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Canon non-EF Lenses (TS-E, FD, etc.) / Re: Canon FD 600mm f/4.5
« on: November 23, 2014, 07:29:35 AM »
Reviving an old topic, how is the lens after two years, any more pics, i am considering getting one, they come and go on ebay for around $1600, i know its cheap when compared to the EF version, there is also the 300mm f/2.8 for around the same price.

hey to be honest haven't used it too much for stills but actually used it quite a big for shooting video of archery because the focus wheels can be moved smoothly easily without introducing vibration. I think this lens is amazing for long range video. especially for the money.

but now I have the tamron 150-600 i would say the tamron is generally better but it still cant hit f4.5 like this can but it does have IS and AF although you need to turn IS off for panning. I wont sell the FD because i like it and its sort of an antique now but generally for most situations the tamron or new sigma 150-600 will be a better choice for less money

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I have used CF tripods down to -55C with no problems. I just came back in after using one for some night sky pictures at -19C.... No problems.

And yes, slip your gear into a plastic bag before you come in to protect it from condensation... That's what I did and after 5 minutes the outside of the bag is soaked and as far as I can tell, it is dry inside.

-55c! where is that? i've been -30c in far north china and that was damn cold so cold my nikon at the time started to struggle to fire after 3 or 4 hours out doors not to mention how fast the batteries drained. and my eye lids kept freezing shut...
in Resolute, NWT, Canada....not that it gets cold in the winter, but we kept the 4X4 in a garage that was heated to -40C......
wow that is cold how do your cameras go in those temps?

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Technical Support / Re: DIY. How to shoot the bird from the car.
« on: November 23, 2014, 07:13:25 AM »
hahaha nice one again mr surapon you are a legend  ;D

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Making Money With Photography
« on: November 23, 2014, 07:07:51 AM »
thats some pretty nice work there colin

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I have used CF tripods down to -55C with no problems. I just came back in after using one for some night sky pictures at -19C.... No problems.

And yes, slip your gear into a plastic bag before you come in to protect it from condensation... That's what I did and after 5 minutes the outside of the bag is soaked and as far as I can tell, it is dry inside.

-55c! where is that? i've been -30c in far north china and that was damn cold so cold my nikon at the time started to struggle to fire after 3 or 4 hours out doors not to mention how fast the batteries drained. and my eye lids kept freezing shut...

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Lenses / Re: 60d lense options ?
« on: November 23, 2014, 06:14:52 AM »
sigma 18-35 f1.8

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EOS-M / Re: Tele lens for EOS M?
« on: November 23, 2014, 06:04:31 AM »
for what its worth the canon 135 f2L is amazingly good on the eos-M it is very fast and accurate in servo mode much faster than many other lenses i have tried. i use it for out door street candids and it works great.

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Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« on: November 22, 2014, 08:43:40 AM »
i love my 5Dmk3
i love my eos-m and 11-22
and i'm especially loving my lifepixel converted eos -m these days


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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 08, 2014, 01:32:29 PM »
wow quite a bit cheaper than i was expecting! and i'm sure its gonna be top shelf gonna be interesting to see how it goes with a 1.4 tc the smaller size and panning mode IS might make me sell the tamron for this but i expect its gonna have a long back order

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Street & City / Re: Famous icons in your city
« on: November 08, 2014, 12:54:10 AM »
the bund in shanghai from across the huangpu IR Panorama with the EOS-M and 11-22

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EOS Bodies / Re: Focus problems with the Canon 7DII?
« on: November 08, 2014, 12:20:11 AM »
I just want to be sure I understand everyone, if a camera takes good and bad photos of a subject with not setting changes it's a AFMA problem? I would think that it would be consistent.

try AFMA

but also consider this

My first 5Dmk3 when it very first came out couldnt focus on a barn door it was woefull i swapped it out for a new camera which was perfect out of the box turned out the first one had a faulty AF module.

its the price of being on the bleeding edge.

Try AFMA if its still no good see if swapping bodies helps

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that´s all fine but fact is overall the 7D MK2 get´s a lot of bad press.

no matter if it´s justified or not this will make an impression on customers.


only three example:

https://fstoppers.com/critiques/dxomark-results-show-canon-eos-7d-mark-ii-test-similar-5-year-old-nikon-bodies-43470#comment-form

http://petapixel.com/2014/11/05/dxomark-disappointed-7d-mark-ii-sensor-lags-behind-mft-cameras-base-iso/

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/a-mount-is-dead-sure-look-at-that/


you can say what you want about DXO but it carrys a lot of weight as you can see.

if canon does not counter that, the reputation is gone. if it´s not already too late.

just a quick question... before digital you know when we used that film stuff
did you just go out and unroll a 36 exp out of the box at the scene?
ya know cause the sensor is the only thing that matters right?

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And another vote for the little voigt. :)

It's a fun lens. Simply using it is a pleasure, the manual focus thingy is not really an issue (especially when shooting landscapes, just set it at the infinity hard stop and be done with it...).

Resulting photo looks good too. f/3.5 to f/5 is not really the sharpest in the corner but it's manageable. f/5.6 to f/11, the lens is excellent across the frame.
On starry skies, it's not that good though. You'll get visible coma on the outer third of the image.
There's also a bit of CA from time to time, but that can be removed easily. Almost no flare though.


I've been playing with it for the last year or so and it's still one of my most used lens.
 
Djaaf.

another vote here its a great lens

and it take 52mm filters the same as the 40 pancake which is
a) dirt cheap for high end B+W filters CPL and ND
b) smaller lighter and can be used on both lenses

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Woe and Pathos in the Sigma 50 Art?
« on: October 30, 2014, 12:15:10 AM »
FYI, I have the dock and I did my best to put it to good use. But it never changed the inconsistency. How do you set a value, when the deveation from measurement to measurement goes from -15 to +15?

are you having the issue if you only use the central points?
I think the unreliable issues are related to using the outer points

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i like fast glass so on the 7D2 I would go

new canon 10-18 EF-S for landscapes
sigma 18-35 f1.8 for most general stuff
sigma 50mm f1.4 Art Portraits
Canon 70-200 f2.8L II long stuff

and done till you want to go longer than 200....

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