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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L in Late 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 13, 2012, 09:42:05 PM »
Anyone want to buy my 16-35 II? :-)

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 13, 2012, 12:33:01 PM »
Afraid if you want all of that from a Canon Camera you will have to jump up a notch and get into the full-frame arena.
There are other manufactures with very good systems that offer more in the crop-frame format.
We just can't have it all the way we want it...Sadly, everything is a compromise.

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Lenses / Re: Vignetting on 24-70 F/2.8L II USM
« on: December 13, 2012, 11:39:50 AM »
Wide open, f/2.8 at 24mm I expect a lens this expensive to have abolutly no vignetting.

But then after a bit I get over it. Dylan777 is correct it does have vignetting. As he said as long as it is equal you should be ok.
I don't know if you get over it...but you learn to live with it BECAUSE the lens is SO sharp and REALLY has great fit & finish. Feels incredible in the hands, (and I cannot believe that I am saying that about a zoom). I never felt that way about my 24-105.

The vignetting and a few other reasons help answer the question, can I replace my 24mm or 35mm L's with this lens.
Is you need super-low DOF in your wides, no.
I was torn...but ended up going for the versatile zoom instead of buying the Sigma 35mm and the Canon 24mm L, (same money being spent).  Definitely a TOUGH choice.

Well yes my need may be a super-low DOF in my wides. Not what I was referring to though.
But, there are other things to. Such as distortion.

ah...you are correct...there are issues there as well. Just was not that important to me..If you look at my lens quiver, I have a lot of good glass...and I just had to make a decision for me...do I always want to be carrying and switching prime lenses out. I decided that sometimes I want to grab my camera, (I got a small holster bag just for this lens on the camera), run out the door, be light footed, have versatility and know that I can come back with the "good" goods. The 5DIII and the new 24-70mm do allow me to truly do that, with (for me), very mild compromises. (when I need shallow DOF I am going to my 50mm Sigma or my Canon 85mm L, anyway).
I think that became my priority, and it ads versatility to my kit, for me. I want it all and just don't have the money or a packmule who can hold reflectors for me either!!!!
My next purchase will definitely be the Zeiss 15mm, f/2.8 ZE.  I am gaining strength were I can. We all have to find our way as to what is important to our photographic journey.  Everyone should have a good ride!!!!!

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: 12 Days of Christmas at Gura Gear
« on: December 13, 2012, 11:34:09 AM »
The Gura GEAR looks very fine.  I have no needs in that area right now (except winning the contest), but I wish i have been aware of some of their products when I made some of my gear purchases. Good tech!!!!

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Lenses / Re: Vignetting on 24-70 F/2.8L II USM
« on: December 13, 2012, 09:34:58 AM »
Wide open, f/2.8 at 24mm I expect a lens this expensive to have abolutly no vignetting.

But then after a bit I get over it. Dylan777 is correct it does have vignetting. As he said as long as it is equal you should be ok.

I don't know if you get over it...but you learn to live with it BECAUSE the lens is SO sharp and REALLY has great fit & finish. Feels incredible in the hands, (and I cannot believe that I am saying that about a zoom). I never felt that way about my 24-105.

The vignetting and a few other reasons help answer the question, can I replace my 24mm or 35mm L's with this lens.
Is you need super-low DOF in your wides, no.
I was torn...but ended up going for the versatile zoom instead of buying the Sigma 35mm and the Canon 24mm L, (same money being spent).  Definitely a TOUGH choice.

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Lenses / Re: Vignetting on 24-70 F/2.8L II USM
« on: December 13, 2012, 09:28:56 AM »
If you have same amount of vignetting at 4 corners @ 24mm to 30ish, then yes...it's normal for the new 24-70 f2.8 II. I tried 2 copies and both have similar vignetting at that range. You should be able to fix that vig. in LR with just 1 click

What about sharpness?

I have one..it vignettes pretty severely...at first I thought it was the normal- depth B&W filter that I put on the lens..as it was just at the very edges...have been meaning to find a white wall to test it..
My copy seems very sharp...I did test that against my Sigma 50mm at 2.8 & 8.0 and I would say that the two lenses are equal in sharpness. amazing for a zoom...so I am no throwing it out ( although the price tag still hurts).
I will try to test it out at the wide end with and with out the filter and get back to you here.  I am curious, too!

@ infared - It sounds like you have a good copy. Any AFMA on your lens? I did, but I do not see the differences in real life shooting. I might need new glasses here....

I'm using B&W Clear filter. I tested with & w/o filter and the results are same. Stucco wall was my target.

Put my head down and look at ground....LOL...I have not gotten out the tripod and done that...although when I compared it to the Sigma I was looking for AF accuracy in-passing on the sidelines and my 24-70 seemed to be spot-on.  I compared the lens on a close up shot that had great detail. (an OMD camera body.)...
I gotta go to work!
I will check in later

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Lenses / Re: Vignetting on 24-70 F/2.8L II USM
« on: December 13, 2012, 09:21:26 AM »
I'm using B&W Clear filter. I tested with & w/o filter and the results are same. Stucco wall was my target.

...and what were the results...ie do you have the "severe" edge vinetting wide open?

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Lenses / Re: Vignetting on 24-70 F/2.8L II USM
« on: December 13, 2012, 09:14:05 AM »
Wide open, f/2.8 at 24mm I expect a lens this expensive to have abolutly no vignetting.

But then after a bit I get over it. Dylan777 is correct it does have vignetting. As he said as long as it is equal you should be ok.

I don't know if you get over it...but you learn to live with it BECAUSE the lens is SO sharp and REALLY has great fit & finish. Feels incredible in the hands, (and I cannot believe that I am saying that about a zoom). I never felt that way about my 24-105.

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Lenses / Re: Vignetting on 24-70 F/2.8L II USM
« on: December 13, 2012, 09:07:15 AM »
If you have same amount of vignetting at 4 corners @ 24mm to 30ish, then yes...it's normal for the new 24-70 f2.8 II. I tried 2 copies and both have similar vignetting at that range. You should be able to fix that vig. in LR with just 1 click

What about sharpness?

I have one..it vignettes pretty severely at the wide end...at first I thought it was the normal-depth B&W filter that I put on the lens..as it was just at the very edges...have been meaning to find a white wall to test it, with and without the filter @ 24mm.
My copy seems very sharp...I did test that against my Sigma 50mm @ 2.8 & 8.0 and I would say that the two lenses are equal in sharpness. amazing for a zoom...so I am not throwing it out ( although the price tag still hurts).
I will try to test it out at the wide end with and with out the filter and get back to you here.  I am curious, too!

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 13, 2012, 08:57:53 AM »

I don’t usually use this word but: what a bunch of haters!

I have been DREAMING about this lens since I got my first DSLR. 50mm is my favorite focal length; I shoot primarily landscape and adventure (mountaineering) photography.  I’m not sure why everyone thinks you need a wide-angle to shoot things in the great outdoors, I shoot with a 50 f/1.4 about 90% of the time, everyone has their own style.

Some of my most iconic images are shot in pre-dawn light; we often start climbing hours before the sun comes up.  At high altitude before sunrise, the light is gorgeous, changing quickly, and there is not much of it.  There is no time to setup a tripod.  I end up having to shoot at f/1.4 with 12k-25.6k ISO’s to get a non-blurred image, and by that point I consider the images pretty much unusable for professional applications.  Having FOUR STOPS of IS would be HUGE for me, and allow me to get my ISO’s back down to manageable levels.  This would also allow me to shoot basic star shots…hand-held!

This lens is truly a dream-come-true, and I will pre-order it as soon as it becomes available.  Something I have NEVER done with a lens before.

I have been disgustingly disappointed with Canon bodies lately (as have most of you here) but I am very pleased with the way they’ve been handling lenses: fast primes with IS and small/light sizes.  This is PERFECT for me, especially as I start to branch out more into videography.

Now if only they’d make a 24mm f/1.4 with IS…

So, I see that you 'HATE" Canon camera bodies! (I just couldn't resist pointing that out  ;D ;D).

I love my Canon 5DIII. It does a LOT, well. I just wish I had cashed in on the $2499 "give-away"!  Although when I got mine for $3399 I was able to sell my 5DII at $2100 so that kind of all equals out the cash disparity for me if I had done the same thing now I would get nothing near that for my 5DII. So...its all good.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 13, 2012, 08:42:42 AM »
Looking at the other new primes, under $800 is a pipe dream..  If it stays at 1.4 and has IS, i'd suspect it will be just shy of $900.  If its a 1.8 or a 2.0, then it may be under $800.  But not if its as fast as 1.4
Keep in mind that the 28/2.8 IS was introduced at $800 and is $629 at the moment.  That's a big price drop in a short time.

+++ 1
Also...a 50mm lens is a simpler design than a wide or telephoto, generally. Especially non- "L".

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 6D Rating by DXOMark
« on: December 12, 2012, 03:44:58 PM »
DxOMark?...rating?...who cares...can we get a rating from a source that matters?  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 12, 2012, 03:38:25 PM »
this will be a great lens but the price... you even get the mighty 100mm 2.8 !L! lens for less. 50mm lenses have a simple construction and shouldn't be that pricy :(

Huh? the Canon 100mm 2.8 L is $900???????
The new 50mm IS should be around $700 or $800.   I guess the way Canon is pricing lately it could be more at introduction...ya never know.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 12, 2012, 03:34:10 PM »
Now that could be a lens that will fill a hole in all of the 50's...Sigma, Canon, Zeiss etc. That segment has not been touched....YET!

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I checked my 5DIII out ...no sign of any wear like this ...but then I baby my cameras.
...but when I look at this image...I see significant deep scratches...It appears to me that the camera was REALLY getting a workout to have this occur. Just my observation with the evidence in front of me.....

There are a lot of complaints from experienced photographers who say that their previous Canon models held up much better, tho?????   If it is true that the finish on the 5DIII is LESS durable...that really, really, really sucks for a $3500 camera body.

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