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Lenses / Re: MY GAS. ILLNESS COME TO VISIT ME AGAIN.
« on: November 17, 2014, 08:04:27 AM »
Mr. Surapon...I think that you should consider the new Canon 100-400mm like anti-G.A.S. medicine.It may be white and chalky but if taken in the correct quantity it will relieve the pain and put you back to proper health.

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Lenses / Re: EF 35mm f/1.4L II to Finally Come as Well? [CR2]
« on: November 15, 2014, 04:51:36 PM »
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I am turning 60 yrs. in  5 days...and although I still going strong (I put 8 widows in a house this week!) ... I am just going to have to let the beast go!!!!  Times (and gear) are a-changin..... LOL!!!!
Congratulations a few days ahead of time! Both to the 60th birthday and to have managed to do whatever it is that you did to those widows. I'm impressed! ;)

May the light be with you, and your shutter finger steady!

Thanks!   4 of them were on the second floor and one was a DOOOOOZEY to get to for the install!!!
I am planning on going to the new Fulton Center in Manhattan early tomorrow morning to just take some images. The architecture looks unbelievable. I am traveling from Jersey car>train>train and a lot of walking..so ..alas..my FF kit will be sitting at home....AGAIN!!!  It is supposed to be my day off.   LOL!  :P
Ehhhmmmm, 8 widows  :o :o :o :o :o or may be ... 8 windows?  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Shhh! It's funnier this way.
Either way it's a feat to manage eight of them in a week - at any age. Typos can happen to any of us, and some turn out to be funny, easy to make and hard to spot.

Ha Ha!!!  It is funnier that way! I'm 60...my eyesight $ucks...Thank God for AF!
Hmmmm... I do work for some widows....hmmmmm LOL!
Hey...hey...I had a helper with the W-I-N-D-O-W-S..but I lead the charge!  They are all set...I still have a lot of finish work to do this week....without the helper.  ;D

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Lenses / Re: EF 35mm f/1.4L II to Finally Come as Well? [CR2]
« on: November 15, 2014, 09:46:44 AM »
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I am turning 60 yrs. in  5 days...and although I still going strong (I put 8 widows in a house this week!) ... I am just going to have to let the beast go!!!!  Times (and gear) are a-changin..... LOL!!!!
Congratulations a few days ahead of time! Both to the 60th birthday and to have managed to do whatever it is that you did to those widows. I'm impressed! ;)

May the light be with you, and your shutter finger steady!

Thanks!   4 of them were on the second floor and one was a DOOOOOZEY to get to for the install!!!
I am planning on going to the new Fulton Center in Manhattan early tomorrow morning to just take some images. The architecture looks unbelievable. I am traveling from Jersey car>train>train and a lot of walking..so ..alas..my FF kit will be sitting at home....AGAIN!!!  It is supposed to be my day off.   LOL!  :P

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Lenses / Re: EF 35mm f/1.4L II to Finally Come as Well? [CR2]
« on: November 15, 2014, 09:00:57 AM »
Canon is mostly missing my boat (as there is an Ocean theme running through some of the thread!  8) <polarized shades for water glare).....
I bought Sigma 35mm and 50mm Art lenses. After some adjustment (and the 1st 50mm being return and exchanged for a "good" copy  :-[)....I am thrilled with the image quality.  Thrilled!!!! I also like the Sigma Dock, although I feel like I am doing someone else's work for them, it does allow me to fine tune the lens in 4 focus zones and see what is going on with my personal copy.   So...I would rather have that, than not.
The only lens from Canon that made sense to me in "The Year of the Lens" was the 16-35mm f/4L IS.   That hit the perfect note for me with IQ, WA range, and MOST importantly cost.  I can live with the f/4 and IS...enough so that I was able to sell my 16-35mm f/2.8L II, and my Zeiss 21mm and almost pay for the new Canon wide angle zoom AND the Art Series Primes.
I will say the new Canon's are hitting the note with IQ...but ever since the Tsunami the prices have just been painful for me.  I did get a copy of the 24-70 f/2.8L II and the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II and while totally destroying my piggy bank..they do make me smile and say "WOW"  :P every time I use them!
A $3000 11-24mm is just something that I see no need for most the images I make.... I have the 16-35mm  and a 17mm TSE and if I go wider,  I go all the way baby... to my vintage Canon fisheye. After 16mm the distortion and the cost is out of my visual needs..although I know that some will jump all over an 11-24mm for their style of shooting.
Also ...I am going to that a guess the the 35mm f/1.4 will be in the range of $2000 and for me ..the only thing I would be getting is a $1200 little rubber "O" ring to keep out moisture...so I will just keep shooting with the Sigma.
I know everyone has a different take on what they buy and use...and why...That is just my take on the situation.
Also...I think that the 5DIII sensor is more than I need... I know that the Sony's are "better"...but their "system" isn't....and while it definitely has some nice assets...there are not enough to make me change systems.
What I see in my future (nearer..than farther) is selling off my entire FF kit..and just using my ever-improving MFT kit.  I can fit 10 lenses in a small bag (by FF standards) and get image quality that is good enough for 80% of my needs right now....  I think the next couple of generations of MFT sensors there will put it over the top for me... and the lens range is REALLY filling out nicely. It gets better every month..not every year because a LOT of quality manufacturers are making glass for the system.
I can see the eyes rolling  ::) ..but I get killer results with a tiny kit when using the best lenses.
I am turning 60 yrs. in  5 days...and although I still going strong (I put 8 widows in a house this week!) ... I am just going to have to let the beast go!!!!  Times (and gear) are a-changin..... LOL!!!!
 
(oh..just thought I would ad that the new 100-400mm looks like a killer lens at a "pretty" good price...I guess that will drop somewhat after release as usual making it a reasonable mix of quality vs. cost).


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Lenses / Re: Canon 85mm f1.2 or Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art?
« on: November 10, 2014, 01:07:38 AM »
Both!  ::)

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I am VERY happy with my Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS.
I sold my 16-35mm f/2.8L II ....and then I was so happy with the AF and IQ I even sold my treasured Zeiss 21mm f/2.8. 
DxO..DxSchmo... The Canon is a great lens at a reasonable price.  8)
....and I am NOT a Canon fanbois....

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EOS Bodies / Re: do you hope for sony sensors in the 5D MK 4?
« on: November 06, 2014, 12:09:17 PM »
Canon will put in a sub-par sensor like they just did with he new 7D...they can ride their full system (lens choices, fast AF, etc.) and get away with it a for now nd make more money. They are a business and business is the shrinking so they are not going to be purchasing sensors from Sony for a high-end camera.  They are only going to be able to ride that dragon for a short time... The market and better tech is closing in on them....just my guess.

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EOS Bodies / Re: what is the body you want to see canon release next ?
« on: November 02, 2014, 02:41:08 PM »
I would like to see Canon discontinue the M and come up with  State-of-the-Art mirrorless camera with State-of-the-Art Auto Focus, Great Viewfinder, with a line of pro lenses with a smal..smalll...did I mention SMALL footprint.
C'mon Canon....Let's get on the page...It's 2014 ALREADY.

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On my last safari I used this 16-35 f4. I left 14mm and 24 at home because of weight restrictions. It was the first time I used this lens that much. It's fantastic. I didn't think a minute about the 24 and the 14mm. Is a very great replacement for my 17-40. To be honest, I even don't know if I should keep that 14 2.8 and 24 1.4ii.

Was besides the 200-400 one of the best purchases this year when I look to the results

Yeah...I sold my 16-35mm f/2.8II  to buy it. So it cost me nothing and then I realized that it was so sharp and with the IS and accurate AF I also sold my Zeiss 21mm f/2.8.  I just stopped using it. So the lens allowEd me to turn a profit

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Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: October 28, 2014, 12:51:09 PM »
here are a few...one from a job...two for the "love of"...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: clown* photographer
« on: October 27, 2014, 05:22:48 AM »
WOW...this whole thread has turned into Stephen Sondheim's song: "Send in the Clowns"...well maybe they're here.....

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: clown* photographer
« on: October 24, 2014, 05:58:07 PM »
Clown photographer
Hey phenix...I guess My President has the camera pointed straight at YOU,

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: clown* photographer
« on: October 24, 2014, 02:32:27 PM »
I am reminded of...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyVTIjTDTg4&list=PLD78DF1BFEAAE0C1B

LOL!....I think they wrote the vid for me!!!! LOL!....I actually don't care how anyone else does their shooting, though....to each their own....I really do care about how I am going about it...that's all.

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The Sigma 50A is an optically fantastic lens, with a very poor and unstable AF system. As I have stated in other threads, I do not understand how Sigma can push something as inconsistent as this to the market.

It is hard to reconcile the diverse opinions about this lens.  Some people like yourself report poor & unstable AF.  But reading the reviews on B&H, some seem to find the lens outstanding in every way, including AF.  So many reviews absolutely glow with praise!  I will have to try the 50A for myself at some point.  Is it possible that some copies are truly excellent while others are defective?
Yes...I got a defective one from B&H...spent a day screwing around with the Sigma Dock..etc...was making me CRAZY and I though..."why am I doing someone else's work for them??? on a $950 lens no less..."
I called B&H and told them the situation..and they were well aware of the issue..at least in a one-on-one situation and they sent me out another lens right away.  It was great...just some minor little tweeks on the Sigma Dock... Works great for my needs. BTW I am running the latest version of firmware on my 5DIII....but my experience would tell me that it is a lens issue..not a firmware issue...
For how the lens WOW's me....I thought that it was certainly worth the hassel.  ...and let's face it..the experience that I had is total bull S___!  LOL!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: clown* photographer
« on: October 24, 2014, 12:25:28 PM »

[head spinning] Wow, I am simply floored by the ingenuity and creativity of some of you folks. I never cease to be amazed by those who will create such inventive systems by assembling a variety of disparate tools. Thanks for explaining that setup, and showing one of the resulting images. [/head spinning]

As for the original post, I expecting to be treated to an image of the iPad flying out of its user's hands, pulled by the turbulence from the flyover...

On the other end of things...I have NEVER shot an image with my Dumb Phone or my iPad.  LOL!
(its would just be too insulting to my craft!  LOL!  :-X)

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