I have a Hoya Super Pro-1 on my 17-55 and really like it but I always wondered how it fared against a similar B+W. Would the B+W MRC be a comparable filter to my Hoya?
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Your landscape seems noisy with full of CA
Yeah, it's only a 196MP UltraCamXP... If they don't bring out the MKII soon- I'm selling all my glass and moving to Nikon...
I wish Canon would focus more on the most popular lenses. The 50mm f/1.4 is only OK at best and is REALLY old. This is a bread & butter lens, along with the 85mm f/1.8, and really these should be top priority. A stellar 50mm & 85mm would make someone consider switching brands. Canon does not have great quality in the non L wider angle primes either (20-35mm range). The newly announced primes with IS are too expensive and cheap looking for a non L leaving a void. There is no excuse for not having a stellar non-L prime lineup with 24-35mm, 50mm, and 85mm. Nikon has brought out a new 50mm & 85mm too.
I'll add to Jamesy's test... Here are two 'equivalent' images:Interesting - what made you select 85_F2.5 vs 135_F4 - did you just chimp until the bokeh looked similar or did you bust out the calculator?
#1: 135mm f/4 on a 5D
#2: 85mm f/2.5 still on a 5D, but I cropped the center in post.
The camera-to-subject distance was fixed.
The key thing to note is that the Bokeh appears identical between the two focal lengths.
#3 is the 135mm FF at f/2...
Note that a 135 f2 has far more bokeh than an 85mm f2.5 cropped.
(Unfortunately I didn't do an f2<>f2 comparison, and I ate the tomato)
@neuro: do you know if it's possible to use the FastenR-T1 without putting the Manfrotto RC2 plate? Basically I don't always want my Manfrotto RC2 plate on my camera. But I don't like the original bulging FastenR-3 for storage reason. I do like FastenR-T1 since its D-ring can be flattened.!
I didn't try it, but I would think it would be possible to use the rubber washer from a Fasten-R3 on the FastenR-T1 and tighten it sufficiently like that.
Not sure if you can find them anywhere (I've probably got a couple of them in a drawer), but the older FastenR-2 folded flat:
i often hook on to manfrotto tripod mounting plate too...
Cringe - assuming you mean the little D-ring thumbscrew used to tighten the plate, bad idea. I'd suggest reading this. Then, get yourself a FastenR-T1 instead.
Hence, the lack of posts after people pointing that out.
Henry's has stock available for $1999.99 CDN. At today's rate that would work out to $1962 US.
I would just buy everything that your friend is selling because those prices are absolutely unreal, buy all of them and resell them and you'll get double what you paid for them. Even if you had a Nikon I would say buy all of those. The 24-105 for $450 is ridiculous, they are $850-$950 used.
Maybe not the 10-22 for 450 (even though thats a pretty solid deal still), but the 100L Macro for $350? Are you sure it's not the non-L macro? A A 70-200 f/2.8 IS for $750? That's a $2k lens and the cheapest I've EVER seen one was maybe $1100 used. I paid $1500 for mine and I paid $900 for the 100L and thought that was a great deal.