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Software & Accessories / Re: pelican case 1200 for 5D mk III?
« on: September 10, 2014, 10:06:06 AM »
body and ideally at least my 24-70 (or future 16-35 f/4)

but in general the smaller the case the better

and the more I can pack in there the better :)

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Software & Accessories / Re: pelican case 1200 for 5D mk III?
« on: September 10, 2014, 09:30:57 AM »
The case spec is 4.11" deep, the camera spec is 4.6" tall.  So, it won't fit upright.  It would fit laying flat, either with a body cap or a pancake lens like the 40/2.8 or the Voigtlander.

then I'l probably need some bigger case, any recommodations neuro?

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Software & Accessories / Re: pelican case 1200 for 5D mk III?
« on: September 10, 2014, 09:17:55 AM »
bump

no one?

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Software & Accessories / pelican case 1200 for 5D mk III?
« on: September 07, 2014, 03:16:52 PM »
I have one very simple question, will it fit? Maybe with some other lenses?
I read some reviews about fitting 60D + some (three) lenses, but the case seems too small to do that.
Anyone any experiences? Thoughts? Alternative solutions? :)

Background is, I'd like to have some waterproof/shockproof case for my camera, since I'm planning trip to Thailand soon...

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Lenses / Re: wide angle needed
« on: September 06, 2014, 04:04:48 PM »
hi gyus, straight to my problem, recently I found I'm missing some nice UWA lens...

my requirements are:

  • nice build quality
  • focal length somewhere between 15 - 20mm (the wider the better)
  • AF is not necessary - but at least focus confirmation would be nice
  • sharp
  • price - the lower the better (but it doesn't mean 15mm Zeiss is not an option)
  • weigth - again the lower the better, it's intended for travel use

Can you go a bit longer on the focal length, as an EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM would satisfy everything you asked for except it would be 4mm longer than you asked for.  Ridiculously great lens for the price, sharp, low flare, great build quality and small+light for travel.  There really is no lens comparable to it (combo of low price, autofocus, small size, light weight, good sharpness, excellent flare control, good build quality, IS, USM) in the 21mm and under department - perfect travel landscape lens.

it could be ideal for travel, but it's not option right now for me, I'm looking to get something wider than 24mm since I got it covered with my 24-70 and right now I feel I would rather fill the gaps in my set (UWA and fast prime) than having multiple lenses of same FL

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Lenses / Re: wide angle needed
« on: September 06, 2014, 04:00:47 PM »
I'm in love with the Zeiss 15/2.8, but it comes at a steep price. I wanted the very best UWA lens for landscape and architecture, and its quality is undeniable.

That said, I've heard amazing things about the new 16-35/4. I'm sure it's fantastic, and far more versatile than the Zeiss 15.

Good luck!

yes, Zeiss 15mm is my dream UWA lens, but as said, the price is too high right now  :-[

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Lenses / Re: wide angle needed
« on: September 06, 2014, 03:58:47 PM »
I wasn't happy with any of the Canon wide angle primes or zooms a year of so ago, so I bought a mint condition Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 for $999.00.  Couldn't be happier, and it fulfills all your requirements.  Now that the new Canon F4 zoom is out, it would warrant serious consideration.  For my needs I see no reason to change from the Zeiss to the new Canon zoom, as the images I get from the 18mm are excellent.  I use it on a 6D or a 5D Classic. 

nice to hear that, I just checked at local store web site, they have both of them, so I can compare and I still have to go there to get loose zooming ring fixed on my 24-70  ;)

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Lenses / Re: wide angle needed
« on: September 06, 2014, 12:22:34 PM »
The Zeiss 18mm f3.5. I'm surprised nobody has suggested it yet. Small, light lens with Focus Confirmation, great IQ and the best build quality you can get:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Zeiss-18mm-f-3.5-ZE-Distagon-Lens-Review.aspx
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/655185-REG/Zeiss_1762_827_Distagon_T_18mm_f_3_5.html
Go for it! ;)

very nice option, I'll check the review and maaaybe even in local store  :)

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Lenses / Re: wide angle needed
« on: September 06, 2014, 04:47:33 AM »
17-40L if your budget is under 600$. @ F/8 it's just fine.

16-35 F/4L is the best option at the moment. Sharp, IS, and relatively inexpensive. The zeiss 15mm would be negligible in IQ, perhaps better micro-contrast but really pricey.

TS 17mm if your really into landscapes and got the budget for it.
from what I have seen zeiss is top for me, but pricey, right now I'm leaning towards 16-35 f/4, 17-40 is not really interesting for me since it's old lens and new 16-35 is much better and not so much more expensive...

buuut back in my mind there is still possibility of new UWA presented in photokina  ::)

Depends on how much you rush for it. If (and that's a big IF) such lens is announced at Photokina, it will take weeks, perhaps months to get it on the shelves. If you do not have the need for f/2.8, I'd go for the 16-35/4L IS if I were you. It complies with the requirement list you originally posted quite nicely IMHO.

I'm fully aware of that it won't be available immediately...

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Lenses / Re: wide angle needed
« on: September 05, 2014, 12:44:38 PM »
17-40L if your budget is under 600$. @ F/8 it's just fine.

16-35 F/4L is the best option at the moment. Sharp, IS, and relatively inexpensive. The zeiss 15mm would be negligible in IQ, perhaps better micro-contrast but really pricey.

TS 17mm if your really into landscapes and got the budget for it.
from what I have seen zeiss is top for me, but pricey, right now I'm leaning towards 16-35 f/4, 17-40 is not really interesting for me since it's old lens and new 16-35 is much better and not so much more expensive...

buuut back in my mind there is still possibility of new UWA presented in photokina  ::)

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Lenses / Re: wide angle needed
« on: September 05, 2014, 12:38:02 PM »
If you're looking for a zoom, the 16-35 f/4 L IS is probably your best bet.

If you're looking for something different, you may want to consider the Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 Color Skoppar II.

It's the lightest and smallest UWA on Canon as far as I know, it's not too expensive (got mine used for 300€), got a great build-quality, manual focus with focus confirm and electronic management of the aperture... Not the sharpest you can find though (probably somewhere between the 17-40 and the 16-35 f/4), but it's good enough for me.

Djaaf.

I have checked on Voightlander, but for me it lacks sharpness, if not it would be winner for me

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Lenses / Re: wide angle needed
« on: September 05, 2014, 10:07:46 AM »
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L fits in with what you describe. The new canon 16-35mm F4 is also very interesting.
TS lens is very tempting option, but not sure I want it right now ... first I would like to have something easy and quick to use, simply said for travel  :)

EF 16-35mm f/4L IS sounds like what you're looking for.   The TS-E 17mm if you want the movements and will have time for tripod and setup. 
Yes, right now I'm leaning towards 16-35mm, but I was interested if there are any other interesting options to consider

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Lenses / wide angle needed
« on: September 05, 2014, 08:58:09 AM »
hi gyus, straight to my problem, recently I found I'm missing some nice UWA lens...

my requirements are:

  • nice build quality
  • focal length somewhere between 15 - 20mm (the wider the better)
  • AF is not necessary - but at least focus confirmation would be nice
  • sharp
  • price - the lower the better (but it doesn't mean 15mm Zeiss is not an option)
  • weigth - again the lower the better, it's intended for travel use



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Post Processing / Re: Favorite lightroom & photoshop addons
« on: September 04, 2014, 09:44:13 AM »
I have tried a lot of addons..
Now I only got Nik Collection, RadLab and Replichrome (I and II).

https://www.google.com/nikcollection 
http://www.gettotallyrad.com/replichrome 
http://www.gettotallyrad.com/radlab 

thank you for sharing

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Post Processing / Re: Favorite lightroom & photoshop addons
« on: September 04, 2014, 05:02:47 AM »
Check out the free presets from http://www.ononesoftware.com/products/
Topaz ReMask is one I couldn't live without.

thanks for sharing  :)

any other interesting (free) presets/plugins?

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