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EOS Bodies / Re: 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]
« on: January 24, 2015, 11:48:36 AM »
So I guess my question would be why would there be two versions what are the advantages of each I confuse easily Thank you
If the objects in focus in the image NOT have straight lines, and has NO repetitive geometric shapes, the AA filter is not required.

A camera with no AA filter, using a high sharp lens produces images that can be printed in very large sizes while maintaining sharpness. But objects like fabrics, screens, grids, and other highly subject to moiré can ruin a photo without AA filter.
I understand what your saying here about the AA filter that's great info to know but saying it will ruin a photo without the filter is a little over board here, im sure there's more to a photo than just a filter pass, it's good to have it if one can but it's not that serious. so many great images out there without this filter in camera's but I get your point here on the advantages of having one in the camera. Thanks.

EOS Bodies / Re: 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]
« on: January 24, 2015, 11:42:44 AM »
Will this be the first time Canon comes with two versions? I so doubt this….

Not really, they've made a few 'a' models especially suited for astrophotography. Compare:



I remember talking to a rep at the show about the 60da and i was going to get one due to its sensitivity level vs the 60 but never bothered this looks like the same trend these 2 bodies will have and one will be cheaper i am guessing.

Lenses / Re: Purple fringing of 85 1.2ii
« on: January 22, 2015, 06:33:29 PM »
I've already said it:  the 85L is a specialist lens.  It was never designed with the intent to shoot action at night.  It is a low-contrast, low light portraiture lens.  If you can use it for other things, that's great.  If camera bodies have become more sophisticated so as to facilitate using the 85L in other situations, that's great.  But it doesn't change the original design intent of this lens, which is so plainly obvious to anyone who has ever used one--from the focus-by-wire AF system, the very heavy, dense, fat, nearly unit-focusing optical design, and the spherochromatism and axial chromatic aberration when shot wide open.

I find it absurd that people somehow expect lenses to do everything they personally believe (for whatever reason) it "should be able" to do, and if it doesn't, well, that simply "must" mean that an update is imminent or else Great Canon will lose a "loyal customer" forever!!!111one!!!  Cue the dramatic drumroll!

Please.  Get over yourself.  Just because a lens is not designed to do everything you imagine it to do doesn't mean it's the designers' failing.  It means that the photographer doesn't understand how to select the right tool for the job.
Man that's what I found out when i got my 50Lmm 1.2 and images were missed most of the time, until I understood how to use it, I began to understand that all lens also works this way. Maybe this is why canon is the Lens king with so many lenses on the market, they all have there own uses. I stick with my 50 until i got it right and yes I do agree on the 85Lmm 1.2 what it was designed for portraits not for action sports, however I will not take away from it, maybe there are that few 12% that can actually pull it off with a few frames. Using a lens what it made for is the key and not only understanding the rules of engagement but also understanding what it can and can not do.

Lenses / Re: Purple fringing of 85 1.2ii
« on: January 22, 2015, 06:21:39 PM »
..but I think that that is just life with most exotic wide-open lenses.

Unless you get the Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4...

I'm torn between the Otus' hyper-expensive perfection with manual focus, and the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 II's very-expensive but still-nice imperfection.  It's the chromatic aberation that really turns me off the Canon.

My hope is that Canon will bring out a Mark III lens next year that will correct the colour fringing issue.  I feel I can wait.  In any case, I need to hoard gold to get either of them.

I'm sure I'd be impressed with the Mark II but I'm yet to find a way to resell equipment without losing 50% value.  I see this purchase as a long-term marriage that I need to get right first time.

I think you need to get a grip on reality. On one hand you are happy to drop some serious cash on a luxury lens like a 85mm f1.2 II L and then it's not good enough for you, so you want to drop even more money on an uber niche 85mm Otus....and then you mention cost savings. Yeah right.
If you have the need and buying power for a Bentley then buy one....but don't bitch about the price or residual values. If you really want to be more conservative, go get an 85mm f1.8 USM. An awesome lens and really better value....but yes it has optical compromises like every other lens on the planet.

You said that right, I saw color fringing even on that Otus, from a review a guy tested, he said that it don't do justice on a the small file sizes, but I still say it, and that made me know that no matter how much a lens cost it does have some flaws. im sure its a high end product but not that perfect. Give and take a few more years from now, I bet this industry will be at it again, with another high price calming to be the best. I will own the 85mm II 1.2 one day im not in a hurry, it is a spectacular abstract monster.

Lenses / Re: Advice - what to take to Europe
« on: January 22, 2015, 05:48:18 PM »
if it were me i would take the 16-35 and the 70-300. save the 85 for night images the 24-105 is not really that necessary. When I fly out of NY i take the 17-40 and 70-200 however today added will be my 40mm 2.8 and 50mm 1.2 for low light

the 40mm is newer, the color is very vivid and its sharp vs the 501.8 how ever brighter is always best for lower light.

Lenses / Re: 17-40 ---> 16-35 f4
« on: January 22, 2015, 05:26:34 PM »
I use the $2,000+ 17TS-E almost every day, it is lauded as the best ultra wide lens made by Canon, I recently got a new 16-35 f4 IS for $999. At 17mm the zoom has every bit as much resolution as my TS-E and the contrast is much better.

The 16-35 f4 IS is a very very good lens with sharpness and contrast that rivals the very best available, throw in IS, the 77mm filter thread, and the keen price, I am more than happy with the purchase.

i will be getting the 17TSE I know its a super good glass but since you own it is the 16-35 f4 a better buy. I will not be switching a prime for a zoom thou.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: January 22, 2015, 09:37:40 AM »
Your images are mesmerizing! I have no words to describe the story it tells. It's painful to return to look at mine!
Thanks for sharing

Appreciated Ray5, Thank You.

I think a lot of it is about opportunity, I'm fortunate that I'm able to get to these places, and if you spend enough time in places like these the opportunity for interesting Images pretty well always presents at some point.

It does take patience, I have lost count of the number of times I've spent 4 or 5 hours following a Leopard etc, sat in the vehicle waiting under a tree for that special shot of a Leopard jumping, and a vehicle full of people will pull up, shoot off a number of Images of a sleeping Leopard, then once that's been "ticked" as "done" disappear in a cloud of dust for the next Image on the list.

I simply never share a vehicle on Safari, unless it's with my Family of course, it allows you to be in more control of what you do.

Hi may I ask? Do you guys got workshops or anything like that. Sounds like a blast.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: January 21, 2015, 07:18:04 PM »
1Dx Otus 55

Borobudur Java Indonesia

thats what im talking about!! I will have to be there soon.  ;D

1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: January 21, 2015, 07:14:58 PM »
A shot from today's outing with the kids, I was planning on shooting them, but lucky me I didn't bring the 24-70, but the trusty 200 f2. Shot wide open as the sun was setting. I have 20 shots in this burst and they are pretty much all tack sharp on the head. The original shot was a tad brighter, but I got better punch in the color if I underexposed a little.

the details are outstanding, well done!!

1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: January 21, 2015, 07:06:32 PM »
1Dx & 200f/2 @ f/2 & 1/25th.

Shot it slow to concentrate the eyes, the rest of the young lady in motion.

great piece!

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel 750D Spec List [CR1]
« on: January 21, 2015, 06:02:20 PM »
And why a new 24.2 MP sensor for this and not the 7D2?
Is this maybe a new sensor that matches Exmor?
One could hope. Although poor 7D2.

Why poor 7D2? This is a totally different approach. The 1DX has even less pixels than the 7D2 and I would always, ever and easily take the 1DX over everything with more pixels... especially if it's APS-C, only. The 7DM2 is a quick sportscamera with everything optimzed towards speed. On sport-cars you even pay a few grands more if you have lesser weight. There is no need to have 6 seats in a Porsche. So, the APS-C will satisfy the ones who need the pixels. The 7D2 has a whole unique point in the line for a quick response and Autofocus on par with the pro-Models.

Are we again on the stupid "Megapixelomania"? Hope not.

Looks like it is to me from those comments. ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel 750D Spec List [CR1]
« on: January 21, 2015, 05:57:35 PM »
Heh. New Rebel better than the 7d2? Really? and it cost less, what a joke, even if its 24mp it could be a poli pixel 24mp if that is even true. There is no way a rebel will be on par with a high end body of that class, if MP floats your boat then I guess thats all people focus on is big MP big files, the 1DX and the 5D3 is not equal at all and if the 1Dx has a 18mp people really need to get there heads out of the sand. that's old news the censor is more important that huge files, I remember when MP use to be the hype looks like its coming back agian. IMO this is a bluff, some of it is valid but not all 100% that censor just could be the same size as the 7D2 and still not as robust. Much love for change but we will see when it is in the raw final product.

Lenses / Re: The Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L
« on: January 20, 2015, 07:00:24 PM »
I use to check out this link back before I got my 50mm 1.2 its pretty cool. http://www.wlcastleman.com/equip/reviews/50mm/index.htm comparison

Lenses / Re: Would you buy this lens? Small, lightweight, 17mm/2.8
« on: January 19, 2015, 06:57:02 PM »
I voted yes, however this lens i would love a TSE but a flat out prime at 2.8 is fine, the 40 pancake is very wide for me a light 17mm priced around 400 sounds more like it, Red rings with weather seal and quality will add weight regardless with this regard the 14mm is just fine. haha

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