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Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 14, 2014, 01:04:45 AM »
Sturgeon River

Very nice. Autumn colors
But you know, it looks more like a ditch instead of a river. Is it the photo perspective that is misleading me?

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: October 14, 2014, 12:56:52 AM »
Very nice series Brian.

I like the first one. Always enjoyable to see mountains

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: October 14, 2014, 12:55:33 AM »

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: October 14, 2014, 12:54:29 AM »
The Cuillins, Skye.

West Scottish Highlands and Skye by madmackem, on Flickr

Wonderful reflection and colors

Street & City / Re: Your best street shots of any kind.
« on: October 14, 2014, 12:53:52 AM »
9/11 Memorial, NYC.

That's still poignant

Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 14, 2014, 12:50:37 AM »
The leaves are falling quickly around here - not many left.

We still have a lot of leaves on our trees. They may fall late this year.
Very nice photo!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 14, 2014, 12:48:04 AM »
Just no bird boudoir shots.
Sounds like a challenge!
Boudoir challenge accepted !   ;D

LOL!  You captured their special moment.

Watching some California Quail make their way across a group of boulders when this happened.  Do they even need wings?

That's a very special position  ???
Well done

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: October 13, 2014, 11:12:34 AM »
Processed some more of these....What a great event for photos!
(The last one is from my Olympus...sorry!! :P)

Those are some great photos with great colors that go with the subject and timeframe

Landscape / Re: Mountains, Lakes and Rivers
« on: October 13, 2014, 01:25:36 AM »
One from the Alps
I love this scenery. Great capture!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: October 13, 2014, 01:23:38 AM »
saw this guy on the side of the road today
IMG_2828-2 by sedwards679, on Flickr

Very nice.
Isn't it great to see them in the wild and sometimes so close?

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: October 13, 2014, 01:22:49 AM »
I took this the other day

That's a very nice photo

Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 13, 2014, 01:21:26 AM »
At the end of the yard, enjoying a break on a nice fall day....

That's a wonderful scene Don. I like it

Lenses / Re: Sigma 50mm Art 1.4 Focusing problems
« on: October 12, 2014, 05:42:57 AM »

Again, as I've stated previously, along with the others having this problem, it cannot be user calibrated because it's only off center points having the issue and any calibration gets applied to all focus points, throwing the center point(s) out. Neither in camera AFMA nor the sigma dock can fix this issue, and sigma service has stated that they cannot fix it either until the sigma corporation finishes writing the software necessary to do it with (note: they said it's software to be used at the service centers, so it will still not be a user serviceable issue). At least it sounds like they are working towards making it fixable, god knows how long that will take.

Interesting. I just came to the forum to post exactly the same issue with the 35A I have. My first two copies were so far off that I had to return them; I used both FoCal and the dock to calibrate them, but they couldn't even focus properly with center point and a focus target with camera mounted on a tripod.

My third copy is much better. I was able to use the dock along with FoCal to get it consistent using center-point focus, though it did need large adjustments (something like +9, +5, +4, +3 IIRC).

However, when using outer focus points, it's ridiculously off. It will focus on an object a foot in front of what I'm actually focusing on—it's not even close. For example, I took some shots of my daughter sitting on the couch holding a friend's newborn on her lap. Even though I was focusing on my daughter's eyes (with a cross-focus point a little left and above center), the lens decided to focus on the baby's face... which was a good 8-10" in front of my daughter's eyes, and at least 12-16" below.

Like everyone else, I am blown away by the sharpness and clarity of the 35A when it hits. But being forced to use the center focus point in order to get those results is a dealbreaker. 90% of the pictures I take are of people that are moving. Focus and recompose is not an option.

So I am selling my 35A and buying a 35 IS. And as excited as I was about the 50A, I'm going to pass on that as well. Still hoping Canon will come out with a 50 IS or revamped 50/1.4. In the meantime, may just skip up to the 85/1.8 and have a 35/85 combo with two small, compact lenses. This appeals to me because my main workhorses are the 24-70 II and the 70–200 IS.

My 35 A actually perfect ;)
Even guys at Sigma service were surprised ;)

Anyone have a success with latest  batch of 50A ?

I can't speak of the latest batch of the 50A but I bought mine on April 7 this year. It is my first copy. It is working outstanding on both my 6D and 5D MKIII. Straight from the box - although I checked it with AFMA. It is sharp and doesn't miss focus.
I used to own the regular sigma 50 f/1.4 and used it on my 7D. Also worked great without AF problems. Didn't like it on my FF cameras so I sold it.

Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 11, 2014, 12:57:04 PM »
UP North (Wisconsin/Upper Michigan)

Those are some excellent pictures! Well done

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: October 11, 2014, 12:29:21 PM »
A day at the races.

Love it! And great processing too.

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