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Lenses / Sigma ART Series: 70-200mm f2.8 possible?
« on: March 09, 2014, 04:25:34 PM »
For the sake of discussion, and pure speculation. I have frequently wondered if Sigma will be or is developing a 70-200mm f2.8 to compete with Canon's beloved L. I opted for the Sigma 35mm 1.4 A when it was just released over the Canon 35L and have been very impressed. I will likely buy the 50mm.

So, what do you think?

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EOS Bodies / Red AF in AI-Servo fixed in 1D-X before 5D Mk III
« on: October 18, 2012, 03:12:43 AM »
Why do you think this was addressed earlier than the 5d mark III, despite the 5d being released "long" before the 1dx?

The simple answer would be: The 1dx costs more. "Professionals" demand it. etc.

But I don't think there are too many amateurs running around out there with $3000 bodies.

I was relatively unconcerned with the large amount of discontent with the 5d mark iii preformance, personally feeling that the camera fit its role.

I am, however; utterly pissed that Canon chose to overlook the fact that there are thousands of 5d mk3 users out there that have demanded, more or less, that the AF in AI Servo be changed through a simple firmware update, and instead, offer it to the 1dx that has been out for a fraction of the time.

I love Canon, but this really irks me, maybe unjustifiably, but irks me none the less, and where better to rant than cr?

Grrrrr.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / HELP! My 5d Mk3 doesn't make cappuccinos!
« on: March 29, 2012, 09:36:06 PM »
:(

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / RAW/DNG Processing for 5d Mk3
« on: March 26, 2012, 06:06:51 PM »
So DPP rendering has proven to be faulty, easily corrected by changing High Quality -> High Speed. ACR6.7 is beta and used with DNG converter to edit/view files in LR4. Does anyone else find the pictures in DPP once this setting has been changed to be markedly sharper/vibrant? I know the ACR is beta, but the good news is, that the camera sensor itself is producing great images, although some might have some MA issues with lens, i'm beginning to think all of this hysteria is due to poor rendering with currently available software. Here is a little side-by-side I did with the two current options, the JPG is a poor representation obviously as its just a screen shot but I think you will get an idea. The DPP version appeared much sharper. Albeit the 'test' anything but scientific :)

LR4 on the left via ACR6.7 w/DNG Converter, DPP w/High Speed on the right:
http://smu.gs/IoUgKt

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Lenses / Astrophotography Setup
« on: March 19, 2012, 09:33:19 PM »
Hello, i'm hoping to take some really good astrophotos for timelapse. I will be primarily using a zeiss 21mm 2.8 with a 5d miii for daytime shots. I am wondering how people think/know this lens will perform at night...

Take care

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EOS Bodies / First DSLR: Canon 5d MkIII or Nikon D800...
« on: March 14, 2012, 06:25:30 PM »
Now, normally I wouldn't ask this on a site that could potentially be biased...however; with all the rigamarole, spec tossing, opinions and blatant fear I am thinking people might be pretty objective with my situation. As I said this would be my first DSLR(I know, either camera is way more camera than i'll even be able to utilize before the next upgrade occurs anyways), I have NO investment thus far on any series of lenses. I was 'set' on Canon because the only two pros i know use Canon...ive had Canon p+s cameras in the past and loved them compared to any others. I already preordered a mark iii, and at the same time discovered the D800. With that being said, i'm wondering what the majority of the experienced pros here would do in my situation. Starting from scratch which direction would you veer? I intend on shooting(in order of majority of):

Landscape(time-lapse videos, the higher DR is of significant value to me, although a lot of TLs I saw done with the mkII were nothing less than phenomenal)
Outdoor/rock climbing shots
Small videos
Everyday walk around camera
The occasional wedding
And hoping to get into stock photography...

I know the D800 is supposed to be amazing for landscapes, but I don't plan on cropping much due to it being a time-lapse on a dolly...so the extra MP is more of a hindrance to me I am thinking at this point. But the DR is very attractive. The canon lens are also a big factor, although I plan on shooting a lot on Zeiss lens, so how much does that factor weigh in?

So, you're starting from scratch, and you're shooting what I will be shooting, which direction do you go?

Thanks!

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