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It has been 44 days ago since I filed my support ticket. I still did not get any reply.
Does anyone have a suggestion what to do? I can't register my 6D and I really want to AFMA my 6D.


(In my initial contact to Reikan I uploaded/sent screencaptures to Reikan of my problem licensing the 6D thinking it would help them)



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I just wonder, it looks like Sigma will have to deliver a lot of Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lenses.
Are they able to keep up the quality of each of those lenses? They did not have a very great reputation in Quality Assurance.
What is the experience with the Simga 35mm f/1.4 Art?

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« on: Today at 04:47:12 AM »
Took some images of the eclipse we had a few days ago with my 600. They turned out pretty great, if I may say so myself. ;)

Orion Atlas GEM
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EF 600mm f/4 L II
BackyardEOS (For image sequence acquisition)

ISO 100 @ f/8, shutter speeds from 1/250th to 15s.

Those are stunning! Beautiful.
Thanks for sharing them here on the forum.
Well done.

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I'd love to hear some stories of Canon releasing a lens or three


Yes. IMO Canon is too much operating from within the comfortzone. Maybe now they start to feel some pressure. No?

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Reviews / Re: 50/1.4 Sigma Art Review by The Digital Picture
« on: April 15, 2014, 11:03:31 AM »
I see, you mean IQ comparison. Got that.
I thought you meant different.

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Reviews / Re: 50/1.4 Sigma Art Review by The Digital Picture
« on: April 15, 2014, 10:58:33 AM »
Do you have a link?
I have just been there...no review

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Software & Accessories / Re: The best tripod ...
« on: April 15, 2014, 10:36:59 AM »
Hi everyone,

I'm looking to take my photography hobby to the next level, so to speak  :D , so I'm thinking of buying me a tripod and a tripod head. I've done some research online, but I think I'm more confused now, than when I started thinking about tripods and heads.  ;D (I guess, that happens a lot). From my understanding, Manfrotto and Induro seem to be the best tripod brands, so I'm looking to get the above mentioned gear from either of these two. I'm more inclined, however, towards Induro products.

In so many words, what do you guys make of this?


Looking at your gear I would too invest in a good tripod. Did you consider Really Right Stuff or Gitzo?

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Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
« on: April 15, 2014, 07:20:54 AM »
Apologize if this has already been posted, but to me this has been the most useful comparison and breakdown yet:

http://lcap.tistory.com/entry/Sigma-50mm-f14-dg-hsm-Art-Review


I agree.
btw it was already posted


Okay, thanks!

I see a few other sites that do sample images but they front or back focus and overexpose and do NO editing, and to me that misrepresents what one could actually get. IF they want to post samples that are untouched, they should at least focus properly and provide the original raw's for us to play with.



100% correct. I guess this is showing what sites do proper review and therefor are relevant source

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Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
« on: April 15, 2014, 04:10:33 AM »
Apologize if this has already been posted, but to me this has been the most useful comparison and breakdown yet:

http://lcap.tistory.com/entry/Sigma-50mm-f14-dg-hsm-Art-Review


I agree.
btw it was already posted

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Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
« on: April 14, 2014, 12:57:53 PM »
Here's what I've been waiting for - a 50L to 50A comparison from SLR Lounge

I think it's enough to convince me to cancel my pre-order.  The Sigma is sharper, but not shockingly so, and the Canon's bokeh is slightly better (IMHO).  The Canon also appears to have ever-so-slightly better contrast, while the Sigma has better CA control, but again, only by a hair.

The other thing I've learned is that you'll have buy the USB dock to enable full time manual focus (which I guess isn't standard for Sigmas).  That's crappy. 

The 50L has killer build quality and USM in a much smaller package and I don't think the Sigma is worth 950 of my dollars for such subtle differences at f/1.4 in what for me, is a portrait lens. 

I guess I can't cancel it till the 24th, so I'll keep my mind open until then, but I think I'm going to cancel and resume the 50L II vigil ;)



The differences are little, very little. I can understand while you own the 50L not spending money on the Sigma. I would not spend 500 euro more (here in the Netherlands) for the 50L while the difference with the Sigma is so little. So as a starter for the 50mm, my choice would be the Sigma.

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Lenses / Re: New 50mm Sigma ? There are other options !
« on: April 14, 2014, 12:46:47 PM »
And if we really want to do the test chart, 35 IS is better than the zoom by far comparison, here it is:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=824&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=2&LensComp=787&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=1&FLIComp=2&APIComp=0

And the 35 is a full stop down while the 2470 is wide open.



In the corner the 24-70 is better, no?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« on: April 13, 2014, 09:09:58 AM »
What about the intensity of the heat of the light?

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6D Sample Images / Re: Shooting in Namibia with the Canon EOS 6D
« on: April 13, 2014, 08:21:21 AM »
Very cool! Sounds like you're having a great trip!

The interior shots are particularly interesting. I have always loved "derelict" photography. What was that building before it became the worlds largest sand art tray?



http://kolmanskuppe.com/about-kolmanskop


EDIT:
Kolmanskop Ghost Town near Luderitz Small | Large




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Lenses / Re: New 50mm Sigma ? There are other options !
« on: April 13, 2014, 05:50:44 AM »
Where I live the Canon f/2 IS dropped 30% in price after about half a year. Compare that to the 8 year old Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM for which you pay about the same as when it hit the market in 2006. To me that says something about the lack of success of the 35 f/2 IS.


The price drop says little about the "success" of the 35/2 IS lens.  User reviews on Amazon, B&H, Fred Miranda, etc., suggest that users are very pleased with it and that is what counts.  How many they actually sell matters mainly to Canon.


Ok, I should have defined success as “commercial success” for Canon. Sorry about that.
I don’t doubt the 35 IS is a good lens and users are pleased with it. Canon just priced it too high at introduction. 

The Canon 35/2 IS came on the market in about November 2012.  At that time, 1 dollar could buy about 80 yen.  Today, 1 dollar buys about 102 yen.  A dollar now buys about 28% more yen than when that lens was introduced.  So it's no surprise that its price has dropped.  Also, figure that introductory pricing is typically higher.


Please explain to me why exchange rates matter. I compared the 35 f/1.4 L to the 35 f/2 IS. They are both made by Canon, but only one of them dropped 30% in price last year. Maybe in other parts of the world it’s a different story, but I highly doubt that.


Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM


Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

Price changes don't reflect relative "success".  Both lenses are successful in that they meet the needs of photographers very nicely.  Thank goodness that both are available.


Price change are a good indication for commercial success.  Take the Canon EOS M. Why do you think Canon dropped the price from $800 to $300 and didn’t even bring the EOS M2 to Europe and the US?



It is not a fair comparison
You should include the price development for the 35L from 1998 and years after. It may show in the first year(s) also a drastic drop of the price, no?

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The 6D is a perfectly fine camera but I doubt it will ever satisfy those who wanted a 5DIII at 6D prices.
True. You can't have 5D MKIII for a 6D price
I bought my 6D because I wanted a 2nd camera for use of portrait, landscape and walk-around camera. It is a great camera for that. I sold my 7D and bought the 6D because I wanted to have IQ on par with my 5D MKIII.

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