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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4
« on: December 03, 2012, 10:21:33 PM »

OOF lights at f1.4 showing mild ringing/onion:
http://chernicoff.us/images/9Z9C1183.jpg


At f/1.4, aren't the round lights overly football-like in shape?

only when your subject is very close to the lens. At the distance you would really shoot people they are round. I'll have to post an example tomorrow.

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4
« on: December 03, 2012, 09:18:42 PM »
These are all shot RAW on a 5D MK III and exported full-size from Lightroom with sharpening set to 0.

This picture of the orchid is blowing my mind at how sharp it is at 1.4:
http://chernicoff.us/images/9Z9C1275.jpg

Another sharp flower at 1.4:
http://chernicoff.us/images/9Z9C1290.jpg

Kitty cat f/2:
http://chernicoff.us/images/9Z9C1208.jpg

Inside candid at f/1.4:
http://chernicoff.us/images/9Z9C1330.jpg

OOF lights at f1.4 showing mild ringing/onion:
http://chernicoff.us/images/9Z9C1183.jpg

OOF lights at f2 showing mild ringing/onion (the orange cast is from mix of fill flash and the light behind me):
http://chernicoff.us/images/9Z9C1184.jpg

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Tips, Tricks & Settings
« on: December 03, 2012, 01:03:30 PM »
I know it's not supposed to be able to do that, but sometimes it does. For instance while sitting in a dark room and shooting down a well-lit hallway, it meters down the hall way with center AF point, but meters for the room when using the right-most AF point (on wall of dark room).

Yes, but that's evaluative metering weighting the exposure toward the selected AF point.  It's not the same as spot metering.  Does it give similar results in some situations?  Yes...but then, a stopped analog clock shows the right time twice per day.

Ah, that's the key difference I was missing. So, it will bias the weighted measurement, but not perform a spot metering. Makes perfect since.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Tips, Tricks & Settings
« on: December 03, 2012, 12:50:56 PM »
Is it possible to get it to meter using the selected AF point instead of the center of the frame?
Nope unfortunately not thats the realms of 1D bodies only

I know it's not supposed to be able to do that, but sometimes it does. For instance while sitting in a dark room and shooting down a well-lit hallway, it meters down the hall way with center AF point, but meters for the room when using the right-most AF point (on wall of dark room).

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4
« on: November 30, 2012, 05:15:23 PM »
I just got my copy an hour ago and am sharing a quick set that were taken near minimum focus distance. These are 5D Mk III images, shot as RAW and exported full-size from Lightroom using default settings.

http://chernicoff.us/images/f1.4.jpg
http://chernicoff.us/images/f2.jpg
http://chernicoff.us/images/f2.8.jpg
http://chernicoff.us/images/f4.jpg
http://chernicoff.us/images/f5.6.jpg
http://chernicoff.us/images/f8.jpg

The build quality on this lens is phenomenal. Feels very much like a Zeiss. I'll get more and better images posted. I also will do a longer comparison this weekend to Sigma's 50mm and 85mm 1.4's.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 continuous shooting speed
« on: November 28, 2012, 05:35:24 PM »
  But anyways, maybe that's a side effect of having a "fast" FPS with only 1 digic...

I would think you have it backwards... two digic would require more power than one. I could see it dropping down to one when the battery is low.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 continuous shooting speed
« on: November 28, 2012, 04:33:23 PM »
I'll go home tonight and fully-charge both batteries and do a back to back comparison to test the theory that it affects non-Canon batteries.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 continuous shooting speed
« on: November 28, 2012, 04:13:40 PM »
I think this is happening with my non-Canon battery even when full. I bought it strictly as a backup and have only really used it for the first time last weekend. It was fully charged, but the camera flashes the low-battery indicator.

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I guess a mod deleted my previous post.

Use Live View for manual focus. Switch on Live View, press the Magnify Glass button once or twice to zoom in, use direction buttons to move area of zoomed view to your subject, and then manually focus.

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Sorry, that was rude of me. This needs to be an open place for people of all skill levels to ask questions.

Also, on your 60D, use the directional buttons inside the rear dial to move the live view rectangle around...that determines where it magnifies when you zoom in.

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Have you never wondered if a still image DSLR would be better or cheaper?

I answered that question. It could be very slightly better, but it would not be cheaper as the market for such a camera would be much smaller.

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This is a purely hypothetical question but I'm guessing many of you have thought about it once or twice.

I'm curious if anyone else would consider a DSLR designed, dedicated and optimized solely for still photography  worthwhile / desirable?

Quite simply: If you could get better still images from a camera without video, would you buy it?

-  Would you buy it instead of a hybrid model with video features if it produced better still images?
-  Would you buy it if the images were the same but it was designed differently for still photography use?

Does anyone else think compromises might exist in hybrid DSLR designs in order to offer HD video on the same sensor?

-  Would a sensor designed for dedicated still photography perhaps offer better specs, IQ, sensitivity, speed, [insert other perceived benefit here]?
-  How much better would a dedicated still photography camera perform if it didn't have to produce video as well?
-  Would the CPU, processing and firmware possibly be less complex, more efficient and stable?
-  Would the control layout and ergonomics, menus, etc be easier to use and offer more versatility and/or control?
-  Is it possible that video features have delayed R&D while engineers work out new challenges due to the hybrid designs?
-  Do you think video increases the price of the camera?  Is it logical to think a dedicated still camera might cost slightly less while still offering better images?

Just thought I would throw it out there to chew on.  Might make an interesting discussion.  Thanks for your time.

I'm sure that a hybrid camera like Sony makes takes a hit in sensor performance due to the translucent mirror technology. I don't believe they use that just for video though. I think it helps them reduce the number of moving parts (mirror box, etc.)

As far as the sensor in the new T4i which has embedded phase detect points built in goes... I don't know... maybe it has an impact. Those consumer cameras are a compromise anyway. No one buys them thinking they are getting the best IQ Canon can offer.

For a traditional DSLR like the 5D Mk III, there was discussion that Canon used a stronger anti-alias filter in front of the sensor to combat the aliasing problems of the Mk 2 when shooting video. A stronger anti-aliasing filter certainly would have an impact on still image quality. How much? A smidgen. DPreview compared the D800 with AA filter to its AA-less D800E brother and found that the D800E was slightly sharper between f/4 and f/5.6 under lab conditions. http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d800-d800e/22 So, did Canon's decision to use a stronger AA filter to help video users have a real impact on still IQ...probably not.

If you want the absolute in IQ, pay $43,000 for a Hasselblad. Don't have that kind of money? Buy the D800E and pick a lens that can deliver enough resolving power. Could that camera be manufactured cheaper if it didn't have the video features? For sure, but the price they charge for a body is not strictly tied to manufacturing cost. They have to consider development cost and expected sales as well. The 5D Mk 2 showed the world that adding video boosts sales in a major way. Building a body that lacked video means fewer sales, so the sale price goes up even though it might cost them less to manufacture each body. Everything is a trade off.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Upgrade advice: 6D or 5D2/3?
« on: November 15, 2012, 01:18:32 PM »
My upgrade path has been 7D, 5D Mk 2, and finally 5D Mk 3. My brother owns a 60D and I have used it a few times.

It really sounds like from what you describe the 6D would be the way to go based on your current needs. If you think the extra speed and AF performance of the Mk 3 could come in handy at some point, it might be worth it to wait for another $2900-ish deal to come along. The Mk 2 is a good camera, but you never really mentioned a cost concern, so I would say the newer feature set of the 6D would outweigh the cost savings. The smaller size of the 6D is probably nice too. Of course since you sold your 60D already, finding a Mk 2 would get you back in the game sooner.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Conversion to Nikon
« on: November 14, 2012, 11:37:39 AM »
POST-THE-SHOT, POST-THE-SHOT, POST-THE-SHOT!
</CrowdCheering>

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Brief 2013 Canon Roadmap [CR1]
« on: November 13, 2012, 12:42:03 PM »
On the side note, This is post # 1337.  ;D

Time to hack the Gibson.

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