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Lenses / Re: Canon 135mm f/2.....Is this normal?
« on: April 15, 2014, 10:31:59 PM »
mine does nothing like that on the 5D3 or the eos-M
you can feel a very slight vibration of the usm if holding the barrel but no clunking or banging

the 300f4L IS clunks because that the old generation IS making the clunking but it shouldnt be clunking at the ends of the focus range

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1Dx EC in Manual Mode Question
« on: April 14, 2014, 11:08:25 PM »
any reason why they cant add this to the 5Dmk3?

No technical reason, AFAIK.  Can and will aren't the same, unfortunately.  But they added f/8 AF to the 5DIII, so I'd say there's hope.

cool heres hoping.... fingers and toes all crossed

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EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M3 in Q3 of 2014?
« on: April 14, 2014, 11:07:27 PM »
6) add a jack for a remote cable release. not putting one on the M was stupid (or increase the timer to allow settings far beyond 30 seconds in liu of a bulb mode).

FWIW, the little Canon IR remotes (RC-1/5/6) work with the EOS-M, and can be used to trigger bulb mode exposures (first press starts exposure, second press ends it).

haha awesome, you're a legend :) I have an RC5 but didnt know it had that function so that helps me out alot !

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1Dx EC in Manual Mode Question
« on: April 14, 2014, 10:53:09 PM »
...could it be from the newest firmware version where you CAN do EC in M mode and I just didn't know it?


Yes, that was one of the features added in the v2 firmware update. 

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/standard_display/eos_1dx_afae_improve


any reason why they cant add this to the 5Dmk3?
I want this feature so badly :(

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EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M3 in Q3 of 2014?
« on: April 14, 2014, 10:28:38 PM »
the more I use the eos-M the more i like it and the more i get used to working around its sluggish AF and am quite happy without a viewfinder actually except in very harsh sunlight.

for a future M I would like to see the following improvements

1) change the mode dial to a function dial it's in a usefull spot and currently all it does is select between auto video and camera a wheel here to select aperture, shutter speed or iso would be much more usefull

2) make the record button able to be set as back button focus in stills mode

3) use the 70D sensor and improved dual pixel AF

4) add a tilty flippy screen

5) don't add a viewfinder built in it will make the camera bigger instead add a seperate external EVF option this will keep most people happy... maybe

6) add a jack for a remote cable release. not putting one on the M was stupid (or increase the timer to allow settings far beyond 30 seconds in liu of a bulb mode).

7) it would be nice if they could make it a bit less power hungry

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Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
« on: April 14, 2014, 02:59:07 AM »
Would the price come down a bit if I wait for a few months?

Sigma 50mm ART production lines are in high gear. I bet 10cents that the price will not drop within few months. If you in need for 50mm, I say go for it. Just enjoy the best from Sigma.

they wont even clear the backorders in a few months...

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Lenses / Re: New 50mm Sigma ? There are other options !
« on: April 14, 2014, 01:15:50 AM »
personally i'm a 2 body with a zoom on 1 and prime on the other kind of guy

typically for events i'll shoot 16-35 L II on a 5Dmk2 with the sigma 85 1.4 on the 5Dmk3

and for travelling i am either using the eos-M with 11-22 and the 85 or 135 or the tamron 150-600 on the 5dmk3
or the 16-35 on the 5d mk3 and the sigma 35 f1.4 on the M giving about 56mm

depends what i'm shooting if its night or day or if i'm indoors or outdoors

1 thing is for certain I almost always take the 85 and 135 over the 70-200L II

but I agree for certain events the 70-200 is best and for fashion runway it has no equal.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Gimbal head or not for Tamron 150-600
« on: April 13, 2014, 03:33:31 AM »
I don't think this lens needs this, i've been shooting it handheld all day just fine
even with shutter speeds down to 1/200 at 600mm its not a problem

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« on: April 13, 2014, 03:18:02 AM »
i cant wait to try it on the 11-22 since its got IS it might be a tad better than the 22 for macro

Didn't get around to using that yet, other that a quick bench test at my desk to shoot the wallpaper pattern.  The IS should help, but that will be offset by the loss of 2.5 of stops.  The working distance will still be around an inch with the 16mm extension tube, half an inch with 26mm of extension tubes for 1.39x magnification, or an inch and a half with the 10mm extension tube for 0.66x magnification. It should be interesting.

but i'd be wanting to stop it right down anyway for DOF so the IS is better at 22mm the 11-22 should have similar magnification to the 22 with the tubes

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« on: April 12, 2014, 06:56:17 PM »
i cant wait to try it on the 11-22 since its got IS it might be a tad better than the 22 for macro

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Lenses / Re: 2014, the year of the lens...but for whom?
« on: April 12, 2014, 04:04:03 AM »
135L f/2 IS plz :)

Yeah, but at what cost?

Double the $$$s compared to the current offering me thinks ;)
that would still be cheap, I think maybe an f2.8 IS might be that but if it were f2 it would be north of 2k

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Lenses / Re: Help with choosing a wide angle lens
« on: April 11, 2014, 10:28:26 PM »
the 16-35 II is the reason i still love the 1.3 crop APSH sensors it gives you a nice 21-46 mm effective range at f2.8 which was considerably better than the 24-70 mk1 its a fantasic wide to normal combo then second ff body with a fast 85 or 135 or the 70-200 f 2.8 work really well together

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Grip with integrated Arca Swiss plate review
« on: April 11, 2014, 09:00:31 PM »
cool i like it, gonna keep an eye out for it

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony Alpha a6000
« on: April 11, 2014, 08:50:12 PM »
I thought I had better add (to avoid confusion) that the poor high iso performance seems limited to the jpeg files
Thanks for posting the images ... I agree about the jpeg files, even the a7/a7R suffers the same issue with jpeg files ... I think it is the in-camera jpeg processing that is screwing up the images in my a7, somehow Sony is not able to work out a good in-camera-processing system for those jpeg files ... but the raw files are great ... so, I suppose a6000 also suffers from the same issue.

yeah it's a pain since my dad has no interest in raw but i've told him to shoot raw and jpg then i can process any shots he likes for him from the raws.

but with LR the iso 6400 raw shots clean up pretty well and are totally useable just need quite a bit of NR added. its pretty much on par with the EOS-M at 6400 for raw except the extra resolution helps the a6000 keep a bit more detail after NR so processed images are probably a tad better if pixel peeping.
Not pixel peeping you cant tell the difference.

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i could be proved wrong but it was tamrons old super zooms that led me to hate the brand, of course they could pick up their game but really the best superzoom available is still the canon 28-300 L and its a beast, a close second is the nikkor 18-200 VR II which is crop only, it will be interesting to see what canon bring to the next gen 18-200 because the existing one sucks.

Anyway I am no longer a tamron hater as the 150-600 is absolutely stunning. but with superzooms there is alot of physics working against them.

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