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Lenses / Re: what is the most contrasty lens you have used????
« on: March 03, 2012, 11:03:51 PM »
For half the price and sharper results than the EF counterpart, I have zero complaints on this lens.

My only complaint about the Takumar is that now that i've got the FL 55 f/1.2 and EdMika adapter, which one do I use?
I would have gotten the 1.2 if I was affordable. Haven't used it before, but I can't handle that shallow depth of field while manual focusing, so I'd stick with the Takumar.

Did I mention the Takumar is L lens sharp at 5.6?

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Lenses / Re: what is the most contrasty lens you have used????
« on: March 03, 2012, 04:52:57 AM »
Try the Asahi Pentax Takumar 50mm f/1.4, m42 mount plus cheap adapter, less than $100 shipped from ebay.

There's a lens element that's radioactive, as it decays the lens goes yellowish, you can fix it by sticking it in the sun for a few days (UV fixes it, a UV tube would be better). Or just leave it a bit yellowish. Best colours and contrast of any of my lenses (past f/2, f/1.4 is a bit washy and there's no stop in between). Sharpness @ f/2 beats my niftyfifty @ f/4 too.

A radioactive lens? Just what are they doing with it O.O
I'd assume you'd need to take off your UV filter when you leave it out though?  8)

jokes.


I love the contrast on my 135. Then again its the main prime I use, but thats just me I guess...
Apparently lens coating wasn't very advanced back then and they had to use thorium, a radioactive element to coat the lens.

I was in a tight budget (teenager here :D) and I wanted a fast 50mm lens. I already own MF lenses so I didn't mind getting a film era lens, stumbled across the Nikkor 50/1.4 and the Takumar, ultimately ended up with the latter because of the beautiful golden tint, caused by the decay of Thorium.

For half the price and sharper results than the EF counterpart, I have zero complaints on this lens.

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Lenses / Re: Good/Better/Best Macro for T3i
« on: March 03, 2012, 04:45:17 AM »
Extra vote for the 100L here.

I'm using a 500D right now, and I must say the 100L is a really good walk around lens if you prefer snapping further than 50mm. IS helps keeping pictures steady and the bokeh is lovely. It also makes a pretty decent portraiture lens. :D

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I suspect canon is doing this because they want to boost the 5d3 sales even more, since it will still be in production.

Well played canon.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Stunned and impressed by the 5DIII.
« on: March 02, 2012, 04:25:44 AM »
All is impressive and more favorable than Nikon's counterpart, but the price does hinder the excitement.

Oh well, the new 24-70 was expensive so I wasn't surprised.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« on: March 02, 2012, 12:13:51 AM »
Well done mate. C:

It's been a very exciting 2012 for all of us.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The (un)official I'm switching to Nikon thread
« on: March 01, 2012, 07:32:40 AM »
Why is it that everytime I've asked (not on here) about advice on what 'the best' camera/lens is for a given situation I always ALWAYS get the "The camera doesn't matter, a good photographer can take great pictures with any camera... blah blah blah... it's more about to locations and blah blah brag..."  But then when we are excited about a new camera it's always "RABBLEABBLERABBLEPOPUPFLASHGIGAPIXELSANDFAIRIES!!!!  I can't do my job with this!!!!  It's Crap!!! RABBLERABBLERABBLEFILMCAMERAPROFESSIONALSBUNRTHEMALIVE!!!!"
It depends upon the kinds of photos you want to take. If you want to take street photos on a sunny day, an iPhone camera is great. If you're taking photos of fast-moving horses that range from 25 to 300 yards away in good and bad weather, you needs fast glass, flexible focal length, good dynamic range for both intense sun and shaded areas, good ISO performance for hitting quadruple digit shutter speeds on drizzly days, high FPS, weather sealing, durability...

Can you do that with a Rebel and a 75-300?
As a proud user of a 500D and a 70-200 F4L IS, I am sorry to say that it is not possible to nail the perfect shot.

Which is why I'm waiting for 5D3. I don't think 5D2's AF is going to help.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Here's an Invite for March 2, 2012
« on: February 29, 2012, 10:22:55 AM »
I like how the CR guy is doubted the whole morning saying that he's going to lose a lot of credit if this doesn't happen.

I mean come on, he nailed the 1DX. I respect him and his credibility. (:

Rule 32 has once proven its importance to the human race.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Second DSLR Announcement ?
« on: February 27, 2012, 07:52:34 AM »
I think it's about time Canon release a mirrorless line.  ;D

Also, I hope I am not the only one who thinks the Pentax mirrorless using existing mount a terrific idea. After all, size isn't just about how thin the camera is, which is directly related to the flange range.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« on: February 10, 2012, 06:53:28 AM »
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Commercial:

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Commercial
I certainly hope the camera isn't coming this fall;D

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Lenses / Re: *HELP* Alternatives to Canon EF-S 10-22mm
« on: January 29, 2012, 03:58:21 AM »
The Tokina 11-16 is definitely one of my favourite lens I own. I don't find the flare as big of a bother, but rather the far MFD.

Is there a need for a UWA zoom lens? Because when you look at the Tokina as a UWA prime with zooming as a bonus it's actually a great deal.

Perhaps as justsomedude said, the Mk II of the Tokina will fix the flare?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mk2 ..... APS-H
« on: January 28, 2012, 02:59:33 AM »
The APS-H sensor is a misfit and only came about because of technical restrictions with respect to sensor yield in fabrication. With the technical restrictions now history and the sensor yield problem solved, there is no longer any reason for APS-H sensors to exist.

Consider that it is the underlying sensor technology that is important, not the sensor size. Thus if they can manufacture an APS-H sensor at 16MP then they can build a FF sensor at 27MP with close to the same characteristics. (A 27MP full frame sensor will deliver a 1.3 crop that is 16MP.)
If Canon ever moves their whole APS-C save the xxxxD line to APS-H, it would definitely set Canon apart from other manufacturers.

Of course, that's a very wild thought, and they would have to introduce a new line of lens, but APS-H is still Canon's trump card. If they ever decide to go for a "bigger sensor, more depth of field, more happy customers" idea, well, the competitors will not be able to catch up immediately.

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