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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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Lenses / Re: Why The EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Delay?
« on: November 13, 2012, 12:15:56 PM »
I can imagine the AF/MF and AF range limiter switches are a little hard to get to in a hurry, esp on a pro body?

I think you nailed it.

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Lenses / Re: Why The EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Delay?
« on: November 13, 2012, 11:00:04 AM »
Why is someone paying $10k on this f4 and not getting the 400 f2.8 mk.ii ?  (Unless they can afford both...  :P )

200-400 would be a very useful zoom range to have on the sidelines of a basketball, football, soccer, baseball, etc game. That being said, 168-420mm f/4 is better (Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 + 1.4x) and a helluva lot cheaper. Will it be as sharp? No. Good enough for the online and print media who buy such images? For sure. Will it focus fast or accurately enough? That's the question.

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Lenses / Re: Why The EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Delay?
« on: November 13, 2012, 10:38:59 AM »
I imagine that perfectly centering the extender when swung in from the side was a decent engineering challenge.

It would also have to be user-proof such that if the user believed they had engaged the extender, that it did engage and was perfectly aligned and couldn't move on its own even when the lens was bumped around.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« on: November 10, 2012, 09:23:31 AM »
Thanks a lot!!! those sigma files looks pretty well!!

Btw. I already have seen the photo of the redhead girl making the funny face elsewhere, did you make an review of the lens?? or post it on flickr???

She's my fiance and I've probably posted that picture on here before. Speaking of that picture, we were walking on the beach and spun around and made that face. You can see that I didn't get the focus perfect, but at least it was usable. If I had the Canon there is no way it would have focused in time to catch the moment.

There is one factor regarding the Canon that you might consider...the warm, special feeling of knowing and being able to say that you own one of the most highly regarded lenses in the world.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 Available for Preorder
« on: November 09, 2012, 01:46:35 PM »
Very easy to touch up onion bokeh in Photoshop
Quite, but do that on hundreds of pictures after returning from a shot?

No, only the keepers that are going to be printed or viewed large.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 Available for Preorder
« on: November 09, 2012, 01:11:42 PM »
I know what bokeh is, I know and enjoy onions to the dismay of others, but what is onion bokeh?  I know I could google it, but that's too easy.


Ok, I didn't expect you to be *that* lazy :-p ... the Tamron has it, the Canon to a lesser extent: point light sources in the bokeh have rings like you cut an onion in half. Samples:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showpost.php?p=14368928&postcount=1286

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showpost.php?p=14413896&postcount=1559


Very easy to touch up onion bokeh in Photoshop

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Lenses / Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« on: November 08, 2012, 07:45:11 PM »
Here's a natural light portrait at f/2. Notice the detail in her face. Incredibly sharp:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32275661/5dMk2-Sigma-f2.CR2

Here's a shot from a concert at f/1.4 under stage lighting (also shows off 5D Mk 3 ISO 6400 performance):
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32275661/5dMk3-Sidma-f1.4.CR2

Here's a shot at f/2 showing nice circular bokeh of lights in the background:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32275661/5dMk3-Sigma-f2.dng

Here's a shot at f/1.4 showing smoothly rendered out of focus areas:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32275661/5dMk2-Sigma-f1.4.CR2

Finally for the Sigma, here's a f/2 shot showing great color and contrast rendering in natural light:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32275661/5dMk2-Sigma-f2-kid.CR2

Here's one from the Canon 85mm f/1.2L II:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32275661/7d-CanonMk2-f1.2.CR2

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Lenses / Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« on: November 08, 2012, 03:08:44 PM »
I will be happy to post some RAW images taken with the Sigma and 5D Mk III when I get home from work...maybe 2 hours.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« on: November 08, 2012, 12:58:00 PM »
One thing I don't like is the filter size. I really wish all my pro lenses would use the same filter size. I like to use ND and Pol filters and it is PITA to deal with the different sizes while shooting.

I don't understand. The Sigma 85 uses a 77mm filter, the same as your other lenses. Or are you referring to the smaller filter on the new 35mm?

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Lenses / Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« on: November 08, 2012, 10:33:19 AM »
The Digital Picture review with it mouse over comparison images is really useful. If you look at those subtle differences and decide the Canon is worth 2x the cost, then by all means, go for it.

Personally, I would buy the Sigma AND a nice used 135mm f/2L for the same money.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« on: November 08, 2012, 09:08:13 AM »
I've owned the 85 L II and sold it for the Sigma. My advice is to buy the Sigma. I'm not sure there is any real difference in image quality. Focusing on the Sigma is so much faster. Also, with a filter on the Sigma, it's more sealed than the Canon if you are worried about dust.

So, for less than half the cost you get faster AF, better build quality, tie image quality, but lose half a stop.

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Video & Movie / Re: 6th Street Del Mar - 5D mkIII Video
« on: November 07, 2012, 03:51:33 PM »
Thank you. And you are correct about the shooting an editing time. These videos really aren't that common. I haven't seen too many of them in my area. Which actually really surprises me since I live right next to Rancho Sante Fe. But if they were used in one area more than another i would definitely say for the high end homes mostly.


My brother does news promos in the Tampa Bay area. Based on your video, I'm encouraging him to see if there is a market for it over there. Here's one of his:
Evening News on Vimeo Small | Large

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Video & Movie / Re: 6th Street Del Mar - 5D mkIII Video
« on: November 07, 2012, 03:12:09 PM »
Great work.

For high end homes like that, are quality promos like this common?

I'm guessing 2-3 hours to shoot and a day to edit. Is that about right?

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