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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 50mm f/1.4
« on: March 06, 2014, 08:37:40 AM »
I know I'm late to the game, but I have a 50mm 1.8 that has a problem with my 6D that AFMA can't fix. Just bought the 85mm 1.8 (love it) and was considering a replacement for my 50mm 1.8. I thought it was going to be the 50mm 1.4 but after reading all this, I'm thinking I'm going to wait. Might buy the shorty 40 while I wait for Sigma to actually give us a price. If the new Sigma is as good as everyone thinks its going to be, and it costs under $800, I'm there.

 :P Just swallowed my big grains of salt.

I'm calling it here. I think those tests are fake! If you can get your hands on the Otus AND this Sigma lens that no one else seems to be able to get a hold of, I would think the the test shots would have been more professional. I have seen better fake iPhone 6 pictures!

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Dual Pixel Tech Coming to the EOS 5D Mark III?
« on: February 28, 2014, 06:03:04 PM »
The "upgrade" for the C100/c300 included sending in the camera for calibration of the on-sensor PDAF.  This is more than just a firmware upgrade.  Canon is also charging $500 for this service.

Kind of a really important fact! Thanks, I was holding out hope that the newer 6D might be upgradable, but even if it was, for $500, not so sure  :-\

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D or 5Dm3?
« on: February 28, 2014, 05:58:43 PM »
Noticed you didn't mention price so I assume its not an object. I also have the 6D and love it, but think you would be better off with the 5DIII. I do use the GPS on the 6D for just about all shots, but I almost never use the WiFi. It did come in handy over ThanksGiving at my brother's how when he wanted the family pictures I had just taken. I downloaded them to my iPhone, uploaded them to DropBox, and just like that, he had them :-)

Photography Technique / Re: FoCal – Long / Fast Lens Calibration
« on: February 27, 2014, 07:29:48 AM »
Thanks for posting! I'm a relatively new FoCal user and I have been thrilled with the results!
Always happy to learn how the pros do it.

Hi Benny, I appreciate this, I actually went ahead & ordered a weye feye unit from Amazon.Com for $165, seemed the cheapest option out there. I opted for the more expensive Weye Feye unit over the newer "S" unit as it seems the newer cheaper "S" unit doesn't support Live View, but does support more Cameras, at least with the Original unit the 5DMK III is supported, perhaps the 1Dx later with firmware.

Elm58, I am very interested to get your take once you get it. Please follow up  :)

Technical Support / Re: How many shutter actuations does Reican Focal take?
« on: February 23, 2014, 08:56:28 PM »
Turns out my laptop which I thought might be slow is past it! :'(
Hope her old laptop (better than mine but still not new) will manage to work. Not sure the long USB cable from upstairs will be that practical! ::)

There is a good chance its not your computer. I am running FoCal on an older iMac with a 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. I think I might have got it in 2007. I also run an extension with my USB cable but not as long as you might be contemplating. My cord is probably a total of 10 feet. Try restarting your computer and perhaps checking the FoCal site.

Good luck!

Technical Support / Re: How many shutter actuations does Reican Focal take?
« on: February 23, 2014, 05:54:22 PM »
Just ran Focal on Automatic. For a zoom lens, I had 15 shots wide and 15 zoomed in so 30 total.

Technical Support / Re: How many shutter actuations does Reican Focal take?
« on: February 23, 2014, 12:38:07 PM »
Not by my computer right now, but I have the lastest version and if I had to guess, I would say the auto mode takes 20-25. I'm almost certain mine doesn't take 80 shots.

Lenses / Re: Hands-On Video with the new Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art
« on: February 22, 2014, 07:58:13 AM »

Lenses / Re: Hard choice the 50 1.4 or 85 1.8
« on: February 22, 2014, 07:53:07 AM »
B&H has them both on sale now. I just pulled the trigger on the 85mm a few days ago.

Tons of Sony lenses added.

Lenses / Re: From Good to Great!
« on: February 21, 2014, 09:10:14 AM »
Learned even more today. This isn't a new article, but it is new to me and very informative on testing lenses.


Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Lens Discounts at B&H Photo
« on: February 20, 2014, 10:25:25 PM »
Thanks JBL,
I've been waiting for a while and was about to buy a refurbished 85mm f/1.8 from Canon with a one year warranty yesterday for $335.99 yesterday but they are now out of stock. Then this comes along. I'm sure there will be lower prices in the future, but personally, I'm done waiting. I want the lens now :-)

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Lens Discounts at B&H Photo
« on: February 20, 2014, 07:32:53 PM »
Not good prices by any stretch of the imagination.

50mm f/1.4 was $279 a month ago
85mm f/1.8 was $309 a month ago
16-35L was $1329 a month ago

And also this is the same price at every other major dealer.

I think it's a bit misleading to post these as "deals" and you are misleading people who aren't aware of the price history.

JBL, Have you seen those prices outside of during the Christmas season? Were they at the price you listed in January?

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