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Lenses / Re: wide angle needed
« on: September 18, 2014, 02:36:21 PM »
Soo I had the opportunity to try both Zeiss 18mm and Canon 16-35 f/4 and they are both great

+build quality, the feel when focussing, compact, weight

+wider, more coverage, no extending while zooming, price

too bad I couldn't try Zeiss 15

I really loved the look and feel of Zeiss, but Canon will be probably smarter and more versatile choice

Lenses / Re: Best filter for 50mm 1.8 original
« on: September 18, 2014, 02:30:20 PM »
If you want the best then B+W mrc nano uv or clear in correct diameter is the right for you

UV is useful when you plan to use film camera too

First I used Hoya filters, but I personally think they are much harder to clean, what can cause some scratches while doing so

Lenses / Re: Canon Reveals Details for future Telephoto Lens Line
« on: September 16, 2014, 04:04:25 PM »
the DO design looks very nice, even MTF of new 400 looks great, but I'll wait for some reviews to see what do they have to show us really, I'm not being sceptical about this but want to see some pics first :)

And I hope when the stuff is real and there will be more lenses with DO design the green ring will be replaced with the proper one - red  8)

Lenses / Re: Best filter for 50mm 1.8 original
« on: September 16, 2014, 03:57:23 PM »
Lately I purchased a 50 1.8 original in mint condition for my wife. She loves the lens but we need to get a protective filter so we can "keep" it mint but not sure what the best is for that lens. I prefer b+w filters but am open to suggestions though. Thanks

the question is if you are willing to invest in quality filter that is almost the price of the lens to keep it in mint condition?

or you want just some cheapo, which could be degrading the image quality...

Lenses / Re: EF11-24mm F4L listed on a Japanese site
« on: September 16, 2014, 03:49:57 PM »
if it's true then I'm eagerly waiting for announcement and reviews while keeping money for it aside  :)

Software & Accessories / Re: How do you carry your tripod around?
« on: September 16, 2014, 06:50:28 AM »
not sure if I can help you with your choices, but

  • not sure what you mean by not hardcore hiking, but my advice is to spend more on quality bag that's comfortable and can hold all your photography gear, has good weather resistance (and even then I recommend some rain cover for it), is comfortable to carry and can hold some additional things you may need while hiking like jacket, some med kit, and misc stuff
  • while it sould be comfortable, then I highly recommend to try backpack before buying it if it fits your back

I personally use Deuter Guide 45L, it's not dedicated photo bag, but I carry there in cases 5D mk III, 24-70 mk II and 70-200 mk II with no problem. I'm even able to add sleeping bag, some spare clothes, food + water for about day and half and can easily attach tripod on side (on the other side goes tent).  Making it total weight about 15-17kg for 3-4 day trip.

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 :)

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?

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

no one?

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...

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

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  :-[

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  ;)

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:
Go for it! ;)

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

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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