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I have a 4x6 hard edge, soft edge, & a reverse grad from Hitech, all 0.6 except for the 0.9 rev. I also have their 105mm cpol.

So far they are quite good optically and quality-wise. My SE has few tiny scratches, but they don't scratch that easy though, specially if you store them in a quality filter pouch - one thing I've neglected before.

As Robert mentioned they are worth the price. I would've gone for the Lee's if only they were available at the time of my purchase; Singh Ray was just too expensive for a hobbyist like me.

Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: July 21, 2014, 11:39:17 AM »
Thanks candyman.

That's the best I can get out of the Canon EF 75-300 USM III, soft lens, given to me almost for free. Gonna upgrade my tele soon, as I'm starting to use it more and more. :)

Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: July 19, 2014, 07:09:58 AM »
From last week's fullmoon.

Tranquillity by ARSiega, on Flickr

Software & Accessories / Re: Lee Big Stpper with UV filters
« on: July 19, 2014, 07:06:43 AM »
The reason I remove mine off, is solely because of vignetting. AFAIR, using only 2 square filters it vignettes at 10-11mm; adding the 82mm c-pol at the end further increase the vignetting up until 13mm.

If there was a UV filter attached, vignetting would be worse. I live near the coast, yet no matter how much I want to leave the UV on for added protection I just can't coz of vignetting.

Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS
« on: June 30, 2014, 11:48:15 AM »

"The good news is that the corners of the 16-35 f/4 L IS are very impressive – prime-like."

"..snip...that will show the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM Lens performing clearly superior to the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens and comparing remarkably well even against the excellent Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZE Lens."

That will bring a lot of smile. ;)

Lenses / Re: 17-40 f/4L vs 16-35 F/4L
« on: June 21, 2014, 07:20:04 PM »
Neuro's post sums it up. You might as well try and decide upgrading to fullframe now(or a little bit later) and skip the 70D.

Because you can't have it both ways, with those L lenses you'll have "normal" zoom lenses which might not be wide enough for you; going with the suggested lenses still limits you to crop only.

I have a 70D and the 10-22mm btw.

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Lenses / Re: EF-S 10-18 review
« on: June 02, 2014, 05:02:54 AM »
According to Act444 from another thread, he has the lens..

- Unlike the 16-35 (and 10-22, I believe), but similar to the 11-22, this is NOT an internal zooming lens...the barrel is slightly extended at 10mm, retracts into the body until about 15mm and then extends again SLIGHTLY until 18mm. It barely extends out, though - probably a centimeter at most.

Looking good for this lens, I'm quite sure more and more will appreciate it on video use.

Lenses / Re: EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Image Samples
« on: May 15, 2014, 03:23:01 PM »
They look pretty good! Keep in mind that the photos posted.. Most are using around f8. Much higher than wide open.

Comparing just specs.. The 10-22mm has USM, whole stop wider, more range, metal mount(better build quality?), distance scale, better placement of zoom and focus rings (imo). The 10-18mm has IS, STM (much slower than USM), less range, much slower, plastic mount. Price differences are significant but, think I'll be keeping my 10-22mm for a bit longer
Really liking the sharp and contrasty pics though!

Yeah, mine too. I'm mostly shooting landscape w/ it and the 70D and if I want to upgrade somewhere down the long road, I'd go full frame plus an EF UWA.

Yet the 10-18mm is looking good IMO, mainly the price, STM + DPAF(future rebels?) for video works, and being an entry-level for canon. Lets see how this will compare w/ 3rd party UWAs' in its segment.

By the way:

Lenses / Re: EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Image Samples
« on: May 15, 2014, 10:46:59 AM »
If it has IQ camparable to other current UWA lenses I will get one sooner or later. 250-300 $/€ street price is a good offer for such a lens, IMO.

Yeah, its a very good price and I wonder how this will perform against its tried and tested older brother the 10-22. ???
Those early images look good but I highly doubt I'd sidegrade my 10-22mm for this...
..a stop loss, slight loss on the long end, filter size and I do less video than stills.

But for those on aps-c and doesn't have an UWA yet, this could be a solid choice no doubt. Gotta wait for proper reviews.

Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: May 15, 2014, 01:36:15 AM »
Very nice. Love that long-exposure fogging of coastlines like that. Nice, rich contrast, too!
And a lovely watermark ;)

LOL. That too. :D

Aha, LOL.  ;D

Thanks Eldar, jrista. I've got mostly coastlines to shoot for now. Its the peak of the summer/sunny season here and color is good but contrast can be harsh sometimes.

Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: May 14, 2014, 07:01:58 AM »
kinda sorta waterscape. I got really lucky with the time of day on this tour at Hearst Castle.

Very nice shot

Very nice indeed, good use of color and light.

Three Kings by Le ARchie, on Flickr

Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: May 07, 2014, 12:57:36 PM »
^ I like the vague reflection on the water, it looks metallic.

Lower part of the waterfall.

Aqua by Le ARchie, on Flickr

Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: April 28, 2014, 07:23:05 PM »
A change of pace from all these razor sharp shots  ;)

Atmospheric. Somewhere in Middle Earth, I presume?

Gandalf's resting on his stick just out of shot ! I just popped out to see where the trolls come from.

Thanks  :)

So the tree from the movie Big Fish is in Middle Earth? Coz I'm sure thats right there in your photo Sporgon.  ;D

Part of a 4 step waterfall some minutes walk from the house.

Water From the Doorway by Le ARchie, on Flickr

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