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Lenses / Re: Canon EF16-35mm F4L IS USM lens review
« on: September 14, 2014, 06:19:01 AM »
I am actually disappointed with the score given to the 16-35 f4L IS placing it on par to the 17-40 f4L. My copy is way sharper than the 16-35 f2.8L and 17-40mm f4L at similar partures and focal lenghts.
I can understand why. ANybody can explain this to us in the forum?

+1, my 16-35/4L is night and day compared to the trusty old 17-40L I used to have for more than 3 years. You can actually read some relevant information from DxO, but never trust the score number, as there is no telling, whether it's a pure sumation, or weighted average or whatever mumbojumbo number that is...


So true!  The new canon 16-35mm f/4 just throws the 17-40mm on the ground and stomps on it in all aspects....and I personally sold my 16-35mm f/2.8'II to own a copy of this new lens...It offers this photographer more in shanpness, handling and cost.
Why DxO says that "adding IS is targeting videographers more", is totally off the mark,too as far as I am concerned. I only shoot stills and I find that IS is a welcome asset to help retain low ISO's when shooting stills and was definitely one of the most important selling features of the lens to me as it makes the f/4 aperture less of deterrent in many low light situations. II find that this lens is a break-thru WA for Canon whose WA zooms have been underwhelming compared to the competition...this is the first lens that helps dispell that well-earned reputation.

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Lenses / Re: Micro 4/3 lenses on Canon DSLR - Normal Lens Options
« on: September 13, 2014, 10:55:03 PM »
I find myself a little disappointed with the 'normal lens' selection on offer from Canon for full frame.

50mm 1.8 - flimsy, decent IQ but hit and miss on focus (back/front)
50mm 1.4 - soft wide open, widely reported reliability issues
50mm 1.2 - too damn expensive for a non full time photographer
40mm 2.8 - very good IQ but misses out on the bokeh & low light ability

Has anyone tried using the Olympus 25mm 1.8 (Micro Four Thirds) with an adaptor on a full frame - how did you find it. Other reports on using different MFT lenses would also be of interest.

The Sigma 1.4 art seems too big and heavy (pushing up into the higher price range) but obviously the better option.

My main consideration at the moment is the Sigma 50mm 1.4 EX DG HSM if anyone has anything to add on that. I know it's a bit of weight but seems to be most consistent for the price.

I agree with your assessment of the Canon 50mm situation.
I agree with Domino Dude,too...I chose the original Sigma 50mm over all of the Canon options. It has a very decent build quality (except for the hideous gold ring on it, I covered mine with pinstriping tape! LOL). The lens has very good sharpness, and excellent bokeh, especially when compared to the Canon offerings. It is still being manufactured and you can pick up a new one for about $400. (Be forewarned that some copies of the lens are prone to AF issues, but I had a great copy and loved the quality of the images that I created with it!)
I just sold my original Sigma 50mm to a friend and picked up a copy (well 2 copies) of the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art. My first copy of the new lens had AF issues, but my second copy is SPECTACULAR...it's really sharp wide open! I have not had this much fun with a lens in a while. Loving it. The lens is big for a 50mm but it balances nicely with my 5DIII.

I also retain an extensive MFT system. The image circle produced by an MFT lens is designed to cover a MUCH smaller sensor than a full-frame sensor...so those lenses just are not compatible for the larger sensor.

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http://sigma-rumors.com/2014/09/sigma-150-600mm-f5-6-3-contemporary-sports-differences/

Sigma Rumors is calling $1099 and $1999 respectively. Find out for sure next week I suppose

Thanks...I might almost consider the S....I generally would not buy a lens of this FL...but I will def. wait for the reviews and let the lens "settle in"...All Sigmas have had their issues...I have the 35mm and 50mm Art lenses...and they have their issues (my first copy of the 50mm went back because of focus issues..and my  35mm needed some substantial tweeking on the Lens Dock)....but I really love them......hope these lenses are exciting and functional.

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WOW...this is kind of interesting....hmmmmm...I don't think that I have ever seen two lenses released like this before.  Does anyone know what these will cost?????

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Lenses / Re: What New Lens are You Most Excited About?
« on: September 12, 2014, 03:32:24 PM »
Not excited about any of those..just my new Sigma 50mm Art...loving that...it is kind of amazing. Also makes me work more at getting a good photo shooting at that focal length...I am kind of liking the challenge...back to basics kind of thing and I am having fun with it...With a lens this sharp, how can I not!!!!

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Photography Technique / Re: POLL: Do you crop (and why)?
« on: September 11, 2014, 08:59:50 PM »
yes...of course I do...I do the best I can when I am shooting...but many times once I look at the final product in Photoshop, Lightroom, DXO...or one of the many...I make adjustments.  I have no shame in it and make absolutely no excuses for it!
  Oh..and I use B&W MRC, Clear, Nano  filters on ALL my lenses except my Canon Fisheye and 17mm TSE....so if you want to dice me up..you can now do it all at once!  :P
  ...oh..but ...wait...you have to show me examples of your photography BEFORE you say one word about MY preferences, so that I get to judge who is scolding me!!!!!!!   ;D ??? ::) :'(

(YES, I cropped the image!)
Your photo doesn't have at least 14 Stops of DR in a single image with the shadows perfectly clean with lifted +3 stops and isn't at least 36MP.  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

You didn't include a photo...wait..YOUR avatar is proof enough!!!!!!!
You missed your chance attacking my filter use??????   8)
I could attack your filter use... :| I use filters on all my lenses.


LOL!!!! Then you REALLY couldn't attack my filter use!!!!
Filters are terrible and for newbies like yourself. *slowly starts to unscrew my filters.  ;D ;D ;D

Good to have a little fun!
I have the UPS man bringing me a new 77mm B&W clear Nano coated for my new Sigma 50mm Art 2moro!!  ;D

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Photography Technique / Re: POLL: Do you crop (and why)?
« on: September 11, 2014, 08:54:10 PM »
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Nice. Always a treat to see one of your images!! Thanks.



yes...of course I do...I do the best I can when I am shooting...but many times once I look at the final product in Photoshop, Lightroom, DXO...or one of the many...I make adjustments.  I have no shame in it and make absolutely no excuses for it!
  Oh..and I use B&W MRC, Clear, Nano  filters on ALL my lenses except my Canon Fisheye and 17mm TSE....so if you want to dice me up..you can now do it all at once!  :P
  ...oh..but ...wait...you have to show me examples of your photography BEFORE you say one word about MY preferences, so that I get to judge who is scolding me!!!!!!!   ;D ??? ::) :'(

(YES, I cropped the image!)

Thanks!   Thought I would throw in a little color to the discussion!

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Photography Technique / Re: POLL: Do you crop (and why)?
« on: September 11, 2014, 04:07:09 PM »
yes...of course I do...I do the best I can when I am shooting...but many times once I look at the final product in Photoshop, Lightroom, DXO...or one of the many...I make adjustments.  I have no shame in it and make absolutely no excuses for it!
  Oh..and I use B&W MRC, Clear, Nano  filters on ALL my lenses except my Canon Fisheye and 17mm TSE....so if you want to dice me up..you can now do it all at once!  :P
  ...oh..but ...wait...you have to show me examples of your photography BEFORE you say one word about MY preferences, so that I get to judge who is scolding me!!!!!!!   ;D ??? ::) :'(

(YES, I cropped the image!)
Your photo doesn't have at least 14 Stops of DR in a single image with the shadows perfectly clean with lifted +3 stops and isn't at least 36MP.  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

You didn't include a photo...wait..YOUR avatar is proof enough!!!!!!!
You missed your chance attacking my filter use??????   8)
I could attack your filter use... :| I use filter on all my lenses.


LOL!!!! Then you REALLY couldn't attack my filter use!!!! 

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Photography Technique / Re: POLL: Do you crop (and why)?
« on: September 11, 2014, 01:56:54 PM »
yes...of course I do...I do the best I can when I am shooting...but many times once I look at the final product in Photoshop, Lightroom, DXO...or one of the many...I make adjustments.  I have no shame in it and make absolutely no excuses for it!
  Oh..and I use B&W MRC, Clear, Nano  filters on ALL my lenses except my Canon Fisheye and 17mm TSE....so if you want to dice me up..you can now do it all at once!  :P
  ...oh..but ...wait...you have to show me examples of your photography BEFORE you say one word about MY preferences, so that I get to judge who is scolding me!!!!!!!   ;D ??? ::) :'(

(YES, I cropped the image!)
Your photo doesn't have at least 14 Stops of DR in a single image with the shadows perfectly clean with lifted +3 stops and isn't at least 36MP.  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

You didn't include a photo...wait..YOUR avatar is proof enough!!!!!!!
You missed your chance attacking my filter use??????   8)

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Photography Technique / Re: POLL: Do you crop (and why)?
« on: September 11, 2014, 01:32:55 PM »
yes...of course I do...I do the best I can when I am shooting...but many times once I look at the final product in Photoshop, Lightroom, DXO...or one of the many...I make adjustments.  I have no shame in it and make absolutely no excuses for it!
  Oh..and I use B&W MRC, Clear, Nano  filters on ALL my lenses except my Canon Fisheye and 17mm TSE....so if you want to dice me up..you can now do it all at once!  :P
  ...oh..but ...wait...you have to show me examples of your photography BEFORE you say one word about MY preferences, so that I get to judge who is scolding me!!!!!!!   ;D ??? ::) :'(

(YES, I cropped the image!)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How do you say Nikon
« on: September 11, 2014, 07:08:47 AM »
 ::)
You don't  8)

LOL! That made my morning!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How do you say Nikon
« on: September 11, 2014, 07:06:52 AM »
I say Potatoe.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: September 11, 2014, 06:46:51 AM »
Late summer at the shore....

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Lenses / Re: DXOMark Reviews Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4
« on: September 10, 2014, 05:04:13 PM »
Interesting.

I take everything from DxO with a grain of salt, but I include their info in my mix and assess accordingly.

I will not be buying an Otus 85mm because of manual focus and price.

I own a Canon 85 f/1.2L II and absolutely love it.

Perhaps a new Sigma Art could challenge all of this. (along with some focusing issues!!! LOL!)

Side note: DxO rates the existing Sigma 85mm at higher sharpness than the Canon 85L II.
(that is there overall rating, not shown here..they only have the sharpness numbers)

...but this reviewer (below) put 4 or 5 copies of the old Sigma against the Canon L II and totally
disagreed with the DxO findings. Just food for thought.

http://cannonfastreviews.com/canon-85mm-f1-2-l-ii-vs-sigma-85mm-f1-4-ex

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Please wear these shoes at all times when using your new Sam Yang 12mm.

 :P


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