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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 50mm f/1.4
« on: March 06, 2014, 10:59:38 AM »
I keep hearing people complain about the focusing problems with the f/1.4. I guess I have a pretty good copy because mine works superbly when paired with the 5D3.

That said, focus shift is not a problem for me. The f/1.4 comes out only when light levels are real low and I'm shooting wide open most of the time. For reasonable light shooting, I use the 24-70II which is as sharp as anything at 50mm at almost all aperture settings. 

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Hi,

I took delivery of 4 Savage Seamless Paper Backgrounds earlier today. Haven't had time to open a single one of them and all are presently put up vertically in a corner of the basement.

What is the best way to store these beasts? I'm not sure if I want to put them back into the cardboard boxes after every use. Is there a simple solution to have multiple backgrounds on a single stand? any custom made solutions?

Thanks in advance,

Cheers ... J.R.

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You have a style which I find quite fun.  Reading you post of a thousand words and then the photo,  I immediately understood it was  you posting :D

PS: It would have been (even more) obvious if it was an OOF cat photo  :D

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Canon General / Re: Why Image Quality isn't Everything
« on: March 05, 2014, 12:49:52 PM »
isn't this a part of the world where lots of children wander the streets?   dangerous for them indeed!

Yes it is. The part of India I'm in reports at least one human death from leopard attacks in a week. Women and children are most exposed to risk.

really?  wow...i guess the 3 feet of snow outside is good for something....no leopards.
keeps poisonous reptiles and crocodiles away too....

Reptiles and crocs are not a problem.  This place is reasonably cold and hilly.  No crocs...  Snakes are few and far between...  One turnedup in my yard last year,  disappeared before I could grab my camera.

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Just out of curiosity, has anyone in here adapted EF when lenses to the A7? Seems like most of the stuff I find is for people adapting them to the 7r.


Hi John,

Somehow the A7 doesn't make sense to me.  A7R gives me high MP + DR  which I will use till canon comes up with its own high MP/DR camera.

I'm not sure I'm looking for a light weight camera system. I'm healthy enough to get around with my Canon system right now...  Maybe when I am 70 i'll need it. 

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I'm thinking of getting the A7R and am going through a ton of information right now. Found this interesting article at diglloyd, it is worth a read:

http://diglloyd.com/blog/2013-index-12.html#20131201_2-SonyA7R-Zeiss-Leica-lens-options-support


JR, why A7R?


AR7 = High MP + DR.  I'm contemplating the A7R only for landscaping with the TS-E lenses.   

I am perfectly happy with my Canon system for everything else I shoot. :)

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I'm thinking of getting the A7R and am going through a ton of information right now. Found this interesting article at diglloyd, it is worth a read:

http://diglloyd.com/blog/2013-index-12.html#20131201_2-SonyA7R-Zeiss-Leica-lens-options-support

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 f/2.8 L II front coating peeling off?
« on: March 04, 2014, 10:54:45 PM »
Exit, pursued by a bear  ;D

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Canon General / Re: Why Image Quality isn't Everything
« on: March 04, 2014, 12:53:09 PM »
isn't this a part of the world where lots of children wander the streets?   dangerous for them indeed!

Yes it is. The part of India I'm in reports at least one human death from leopard attacks in a week. Women and children are most exposed to risk.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« on: March 04, 2014, 11:55:26 AM »
Another flower shot with the 135mm ... this one at f/2.8

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« on: March 04, 2014, 11:46:16 AM »
This is fast becoming my favorite lens

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: FF Sharper than crop?
« on: February 28, 2014, 01:59:20 AM »
Read this :
http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Looking-for-new-photo-gear-DxOMark-s-Perceptual-Megapixel-can-help-you

For the pixel peepers, it's rather worrying the amount of resolution lost in cropped systems.

There is very little to gain by sticking an L lens on a crop body.

(Watch me get mauled to death for this...)


I wonder why you say that. As far as I have noticed, FF + average lenses = crop with better lenses.

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This new camera is continuing with the same 16.2MP sensor and 11fps vs. 10fps. Apparently the other changes are also cosmetic in nature.

The ISO 409600 is expanded ISO, let's see what gives

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PowerShot / Re: Canon to Leave the Entry Level Point & Shoot Market?
« on: February 25, 2014, 03:25:51 AM »
Interesting take by Thom Hogan on this news

http://www.gearophile.com/newsviews/canon-retreats.html

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Canon more so than any of the other compact camera makers seems to be taking more of a “if you can’t beat them, join them” approach towards smartphones at the moment. Whether that’s enough to keep the rest of their compact line alive remains to be seen.

What Canon’s new compact lineup looks like is this: waterproof cameras, cameras with huge focal length ranges, the N series I just described, and the very high end G1x and G## cameras.

Canon isn’t the first to make a withdrawal at the low end. Fujifilm, Olympus, and Panasonic have already made similar comments, and Casio recently has done the same. Pentax executives have been quoted as saying the company is just concentrating on waterproof and high-end compact cameras, which brings us back to Nikon, the lone hold-out in the model reduction campaign. As it is during the last decade Nikon has gone from being #5 in compacts to #1 in terms of unit volume and are the winners of a what may end up a Pyrrhic victory.

Last one out should close the door. But you have to get out first ;~).

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 24, 2014, 10:53:44 PM »
Crested Serpent Eagle

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