« on: January 24, 2015, 06:52:01 PM »
EF 14mm f/2.8II
This is one classy UWA.
This is one classy UWA.
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Interesting. I'm looking at a pre-owned 5D3 which the seller says has a 5500 shutter count and 8290 minutes of video usage. On the face of it, it looks like a very good deal. What are the genuine implications (if any) of 8290 minutes of video usage?...on the other hand I would be more worried of a camera with a high video usage because of the heat generated in video. Nevertheless, even high video usage would not be a dealbreaker for me if the price was right.And of course the laugh is that most shutter count programmes do not take account of video use.
A few lines that jumped out at me ...What a nice, friendly, positive first post! You're the best!
"I didn't have it long enough"
"I really didn't push the lens against its competitors"
"I have personally struggled regularly using this focal length over the years"
"Why did I take so long to write this review?"
Ugh — spare us next time
I agree with the folks here. Get a FF. No point getting another crop camera.Your 70D is a great body. I tend to agree with other posts, go for a FF whether that's a 6D, a 5DII or a 5DIII. Or even a low-milage 1DsIII. Not sure how much these brilliant bodies are going for now but it's worth checking. The only argument for getting another APS-C body would be that you already have a couple of EF-S lenses.
My advice may differ somewhat from others but get a full frame 35mm film camera. The Canon Elan 7NE, 7N and 7E are all great film cameras that use EF lenses just like those for your 70D. Shoot the wedding using Kodak Portra film and Push Kodak Tri-x two stops to 1600. Your result will be legendary wedding photos not matched by digital. You can buy these cameras in great condition for around $100 - $150. 35mm film cameras are versatile and well worth the small investment. Go to Flickr and search for Kodak Portra and Kodak tri-x to see what I am talking about. Film is fantastic at weddings.Seriously? The OP wants to WORK with his cameras. He doesn't strike me as sentimental or a Holga artist.
I would buy a 90 pretty much on release, I do a good amount of product photography and really like the movements, I currently use the 100L Macro. I'd be very interested in a 45 too for larger products and architecture.The current 90 TS-E is my go-to lens for most of my product shoots. If you're doing even a modest amount of product work, why wait for the update? It could be years away. The current 90 TS-E is a fantastic lens which I honestly wouldn't bother replacing with an updated L 90mm TS-E. To achieve a unique look, for some close work I use the 90 with extension tubes, though most close work is done with the brilliant f/2.8 100mm L Macro. Great lens.
The perfectly useful, compact ArcaSwiss compatible plates from Peak Design are required only if you use their Camera Clip system. https://peakdesign.com/store/?c=clips While I do like the Peak Design straps, I found their Camera Clip system less resolved than their straps. The Camera Clips would work perfectly well with very small light cameras, GoPro in particular, but pretty annoying with FF Canon bodies with an L zoom attached. The rigidity of the Peak Design clips makes their use uncomfortable and impractical. If I feel the need to use a clip system, then the Spider Holster system http://spiderholster.com/ is still the unrivalled Gold Standard.Whenever these threads come up which is pretty often, I just have to wave the Peak Design flag.Often when that flag is waved, I ask how the Peak Design system attaches to an Arca-style lens plate (a real one, not Peak's little square plate that may not allow balancing the load in a tripod clamp).
Also, just to point out:
Some nice info already. I like the Peak Design's Slide and Clutch. I really like the fact you can still mount your camera on the tripod with that strap attached (which can be taken off with ease as well). Is there something similar in configuration for BR straps? Custom SLR has M-Plate, and Luma Labs too, for the same purpose.
Anyone of you had any issues (shoulder pain, or back pain) with any of these straps with a load like the 70-200 IS II + Body? What about the strength of these straps, overtime does it wear out? I am worried about those plastic snap-ons that are used to disengage the Camera from the straps.
I am looking to get me a BlackRapid strap or something in that line which I can use with my 5D3. In most scenarios I use my the 5D3 on my tripod for landscape shots, but at times I like to detach it from the tripod and shoot handheld. When handheld, I like the camera to have some form of secured strap which I can use to wrap around my wrist or leave it hanging on the side of my shoulder.Peak Design has exactly what you are looking for:
I am looking for something that is reliable, secured, and I can attach/detach the strap with ease depending on my shooting scenarios. The heaviest load it will need to withstand is 5D3 + 70-200 IS II. Any advice or recommendations? Oh also anyone used a wrist strap, any recommendations on that? Thanks.
Wide open is precisely where I would expect the 400 f/4 DO II to be at it's sharpest.Quotehe sharpness at f/4 is phenomenal. The sharpness falls off with increasing f number, and rapidly above f/11.Hm. I am thinking about a reason why the lens is sharpest at f/4 and falls off right after this.
I wonder about the Dell UP 2414Q also. I looked it up on B&H after someone above recommended it. There was one weird comment/review from someone that said it makes the text appear so tiny that they only use the monitor for photo editing.
Why would that be, and is it nonsense? Supposedly if you set the text size super large to compensate it then messes up on website layouts.