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EOS Bodies / Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« on: August 27, 2014, 05:03:14 PM »

I sold my 5DmkII set and went mirrorless with a Fuji X-T1.
During my last backpacking trip in august I was very happy with it. Amazing IQ and so less weight to carry....
Less noise in the higher ISO's etc. AF speed is the same as my 5DmkII so for my shooting style fast enough.

EOS Bodies / Re: Debating on selling my 5D II and 35L/135L for a...
« on: May 29, 2014, 02:19:27 PM »
I bought fuji x-t1 a month a go and now i'm going to sell my 5d2 with the lenses.
I like to go out backpacking and i did not liked the weight of a dslr anymore so i tried the fuji.
No, selling my canon set was not an option when i bought he fuji, but now i have uses it for a month i know for sure.. I will not use the canon anymore. At lease not enough to keep it.

I did some comparison and the fuji has less noise at the higher iso's for sure.  The 5d2 is not a sports camera and for my shooting style, the fuji is perfect. The lenses are amazing and new lenses are coming soon like a 120-400 or weather sealed 2.8 lenses.

So i can say, check out the fuji and see if it would fit your needs and if it does you wont regret it

Lenses / Re: 1.4 lenses kwestion
« on: March 12, 2014, 07:50:01 AM »
Interesting, I will check out the sigma but don't have primes yet.
I also have to check my current pictures fro the 24-105 and see which focal length I use most for landscapes. Don't have any idea if 35mm would work for me but it looks nice.

Lenses / 1.4 lenses kwestion
« on: March 11, 2014, 05:56:53 AM »
I also wander, most 1.4 lenses are not very sharp at 1.4 and need to stop down to get sharp.

Why should I then consider such an expensive 1.4 lens, when a 2.8 variant (like the 24-70 2.8) has the same IQ at 2.8?

Canon General / Re: Canon Announces the PowerShot G1 X Mark II
« on: February 12, 2014, 07:15:52 AM »
I agree, this could be a nice complement to my heavy 5DmkII set for when I'm on a hike.

I only have to be happy with the fact not having 300mm (or 420 with 1.4tc) with 20mpx for wildlife.
For landscapes it won't be an issue for me.
So it's approx 550gr vs 3000gr in my backpack.

Great pictures. Would it be a possible upgrade for the 24-105 F4 IS?

Lenses / Re: Canon 24-105 vs canon 24-70 ii
« on: December 24, 2013, 02:20:26 AM »
I'm a happy use of a 5DmkII + 24-105 too. I've just finished a photobook from a holiday in which the maximum print size was 30x45cm. The pictures look great.

Offcourse I think the 24-70II produces sharper images but I should you are allowed to expect that from a twice more expensive lens. Which Lightroom I can sharpen my images (or maybe with software like Nik) which gives me pictures I like. I would prefer the spend the saved money on an additional UWA lens or other stuff

Lenses / Re: How do you deal with lens reviews...
« on: December 20, 2013, 07:47:03 AM »
Hmm yes I think you are right. I haven't found "better" alternatives so fare. All lenses have something less convenient.

So I think, i will give the 17-40 a try first. It saves me a lot of money although because i still can use my 77mm CPL. Thanks!

Lenses / How do you deal with lens reviews...
« on: December 20, 2013, 03:21:12 AM »
you read on the internet about lenses?

I am/was considering a UWA for my 5DmkII and have read reviews of the 17-40 (nice priced) and the 16-35II. Just for fun. I'm not a pro so spending my money is not based on earning money with the lenses.

When I read them, I get into doubts about to spend money on the lenses. Why.. well if I read the reviews on photozone, for both lenses they complain for ex. about corner sharpness. The 16-35 wide open should be also worse etc etc... There is always something worse.

Just thinking, how do you deal with...
what ever
those reviews?

Lenses / Re: Sigma 16-20mm f/2 Coming?
« on: December 19, 2013, 09:32:00 AM »
Is corner sharpness is better than the 16-35Lll than I will scoop one up.

Is the 16-35L II therefor disappointing?
I'm looking at the moment for an UWA for my 5DmkII and I'm doubting between 17-40 and this 16-35

Lenses / Re: Dropped 16-35L II
« on: December 16, 2013, 08:35:59 AM »
Of bit off topic but suppose this lens cannot be repaired, would you then buy it again?
Or could you go for the 17-40 due to the lower price?

EOS Bodies / 5DmkII + Magic Lantern question for ML users
« on: December 16, 2013, 08:34:01 AM »
I have a 5DmkII and found Magic Lantern on the net recently.
I think it could be a nice improvement but because it's not official supported, are there known stories of camera's died due to ML?

I've read it supports Auto ETTR. It sounds great to get the best image question but are you using it?
Does it really improve the IQ?

Why should I try ML for stills in your point of view?

Thanks in advance

Lenses / Re: Is it still the time for the 16-35 ?
« on: October 29, 2013, 04:39:02 AM »
I'm also looking at this lens or a 17-40 for my 5DmkII.
I think for the money they must be both nice for landscapes.

I can understand the mentioned Zeis 21 is better but you cannot compare a 1700 euro lens with a 1000 or 700 euro alternative. Everyone would expect it to be better because you pay for it.

Software & Accessories / Re: Magic Lantern for 5D3?
« on: October 18, 2013, 02:18:45 PM »
Do you mind, sharing your experience with it?

I have an aluminium Benro A-058-M8. This is their 0-series classic travel tripod. I also have a Gitzo 1542T.

From the build quality point of view Benro is really nice. The twist locks are smooth and lock positively. The metal parts are also high quality. For the amount of money I paid (around $80 about three years ago) it is an absolute bargain. That being said the Gitzo is slightly better in all aspects, but with a steep price. Bottom line is if you have the money or are in need of the best tested tripods in the world, go for the Gitzo or RRS. If you are on a budget, the Benro's will give you 90% of what the more expensive brands will, at around 1/2 or less of the price.
I have a Gitzo 2531 with a MArkins M10 and RRS clamp and then I bought a Benro 1681 Travel Angel for a trip to Europe and I must concur with all of the comments above - I am very impressed with the tripod. I paid $300 on eBay. I have no experience with Sirui...

I like the gitzo en markins but they are so mutch more expensive then a Sirui or a benro.. :(

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