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Photography Technique / Re: Extension tubes and mfd
« on: January 17, 2015, 09:51:18 PM »
Thanks for the info.

Photography Technique / Extension tubes and mfd
« on: January 16, 2015, 10:47:10 PM »
Quick question about extension tubes. When using a lens(especially one without floating elements) on extension tubes is it best to focus at infinity where the lens may be sharper and ad more extension if needed or use the mfd?
I'm going to be using the 40mm pancake I think. Thanks

Landscape / Re: Seashore, Beaches and Harbours
« on: January 10, 2015, 03:10:56 PM »
Canon 85 1.8 5D Mark 2

Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 01, 2015, 01:01:13 PM »
Rebel XT 70-200 F4L IS

Lenses / Re: What happened to the "flare-cut diaphragm"?
« on: November 04, 2014, 10:54:47 AM »
Has a list of lenses with flare-cut diaphragms. Some current lenses on there are the 17-40L, 135L and the 180L macro.

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II
« on: October 29, 2014, 03:51:08 PM »
Here's the correct link to the patent (the patent link above points to a 55-250mm patent).

The patent shows 10 elements in 8 groups, compared to the current 35/1.4L which has 11 elements in 9 groups. 

I like my 35L, and I'd probably preorder a 35L II if/when one comes along.

Hi Neuro,
What are the weak points in current 35L? I would like to add fast 35mm in near future.


Slow and poor low light focusing. It is after all much older technology...
Actually it focuses faster and more surely in low light than the Sigma(I've owned both). It does have tons more CA and is less sharp over the outer 2/3's of the frame(35mm)

I think its from the flash as Images taken from the exact same place only show it when the veiling flare becomes intense.

Sorry i was away, I was using an after market flash extension cord, I was around 120th I think and yes I had a B&W pro filter on.

A reflection of the diaphragm blades. 5D2, off camera flash.

Reviews / Re: Canon EOS 7D MK II Field Review of THE APS-C DSLR KING .
« on: October 09, 2014, 12:10:11 PM »
Chuck Norris doesn't shoot photos anymore, the day he did they almost went extinct.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: An introduction and a dilemma
« on: October 05, 2014, 03:29:50 PM »
One suggestion I would make is to give Magic Lantern a try. It will expand the creative possibility's of your camera for free. A used 17-40L can be picked up fairly cheaply right now to replace your 10-22 if you go full frame and want an ultra wide. Your 85mm can be used quite well with extension tubes if you want to go macro cheaper. When I get stuck, I like to try some niche photography\video stuff, time-lapse, Long ND or night exposure, focus stacking(which is quite easy with photoshop), HDR(Magic Lantern dual-iso works pretty good for single shot HDR). Right now I've been doing a lot of scanning of flowers with a Canoscan 8800F, mixing back-lit transparency scans with regular flatbed ones. Next I think I'm going to try some cinegrams.

Good Luck.

Macro / Re: Flower macros
« on: September 18, 2014, 12:55:20 AM »
1 more ;)

Macro / Re: Flower macros
« on: September 17, 2014, 11:11:00 PM »
I got inspired to do another tonight. Cheers.(Canon 8800F scanner)
P.S. Thanks Mr Bean.

Macro / Re: Flower macros
« on: September 17, 2014, 12:32:33 PM »
It's a scan with a Canon 8800F scanner. Scanned twice and overlayed, once in flatbed mode then in transperancy mode.

Taken with Magic Lantern Focus stacking, 5D MarkII and Sigma 150(non-IS). It is quick to do a stack, probably good for insects.

That is an incredibly good Image, well done, honestly one of the best I've seen on CR, completely wowed me.

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