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Is this a technical limitation of DSLR's?

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon 135 L for $989 + $100 rebate, good deal?
« on: October 27, 2013, 05:44:31 PM »
Thinking about pulling the trigger on this bad boy.

Should I just save up for the 70-200 to compliment the 24-70?

If you shoot 1/125 or faster, 135L is a better choice due to lower price tag. With 70-200 f2.8 IS II, you can take the advantage of IS and shoot at slower speed 1/60 or even slower.

I have both. In day time I usually shoot with 135L for better bokeh and less weight. 135L works really well with 5D III in AI servo. I have no problem tracking my kids running around with this lens.

First Photo: 135L + 5D III AI Servo, 4points expansion, case 2
Second Photo: 70-200 f2.8 IS II + 5D III AI Servo, 4points expansion, case 2

The bokeh on that first pic is fantastic

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon 135 L for $989 + $100 rebate, good deal?
« on: October 27, 2013, 03:18:00 PM »
Thinking about pulling the trigger on this bad boy.

Should I just save up for the 70-200 to compliment the 24-70?

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Pricewatch Deals / Canon 135 L for $989 + $100 rebate, good deal?
« on: October 27, 2013, 03:06:28 PM »
Thinking about pulling the trigger on this bad boy.

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it would be nice if the af  points lit up when  the subject was in focus.   and then we could compose based on af  point location  and adjust the focus ring and stop when it lights  up.

The AF points are deactivated and physically removed from the light path when the mirror is up in video mode. This diagram is with the mirror down, but you can see when the primary and secondary mirrors flip up (Live View mode), no light reaches the phase-detect AF sensors: http://leongoodman.tripod.com/d70/dslrchartweb500.jpg

As already stated, ML will give focus peaking assistance, however it's not available in a stable build on some cameras, and not available for the 5D3 running 1.2.1 firmware. This means you couldn't have clean HDMI out, or use cross-type AF point at f/8, or any other features and enhancements of 1.2.1.

One solution is using a clip-on LCD loupe to magnify the LCD. Several companies make these; I've used the Zacuto Z-Finder which is good.

Another solution is a field monitor which has focus peaking built in. Yet another is an EVF.

The Zacuto EVF Pro is my preferred solution since it provides another point of contact to stabilize the camera, shields your eye in bright conditions, is more private than a field monitor, plus has focus peaking and zebra exposure aids.

EVF Pro looks like what I need, but that cost is steep. If I start making real money from these videos i'll have to invest in one.

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Installing magiclantern will give you focus peaking wich will help by putting a redline on infocus subjects.

I don't think it's available on the 6D.

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it would be nice if the af  points lit up when  the subject was in focus.   and then we could compose based on af  point location  and adjust the focus ring and stop when it lights  up.

The 6D does have some facial recognition focus confirm by putting a green box around peoples faces, at least I think it confirms focus.

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Ok i calibrated the new 15" macbook pro haswell and it moved up to 100% rgb from 99% on my 2013 model. The contrast was 871:1 which is a slight improvement. Definitely a much brighter panel.

What did you use to calibrate it?

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MAC PRO

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I've used a 5d 2 and 6D to shoot videos, but it's very difficult to tell if the shot is in focus on the tiny LCD. Would I have to purchase an external field monitor?

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: October 22, 2013, 10:44:33 PM »
Went to a local shop and checked out a rental copy of the 24-70 II and it has the same clicking noise, although it's a lot quiter after heavy use. I canceled my return/exchange.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: October 21, 2013, 11:36:54 PM »
Just got mine today and it has the clicking noise as well. It must be by design.

Since the earlier copies didn't click, you're suggesting that Canon intentionally made a design change during production that resulted in this clicking noise? 

its not that big of a deal though

Noise results from friction.  Friction causes wear.  Maybe it's not a big deal today...but since wear is cumulative and lenses have a (potential) lifespan of many years, I wouldn't be so confident that it's not a big deal... 

If I bought a lens that clicked like these recent units do, I'd return/exchange it. 

Now, maybe it is normal - the 300/4L IS makes a loud 'clunk' when the IS kicks in, and then the operation settles down to a low growl.  But the thing I find troublesome about the 24-70/2.8L II clicking issue is that it appears to affect only more recent copies, and not all of them.  That suggests a manufacturing problem, not a design change.

I guess I'll go ahead and process that return.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: October 21, 2013, 10:52:04 PM »
I do have what I believe to be a March 2013 copy of this lens that does not have any ticking sounds while zooming in either direction (first 3 digits of my lens are 032). My lens also came with the center-pinch cap and I got it in June from a large local retailer. This was my second copy of the 24-70mm, as the first one had a focus issue (2013 copy to my recollection, but no tick sound either).

Thanks for your feedback. You may have been one of the lucky 2013 owners. It seems like most of the newer units come with the ticking. My guess is that most people aren't looking or listening for the noise. But to be honest, I heard it right away. If this is how they all are, I can either only return mine for a refund or get another one with the same issue and perhaps worse optics due to variation.

its not that big of a deal though

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: October 21, 2013, 10:10:23 PM »
I just ordered it from B&H and got the clicking noise. It has a pinch style cap. I have to leave for a trip tomorrow so I'll complain to Canon when I get back.

Just got mine today and it has the clicking noise as well. It must be by design.

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Lenses / Re: A new set: comparisons with the 85L and the 50L
« on: October 15, 2013, 10:52:19 PM »
Is this Toronto?

Yes, both shots. Last summer, the weather was gorgeous, I had a great time (and I had  to work there, too).

Second you are correct I know nothing about what you know about the 35L because you haven't presented any information in this thread that would tell me you have nothing more than limited hands on knowledge.

I have presented noting to tell you otherwise but you chose to believe what you wanted to believe.

Cool, I stayed at that Marriott a few months ago. I'm assuming those Kayaks are on Toronto island. Thats a gorgeous city.

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