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Australia / Re: Buying Camera gear in Aus? Who do you use?
« on: March 28, 2012, 02:34:04 AM »
you should also keep an eye on gumtree in your area for any good deals on stuff you are looking for at least then you get to try it out

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Australia / Re: Finally, cheap cameras in Australian shops
« on: March 28, 2012, 02:32:24 AM »
thats why I use paypal over ebay, because you are also covered by ebay if you get scammed (only if you pay using paypal though. why wont you use paypal?

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Lenses / Re: Do you trust these online HK/china online stores?
« on: March 28, 2012, 02:29:54 AM »
haha thanks i'll keep that in mind. looks like i might be buying from digital rev. however hong kong buy and sell seems reasonably. i havent checked their shipping and warranty details yet.

also is there a big different from buying a genuine canon product and something's that in a "white box"? there's no canon box and manual but i've read some reviews on amazon where 3rd party vendors sell them and the customers are happy with the "white box" product - after being refunded the difference.

another online store is dirt cheap cameras based in sydney. im trying to figure out if they sell genuine canon products or if it's grey imports.

All the stuff i have got from those guys has been genuine canon in proper boxes with manuals and CD's, warranty cards etc, can usually tell by the warrnty card which market they are for I have had US market japanese market and hong kong market stuff

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5D Mark 3 + 85mm f1.2 II
« on: March 28, 2012, 02:22:12 AM »
no problems also the sigma is 2 and a half times cheaper and is still an amazing lens, easily my favourite

There seems to be some serious purple fringing going on in that sample. I just happened to have your 5D2 10028 test-1 sample up to compare it to.  The image with the 10028 on the 5D2 looks much better, and sharper than the 5D3 with the Sigma Lens.

Yep. the sigma has a fair bit of purple fringe at f1.4 (still sharp though) by f2 its all gone and gets sharper still
I definately feel the 5D2 is sharper, i'm hoping its all related to the dogdy raw converters we have access to at the moment. typically i shoot this lens at f2 for these reasons and to avoid too many DoF problems. I do find lightroom removes all the purple though in lens correction


And yeah that 100f2.8 is such a nice lens soooo sharp

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Video & Movie / Re: Festival of Colors - Shot on MKII and MKIII
« on: March 28, 2012, 02:09:44 AM »
nice! you had better be careful nikon dont steal it for some promo material though...

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Australia / Re: Finally, cheap cameras in Australian shops
« on: March 28, 2012, 02:05:09 AM »
There are like a million of these online HK/china-based sellers - how do you suss out the 'good' and reputable ones from the bad scammers greedy types?

method 1 do exactly what you are doing now research and ask people
method 2 email them and talk to them about stuff see how they communicate

the 2 i've sent stuff back 2 are oz digital online and digital rev both were awesome
oz digital let me send a tamron lens back purely based on the fact i hated it and it was rubbish not that it didnt work or anything, they gave me a credit which i sed towards a canon lens. their return address is in NSW
digital rev i accidentally ordered a nikkor 50mm D lens instead of a G lens they had already shipped it when i realised they called the courier had it returned before it got to me and sent me out the G of course i had to pay the difference but excellent service from either of those 2

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Lenses / Re: Do you trust these online HK/china online stores?
« on: March 28, 2012, 01:58:42 AM »
I bought from digital camera warehouse years ago when they first started and they were cheap. now they are overpriced like most aussie stores. i think i might have bought something from t dimension once just cant remember what, I know people that have used DWI but seriously for the price differences and your level of nervousness just stick with digital rev and you wont feel a thing :D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5D Mark 3 + 85mm f1.2 II
« on: March 28, 2012, 01:55:40 AM »
Perhaps rent both of them and try 'em out? If you buy sigma, ceck and test it to death to make sure you have a good copy!

yep if you go sigma get it from a bricks and mortar store in case you have issues, definately try them side by side at the same time so you can see the good and bad of each

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another great choice might be the 30mm f1.4 siggy for your 7d
and snag a 5D classic as a second body and the 135 f2
that would be a sweet little paring for what you want

all of that would be cheaper than the 85mm f1.2L on its own

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on a 7D for what you want get the sigma 30mm f1.4 (this is a crop only lens) gives close to the 50mm on FF and the sigma 85mm f1.4 (the 85 will be about 120mm on ff) great for tighter shots
you can sort out focus issues with AFMA

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Sigma-30mm-30-F1-4-EX-DC-HSM-Lens-Canon-7D-60D-0198-/300581191160?pt=AU_Lenses&hash=item45fc08fdf8

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D2 vs 5D3 ISO100 around 50 test raws
« on: March 28, 2012, 01:45:10 AM »
http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/cameraraw6-7/

theres the link to the acr6.7
 
unless you mean you dont have CS5?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5D Mark 3 + 85mm f1.2 II
« on: March 28, 2012, 01:36:18 AM »
Thanks for the reply! Yeah, I wasn't too sure if it was more based on the af motor of the lens or the af engine of the camera - or even a combination of both.

Appreciate the response! :)

no problems also the sigma is 2 and a half times cheaper and is still an amazing lens, easily my favourite

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5D Mark 3 + 85mm f1.2 II
« on: March 28, 2012, 01:32:29 AM »
it wont change the focus speed of the lens ie you can forget about AI servo

I tested it side by side with the sigma and wide open the Canon 1.2 is sharper
this is not to say the sigma is not sharp (have alook at the RAWs i posted) it is very sharp
however the sigma is much much faster focusing since i got it for weddings I felt the canon 1.2 was too slow
for my needs so went the sigma route, however if you shooting style can accomodate the slower focusing speed i think the quality from the canon 85 f1.2 is unbeatable

here is a link to the raw file with the sigma 85 f1.4 on the 5Dmk3

https://rapidshare.com/files/3404079805/5D3-8514-test1.CR2

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Lenses / Re: Do all of canons 50 mm lens suck?
« on: March 28, 2012, 01:28:13 AM »
The 50mm lenses use a optical formula from the stone age of cameras, and not just Canon.  Then, they are cheaply made because they were intended as low cost mass produced items.
 
Its really too bad that there is not a upgrade.  I use mine a lot, and its very good.  I'd like excellent rather than good or very good.  I'm thinking of selling it and just cropping from 35mm L or stepping back with 85mm f/1.8.
 
I'll take a look at the new 24-70mm L as well.  If it is really good, I might limit my use of primes, since the 5D MK III does seem to be 1 stop + better. It also does not degrade as quickly at the really high ISO settings, noise increases more gradually.  Correct exposure is absolutely critical though.
yep i'm hanging out to try this lens becasue i've been considering the 24 f1.4II or the 35 f1.4 too end of april apparently...

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