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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Teases New Lenses
« on: August 21, 2014, 06:23:08 PM »
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That's because they are VDSLR lenses and therefore made so you can pull the aperture as well as the focus.

I don't speak about the aperture-ring, of course they have one. I just speak about composing the picture at the full open aperture, but the aperture is closing automatically on taking the shot. This is controlled electronically with a chip in the lens.

And they're not all VDSLR-Lenses, mostly exist two variants... for exaple one for still cameras (35mm f1.4) and the video one (35mm t1.5)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Teases New Lenses
« on: August 21, 2014, 05:54:17 AM »
I wouldn't miss the extra stop from f2 to f1.4 if the f2 ist sharp from corner to corner. On a full frame the f2 has a quite nice Depth of field, mostly you even stop down to f2.8 or 3.5...

For me the Samyang-lenses are always worth a buy because of the fantastic manual focussing-ring. It's something totally different if you have a real manual lense or "just" an autofocus-lens with the ability to focus manual. Even on expensive lenses like a 85 1.2L, the manual focussing sucks, the whole "by wire"-feeling is awkward. The 35mm 1.4 from samyang has the smoothness of a Zeiss Lens and outperforms them partly in optical performance.

I don't miss autofocus on short focallenghts (f.e. below ca. 60mm)

Edit:  Oh, wait, there is something I really miss on the Samyang-ones... an automatic aperture.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: August 18, 2014, 04:39:44 AM »
The Sigma is one hell of a lense but get's partly beaten by the Samyang 35mm 1.4, especially in the corners. It's sometimes interesting to see how other good competitors are getting less known if someone hypes the new one ;)

If you're willing to pay some attention on the pictures and you're not afraid of manual focus (but therefor with a fantastic focus-ring), you can get the samyang for a fraction of the price.

Just a link, not a picture (it's not that important, but anyway):  http://tf.weimarnetz.de/downloads/35mm_compared.png

pictures (c) by photozone, just taken for comparision

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Lenses / Re: New Canon L Primes, but Not Until 2015 [CR2)
« on: August 18, 2014, 04:29:17 AM »
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I doubt they had walking around in mind. In a studio with lights and stopped down a bit those two lens are too sharp

Yepp, and there you mark the problem by yourself. Why do you want to stop down a f1.2 lens? Of course it's not clever to use the f1.2 on portraits in short distances, but the f1.4 is even better @f1.4...

The weathersealing and a little bit brighter viewfinder makes not a grand on money. On the other side, the 85 1.2L is totally useable @f1.2...

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 16, 2014, 02:21:02 AM »
Yepp. I mean pixelsize. For example a 5DC has diffractions >f13...

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Lenses / Re: New Canon L Primes, but Not Until 2015 [CR2)
« on: August 16, 2014, 02:19:04 AM »
Nice Try... there is no EF-S L-Lense ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Dual Pixel Phase Detect AF While in AI Servo
« on: August 13, 2014, 03:57:07 AM »
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When you add all those things together, IMO most folks would be better off with a DSLR, using live view for those rare occasions when an EVF provides an advantage.  And IMO most of the folks who are really better off with mirrorless (the folks who only use short lenses) would do just as well with a fixed-lens point-and-shoot.

Wise words, spoken calmly. That's exactly my point of view, but try to have a chit chat with a recent fuji-fanboy. Useless...  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 11, 2014, 03:31:52 AM »
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All lenses after f/11 are killed by diffraction, it's not really a factor at all but below that range, the 16-35mm f4 is better at every aperture.

Diffraction depends on your sensorsize, too. Not your lens, only.

Greetings

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 08, 2014, 04:33:55 AM »
11-24 f2.8 would be a nice lense. Just think about the range you could cover with three lenses (all @f2.8):

11-24...24-70...70-200      Wohooo...!

On my behalf, I don't need too much zoomlenses anymore. I always caught myself to use the shortest or longest end on those lenses. So I travel with something like the 14,35 and 85 primes. But I'm not living from my gear... so I can miss a shot without problems ;)

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.2L Goes Missing at Canon Germany
« on: August 01, 2014, 07:03:13 AM »
It's difficult to make a 50mm 1.4 with IS, because the IS-Group is of course enlarging the whole formula. So, if the lense gets longer by 10mm, the focal length mostly get's longer, too. And with the same optical calculation (and therefor aperture-diameter) the f-number increases.

I would really like to see a new 50mm 1.0, just to show the finger to the competitors (for fun :)), but after all I even stop down my 85 1.2 II. Scenes where you really need f1.2 are rare. I mostly use the lense @f2 or f2.2... so a 50mm 1.8 is quite nice for portraits.

If you need the ultimate shallow DOF, use a larger sensor ;)

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.2L Goes Missing at Canon Germany
« on: July 31, 2014, 08:17:20 AM »
UK has an other timezone ;)   Literally.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.2L Goes Missing at Canon Germany
« on: July 31, 2014, 08:05:44 AM »
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Just thinking out loud, but what do people think of the likelihood that Canon will condense the current 50L and 50 f/1.4 into one L option with a f/1.4 aperture?

Why do you think that a new 50mm 1.4L IS would replace the "normal" 50mm 1.4? Did the 100 2.8L Makro replace the "normal" 100mm 2.8? The L-Version will be weathersealed, with IS, red line, 9 Blades, ETTL-II and sharp wide open.

There are a lot of coexisting focal lenghts with L or Non-L. A further example would be the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6L IS USM vs. the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 IS USM.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.2L Goes Missing at Canon Germany
« on: July 31, 2014, 07:57:57 AM »
As the old link is really not only broken, but deleted, I think there will be a new 50mm 1.4L IS @Photokina this year ;)    Maybe Canon could even do a 50mm L 1.2 II IS, which would be the only real answer to the OTUS or Sigma. They're able to do so...

...I would consider buying one if the price is below 1500€.

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Lenses / Re: New Canon L Primes, but Not Until 2015 [CR2)
« on: July 29, 2014, 01:07:52 PM »
In my point of view a good 50 1.4L IS would be a great lense in the lineup or maybe a 1.8L IS. The 1.2L could exist for artistic purposes and the plastic 50mm 1.8 II is still a cheap entrypoint. The 50mm 1.4 would be replaced.

For me it's far more important to get a smaller fast standard-prime. I could easily skip one or two lines of MTF... the pixelpeeping with an Zeiss OTUS is fantastic, but I don't want to carry 2 pounds of 12 lenses in 10 groups.

I don't need a lense longer than a 100mm L Makro for daily use...

Better a 50mm, sharp wide open @f1.8 or f2 than a 1.2/1.4, which is usable after stepping 2 stops down. That's the reason why I like the 40mm STM. It's just f2.8 which is sad for separating objects, but those f2.8 are just awesome and useable. A good lense is a lense you're willing to carry with you.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Fuji Full Frame X-PRO2 coming 2015
« on: July 10, 2014, 05:54:17 PM »
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Fuji's advantage over the µ4/3 proposition is that their larger APS-C sensor and optimal in-camera data processing result in very good image quality up to ISO 6400 while µ4/3 are good only up to ISO1600.

There is so much wrong in this sentence that I have to quote it. The APS-C Size is exactly between the MFT and the FF. So you blow up the advantage to MFT by 2 stops but you can't accept any advantage to the equally higher FF-Sensor? What is wrong with you Fuji-Fanboys? There are so many good competitors like f.e. Pentax which can easily compete with Canon/Nikon but the users just use them and live in coexistence. Do you have to prove something? To compensate? Just make pictures and prove everyone wrong with the results.

I like Fuji, infact, I love my GX680. I adore Velvia and the X100S is one of the beste cams in the last half Decade but please read the facts, too. Fact is that Fuji X-Trans Sensors are cheating on the ISO. ISO6400 on a X-T1 is nearly a real ISO3200. This is even the highest (real) ISO you can get with shooting RAW. You can't even shoot RAW with more than (fake-)ISO 6400, just JPEGs. A Fullframe 5DM3 is clean and useable @real ISO12800. This is your 2stop difference. Do we need this? Maybe. But please compare fair, ok?

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I think Fuji has already realized that they are better served by sticking to their APS-C X-mount platform, where they can deliver on those unique value propositions as long as CaNicon keep on feeding APS-C photographers with second-rate equipment.

This is bull, too. You can use every fullframelense on the Canon APS-Cams. So just grab a decent L-Lense and go out with it. You can use the Canon 35mm f2 IS as Standard, getting Images on par with the fujilense. Cheaper and with Image Stabilisation. You don't have to use the cheap Kit-Lenses or EF-S... but you could. And if you want to get serious on APS-C, just take a 7D.

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In the mean time they can work at converting more and more DSLR customers to mirrorless by releasing more top-class lenses and improving further the performances and specs of cameras to come.

No one convinced me for mirrorless systemcameras until now. I just heard marketing-blah-blah. The important and good X-lenses are as pricey and heavy as the Canon-ones and why do I need a small camera, which is lying in my hand like a toy? I can't nail a pin with a spoon.

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