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Third Party Manufacturers / Fujifilm X-E1 images leaked
« on: August 24, 2012, 02:22:21 PM »

United Kingdom & Ireland / Camera Paradise
« on: August 11, 2012, 12:57:02 PM »
Has anyone bought any equipment from this Hong Kong based company? would be great to know if anyone has had any bad/good experiences with them as I find their prices too good to be true

Lenses / 40mm pancake autofocus noise
« on: June 25, 2012, 05:41:42 PM »

Lenses / a 400mm f/2.8 that can fly!
« on: May 21, 2012, 03:00:43 PM »

personally I would've kept it and made myself $10,000 :P

Lenses / EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 HELP
« on: May 14, 2012, 11:12:36 AM »
I shoot with a 7D and I would love to know peoples thoughts on this lens, preferably people who own the lens - I'm not after uninformed forum-based opinion from specifications or speculation but real, honest advice about results and reliability

how good is this lens? what's the build quality like? is it sharp throughout the zoom range at f/2.8? (even though I'll mainly use it with off-camera flash at around f/4- f/11) is it worth the money or should I buy L series (16-35 / 17-40 ) and adjust where I shoot from?

many thanks

Third Party Manufacturers / Leica M10 HD video @ photokina...
« on: May 11, 2012, 11:08:54 AM »

Is HD video really necessary in a Leica body? would be cool to know people's thoughts on this

EOS Bodies - For Stills / 50 1D Mark III's Aardman "The Pirates"
« on: May 05, 2012, 05:19:47 PM »
Aardman (Wallace & Gromit etc) used 50 (FIFTY!) 1D Mark III's for the production of their latest animated (stop-motion) movie The Pirates. Having shot around 20,000 images each they're now sitting in a cupboard and most likely won't be used again!

check out the write-up on


Lenses / EF-S Prime lenses
« on: March 21, 2012, 09:35:44 AM »
This might have been covered somewhere else but - why are there no EF-S prime lenses?

EOS Bodies - For Video / Act Of Valor shot exclusively on 7D & 5DII
« on: February 17, 2012, 12:41:58 PM »
really amazing looking production using DSLRs

Lenses / *HELP* Alternatives to Canon EF-S 10-22mm
« on: January 27, 2012, 05:48:45 PM »
I'm currently planning a trip to Iceland and I'm looking to upgrade my current gear to take advantage of the amazing scenery there. I'm almost sure that I'm going to end up purchasing the EF-S 10-22mm lens (current UK price £600) but I'm aware of the other lenses available in this particular range and just wondered about other peoples thoughts on the:

Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 (£380)


Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 (£365)

Are these lenses worth the lower end budget price? how do they feel? are they nice and heavy, or light and "plasticy"?

The two Tokina models that interest me are the 11-16mm f/2.8 (£535) and the 12-24mm f/4 (£460)
They are a little more expensive, given that they offer a constant aperture across the zoom range, but still less money than the Canon model. I'm not 100% sold on actually needing the constant f/2.8 as much of what I'll be shooting will be shot between f/8 and f/16 and I'll be doing some 9-Stop ND work too so again the f/2.8 isn't exactly needed, but is this lens as good as people say it is? The 12-24mm has good reviews too but it's not as wide as the Tamron, Sigma or Canon models.

All of the results I've seen online from all of these lenses are really great, It's generally hard to choose based on IQ alone, especially when most images online are usually low-res or the quality has decreased due to the uploading process

What I want to know is if anyone has used the Canon model and one or a few of the others, what are your opinions? is the Canon worth spending the extra money? or are the lower budget lenses as good as reviewers say they are?

many, many thanks.
Adam Cross

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