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EOS-M / Re: Some EOS M Information [CR1]
« on: August 19, 2013, 08:05:06 PM »
Seriously, how many people here would have bought it just for the product; without $299 deal?

I bought it @ $299 and used it as P&S camera. Since it quite big for jean pocket, I ended up selling it at $365 and replaced with Sony RX100 II.

Last week, I won another M + 22mm from a golf tourmament, not sure what to do with it yet. I can sell it to you?  :P

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
« on: August 19, 2013, 07:52:03 PM »
Oh, and the sharpness is okay at f2 also ::)

Not bad Viggo, not bad at all ;)

Are you going to keep your 70-200?

Thanks man! Yeah, well, I'll say that question is quite open now.. 200 is my kind of focal length. Not too long, so highly useful and it's going to be hard to mount the 70200 instead of the 200, but there might be some situations where the 70-200 would make more sense, hm, neh :P the 2470 and the 200 is fitting me well. I will keep the 70200 at least half a year even if it doesn't get that much use, just to figure it out.

The 200 is a dream, but I feel the AF of the 70200 is better, that could be because of a bit more depth at 2.8 compared to f2 though.. And it takes me a while to set up my AF cases for each lens. the 70200 is lightning fast so there I had to pull the sensitivity down, but a step up again seemed better with the 200.

You can't go wrong with these two. Again, congrats on your new toy :)

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
« on: August 19, 2013, 06:33:32 PM »
Oh, and the sharpness is okay at f2 also ::)

Not bad Viggo, not bad at all ;)

Are you going to keep your 70-200?

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EOS-M / Re: Some EOS M Information [CR1]
« on: August 19, 2013, 04:08:45 PM »
Looking for UWA lens in pancake style. I don't see the point of zoom for the M.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Medium Format Talk
« on: August 19, 2013, 09:01:54 AM »
If this rumor is true, I wonder how many of us can afford medium format?

Wonder how much? I never touch or own anything bigger than 35mm(FF).

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Lenses / Re: Conversation with pro re: 50L vs. 50 f/1.4
« on: August 19, 2013, 12:05:32 AM »
For a lot of shots, yeah. I find that I prefer the sharpness/bokeh quality on my f/1.4 after about f/2.  And a lot of times, I'll keep it at f/2.8.  At those aperture settings, there is virtually no difference in IQ between the two lenses.  And I think that's the point the guy was trying to make.

If f2.8 is your fav. then save your money for 24-70 II. It much more versatile and sharp @ f2.8

There is no fun shooting f2.8 with f1ish lens, that just me of course.

Besides, most wedding shooters would carry 24-70 f2.8 and 70-200 f2.8 anyways.

Not to be argumentative, but I know you are possibly the biggest supporter of the f/1.2 here.  Outside of the bokeh, can you replicate the contrast and color in lightroom

And again... not to be argumentative... or maybe I should say, With all due respect (Talladega Nights anyone?), I haven't heard of the 50 f/1.2L having a magic bokeh except recently.  The 135L yes, the 85mm f/1.2L yes, even the 200mm f/2L... I've even heard contrasting opinions regarding the bokeh of the 70-200mm f/2.8L Is mkii.

I know bokeh can be subjective, but would you contend that the 50's bokeh is on par with the 85/135/200?

With raw file, photo above can be easily PP x2 to x3 better. Those are just one of goofy photos I took at work with JPEG. Standard setting on 5D III.

"I haven't heard of the 50 f/1.2L having a magic bokeh except recently" ==>  because you were too busy shooting with 50 f1.4 @ f2.8 that's why :P :P  ;D   ;)

"I know bokeh can be subjective, but would you contend that the 50's bokeh is on par with the 85/135/200?" ==> try to rent 50L. AFMA is almost required. start shooting from f1.2 to f1.6(mine is great at f1.4, others claimed f1.6ish). Magic distance 4-5ft away from your model. Once you done this exp, pls share your photos with us ;)

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Just to give an idea what this camera can do, this is a 100% crop of an image I took this last week at a restaurant during a bright afternoon. You can see that the scene is brightly backlit and there are a mixture of color temperatures. Flash was on for fill. Settings were 1/50 sec, f/2.0, ISO 800. No exposure compensation. I did fix the color temp a bit on the Raw image but not much else other than to remove a blemish on her face.

I love the retro design of x100s, but I couldn't resist the IQ from RX1 ;)

RX100s feels little "plasticy". Look forward for Fuji solid Retro design with FF 35mm f1.4 fixed, I'm all in.


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Lenses / Re: Conversation with pro re: 50L vs. 50 f/1.4
« on: August 18, 2013, 10:22:07 PM »
For a lot of shots, yeah. I find that I prefer the sharpness/bokeh quality on my f/1.4 after about f/2.  And a lot of times, I'll keep it at f/2.8.  At those aperture settings, there is virtually no difference in IQ between the two lenses.  And I think that's the point the guy was trying to make.

If f2.8 is your fav. then save your money for 24-70 II. It much more versatile and sharp @ f2.8

There is no fun shooting f2.8 with f1ish lens, that just me of course.

Besides, most wedding shooters would carry 24-70 f2.8 and 70-200 f2.8 anyways.

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Lenses / Re: Conversation with pro re: 50L vs. 50 f/1.4
« on: August 18, 2013, 08:01:35 PM »
The 50L has all that big beautiful glass, but that heavy glass has another disadvantage - it's a little slower to focus

As an owner of 50 f1.4(x2) in the past, I do not see that at all. My current 50L focus much faster than f1.4.



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Lenses / Re: Canon 135mm F/2
« on: August 18, 2013, 07:42:33 PM »
No comment on 85 f1.8 - never own one

135L is great lens for outdoor portrait. It will be tight for indoor, even on FF. AF is really fast. Sharpness at f2 is EXCELLENT. Bokeh is really good. It's so much lighter than 70-200 f2.8 IS II.

Note: keep shutter speed above 1/80. If not, mount it on monopod.


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Lenses / Re: Conversation with pro re: 50L vs. 50 f/1.4
« on: August 18, 2013, 06:55:54 PM »
Why do we want f1ish prime? For me, be able to shoot at wide open or near wide open. Photo below was shot with 50L + 5D III - jpeg, straight out from camera. only resized to post here.

If 50 f1.4 able to bring contrast, color and bokeh as 50L then I guess we wouldn't have this conversation today.

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EOS-M / Re: My own take on the EOS M
« on: August 18, 2013, 10:25:48 AM »
Selling mine. Thinking more of an SL1 for my travel kit.

Highly recommend Sony RX100 II. It's pocketable and really fast AF. IQ at 1600ISO - 3200ISO are very reasonable even in low light.

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EOS-M / Re: Returning M today...
« on: August 18, 2013, 10:19:17 AM »

I did. I din't see any reports on mrk II yet. Would you like to share your fact - RX100 II, dust on sensor?

Not yet. How many people actually bother to test for dust? Not many. And very few actually come to notice dust bunnies in the images they shot casually. To be honest, I'm hoping Sony took care of the dust issue when they designed Mk.2 . I really want it as an upgrade for my S90. I was looking at the Fuji X100S, but it suffers from dust issues like X100. Fingers crossed for RX100 mk.2.

At this moment, there is no "dust on sensor" report on RX100 mrk II. Make sure you have solid facts next time before comment.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.2L $1299 at Adorama
« on: August 18, 2013, 09:55:43 AM »
And here come the posts about back-focus issues in 3, 2, 1.

Many claimed 50L is soft.

Maybe they're talking about the other 50L, the 50mm f/1.0 L. Ambiguity is troubling.

You need to visit CR more often

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