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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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Canon General / Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« on: April 23, 2013, 05:26:47 AM »
The first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem!  8)

I have a problem, I have a problem, I have a problem

too few bags, too few lens, ....

I have a problem

 ;D


I wasn't going to Post here, because I certainly don't have a Problem, or is that a sign of I'm in denial ??

Let's see....you casually list FIVE camera bodies with every post:
1Dx, 5DMK3, 5DMK2, 1DMKIV and EOS M
OK..?.now...out with the lens list...just tell us...you will feel soooo much better...come on...tell us how you suffer... :'(

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 23, 2013, 04:54:39 AM »
Thank you lucuias!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 23, 2013, 04:45:59 AM »
Spur Cheeked Anemone Fish (Cousin to Nemo), Raja Ampat Birds Head Area Papua (Indonesian Part of New Guinea).

5DMK III Sigma 70/f/2.8 Macro, Shot @ f10 & 1/200th ISO200

I own only two Lenses that are not Canon, this & the Lovely Sigma 35f/1.4 Art Series.

WOW!   That shot has such nice lighting it looks like something from a dream.......

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Canon General / Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« on: April 22, 2013, 10:29:00 PM »
The first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem!  8)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Zeiss 135mm f2 Apo Sonnar Preview
« on: April 22, 2013, 10:14:55 PM »
Mr. bean...I see that the only Zeiss Lens that you have in your quiver is the new 15mm.  Nice choice...that would also be one of the easiest to manually focus..(I am saving for that lens...it looks wonderful)...but hand-holding and focusing this 135mm would be a whole different challenge! 

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Lenses / Re: 85mm f/1.2L II soft touch.
« on: April 22, 2013, 07:36:20 PM »
Love the lens..it can be tedious to use..but the rewards are great.
The grip coating on the lens is one of the many nice assets of the lens.
Yes...you can disable the Electronic MF on a 5D3. Go to the third screen of the AF menu. 1st item.
The MF is touchy..but I leave it on most of the time as this lens takes such constant focus fine tuning when the lens is wide open...(the feel of the MF is floaty to say the least). Sometimes it is just better to turn it off, choose an AF point on the scene and go with AF.
It's always dicey with moving subjects so over shooting is a must to get some shots where you nail it!
It is a fantastic lens.  If you need something faster-focusing with good bokeh for action I think the 135mm f/2L is better or perhaps the upcoming Sigmas.
Enjoy the journey...its a lot of fun!!!!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Zeiss 135mm f2 Apo Sonnar Preview
« on: April 22, 2013, 07:07:03 PM »
Looks to be a great lens, but it still has no AF, weighs a lot (2.02 lb), and costs double the current 135L price  :'(

Plus...there is now the new (promising) Auto-Focusing Sigma 135mm f/1.8 with image stabilization....Could be a winner and will definitely be less expensive than the Zeiss. We will not have to wait too long to find out, apparently.
The Zeiss does look like an impressively sharp lens with great contrast and beautiful bokeh! WOW!

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