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Wait...wait...soooooo what you are saying is that the big megapixel Canon MAY be released a year from now...AND...some of its technology may be based on a camera that has not been announced or released yet?
WOW.. This is really exciting news for Canon users! (Sorry...but some sarcasm is mandatory here, I could not hold it in).
My 5D III is lookin pretty good here...and was probably a fraction of the cost of these future tech marvels. :-)
The files sizes and quality coming out of my 5DIII are great... I will buy some more glass...I guess unless Canon produced a camera with file sizes the same as the 5D III with incredible dynamic range...I will not need another camera for a while.

Reviews / Re: Review - EF 24 f/1.4L II
« on: March 23, 2013, 08:55:51 AM »
Real review, no BS.  Great images, all around!...I do not own this lens but have considered it...although to be honest what has put me off on it is the focus issues that I have read about online. I know that any lens is difficult to focus at f/1.4..but I am thinking that Justin's repeated comments about how he has difficulty focusing this lens but that it is all him, not the lens,  leads me also to believe that it may not be all Justin's fault!? :-)  Clearly he is a VERY competent photographer.
I just took delivery of a Sigma 35mm f.1.4 yesterday and am leaving for the weekend to give it a run thru...hopefully it is as good as promised. If Sigma stays true to their word about producing more Art lenses at this caliber, the Canon 24mm f/1.4 could become a footnote for this photographer, if Sigma can make us one as good and reasonably-priced as the 35mm???..oh..and the lens hood on the Sigma is IMPRESSIVELY secure. (the only thing that Sigma did wrong so far, was they included a zippered toaster cozy for the lens instead of cool, simple lens pouch...????? LOL..that thing is staying in the box!). I hope they can deliver more lenses like this.

Reviews / Re: Most Objective and Less Objective REVIEWER?
« on: March 22, 2013, 05:45:09 AM »

Thank you for your opinion, i'll put Lens Rentals on the list.
there is a logic anyway to this poll, the e one that has least votes is the less credible.

Thank you.

Then the poll should be for "Most Objective Reviewer"...not both. ?????

Reviews / Re: Most Objective and Less Objective REVIEWER?
« on: March 22, 2013, 05:26:09 AM »
First of all...your poll does not work? You are asking for two extremes in one poll. You need two polls, one for most objective, then another poll for least objective.
The BEST reviewer bar none, is of course Roger at Lens Rental. The dude just gets it "right", for real photographers, every time. Period.
...and everyone knows that Kai is certainly the least objective..I mean...he rubs his junk on a camera during a review and then Digital Rev sells the camera to some unsuspecting buyer, as new, (and then feigns innocence when they get caught "red?-handed" ...yeah right)!  Some outfit...although they do manage to sprinkle in reasonable good info thru the schict.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG Sets New Benchmark for Excellence
« on: March 20, 2013, 10:22:26 PM »
"Canon going to leapfrog the sigma in IQ... how much wishful thinking is this, how much "better" do you think Canon's will be?.... oh, right... the "colors" and "bokeh" will all be $1000 better like all the other L lenses compared to the competition.  And will probably be sharper at F/1.4 than the siggy is at F/2.8 right? As for the recent trend of L lenses... what, more like the 24-70 F4L or F2.8LII? Because the F4L is trash and costs a fortune.
As for weather sealing, yeah, that's about it, that can be the deciding factor for a purchase based on your environment and I do wish my siggy was safe from everything but no, it just has to survive on my equally sealed 5DII"

Yeah I agree...decided to order a Sigma today...Sigma...keep using that can of Canon Whupass! We like it.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG Sets New Benchmark for Excellence
« on: March 19, 2013, 03:45:45 AM »
I'm really thinking about picking one of these up.  As far as primes go, the 35mm range would be a pretty attractive addition to my prime kit (currently have the Sigma 50mm, Canon 85mm and 135mm).  I was going to go with the Canon 35mm f/1.4L, but after reading a bunch of these reviews that praise Sigma's 35mm, for a 50% cost savings and performance boost it almost seems stupid to not go for the Sigma.

Perhaps I can get some hobby paint and put a red ring on it.  ;-)

Red pinstriping's a LOT easier... ::)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: errr
« on: March 18, 2013, 10:44:24 PM »
Forget the article! The comments below are hilarious!

Thanks for posting. It made my morning. :)


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....

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!


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 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.

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.

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/ may want to take a good hard look at the new Sigma 35mm f/ 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!

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!

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!

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.

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 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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