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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 29, 2014, 08:14:04 AM »
Interesting. But a 6D for sports and BIF photography is really challenging.
A comparison with the 5D MKII or 1DX would be more logical....would it not?

I just wanted to use the newest fullframe-sensors in the comparision, you can use DXOMark with own choices:

EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 29, 2014, 02:37:32 AM »
To the Dynamic Range hunters just a small hint... the advantage of Nikon is only on the lower ISOs. If you need high ISO for sportsphotography or birds, the Canon is equal around ISO 800 with even better results on the higher ones.

Most people forget this, blame Canon but shoot with ISO1600 on a wedding.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Teases New Lenses
« on: August 24, 2014, 07:30:49 PM »
There is no such thing as a "macro" if its below 1:1 ;)   Shame on Zeiss.

EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 24, 2014, 07:28:25 PM »
Edit: Let me also add, I'm not saying Canon's cameras are terrible. In fact, they're quite capable of getting good results. It's just that Canon no longer seems to care about having the best image quality (at least sub $6k) and being on the cutting edge in terms of features and sensor, and to me it's disappointing, regardless of sales figures, that other companies can offer overall better sensors AND better cameras, at a cheaper price.

Sony may have some advances in sensortechnology... but try to find a serious lens-package for an A7, for example.

Maybe Canon has different priorities or is trying to invent/test something in the background. We don't know. There is always someone better until a new technology hits the market. Always take the whole package into account, a sensor is just a part of it.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Teases New Lenses
« on: August 21, 2014, 06:23:08 PM »
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)

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.

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):

pictures (c) by photozone, just taken for comparision

Lenses / Re: New Canon L Primes, but Not Until 2015 [CR2)
« on: August 18, 2014, 04:29:17 AM »
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...

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...

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 ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Dual Pixel Phase Detect AF While in AI Servo
« on: August 13, 2014, 03:57:07 AM »
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

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 11, 2014, 03:31:52 AM »
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.


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 ;)

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 ;)

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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