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Software & Accessories / Re: Stop Using Instagram
« on: December 18, 2012, 10:58:43 AM »
No Facebook, No Twitter, No Flickr, No instagram, etc...   :)

I have posted a picture on this site once. That's all.

My pictures are held in many ... local backups.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Only 1 lens
« on: December 16, 2012, 09:22:57 PM »
Could you use your gear to make some money?

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Lenses / Re: Vignetting on 24-70 F/2.8L II USM
« on: December 14, 2012, 12:40:54 PM »
Wide open, f/2.8 at 24mm I expect a lens this expensive to have abolutly no vignetting.

The 600mm f/4L IS II costs $13,000 and has about 1.5 stops of vignetting wide open.   ::)

The 24L II is $1500 and it has 3 stops of vignette.  O_o

This is typical of a board with "Rumors" in its name.
We start by talking about the 24-70mm f/2.8 L II shot at 24mm, jump to the 600mm II and then it somehow turns in to the 24mm f/1.4L II  ???

The New Rumored 24-70 2.8L III will have Zero vignette at all focal lengths and perfect IQ. It will weight in at a reasonable 500 Grams and a MSRP of 1299$ including canons all new 7th generation Image Stablizer providing 8-stops of compensation.

This could be a "rumor" right?

Might be
Can I pre-order now?

Sure, If you've got a spare billion dollars for the R&D.  ;D
No, no, no, NOOOO this will be 24-70 2.8L IV not III. You are too optimistic  ;D ;D ;D

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YES! a Hoya UV HD. I would put a filter even on a cheaper lens (even my cheapest lens, a 50mm f/1.8 version 1 has one).

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D has less noise than 5D M3
« on: December 13, 2012, 06:12:17 PM »
Quoting from Petapixel:

"He simply shot long exposures without any light (the cap was on)"

Well That's It! The 6D may have the light leak problem and ... underexposes when shooting the lens cap ;D ;D ;D




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My Favorites                         My collection
Tokina 11-16 f/2.8               Own
Canon 24mm L f/1.4 II         Own
Canon 50mm L f/1.2             Olympus OM 50mm f/1.4
Canon 70-200 L f/2.8 II         70-200 L f/4 IS
Canon 600mm L F/4 II           Nikkor AIS 600mm f/5.6 ED
So you have 3 Canon, 1 Olympus and 1 Nikkon lens. Interesting combination!
I guess that the 600mm on a D800 body or a crop one, would kill...

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code UA0610
  = June 2012 much easier to decode than the serial number  :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Only 1 lens
« on: December 11, 2012, 09:13:12 AM »
Thanks for the input. i like the idea of the 24-105, but on a crop it is no longer so wide. the 5dc is an option that i havnt thought of in a while...   and getting rid of the 5d2 would be so hard.. its been my best friend

oh yeah, i forgot i have the 50 1.8, didnt even think of it since its not used too often and wouldnt be worth it to sell. its great for normal, i guess my problem is, i want wide, and tele..
I agree with Neuro. Excellent combination or, you just keep the 5D2 and 50mm 1.8 for now and sell the rest.
Also, you can always sell the remaining gear if it is necessary.

Now if you get/keep exactly what neuro suggests (5D2, 24-105, 430EX + 50 1.8 ) you could probably use that gear to make some extra money if you find couples that cannot afford expensive photographers for their wedding for example.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: December 11, 2012, 09:01:22 AM »
I beg to differ. The 24-70 f/4L IS will go nicely with the 70-200 f/4L IS. Only 24-70 2.8L II goes nicely with the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II. You have to match your lenses or they will feel uncomfortable  ;D
Does not make any sense to me. I have various lenses with various f stops and they all go 'nicely together'.

Neither to me - it depends on what you want. If a shallow dof is required f2.8 on a wider lens is more important than on a tele lens. If the lens is required to be "fast" for low-light shooting it's the other way around.
Hasn't anyone noticed the smile icon  ;D in my post ?

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: December 10, 2012, 09:29:55 PM »
When is this coming out?

Will go nicely in my kit with 35L, 85 1.4, 100L. When I add a 70-200 f2.8 (mk II or Tamron) it will be complete (for now).
I beg to differ. The 24-70 f/4L IS will go nicely with the 70-200 f/4L IS. Only 24-70 2.8L II goes nicely with the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II. You have to match your lenses or they will feel uncomfortable  ;D

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Most of my lenses have serial numbers with much less digits than 10!!!
In fact only my 70-200 f/2.8L IS II has one.
The interesting part is that this specific lens has no date code!!!
So I can determine that it was made in 2011. Which I knew because earlier (2010) lenses were reported to have a date code and ... I bought it December ... 2011 !

However, the most interesting thing is that my TS-E 17mm L has no date code too and at the same time the serial number contains only 5 digits.

In addition the date code continues being used by Canon. My 35mm 1.4L bought this year has a date code starting with UA which is consistent (A for 2012).

So even if they have decoded the year in a 10 digit serial number it is not that useful (at least yet)



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Lenses / Re: What's your dream lens
« on: December 10, 2012, 11:27:50 AM »
i would love a Canon 500mm f/5.6 L IS II for birding 8)
That would be ideal but not likely as it would compete with the f/4 version  :(

Note: As this hypothetical lens does not replace a similar one it will be version I not II.

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Lenses / Re: 16-35L or related primes
« on: December 10, 2012, 10:48:21 AM »
I would get the TS-E 17 L and TS-E 24 L II. Well, Actually I do have them!
I prefer them even for standard landscape photography as my 16-35 L (version I) is not stellar at the edges.

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Lenses / Re: What's your dream lens
« on: December 09, 2012, 10:09:17 AM »
TS-E 17mm f/4 L
OR
Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x

The reason I put them on my "dream" list isn't the price. I could afford them, but I doubt I'll ever be able to justify the price for such specialty lenses. Pretty much all super-high-quality non-AF lenses are on my dream list.
TS-E 17mm f/4 L can be a very nice landscape lens. It is not necessary to be used for architecture only.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D Wifi Linking with iPhone 5
« on: December 08, 2012, 11:02:33 PM »
A chinese wireless adaptor costs a few dollars. I cannot imagine that the solo photographer will be able to change 6D's settings and shoot with his camera at the same time anyway. So a remote shutter release is usually enough. Plus, I do not think that composition can be changed remotely by the camera itself! ;D
Just like a 800mm lens is sued for certain purposes and not for wide angle compositions, the WiFi feature too has certain uses and changing composition is not one of them. ;D
You can get a Chinese motorcycle for $400, so why do people spend a lot more for branded motorcycles? ... every product has a customer base, those who can afford will buy the branded stuff and those who are on a budget will buy the cheaper options ... different strokes for different folks.
A 5DMkII or a 5DMkIII either with a remote release are not exactly cheaper options  ::)

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