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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Review: Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO Sonnar T*
« on: July 26, 2014, 01:00:02 PM »
I rent this lens to test with my Sony a7r = killer for portrait.


I would appreciate to see some of those portraits....if possible....thanks

Currently on bustrip. I have few hundred photos taken with this combo at home PC. Will share some photos next week.


Thanks, enjoy the bustrip

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Review: Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO Sonnar T*
« on: July 26, 2014, 12:36:01 PM »
I rent this lens to test with my Sony a7r = killer for portrait.


I would appreciate to see some of those portraits....if possible....thanks

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 50 1.4 Art NOT bokehlicious?
« on: July 26, 2014, 11:48:38 AM »
The only reason for me watching his videos is entertainment. I take his reviews with a grain of salt.
I also think he is wrong about both bokeh and build quality. I love the results of the 50A

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Review: Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO Sonnar T*
« on: July 26, 2014, 11:42:19 AM »
Very nice review. Thank you for the time you have spent on it.
I am really impressed of the detail the Zeis lens captures like in the crop of the dandelion. Still I will hold on to my 135L obviously AF is an important reason.

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Canon General / Re: Canon at Photokina
« on: July 25, 2014, 02:02:26 PM »
Looks smaller than the 7D ...no?

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My first BIF's with my new 100-400 :DL, managed to use it for about 30 mins tonight, loving the AF speed!!!


Nice catch!
Enjoy

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Really cool!

At the start of last weekend I headed down to the mouth of the Tijuana River to hopefully catch something.  A trio of Black Skimmers kept me entertained, at times coming in so close I couldn't focus.


Beautiful photo and wonderful timing.

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Street & City / Re: Watch out! Of burglary zone.
« on: July 25, 2014, 10:57:40 AM »
You've seen photos of absurd urban scenes like this? The sign says:
 ??? Watch out! Of burglary zone. :o :o :o



I am afraid that this is the world in the 21st century. And I am afraid it will get only worse.
If you look back in history, mankind developed technology such as camera technology but hardly developed itself to improve human behavior in the last 5000 years.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXO uh-oh?
« on: July 24, 2014, 02:56:46 PM »
As DXO has given a near perfect score to the D810, they may have painted themselves into a corner. Their proprietary scale doesn't give DXO much room to heap hyperbolic praise on the next Nikon release.

http://nikonrumors.com/2014/07/24/nikon-d810-sensor-new-dxomark-leader.aspx/

Irrelevant since I don't use Nikon and I don't use DxO as review source.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: July 24, 2014, 05:30:34 AM »
Hey guys, just thought i'd weigh in on my experience with the clicking lens too. I got my canon 24-70 2.8 II about 3 weeks ago (grey coloured box manufactured in March 2014) after returning a tamron 24-70 and the first thing i noticed when i got into a quiet room was that damn clicking.

I thought something was surely off, and then i found this thread and saw I'm in the same boat with a lot of other members. *shakes fist*

In any case, I popped off to the Canon service centre in Shanghai (where i live) and the guy first tried to palm me off by saying he couldn't hear it, and then after he could hear it, he said it was normal. After i pushed him a bit further, he said he would need to get a copy of the same lens to try (apparently the fact that my 70-200/17-55/18-55 zooms don't exhibit clicking isn't enough proof that zooms shouldn't click. Instead he said he could only base his conclusions on lenses of the same type, ie if his one clicks and mine clicks, then it's not a fault, it's a design feature... :-\ )

In any case, he said this noise didn't warrant the service centre opening up the lens.

In the end, the engineer said he didn't have the same lens on hand but he would request one from the marketing team to test later. After a week, he called me saying his one clicks too. He then said he would escalate it to his head office because he admitted clicking is a bit strange and he revealed another customer had come in with a clicker too.

Well i just heard back again today and the engineer said that the head office said it was normal, and it will not affect the function or usage of the lens. Go figure, eh? I guess Canon thinks if they close their eyes and ears long enough, we'll all get bored of waiting for a response from them.

On the bright side, the lens IQ is absolutely stunning, and it's my new favourite lens. I felt it wasn't worth pushing it further since i guess i can live with clickety click if it means i can have great photo quality.


It is not a funny story but what is funny is that Canon releases a camera (5D MKIII) with silent shutter so you can use it for those special occasions but don't use it with the brilliant 24-70 II IQ. Otherwise what is the point of silent shutter if the lens makes noise. Just saying I don't understand the point of view of Canon. And, isn't the 24-70 II most used lens for - for example - weddings (churches, synagoge..etc)?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 23, 2014, 03:25:19 PM »
Another Bald Eagle photo haha




Wonderful close-up.
What camera and lens did you use for this one?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 23, 2014, 11:14:41 AM »
I do like Barn Owls, taken a little while ago.
Very nice shot Kerry. I Like the contrast between owl and background

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Lenses / Re: What would a 16mm or 18mm F2 FF lens look like?
« on: July 23, 2014, 02:05:23 AM »
I LOVE my 20mm 2.8 lens, but man is it showing its age. I still haven't seen the perfect wide prime from Canon, but I'm hoping for a 20mm refresh. If not, I'd buy a 16mm or 18mm in a heartbeat.

I love to see a release of a Canon 20mm f/2 IS

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show us your Hooters (Owls)
« on: July 22, 2014, 01:19:54 PM »
Weixing...those are great!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« on: July 22, 2014, 12:58:39 PM »
The view from Torghatten, a spectacular mountain on the northern coast of Norway, with a natural hole through it. This is taken from the hole.

5DIII, 1/160s, f5.6, ISO100, CPL filter


That's a great view

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