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Lenses / Re: 35L or 50L?
« on: March 18, 2013, 09:50:59 PM »
Wouldn't the Sigma 35mm be better than the Canon? In terms of 50's, I've used both the 50L and Sigma 50mm 1.4 extensively and bought the Sigma, I just find the lenses colour rendition much better, focus more accurate and it doesn't suffer from the heavy (granted easily correctable) vignetting of the Canon either.

As to whether to go 35mm or 50mm it's all personal preference, though I would get more use out of 35mm than 50mm - especially since you already own an 85mm which will sometimes overlap with a 50's uses - I think it's important to spread your primes out or else they start feeling redundant (e.g. I use 24, 50 and 135).

Alexiumz can buy BOTH Sigmas for $1350..that is about the same price as ONE of the Canons....

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Lenses / Re: 35L or 50L?
« on: March 18, 2013, 06:11:08 PM »
I have a Sigma 50mm f/1.4  I think the sharpness is up there with or past the Canon 50L ..and the bokeh is much more like the 50mmL...not as creamy as the 50mmL (1.4vs1.2)..but the bokeh on the Sigma is way better (IMHO), than the Canon f/1.4.....and right now you can pick one up for about $450. (I am usually a Canon L glass guy or Zeiss...but this lens is great!).
I also agree with everyone else above who says buy the Sigma 35mm f/1.4. At the price and the quality I plan on owning one of these, too. Now these are the only two Sigma lenses I would consider owning out of any thing that they manufacture. I am hoping that since this new 35mm is soooooooooo good and reasonably priced AND it is the beginning of a new line of lenses, the Art Line....perhaps Sigma will be producing more Art Line lenses that I will want to own...we will have to wait and see. I have read that the company has made a lot of changes and that it is starting to show in their newer products. Sounds good to me. Canon prices are hitting the stratosphere and I am a thinking man...not a Canon fanboy!!!! Sigma...bring it on!  LOL!

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I love some of the zeiss glass...but the manual focus is enough of a deal breaker. Will miss too many before I can do it well, and my eyes are simply not that good even given endless time to focus. I would like their 15mm though...leave it at hyperfocal range and keep shooting.


My eyes are terrible too...I zone focus the 21mm!  LOL! Actually I do a lot of set-up work with a tripod...so it does not matter that much...but I still have the 16-35mm II in case I need it at this point....  the thing is, once you shoot with the Zeiss you do not want to step down to the Canon wide.
I would prefer to see a new 16-35mm III ultra-sharp zoom, (compared to a 14-24)..but Canon has made this lens twice (with modest improvement the second time out), so I do not have a lot of confidence that they can get this really "right"...Perhaps since they are rumored to be making that big megapixel camera, the designers are really under a lot of pressure to make the lens we need this time...and if they do it will cost as much as the Zeiss 15mm, no doubt!...but I would prefer the 16-35mm range.

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I much prefer a 14-24 to a "third" version of the 16-35.
I decided to jump ship...I am planning on selling my Canon 16-35mm II and buy a Sigma 35mm f/1.4 to compliment my Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 ZE...and I am saving to purchase a Zeiss 15mm...I also have the new 24-70mm II. So  once I implement my plan I wii have most basis covered in the WA dept.

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Lenses / Re: Is there anything I can improve on this gear list?
« on: March 16, 2013, 10:13:41 PM »
If you are seriously considering the Canon 35mm f/2...you may want to take a good hard look at the new Sigma 35mm f/1.4...it is the same price, quite a bit sharper and an f-stop faster...
That's a lot of pluses ..the only downside is that it's larger...that may be really important to some.
I like my Canon L lenses...but Zeiss and Sigma can fill in the weak spots sometimes!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Photos from Fuji X100s
« on: March 15, 2013, 02:08:56 AM »
Impressive capture...if Fuji can get the XE1 PDAF like the X100s and bring the AF up to the level of the X100s I would consider buying into that system. The files on both cameras look impressive!

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Have a 5DIII and lenses listed below...but as a complement to that system...when I don't want or need to carry the "Big Gun"..I have a full MFT kit with an Olympus OMD and a Panasonic GX1 and ten lenses for them ...fisheye to 350mm..GREAT little system, truly.
If Fuji would get it's act together with the auto focus on their ILC's like they just did on the X100s, by adding phase detection (which greatly increases the speed and accuracy), I would consider selling off my MFT gear and purchasing an EX1s and all of Fuji's existing lens line, plus a Sam Yang Fisheye...that would be a great kit to own!

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Lenses / Re: New wide angle lens for FF
« on: March 14, 2013, 05:42:57 AM »
Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 ZE....incredible lens.
Check this review...scroll down to the first set of evergreen tree branches comparison. The lens blows away anything Canon wide open.
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Zeiss-21mm-f-2.8-ZE-Distagon-Lens-Review.aspx

Zeiss does not get every Len "right" but this is one of their best.
I own one and cherish it....and I am currently saving up for their new 15mm ZE...another lens that they have really gotten right.

I think the 24mm TSE is good too....never used one tho. One of the Sam Yangs is supposed to be good for the money too. I just can't remember which one.
Waiting for the Canon zoom could be forever and then the price is sure to be a jaw dropper...you could and their is no guarantee what quality that lens may hold for us...Canon has a tough time with wide angle lenses.

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Lenses / Re: Best filter
« on: March 13, 2013, 07:34:13 PM »

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New DSLR Line from Canon? [CR1]
« on: March 13, 2013, 08:58:02 AM »

OK I just read on another blog that this new camera will be a Rebel...so this is NOT a new line of camera for Canon, which has been reported widely on the web. This camera will be in the Rebel line of cameras.
That should calm down a lot of the speculation, and confusion.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Tri Pods!!!!!
« on: March 12, 2013, 09:24:40 PM »
Hi CanonGrunt,

FEISOL Traveler Tripod CT-3441S Rapid

http://www.feisol.net/feisol-traveler-tripod-ct3441s-rapid-p-38.html 

or

FEISOL Traveler Tripod CT-3441S Rapid - Birthday Edition

http://www.feisol.net/feisol-traveler-tripod-ct3441s-rapid-birthday-edition-p-109.html


I wholeheartedly concur....and add a Photoclam ball head:
http://reallybigcameras.com/PhotoClam/PC-33NS.htm

.super light, very sturdy, VERY tall, very compact, Arca/Swiss compatible....and extremely reasonably priced considering the quality of both head and tripod.  Great setup for under $600. I really need the lightweight and compactness.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DxOMark trashes the Leica M9 sensor
« on: March 12, 2013, 04:06:59 PM »
DxOh-No!!!!!!! 
Useless outfit.  ;D

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Do BOTH!!!!  :P

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Lenses / Re: Zeiss 25mm f/2
« on: March 12, 2013, 11:52:43 AM »
Zeiss 21mm

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New DSLR Line from Canon? [CR1]
« on: March 12, 2013, 11:19:22 AM »
So is this the m with a viewfinder?
Will it take M lenses as its prime mount?

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