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EOS Bodies / Re: Hardware Hack for EOS Cameras Coming Soon? [CR1]
« on: February 28, 2014, 05:38:39 AM »
Imagine, it's like soldiering a new chip that allows to overrive all the params: like FPS, aperture step, or something.
We already have a software to control this, now we need a hardware without a factory-made limits.
I still cannot see where the DR improvements come from, but I guess this is possible.
May be... May be canon have some limitations built in, and difference between 1dX and 5d3 is there. Like same sensor tech, but Canon inserts extra noice in "cheaper" 5d3.  Same for shutter: you limit it to 4fps, so people who need more are forced to buy another model, but actually there's no limiting factor in 5d3 which prevents it from doing 10fps in perfect conditions.

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 16-20mm f/2 Coming?
« on: December 19, 2013, 11:16:33 AM »
Something like 14-24 will be great. Probably don't need to zoom more then 30, as most people have or will get a Sigma 35. It looks like a great lens and I can say a must-have (even with 35L i own.).

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EOS Bodies / Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« on: October 14, 2013, 05:55:53 AM »
Hey, Why not grab a 5d2? It's sold for cheap used. You can try full frame, and then patiently wait for a next 5d monster. Yep, there's quality difference between 5d2 and 3 but it is on a higher ISOs and price difference is noticeable.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: EF-S 18-200 f/3.5-5.6 IS Refurb $279
« on: October 09, 2013, 10:51:42 AM »
Bought two of this, when it was on sale quite a while ago.
Now trying to sell it here(I'm far away from US) locally ;)

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Canon General / Re: Is it Genuine? Canon LP-E6 Battery [SOLVED]
« on: September 09, 2013, 12:49:29 PM »
I've checked all the 3 batteries I have. They all look the same(one came with the camera), they all look as proper battery on a canon page(thin fond, thin +/- electrodes) and they all look as whay you've posted.
I got no problems using them and will continue to do so.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« on: September 09, 2013, 10:19:05 AM »
Really waiting for that 24mm lens.
Or for a nice UWA zoom from sigma.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 OS on the Way? [CR1]
« on: September 08, 2013, 03:13:56 PM »
I'm glad sigma going that way. Looks on a quality of ther latest lenses they gonna kick canon's ass.  This makes me happy when I look on latest canon lens prices.

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Yep. If you don't use LiveView or shoot video all that modern features like STM-motor or Dual-Pixes absolutely uselss for you.

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Lenses / Re: What's your oldest Canon EF lens?
« on: July 22, 2013, 07:30:09 AM »
Canon EF 80-200/2.8L from the first EOS line in 1989. My lens manufactures in 1994, I believe and it works like a charm.
It was later replaced with 70-200/2.8, so this is quite rare lens.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Upgrade path from 40D
« on: June 10, 2013, 04:49:59 AM »
Get a used 5dmk2 - $1000-1200.
Get a 35mm 1.4 prime: Sigma $800-900 or Canon $1000 for used -1300 for new
Sell all the zoom lens: 17-50 and 55-200 and get a Canon 85 1.8 or Sigma 85 1.4 or something else.

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Lenses / Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« on: March 04, 2013, 12:43:06 PM »
Canon 5d Mark II + 35L mostly.
Got 80-200 as tele lens and 85/1.4 for portraits.

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Lenses / Re: Samyang 14mm T3.1 for still photography?
« on: March 01, 2013, 10:53:20 AM »
I see no problems.
Honestly i've never used any cine lens, but let's see what can be a problem:
1. no clicks in aperture? Well, not a problem, i suggest you'd set you aperture to f/7.1-f/8 or something like that for landscape. 
2. Focusing ring. Dedicated to use with gears but you can operate it by hand. No problems here too, as you'd set it too infinity.

I don't see any more probmems that can happen, do you?

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Lenses / Re: Canon 80-200 f2.8L Image Quality
« on: January 31, 2013, 11:57:20 AM »
Hello.

I got this lens, and we got quite a big topic on this on a russian board: http://club.foto.ru/forum/11/371438,47

I actually followed your link, and of course it is all in Russian. I  ;D

Obviously. Did you expect different language on russian board? :))
It's a bit harder to understand, but you can still check out all the images out there.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 80-200 f2.8L Image Quality
« on: January 31, 2013, 12:39:04 AM »
Hello.

I got this lens, and we got quite a big topic on this on a russian board: http://club.foto.ru/forum/11/371438,47
If you want i can share some samples, or you can check my flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kovyrshin/  I'm not posting there much photos, but theese are taken with drainpipe:

I can search and post more photos if you want. Shortly: AF is slower then modern USM, but still quite fast. I can track birds, dragonfly, cars on a track without a problem. Once i lost focus point it take a bit to catch the object, but AF in 5d2 aint best. Lens is quite sharp, for the price i paid - no complains. I definately can see some vingetting, but this is not a problem to me and easy to edit. Overall, that's my first tele lens, and i'm really happy with it.


Valerie by Victor TLN, on Flickr

Kingfisher by Victor TLN, on Flickr

dragonfly by Victor TLN, on Flickr

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