this lens? I can't believe that's the only one.

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