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Lenses / Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« on: April 25, 2013, 11:31:45 PM »
Sold my 24-105mm to fund (a small part of) the purchase of the 24-70 f/2.8L II.  Never looked back.
According to The Digital Picture:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=787&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=355&CameraComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0

 ....the 24-70 f/2.8L II @2.8 is quite better than the 24-105mm @ f/4 in all matching zoom ranges except 80mm, 90mm, &105mm! LOL...but one pays dearly for it, so as usual ...everything in photography is a compromise.....

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: April 25, 2013, 06:14:50 PM »
Fun spot that I like to shoot at. Always something cool there!

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Lenses / Re: 50mm 1.2L vs 35mm 1.4L for events photography...
« on: April 25, 2013, 06:11:36 PM »
Definitely the 35mm. And I would recommend the Sigma f/1.4 as well. I own one. You are shooting events so this would be a super sharp lens the is more versatile in that environment. $900. What more do you need to know!!!!

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Lenses / Re: Canon L Glass is currently priced at over $1200 / pound
« on: April 25, 2013, 07:49:33 AM »
COOL! Than means that the new Zeiss 135mm f/2 is an incredible bargain @ $1035.12/lb!  8)

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In Sigma Langua DC=APSC, DG=FF so the party is on!
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...except, of course, that the Sigma lens is only a rumor, with no official announcement from Sigma.

(Which, incidentally, is exactly how Canon should have handled the 200-400 but didn't....)

Cheers,

b&
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Well...this IS a RUMOR site????

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Canon General / Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« on: April 24, 2013, 04:32:26 AM »
...and notice I said it is a great "compliment" to a FF system...

Is m4/3 a 'compliment' to a FF system, or a 'complement' to a FF system?
Or maybe it's both?
It works well alongside FF, plus the lower IQ of m4/3 reminds you how good the FF system is :)


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DC ...touché! Perfect comment...I obviously meant complement..but what you say, it's all true!....Now back to the problem at hand...how do I stop buying lenses and bodies for TWO systems??? :-X

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Lenses / Re: TS-E 17mm or 24mm
« on: April 23, 2013, 08:24:17 PM »
I am not particularly careful with my gear, but I do put the lens cap on the 17 TS-E much more often than my other lenses. Having said that I often don't cover it, it has proven as robust as any other element, it has had several good cleans with my own mix of lens cleaner and all marks and blemishes have come off with no marks to the coatings. If I was going to use it as a true walk around lens I'd get a second lens cap and cut the top off to make a custom hood, this won't vignette if you don't shift, if you do shift you have the time to take the "hood" off.

The other really nice thing about lenses like this is despite the high purchase price the depreciation is very low. This means you can get one and use it for a few months and if you really don't like it sell it, this ends up costing surprisingly little money.

PBD.. Thanks for all the inteligent input...I have time before I make my purchase and I an going to weigh all of this info before I make my decision....the TSE is an impressive and useful piece of glass!

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Lenses / Re: TS-E 17mm or 24mm
« on: April 23, 2013, 12:05:58 PM »

WOW!....I have a 1.4TC MKIII....for my 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II...
I say WOW because...I have been saving for the new Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 ZE...and then..I got to thinking I could buy a Canon 17mm TSE, save $700-$800, have the tilt and shift, comparable image quality (right?) and the 1.4x set up would just be a bonus. (I never thought a 'tele' converter would work well on a SWlens.
hmmmmm....I will have to think about this more....DAMN!!!! LOL!

I have never used the Zeiss 15mm, but I regularly print 3 foot panoramas from a single shot from the 17mm TS-E and the IQ is as good as your technique. Of course the Canon lens does offer vastly more functionality than the Zeiss, not least of which is the shift stitching option which ends up giving you an 11mm lens fov on a 50mm x 24mm sensor, or the ability to use your 5D MkIII as a medium format equaling 44MP 36mm x 48mm sensor.

Yes...I am aware of that...when I started to compare the Zeiss to the 17mm I came across the 11mm "bonus".
How well does that crazy front element hold up???

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Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: April 23, 2013, 11:25:34 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.
"Ahem"...
http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/04/canon-is-number-1-for-10-straight-years/
Look my other comment. I know I forgot to label it sarcasm, but I thought it was obvious  ;)

It was obvious to me...Too many blind, humorless Canon fanboys here!!!   8)

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Lenses / Re: TS-E 17mm or 24mm
« on: April 23, 2013, 09:55:12 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?
Answers:
Yes.
Very high.
 :)
WOW!....I have a 1.4TC MKIII....for my 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II...
I say WOW because...I have been saving for the new Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 ZE...and then..I got to thinking I could buy a Canon 17mm TSE, save $700-$800, have the tilt and shift, comparable image quality (right?) and the 1.4x set up would just be a bonus. (I never thought a 'tele' converter would work well on a SWlens.
hmmmmm....I will have to think about this more....DAMN!!!! LOL!

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Canon General / Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« on: April 23, 2013, 08:35:34 AM »
eml ...MFT-MicroFourThirds.

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Canon General / Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« on: April 23, 2013, 08:33:20 AM »
"M" stands for "mistake".   :o Canon has TOTALLY missed the mirrorless boat.

who cares? the ship canon sails is still faster then any mirrorless boat.

you can read how bad biz is for panasonic or oly all day.
rumors about panasonic selling it´s camera business, oly being nearly broke etc.

and every 6 month they release updates nobody really wants.

i had a olympus e-pl1 once... they still use the same crappy display with 460k pixels on the e-pl5?

True about the updates, no one really wants...but the OMD is incredible camera with great lenses (fisheye to 600mm) for a "compact" system. You are wrong to trash the whole system. I sell photos in galleries taken with that kit. Your loss...and notice I said it is a great "compliment" to a FF system. It would never replace a 5DIII for instance.... one must compare apples to apples. The "M" is just not really anything definable tho,  for the most part. Kindof thing where you buy it cause it sounded like a good idea with your existing lenses and then you never really use it much.... I guess the big disappointment there is that for its date it was released there is just no excuse for that AF situation...and no VF (or optional one), but hey..to each their own. Perhaps Canon can catch up in that dept. and make it as good as other areas of their system, which is grand.

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Canon General / Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« on: April 23, 2013, 06:44:50 AM »
"M" stands for "mistake".   :o Canon has TOTALLY missed the mirrorless boat. Totally. Perhaps the upcoming model with VF will be better...but the whole opportunity their (in my mind) is to make a really compact, quality camera system that "complements" a FullFrame system. MFT does that beautifully.  For any casual or web stuff etc. I leave the big gear at home and have fun!
...and there is more to buy........:-)
(Also interesting to hear your take on the D800...yeah...I didn't even look at that, though tempted..I really do not have any need for files that big...and to completely change out systems...just too much craziness...perhaps I AM getting control of my addiction...LOL!).
Now about that lens list.......

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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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