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:o at the size of the sigma 120-300 f2.8!

FD lenses have about half the image quality of modern EF lenses yet they retain most of their value on the used market.

I would recommend just selling your lenses on eBay and buying mid level DSLR with mid level lenses and using it in manual mode, it would be much better than what you're proposing.


my 600 FD f4.5 might not have got that memo


EOS Bodies / Re: Did you get your 5d mark iii fix? what happened?
« on: May 11, 2012, 01:35:59 AM »
6th number from the serial is a "3" on my body

i am not able to reproduce the so called "light leak issue"
serial 3 and onward the light leak issue is fixed my new one is a 3 too :D

Canon General / Re: Crop factor for macros
« on: May 11, 2012, 01:33:58 AM »
I was just reading a review(http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-100mm-f-2.8-USM-Macro-Lens-Review.aspx) where it should a difference between 3 focal lengths of macro and how it affects bokeh.

I'm familiar with a focal length crop factor of 1.6x for APS-C sensors, but my question is does this affect MFD or maximum magnifcation as well?

I'm specifically curious as i have a non-usm 100mm Macro lens with a 550D but am planning to upgrade to a 5dmk3 and 100L in the near future and am curious how the magnification may change and bokeh.

you are going to notice 2 thing right off the bat

1) it no longer seems to get as close because you lose your 1.6 (note a kenko 1.4 TC will nearly fix this nicely you can also stack it with the extension tubes to get closer still) kenko TC will work with any EF lens unlike the canon ones.
2) the Dof will seem unbelievably shallow so you are going to want to stop down anyway therefore adding a TC into the mix wont hurt

EOS Bodies / Re: Did you get your 5d mark iii fix? what happened?
« on: May 11, 2012, 01:04:17 AM »
i got a new camera and boy this copy is soooooo much better than the first pos i had

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New camera...shooting macros
« on: May 11, 2012, 12:01:29 AM »
I would suggest getting the 17-55 f2.8 EF-S and consider the 100mm f2.8
for macro and longer stuff, since this lens can do many things including great portraits very sharp lens

if you want to spend more money and want/need IS on the 100mm
the 100mm f2.8L IS macro is awesome but almost double the cost


EOS Bodies / Re: 5Dmk3 and 100f2.8L IS noise
« on: May 10, 2012, 10:47:26 PM »
hmm never noticed it before on 5DMk2 or 1Dmk3 bodies i'll keep an ear on it and see how it goes

I'm still hoping for a APS-H 7D2, if not, used 1D4 here I come :)

Ditto, small form factor APS-H would be sweet and the perfect complement to the 5Dmk3

problem is 1D4 prices dont seem to be coming down any :(

Although I can see an APS-H 7D upsetting alot of people though :P

simple: if Canon is too cheap and will not deliver a good body for a good price, there is always the alternative: Nikon - they are listening to the consumer's needs and are releasing really good bodies at lower prices than Canon...

And yet, Canon continues to sell more cameras.

What a tool you are. We get it - you're in an infantile hissy-fit over something Canon did to you: but your opinion is just that - your opinion. And a whiny, ill-formed, petulant one, at that.

You're not "everyone". More to the point, you're not anyone, so if you think your opinion matters a damn, you're even denser than your Drama Queen tantrums would currently suggest.

So sod off to Nikon and see where that gets you.
I really LOL'ed at this response
you really shouldn't sugar coat your responses so much Keith :P

Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod Suggestions
« on: May 10, 2012, 08:11:41 PM »

I recomend this

I have the carbon fibre version which is a bit lighter but to be honest if you are more interested in saving some money the weight difference is not huge and the ally one is probably a bit stiffer anyway.

these are extremely well made tripods and outstanding value for money it will be perfect for you needs
they come with a decent padded tripod bag too

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Macro Adapter?
« on: May 10, 2012, 07:55:32 PM »
yep I have these


they retain Exif data and autofocus and metering only thing you lose is infinty focus as with all extension tubes

you can get ones with no electronics for like 10 bucks too (no name cheapies off ebay) but honestly they are utter rubbish you may as well spend that 10 bucks on a  couple of beers the cheap ones show 00 on aperture are MF only , no AF and metering is off

EOS Bodies / 5Dmk3 and 100f2.8L IS noise
« on: May 10, 2012, 07:20:12 PM »
playing with these last night and this lens makes some horrible noises with IS turned on
the 70-200 and 24-105 dont seem to make noises still have to test my 300 f4L
i wonder if its similar to the problem with the other lenses this problem shows up on
anyone else experienced it with the 100L?

EOS Bodies / Re: It's OK to Rant and Gripe Here but .....
« on: May 10, 2012, 07:05:57 PM »
this may sound retarded but here goes
I have been a long time windows user and changed to mac
Is there anyway to batch rename files in a mac without additional software
in windows its as simple as highlight all the files right click rename and it automatically add a sequential number to the name you give it. I cant seem to see anything on the mac that can do that  :-[

Can you give me an example of the file names...as they are, and how you'd like to alter them to be?
Mac is basically working on top of BSD Unix, and has all the unix toolset there...things like sed, awk, rename, etc....

I might could find you a quick command line script to convert them...

you know just a pile of CR2 file straight out of camera then you want to give them a name more related to what or when they were taken for example the shot date then it automatically adds a subsequent numerical increment to each.

anyway the way i get around this now is rename and convert to dng in lightroom now so its not a huge issue anymore just a peeve. But for my workflow before i bring anything into lightroom i open a folder of the files in bridge and do an initial cull of way off shots just deleting not tagging or rating that way i dont import so many files into lightroom to start with.

In windows this is accomplished simply by right click - rename (doesnt get much more simple than that)

most of my new to mac peeves i have found way around but this one is still there I though i was just dumb not being able to find it but having to wirte code to do such a simple task? retarded
i know you can buy little programs to do it but i object to have to install some poxy additional program to do something that should be OS embedded

next person near me that spins me the line "but macs just work" gets a punch in the face :o

since it would seem the D800E is benefiting quite a bit from a lack of AA filter
And the thing was announced before the 5dmk3 surely it wouldn't have been hard to
make a canon version where they just didnt install the thing, I think it would be alot more of a hit with still
shooters and video people can still get the normal one.

Anyone know how the DIY AA removals have gone?

Lenses / Re: BATTLE OF THE PRIMES: F1.8 Vs F1.4
« on: May 10, 2012, 06:47:07 PM »
as others have said bokeh is the biggest downfall with the 1.8 but the 1.4 is not so great either as it doesnt have circular aperture blades so you can make out thee 8 sides on bokeh lights
(i really wish canon would re-do the 1.4 to match compete with the nikor G lens, or sigma redo their fifty to the same quality that the new 85 1.4)

another interesting problem with the 1.4 that the 1.8 doesnt have is if you want to shoot infrared the 1.4 is subject to getting hot spots (both mk1 and mk2 versions of the 16-35L also have this problem)

overall I like the 1.4 and use it more often than the 1.8 however for shooting landscapes or maybe street photography where you will use narrow apertures there will be almost no noticable difference between the 2

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