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Lenses / Re: Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2.0 SL-II
« on: April 14, 2012, 04:31:40 AM »
The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM is not an option here, because the OP has a 5D and the Sigma is for APS-C cameras.

...right, which is why I didn't recommend that lens, I was merely comparing the Canon 28 to it as they are of similar aperture, focal length, and size...

Lenses / Re: Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2.0 SL-II
« on: April 13, 2012, 07:31:17 PM »
Don't waste your time on the 28mm 1.8. I've got it, and can't stand it on either a crop or full-frame camera. It's never sharp.

Have you checked your focus calibration with it?  The corners will certainly not be so hot (especially wide-open), but it shouldn't be too bad otherwise.

Anyway, my point was basically that it has a lot of positive points but would be better used by someone that valued weight, handling, build, AF, and price over image quality.  From everything I've seen it's better than the comparable 30mm f/1.4 sigma.

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.

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:


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

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...

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.

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.

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.

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 :-).

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

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.

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>

Lenses / Re: What lens are you patiently waiting for?
« on: March 31, 2012, 03:06:24 AM »
EF 14-24 2.8L
+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?

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?

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

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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