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Lenses / Re: 24 - 70mm f/2.8 L I or II
« on: March 23, 2012, 03:17:26 AM »
I would say neither get a good 50mm
the 16-35 owns the wide end and from 70 up you have the 70-200
a 50 fill the gap nicely

i got a couple of these a few months ago they have been pretty good
they were half the price when I got them though
wish i had bought more now..


 Duracell --
 I'm in north america and I don't think I've ever seen duracell cards - duracell batteries sure. It's funny how things are the same yet different.

funny they are from the USA

I wonder with the olympics coming up if the authorities are going to put these power tripping lunatics on leashes otherwise it could put a serious dent in the UK international reputation

Lenses / Re: Canon 50mm 1.4 AF problem?
« on: March 23, 2012, 01:46:09 AM »
^ How old is your lens and do you use it with a filter? Im afraid that if i buy this lens, it will break after a few months :(

I've had mine 2 years now and still going strong and its been all over the world with me

Lenses / Re: advice on lens for evening events
« on: March 23, 2012, 01:44:55 AM »
That 85L will be painfully slow when trying to capture an event like a quinceanera, I cover parties / weddings and eventually only use my 85L for staged shots... 35L will be perfect for low light with super quick AF and an EFOV of 56mm on your 60D. Kind of a classic photojournalism lens on a crop.

good to know!

the sigma 85f1.4 will be fast enough :D

Lenses / Re: 18-200 and vignetting with Cokin P holder
« on: March 23, 2012, 01:44:08 AM »
Thanks for your response.
I'd thought about trying to reduce the size of the filter holder.
Looks like its out with the hacksaw this weekend!
yep, I did this to a cheap plastic ebay one to stop vignetting on my 16-35 on FF it fixed the problem

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L USM - Any negative comments?
« on: March 23, 2012, 01:42:59 AM »
owned one for four months now have nothing bad to say about the lens itself. it's just great.

the price for lack of a tripod ring is a little steep but given what's happening with all new Canon lenses it's not out of step.
the zoom ring and manual focus ring are in different positions than a lot of lenses but after using it enough where zooming is instinctive i like the position better because the camera is more balanced in my hands.
no Canon extenders but is compatible with the Kenko. i guess results vary because i have the $130 Kenko 1.4x extender on it and even though it's reporting f/8.0 to my 60D it still autofocuses.

which kenko? I have heard the older DG versions will AF its the newer DGX ones that are suposed to not AF
when i used my DGX one on my 1Dmk3 with the 28-300 L it would even AF using outer points at f8 not only the center point but they were noticably slower so i primarily used the center point. I dont own any 5.6 lenses anymore to test this out on tough

Lenses / Re: Best third-party lenses
« on: March 23, 2012, 01:32:59 AM »
just sent the lens in I didnt want it matched to a boday as I have 4 bodies and my parents havea 600D my brother has a 550D and those bodies dont have micro adjust so i wanted it set as neutral as possible, i was happy to need to compensate my bodies with a micro adjust a little I just was worried about having to push it as far out as 13.

I placed a preorder for one today they said should be shipping in about a month for anyone else keen on these

Australia / Re: 5d3 and 1dx preorders
« on: March 23, 2012, 01:27:12 AM »
still 3599 at leederville +199 extra for another 2 years of canon warranty they said their next shipment was coming in early april

definately looks like shutter unless your sensor is loose and slipped down a bit  :o
I'd take it back and get a new one

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Travel tripod help!!
« on: March 23, 2012, 01:02:34 AM »
i've been looking at these bean bags for african safari to mount the 600 to on a gimbal

Lenses / Re: Best third-party lenses
« on: March 23, 2012, 01:00:08 AM »
if zeiss made AF lenses my bank account would be screaming in pain  :-[

EOS Bodies / Re: How to Edit 5D MK III Raw files in Lightroom
« on: March 23, 2012, 12:57:48 AM »
i'm definately observing a difference between the raws in dpp and viewing the same CR2 file in bridge or photoshop with the ACR 6.7 beta. probably stick with using DPP to convert until adobe come out with release updates.

Lenses / Re: Best third-party lenses
« on: March 23, 2012, 12:50:43 AM »
ha soft.
I just posted some raws in the thread about 5Dmk3 AF and sensor improvements
both with the sigma and one with each body


Do you have a good copy or are the new copies all generally like that? =)
Not that I don't trust you, mind, just would like to get as much information as I can before I place an order on something I won't get to even try until I pay for it...

Also: Any AF issues? bad focusing, etc

Yes mine was heavily front focusing when i got it, needed +13 microadjust to get it in line
I sent it back and sigma reprogrammed it and now its pretty good still needs a little micro adjust but so do some of my canons but not that much though.

As far as AF speed and accuracy its spot on. the speed is at least 3 times faster than the canon 85 1.2 which is why i chose the sigma over the canon (it also happened to be 2.5 times cheaper :) ) I would recommend buying it from a bricks and mortar store you can go back to if anything is off in the AF department. Its one of my favourite lenses, (cant decide bewteen this and the 16-35 f2.8 II) i love them both but for different reasons.

It also has 9 circular apertutre blades which gives it really nice blur and bokeh
Build quality is really top notch and the MF ring is super smooth and firm (no slop or play in it so has nice control)

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