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Lenses / Re: Sigma 50mm Art 1.4 Focusing problems
« on: Today at 01:14:39 PM »
I have an original Sigma 5Omm f/1.4 and it focuses just fine on my 5DIII. Out of the box no adjustments.
I also own a Sigma 35mm Art  and it performed just fine right out of the box as well. No adjustments.


Used an epson v750 for hundreds of slides, thousands of negatives in different sizes from 70+ years of photography.  The details you can get from old b&w negatives is amazing.   It took a while and some experimentation to dial it in.  Key benefit of this scanner is two pass scanning, one in IR to eliminate dust, scratches, etc.  Highly recommend VueScan for the process, it also has profiles for many different types of negatives.  Not sure if you can apply that to images you take with your camera but you might check that out.

Your post saved me some keystrokes. +1 on everything. I don't have hands on with V750, but have hired out some work to a provider who uses a V700 (essentially the same machine without wet-mount ability), and was very pleased with the quality. And Vuescan is killer. Every hardware provider should just stop trying to develop their own half-arsed proprietary software and just make a bundling deal with Ed Hamrick for Vuescan, which allows you to essentially save out RAW files of the scanned data so there's not loss due to processing the file out as TIF or JPG. Vuescan is better than software that came with $20,000 Heidelberg scanners I worked with in a previous job.

Epson's V600 is a great flatbed scanner for your old prints, but for film, it's hobbled by so-so software and horrible film holders. I'm using a pair of Microtek i800's that beat the V600 in about every way and plays very well with Viewscan. Got them both for under $200 ea. on eBay. A dedicated film scanner would be the best thing if you have the bucks. For me, scanning is less mission-critical than nostalgic or for archive, so a large expense can't be justified.

I really feel a scanner is by far the best way to go for this type of work, yet my hat is off to the ingenuity shown by those who have built the home brew rigs shown in this thread. If you go the slide duplicator style route, choosing the right kind of lens would be important. A macro lens or even an enlarging lens would have the flattest possible field of focus that would be key to best results. And the odd and varied base colors of the many types of color negative films will give you fits pretty much without a doubt. A scanner (or more correctly, the software) would compensate for that more easily, in addition to the infrared dust cleanup that scanners with that capability can do.

Thanks, I'm taking notes of this for when I'm going to do some scanning -these kinds of threads are motivating (but I prefer to leave that type of work for the dark days of fall/winter).

Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70 f/4L IS disappointing?
« on: Today at 01:06:57 PM »
f/4 lenses have many uses - they are lighter in weight and generally considerably cheaper than similar quality f/2.8 lenses. Landscape photographers, hikers, tourists are perfectly happy  to have these lenses.

That's right, when traveling I carry the 17-40L, 24-105L and 70-300L. All of these lenses can be considered 'slow' so I compliment them with the tiny 35mm f/2 or 50mm f/1.8 MkI. On my latest holiday in Japan I could really sense that I had replaced the 70-300 VC Tamron that I carried previously, 12 hr days on my feet resulted in back pain. Thankfully I wasn't carrying any f/2.8 'monsters' or my back would have been irreparably damaged....

These are interesting rig-ups; I got a Reflecta CrystalScan 7200 a few birthdays ago but have been too occupied/lazy to use it so far. :-[ I am however saving it for the day when I feel motivated to scan some old (or new) material.

I wonder why nobody has so far posted any pictures that show the photographed and processed results.


Lenses / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART questions
« on: July 21, 2014, 08:28:57 AM »
I  use one on a Canon 6D, and i think it's a stellar performer. Maybe i'm not as picky as other fellow forumers, but my copy didn't need AFMA, and the AF is accurate, though not fast. Bear in mind that i always take photographs of static subjects, and that i always use the central focus point.

I even did a shoot with AI Servo enabled on the 5D MkII and the keeper rate was excellent! All wide angle shots in the following series were shot like this:


Site Information / Re: A bit of fun
« on: July 20, 2014, 03:33:34 PM »
My contribution  ;D

Site Information / Re: A bit of fun
« on: July 20, 2014, 05:26:48 AM »
Some pictures are just begging to have speech bubbles photoshopped into them
Feel free to add yours

Excellent idea, I'm going on shoot now but will be sure to contribute if I have something interesting to be made from one of my (legacy) shots ;)

Thank you, Sir, Dear friend Mr. mrsfotografie.
Ha, Ha, Ha----Nor The Great--But The most Crazy amazing Surapon, and 8 MM Fish eye Len on Canon 1DS MK I.
Have a great week end, Sir.


I love this shot, it can only be taken by the great Surapon who (always?) carries more than 2 camera bodies with him ;)

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: July 19, 2014, 09:39:17 AM »
Kyoto's 'Golden Pavilion'.

Portrait / Re: Gypsy Girl
« on: July 19, 2014, 09:17:54 AM »
I definitely prefer the first one.

Maybe if you had processed the second like the first I would have liked it more, due to the tighter composition and engaging eyes.

I learnt on a portraiture course that you should try to get the hands in the shot as well if you can, otherwise they may seem 'cut off'. I think that would have helped in this picture ;) I often ask my subjects to change their pose accordingly.

Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70 f/4L IS disappointing?
« on: July 19, 2014, 06:37:44 AM »
FWIW I'm really bored with 24-70 zooms, so I ditched mine (24-70 f/2.8 L) and got a Ʃ35 f/1.4A instead to bridge a gap in my range of wide to standard prime lenses. I find that I am shooting with primes more and more often, with really satisfactory results. Often I will have a wide or standard prime on the 5DMkII  and a tele-zoom on the 5DMkIII. My 24-105L and 17-40L get most of their use when I travel, the 17-40L is almost exclusively for holiday use .

Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: July 18, 2014, 01:59:25 AM »
Thank you for the comment and the Welcome to Canon Rumors .  I tried to remove one of the images but without luck. :P  I only wanted to post the one image but I somehow didn't watch what I was doing.

You can 'modify' your post and then click the '+' next to 'Attachments and other options', then 'uncheck' the unwanted attachment. ;)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: July 17, 2014, 04:46:18 PM »
Here is our "PieDog". 

This is my 1st. post, I hope you like it :)

Welcome to the forum! Nice photo. Did you mean to attach two different photo's? I only see one, twice... ;)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: July 17, 2014, 03:28:15 PM »
I took this snapshot a minute ago with my smartphone  ;D

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