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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How to Annoy a Photography Snob
« on: April 07, 2014, 04:56:30 AM »
I just love to come here and gush about a Sigma lens....especially when it's better than the Canon counterpart....You can just feel the "L" Groupies getting nervous tics...they try to express their opposing opinion (...the "rendering" in the "L" is more to my liking...) with tact...but you can just feel their indignation right thru your keypad.....I guess I don't understand the Fanbois groupie thing....but it is entertaining.  8) 8) 8)
How dare you sir? ... don't you know that there is a commandment that says "thou shalt not question L supremacy"? ;D

It's all about the "rendering"!!! LOL. (I love my "L" lenses...but they are not the only fish in the sea.)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How to Annoy a Photography Snob
« on: April 07, 2014, 04:38:27 AM »
(I saw an "pro" once...shooting a wedding in jpeg...I just HAD to wonder how the detail looked in the bride's dress..my thought was..."why buy a 5dIII to shoot jpegs...wouldn't the Rebel have sufficed?..I guess it only mattered to me.. So I think that makes me a snob....oh well....8).).

Just curious ... how did you know he was shooting in JPEG mode?

I engaged him in a conversation about photography......but I did not "show my cards"...there was no reason (so that makes me a clandestine photo snob, I guess)...I did say (because I am old), that digital cameras were amazing...and we had a discussion about image files...but I did not express opinion.  I expressed an awareness of the different files..and basically the gist if the conversation was that he shoots jpegs to conserve space on his computer... which I guess it does!  :P

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How to Annoy a Photography Snob
« on: April 07, 2014, 04:35:15 AM »
I just love to come here and gush about a Sigma lens....especially when it's better than the Canon counterpart....You can just feel the "L" Groupies getting nervous tics...they try to express their opposing opinion (...the "rendering" in the "L" is more to my liking...) with tact...but you can just feel their indignation right thru your keypad.....I guess I don't understand the Fanbois groupie thing....but it is entertaining.  8) 8) 8)
How dare you sir? ... don't you know that there is a commandment that says "thou shalt not question L supremacy"? ;D

My only beef with third party lenses is poor resale value, which of course stems from people's ignorance of third party lenses, thus triggering a vicious cycle.
So if the 35A and 35L were both the same price I'd go for the L. I've used it briefly, and while the Sigma is probably better, the 35L is amazing already. But I won't pay $ 500 for that L ring! I actually tape over the L rings on my lenses.


But not only the L fanboys are vehement against Sigmas and Tamrons. I was shocked how Ken Rockwell snubbed the excellent 18-35mm (even he had to agree it is optically superior) and advocated not in favor of an L but all the EF-S lenses! Of course, he recourses to simply lying when comparing the 35A's build quality to the 35L's. Without batting an eyelid, he says the Canon has a metallic body and the Sigma has a cheap plastic body.
And in both Sigma reviews he holds being sharp as a bad thing, saying these are sharp because they are built for amateurs, who care only about sharpness! Lol! So to build a lens for pros, Canon and Nikon deliberately build non-sharp lenses.

Another reason to never read a single word Rockwell has said about anything, ever!

You were joking when you said you taped over your L red rings, right?

Rockwell makes for fun reads. Gives you a chuckle once in a while, but you're right- not for any edification.
I actually did tape (gaffer's) over my red rings- well over my entire 24-70II, actually (and a lenscoat is en route for my 70-200). :)
Captures less attention (it is important for me for a few reasons) and keeps my lens scratch free as a bonus.
By the way, you were totally right about the 135L- it is magical. Just received it yesterday and I already love it!

I will keep that in mind, and approach his page with that attitude.  I've only briefly looked at it years in the past...it must have been off-putting to me even then, lol.  Doesn't the tape leave a residue?  I've had to clean it off lenses before (not my own).  No doubt you have good reason for using it though, so I didn't mean to question your motivation.  It's just I think of people doing the opposite, putting red tape to make a ring on a lens that doesn't have one!  Lol...

I am delighted to hear that anything I said about the 135L, helped you in any way.  That you are enjoying it is a very thick chocolate icing on the cake!  I look forward to seeing some images you get from it, if you ever share them.

The only thing I want to know here is HOW did my original comment denigrate into a Ken Rockwell discussion??? LOL!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« on: April 07, 2014, 01:48:46 AM »
How can anyone complain about the size and weight...oh well!

Well, how about ... "that big and that heavy and that expensive ... and no IS?"

Sounds like the a Canon 50mm f/1.8 is the lens for you! 
It's cheap, it small, it's light and if you have steady hands ...there is your IS.
$74  Adorama.  8)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« on: April 06, 2014, 10:19:57 AM »
Wow...hope the $800-$900 rumor is true...makes sense...the number of elements, etc is very similar to the 35mm Art Lens.  I have to laugh... This development is soooo good for photography..a truly sharp 50mm at a reasonable cost ...It's soooooooo GREAT......it takes 13 elements...it's an f/1.4....of course it's going to be big and heavy...LOL. How can anyone complain about the size and weight...oh well!

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Mine seems fine...so far :'(

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How to Annoy a Photography Snob
« on: April 04, 2014, 05:48:25 AM »
If you're not shooting in RAW, why are you even taking the picture?
;D ;D ... that's a good one ... unfortunately, I've actually heard a guy say that.

Heh, it was probably me :)
hey...it could have been me, too. LOL!

(I saw an "pro" once...shooting a wedding in jpeg...I just HAD to wonder how the detail looked in the bride's dress..my thought was..."why buy a 5dIII to shoot jpegs...wouldn't the Rebel have sufficed?..I guess it only mattered to me.. So I think that makes me a snob....oh well....8).).

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How to Annoy a Photography Snob
« on: April 02, 2014, 05:50:17 PM »
I just love to come here and gush about a Sigma lens....especially when it's better than the Canon counterpart....You can just feel the "L" Groupies getting nervous tics...they try to express their opposing opinion (...the "rendering" in the "L" is more to my liking...) with tact...but you can just feel their indignation right thru your keypad.....I guess I don't understand the Fanbois groupie thing....but it is entertaining.  8) 8) 8)

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PowerShot / Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)
« on: April 01, 2014, 02:12:01 AM »
Speaking of April Fools, I don't think this is a joke:

http://nikoneyes.com

I saw this on TV yesterday. I mean, seriously? People buy these things?

Care to share with the rest of us what the joke is?  What is so hard to believe about Nikon selling polycarb and other materials for lenses for eye glasses?  Pentax also makes lens material for eyeglasses along with Ziess.
I agree.  Doesn't seem so odd.   And if Canon could put out some EOS glasses with interchangeable lenses, I'd consider buying them. 


The Nikons would have better DR :P

...and reoccurring oil spots!  (They would smear when using cleaning cloth...what a mess.)

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It is April Fools Day....

That came to mind... but it's no secret that some companies will retreat from the camera market. From Thom Hogan (http://www.sansmirror.com/newsviews/panasonics-restructuring.html):

"Panasonic's CEO seems dead set on sticking by his "5% profitability" line in the sand. He's already begun closing down businesses that don't meet that goal and have no possibility of doing so any time soon. It seems clear that more businesses will be shut down at Panasonic if they can't get to that 5% number within the next 12-18 months. More so than any other camera company, I worry about Panasonic's ability to come out of the camera sales slump intact...

Bottom line is this: Panasonic is the company to watch carefully, as they're the canary in the coal mine. They're the only one of the Japanese camera companies that currently appears to be trying to fully address years of slothful organizational bloat and are actively closing down businesses that underperform. If they keep their still camera group going, all the Japanese companies will, I think. If Panasonic takes an ax to that group (or even just the compact camera part), others may follow."

Look at what Olympus did to 4/3 cameras (NOT micro 4/3). The whole line died. No more semi-pro cameras... gone with no warning leaving it's customer base in the dust....

Not totally true...the new M1 plus new adaptor finally takes up the slack there....4/3 lenses work well with the M1.
I think this is a hoax though for April Fools Day.

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yeah.....I think this is just hoax upon hoax..(as in April Fools)..the hoax on the MFT sites is that Panasonic is getting out pf MFT and going to make a FF camera only...This is all from a (supposed) Clandestine Asian-Language  audio tape translation of higher ups in a private conversation...now someone has just added Canon buying Panasonic out....
It all looks like an April Fools Day hoax....

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: March 27, 2014, 01:22:10 AM »



I can feel the tranquility............
Nice moment to capture and to be there as well, I bet.

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: March 27, 2014, 01:16:18 AM »
Recent images...

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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Uinta Bag System Giveaway
« on: March 27, 2014, 12:47:13 AM »
I guess I cannot enter?   I do not macebook or twitter/tweet....?????
I thought I had entered and then .. saw how to enter. No point. I have no social media account  >:(

You can probably more gear bags in the time you save and spend productively elsewhere...  :D

Thanks for the help and the incomplete sentence.  ;D


iPhones...  >:(
...no...I think the problem was an arrogant person who cannot operate their iPhone and who left the response that I read. I don't believe that the device was the problem.

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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Uinta Bag System Giveaway
« on: March 26, 2014, 07:18:06 PM »
I guess I cannot enter?   I do not macebook or twitter/tweet....?????
I thought I had entered and then .. saw how to enter. No point. I have no social media account  >:(

You can probably more gear bags in the time you save and spend productively elsewhere...  :D

Thanks for the help and the incomplete sentence.  ;D

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