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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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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC?
« on: April 18, 2013, 07:44:51 AM »
Lighter and smaller than the 24-70 2.8...

http://petapixel.com/2013/04/17/leaked-photos-appear-to-show-a-beastly-sigma-18-35mm-f1-8-lens/

Good size comparison to give you an idea of size and weight with something you might be familiar with, but not a fair lens comparison...the Canon is for FF cameras..not just APS-C.
Still... A very exciting lens!   I have the new 35mm f/1.4 and it ROCKS!
Can't use this one though as I am a FF user...but I hope the specs are incredible....I want the whole Art Line to be fantastic!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 18, 2013, 06:09:57 AM »
It's a self portrait!    ;D

Love it, great stuff, Filter Forge ??

Thanks!

Not sure what you are asking me? Filter Forge?

Filter Forge is a Layers type Software Programme that I use sometimes for backgrounds/Effects, similar to an earlier post of mine "Bhuda Kyoto", I thought you may have used FF, but similar effects are workable in other Programmes, either way, I like what you've done with the Image.

Oh, sorry...I did not know what Filter Forge was, no..these are two straight shots put together. Used  PS and Nik suite.
Didn't get too fancy...put them together and added some shadows.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 18, 2013, 06:02:25 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)

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