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Lenses / What has become of the long-rumored Canon 50mm IS?
« on: April 17, 2014, 08:08:15 PM »
I am extremely tempted to just pull the trigger on the new Sigma, but, I'm finding myself doing more and more hand-held video where external stabilization is just not practical. (see, here: http://vimeo.com/m/92210589)

I have the 28mm f/2.8 IS and it's probably my favorite lens right now.

I like the 50mm focal length even better, I was hoping the release of the Sigma would prompt Canon to at least announce something but...all I hear are crickets!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: April 17, 2014, 07:41:55 PM »
i'm sick and tired of reading how IS would make a lens so much heavier and biggerand compromise image quality  ... bla bla bla ... just a bunch of completely unfounded urban myths.

e.g. look at EF 70-200/4 L without IS 76x172mm, 705g and EF 70-200/4 L IS with IS 76x172mm, 760 g ... so a paltry 55 grams more .. for a lens with pretty big glass elements to be stabilized. And image quality is better on 70-200/4 with IS too. Price difference is excessive though, and purely marketing driven.

EF 24-70/2.8 L II should have been IS from the start ... especially at the price differential over the previous version.

This, this, 1000 times, THIS!

Size/weight is really not an excuse.  They just want to milk money out of as many variations as possible.

I'd love a 24-70 f/2.8 with IS for run-and-gun video!

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 08, 2014, 12:02:47 AM »
Who says you can't do landscape with a 70-200? (Mt Rainier)

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
« on: January 08, 2014, 12:00:47 AM »
Portland, OR (@105mm)

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Lenses / Re: Review: Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
« on: December 21, 2013, 10:11:02 PM »
Best star-lens for Canon IMHO, I LOVE mine.

I was a skeptic until I tried one for myself, now I'm a believer.


Do you have an idea of the amount of coma for the lens?


Down the page a bit with the 14L II with it.  http://www.extremeinstability.com/lens14mm.html


Love the website, extreme, I reference it all the time!

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Lenses / Re: Review: Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
« on: December 21, 2013, 09:59:54 PM »
Two shots:

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Lenses / Re: Review: Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
« on: December 21, 2013, 08:43:00 PM »
Best star-lens for Canon IMHO, I LOVE mine.

I was a skeptic until I tried one for myself, now I'm a believer.

Do you have an idea of the amount of coma for the lens?

It's very, very low.  And WAY better than the Canon 14mm, I'll try to post photo.

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Lenses / Re: Review: Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
« on: December 21, 2013, 06:53:12 PM »
Best star-lens for Canon IMHO, I LOVE mine.

I was a skeptic until I tried one for myself, now I'm a believer.

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Landscape / Re: Stars above.
« on: August 13, 2013, 04:31:33 PM »
Milky way over Stonehenge WWII memorial in South-Central Washington:
Nice. What was the source of illumination on the memorial?

Beaut pics on your link :)

It was actually car brake lights!

Thanks, glad you like them!

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Landscape / Re: Stars above.
« on: August 12, 2013, 11:05:24 PM »
Milky way over Stonehenge WWII memorial in South-Central Washington:

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: August 06, 2013, 08:37:16 PM »
Boca Cave near the Mt Jefferson wilderness in Oregon.


Very nice shot. Well done.

Thanks Click!

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: August 06, 2013, 06:20:35 PM »
Boca Cave near the Mt Jefferson wilderness in Oregon.

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: August 05, 2013, 08:35:04 PM »
I'm not going to lie to you guys like 99% of landscape photographers, this was actually an incredibly easy spot to get to ;)

Taken on the summit of Triangulation Peak (Oregon).  The mountain to the right is Mt Jefferson, Oregon's 2nd-tallest peak.

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Portrait / Re: My photos look so dull
« on: August 05, 2013, 08:24:00 PM »
Here's my effort. 100% Photoshop.

THIS.

This thread is frustrating.  Most posts are putting WAAAAY too much emphasis on things that would make a marginal difference:
Post processing
Lens choice

And almost no mentions of the most important thing of all, THE QUALITY OF THE LIGHT. You need to position your subject in a place with great light and stop thinking about post processing!  Some common places that usually have great light: right next to a window, under a tree, in a snow cave*, etc.  Or just anywhere with some nice even shade, these photos don’t have that.  Seek the good light, then make a composition, don’t get obsessed with composition and end up shooting in horrible light!

I do agree, though, that it’s usually handy (since we all shoot Canon) to overexpose a little, you can always back off of it a little bit and maintain image quality.  People usually look best with brighter exposures.

*the photo I’ve attached was shot with a 50mm f/1.8, no flashes, no lights, no reflectors, etc.  I just knew the light in here would be soft and diffused!  There was some minimal processing, I don’t remember exactly what but probably like 3-4 slider adjustments in Lightrooom that took a whopping 20-30 seconds.

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: July 11, 2013, 05:44:48 PM »
Mt Robson

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