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BTW, here's some good VDSLRs lenses from Samyang...

I know Samyang cinema lenses, if you've read my previous posts till the last line  I mentioned them twice, I own the 14mm f/2.8 not cinema version and I think it's absolutely stunning...and about the moustache distortion which is not that strong and don't know if present also in the cinema version, well that's totally fixable with PTLens.

Here's a test of the 35 T1.5
Quick test Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Nikon F Small | Large

as you can see there's no focus breathing (Samyang and Rokinon are the same brand).

Lens Review Rokinon Cine 35 T1.5 Small | Large

The Canon Cine lenses are not targeted at Rebel owners shooting cute-cat videos to post to YouTube. Or C100 owners. The target audience is professional C300 and C500 users shooting high-end well paid work!

A Canon lens has a different look than a Cooke lens which has a different look than a Zeiss lens. Always use the right tool for the job! So renting not owning expensive Cine Lenses makes sence.

I never talked about taking videos with Rebel Cameras, but don't think who took professional videos with 5D Mark II and 5 III till now was a non professional. House anyone? Iron Man 2 anyone? ;-)

Also consider that there are lot of talented young people and filmakers who aren't that rich, but being rich doesn't mean you make nice movies. Talent does.

What I was saying is that industry thinking the cinema target is only ridiculously rich people, they price everything made for cinema with ridiculously high prices, that's why I was mentioning also the price of stupid bolts and knobs for RED cameras, so it's not about Canon specifically, I could mention lot of different brands that do the same.
Do you think is so expensive to build a stupid metal rail system? What about a stupid follow focus system? Why are rigs so expensive?
I really don't think it's about research, it's just about exploiting the market, I also think that if you know someone with very good optic knowledge you could obtain very high quality lenses for way less than €5000...and I'm talking about completely hand made stuff, considering that with such amout you could easily get an astonishing telescope with fluorite optics.
If you buy a screw, same diameter, same thread, same lenght and material at the hardware store (probably produced in the same factory) you will pay it 198233271239 less than getting it from RED or other cinema brands, so it's not just lenses but everything made for cinema...just my 2 cents.

P.S. The Samyang lenses I previously mentioned are cinema lenses.

From what I understood looking at everything made for cinema, they're pretending to sell everything at 10-50 times more their price just because they think every person working for cinema is freaking rich.

Just think: how much would ever cost to produce such lenses? Think also at the other Canon Cinema Zoom Lenses with astronomical pricing, think at the bolts and knobs (which are just plain stupid pieces of metal) made by RED as accessories for their rigs, they're as expensive as if they were made out of solid gold...well they aren't!

At this point I really wonder how do these lenses compare with the new Samyang T1.5 35mm AS UMC, Samyang T1.5 24mm ED AS IF UMC, and Samyang T3.1 14mm ED AS IF UMC which cost a fraction of that price (about $400-500), and we all know how spectacular is both the build and optical quality of Samyang lenses.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Firmware officially announced
« on: July 02, 2012, 10:20:11 AM »
Would have been nice if they added some of those functions on the way more expensive Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

True, but that's why everybody recons that the 7d2 is not around the corner: Canon does not seem to be in the habit of adding features to cameras that already or nearly have a successor. So the firmware upgrade for the 5d2 is the 5d3.

I know that's the hint of no 7D Mark II around but I hate this kind of Canon marketing: never seen such an expensive firmware upgrade!

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 Shutter is sticking. HELP!
« on: July 02, 2012, 07:03:20 AM »
Does it happen if you set the camera in M mode 1/125s using normal shutter mode and ISO 100?

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Firmware officially announced
« on: July 02, 2012, 06:57:39 AM »
Would have been nice if they added some of those functions on the way more expensive Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

Software & Accessories / Re: Laptops for photo editing and other use
« on: April 28, 2012, 04:40:02 PM »
The Dell Precision M6600 is quite a nice beast, but money and spec wise for my portable workstation I've chosen a Lenovo Thinkpad W520.
It is completely customizable, you can replace everything and add a second SSD via mSATA port, you can also replace the DVD drive with a bluray drive, with another battery or with another HDD.
It has an awesome FHD wide gamut Adobe RGB 98% screen and about 8-9h of battery life.
Graphic card is Nvidia Quadro, and RAM memory up to 32GB.
It's my personal suggestion. I installed on it Windows, Linux and have Mac OS X running from and external HDD as hackintosh ;-)

I use a Lenovo W500 with the 1920x1200 screen upgrade and switchable graphics  It's a tough laptop too.

I've got the w520, great laptop, and you can even get it with a built-in colorimeter to calibrate the screen. Works like a charm, and I think it was only a $50 upgrade. Plus, you can go up to 16GB  of memory which is crazy in a laptop, and it has a slot for an mSATA SSD instead of a WWAN card. All in all, a great machine, and I love it.

Actually I can personally confirm you since I have upgraded mine to 16GB and a friend of mine with exactly the same Lenovo W520 expanded to 32GB I can tell you 32GB is perfectly working but you need to get 8GB sticks.

You can update you Mac, by buying a pc.

How will buying s Piece of Crap update my Mac?

Are you conscious of the inner components of your Apple branded computer? (yes it's a computer just like the others, no need to feel special about it).

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's bad marketing - big mistake
« on: March 29, 2012, 06:38:25 PM »
Well marketing is mainly for people who don't know a lot about cameras.
I'm not saying it has no influence on professionals too, but professionals know cameras quite well and they know perfectly megapixels aren't everything. It's not like selling a stupid compact crappy 16Mpixels camera to random John Doe because he is SURE 16Mpixel are better because they're more and it's a newer camera so it MUST be better than 12Mpixel...then he doesn't even know what a backlit sensor is and why you get better pictures in a compact camera with 12Mpixel backlit sensor than a standard 16Mpixel one...but that's John Doe, not pro photographer.

EOS Bodies / Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« on: March 16, 2012, 12:53:59 PM »
FYI Amazon have reduced the price of the D800 from 2399 to 2099.....Canon will have to strike back dont' you think?

I just checked Amazon.com where what I can see is: $2,999.00 instead of $2,999.95...wow nearly 1 dollar discount, are they crazy? They will become poor this way lol!

EOS Bodies / Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« on: March 15, 2012, 06:23:19 PM »

To honest Gabriele I dont care at for what you say.
I dont care if you think the 5D2 is better than the 1Ds3
I dont care that you dont know how to take flash at 1200mm

You know nothing about me, my kit, my experience or the types of photos I take

Just back off please

Think as you wish, I was relying on numeric data and graphs to be objective.
I don't care either, you can use whatever you want, have fun, just next time don't believe in people suggesting you a crop camera like a 7D over a 5D2 for best IQ.
If I don't know what kind of pictures you take is because you didn't want to tell before nor to answer my questions.

Bye, have fun and please stop clicking on smite at each of my post. if that is you as I suspect.
I didn't do it to you but I suspect it's you.

EOS Bodies / Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« on: March 15, 2012, 05:34:38 PM »
Still today Canon guys told me about the f/8 focus and the way focus works, they preferred to do it this way because an f/8 sensor is bigger than an f/5.6 thus they wouldn't have been able with the actual technology to stuff so many focus points on the sensor.

Sorry, but you either misheard, or more likely, the Canon rep was talking BS and doesn't understand such things, either.  An f/8 sensor has a narrower baseline than an f/5.6 sensor, so it actually takes up less space on the sensor.  Doesn't mean they could fit them in, but that's reality - the narrower the aperture, the more tightly spaced the lines. 

To see what I mean, compare an f/2.8 sensor with an f/5.6 sensor - see the diagram below, look how far apart the f/2.8 lines are compared to the f/5.6 lines.

Well sensors aren't just about their sensitivity, but also the type of sensors, points, cross type, diagonal and so on. Apparently they couldn't fit it with this kind of configuration to keep the focusing system as good as the new one.
If an f/8 sensor was always smaller, don't you think they could just put all f/8 sensors accross the whole frame? It would have been awesome, but probably they don't work as well as f/2.8 or f/5.6 sensors.

@briansquibb: wow so you take pictures to birds at 1200...using a flash?
I totally understand taking pictures at birds with 1200...but really quite difficult if handheld...but I don't get the use of a flash for wildlife at 1200mm.

So you prefer taking pictures at high ISO up to 1600 with the 1D4 instead of using the 1Ds that you say you use only up to 400ISO ??

I don't talk rubbish, tell me where I misquoted you, I can't read your mind I just read what you write.
What is that you don't like about the graphs beside denoting how the 5D2 is better than the 1Ds3?
In SNR 5D2 is better than 1Ds3 at every ISO settings.
In dynamic range 1Ds3 is slightly better than 5D2 at ISO 100, then becomes equal at ISO 160 and then 5D2 wins on all the other ISO settings.
Tonal range they're pretty much the same with the 5D2 slightly better.
This is what the graphs say.

By the way as matter of a fact I tried the 5D3 today and is an AWESOME camera. It totally beats 1Ds3 and 5D2, it is soooooooooooo AWESOME! You should really try it. I tried also the 1DX, but due to the price is not for me. Maybe one day I'll get the 5D3, but I see the 1DX far away at the moment.

Technical Support / Re: Ants in 5D2
« on: March 15, 2012, 02:02:01 PM »
Get a 5D III, fill it with honey, set it next to the 5DII  The Ants will upgrade.

I don't know which joke to choose in this post, they're all so freaking hilarious!
Kudos to everybody!!
BTW where do you keep your camera, how many ants do you think are inside and still I don't understand how they manage to get inside if you kept the battery door closed.

EOS Bodies / Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« on: March 15, 2012, 12:49:37 PM »

I just noticed that briansquibb even said that he had a 7D and exchanged it for a 5D2 for picture quality.

You need to read it again - I already had the 5D2 and bought two 7D because everyone was recommending it. The IQ was poor incomparison to the 5D2 so I sold them and bought a 1D4 - this was in september 2011.  It is so irritating when people misquote me.

@Ardea You are wrong in everything you say. DxO say that the 1Ds3 is better than the 5D2 up to iso400 which is the maximum I use the 1Ds3 for. Why would I use the 1Ds3 in low light when I have a 1D4?

Why should I tell you what I am shooting@1200 with flash? If I choose to use ff that is my choice - it is the way that Canon is going - hence the 5D3 and the 1DX

You say I should use ff for wide angle - well I have been shooting with wide angle all afternoon as I will be on Friday. On Saturday and Wednesday the long lens will be out.

@Ardea + @Gabriele I may do things which you disapprove or disagree with - but that doesn't make me wrong or  you right to flame me because I choose to exercise my right of free choice in how I spend my money

Haven't read you saying you sold one 5D2 for 2 7D (you could have tried just one before getting 2 logic says)...by the way today I've been to the Canon official event where they presented 5D3, 1DX and C300.
The Canon representative himself told me that 5D3 is better compared to a 1Ds3.

Why I want to know what do you shoot at 1200mm f/8 ISO 400 with flash? Well because I'm really curious about this combination and really what kind of pictures would you ever want to take with such a setup.
Still today Canon guys told me about the f/8 focus and the way focus works, they preferred to do it this way because an f/8 sensor is bigger than an f/5.6 thus they wouldn't have been able with the actual technology to stuff so many focus points on the sensor.
What kind of pictures would you take with AF at f/8 1200mm BTW? A 600mm is quite a heavy lens so you'd probably use it on a gimbal head, to subject that don't move too much, so there's the chance you could still use manual focus.
In any case they told me that there's still the chance that the central AF point might still work with some selected lenses even if f/8 (but they didn't tell me which ones).
You seem also not clear about what do you want: do you want speed? Do you want quality? Do you want full frame or crop? What kind of pictures do you take mainly?

Also final thing since you seem blind at the graphs on DxO I'll post them here so you can see how 5D2 has better IQ than Ds3 (as also the canon representative said and like lot of people and tests can confirm).

Why would you use the 1Ds3 in low light when you have a 1D4?
This underlines that you haven't understood that FF cameras perform better in low light: a 1Ds3, a 5D2 or 5D3 are surely better than a 1D4 in low light-high ISO situation.

Here your tests where you can see how 1Ds3 is not better than 5D2: as you can see the 1Ds3 has more dynamic range than the 5D2 only at 100ISO, after that the 5D2 beats the 1Ds...beside the fact the difference at 100ISO is really marginal. This is why you shouldn't look only at the final numbers but at the whole graph.

EOS Bodies / Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« on: March 14, 2012, 07:27:14 AM »
And what is that supposed to mean and who is it for?
I just noticed that briansquibb even said that he had a 7D and exchanged it for a 5D2 for picture quality.
While I  agree with this it doesn't still make sense if he says he owns all the other pro bodies (1Ds3 1D4) and he says that for him 5D2 picture quality is inferior to the 1Ds3 (even though we know it's not true and also graphs on DxO show this).

By the way, I'll end up here, there's a saying: "there's no worse deaf than who doesn't want to listen".

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