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Macro / Re: Extreme Macro shots with stacked lenses
« on: January 23, 2014, 07:15:20 AM »
What software's (including ML) do focus bracketing? I'd like to do this for Macro shots. I have Macro rails, but the tiniest of lateral movement on the tripod could affect the shot. However Automatic focus bracketing could help eliminate that one variable.

Will the 5D3 nightly build work with firmwares newer than 113?

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Microadjustment Automated
« on: January 13, 2014, 12:17:14 PM »
Is this why they crippled Reiken on the 5diii? Canon was not supporting full auto mode last year? If so, could this be available on the 5d3 as a firmware upgrade?

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II on Cameraegg
« on: January 13, 2014, 07:33:48 AM »
Doesn't the T2i have the same sensor and it came "before" the 7D? or am I too tired to think straight... ? ???

Lenses / Re: DXOMark: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Reviewed
« on: January 01, 2014, 11:17:06 PM »

The Canon 24-105 is selling for $600-650 new, do you feel the Sigma is worth the 40-50% price premium?

Depends on your wallet... the 24-105L could go to $450 and that would not take away from what the S24-105 can still do. It's worth the money... and probably a good $200 more worth it for me. If I made money off this, I'd get a 24-70L or wait for the IS, but apart from that, I like it very much. I was on a speed boat going quite fast, snapping shots as we went along, I got almost no blurry shots... AF nailed, OS nailed. Great product.

Lenses / Re: DXOMark: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Reviewed
« on: January 01, 2014, 01:16:01 AM »
I have owned a 24-105L before as well as 2 copies of the 24-70 f2.8L II. Sold all for financial reasons ... got the Sigma last week. It's not amazing but pretty darn good. Great for the price.

24mm Distortion and corner sharpness are better than the Canon 24-105L. The wide end is where I mostly use my 24 zooms.

OS is not bad either. Shot this in the evening, on a moving and bobbling Speedboat yesterday.

This has been gently PP'ed but I have not MA'd the lens yet... it needs a little maybe but I have not done scientific tests.


Look and feel is solid, barrel is nice and snug, feels more robust than the canon 25-105. Great finishing.

Lenses / Re: 70-200mm F 2.8 IS 2 VS 70-200mm F4 IS
« on: November 20, 2013, 06:31:58 AM »
It is not only about the length, or the Aperture or the sharpness or any other static spec.... rather the fact that shots taken with the 70-200 F2.8 mk.II, are just drop dead gorgeous.... instantly your shots are just better. hard to explain...

I am a hobbyist myself... and not a rich man, but after knowing what I know about the 70-200 f2.8 mk.ii, I'd be ok paying $4000 for this lens if I had to do it over again... (can't say that about my 24-70 f.2.8 mk.ii)...

The bokeh is great, the contrast is great, the colors palpable, the shots breathtaking...

How will you put a price one that?

Animal Kingdom / Re: Tough Old Buffalo Bull, Kruger National Park...
« on: October 30, 2013, 06:01:44 AM »
Nice Shots Ivan: Love the exposure and Post processing...

If there is one thing I'd do different... in some of them, the composition is too tight/ cropped...

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon patent: Changeable sensor
« on: October 14, 2013, 06:10:42 PM »
They tried this in the Audio world..... the thing is, as modular as you make the product, you cannot predict what path technology takes..... seems like a great idea on paper...

Lenses / Re: EF 135 USM L or EF 100 Macro IS USM - which one is sharper?
« on: October 01, 2013, 04:30:12 AM »
even better the Sigma 150,which is actually sharper than both the 100L and the 135mmL.
Very funny! Is this sharper (especially at full aperture as OP asked)?

Based on those charts, the Sigma is not as sharp... the 100L seems to beat out even the 135 F2 wide open. At F2.8 both are very close. Up to F4, the 100L is better but F5.6 and beyond, the 135mm is sharper especially at the corners..

Lenses / Anyone use Swarovski spotters for Bird shots?
« on: October 01, 2013, 04:20:11 AM »

A Guy I work with is into Bird Photography. Since we are all challenged by distances, he mentioned that if I was willing to go manual, that this might be an option:

It might be a bit pricey, but if it can do decent 1700mm equivalent shots, might be worth the price.

Anyone used this sort of non-standard set-up? What are the results like.

Lenses / Re: EF 70-200 f/2.8L II Horror Stories
« on: October 01, 2013, 04:15:29 AM »
This lens is the reason I am with canon....

Lenses / Re: Would you sell a 500mm f/4 IS for a 300mm 2.8?
« on: August 29, 2013, 07:47:07 AM »
I have not used the 500mm, BUT I also have a 70-200ii with the 2x iii, which I like. I tested a 300 f2.8ii at BH with a 2x iii, and was blown away by how sharp the lens was at 600mm f5.6 (with the TC). It was sharper than the 70-200 with TC.

The weight threw me off and since I do not make money off this hobby, I decided to delay gratification for now...

hope this helps.

Love your work, KUDOS!

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Ideas for a new Tripod
« on: August 22, 2013, 07:41:01 PM »
Thanks guys. Since I was visiting, Manhattan, I had one of the BHPhoto guys talk me into a Sirui T2205x with Benro V0 200598 Ballhead. Seems to fit the bill...

What I like about the 2205 is that it sits already pretty low with the extra low riding accessory center column, but then I can reverse the center column and hang the camera upside down for more options. Also has rubber feet with sliding spikes that move in and out smoothly.

Anyone used these before?

Uh, I guess you missed my above post. They are very well built for the money. My small one is slicker than S___ and very transportable. The larger one I have is also excellent, though if I had to find fault, it would be that the center column slides a little rough, particularly at the joint between the main/4" parts. Not a problem for me since I picked that model so I wouldn't have to raise the column. You might want to consider this ball head instead of the Benro. It's quite good and you can keep it in the family.

Thanks Brad. Is there a specific reason you'd recommend the Sirui ballhead over the Benro? The Beron ball seems very smooth to me...

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