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Messages - wickidwombat

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Lenses / Re: A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]
« on: August 31, 2014, 04:37:17 AM »
I have the 40 stm and the voigtlander 20. Both are great. Shooting manual focus at 20mm on full-frame is totally easy. The only thing is you can't shoot quickly one-handed but so what. The voigt shoots beautifully. Two lenses at 345 grams total. Share a 52mm filter. It's great. Amazing how effective the distance scale becomes as well as the focus confirmation. The 16-35 is twice the weight of both put together and over twice the size. It's a hassle switching lenses but the prime shooting experience is also special.

Having used Pentax for 3 years previously, and having owned a handful of their pancake and small limiteds, I'm most satisfied with the 6d and a couple of small lenses. A 24mm pancake would be very compelling. I guarantee it will be stm if it exists. I just can't see it happening though. I'd bank on another m lens with a new m camera that actually is worth buying. Canon isn't going to give up the mirrorless game that quickly. But if they don't spit out a modern 50mm they'll frustrate a lot of people.

i agree the voigt 20 and 40 are an awesome pair when travelling light
with the 20 set f8 hard stop infinity and everything from 2m to infinity is in focus anyway its a wicked point and shoot when used like this.

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EOS-M / Re: M/22 arrived today.....
« on: August 29, 2014, 10:36:22 PM »
last spanner menu at the bottom

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $249
« on: August 29, 2014, 10:30:21 PM »
best value camera around for an IR conversion

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Reviews / Re: Tamron 16-300 VC Review and Video Review
« on: August 29, 2014, 10:22:19 PM »
great review and not unexpected outcome i think i agree the 28-300 might be a better option even on a crop
especially since canon have the 10-18 to make a much better crop wide end

i still think you need to review the samyang/ rokinon 8mm f2.8 on the eos M its fantastic :)

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Lenses / Re: Stacked Teleconverters or Tamron 150-600
« on: August 29, 2014, 10:13:02 PM »
the tamron 150-600 doesnt like any teleconverters
tried kenko 1.4 and it just didnt want to play at all
tried a canon 2x mk3 with a extension tube spacer and no joy there either

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Lenses / Re: Your favorite older EF lens
« on: August 29, 2014, 10:51:24 AM »
dunno ...

i think i have a 28-90 somewhere in a drawer
most of my EF glass is pretty new

i do have an FD600 f4.5 that is older than I am though...

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Lenses / Re: Which lens to take on bike trip?
« on: August 29, 2014, 10:20:56 AM »
take the 70-200 and buy a kenko extension tube for macro they weigh almost nothing

the 40mm with a 25mm tube makes a damn good macro lens

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EOS-M / Re: EOS-M and Magic Lantern
« on: August 29, 2014, 10:19:19 AM »
seems if i use a slower 45mb/s 32 GB card it works ok
it was using a brand new 60mb/s 128GB transcend card that ML doesnt play nice with
but the card works fine in the camera if ML isnt being used

wierd...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 29, 2014, 08:41:02 AM »
We're not, we are asking for a demonstration of the actual achievable resolution differences when handheld and when using AF.

As JR said, there's so many variables it can become entirely subjective.
FWIW, I've had handheld AF shots from my 800e with 70-200mm f/4 VR at 200mm that are as crisp at 15th second (yes, low light) as I was getting my my 5d2 and 70-200 f/2.8 L IS 2 in bright sunlight (likely 1/400s @ f8)
Used with good glass and technique, even handheld, the ability to get very high resolution images from the d800 series is not all that difficult.  The 810's mirror action is even smoother, which should help a bit more.

Having seen your work, I doubt it.

no really dont beat about the bush tell us what you really think ... :D

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Lenses / Re: Best PRIME lenses to take to NYC?
« on: August 29, 2014, 08:36:24 AM »
i'd take the 16-35 the 50 f1.2 and the 135

the 16-35 is essential for city walk around especially densly packed streets
50 general all round low light but not as tight as the 85

tough call between the 85 and the 135 but the 135 gives you some decent reach if you need something longer
and the 85 is quite close to the 50 anyway

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Why the delay for the Tamron 150-600?
« on: August 29, 2014, 08:30:39 AM »
maybe they are adding panning mode IS...

I'd happily pay another $1000 to be able to send mine in and have panning mode added...

biggest negative on this lens for sure

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EOS-M / Re: EOS-M and Magic Lantern
« on: August 29, 2014, 08:12:18 AM »
update:

 my Eos M with ML on it decided that it would stop allowing shutter release. really odd
but i've had to remove ML for now

and for some reason i cant access the ML site to DL the latest nightly to try that

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 29, 2014, 07:31:41 AM »
D800 -> D810

The 5dm3 is looking really old.

Not as old as that whine.

must be a damn good vintage...

but i bet its corked  :-[

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EOS Bodies / Re: MISSING Camera body feature
« on: August 28, 2014, 09:11:54 AM »
So like many, I have de-coupled the half shutter press from AF, and instead use the AF-ON button to Auto Focus.

Boom - no more hesitation when the trigger is pulled waiting for the lens to re-focus.

What's missing though is a second AF-ON button / Dedicated SERVO mode.

How many of you toggle between "Single Shot" and "Servo" ?

Is it just me, or it would it be sooooooo nice to have them both at your fingertip?

Switching between C1/2/3 isn't a good alternative, esp with a locked dial.
5d3 and 1 DX can program the dof button to do this

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i've never had problems with 600x cards in mine but have not tried or do not own 1000x cards

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