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Lenses / Re: TS-E 17mm or 24mm
« on: April 23, 2013, 06:25:00 AM »
For somebody who uses 16mm as often as you do get the 17TS-E. If you want a bit more flexibility with minimal loss in IQ then get a 1.4TC MkIII.


Questions:
You can use the 1.4TC MKIII on the 17mm TS-E?
What is the IQ like?

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Canon General / Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« on: April 23, 2013, 05:39:15 AM »
Now...my kit (I would be talking about my Full-Frame kit ONLY in this room..not mentioning the bodies and ten lenses I have in my MFT kit....) would be complete if I could just acquire a Zeiss 15mm f/2.8...my precious...

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Canon General / Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« on: April 23, 2013, 05:26:47 AM »
The first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem!  8)

I have a problem, I have a problem, I have a problem

too few bags, too few lens, ....

I have a problem

 ;D


I wasn't going to Post here, because I certainly don't have a Problem, or is that a sign of I'm in denial ??

Let's see....you casually list FIVE camera bodies with every post:
1Dx, 5DMK3, 5DMK2, 1DMKIV and EOS M
OK..?.now...out with the lens list...just tell us...you will feel soooo much better...come on...tell us how you suffer... :'(

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 23, 2013, 04:54:39 AM »
Thank you lucuias!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 23, 2013, 04:45:59 AM »
Spur Cheeked Anemone Fish (Cousin to Nemo), Raja Ampat Birds Head Area Papua (Indonesian Part of New Guinea).

5DMK III Sigma 70/f/2.8 Macro, Shot @ f10 & 1/200th ISO200

I own only two Lenses that are not Canon, this & the Lovely Sigma 35f/1.4 Art Series.

WOW!   That shot has such nice lighting it looks like something from a dream.......

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Canon General / Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« on: April 22, 2013, 10:29:00 PM »
The first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem!  8)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Zeiss 135mm f2 Apo Sonnar Preview
« on: April 22, 2013, 10:14:55 PM »
Mr. bean...I see that the only Zeiss Lens that you have in your quiver is the new 15mm.  Nice choice...that would also be one of the easiest to manually focus..(I am saving for that lens...it looks wonderful)...but hand-holding and focusing this 135mm would be a whole different challenge! 

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Lenses / Re: 85mm f/1.2L II soft touch.
« on: April 22, 2013, 07:36:20 PM »
Love the lens..it can be tedious to use..but the rewards are great.
The grip coating on the lens is one of the many nice assets of the lens.
Yes...you can disable the Electronic MF on a 5D3. Go to the third screen of the AF menu. 1st item.
The MF is touchy..but I leave it on most of the time as this lens takes such constant focus fine tuning when the lens is wide open...(the feel of the MF is floaty to say the least). Sometimes it is just better to turn it off, choose an AF point on the scene and go with AF.
It's always dicey with moving subjects so over shooting is a must to get some shots where you nail it!
It is a fantastic lens.  If you need something faster-focusing with good bokeh for action I think the 135mm f/2L is better or perhaps the upcoming Sigmas.
Enjoy the journey...its a lot of fun!!!!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Zeiss 135mm f2 Apo Sonnar Preview
« on: April 22, 2013, 07:07:03 PM »
Looks to be a great lens, but it still has no AF, weighs a lot (2.02 lb), and costs double the current 135L price  :'(

Plus...there is now the new (promising) Auto-Focusing Sigma 135mm f/1.8 with image stabilization....Could be a winner and will definitely be less expensive than the Zeiss. We will not have to wait too long to find out, apparently.
The Zeiss does look like an impressively sharp lens with great contrast and beautiful bokeh! WOW!

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Lenses / Re: canon 5d mk3 what lens ?
« on: April 22, 2013, 08:19:07 AM »
unless you are going to be carrying two cameras around all of the time..you are basically starting from scratch with the full frame...get the 24-70mm first and then incrementally move forward.....Once you start shooting full frame you will probably sell off your other equipment to set yourself up nicely..because once you get a taste of the 5DIII files...there is no turning back!!!! :-)
You have also answered your own question by making this statement: "i plan on shooting events , engagements , family portraits both indoors and outdoors but mainly people."
The 24-70mmII is perfect for all of the above.

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I just want to see the looks on the faces in the Canon boardroom, (could be a photo-op for a Sigma 35mmf/1.4!).
This just makes me GLEEFUL!!!!  ::)

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 21, 2013, 07:24:24 AM »
Hi RPT, perfect timing, and perfect Image, some advice if you can, I've loads of Macro experience in Underwater Photography, but really just starting to enjoy above water Macro, have the 100f/2.8 L IS and was about to order the MT-24EX, any advise on this ??, have you used it at all ??

Don't own one but it looks like an incredibly flexible set-up for macro work...it will even fire other slaved background lights...pretty cool.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: April 21, 2013, 06:34:35 AM »
... but what seems to to be hard for many is that it now seems that this particular third party lens is actually better than its original counterpart...

Canon has been over taken in the sensor department by Sony/Nikon and now they're being overtaken in the lens department.
They will probably go bankrupt before the end of the year.

+1 (sarcastically)  8)

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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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