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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 21, 2013, 06:24:31 AM »
So the Tailed Jays are back in the garden. These days they have chosen another shrub to sleep on. This is one of the pictures I took a couple of weeks back. If you look at the red and black marking on the wing, it looks like the multi-colour print registration is a bit off

RPT, nice shot...If one is into "bugs"!  ;)
Yes..I think the registration is off on the wings. let's hope the technician isn't making a lot of reprints!
The 100L is a killer lens, extremely sharp and excellent for non-macro work as well...I think it may be the sharpest lens that I own...

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Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: April 20, 2013, 11:12:54 PM »
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While I can appreciate all the technical stuff, after a while it does grow wearying. Almost like arguing that one fish hook will catch more fish because it has a sharper point and its barb is 2 millimeters longer.

Today I did two events, around 1000 pictures, almost all with the Sigma 35mm. It makes me feel almost giddy with joy. On a 5D3, it's like there's no picture beyond my reach (at least within the focal range limits). I'll bet if I had a Canon 35mm I wouldn't feel much different -- but I do love this extra money I have!

The fishing hooks sound really exciting after that endless, pointless diatribe of meaningless minutiea!  ;D

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Hmmmm....I recently bought the 35mm and have owned the Sigma 50 for a couple of years now...and I love both lenses. The fifty must be a good copy because it hits focus just fine for me....Oh don't get me wrong...I would love to see a 50mm with the across-the-frame sharpness of my new 35mm. That would be fantastic. I find it interesting that there are relatively weak choices for a normal lens for a full-frame camera. I find this odd because the lens has much simpler construction than a wide or tele lens...but I guess it can be made very complicated (and a lot better) like the upcoming Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 ZE with 12 elements which will cost upwards of $3500 for a manual focus lens but is touted to be the best 50mm ever produced. We shall see.
 http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zb_t5pZuMAM&feature=fvwrel
If Sigma launches a fast, new Art-Line 50mm with the image quality of the 35mm...I would be very interested, especially if the cost is as reasonable as the 35mm.

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I know but I have a short period of time here before my extra photo money will run out so I was trying to get some gear Before I am wanting a lens I can no longer afford. I love my sigma 35mm now that I mfa it the iq is awesome. I am just having a hard time creatively with the 16-35.

UAW lenses are the most challenging lenses to compose images with...but also the most rewarding. With experience you will get a feel for it.  Many times it is helpful that you have a foreground element that leads you into the shot...read up on it and get some experience...I just gets better! (For instance the DJ shots on page two he uses the platter to "pull you in" to the DJ)...the shots are dynamic and almost have a feel of motion to them.

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Reviews / Re: Can we have a 16-35 2.8L II review next please?
« on: April 20, 2013, 09:44:57 AM »
It's just that when I zoom in, the images just seem to have a lot of noise...

Are suggesting the lens is causing the image noise?


I know what you're saying, Neuro, and I know that a lens can't cause noise. It's just not what I was expecting after dropping all that money on it.


It's been love/hate so far. I'll try to knock up some crops to show what I mean and see if it's just me expecting too much.

Neuro is on it, Harry. If you are going to grill this lens (WA Zooms Canon's weak point), you are going to have to step up to Canon or Zeiss Primes ( and choose carefully!), to get better IQ...... you are going to stay within this brand. It's just the way it is right now...Perhaps a 14-24 will come down the pike from Canon, but expect it to cost well over $2000. We shall see....

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 20, 2013, 09:02:39 AM »
(Snip!)

Well, this building is in PA steel country...but it is a coal-sifting plant. I am so fascinated with the place I spend whole weekends there!
Hmm... Allentown? I was in Bethlehem in 99 - twice... Stayed at the Hampton inn across 22. Liked the fall stay better than the Feb stay...

I drive thru Allentown and Bethlehem on the way to coal country...Frackville and Wilkes-Barre areas are a treasure- trove for shooting. I see photos everywhere I look.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 19, 2013, 08:28:15 AM »
It's a self portrait!    ;D


Cool art red!

Thanks!...I have gone gas-mask crazy..LOL...Entering my Steam Punk phase............

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 19, 2013, 08:20:21 AM »
It's a self portrait!    ;D

Nice one. You dont seem to be using the Lubital in any of your recent pictures though :'(


LOL!...well...this is the images from a 5DIII Body pages....you have to go back to the forum index and find the Lubitel Body page!
 8)

 :)
No I meant including it in a pic of yours as you had done before...


I know what you meant...I was busting your chops! :-*

:) So when is the next shoot? All that heavy machinery and factories reminds me of the steel plant that I grew up in.
http://www.sail.co.in/pnu.php?tag=bhilai
The chimneys in the pic on the right are the SMS (Steel Melting Shop) chimneys. 100m tall.

Well, this building is in PA steel country...but it is a coal-sifting plant. I am so fascinated with the place I spend whole weekends there!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 19, 2013, 08:14:36 AM »
Splish Splash, not taking a bath...
Catching Breakfast!
OK...I can't believe that our feathered friend can get into the air and fly with that much wiggling fish under him. THAT is AMAZING!
Great capture.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 18, 2013, 10:28:15 PM »
It's a self portrait!    ;D
Nice one. You dont seem to be using the Lubital in any of your recent pictures though :'(

LOL!...well...this is the images from a 5DIII Body pages....you have to go back to the forum index and find the Lubitel Body page!
 8)
:)
No I meant including it in a pic of yours as you had done before...

I know what you meant...I was busting your chops! :-*

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Lenses / Re: Why aren't zoom lenses faster than 2.8?
« on: April 18, 2013, 04:47:28 PM »
There are now:
http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/04/18/Sigma-announces-worlds-first-F1-8-constant-aperture-zoom-lens

Equivalent of f2.7 FF on a Nikon 1.5x crop, or f2.9 FF on a Canon 1.6x crop. So on Nikon it is faster than an equivalent of f2.8 FF, but not by much. I'd still prefer a Canon 24-70 II on FF, even if it is 'only' f2.8


Agreed...I only shoot FF and MFT...but it is great to see Sigma pushing the envelope.....and if it has great IQ it will be an incredible lens for crop sensor cameras!

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I think what has happened is that Canon's pricing policies have become SO absurd that is has given some astute tech. and money managers at Sigma the ability to realize that they have a lot more wiggle room to make a great product and still be super competitive in price to big read. (it also shows how ridiculous Canon's pricing has become). I do not own a crop body either, but I do LOVE the appearance of this lens! Hope the IQ and price/performance ratio are right up there with the Sigma 35mm, f/1.4 that I own and absolutely love. This can be nothing but good for all of us! Can't wait to see what the next lens is in the new Art Line!!!!!!! ;D

I'm actually tremendously interested in a new version of their 24-70/2.8 and who knows, maybe something like a 24-90/4. The Tamron is quite good, but Sigma looks like they don't want to be a "second choice" anymore. I love when 3rd-party manufacturers deliver such quality; they set you free from this or that system.

This is great for crop shooters.  However, before everyone gets excited over the f/1.8 bit, you have to remember that f/1.8 on a crop sensor is nothing like f/1.8 on a FF sensor.  This lens will give the same angle of view, image noise for given exposure parameters (*1), depth of field at a given AOV and subject distance (*2), etc. etc. etc. as a 28-50mm f/2.8 full frame lens.

In other words, if the lenses and sensors are perfect, this lens on a crop sensor would give identical results to a 28-50mm f/2.8 on a FF sensor.  However, lens and sensor imperfections actually favor the larger format sensor, so don't expect this lens to give anything as good as the 24-70 f/2.8 original or the tamron.

Still, its great improvement for crop shooters (if it keeps up with recent Sigma trends), and should be relatively compact.

(*1) This considers photon shot noise only and assumes photos are rescaled to same resolution when printed.
(*2) At non-macro distances

Depending on the price point, the difference between a FF + 24-70 and DX + 18-35 might be what is truly impressive. This lens is not going to reach anything tremendous from an absolute perspective, but it's going to narrow the gap between crop and FF. Actually, I think it would make for an amazing travel lens since it would eliminate the need of a fast prime. If you want to travel light and bring only a crop body and one lens, you either go for a usual standard zoom and live with the slow aperture or you go with something like this.

I want more Art-Line primes!!!   :)

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I think what has happened is that Canon's pricing policies have become SO absurd that is has given some astute tech. and money managers at Sigma the ability to realize that they have a lot more wiggle room to make a great product and still be super competitive in price to big read. (it also shows how ridiculous Canon's pricing has become). I do not own a crop body either, but I do LOVE the appearance of this lens! Hope the IQ and price/performance ratio are right up there with the Sigma 35mm, f/1.4 that I own and absolutely love. This can be nothing but good for all of us! Can't wait to see what the next lens is in the new Art Line!!!!!!! ;D

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Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: April 18, 2013, 10:28:31 AM »
So sad.

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This is all a "video" firmware update, right?
Just asking...I shoot stills and the first thing I did when I got the camera was disable the video button.  :)
So...do anyone have the simple update translation?
Thanks.

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