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For the sake of true and complete information it is available also on the Google Play Store.

You read incorrectly. I acknowledged there's a filter holder (in fact I had posted a thread on it on CR) and commented that it is useless because it doesn't work with Lee 150 filters- only with 3 very limiting Cokin filters.

My bad I didn't read the whole thread!
I know you can't use all the filters, but in the end it's a superwide angle, so the only filter I would use on that could be a ND, I don't know about a ND Grad because I don't know how it would end up on the horizon line on such a lens.
If the compatible Cokin filters don't suck it is probably worth a try...the problem is the huge size of the filter holder itself, not comfortable at all to carry around.

Lenses / Re: Fashion Show FQM 2014 70-200mm mk ii and 6D Bokeh
« on: May 05, 2014, 01:40:28 PM »
When you shot fashion show the light change every time ,
its very difficult to make a perfect shot.

This depends a lot on the fashion show of course, guess you had bad luck with that one!

My suggestion goes for the Samyang 14mm f/2.8...and for those who said there's no filer holder...well you're wrong, here it is (and it's huge):

Lenses / Re: Prime v Zoom Bokeh
« on: May 05, 2014, 01:24:37 PM »
I suggest to retry the comparison also at f/2.8 because it's quite interesting.
You can use the ghost image function on magic lantern to be sure to perfectly overlay the pictures (showing you the previous picture you shot) and be sure to focus exactly on the same point using liveview and 10x enlargement.
Also notice that focal lenght among lenses is not always perfect as stated (eg. a 85mm may be actually a 83 o 86 or anything close to 85mm), for example the Samyang 14mm is quite wider compared to the Canon equivalent even if they both state they're 14mm.

Lenses / Re: Fashion Show FQM 2014 70-200mm mk ii and 6D Bokeh
« on: May 05, 2014, 01:17:59 PM »
The main problem with this pictures is the horrible, horrible light.
I'm not sure if you used an external (and direct) flash or if it was just the lights they used to the catwalk, but they surely ruin everything.
They ruined the color, the skin tones and make people look worse and older, also they underline the veins which is all you want to avoid in portraits.
Just my 2 cents.

P.S. It would be nice to know also the settings of the camera and the ISO speed.

BTW, here's some good VDSLRs lenses from Samyang...

I know Samyang cinema lenses, if you've read my previous posts till the last line  I mentioned them twice, I own the 14mm f/2.8 not cinema version and I think it's absolutely stunning...and about the moustache distortion which is not that strong and don't know if present also in the cinema version, well that's totally fixable with PTLens.

Here's a test of the 35 T1.5 Quick test Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Nikon F

as you can see there's no focus breathing (Samyang and Rokinon are the same brand).

Lens Review Rokinon Cine 35 T1.5

The Canon Cine lenses are not targeted at Rebel owners shooting cute-cat videos to post to YouTube. Or C100 owners. The target audience is professional C300 and C500 users shooting high-end well paid work!

A Canon lens has a different look than a Cooke lens which has a different look than a Zeiss lens. Always use the right tool for the job! So renting not owning expensive Cine Lenses makes sence.

I never talked about taking videos with Rebel Cameras, but don't think who took professional videos with 5D Mark II and 5 III till now was a non professional. House anyone? Iron Man 2 anyone? ;-)

Also consider that there are lot of talented young people and filmakers who aren't that rich, but being rich doesn't mean you make nice movies. Talent does.

What I was saying is that industry thinking the cinema target is only ridiculously rich people, they price everything made for cinema with ridiculously high prices, that's why I was mentioning also the price of stupid bolts and knobs for RED cameras, so it's not about Canon specifically, I could mention lot of different brands that do the same.
Do you think is so expensive to build a stupid metal rail system? What about a stupid follow focus system? Why are rigs so expensive?
I really don't think it's about research, it's just about exploiting the market, I also think that if you know someone with very good optic knowledge you could obtain very high quality lenses for way less than €5000...and I'm talking about completely hand made stuff, considering that with such amout you could easily get an astonishing telescope with fluorite optics.
If you buy a screw, same diameter, same thread, same lenght and material at the hardware store (probably produced in the same factory) you will pay it 198233271239 less than getting it from RED or other cinema brands, so it's not just lenses but everything made for cinema...just my 2 cents.

P.S. The Samyang lenses I previously mentioned are cinema lenses.

From what I understood looking at everything made for cinema, they're pretending to sell everything at 10-50 times more their price just because they think every person working for cinema is freaking rich.

Just think: how much would ever cost to produce such lenses? Think also at the other Canon Cinema Zoom Lenses with astronomical pricing, think at the bolts and knobs (which are just plain stupid pieces of metal) made by RED as accessories for their rigs, they're as expensive as if they were made out of solid gold...well they aren't!

At this point I really wonder how do these lenses compare with the new Samyang T1.5 35mm AS UMC, Samyang T1.5 24mm ED AS IF UMC, and Samyang T3.1 14mm ED AS IF UMC which cost a fraction of that price (about $400-500), and we all know how spectacular is both the build and optical quality of Samyang lenses.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Firmware officially announced
« on: July 02, 2012, 10:20:11 AM »
Would have been nice if they added some of those functions on the way more expensive Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

True, but that's why everybody recons that the 7d2 is not around the corner: Canon does not seem to be in the habit of adding features to cameras that already or nearly have a successor. So the firmware upgrade for the 5d2 is the 5d3.

I know that's the hint of no 7D Mark II around but I hate this kind of Canon marketing: never seen such an expensive firmware upgrade!

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 Shutter is sticking. HELP!
« on: July 02, 2012, 07:03:20 AM »
Does it happen if you set the camera in M mode 1/125s using normal shutter mode and ISO 100?

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Firmware officially announced
« on: July 02, 2012, 06:57:39 AM »
Would have been nice if they added some of those functions on the way more expensive Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

Software & Accessories / Re: Laptops for photo editing and other use
« on: April 28, 2012, 04:40:02 PM »
The Dell Precision M6600 is quite a nice beast, but money and spec wise for my portable workstation I've chosen a Lenovo Thinkpad W520.
It is completely customizable, you can replace everything and add a second SSD via mSATA port, you can also replace the DVD drive with a bluray drive, with another battery or with another HDD.
It has an awesome FHD wide gamut Adobe RGB 98% screen and about 8-9h of battery life.
Graphic card is Nvidia Quadro, and RAM memory up to 32GB.
It's my personal suggestion. I installed on it Windows, Linux and have Mac OS X running from and external HDD as hackintosh ;-)

I use a Lenovo W500 with the 1920x1200 screen upgrade and switchable graphics  It's a tough laptop too.

I've got the w520, great laptop, and you can even get it with a built-in colorimeter to calibrate the screen. Works like a charm, and I think it was only a $50 upgrade. Plus, you can go up to 16GB  of memory which is crazy in a laptop, and it has a slot for an mSATA SSD instead of a WWAN card. All in all, a great machine, and I love it.

Actually I can personally confirm you since I have upgraded mine to 16GB and a friend of mine with exactly the same Lenovo W520 expanded to 32GB I can tell you 32GB is perfectly working but you need to get 8GB sticks.

You can update you Mac, by buying a pc.

How will buying s Piece of Crap update my Mac?

Are you conscious of the inner components of your Apple branded computer? (yes it's a computer just like the others, no need to feel special about it).

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's bad marketing - big mistake
« on: March 29, 2012, 06:38:25 PM »
Well marketing is mainly for people who don't know a lot about cameras.
I'm not saying it has no influence on professionals too, but professionals know cameras quite well and they know perfectly megapixels aren't everything. It's not like selling a stupid compact crappy 16Mpixels camera to random John Doe because he is SURE 16Mpixel are better because they're more and it's a newer camera so it MUST be better than 12Mpixel...then he doesn't even know what a backlit sensor is and why you get better pictures in a compact camera with 12Mpixel backlit sensor than a standard 16Mpixel one...but that's John Doe, not pro photographer.

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