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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Coming Shortly
« on: April 11, 2014, 07:44:29 AM »
You are right. Sorry, reminds me not to believe everything you read on the internet.
You're welcome. I'm glad that I could sort this out for you ;)


I checked also Dpreview again. They changed the wrong number of weight from 400-plus gram to 815g. They noticed their mistake

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I just asked you in another thread about the lens and only now I saw you created a special thread for the sigma. Ver fine results. Did you post processing? If so, what?

The images were shot in RAW and using a 580EX (-2/3 and -1/3) for fill light. Post processing was done in Lightroom 5, with a touch of exposure adjustment, a little bit of shadow and highlight work, curve adjustment and a pinch of sharpening.

The most challenging aspect was the balance of light between the dark inside of the aircraft and the bright outside area. The post processing work was mainly to adjust for this rather than any lens deficiencies.  It may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but you can sure cut your fingers on it :)

The top shot was used as article opening spread in one of the magazines I shoot for - the image was sharp enough that you could read all the dials and gauges on the glossy paper. Having said that, print is much more forgiving than pixel peeping on your monitor but I wouldn't use the 12-24mm for very large reproductions.

I just start to discover Lightroom 5. I usually use DxO Optics Elite.
I guess you are right about the pixel peeping. You see it more on the monitor rather than on paper. But I am not a pro. I envy you for such adventures so keep them posting.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Coming Shortly
« on: April 11, 2014, 06:10:30 AM »
But not 815g

see at: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/04/11/sigma-announces-50mm-f1-4-dg-hsm-art-pricing-and-availability?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=news-list&utm_medium=text&ref=title_0_0

you should better refer to the companys page
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/product/50mm-f14-dg-hsm-a
Weight     815g/ 28.7 oz !!!

But IMHO aceptable for this optical design (13 elements / 8 groups / 77 mm filter thread).

Even the old 50 mm 1.4 DG HSM was at 505g / 17.8oz. Unbelievable the new one would be lighter.


You are right. Sorry, reminds me not to believe everything you read on the internet.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Coming Shortly
« on: April 11, 2014, 04:55:47 AM »

They formally updated the weight on the web page, btw.  It's been AWOL since it was listed the very first announcement day and then it was unceremoniously yanked.

But it's official:  815 g / 28.7 oz 

- A


But not 815g

see at: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/04/11/sigma-announces-50mm-f1-4-dg-hsm-art-pricing-and-availability?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=news-list&utm_medium=text&ref=title_0_0

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I just asked you in another thread about the lens and only now I saw you created a special thread for the sigma. Ver fine results. Did you post processing? If so, what?

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While shooting airborne shots is always an awesome experience, it's also a fantastic opportunity to portrait America's unsung heroes:










Very impressive!
What lens did yu use for this photoseries?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 10, 2014, 01:24:08 AM »



That's a wonderful close-up photo. Thanks!

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Lenses / Re: Wait for Sigma 50mm Art or purchase Canon 135 f2L.
« on: April 09, 2014, 11:37:37 AM »
You forgot the portrait KING, Canon 85L II

yes,  Plus 1 for me too, Dear friend Dylan777.
But, I do not have the " ART" of Sigma yet, Just old  Sigma 50 mm F/ 1.4
I Agree with you, I use my dear EF 85 MM F/ 1.2 L MK II  for all Portraits and Wedding Photography---And 50 mm, Plus 135 mm are sit on the shelf most of the time , Yes, I use 24-70 F/ 2.8  L and 70-200 f/ 2.8 L IS.  with me all the time too.
Have a great work week, Sir.
Surapon

These are dangerous photos for those of us that suffer from G.A.S  ;)

@OP I use the 135 for portrait and indoorsports

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX battery drain ULTRA fast
« on: April 06, 2014, 03:10:13 PM »
Hi candyman.
Which lens was causing problems on your bodies, this might help answer another post about a 7D battery drain if it was a 24-105 f4L
Link to question.
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=19970.msg377117#msg377117

Cheers Graham.
Edit to add link.

Sorry I can't be much more of help. I don't own the 1DX. I just had a battery drain problem with my 5D MKII and 6D. it turned out that it was caused by a lens problem



Hi Graham,

It was the Tamron 24-70. Tamron replaced the circuit board of the lens. It turned out to be a known problen for a series of the Tamron 24-70.
 
Maybe there is an issue with the circuit board of the 24-105 if it only happens with that lens


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX battery drain ULTRA fast
« on: April 06, 2014, 02:11:37 PM »
Sorry I can't be much more of help. I don't own the 1DX. I just had a battery drain problem with my 5D MKII and 6D. it turned out that it was caused by a lens problem

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX battery drain ULTRA fast
« on: April 06, 2014, 12:08:29 PM »
Does it happen when a specific lens is mounted?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Should I buy 6d or 5MkIII?
« on: April 05, 2014, 11:17:27 AM »
6D is the right camera for your purpose. Invest in L-quality glass for wide angle.

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This is the kind of adjustment to internal parts and service advice all companies that care about their customers give out to their service departments as a continual ongoing practice.

Releasing it like this, with no context, or the numbers or percentage of affected units, as Canon know very well, will just cause hysteria amongst a vocal few, many of whom won't actually own the lens, panic amongst many that do but don't have the "issue", inundation of service centers who will not replace anything just because "it made a noise once", and a host of other entirely negative outcomes.

Doing this like this is not a positive thing to do by any measure or rational. You are in a unique position to cause or limit any backlash, releasing confidential documents like this needs to be done with the greatest care, a huge amount of back story and lots of context. I'd suggest getting the opinion of a very good and expensive internationally savvy corporation lawyer too.

I dearly hope this is not a page hits kind of deal.

I don't think it'll bring a spike in page hits and I understand your points.

My issue is the same as the person that sent me the documents, Canon charging for repairs on a defective design. I am trying to get proof that is actually happening and going over our repairs at Lens Rentals Canada and asking others if they have any data on the matter.

I have no problem with silent recalls and just putting "optical adjustment" on the receipt and charging someone $50 to cover shipping and any other incidental costs and being done with it. However, to charge someone $450 to repair something you know is faulty by design just doesn't seem right to me.

You are right. I had a problem with the 24-70 of Tamron. It was a faulty design (wrong circuit board that caused a battery drain while the lens was mounted to the camera). Tamron charged 0 euro. It was fully covered by the warranty (incl. free shipping). That is what you should expect from a company in such a situation.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 03, 2014, 01:31:42 AM »
Too many great shots here. Time to lower the standards...
What "lower the standards"? ... the image you posted here is superb and worthy of praise, it isn't always about sharpness and other technicalities ... the image you posted here has drama and is compelling with all those crocs eyeing the bird ... SUPERB timing!
+1
Yes excellent timing with a great subject

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Video & Movie / Re: Barrier Reef video ...
« on: April 02, 2014, 12:09:21 PM »
Just beautiful! Love the colors and life under water

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