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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« on: January 17, 2014, 11:07:31 AM »
A follow up to my post from yesterday. According to the info I have, this woman got her first camera in 2012 and she┬┤s shooting with a 135 2L lens. I got my first SLR 39 years ago and I would have been tremendously proud of a portfolio like this. Enjoy!

No question that those are gorgeous images but there's a lot of post processing involved there.

In this one: for example, look at the area that's in focus on the ground between the dog and the child.  Then look at the ground near the child's heels.  It's on the same plane and should be in focus but is blurred.

Again, there's a lot of skill evident on those photos but it's not all "in-camera" skill.

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
« on: January 02, 2014, 10:32:16 PM »
Better late than never, I guess:

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Lexar Memory Card Sale at B&H Photo
« on: November 29, 2013, 08:38:06 AM »
What's the max size card the 5D3 can accept?

Unlike SD, there's no max size for CF compatability. It's one of the features of the form factor as the controller is in card and will know how to address all the memory on card vs. SD which relies on an in-camera controller which may not know how to address newer, larger cards.

Landscape / Fall Leaves
« on: November 04, 2013, 10:11:44 AM »
It's that time of the year for those of us on the north half of the planet....

Landscape / Re: Flowers
« on: November 04, 2013, 09:36:12 AM »

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
« on: September 04, 2013, 03:37:45 PM »
I'm glad to see the 35mm f/2 IS at that price.  That is getting down to a more reasonable level for it and might help it sell more copies as it creates some separation in price from the Sigma 1.4
I'm going to be pulling the trigger on the 35/2 IS as soon as my fun money account is replenished after having just finished summer travels.  That's a lens I've been looking forward to buy since it was announced but I have been waiting for this price drop.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« on: August 20, 2013, 11:42:40 PM »
This is a reject but the 100% crop shows exactly why I love this lens so much.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« on: August 06, 2013, 01:38:36 PM »
Leftnose tells me is that A wire haired pointing griffon or a german wire-haired pointer?

I love the grifs.
Not sure.  Not my dog and I took the image at an event.  If I had to guess, I'd say GWP. 

Software & Accessories / Re: 5D Mark III firmware updates...
« on: July 30, 2013, 12:00:52 PM »
Pretty sure there's only been one firmware update since release.  But yes, you would only have to ever install the latest version.

You're not 'upgrading' the firmware when you do an update.  You're completely replacing it so each firmware package is complete on its own.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: July 29, 2013, 10:50:29 PM »
Combining two of my hobbies:

Lenses / Re: What's your oldest Canon EF lens?
« on: July 22, 2013, 10:31:08 AM »
A 28-105 f/3.5-4.5 that I got in about 1996 as the kit lens with my A2.  Then I got a 100-300 f/4-5.6 about a year later and a couple after that, I bought a 35/2.  Still have all three.  Don't use the zooms anymore but the 35 gets regular use on my 5D3.  I didn't like it too much on my 5D2 as I could never get satisfactory AF, even with AFMA, but the lens has come back to life on my 5D3 and focuses spot on.  Great little travel lens.

Lenses / Re: Move from 24-70 f/2.8L Mk I to 35mm F/1.4?
« on: July 18, 2013, 04:44:01 PM »
IDK about a 35mm. It's too wide for most portraits and too narrow to be used as a wide... Maybe thats just my 50mm brain stuck in that view.

But if I were to buy one, It'd be the sigma 35mm. It's fantastic from what I've seen and heard.
It's all a matter of personal preference.  I don't like 50mm, I find it too long for general/travel use and too short for portrait.  Sure, 35mm is also too short for portrait but it's perfect for general/travel use.  If I wanted a prime for landscape, it would be 24mm but for everything between landscape and portrait, I find 35mm (on FF) to be perfect whereas the 50mm is just kinda blah.

And the fact that, across all my systems, i have five 35mm primes but no 50mm primes shows I practice what I preach!

As for the OP, if I had to chose one prime to replace a standard zoom, I would pick 35mm without hesitation.  Whether it's the Sigma or Canon 35L, I can't say because i have no experience with the Sigma but I love my 35L.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« on: June 28, 2013, 07:06:01 PM »
One of these days, I'll get around to taking a photo of something that doesn't have four legs and a tail....

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« on: June 03, 2013, 10:26:12 PM »
My most willing subject....

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: June 03, 2013, 10:25:13 PM »
Millennium Park?

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