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Lenses / Re: Hold out for EF 35/2 IS or jump in with classic 35 1.4L
« on: November 12, 2012, 09:28:31 PM »
I guess i was sticking within the parameters of the Canon lineup but then Sigma has a nice one there. Size may matter for some. There appears to not be inner focusing going on else it would have the letters IF in the name...I wish all lenses were inner focusing, but then they would be bigger.

EOS Bodies / Re: got a 5d mark iii offer for 2980, jump in or not?
« on: November 12, 2012, 07:32:40 PM »

Lenses / Re: For those who say 85L is too low..
« on: November 12, 2012, 02:47:03 PM »
Prefocuss eliminates many issues also, once things are within a range of your focus point it is pretty fast. Servo is difficult at large apertures but then i just got back on the 85L wagon. :D

Lenses / Re: 40 2.8 with extension tubes
« on: November 12, 2012, 02:43:44 PM »
Sorry Bosman, I haven't been on here the past couple weeks so I just saw your post. Thankfully Neuro stepped in. Yeah I'm still a little up in the air about this lens for general photography. No doubt about it, it's a nice lens but perhaps it's just not my style for most shots. But for macro, now that's a totally different story.
It's not a macro replacement for sure, but for my level right now it's a great alternative. I'll probably get the 100 IS L eventually but I'm thinking one of the 70-200 models is more important at this stage. So until then, this will be my go to for macro (in combination with the 70-200 IS II with extension tubes as well.
Thanks for posting. If i want tight it will be with the 25mm tube but i prefer a wider perspective adding surrounding elements so I think ill use the 12mm tube most. I may use both if the rings are stellar and I want the details of that but usually i like added interest to tell more of a story. I also often like more color in the shot so blurry or not bold colors can be pretty sweet!
As far as macros go, i personally want to try and keep my setup simple. and the pocket-ability of the 40 with a tube is perfect! I have owned most of the best lenses and have changed my style with time but at the moment I am shooting mainly 24L and 85L. Sports however i shoot 70-200 or 24-70 but i sold the 24-70 and so if i do get another lens that needs to focus fast it will prob be a 35mm since i used that focal length when shooting finish line sports. Maybe the F2 is one. We'll see but with wedding work i want it simpler and focussed on powerful sharp primes. Sure the 24-70 is more practical and i have used the h out of it over the years with great results. The new 24-70 is stellar i hear and see from some posters but this is just the direction i am going at the moment.

Lenses / Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« on: November 10, 2012, 04:26:30 PM »
This has been an interesting (and humorous at times) thread!

I'm going to weigh in... I do *not* like the pinch-type caps, I have some experience with the Tamron caps, and they were finicky, and I hit inside the filter threads all the time.  I find the Canon caps more intuitive, because you're pretty much "fingering" the filter thread area when you put the Canon type cap on, whereas you're blindly aiming the Tamron pinch-type cap.

Also, I wanted to ask... why are folks putting caps on their lenses, with the hoods not reversed?  What's the point?  I can certainly see the desire to either a) leave the hood on, skip the cap or b) reverse hood, put cap on, but why have the hood + cap installed?  Are you worried about dust with the hood on?  If so, then why aren't you worried about covering the felt inner surface of the hood with dust while it's not reversed?

While I thought your point about guiding the cap on by feeling for the threads of the lens was quite valid, When I think about when i fiddle with lens caps its primarily to take them off. When I put them on i usually am reversing the hood to put in my case then attaching the cap. I imagine i may still put a couple fingers out to guide it or at least guide it based on fingers on the outside edge of the lens touching the rim of the lens. I do think having the pinch not come to close to the center would help for using it. If you are pinching too close to the center of the cap I can see my hands loosing a good feel for it. I'll probably buy 1 77mm cap to test it on my 24LII and 70-200LII before I buy into the whole thing.

Lenses / Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« on: November 10, 2012, 04:14:47 PM »
Well DXO could finally praise Canon for the measurements they acquire from this new lens cap, here's to hoping they finally beat Nikon for something.  ::)

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« on: November 10, 2012, 04:12:44 PM »
While this lens is F2.8 and not F1.4, the out of focus quality could be similar since all the canon 50's are min 1.5 ft to subject, whereas this lens is min 1ft. Dof for closer objects or subjects makes it similar to the larger aperture non L 50's. Anyway I haven't gone around for fun or used it in a professional setting yet but let me say, this is one impressive little piece of glass! I can't believe it was only $150! The only time I plan to go for a smaller than F2.8 aperture would be with macro shots. I think i will like the artsy vignetting at F2.8. Focus is so incredibly accurate too! I'm not used to hearing the lens too much on my L's so it was weird to hear this lens but it is much quieter than the 50 F1.8, but then most lenses are. :D

Lenses / Re: 85mm 1.2L II on Haute Dogs
« on: November 10, 2012, 03:52:50 PM »
Yes it is nice! I had the 85LI not the II. I honestly don't know how much of a jump in focus speed there is experientially. Canon says 1.8x faster but I honestly wonder how it feels different. The one thing i do know is faster is always better but i managed shooting a full wedding recently and it did a nice job for me. Its best to shoot dancing with flash i found but when experimenting you can get some neat available light stuff but be prepared for a fail rate. Honestly With the kind of images this baby gives me, any drawbacks melt away like the bokeh does. :D

Lenses / Re: 40 2.8 with extension tubes
« on: November 09, 2012, 02:51:04 PM »
I got my 40mm yesterday and find myself quite impressed with the sharpness! With the 12mm extension tube it makes a nice wide macro with rings that have additional composition. For more focus on the rings being tightly cropped going with a 25mm tube is better. I am referring to this being used on a FF camera. I have not attempted it on the 1dm3 yet but will try it out soon.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: A positive feedback for 6D
« on: November 09, 2012, 02:47:43 PM »

This to me is identical enough to be called identical for all intensive purposes. I agree to disagree. I am thinking about firmware being the main thing to Canon's camera sensor capabilities. Firmware and gapless sensors being the last way to give their cameras a boost before moving to more advanced sensor tech. I claim no knowledge on the matter but believe it. Chuck Westfall did seem to allude to great firmware being a major advancement during the 5dm3 release.

Manual is so much better than relying on the meter to decide shutter speed.

Lenses / Re: 85mm 1.2L II on Haute Dogs
« on: November 09, 2012, 02:19:52 PM »
I need to do what you say is working the photographic reflexes since i am shooting an 85L II again. This was a great idea and a couple photo sales for your fun isn't bad either. Win win.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: A positive feedback for 6D
« on: November 09, 2012, 02:00:00 AM »
We can all use that argument now that they publicly admit that the 1dx and 1dc are exactly the same camera except for the firmware.

They didn't - Canon recently expressively stated that the 1dc uses another, better head dissipation system to deal with filming @4k...
Ok a better heat dissipation system, perhaps the size of a nickle is added to the 1dx to make a 1dc with diff firmware. How does that alter my comment? That it no longer is exact? lol

Lenses / Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« on: November 08, 2012, 09:24:44 AM »
I believe under $1000 is the new under $500 for Canon.

As far as aperture blades go i wonder if they choose how many blades based on the type of photography the lens is intended for like landscape lenses getting the best sun stars due to blade design. More blades for better bokeh balls with portrait lenses as well as cinema applications.

Lenses / Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« on: November 08, 2012, 09:18:42 AM »
Have the local camera store you go to hold both lenses for your reviewing, the experience you have will tell you what you need to do.

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