November 25, 2014, 03:59:30 PM

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - TLN

Pages: [1] 2 3
I'm guys in same boat as you.
Got nice canon setup, but not really want to invest in Canon anymore, until they release something competitive.
A7 looks promising for amateur photographer, and a7 II even better.
I ride a snowboard occasionally, and I beleivem getting an older 7d might be a good idea for that days. And A7 for all the rest.  May be get rid of 7D with sony's future models.

You shouldn't have problems with such setup in -25F and below.

Lenses / Re: Deal on Sigma 50 1.4 Art gone already?
« on: November 21, 2014, 01:42:38 PM »
Hi all.

I don't know how this math works, but I live in Kazakhstan and we have a Sigma 35/1.4 for $830 and Sigma 50/1.4 Art for $830. Seller is grey market, but that's not a problem.
Typically you get the lowest price in US on almost everything, and I cannot get how do those dealers sell Art primes for $830 and having profit from that.

I believe they get stuff from Japan and get really sweet price from currency exchanges. This means there are even better prices for Sigmas somewhere.

Any ideas?

And, btw, this prices are 100% legal, my friend bought both of this from them, and really happy.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New Sigma Lenses Coming Q1 of 2015 [CR1]
« on: November 18, 2014, 01:13:42 PM »
Sigma won't tell about 85Art, who gonna buy 85/1.4 from then, when we have a confirmation of a newer version coming?
On the other hand, they have no 24/1.4, so they mentioned about it earlier, to get out attention.
It will be no surprise to me, if they'll release them at the same time.

Er, why a gripped 5D?

Take the grip off and use the very nice IS primes that are small and light.
Well, I'm not talking about travelling as travel-photos, but as moving from city A to B. I'd prefer a gripped camera for better balance, or simply to have my little finger on camera.
When I wanna go out with lighter setup, I'd take camera without a grip with smaller prime, but A7 with same price will be way lighter, and compact. Not to mention, that one battery is enough for evening walk.

I might change my lenses to Sony, or upgrade my camera to latest, but honestly don't want to invest alot in canon at the moment. I might go Sony route as they release more lenses, or stay with canon if they release their best card.


When you go for landscape / travelling, it's very likely you carry at least a small backpack, so carry 3 more batteries is not really an issue (except for the cost) since the Sony batteries are about half the weight of the Canon ones. On the other hand 575g total weight less is not subjective when hiking / travelling. IMHO, for landscape / travel / architecture (and I am NOT saying for sports, birding, weddings or whatever else), the Sony combo wins, especially when you take in account the sensor low ISO capabilities (although for travel some might not want the extra resolution).

Well, as for me, It's not about weight, but sizing. Backpack with gripped canon 5d and three lenses will be quite heavy and leaves no space to rest of the stuff. I'd like to get a smaller A7(with grip or QR plate), smaller(and lighter) lenses. I'd also appreciate smaller A7 body when needed. I believe I'd carry my camera more when I do now.

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II
« on: October 29, 2014, 02:30:17 PM »
Here's the correct link to the patent (the patent link above points to a 55-250mm patent).

The patent shows 10 elements in 8 groups, compared to the current 35/1.4L which has 11 elements in 9 groups. 

I like my 35L, and I'd probably preorder a 35L II if/when one comes along.

Hi Neuro,
What are the weak points in current 35L? I would like to add fast 35mm in near future.

Wheathersealing, sharpness wideopen(compared to sigma).

Lenses / Re: EF11-24mm F4L listed on a Japanese site
« on: September 16, 2014, 12:44:45 PM »
Looks like fake. Front element from 14-24 Nikkor and the rest from 17-40.
Canon will never put a red ring on a hood, it will be on a body, even with integrated hood.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Teases New Lenses
« on: August 20, 2014, 12:19:42 PM »
f/2 or f/1.2?
F/2 should be either superb quality or really cheap - like give an opportunity to try out MF lenses for newbies.
F/1.2 sound interesting though.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Laptop Editing - Best Setup
« on: August 14, 2014, 03:05:09 AM »
Why do you need a new one, if your is 1-yr old and pretty fast?
I'm using a VAIO Z, which is about 3 or may be even 4 years old. It used to be a top-range, so it's pretty competitive now with i7-2660k, 8 gigs of ram and 256Gb SSD drive(RAID0 of two 128GB sticks).

The only thing you need for photography you need is an external display. Get yourself a nice 27" IPS DELL and have fun.

Lenses / Re: your experience of buying very old EF L lenses
« on: July 10, 2014, 08:12:35 AM »
Here's even older canon 80-200L from 1989. My copy was made in 1994 so it's anniversary lens this year  :D :D

That's shot wide open, f/2.8 at 170mm. 1/500 and 5d2 if anyone cares.
70-200L is modern design, and should be on par with that.

For $780 I'd pull a trigger, especially if you don't have a zoom in that range.

Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod centre column - yes or no
« on: July 01, 2014, 12:40:26 PM »
I'm using Feisol 3402 with center column. I also have a central plate, to eliminate CC, it makes tripod more stable and lighter. But it also too shot for general use. When I go hiking, I take CC off, but usually I use it with CC.
Anyways, having this option seems pretty cool to me and it's way better then typical short column.

I would not do AFMA againg unless you see some lenses works bad for you.
Just take all of your stuff out and test it. All lenes, all FL, close focus and infinity.  It might be that nothing is hurt.

Lenses / Re: 17-40 zoom noise - does yours sound like this?
« on: June 16, 2014, 02:45:21 PM »
I have 17-40, and it sounds different. Almost silent with hardly noticeable plastic movement inside, same as 35L.

EOS Bodies / Re: Can Canon deliver a FF sensor that is class leading?
« on: June 04, 2014, 03:47:18 AM »
There are actually three questions

1.  Can Canon deliver this sensor
2.  Should Canon deliver this sensor
3.  Will Canon deliver this sensor

Only the first question has anything to do with the technology.  Unfortunately, the second question is the limiting factor.  Canon may be technologically capable of delivering this sensor, but it the marketing/production/sales numbers don't add up, all the technology won't matter.

Assuming that the first two questions are yes, the third question may dictate that they will do this in 2-3/3-5 years from now. 

I think gone are the days when cameras were limited by technical capability.  It is all about the business case.  And that's a good thing.

That's it.

I'm sure canon can do it. And in my opinion it will do it quite soon.

You can notice, that canon and nikon lineup doesn't have equal cameras. Yep, they're quite close, but I see it goes like:
D3100-600D-D5200-60D-D7100-7D for crop cameras one by one. Same for Fullframe cameras, but it's easier to show with bigger range of cropped.

Second thing you can notice, that canon and nikon got some cycles. Say 2-4 years. Reason? Same - marketing.
When 5d2 came out it was a deal-breaker. Great performance, 21mp. Hard to compare with D700. Yep, megapixels doesn't matter that much, as people believe, but we all know that 5d2 sell wery well.
4 years later Nikon makes D800 and canon stays with 5d3(which is cool, but difference between 5d-5d2 and 5d2-5d3 is not that big).
Canon is upgrading their lenses, from tele(easiest to design) to wide to II versions(70-200 II, 24-70II) or adds IS (24-28-35 IS, 16-35 IS) and they all have great sharpness and performance.  I think canon will announce some high-MP camera if 1-2 years, as well as upgraded primes.
This change of leadership easily falls to 4 year cycle. Later we'll see some nikon on top.

Companies makes a bigger profits, if the leader changes with time, this makes users go to one side or another.
Fortunately now is canon turn. Unfortunately, previous announces makes me think, that price will be quite high.

Pages: [1] 2 3