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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« on: March 20, 2012, 05:21:48 AM »
dont mind all the sensor dust  :-[
taken with a 1D original and 28-135

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Lenses / Re: wide angle lens with IS
« on: March 20, 2012, 05:18:18 AM »
I wish they'd make a 17-40 2.8L. Yeah most people might not need the extra stop since they'd be shooting landscape but it's nice to know it's there when you might need it - e.g walking down the beach with your family in the fading light of the sunset. Just a thought...

LOL.  Indeed - they made not one, but two versions of the 16-35mm f/2.8L, and before that was the 17-35mm f/2.8L.

Stopped down to f/8-f/11, the 16-35mm II isn't really much better than the 17-40/4, but the flexibility of an extra stop when needed is why I opted for the 16-35mm II.
it can do so much more than shoot landscapes, however if you were only ever going to shoot landscapes at narrow aperture then may as well save some cash and get the 17-40 but personally i love the 16-35 II

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced
« on: March 20, 2012, 05:01:07 AM »
Give me a Sigma OS version! Pretty please :)
Ditto I've been burnt by tamron once I dont think i could do it again but sigmas new lenses are really stepping up

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Lenses / Re: No 2X extender for 70-300mm L Series
« on: March 20, 2012, 04:33:31 AM »
if you can find an older kenko DG 1.4 teleconverter that does not report aperture it will still report the lens as f5.6 to the camera and you will keep AF but i think it will slow down
the new current model DGX converters report aperture so need the f8 AF of a 1D I used the kenko DGx with my 28-300 and 1D3 for ages and it worked great so i imagine the 70-300 will be just fine too.

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I still don't understand why you need to shoot RAW+JPEG anymore?

well, i'm not a pro user, i used to shoot RAW only with 5D2, and convert them to JPEG to store after some editing in DPP/PS, and i only edit less than maybe 10% of them, Shooting RAW+JPEG can save me a lot time since i dont need to convert that 90% of photos into JPG, and the ability of storing jpeg on SD-card-only make sense to me because i can take the card out, put it into pretty much any computer/HDTV nowadays without needing a card reader or RAW file plugin (especially with 5D3 RAW format).

i often delete photos from camera after review them on the LCD. taking 12 continuous picture in 2 seconds of my kid running, i m not gonna keep all of them, out of which 1/3 or more are bad ones i can easily tell on the LCD screen. and i cant afford those high speed high capacity cards ...

solid thinking its strange as I am pretty sure my 1D3 deletes from both cards when i delete a photo i'll have to check perhaps its a setting?

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I really like alot of his compositions, and attention to the natural lighting
however I cant stand his processing i think there are some great images there that are just ruined
maybe its just viewing at low res on a screen. I dunno what do others think? i know lots say he is this guru but it's pretty subjective.

My thoughts:
too much overuse of vignette,
black levels seem to be pulled up too high for my taste alot of the time killing detail
too much added grain
too much black and white

i guess his "style" is going for that vintage look and I am sure that is "the look" that people who hire him want
so in that context I am sure he has many many happy clients. I just feel that looking at the shots I want to take the filter away so I can see the shot properly.

I prefer clean, sharp, vibrant detail with nice colour and the odd black and white for effect

I dont pretend to be better (I doubt I am and i'm certainly not as experienced as him) just saying his style doesnt float my boat :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« on: March 19, 2012, 10:00:39 PM »
Nice shots Paul!

I really wanted to get a 7D because its smaller than the 1D but when i compared it I still found the aging 1D to be better :( i was very sad, I really hope the 7Dmk2 fixes up the sensor
and I am sure they will give it the 61pt sensor too, I'm pretty confident the 7D2 will stay APS-C as much as i wish for an APS-H small form factor i doubt i'll see one  :'(

also unfortunately I expect any 7Dmk2 to come in at around $2500 which will make alot of people unhappy
me included but that seems to be the way of things

Ideally it would be nice if it were closer to $2000 but thats wishfull thinking :P

I posted some pics from the 1D3 with the 600f4.5 FD lens here
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,3594.0.html


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Software & Accessories / Re: Sling Straps: Black Rapid, Sun Sniper
« on: March 19, 2012, 07:33:36 PM »
these are the old type of cheap ebay ones

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Quick-Rapid-Camera-Sling-Strap-Black-D700-D5000-D3-/300568136829?pt=US_Camera_Straps_Hand_Grips&hash=item45fb41cc7d

I've been using them as well as genuine Black rapid for a couple of years now they work well

but these new better copies just came out and i got a couple

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/251008021232?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

and boy the quality is EXACTLY the same as genuine BR

If BR want to set themselves apart and charge what they do they need to change all the fixings to high tensile stainless steel then they can justify the current prices but otherwise they are well and truely over priced

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Software & Accessories / GEL Holder
« on: March 19, 2012, 07:28:42 PM »
I cant remember who recomended these in another thread but I got some and boy are they great
well worth it

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Lumiquest-FXtra-Universal-Gel-Holder-Kit-LQ-121-NIB-/250950580666?pt=Camera_Flash_Accessories&hash=item3a6dd1f9ba

so a big thanks to whoever recommended them :D

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Landscape / Re: Sydney Harbour Landscape
« on: March 19, 2012, 07:18:42 PM »
these are some of mine
showing the range of the 28-300 vs the 16-35 wide

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« on: March 19, 2012, 07:06:38 PM »
Never liked the 7D IQ - so quite probably, but not close to the the 5s and 1s :D

oh no way, I put it's IQ close to the 1Dmk3 but the 1Dmk3 wins i think, i've been meaning to do a head head shootout between the 2 for fun with the 1D3 using the 14-105 f4 IS vs the x10 28-112 f2-2.8 IS
10MP vs 12MP both shoot at 10FPS

Roll on the 7D2 complete with aps-h, pro af, twin cards, 16 mps and 10fps :D
yep I really hope they do that with the 7D2 :D that is exactly what I want.
it'll never happen though :( we'll have to keep dreaming about a baby 1D4

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EOS Bodies / Re: Upgrading from "x" to the 5D3
« on: March 19, 2012, 07:02:02 PM »
1Dmk3 and 5Dmk2 keeping them though for now

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« on: March 19, 2012, 06:49:24 PM »
Never liked the 7D IQ - so quite probably, but not close to the the 5s and 1s :D

oh no way, I put it's IQ close to the 1Dmk3 but the 1Dmk3 wins i think, i've been meaning to do a head head shootout between the 2 for fun with the 1D3 using the 14-105 f4 IS vs the x10 28-112 f2-2.8 IS
10MP vs 12MP both shoot at 10FPS

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D mk III: ISO 25600...Stunning!!!!!
« on: March 19, 2012, 06:32:07 PM »
I cant wait to get my sigma 85 f1.4 on it and test it out,
Is it just me or is this week going extremely slow!

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Lenses / Re: Best third-party lenses
« on: March 19, 2012, 06:26:56 PM »
Sigma has been stepping up it's game...

Their 24-70mm is quite an awesome lens...
very noisy...but really sharp and great resolving power

I personally only own the Sigma 20mm 1.8... and I LOVE IT...(using it on a crop sensor)

Does vignette quite a bit on ff, but it's also a very very sharp lens.

Really? Since I got the 85 and saw how good it was I was considering this but the reviews are realt great
http://www.thedigitalpicture.com/Reviews/Sigma-20mm-f-1.8-EX-DG-Lens-Review.aspx
i wonder if a update is in the pipeline, if it came out in the same build quality as the 85 i would snap it up

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