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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

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


EOS Bodies / Re: 5D2 vs 5D3 ISO100 around 50 test raws
« on: March 28, 2012, 01:45:10 AM »

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

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

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


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...

bummer, I was lucky to snag a mint condition 600 f4.5 FD off ebay for $1400, such a nice lens and the glass is crystal clear and not a spec of paint missing from it might grab one of those to try out on the 5D2 thanks again

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D2 vs 5D3 ISO100 around 50 test raws
« on: March 27, 2012, 11:06:43 PM »
Executive summary:

I dont know if its still the raw converter being funny but I still think the 5D2 images are sharper, there is definately no mind blowing improvement at ISO100 at very best it's going to be line ball.
Before i started this test i did turn off all NR and the aberation reduction etc just incase any of that shinanigans affected the raws.

TEST 1 files are the best
TEST 2 shows this method of doing AFMA isnt the most accurate compared to test 1
TEST 3 just handheld shots as acheck most are at minimum shutter speed due to low light still I managed to keep it to iso 100 for all lenses except the 300f4L (they are a bit under exposed though)

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D2 vs 5D3 ISO100 around 50 test raws
« on: March 27, 2012, 10:46:37 PM »
Provide a single .rar file ...nobody wants to hit RapidShare and wait X seconds for free users for each file.

I did it that way in case people only wanted to get specific body lens combos and not download the whole gig
the filenames clearly show which body and which lens it is for

sheesh tough crowd, I'm not going to bother posting any more of my testing

cool thanks did you actually get it and use it any feedback on how it works? might be really handy for using my FD600

EOS Bodies / Re: Have soft images? This helped me a ton!
« on: March 27, 2012, 10:30:51 PM »
I always use spot focus and have spent an amazing amount of time evaluating this thing so far

I think if there is going to be another FF this year it's going to be an uber MP monster not a bargain basement one

my Sigma 85 f1.4 seems to be working fine i succesfully did all the AFMA last night on it as well as a bunch of other lenses thankfully since its my favourite lens

Are there no landscape photogaphers here?

sorry they all changed to nikon...  :'(

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