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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Exclusive Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Lens Savings
« on: November 21, 2014, 03:51:31 PM »
I must be blind but link are you talking about.  Have been wanting to buy this lens for a while but do not see a link.  Please advise.

Click on the red link..3rd line under the lens..where it says Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art for Canon $849 in red.

GREAT lens...just check the AF on your copy thoroughly.  If you have the Sigma Doc it may need a little tweeking even if you have a good copy.  I had to send my 1st copy back ..the focus was all over the place....but the lens is soooooo great in IQ that I think it is totally worth the hassel.  The second copy was great. 

Even though I feel that we are doing someone else's job..owning the dock (its cheap) is high recommended.
The lens is special..and I think particularly so at the price of offering ...even at $949 !!!

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Yeah...its impressive..yes...Canon is sound asleep...but I still can't get from a sony what I can get image-wise with my 5DIII with my Sigma 50mm f/1.4, Canon 85mm f/1.2 etc......from the standpoint of low DOF ...etc....Sony just doesn't have the wide f-stop lenses with AF....but man...that body just keeps getting sweeter and sweeter.  Canon....WAKE UP!

So far as I know, the Sigma 50/1.4 Art Sony A mount version is available for pre-order:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1045485-REG/sigma_311205_50mm_f_1_4_dg_hsm.html

OK...and there is supposed to be an AF improvement....but the lens choices are still lacking..and so many complain about how the camera handles....and then return or sell it....  I just don't think that the whole camera/system has gelled yet..  I am going to stay with my full MFT kit  (EM1) and my FF Kit (MarkIII) ...for the time being... Even with the 5-Axis (which is GREAT in my EM1)...  I don't think that the Sony experience is "there there" yet.  ....but I will continue to read up on it and follow the innovations.   I am just not ready to cash in my two systems (they are both fluid photographers tools), to go "all in" on the Sony.... ..but to each his own.

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Yeah...its impressive..yes...Canon is sound asleep...but I still can't get from a sony what I can get image-wise with my 5DIII with my Sigma 50mm f/1.4, Canon 85mm f/1.2 etc......from the standpoint of low DOF ...etc....Sony just doesn't have the wide f-stop lenses with AF....but man...that body just keeps getting sweeter and sweeter.  Canon....WAKE UP!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF-S 11-24mm f/3.5-4.5
« on: November 18, 2014, 08:16:52 AM »
Cheeky buggers. I figured they would take some liberties with naming lenses but a few of those seem a bit...aspirational.

In that case, never look at the actual optical props vs. marketing of many 3rd party zooms (esp. far end on tele), or you'll go into a state of shock and might never recover :->. And on the wide end, even 1mm less is a huge difference, for example Canon's wider 24-70L mk1 vs. mk2 vs. Tamron.


Can you give the actual zoom ranges for these for the 24-70mm zooms?
mk1 vs. mk2 vs. Tamron 
(I would never by a Tamron product...but hey ..its good to know what is out there :-)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New Sigma Lenses Coming Q1 of 2015 [CR1]
« on: November 18, 2014, 07:35:17 AM »
Where is the 85mm f/1.4 Art?  That's the lens I'd like to see Sigma release.


My thoughts exactly?....and yes add the IS...definitely.

Have to say that on the wide end I am extremely happy with my Canon 16-35mm f/4 IS ...IT WOULD TAKE A LOT FOR Sigma to tear that out of my hands!

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Real EOS M Replacement Coming Soon? [CR1]
« on: November 17, 2014, 11:02:01 PM »
I hope it has the size and controls of the Fuji X-T1, has the 7D2 sensor, a swivel screen, and lots of videocentric features.

I don't think it will be that drasticallly different from what is out now, they would be in fear of cannibalizing their DSLR sales.

Steve Jobs said: "If you don't cannibalize yourself, someone else will." For me, that someone else was Olympus. I've already bought my last Canon DSLR, and if Canon doesn't come out with a Pro Mirrrrorless I've already bought my last Canon camera.

I have to agree...Canon is being increasingly eaten away at by mirrorless cameras from Sony, Fuji, olOympus and Panasonic cameras ( and others). As those systems grow with more and better quality lenses and improved sensor quality ...more and more photographers will migrate to those systems because of the small footprint. I myself have an extensive MFT Kit that compliments my FF Canon kit...and I am using my FF gear less and less.
It makes no sense to watch Canon play Ostrich with this new camera market...but that is what they have done so far either deliberately or by lack of awareness.

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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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