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Messages - Lee Jay

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I didn't even know this thing existed let alone how expensive it is.  I'm curious... how's the image quality?

You gonna need 2-3 people to lift this lens on the tripod...

For all you "girly men".  Watch these, they'll entertain you!  Oh, and this "lens" weighs 45 pounds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBawz69qo_A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwVg1M6bURI

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: April 17, 2014, 08:47:05 PM »
To hear whining about "heavy" lenses, like this supposed lens, which would be about 2 pounds, is hilarious.  It's not an issue if you take care of your body and exercise a bit.  Do you realize how pathetic and weak you sound?

Do you realize how dumb you sound, saying the above after two posts pointing out that weight isn't an issue?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: April 17, 2014, 05:57:47 PM »
The issue has always been size and weight and it being usable over long periods of time for event photographers.

?????

I use a 70-200/2.8, as do many event photographers.  As long as it's on par with or smaller than that, why would this be an issue?

I hope the Sigma 24-70/2.0 OS is real.  I'd be more interested in that lens.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang 650-1300mm
« on: April 15, 2014, 07:51:20 AM »
Lots of hate towards this lens (rightly so perhaps) but not many suggestions other then buying another camera or just using a 300m and cropping.

Are there no other decent long lens/scope alternatives to consider?


Celestron C6.

http://www.optcorp.com/celestron-6-schmidt-cassegrain-ota-cg-5-mount-plate-91010-xlt.html



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Is the Nikon a rebadged version of this lens?  From the pictures they look pretty similar, with some cosmetic differences, but the pictures aren't great, and are only from one angle.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom Mobile Version Official
« on: April 08, 2014, 05:50:12 PM »
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and why is that? We have paid for our perpetual LR licenses too,. FU arrogant Adobe!


It's the clearest indication yet that the full version of Lightroom will be subscription only in the future.


No, it isn't.  One has nothing to do with the other.


That seems... optimistic.


"Q. Will Lightroom become a subscription only offering after Lightroom 5?

A. Future versions of Lightroom will be made available via traditional perpetual licenses indefinitely."

http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2013/05/lightroom-and-the-creative-cloud.html

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom Mobile Version Official
« on: April 08, 2014, 11:00:42 AM »
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and why is that? We have paid for our perpetual LR licenses too,. FU arrogant Adobe!

It's the clearest indication yet that the full version of Lightroom will be subscription only in the future.

No, it isn't.  One has nothing to do with the other.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« on: April 07, 2014, 02:53:09 PM »
If he thinks it's boring it's likely because he's on APS-C. 50mm is my favorite focal length on FF for sure, and I would wager most people's.

Nope...I use my primes (15/2.8 fisheye, 35/1.4L and 85/1.8) almost exclusively on full-frame.

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But on APS-C it feels around 80mm... this no-man's-land that is just too short for portraiture and there's no sense of depth from either compression nor from natural space rendering.

So, the 85/1.8 and 85/1.2L on full-frame must be no-man's land as well.  There's no appreciable difference between 50mm on APS-C and 85mm on full-frame.

I've shot portraits from 15mm fisheye through 600mm.  This idea that 80mm-equivalent is "too short for portraiture" is just total baloney.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« on: April 07, 2014, 02:49:13 PM »
“The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art is the most exciting lens we’re likely to review this year."

I got rid of all my 50s largely because they are so boring.  If this is the most exciting lens they're likely to review this year, it's going to be a pretty rotten year.

They should review the Tamron 150-600.  That lens has 10 times the excitement of yet another 50mm prime.

Are you on FF or APS-C?

Both.

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50mm is kind of a no man's land on APS-C but IMO it is the most useful focal length on FF.

Sold my 50s, got the 35/1.4L.  Never looked back.  I basically always use it on full-frame.


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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« on: April 06, 2014, 04:13:22 PM »
“The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art is the most exciting lens we’re likely to review this year."

I got rid of all my 50s largely because they are so boring.  If this is the most exciting lens they're likely to review this year, it's going to be a pretty rotten year.

They should review the Tamron 150-600.  That lens has 10 times the excitement of yet another 50mm prime.

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A *real* one - 7DII, 24MP dual pixel sensor, ability to read the halves of the pixels at different ISOs for DR expansion and noise reduction, 5DIII AF including f/8 AF points, 100-400L II with great optics optimized for use with the 1.4x TC III on the 7DII.  That would be some serious handholdable reach.

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How much would Panasonic pay Canon to absorb Panasonic's imaging division?

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And all I was answering is what I answered: "i had a fuji superzoom bridge and it looked just bad at the long end."  The SX50 does not look bad at the long end.

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Not really.

The SX50 has a 3.48 crop factor to the APS-C, it has 5.68 crop factor to a ff camera.

For equivalence a 7D and 400mm @ f11 and 400iso should be SX50 115mm @ f3.16 and 115iso.

At these settings, if the pixel level performance is equal, the images will be identical, including diffraction. But that was not my point, in good light they might be, but in anything but good light they will not be.

And my point was just about the optical quality of the lens in the SX50 at the long end.

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