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I would take a look for a 50 1.4 of if you prefer portrait, I highly recomment the SIGMA 85mm 1.4. It´s half the price of the 1.2 but pictures very similar and the autofocus is much faster and manual focus is directly connected and not running fly by wire. I took the 50mm also from Sigma to have the same 77mm filter for all lenses.

EOS Bodies / Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« on: March 21, 2012, 05:18:25 AM »
We should be aware how currency ratios developed in the last 4 years before we are discussing prices:

Since 2008 Euro and Dollar lost 40% against the Yen, that´s a fact and not made by Canon! It´s caused by the financial crisis caused by the western countries and we should say thank you to our own polititions and bankers and not blaming the Japanese companies. For them it´s a burden! It´s hard to sell for a higher price to compensate currency related losses and you never get a full compensation normally.
Nikon is in a bit different position here, because they get their main components from Japan but do the D800 assembly in Thailand. Euro and Dollar only lost 20% against the Bath in the last 4 years.

All the cheap bodies are made in China. Chinas currency is bounded to the Dollar by the Chinese government to keep Chinas competition advantage against the States and Europe. This costs our jobs here and is something should end as early as possible.
I´m working in a globalized business and have to deal with these things all day. I say thank you to Canon that they keep the 5D production in Japan due to quality and innovation reasons and will pay they price they are asking for.
Last Friday I had the chance to take my hands on on and it´s a fantastic gear. Esspecially the silent mode will make photos possible, you needed a Leica before. You will not bother anybody anymore.  My one is preordered and I´m waiting everyday all day long.

Lenses / Re: Tilt-Shift Lens vs. Macro Slide Rail
« on: March 14, 2012, 05:25:04 PM »
No I tried the 24 TS on a 5D M2 of course

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D800/E pre-order thread
« on: March 14, 2012, 04:35:24 PM »
I´m not sure what does the crop thing brings as an advantage in the D800? Why I should buy an expensive FF camera and than crop it down to a APS-H or APS-C? Than the finder is masked and not better than from a D300 or a 7D. The image quality and backround blur is the same as I get from a 60% cheaper camera!
If Nikon needs these modes to mask a slow processor than it´s explaination I do not except for a 3000 Euro camera. I think personally the Canon sRaw and mRaw modes are much more useful.

By the way, I understand the 400Euro cheaper price as a sponsoring for the new PC nearly everybody needs to handle 36MP raws on the computer. On high ISO you will get files with 60-70MB, good luck on location with your notebook....

Lenses / Re: Tilt-Shift Lens vs. Macro Slide Rail
« on: March 14, 2012, 04:12:55 PM »
This is a very academic discussion. I suggest to rent the TS-E24mm L II to try it by yourself. I did this last month and it is an incredible lens! With a tilt shift you get the full quality into your file, every PS action to expand is a compromise. 

Lenses / Re: Still need a fast lens?
« on: March 14, 2012, 04:05:38 PM »
Before we  discuss how fast the lenses needs to be, we need to discuss what you want to do?
My kids are to fast for a slow 2.8 lens! My wife is joking about my "mans handbag" but she likes the pics from my 50mm 1.4 and 85mm 1.4 Sigmas on my old 40D. The 5d M3 is preordered the crop is even not blury enough and I want FF just for that. If you shoot dinosaurs in the museum than f=8 is enough!You will get the bones in the back razor sharp.   8)

Site Information / Re: Gura Gear - no comments at all now?
« on: October 26, 2011, 03:57:56 AM »
I´m anotherone filling my closet with camera backs and backpacks.  ;D
the Kiboko looks very nice but I´m living in Germany it´s extremly expensive to import by my own. I did that only once for a "Shootsac" but at the end it nearly doubled the cost. So I will try to catch one at my next visit to the US but it´s always a bit difficult to order something online to a hotel. A source for Germany would be perfect for me.

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