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Photography Technique / Re: Photographer's Block
« on: Today at 01:52:53 AM »
... I've worked on macro, sports, portraiture, real estate, architecture, and wildlife but right now none of those seem appealing. 

My suggestion is to stop 'working' on it. Your expectations may be too high, which at the moment is blocking your creativity. I would suggest to slap on a prime (simplify!!), relax and go out and play. When you lower your expectations, there's less pressure to 'perform' and that will allow you to free your creativity. :)

Lenses / Re: Image quality with or without filters
« on: August 20, 2014, 03:07:46 PM »
The other day when I was shooting motorsports, a stray stone from the tarmac hit my right hand when a motorcycle was doing a burnout. I was happy my face was protected by my camera, and my lens front element by a UV filter. Nothing hit the front of the lens but it could have been a different story.

I've also changed out a UV filter once because it had scratches on it - from cleaning with a piece of cloth that may have had a spec of sand in it. No harm done to the lens.

So yes, UV filters always except on some vintage (Canon FL) stuff that I own (not worth the extra cost). I have strictly B+W filters on my Canon EF lenses, Hoya and other vrands on the E-mount and FD/FDn stuff.

EOS-M / Re: Finally a 50mm for EOS-M...
« on: August 20, 2014, 12:51:19 PM »
I have a FDn 50mm f/1.4 + Metabones Speedbooster. Killer on the NEX-6 (Oh wait I sold that body - going to buy the alpha 6000 now as a replacement)  ;D

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Teases New Lenses
« on: August 20, 2014, 12:47:14 PM »
Samyang is COOL!!!!

I have the 14mm f/2.8 in EF mount, and the 12mm in E-mount. Bring 'm on  8)

darn, looks like a parasail of some kind.
why so big? Wonderpana system looks way more efficient and small - I have been looking at it, as it would fit both R/S/B 14mm and the Ts-e 17mm

Thanks for taking the time reviewing and posting it

The system is huge - no doubt about it.  Similar systems for the Nikon 12-24 are similar, though.  These lenses have such a huge angle of view...

The ability to use traditional filters is a big plus for the new Canon 16-35mm

It really is a huge setup but cool that it actually exists. Samyang keeps coming with an amazing array of products at an incredibly high rate.

Love your tie, by the way  8)

The idea of being able to do this is absolutely drool-worthy.
Will be interesting to see how well it performs and how much movement range it will have on a FF.

Dang!  Sony's the only system I don't carry... yet.

At least it's native EF-mount so this still has a place on this 'Canon forum' ;)

I wonder if it's also possible to adjust the aperture of Canon lenses.

I just discovered a hot pixel in a few photographs. I did a pixel remap and it's gone :)

So far I didn't do a remap on the mkIII. I only bother to remap hot pixels if they show up in photo's. However I've so far remapped the 40D I had, my 5DMkII and now my MkIII. Pixel remapping is a great feature.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: What does Sigma do next?
« on: August 17, 2014, 10:32:30 AM »
is that they are not able to make a reliable, consistent, AF, on their lenses for Canon.

And yet I've been using my Siggy 120-300mm f/2.8 OS hard for nigh on three years, shooting birds, aircraft, fast bikes, moto-x. touring cars - all the stuff that stresses an AF system - and the AF has not missed a beat.

So that's some first-hand experience for you, right there: apparently they can "make a reliable, consistent, AF, on their lenses for Canon".

Same story - over a shorter period (but still over a year of hard use) - for my 70-200mm f/2.8 OS.

Siggy users aren't idiots, nor or they inherently easily pleased: we use the lenses because they're bloody good at everything they need to be good at.

It seems that people generalize on Sigma lenses. Sure, there are people that bought Sigma lenses with AF problems. That does not mean that everybody has problems. I use a 50Art and it is spot on. It is obvious that on Internet you read more complaints rather than praises. Not saying I ignore the problems that others have - not at all - , but statements should be more balanced.

I covet my Sigma 20mm f/1.8 - a unique lens. This shot couldn't have been taken otherwise (it's on the limit of everything).

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale
« on: August 17, 2014, 09:28:08 AM »
The Opteka branded version of the Samyang come with a 2x teleconvertor, for those occasions when 1300mm is just, well, too short...  :o
£247.51 inc. P+p

That makes it f/32 at the long end  ??? ::)

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale
« on: August 17, 2014, 07:38:05 AM »
I now realize what a bargain I turned down recently. I was offered an Olympus OM Zuiko 1000mm f/11 at the camera repair shop when I had my OM-10 serviced. Only £1000 including original case and key.

I already have the adapter...

The Samyang 650-1300 is a lot cheaper and much more versatile :D

€ 329,00 in the Netherlands

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale
« on: August 17, 2014, 07:21:33 AM »
With its little brothers :)

Used in shooting this - SuperMoon by @Faz3 - Burj Khalifa

And also this - Burj Khalifa Pinnacle BASE Jump - 4K



Goosebumps!!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Dustin Abbott Reviews Tamron 28-300 FF
« on: August 17, 2014, 05:17:12 AM »
What I'm saying is that I don't think the lens is fooling the camera at all.  It's just telling the truth—that it is an f/4 lens, albeit not at that particular zoom setting.  :)

Are you in politics by any chance?  ;D

I notice that the 14-24 f/4 is not rumored to be an "Art" lens. 

I'm waiting to see the quality level of the lens when and if it's announced.

'C' for contemporary?

EOS Bodies / Re: popup-flash - made a "pro feature"?
« on: August 16, 2014, 10:48:31 AM »

P.S. This is just my opinion and I have no problems with people finding a valid use for the popup flash. If you think it is absolutely critical to your work then I'll respect your point of view on the matter.

Fortunately it is the same opinion as many others - including Canon  ;)

I'm putting money on the 7DII not having one.

Given that it is likely to be an aps-c camera, the smallish prism leaves room for a flash to fill up the room given by the professional bulge on top of the camera. So I think it will have the popup again.

EOS Bodies / Re: popup-flash - made a "pro feature"?
« on: August 16, 2014, 06:09:45 AM »
On this topic (an a little off it as well), please recommend a little external flash that I can use for fill-flash on a 5D series body when traveling. I currently have a Metz Mecablitz 48 AF-1 that's great but way too big for that purpose.

The 270EX II is relatively small, sits low on top of the camera, and has some bounce capability as well. Uses 2AA batteries. Obviously, it suffers from the same issues as a pop-up flash - not very powerful and close enough to the lens that redeye can be a problem. But if you don't want to pack a 600EX-RT, it's small enough to carry easily when you might just need a little light.

Cool, I was looking at the Metz 24 AF-1, but it doesn't have high speed sync which is a deal breaker for me. How about the 270EX II, does it have HSS?

If you have a camera that has external flash control (e.g., 1Dx, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II), you can set HSS on the 270EXII through the camera menu. Of course, depending on how high you set the shutter speed, you will cut down on the range significantly.

Thanks for your help. As you can see in my signature, my Canon bodies do have that ability so the 270EXII has now made it to my shopping list  ;)

Stofen also makes a flash diffuser for the 270EXII in case you want to use it with the bounce feature.

Thank you, yes I will probably want that (I have Stofen diffuser for my Metz, too).

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