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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Medium Format
« on: March 27, 2014, 07:23:47 PM »
maybe canon are just gonna skip FF mirrorless and go straight for Full Medium format Mirrorless  ;D
that should give everyone a hardon

EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in 2014? [CR1]
« on: March 27, 2014, 07:18:43 PM »
This actually makes sense to me, although I've been skeptical about Canon's "need" to release a high megapixel full frame camera.

I'll go back to a prediction I make quite a while back – I can see Canon releasing a "5D HD" that offers a pixel density somewhere in the same neighborhood as the 7D (46 mp), perhaps a little less. Same body, same basic functionality (with a slower frame rate likely) just a new sensor and maybe a little faster processor.

It would give customers a choice, but keep their production costs down since many of the components could be shared by both bodies.  Canon has seen the D800 sales figures, so they know that high megapixels aren't in huge demand, but they probably also know there is a small subset of customers that will pay a premium for more resolution. Give them what they want, but keep the production costs down.

Even in the face of this rumor which is contrary to some of your predictions, you're still falling back on them?  The main thing I notice in this rumor, is that the "3D" will have 4k video capability.  That is not "the same basic functionality" as a 5D3.  This model is obviously intended to be upmarket from the 5D3.  Slower frame rates for stills, no doubt...but it's going to be able to do a lot more video-wise.

I don`t think they will name it `3D`because its misleading... people will think that it can do 3D video...

Really? I know people in general are pretty stupid but THAT stupid?...

Photography Technique / Re: photographing motorsport particularly F1
« on: March 27, 2014, 06:58:23 AM »
Thanks for all the advice guys! much appreciated I've got top level tickets in the grandstand so i hope they met me roam around a little and I also really appreciate the detailed panning technique tips and shutter speeds :)

EOS-M / Re: EOS-M first impressions
« on: March 26, 2014, 09:33:41 PM »
Mine is set to BBF also. My one gripe though - I wish I could use the REC button to BBF! It's in the perfect location, and it's not used in still mode! Such a simple little thing I wish they would implement it!

Yep tried BBF as they have it I'd rather not use it. If it assigned the rec button though it would be great

EOS-M / Re: EOS-M first impressions
« on: March 26, 2014, 12:28:19 AM »
How do you back button af on the m?

I've travelled all over china hauling the 70-200 and did not use it a lot it's too cumbersome. Gets too much attention IMO this time I'm traveling with primes mostly and the 135 gets used ALOT more now
But I still use the 16-35 more than any other lens

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony Medium Format Camera
« on: March 25, 2014, 09:52:09 PM »
From a business standpoint I don't get it
A company that's already bleeding money out of its butt hole
Getting into a niche market that is also struggling to make money....

I have both and both have their separate uses.  I agree with Neuro.  I use the 135 for single person portraits and for indoor sports where I need fast shutter speed (table tennis).  I use the 70-200 for more than one person portrait shots and also for sports where I need extra reach, but then I have to bump up the ISO (depending on the light).

I usually get in a rut and use a certain lens too often.  That was the case with my 135, as I didn't use it as much due to having the 70-200, but after doing a maternity shoot for my wife, solely with the 135, I believe it to be superior as a portrait lens and will be using it more often.

Yes but if you have the 100 L macro, as the OP does, then you are not looking at the "superiority" of the 135 over the 70-200 for portraits, you are looking at the difference between the 100 and the 135, I have yet to see anybody reliably or correctly tell which lens was used in real shooting comparisons, even when both are used wide open.

Obviously the 135 is the only f2 in the mix, it seems to me if you are light limited and need shutter speed there is no substitute for the f2 assuming you can get the dof you need, that is the only reason for the 135 f2, in pretty much any other shooting situation you can imagine the 100 L macro (which the OP has) will do the job "better", it is smaller and lighter, it has very good IS, it is weather sealed, it has superb background blur, it can focus much closer giving vastly more compositional opportunities and, if you use the focus limiter, the focus speed is not that different.

Of course some will need one lenses feature set over the others, a very few will need both speciality feature sets regularly enough to need both all three, but I'd venture very few people really put all three to very good use. That is not to say I am against collecting, I am not, just a small reality check on what we need.

P.S. To really put this f2 "unique look" idea into perspective, for a same framed subject the 135 @f2 and 6.75 feet will have a dof of 0.09 feet, the 100 @ 5 feet (for the same framing but slightly different perspective) and f2.8 will have a dof of 0.12 feet, that is 3/100 of a foot difference, less than 1/4 inch. Maybe that is why people find it impossible to tell which lens was used when shown actual shooting situation images.

I feel the 135 has fast AF response than the 100 that plus the extra stop for low light is the reason I use it over the 100 for everything other than macro. It can be unforgiving though at slower shutter speeds since it lacks IS, good shooting technique is crucial with the 135

Since getting the 135 I've stopped using the 70-200 unless I absolutely need the zoom and high speed over all else
I much prefer to travel with the 135 as it's less conspicuous and a stop faster it's also lighter and smaller
Just personal preference really

Photography Technique / Re: photographing motorsport particularly F1
« on: March 25, 2014, 03:04:08 AM »
Thanks guys I read the other thread in its entirety it went a little off track. Excuse the pun.
I am familiar with panning but should do some practice with the new random to see how it performs
It seems the shutter speed for f1 panning is quite high compared to other things which I would use maybe 1/30 to 1/50 I'll see how the tamron goes with it.

EOS-M / Re: EOS-M with 22 mm F/ 2.0 . Lens- In the airplane
« on: March 24, 2014, 08:22:40 PM »
Thank you for sharing. Im really leaning into the EOS-M system with the 11-22, 22 f2 and 70-200 f4IS for my travel set up.

I would highly recomend adding the sigma 35 f1.4 to that as its about 56mm equivalent on FF and cornere to corner sharp on the M at f1.4 super nice for low light i use it alot on the M while travelling and prefer the 135 f2L over a 70-200 zoom but thats just personal preference

EOS-M / Re: Canon EF-M 11-22 IS STM - my test and review
« on: March 24, 2014, 08:19:39 PM »
Im still debating about this lens or the 10-22 EF-S and a 70D. Decisions!!! EOS-M, 22mm f2, 11-22mm, EF-M and 70-200 f4IS or 70D, 10-22mm, 40mm f2.8 and 70-200mm f4 for my travel set up. Since I fly every week for work. Would like a good set up.

this lens is better than the EF-S 10-22, its not far off the 16-35L II on a 5Dmk3 and perhaps actually better in the corners! currently the M with this lens is easily my favourite walk around package as it easily fits into my jacket pocket
and having IS on a UWA is actually awesome you can shoot at really low shutter speeds hand held

here are a couple of 100% crops of the 450mm and 600mm

Forgive me for asking, but is it just me or is there a substantial IQ loss between those two images? The 600mm seems very soft.

Thanks for sharing and enjoy the xiao long bao while you are in Shanghai!

it is, I think there is a bit of camera shake in the 600mm image as i was trying to hang out of the 12th storey window as much as possible with the camera and lens and was not using a strap
this is the reason i posted the crops not sure how much is due to the lens and how much of the loss is due to the operator :P
all the BIF shots i posted before are 600mm too but dont seem as soft so i think its more operator than lens

here are a couple of 100% crops of the 450mm and 600mm

Arrived at a hotel in shanghai the other day and just checked in when a car caught fire in the street
these are from the 12th floor of the hotel with the tamron on the 5Dmk3

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