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Lighting / Re: Studio light for model and products
« on: November 05, 2013, 05:22:37 PM »
I have the older version of this kit plus one of their 200 w/s heads and some umbrellas.

It's been a quality kit and has built in wireless triggering.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/906651-REG/elinchrom_el_20852kit_d_lite_rx_4_400w.html

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EOS Bodies / Re: Why are DSLRs so Big?
« on: November 04, 2013, 02:27:15 PM »
This is what Nikon is up to, BTW. It looks fairly compact to me: http://nikonrumors.com/2013/11/04/this-is-the-nikon-df.aspx/

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EOS Bodies / Re: Why are DSLRs so Big?
« on: November 04, 2013, 01:42:19 PM »
I think we ended up here due to the size of the electronics in early DSLRs.

The Sony a7's show that a full frame camera could be made much smaller. It should be possible to make a DSLR as small as your old F1.

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I've had the Mk III since it launched and received a 6D on Friday. I took it on a hike yesterday with the Sigma 35 and Canon 50 1.2. I used both the center point focus recompose technique and the farthest outside point. We got in late last night and I only glanced through the images after importing, but my initial impression was that focus accuracy was fine. I didn't bring the Mk III or do a side-by-side comparison though.

I will comment that I am surprised by how much lighter and more compact the 6D feels. It feels like more of a joy to take out and shoot than the Mk III which sometimes seems like a burden. I plan to sell the Mk III.

I'll do some editing tonight and post some of the images.

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Portrait / Re: 300mm B&W Portrait
« on: November 01, 2013, 03:26:46 PM »
I really like your self-portrait.

I like the B&W processing of both shots. To my taste, the face (especially the beard) on the first one is over-sharpened. Across the rest of the image that level of sharpening looks good though.

Solid work, man.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Sample Images
« on: October 31, 2013, 06:45:02 PM »
I am a big fan of Sigma and WANT to love this lens, but these images don't look any better than Canon 24-105 images...in fact they look worse. Maybe a bad copy?

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I am not impressed by the sample images I've seen. I don't know if it's just bad in-camera processing or what. Take a look at this sample picture...click on the Original and look at the blond hairs on the horse as well as the brown hair on the forehead: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2736804/dsc00045?inalbum=sony-alpha-7r-samples-gallery

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surapon, I love your self portrait in the bathroom mirror. If I saw this image in any other context, I would want to know the story behind it!

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Lenses / Re: Help. 50mm 1.2 ?
« on: October 31, 2013, 09:54:53 AM »
Thousand Thanks, Sir, Dear Mr. bchernicoff.
From your Test at F= 1.4 both lens, My decision is to keep My Dear Sigma 50 mm F/ 1.4 and Not spend my money $ 1619 US Dollars for That Beautiful Canon 50 mm F/ 1.2 L.
No, Sir, Not worth 4 time of the cost of my old Sigma, just one stop faster and better Contrast/ Better Colors that my Old yes could not see the difference.
Thanks again, Sir for your great Job.
Surapon

You're welcome! Also 1.2 is only a half stop faster than 1.4.

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Canon General / Re: Lose or Loose?
« on: October 31, 2013, 08:06:59 AM »
I didn't read all the comments on this post, but this page is incredibly useful for these sort of common errors:

https://public.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/errors.html

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Lenses / Re: Help. 50mm 1.2 ?
« on: October 31, 2013, 07:24:40 AM »
The 50L is front focused. It seems longer?

The Sigma is more like a 46mm. At least that's what I've read on this forum and others.



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Lenses / Re: Help. 50mm 1.2 ?
« on: October 30, 2013, 03:04:54 PM »
A couple of comments on the above images...

Lightroom default processing of RAW files from a 5D Mk III... no tweaks.

I don't think I hit critical focus in the image from the Canon. I haven't done any focus calibration with that lens yet, but it should have been as sharp as the Sigma 50mm. Live view manual focusing shows similar sharpness. The Sigma 85mm is the sharpest lens of the three. When you step back so that it frames the same as either of the 50's, the images from the Sigma 85mm are much sharper at all apertures.

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Lenses / Re: Help. 50mm 1.2 ?
« on: October 30, 2013, 01:02:53 PM »
Sigma 85mm 1.4 @f/1.4

All three were taken from the same spot.

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Lenses / Re: Help. 50mm 1.2 ?
« on: October 30, 2013, 01:01:54 PM »
Sigma 50mm 1.4 @ f/1.4

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Lenses / Re: Help. 50mm 1.2 ?
« on: October 30, 2013, 01:01:04 PM »
Canon 50mm 1.2L @ f/1.4

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