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Messages - Bennymiata

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I've had my 16-35 2.8 for a year or so, and I'm very happy with it.
I use it mainly for architecture shots for a magazine, and if the corners are soft, I'd certainly hear about it from the art director!

I love my 16-35. It's very sharp and it's light and great fun to use indoors and outdoors.
It's always in my bag.

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Lenses / Re: APS-C 60mm or 100mm macro lens?
« on: February 23, 2015, 05:13:59 AM »
I have the 60mm, the 100L and the Sigma 150mm OS macro, and to be frank with you, it's hard to tell the images apart.

While a longer focal length gives you more room between the lens and your subject, the longer the focal length the more difficult to get sharp hand held shots.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Possible Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Spec Talk [CR2]
« on: February 22, 2015, 09:17:42 PM »
A half-priced and smaller and lighter 1DC?
Sounds good to me!

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If this banding is happening with other cards as well, then it's your camera that is doing it.
Try updating the firmware on your camera as the card you returned could have done something to the software in the camera when it became corrupted.

I had a similar thing happen to an android phone.
A Sandisk card in the phone got corrupted. Nothing on the card was damaged, but the phone went wacky, rebooting itself all the time, freezing as well as other faults.
I took the phone back to get it exchanged and the expert in the shop checked it out and mentioned to me that the memory card might be at fault.
I didn't believe him but shortly after putting the card into the new phone, it began acting up too.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom 6 Coming Very Soon
« on: February 19, 2015, 01:14:23 AM »
I was a CS3 user and needed to update PS and LR and really didn't want to have to pay AUS $1600 odd to buy CS6.
I too was against anything resembling a monthly fee, but eventually I thought I'd give it a go thinking the price would rocket up after 12 months, but it hasn't gone up at all, and I think I'm getting great value for my money.
The fact is that this system has been a gold mine for Adobe as lots of people who would never pay the price for PS now rent the entire Adobe suite, which, if you have use for these programs, is relatively even cheaper than just the photographer's package.

And if you don't want to rent, just buy Elements.

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Thanks so much for this article Roger.
It's amazing to see what goes into a lens.
Such a complex piece of engineering for relatively small money.

I recently got a new pair of spectacles which cost around $1100, which my wife thought was OK.
After showing her these photos, she won't be complaining about the value for money my L lenses are!



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Lenses / Re: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art announced..
« on: February 11, 2015, 01:55:17 AM »
The 3 Sigma lenses I own, all af perfectly.
They focus a tiny touch slower than some of L glass, but they nail focus really well.

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EOS Bodies / Re: After a 50MP camera what is the next breakthrough?
« on: February 10, 2015, 06:11:19 PM »
To me, the ultimate breakthrough will be the insertion of a chip in your brain which is able to take stills and video directly from your memories or directly as your eyes see it.
Downloads would be accomplished wirelessly.
This same device could also be your cellphone and do other things we can't even imagine yet.

But realistically for today, clean super-high iso, more dr, improved general iq and much cheaper costs.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: POLL: 5Ds/5DsR first impressions
« on: February 06, 2015, 11:30:24 PM »
One thing that people are forgetting is that unless you are using a lens with good IS and using a fast shutter speed, it will be difficult to get good, crisp hand-held shots with these 5DS' s.
Even the tiniest shake will kill a picture with this much resolution, hence the mirror up delay etc.
Like most MF cameras, these will virtually be tripod only cameras - in the main.

Obviously the new 11-24 lens is made to go with these new cameras, so why doesn't it have IS?
Don't they want you to use it hand held with the 5DS' s?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5Ds & EOS 5Ds R Image & Video Samples
« on: February 06, 2015, 03:45:28 AM »
And it will still be many months before they will be available to buy, and by then, Nikon would have put out ANOTHER 2 cycles of models, and the new Canons will be old news.

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Lenses / Re: Lenses to consider
« on: February 04, 2015, 04:29:48 AM »
If you want a 150mm f2.8 prime, look at the Sigma 150 macro with OS.
Fantastic lens.

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Photography Technique / Re: Which eye do you use?
« on: January 28, 2015, 01:46:12 AM »
I'm left handed and I use my left eye, although I wish I could use my right eye as I'm forever cleaning the greasy marks off my rear screen.

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Canon General / Re: Photographer Petitions Canon for Left Handed Camera
« on: January 27, 2015, 01:34:49 AM »
LOL.

Have you ever thought about playing a piano? How about making a left handed piano for you, Mr. YAMAHA please? Even if Steinway make one for you, will that make you a better piano player?

Have you ever requested TOYOTA to make a left handed Corolla for you, since you can't change gear with right hand?

People always say left-handed person is smarter than those right-handed. What do you think?

I am right handed, with tennis elbow for many years. Since then I have to use left hand to brush my teeth as suggested by Doctor. How much difficulty is it to use a regular camera for a left-handed person, compare to use left hand to brush teeth?
 
LOL. ;D

You can play a piano with either or both hands
Drive in Australia and you can change gears in your Corolla with your left hand.
Yes, left handed people are smarter!

My first SLR was a lefty camera. An Exacta Varex,  and as Canon makes cameras for astro photography, why not make a lefty camera?
I bet there are far more left handed photographers than astro photographers.
Mind you, I bet that there a few left handed astro togs out there too!

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Still Live: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2149
« on: January 26, 2015, 01:06:18 AM »
Looks like it won't be long until you can get a 5D3 for under $2k.
It makes the 7D2 look expensive.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Discontinued
« on: January 22, 2015, 03:29:18 AM »
Sigma is, relatively speaking, a small company, and it's obvious that they could use the production space for faster selling lenses like their 150-600 which is in short supply.

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