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Lenses / Re: What would you choose to complement a 50mm prime?
« on: December 18, 2014, 11:58:48 PM »
none of your options

probably tamron 15-30 f2.8 VC and 135 f2L

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Nice image. 

Clearly, with all that fast-moving action in the scene, taking multiple images would have been impossible, making the image a perfect demonstration of when more DR is absolutely required for a single shot.   ::)  Of course, some highlight detail outside is blown out, so it wasn't quite enough more DR. 

But as I said, it's a nice image.
he should have bracketed even with the legendary a7R on that one

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 35 Art and the USB dock - calibration tips appreciated
« on: December 16, 2014, 08:48:00 PM »
oh its also a bit of pain in the arse taking the lens on and off the camera have a body cap nearby to keep poping on the body. I shoot a group of 5 shots for each one defocusing manually and refocusing between each shot

also do this shooting tethered using eos utility its much faster as you can see it up on the screen straight away

i did the calibration manually NOT using focal. I then ran the focal tests to confirm i was where i wanted to be
not sure if you have focal or not but i didn't use the focal results to make changes on the dock calibration
the final focal recommended a +1 AFMA but i didn't change it as this was close enough as makes no difference to me.

if i think of anything else i'll post it up

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Technical Support / Re: 5Dmk3 grip rubber coming loose
« on: December 16, 2014, 07:12:42 PM »
Same think just started happening to my mk3, pretty ennoying..
For me it happened during a 5 hour fight  from The ME to Scandinavia.
How did you end up filing it wickid?

didnt bother fixing it yet just gonna keep using it till its really bad then i'll fix it as mt spokane suggested

seems cps membership in the US gives benefits however here in australia the benefit is not so good

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Lenses / Re: DANGIT! I rented the 85 1.2ii
« on: December 16, 2014, 06:55:08 PM »
i tested the sigma 85 current one side by side with the 85II i felt they were so close for the money and faster af speed i took the sigma. however if i used a 1D i might have taken the 85II since it seems to have better AF performance than on a 5D. i'm also looking forward to the 85 ART

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Lenses / Re: EF 100-400mm II - first impressions
« on: December 16, 2014, 06:48:26 PM »
awesome so IQ is better than the tamron, how about Af performance with the 1.4? are you using the 1.4 TC mk3?
also that tamron shot looks too blurry for f8 maybe wide open... are you sure you didn't get any shake in that?

the tamron is a bit too big for travel and this looks like a much better option and has panning mode IS which IMO is a massive fault on the tamron.

Using the MkIII. Haven't been able to check AF outside yet, will do that tomorrow. The thing about the 300/2.8 is that you sometimes feel a bit sick about what it cost, then you compare other lenses with it and it just wins.

Maybe there was some shake, but I'll never know from now as I sold the Tamron. I don't regret buying it and making a loss as it is a very good lens and I had a lot of fun with it and have some photos I treasure.

cool i'm really keen on seeing your feelings since you know what you are doing, as i'm looking at getting this and selling the tamron too, can you try some panning shots with the panning mode IS at long range too to see how it performs?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Have you repaired your 50 Art?
« on: December 16, 2014, 06:45:23 PM »
viggo do you have access to a 5D3 you can test it on?

mine is still amazing easily the most consistant and accurate AF 50mm i've ever used
its blazingly good in servo too (but i only use the 5 center column points using servo)

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 35 Art and the USB dock - calibration tips appreciated
« on: December 16, 2014, 06:36:26 PM »
its basically the same as doing AFMA just you have more set points to calibrate at different camera to subject distances.

make sure the lens has the current firmware first.

use a tape measure to accurately set the camera focal plane to target distance, the focal plane marker is on top of the body its the circle with the line through it. measure this accurately as if this is wrong your adjustments will also be wrong.

because there are more set points it will take longer than afma.

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Lenses / Re: EF 100-400mm II - first impressions
« on: December 16, 2014, 06:32:34 PM »
awesome so IQ is better than the tamron, how about Af performance with the 1.4? are you using the 1.4 TC mk3?
also that tamron shot looks too blurry for f8 maybe wide open... are you sure you didn't get any shake in that?

the tamron is a bit too big for travel and this looks like a much better option and has panning mode IS which IMO is a massive fault on the tamron.

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Lenses / Re: Buying Advice: What First Lens for a Full Frame?
« on: December 16, 2014, 06:24:41 PM »
do you still have the 7D and 18-35? if so i'd say get the new 16-35 f4L IS for the 6D leave the 18-35 on the 7d for general zoom

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Software & Accessories / Re: i folded and bought CC :(
« on: December 16, 2014, 07:28:35 AM »
One thing bugging me is it doesn't seem to have or I can't find the ability to copy settings and paste to another image
 :-\

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Really interested to see how this plus 1.4 Tc is vs the tamron

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Software & Accessories / Re: i folded and bought CC :(
« on: December 16, 2014, 12:41:31 AM »
yeah i'm using it to edit photos directly on the phone taken with the iphone and man even the white balance editing works great which is wierd since its all jpg isnt it?
its a great app on an iphone

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Software & Accessories / i folded and bought CC :(
« on: December 15, 2014, 11:27:27 PM »
after trying the LR app on my new iphone 6+ its just soo awesome i folded and bought Adobe CC for the $9.99/month deal since LR 6 is bound to be along soon too...

yep i'm a turncoat :(

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Sigma 120-300 f2.8 Sport
« on: December 15, 2014, 07:23:30 PM »
nice , what body are you using?

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