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Pricewatch Deals / Re: LensRentals.com Introduces Keeper
« on: October 02, 2014, 03:51:29 PM »
I've always wondered why this hasn't happened already!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why haven't you left canon?
« on: October 02, 2014, 02:08:36 PM »
I really enjoy the enthusiasm of Canonites and the folks here at Canon Rumors. But that's not my primary reason. Sorry, folks!

I feel loyal to Canon because I first learned about photography using their cameras, so the menus and controls are just so plain easy to use. I feel like I've barely scratched the surface of photography, so there's always something to learn and Canon makes it easy to do that.

I also think their lens selection is superb. I just wish they were more affordable!

If there's anything I'd like more is just for them to integrate Magic Lantern's features natively (and to lower their lens prices hehe).

From http://www.popphoto.com/gear/2014/09/new-gear-schneider-kreuznach-35mm-f16-and-50mm-f14-dslr-lenses:

"They're also going to be massive. According to a PDF guide released by the company, the two shorter lenses will have a front diameter of 85.5mm and the macro will have a 92.8mm front element."

Wow, that seems scary.

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D MKII
« on: August 26, 2014, 11:33:39 AM »
Agree that we likely won't see a Mark II for quite some time.

Buuut while we're dreaming :)

• Dual pixel AF
• 19 point all cross type AF
• Articulating touch screen LCD
• 1080p at 60fps
• Native ISO 100-51,200, boost 50-204,800
• No low-pass filter

Given the >1 year ETA of a Mark II, I think these specs are semi realistic. What do you think?

I sadly doubt that many AF points. It'll probably the same amount, just all cross-type. But 19 would def be welcomed. It SHOULD be as good as the 70D, but currently even the t5i has more cross-type AF points. I'd prefer no articulating touch screen. The rest would be sweet!

Hi folks.
There is a water and object ingress standard at least in Europe, IP XX, where the first number stands for objects and the second for water, I  think it was something like IP 00 means you can get an industry standard finger in there, and water that runs in runs out and IP 67 means that dust has to be below so many microns and you can pressure wash the item and water won't get in.. This is just from memory so feel free to correct me!
Anyway back to the point if it doesn't say IP XX on the label it isn't weather or water resistant!

Cheers Graham.

Agree. That is the standard most commonly used in America as well as internationally. Most of my flashlights are IPX7 ;D  Camera manufacturers simply choose to not use them.

 IPX Standard Code Meanings

 IPX-0     No special protection
 IPX-1     Protected against falling water Equivalent to 3-5mm rainfall per minute for a duration of 10 minutes.
 IPX-2     Protected against falling water when tilted up to 15 degrees – Same as IPX-1 but unit is tested in 4      fixed positions – tilted 15 degrees in each direction from normal operating position.
 IPX-3     Protected against spraying water – Water spraying up to 60 degrees from vertical at 10 liters/min at a pressure of 80-100kN/m2 for 5 min.
 IPX-4     Protected against splashing water – Same as IPX-3 but water is sprayed at all angles.
 IPX-5     Protected against water jets – Water projected at all angles through a 6.3mm nozzle flow rate of 12.5 liters/min at a pressure of 30kN/m2 for 3 minutes from a distance of 3 meters.
 IPX-6     Protected against heavy seas – Water projected at all angles through a 12.5mm nozzle at a flow rate of 100 liters/min at a 100kN/m2pressure for 3 minutes from a distance of 3 meters.
 IPX-7     Protected against water immersion – Immersion for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter.
 IPX-8     Protected against water submersion – Equipment suitable for continual submersion in water under conditions as specified by manufacturer.

Camera manufacturers should adopt some set of standards for weather sealing ratings or specs. I'm surprised there's none yet. What's the point of claiming something w/ no verification or support?

Canon General / Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« on: July 31, 2014, 12:52:27 PM »
Probably the 85mm 1.8. Most of my friends and family don't like photos of only their head; they enjoy context.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.2L Goes Missing at Canon Germany
« on: July 31, 2014, 10:08:49 AM »
IMO, if Canon releases a new 50mm, it won't be an L version. I think it'll be either equal or slower than f/1.4, have IS, and be around the $600-$800 USD, so it fits right between the 1.4 and 1.2 L. A 50mm L II won't happen for a while and a 50mm w/ IS will just be good enough until Canon can come up w/ an answer to Sigma.

Lenses / Re: Something with 50mm L lens that make it different
« on: July 18, 2014, 10:47:09 AM »
The EF 50mm f/1.4 is a great documentary and photojournalist lens.  It works great starting at about f/2.0 and really shines at f/4-f-8, especially in black and white.  It will do passable work at f/1.4-f/1.8 and is very cost effective for that work. 

But for those looking for images that rely more on artistic expression, the EF 50mm f/1.2 is the far better lens.  Wedding photographer?  Environmental portraitist?  Those photographers will find the color, contrast, bokeh, etc. all add up to a better image for their purposes much, if not most of the time.

Wow, this is pretty much on point. I was never able to really put my finger on the difference until this!

Hey everyone,

I'd like to try some landscape, long-exposure photography but am having a hard time finding options for filters for the Samyang 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens. Does anyone have any suggestions on filters that are affordable and capable? Thanks!
I think Wonderpana makes a kit for the lens, though it might cost about the same as the lens.  I haven't used it but Privatebydesign and other members say it's a great kit.

Thanks! But that's the only option for this lens? I can't believe that's the only one.

Hey everyone,

I'd like to try some landscape, long-exposure photography but am having a hard time finding options for filters for the Samyang 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens. Does anyone have any suggestions on filters that are affordable and capable? Thanks!

I was in a similar situation when these lenses were just released and opted for the 24mm IS. I really liked the look of 24mm on the APS-C sensor and the images came out super sharp. It can also still be good for street photography and definitely great for landscape if you decide to go FF later on. The 28mm is rated to be sharper, but may not be wide enough.

Dear "J,"

I supposed I should not be surprised that you chose to announce the end of our relationship in such a public and cowardly way. You were never one for subtlety and discretion.

And, so typical of you to blame all the failures on me. As though you contributed nothing to the breakup. But, then, I guess since you contributed so little to the relationship, I should not be surprised.

The truth is, I've known for a long time this wasn't working. If I could have ended things myself, I would have. But as you know, for me this was an arranged marriage. You picked me and I had no say in the matter. For the honor of my family (and honor is something my culture values very highly) I could not leave you.

At first, your clumsy attempts to satisfy me were amusing and not without a certain boyish charm. But, honestly, it quickly became apparent that you were never going to improve. In fact, I soon realized that you actually thought you were good. I know this is hurtful to say, but since you are the one that began this public conversation, I think honesty is justified.

Never once were you able to bring me to my full potential. No, let me be more candid, never, ever did I come remotely close to achieving the heights I was intended for. You would fiddle with my dials and move my joystick, but it was so mechanical and uninspired that I could hardly bear it. Honestly, most of the time I wished you would just stick to the green box and let me do it myself.

And the trips...well, what can I say? Sure, I enjoyed them, but it was as though you thought that simply going someplace new would solve all our problems. All it did was make me long for the relationships that I saw others enjoying. How I wished that could have been us. But you...all you ever did was worry about whether someone else had a newer, prettier model hanging on his shoulder. 

You were so obsessed with showing me off that you didn't see how many of your fellow travelers lovingly treated their lowly Rebels with respect and appreciation and how they were rewarded in ways that you and I could never achieve together.

Yes, I saw the world. But, really, I would have traded it in a instant for a quiet little town in the Midwest, with someone who understood me and what I was meant to do.

Now, dear D810, believe me, I wish you no ill. In fact, I actually feel sorry for you. I know people say you are nothing more than an overinflated mass of silicon, but I know better. We are both from established families and, like me, you have not had any say in this relationship.

I would like to wish you a long and happy relationship, but I suspect that won't be the case. In the end, you will be blamed for everything. Just remember this. It is not you...it's him.

Wow... Best response ever.

Lenses / Re: 17-40 zoom noise - does yours sound like this?
« on: June 16, 2014, 01:04:00 PM »
I don't have that lens, but that doesn't sound right to me.

Lenses / Re: What was your first L lens?
« on: June 06, 2014, 11:10:14 AM »
24-105 f4 was my first and only (at the moment).

EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Technology Coming From Canon? [CR1]
« on: April 29, 2014, 09:46:14 AM »
FF mirrorless + 3-4 pancake lenses to start with: 35,50, 85, and 18mm

Omg, this would be ridiculously amazing.

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