« on: March 10, 2014, 08:17:12 AM »
Sigma has a USB dock already. Has anyone used it? Any opinions on that ?
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And if you had a camera to put behind the lens you could search for passing ships...If you really want to compare just those two lenses, it depends on your needs. The 14/2.8L makes a better hand-thrown projectile weapon, and the 800/5.6 makes a much better club.
Neuro, your title "CR GEEK" is well earned
There was a question posed quite a while back on another forum - if you were to be marooned on an island and could choose only one lens, which one? I argued for the 800/5.6 on the grounds that it would be the most useful. The barrel would make a good club to open coconuts or fight off inimical wildlife, the large front element could be used to start a fire, etc.
But I guess she can count... She cannot think that these things multiply by themselvesAnd now Dylan a tough question. Actually a very tough one: Does your wife know? Does she even know about this poll?
If the size and color is same as my 400mm f2.8 IS II, she couldn't tell the diff. That why I ruled out Tamron
+1 Having flash memory (if they indeed have flash memory) is NOT ENOUGH. It's their willingness to backup their lenses with GOOD SUPPORT. So, they have to MAKE the firmware to upgrade the one residing in ... flash memory... So, as I said feel free to spend your money and test good support later. And by later I mean many years actually as many as with Canon lenses. Because if someone gets an expensive lens with very good IQ they want to keep using it or ... sell it. Certainly not ditch it...So if their new lens firmware is not upgradeable by the buyers feel free to risk your money to ... save some in the first place.
Fortunately these times are over now. Almost every programmable circuit nowadays uses flash memory for holding its firmware, and flash memory can be reprogrammed, usually with the circuit in place. As a result, Canon has not pulled another "we'll change the protocol a tiny bit so some third party lenses won't work with new camera models" stunt since 2003.
I think Canon/Nikon do continue to pull stunts with firmware upgrades that mess around with the AF of third party lenses or third party batteries suddenly stop working/report errors etc ... I've had several Sigma, Tamron lens that had developed sudden change of behavior after a firmware update from Canon/Nikon. True they can be fixed by the lens manufacturer's service center (if your city or country has one ... unfortunately, the country I live in, does not have a service center for third party lens manufacturers).
OK, sorry! I assumed you were having the problem. I thought I was addressing OP!My test shots were at ISO 1600 1000/2.8.Just as a test. Make an experiment (AEB 7 shots) with ISO 100 and exactly the same setup that failed at the 6th shot to see what happens...
Me or the other Mike? I didn't have a failure at 6. But I like the idea and will give it a test run.
My test shots were at ISO 1600 1000/2.8.Just as a test. Make an experiment (AEB 7 shots) with ISO 100 and exactly the same setup that failed at the 6th shot to see what happens...
Hmmm, which lens addresses your ... "gap"? The 600mm f/4L IS II or the 200-400 L ?For starters get a 24-70 2.8L II, 70-200 2.8L IS II, 16-35 2.8L II, TS-E 17 L, TS-E 24 II L, 85 1.2L II, 35 1.4L, 135 2L, 100 2.8L IS Macro, 300 2.8L IS II, 500 4L IS II, 1.4XIII, 2XIII, 8-15 4L, then step back, relax, use them and decide what you need more...
You reminded me of a dude, Dylan777
+1 with Neuro and others - "Don't 'collect gear'. Figure out what you need to do that you can't with your current gear, then get what addresses that gap"
For starters get a 24-70 2.8L II, 70-200 2.8L IS II, 16-35 2.8L II, TS-E 17 L, TS-E 24 II L, 85 1.2L II, 35 1.4L, 135 2L, 100 2.8L IS Macro, 300 2.8L IS II, 500 4L IS II, 1.4XIII, 2XIII, 8-15 4L, then step back, relax, use them and decide what you need more...Don't 'collect gear'. Figure out what you need to do that you can't with your current gear, then get what addresses that gap.
Exactly! There was another thread I was going to post in before this one caught my eye. In that thread I was going to say that my photography teacher asks questions from the reading as a form of taking attendance and he'll spring funny questions to lighten things up like - how many lenses are enough for a photographer.
The "correct" answer is "just one more..." you're always going to want another one.
But, to buy up stuff just because you're a collector and not knowing how or why to use some of the equipment doesn't seem to make sense to me. Buy one thing at a time, use the heck out of it and enjoy it. If you come up with a need, then go shopping for something else - or if you see something new and cool see if you have a need for it.