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An early March morning at Hvalstrand Bad, where the seasonal restaurant is getting ready for spring opening. The Oslo fjord in the background.
5DIII, 1/15s, f5.0, ISO100, tripod

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Well Eldar, there may be some Canadians like that but I'm not one of them.  Did enjoy skiing as a kid though.

But here's where I skate - not right now though or I'd drown!

Jack
Looks like risky business at the moment ;)

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Mackguyver seems quite the level headed guy, I doubt the rudeness bothered him in the least.  Not sure why it bothered you so much.  Also I assume I am on your ignore list...lol...didn't realize that.
Carl, I´m sure Macguyver is perfectly fine. He has posted lots of good posts and should be treated accordingly. It is the volume of rubbish posts from Dilbert that filled my cup.
I will not participate in a thread extender, so I will end my comments here.

For the record, you are not on my ignore list ;)

Very glad to hear that, and once again, I very much like your image of the tree sunset above with the mighty Otus !!!  Happy Easter to you sir!   :)
Thanks Carl. It is actually a sunrise. Happy Easter to you to! ;)

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Mackguyver seems quite the level headed guy, I doubt the rudeness bothered him in the least.  Not sure why it bothered you so much.  Also I assume I am on your ignore list...lol...didn't realize that.
Carl, I´m sure Macguyver is perfectly fine. He has posted lots of good posts and should be treated accordingly. It is the volume of rubbish posts from Dilbert that filled my cup.
I will not participate in a thread extender, so I will end my comments here.

For the record, you are not on my ignore list ;)

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Not to re-open a closed case, but here's another thought - what happens if you throw a polarizer on the lens?  In theory it should "straighten" the beams of light and eliminate the effects of diffraction, right?

Not necessarily.

If you want to understand light, take a course in physics. Freshman level maybe?

Or get a physics text book ... no, do a course - a good book should be a requirement for the course. Reading CR is not a substitute for doing a course on this if you really want to understand it.
He asked a simple question. If you can´t answer his question or add to it, stay off.

For you I can recommend a book on simple politeness. Freshman level might be to advanced thought ...

He did not ask for a rude reply from an incompetent jerk. Spread your garbage someplace else!

Or, alternatively, start posting images and show us that behind this rude alias, there is one who knows where the view finder on a camera is. I for one have not seen a single image for you, so I believe you haven´t shot a single decent image in your life. So until I see someone comment on your images, you will remain on my list of ignored posters.

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Software & Accessories / Re: shoulder sling
« on: April 19, 2014, 06:25:06 AM »
I have no experience with the one in your link. But I have several from Carry Speed. They are very comfortable and holds the camera very well. The base plate is also an Arca Swiss compatible plate, so you can attach it directly to an AS compatible ball head. It also features an extra connector strap, which you can attach to the tripod mount on larger lenses, to reduce the weight on the body. From 70-200 f2.8L and upwards, that is very convenient.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Carry-Speed-FS-Pro-Telephoto-Connector/dp/B00B1EW60G

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« on: April 19, 2014, 05:25:57 AM »
Took some images of the eclipse we had a few days ago with my 600. They turned out pretty great, if I may say so myself. ;)

Orion Atlas GEM
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EF 600mm f/4 L II
BackyardEOS (For image sequence acquisition)

ISO 100 @ f/8, shutter speeds from 1/250th to 15s.
Excellent work! Thanks for sharing!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« on: April 19, 2014, 05:20:33 AM »
5DIII, 1/1000s, f1.4, ISO100

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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: April 19, 2014, 03:51:09 AM »
When we finally get rid of the snow where we live, all Norwegians fill up their cars with skis, clothes and excessive volumes of food and drinks, and travel to the mountains to find more snow ::)
 
5DIII, 24-70 f2.8L II at 39mm, 1/500s, f11, ISO100, with CPL filter

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Canon non-EF Lenses (TS-E, FD, etc.) / Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« on: April 18, 2014, 08:18:35 AM »
Here's a few to my recent shots from Somerset, UK. I tend to use my 17L to correct perspectives in architecture:







That's the moon in the last shot :D
This is one of my favorite "occasional" lenses....when you need one...you need one. When you don't, there are far easier lenses to use!
Great shots GMC!

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I'd love to hear some stories of Canon releasing a lens or three


Yes. IMO Canon is too much operating from within the comfortzone. Maybe now they start to feel some pressure. No?
With more and more info on the new Sigma 50 Art available, I´d say that Canon, Nikon and Zeiss really need to check up on their lens strategies. If Sigma delivers the same optical quality on more lenses and fix their bad (and deserved) AF reputation ...  ::)

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I am really looking forward to getting my hands on this lens.

If what I have read so far, I may end up selling the Otus, because I get the same performance from a 1/4 priced lens, with AF ... That would be something  :P

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That will be two lenses I´d love to get my hands on!

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Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
« on: April 16, 2014, 04:09:01 PM »
I think it is a fair statement that Canon´s 50mm line up is getting a bit old. I have used the 50/1.2L for many years and I have been very happy with it. It adds a creamy and artistic dimension to images you don´t easily get from others.

But! It is quite clear that they need to upgrade these lenses to match what the competition is bringing out. The Otus is totally crushing every one of them, but at a very high price premium. The 50 Art is cheaper and even though it will not be as good as the Otus, it will still outperform every Canon lens by a significant margin. I have not seen enough to say that it will contest the bokeh of the 50/1.2L, but the 50/1.2L cannot contest the other qualities of the Sigma or Otus. It´s a bit like saying that a 16bit CD concept outperforms a 24 bit SACD concept (analogue part excluded). It does not.

I also believe that the 50 Art gave both Nikon and Canon something to chew on. They may well have planned the release of something a bit better than they have provided and probably add IS. But with the 50 Art out, they have to go back to the drawing board or alternatively risk losing the 50mm segment to someone else.

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Lenses / Re: Sigma vs Zeiss vs Canon
« on: April 16, 2014, 03:44:05 PM »
Up to a certain point it does have its entertainment value, but then ...

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