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Reviews / Re: Please help me love ef 35mm f2 IS vs 40mm pancake
« on: July 20, 2014, 09:51:45 PM »
Did you do an AF microadjustment on the 35/2 IS?

Hi Neuro, yes I did.
I will try compare AF and Liveview tonight. I will post images if necessary.

I AF microadjust, twice on two different days and result settings was different.
For my target I use white paper and paste it on a black paper - made sure corner of white paper is on the center of center AF point.
Subject distance is about 2 meters. (I forgot the rule on distance)

any comment on my set up?


Reviews / Please help me love ef 35mm f2 IS vs 40mm pancake
« on: July 20, 2014, 09:23:33 PM »
I recently got a 10 month old 35mm f2 IS. On top of my two month old 40mm pancake.

I love the pictures coming out from pancake when it came, so sharp, so cute, so light, no distortion, i can make head shots with no enlarge parts.
6D and 40mm combination as light as like i was holding my nexus 7.

Recently, I invested on 35mm f2 IS.
I could not love the pictures at f2, portrait subject is not sharp, and its just giving me a headache looking at it.
at f2.8 picture almost identical on both lens.
I shoot 1/60 and faster so i eliminate the love for IS.

Field of view wise, with 40mm i can take one step backward and field of view is the same.

Maybe I'm doing it wrong. And need more time to play with 35mm. Or I could rent a 35L and see how it fairs.

again f2 is not a keeper at all. or my copy is not sharp as per normal.

Lenses / Something with 50mm L lens that make it different
« on: July 18, 2014, 04:36:32 AM »
i was comparing image taken by 50mm 1.2 L vs 1.4 version.
There something about the image produce by 1.2 L that makes it Wow factor for me.

Like it has something to do with the color and amount of sharpness and gradient balance of depth of field.

Can someone give me insight what the hell is it im liking with the 50mm 1.2 L?

I guess this was a wrong move for him to post this thread. Amateur his referring to may read this thread and follow all the advise you guys gave.

Thanks to this thread I learned few fundamentals.. Thanks for the input guys. I'm 30, just like most, I don't know where I'm headed, you never know what business idea works, might as well give it a try.

Lighting / Re: i spoil my speedlite by using DIY speed grid
« on: July 09, 2014, 11:04:55 PM »
If it doesn't affect your WB across the frame just live with it.

I agree, thanks.

I will test flash, for awhile. If the output is negligible or does not matter at all. I leave it that way, I even often use diffuser and shoot within 100mm focal length.

Lighting / Re: i spoil my speedlite by using DIY speed grid
« on: July 08, 2014, 08:20:35 PM »
If the super glue did not discolor the unit, you may be able to remove it with a de-bonding agent:

Often times super glue (cyanoacrylate) doesn't melt the underlying surface (like model cements) so if it did not discolor the surface you may be able to safely remove it. I'd try a small section and see what happens first.

Thanks, worth to try. I will collect back my un-service speedlite this weekend. I'll try post some pics to let you know the damage. Meanwhile I will purchase this de-bonder and hope will received soon.

Edit: I read its extremely flammable. Don't want to get flamed when something happened during shipping. I guess will just soak it onto water the disassembled parts.

Lighting / Re: i spoil my speedlite by using DIY speed grid
« on: July 07, 2014, 05:42:07 AM »
Even if it had dried, there is a chance it's not thermally stable.


The quotation from canon service was quite expensive. So I guess I need to disassemble the flash head myself and clean the super glue residue.. Worst case, i might just live with it. Light still come out and I usually use a diffuser.

Lighting / i spoil my speedlite by using DIY speed grid
« on: July 02, 2014, 10:32:40 PM »
So I thought I better create DIY speed grid - it will be fun and save money. not to mention cool.

After googling it, what you will be needing are black straw, black cardboard, super glue and Scissors of course.
when down and bought a cheap super glue, - this was a trial for me, so might as well bought the cheap.
I just read the top part of the tutorial, should be easy.

And Wala! I made my DIY speed grid. Output light is so cool than my DIY snoot.

After doing like 30 min of portrait shot. When I woke up on the next morning. Took out my DIY snoot from flash head.

Shoot!!! - Where was my common sense - think out of the box did not work this time, and regret using the cheap super glue, or I should not use super glue after all. Stupid DIY tutorial - (self talking)

My flash light window together with the diffuser swivel is covered with super glue stain. all around. tsk!

- its 430 ex ii. - i was even hopin to sell it.

- hope canon service can fix this.

(Please excuse my broken grammar)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 26, 2014, 09:08:55 PM »
I feel sorry for Nikon owners.
It doesn't matter what model they buy, even when first released, as a few months down the track, Nikon will bring out a new and improved version of it making your current model obsolete and now worth substantially less than it cost you. Remember the D600 then the 610?
Canon does hang onto models much longer, and hence they have better re-sale value later on as say, after 3 years, your Canon may be just superseded, but if you had an equivalent Nikon, it would be 3 models old and practically worthless.

I'm not saying that Nikon cameras are no good, in fact, they are very good indeed, but constant model updates is not how you keep up the perceived and resale value of products.
It also makes it more difficult regarding spare parts too, as many models mean lots of parts and distributors only have so much space and money for parts.

True, i got a 6D, bought it when it came out. Honestly I would not be happy if Canon came out with a Mark II this year, with more low light cross type AF points and a touch screen (when I ask someone take picture of us/me, its surely OOF most of the time.)

1 more year should be ok..

Now im eyeing on Voigtlander 20mm.  ;D

when when oh when.
It really is a great partner to the 40 and they both use 52mm filters so can share!

Last time I was wondering where I knew about Voigtlander. So it was you.
Now I remembered where I got first introduced with the Voigtlander lens. It the post you started in sample image section.

Great. (y)

Now im eyeing on Voigtlander 20mm.  ;D

when when oh when.

I bought EF 40mm Pancake, most owner says:
1.  this lens will be mounted on their camera most of time
2.  sharp lens through out

And what do you know, its true! I myself can not believe cheapest (one of) lens of canon, and thinnest also the sharpest one!

Problem solved, just mount 40mm pancake and it is small and light enough. Even can hang on my neck all day long and feels nothing. + i have the holy grail of image quality.

Size wise, with this setup (6D + 40mm), will not be much different on what fuji film can offer with same focal length equivalent.


EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR vs Mirrorless :: Evolution of cameras
« on: June 19, 2014, 04:03:51 AM »
as far as i know. dslr still better in terms of capturing actions, good image quality, built durability and professional ergonomic.
Thats why i can not justify selling my 6D and getting Fuji Xt1, they almost in the same price right now.

im going to get 40mm f2.8 this weekends.
After reading this thread:

Way a lot of people like it. Coming from 28mm f1.8 and 35mm f2, i dont know how will i like 40mm @ 2.8.

Maybe i still dont know how to appreciate photos like others.
i like background blurring on my photos.
Since my eye vision is near sighted, i clearly see things at short distance around me, and the background just blur smoothly. lol. This is why i appreciate background blur.

Thanks guys.. I might as well get the 40mm and use it with the 6D. And see if i can bring it along daily.
Especially - And see if photography will work for me.

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