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Lenses / Re: How many years before we see a 50L II
« on: July 27, 2014, 10:27:32 PM »
I have only had mine for a few days but so far I think its great. I love the look it gives wide open. Its plenty sharp and the AF accuracy has been dead nuts on. In short: its a lot better than I was expecting with all the interweb negativity out there.

Glad to hear it - do share some photos :)

I posted a few in the lens gallery yesterday.

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Lenses / Re: How many years before we see a 50L II
« on: July 27, 2014, 10:09:50 PM »
I have only had mine for a few days but so far I think its great. I love the look it gives wide open. Its plenty sharp and the AF accuracy has been dead nuts on. In short: its a lot better than I was expecting with all the interweb negativity out there.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
« on: July 26, 2014, 09:35:52 PM »
That is a good observation. I read that in some reviews as well. It seems the bokeh can get "nervous" looking in the transition area.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
« on: July 26, 2014, 08:25:53 PM »
watch out kids!

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
« on: July 26, 2014, 08:22:09 PM »
low rider

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
« on: July 26, 2014, 08:19:39 PM »
manitoba

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
« on: July 26, 2014, 08:17:22 PM »
just got mine in the mail yesterday and tried it out on the way home from work. there was a small town car show going on. my initial impression is that its a pretty damn good lens. it has got a bit of a hazy highlight glow wide open but that is what i got it for. you can see it on the blower photo. i guess that is from the spherical aberration. it goes away when you stop down.

the best part is that without any afma or dock calibration it just focuses on what you point it at.

so far i am very pleased with the lens. there are a lot of good 50's to choose from now but don't overlook this one if you are in the market.

the following photos are all wide open no adjustments converted in dpp half size to fit here. the light was bad today but i think they look pretty good anyway.

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Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG II HSM
« on: July 22, 2014, 10:44:29 PM »
i have the 8-16 and love it. this new 12-24 is as step up from the older lens but i still don't know if its better on ff than the the dc version?

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=954&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=710&CameraComp=474&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0

the corners still look sharper on the 8-16 which is important for this type of lens.

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Lenses / Re: Something with 50mm L lens that make it different
« on: July 21, 2014, 09:11:48 PM »
I know the 50l has some spherical aberration built in to its design that gives a certain look that most lenses won't  under specific conditions. Nikon makes a 135 DC that has a control ring for that.

Now you got me going. All this controversy makes me want one now.

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Lenses / Re: Something with 50mm L lens that make it different
« on: July 20, 2014, 02:47:47 PM »
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As I have consistently said, there are good reasons for choosing one lens over another, even the 1.2L, but lets stop the bull about unique look when nobody can actually back it up

The lens does look unique. You have to admit, the extra jumbo fatness and the red ring on the front look pretty cool?

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Lenses / Re: Tamron lenses --> annoying zoom ring
« on: July 18, 2014, 06:40:23 AM »
i prefer it with the zoom ring on the front. especially with heavy lenses. better support and you can use your pinky and thumb for focus fine tuning i guess i just got used to it that way.

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it does seem faster, especially with the 2xiii, it was already really good with the 1.4xiii as the blogger pointed out. i have noticed an issue that was also pointed out by ephotozine (i think it was them). at 120mm and around 1/200s, there is a glitch in the os. i haven't checked to see if that's been fixed?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Inconspicuous Messenger Bag
« on: June 20, 2014, 09:40:28 PM »
I love everything filson: bags, jackets, hats. Check these out.


http://www.filson.com/collections/filson-magnum/-cc15/

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Lenses / Re: Need a 600mm. Don't want to pay for one
« on: June 05, 2014, 10:02:18 PM »
Thanks everyone for the comments. I think ill errr on the side of the tamron. I really want 600mm so think it would be better (and cheaper) to go with that. And just suffer any slow af at the long end or any softness wide open.

i have the sigma and the tamron. the sigma is better with canon and kenko extenders than it is with the sigma extenders. the sigma bare lens and with a 1.4tc is better than the tamron. the sigma with a 2x is about the same as the tamron but the sigma is huge and heavy! i use the tamron all the time unless i really need 120-300 2.8 or 420 f/4

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I have them both and I think they are both great but the 70d is a better all around camera: dpaf, touch/swivel screen, pop up flash. I use the 6d for low light, wider and shallower depth of field when I want it. Get them both if you can otherwise go for the 70d.

My .02

p.s. I don't shoot video much but the 70d is good for it

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