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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

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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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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 60D Microfocus Adjustment on FoCal
« on: November 07, 2012, 01:52:29 PM »
Ok, now that's TMI...   :o

Right! You probably clicked "post" then grabbed your flashlight and headed to the bathroom to try it.  ;)

Your gender and profession lead me to believe that curiosity will get the best of you...it's only a matter of time.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 60D Microfocus Adjustment on FoCal
« on: November 07, 2012, 01:42:20 PM »
Mine, too - but they're battery powered, right?  Direct current means no fluctuations, no flicker.

Actually, some (if not all) LED flashlights cycle the LED very quickly for their reduced power settings... I learned this while peeing by flashlight during a power outage. The strobing is too fast to perceive but it turned my urine stream into globules.

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The Sigma 35mm is very tempting. I love their 50 and 85 1.4's! I will wait to see some reviews though.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Preorders
« on: November 06, 2012, 10:31:23 AM »
bchernicoff, thanks for the kind words.

If I were to buy anything soon, it would be other lenses I have wanted that are now bargains compared to the new lenses, esp used.  Like the 100mm L Macro.  Or the 35mm L.

There's a 100 L on CL near me that looks tempting, but I've spent enough for a while.

I saw your comment above regarding weather sealing...also very important to me. On a trip to Sweden in August I hiked a round an island in the rain for over an hour with the 24-105 and 5D Mk 3. I wouldn't have tried that with the Mk II. Those all would have been missed opportunities.

I guess my point is that I am willing to pony up the big bucks when there is a clear leap in capabilities, but not when the change is incremental...which the two new 24-70's are. The new 35 offer that kind of leap over its predecessor to the video crowd, but not to me.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Preorders
« on: November 06, 2012, 09:55:12 AM »
Rusty, I think your post is right on the money for the most part. Like you I have patiently shopped for used or refurbished lenses and bodies. I fall firmly into your enthusiast category with a collection of lenses. I owned a 7D and loved its AF and overall speed, but then sold it for the 5D Mk II's IQ. I was really looking forward to what the Mk3 would offer. When it was announced I salivated at the thought of even more speed and image quality, but was also shocked at the price. The speed and improved AF would help me take better pictures based on my shooting style... I don't do a lot of planning or tripod shooting and the AF on the Mk II did cause me to miss shots. Deciding that the Mk 3 represented the perfect camera for me and the one I would keep for the next 4-5 years, I preordered. I felt sick when the first killer deals popped up at the end of the summer, but then remembered all the rad shots I've gotten since my camera arrived.

Which brings me to the new lenses. I get a ton of use out of my 24-105 and none of the recent offerings are better enough to justify me spending any money. With the Canon 24-70 2.8, I would gain one stop and IQ, but lose IS and focal length...not worth nearly 3x the street price of 24-105. With the 24-70 f/4 IS, I would gain IQ, but lose focal length...for a similar price to 24-105, sure...for 2x the cost, no way. Which brings me to the Tamron. It would loose focal length, tie IQ, and gain a stop for 1.5 the cost...that is starting to get more interesting. If I see a sale I will probably buy one.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Preorders
« on: November 06, 2012, 09:23:07 AM »
Personally, this just reinforces my decision to wait for a sale on the Tamron 2.8 VC.

Probably time for a road trip up to B&H to play with one.

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Lenses / Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« on: November 06, 2012, 09:19:51 AM »
Personally, all this does is reinforce my decision to wait for a sale on the Tamron 2.8 VC.

Probably time for a road trip up to B&H to play with one.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
« on: November 05, 2012, 03:41:55 PM »
I own and love. Superb lens.

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