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Lenses / Re: What lenses should I take to India?
« on: December 28, 2012, 12:08:43 PM »
I'd get at least a TS-E lens (17 or 24) a 35 1.4L and 13mm 2L.

13mm 2L?

Now there's a lens I'd sell a kidney for! :P

I dunno what it is....but I want one  :P

"2L ...the final frontier... Where no L has gone before".
OK OK I meant 135mm f/2 L But you knew that ...   :-[

Lenses / Re: What lenses should I take to India?
« on: December 28, 2012, 12:07:59 PM »
OK OK I meant 135mm f/2 L But you knew that ...   :-[

Lenses / Re: What lenses should I take to India?
« on: December 28, 2012, 11:39:38 AM »
I'd get at least a TS-E lens (17 or 24) a 35 1.4L and 135mm f/2 L.

Lenses / Re: Announcement on January 8, 2013? New Lenses [CR1]
« on: December 28, 2012, 11:36:30 AM »
So I was wondering: let's say Canon announces a 17-40 f/4 L IS instead of the 14-24 f/2.8
How many of you will be happier (not just happy for Canon or happy in general for humankind- I mean will seriously plan to buy it)?
Nikon did it- can't be out of the question, and will probably cost similar to the 16-35 II
Would you prefer a 17-40 f/4 IS or a 14-24 f/2.8?

IS is welcome, but what I would really like is a 17-40L ii that is tack sharp on the corners with little distortion. Currently, if I take group shots and have people at the ends, the lens makes a 170lb man look like 340lb... I am still looking for the person that appreciates those kinds of "embellishments".  :P

You are not talking about lens distortion, you are talking about anamorphic projection distortion. That is easily corrected in post if you need to.

In PhotoShop you need to open an 8bit file as the distort filter doesn't work in 16bits up to at least the end of CS5 (not sure about CS6).

Open your file,
1. go - filter > distort > spherize, set to 25%, make sure the option box is set to horizontal only, click OK
2. then - select > all
3. then edit > free transform, set W (width) to 91% and apply changes.

These figures work well for my 16-35 at 16, but you will need to mess about a little to find figures that work for your lenses. But follow this recipe and you 340lb guy will revert to close 170lb.
Thanks! Even if I will have to test it for the 24mm setting this was really useful information...

I am satisfied with my 5DMkII and my recent 5DMkIII.

I have no experience with 7D but this site is full of reports about 7D saying IQ is not so good at high ISO (although I haven't seen any complaints about its focusing which is said to be very good anyway).

I would opt for a 5DMkII for the quality in high ISO and format compatibility with 5DMkIII.

EOS Bodies / Re: An EOS 3D Mention [CR1]
« on: December 28, 2012, 10:51:50 AM »
While I am pretty sure we’ll see such a camera eventually, I’m not sure when it will materialize.</p>
Taken from:
The Mathematics of Monkeys and Shakespeare  ;D  ( http://www.nutters.org/docs/monkeys )

I don't know who it was that first talked about the possibility of monkeys typing randomly on typewriters producing Hamlet entirely by chance, but it is an argument that I have often heard. "Sure it's unlikely," I'm told, "but given enough time and enough monkeys, it would happen."

Ok. seriously there is a slightly higher possibility that Canon 3D will materialize eventually. But this could be a nice CR0 rumor for now  ;D

Oh, since you are interested in AF performance at f/2.0 just make sure the 2nd body you get supports AFMA (both 7D and 5DMkII support it).
But you probably know that since your 50D has AFMA capability...

And to answer your question 5DMkII is a fine camera for high ISO. How high always depends on what your needs are and on the specific conditions which you may not control...

You haven't mentioned the lenses you  already have. For example if you have EF-S lenses you could sell them together with 50D/T3 and
get a 5DMkII as a backup to your 5DMkIII.

On the other hand if you have EF-S glass you will feel sorry to part with you can sell 50D/T3 and get the 7D you want.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I feel like a kid again....
« on: December 26, 2012, 10:07:56 AM »
Got it on Christmas morning... Now in Mysore, India putting it it through its paces! Just awesome! :) thanks and have a great 2013 all! :)
Wow! It's now official!  ;) Enjoy with your camera. Did she find out about the charged battery? I guess not  ::)

Macro / Re: Couldn't do this again if I tried
« on: December 25, 2012, 09:11:14 PM »
This must be a model bee you have hired for the shot  ;D I just wonder how it signed the model release form  ;D ;D ;D

Seriously now it's fantastic  :)

Lenses / Re: Announcement on January 8, 2013? New Lenses [CR1]
« on: December 25, 2012, 06:45:24 PM »
Maybe I should write an article for the site on TS-E use as few people seem to know how to get the best out of these extraordinary lenses.

Please do.
Even better, do it first, announce it later  ::)

1981 Konica Autoreflex TC with a 40mm f/1.8
When my Sigma 70-200 was lost I switched to Canon.

1988 Canon EOS 620
1989 Canon EOS RT
1990 Canon EOS 600
1996 Canon EOS 50E
2005 Canon EOS 1n (2x) used.
2007 Canon EOS 40D (Stolen)
2009 Canon EOS 5DMkII
2012 Canon EOS 5DMkIII

Lenses / Re: Announcement on January 8, 2013? New Lenses [CR1]
« on: December 24, 2012, 09:27:25 PM »
As many the months maybe...
Or... years!  :( This is a rumors site and everyone can write his or her BS! We simply do not know. For now I prefer to enjoy my TS-E 17mm. Less wide but still wide enough, plus having Tilt and Shift capability  ;) (and anyway the 14-24 is likely to have an equally high price).

A shifted stitch gives you an effective 11mm fov with a 40+mp sensor, medium format quality for comparative peanuts. A shift stitched 24mm TS-E image is even higher quality and more "normal" fov, and you can use filters on it.
Well, YES and NO. You must not shift a lot since it will cause vignetting in one side and it will impact the quality.
Plus you have to shift the camera and not the lens. To do that properly you need the HARTBLEI TS Collar for 500+ euros!!!

With that amount of money you can get a panoramic solution and use more lenses...

But generally 17mm is enough for me and I quite enjoy my TS lenses.

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