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Lenses / Re: Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2.0 SL-II
« on: April 13, 2012, 08:48:54 AM »
You may also want to have a good look at the Canon 28mm f/1.8 USM.  It's not exactly stunning optically but if you're not too picky about the corners or not making huge prints it should get the job done (especially if that's a 5D classic you're talking about, the sensor's resolution is much lower than the 5DII), and it's compact, inexpensive, solidly built, & has fast ring-USM AF with full-time MF-adjust (unlike Canon's micromotor 35mm which is really a dinosaur).  Here's Photozone's review of it on a 5DII.

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EOS Bodies / Re: I still don't get the crop debate
« on: April 12, 2012, 07:51:53 AM »
Well, here's my €0.02 on the subject from the last major thread on this:

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=3295.msg69482#msg69482

Oh, what the heck, I'll cross-post:

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Personally I'd be extremely happy with 10-12 1DX pixels in an APS-C camera with a viewfinder a little better than the 7D (if that's possible, I know it's already 100%/1.0x).

I think the yearning for FF is mostly based on:

  • very low noise floor at high ISO
  • great viewfinder image
  • very shallow DoF at moderate focal lengths

If the first two could be made very close to the 5D in a crop camera, then I think the DoF available at APS-C focal lengths is an acceptable compromise for a whole lot of people.  Digic 5+ will certainly help things out in the noise department...

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Lenses / Re: Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2.0 SL-II
« on: April 11, 2012, 06:26:49 PM »
Photozone has a nice review of it on the 5DII.  I've got the 20mm Color Skopar on my 40D as my "35" & love it to pieces.

You could also read EdMika's article on the adapters he makes WRT adding chips to lenses like the aforementioned Samyang 35 f/1.4.

Just bear in mind that even with an AF-confirm chip, a lens like the Samyang or something else adapted from another system (like my C/Y mount Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon) requires you to stop-down meter after focusing, whereas Zeiss ZE & Voigt native-EOS mount lenses have fully-electronic aperture control in 1/3-stop increments.

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Lenses / Re: What is the most EXOTIC Canon lens?
« on: April 11, 2012, 06:09:16 PM »
Well, in terms of lenses that I'd actually like to be able to own & use, it would be the S-mount 50mm f/0.95.  I'd be all over one of those things adapted to a Fuji X-Pro 1.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Anyone shooting film?
« on: April 06, 2012, 03:31:36 AM »
If you have some good canon glass, why not pick up an inexpensive film body?

Exactly my thinking when I got an EOS 1n from the used section of B&H for peanuts when I first got serious about getting good glass.  I changed the viewfinder screen for the spit-prism for manual focus.  Brilliant viewfinder.

But my favorite film camera (for its handling, metering, & drive) was my T90.

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Lenses / Re: Your Most Used Lens!
« on: April 06, 2012, 03:24:40 AM »
Right now, it's the 28-112 f/2.0-2.8 on my Fuji X10!

It's small & lives in my bag all the time, images & moves are great even in low light, & it's a pleasure to use.

And yes, the menu interface is a royal pain & the battery life sucks :-).

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« on: April 02, 2012, 08:09:10 PM »
What's to say they won't just do away with the xxxxD line?

  • the competition
  • having an EOS product in every price bracket
  • popularity of current camera

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« on: April 02, 2012, 04:19:02 PM »
Above 800 ISO, you get extremely noisy images even after I dial in +1.5-2.0EV on my T2i. This is very disappointing as most of the fine shots I can see happen during early hours or near twilight.

Up to the max "native" iso on your camera, you're better off just setting the iso to the exposure you need rather than messing with the compensation.  Now, you certainly want to expose to the right, but unless you're in pretty dark conditions this usually won't be more than a stop or so, and certainly depends a whole lot on the scene.

But all other things being equal, as long as you're within the "native" iso range of your camera (not using "expansion" settings) the camera does some processing optimized for that particular gain setting.  Compensation is best used to get the exposure "right" for a given iso, aperture, & shutter speed, rather than an alternative to using a higher or lower iso setting.

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Lenses / Re: What lens are you patiently waiting for?
« on: March 31, 2012, 03:10:56 AM »
the patented 35mm f/2.0 IS

I think I'd buy two of those, because the GF would want one superglued to the front of her camera <grin>

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Lenses / Re: What lens are you patiently waiting for?
« on: March 31, 2012, 03:06:24 AM »
EF 14-24 2.8L
This.
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+10 count me in! i don't really want this for myself, but hope you guys get what you want ;)
+11 ... sounds awesome ... whatever it is
+12. Not really interested. I just want to see how far we can go before the internet breaks.
It's like a crazy mat job!
+13 When it's gets to +20 I'm going to take a picture
+14 Actually this is probably not the best way that Canon should be gaining market info from  ;D
+14.5 She can't take it!  She's breaking up!
+15 or I'm buying the Nikon one + the 16-9 converter!
+16 I would rather this than a new body.
+17 I have never hoped that Canon reps read this board as much as I do right now.
+18 On a 7D - fantastic  ;)
+19 What lens were we talkin' bout again?

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Lenses / Re: What lens are you patiently waiting for?
« on: March 29, 2012, 04:38:51 AM »
ANY prime f/2 or faster with IS.  & at this point it's been so long that I mean any, from 14mm to 135mm, would make me happy.  These new f/2.8 wides are a step in the right direction & certainly the first non-macro non-L primes we've seen from Canon since 1995, but even Canon acknowledged that their primary purpose was as compact video lenses.  I've already got a 24-105 f/4L IS, why would I drop 90% of what I paid for it on a prime in the same focal length that's only one stop faster?

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Lenses / Re: Looking for advice
« on: March 22, 2012, 09:49:28 PM »
awesome bracketed shot :-)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« on: March 19, 2012, 12:22:38 PM »
I dont think wedding togs would like that at all.

Consider me smoten :-)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« on: March 19, 2012, 11:31:16 AM »
1. 7D is hardly a wedding grade camera
Uhm, I didn't say anything about the 7D & weddings; I was talking about the X-Pro 1:

Right now, the X-Pro 1 is the smallest, least expensive, and sexiest camera with wedding-photographer grade image quality, and Fuji still has plenty of other tricks up their sleeves to roll out over the next year or so.
I certainly wouldn't use it as my only camera, but with the 3 lenses they're shipping at release I think most professionals would be perfectly comfortable shooting a wedding with the X-pro 1 and 18/35/60mm trio (and maybe an adapted Nokton for posed portraits).  I'd want another body like a 5D with an ultrawide on it and maybe a zoom in the bag just in case, but that would pretty much do it for me.

2. There isn't the range of lens to shoot a wedding.  Fujifilm will be a bit player for some time
AF lens options will be limited for another year or so perhaps...  You can be sure that there are a lot of wedding/artistic/street/travel shooters out there without the dosh for a digital Leica M that own M glass that are looking very keenly at moving up to the X-pro 1.  The best adapted mirrorless options up 'till now (pana, oly, sony, ricoh, etc.) have been OK but none of them feel or handle like a rangefinder like the Fuji does, and the image quality speaks for itsself.  The fact that Fuji's AF lenses cost half as much as their Canon L or Sony/Zeiss counterparts will certainly push adoption as well.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« on: March 19, 2012, 05:58:45 AM »
Nobody ( here on this thread ) has taken into consideration the Nikon D300S replacement.

Not since the first page anyway... :-)

But you're right.  The 7D (& the forking of the "prosumer" lineup to 7D & 60D) was basically Canon's response to the Nikon D300 (the 60D could be seen as a response to the D90) & the demand for a more professional crop camera.  In a way, ever since the D3 and D300 came out Nikon has been calling the shots on what the market segments should look like, & it's been up to Canon to try to beat them at their own game.  It certainly took a while for them to react but I think that with the 5DII and 7D they were pretty much there, & they'll certainly continue that strategy for quite a while longer.  The industry is just on the tail end of the recovery from Fukushima, the banks breaking the economy, and the Thai floods; no one can afford a shakeup right now...

...Which is why they're both scared of Fujifilm.  Right now, the X-Pro 1 is the smallest, least expensive, and sexiest camera with wedding-photographer grade image quality, and Fuji still has plenty of other tricks up their sleeves to roll out over the next year or so.  I wouldn't be surprised at all if in a year's time we have a Fuji camera in the same size class and price bracket as the X10 with image quality as good as the current 7D.

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