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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L Non-IS to Be Discontinued in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 19, 2012, 08:38:12 PM »
I used to have this lens since 1996! Unfortunately it was stolen 3 years ago.

I was printing B&W and I realized that it was the first zoom I had with a prime lens IQ.

When it was stolen I got the 70-200 f/4L IS which to tell the truth was much lighter and smaller (an ideal travel lens).

However I could not forget it completely. A year ago I also got the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II.

Although I got the IS version, I will feel sorry to see it discontinued.

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Lenses / Re: Lens dilemma
« on: December 19, 2012, 08:05:27 AM »
Although I have the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II I think I am addicted to 135L.

It is small, light and super sharp.

Hi,

I have a feeling that if I purchased the 135 I would use strictly for portraits and nothing else. With the 70-200 I feel that would would use it all the time.

Thanks,

littlepilotdude
Then you just answered to your own dilemma!

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Lenses / Re: Fellow stargazers & nighttime landscape loners!
« on: December 19, 2012, 07:06:37 AM »
Zeiss 21mm might be my fave now.  The Canon 24L II proved pretty pointless for night sky more open than F2.8 anyway.  Coma extends well into the photo, bad coma, so it tends to make it a little pointless for that added F1.4 to F2.8 range it would allow at night.  Unless one likes big ol wings off their stars I guess.  Samyang 24 F1.4 had less coma and might be interesting.  Canon 14L had plenty of that too.
+1 I use Zeiss 21mm 2.8 fully open. I had used a 16-35mm 2.8 fully open and the stars were ... seagulls at the edges! My 35mm 1.4L has coma too. Thanks for the coma information regarding 24L II and 14L.

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Lenses / Re: Lens dilemma
« on: December 18, 2012, 09:27:34 PM »
Although I have the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II I think I am addicted to 135L.

It is small, light and super sharp.

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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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