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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 12-24 F4.5-5.6 EX DG ASP HSM II
« on: October 23, 2012, 03:42:40 PM »
I own the Mk I and have been very happy with it. You can get some very unique perspective with it.

I don't use it very often and so I am selling it. Send me a message if anyone is interested.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Now in Stock at B&H
« on: October 19, 2012, 03:54:15 PM » when is the price going to drop down to $1800?!?!?!?!?!  :-\
Hopefully soon.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thoughts on the New EOS-1D X Firmware 1.1.1
« on: October 18, 2012, 08:56:52 AM »
I demonstrated the 5D Mk III focusing at f/8 on this forum back in May. I stacked my kenko 1.4x onto my canon 2x II onto my 400mm f/2.8 which gives an 1120mm f/8 lens. AF worked liked champ. I then tried the stacked extender setup on my 70-200 2.8 IS II. See this post for a demonstration:

Reviews / Re: My Mini-Review of the 85mm 1.2L II.
« on: October 16, 2012, 04:19:39 PM »
Its not a sealed lens, but It's built to withstand the bumps and knocks of professional use.

I understand that it's not sealed, but I found it to be alarmingly not-sealed. Fine for indoor use.

I just feel like a review should mention that it's a lens you need to be careful with.

I found the build quality of the Sigma 85mm 1.4 to be much better in this regard. With a 77mm filter on the front the focusing barrel is enclosed like with the Canon 50 1.2L.
AF is much faster on the Sigma as well, though that's not related to build quality.

Reviews / Re: My Mini-Review of the 85mm 1.2L II.
« on: October 16, 2012, 04:04:02 PM »
You mention excellent build quality...can you post a picture or comment on the gap between the focusing barrel and the outer lens body? I'm taking about the barrel that houses the front element and moves in and out to focus. On the copy of this lens that I owned, I found the gap to very large and I quickly got dust inside the lens. It settled on the inside of the rear element, where it is actually a problem. Fortunately, the rear element is easily cleaned by taking the lens mount loose (which houses the rear element) and puffing some air on it.

I cleaned mine, verified it still functioned perfectly and then sold it.

Canon General / Re: How come Canon never responds to anything?
« on: October 09, 2012, 03:27:19 PM »
well after watching this i want a cheeseburger...

Even though I just had lunch and I've avoided McDonald's burgers for months,  I may have to go right now and buy one! ;-)

Software & Accessories / Re: Video card advice, please!
« on: October 08, 2012, 01:43:07 PM »
As far as i know the IPS panel in that monitor is only 8-bit.

Edit: it is 8-bit with ARC for an emulated 10-bit, but either way the pro workstation cards are well out of the price range.

Where did you find that this is an 8-bit panel?

The ATI v4800 is a workstation card for $160 that outputs 10bit color over DisplayPort:

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5dmark3 custom function setting for 61ptAF
« on: October 08, 2012, 12:21:05 PM »
Wow, had no idea this was possible. Now I have to go back and read the AF guide in its entirety.

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon TS-E 24 f/3.5L II
« on: October 04, 2012, 02:50:00 PM »
Love the Grand Canyon shot. I owned the 90mm TS-E for a while got a few nice pictures, but wished I had bought the 45mm or 24mm. I still think the 45mm might be the best choice for me. I'm really hoping the Samyang 24mm is as good optically as their 35mm and is priced reasonably. For those who missed the announcement:

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon TS-E 24 f/3.5L II
« on: October 04, 2012, 01:43:30 PM »
Imagine a picture of a little wildflower filling one side of the frame with a field and stream in the midground and the distant mountains in the background...and all of it in sharp focus except for the grass right underneath the flower with dreamy bokeh.

That sounds like you're speaking from experience. I'd love to see it. It might put me over the fence on buying one.

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon TS-E 24 f/3.5L II
« on: October 04, 2012, 01:38:41 PM »
I like the format and the subjective take. For something specialized like T&S more samples of what can be achieved would be helpful who is new to the concept.

I would also like to see this updated if you review the Samyang when it becomes available.

I used mine with the 24-105 in moderate rain for a couple hours with no problems. I'm sure the rubber seal at the base of the lens makes all the difference in the world.

If we consider that the shape of today's DLSR was inherited from their film forbearers and ask what can the shape be when no longer constrained by roll/sprocket/spool assembly...I think it's an interesting question. I think the overall layout must be pretty similar. I guess I would like to see the grip, LCD,  and controls separated from the mirror box/viewfinder/lens mount so that the one can rotate 90 degrees to the other to allow for portrait or landscape orientation without the need for a 1D-esque tall body.

In other words, my right-hand never changes, I just use my left hand to rotate the mirror-box piece. That would be neat.

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