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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: February 06, 2014, 10:38:43 AM »
Adult Brown Pelican from earlier this week.

Awesome shots Phil L ;)......thanks for sharing

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Cool 8) ... I take it that the cute model is your daughter?

Yes...that is my 5yrs :) Very active - ballet, indoor swimming, painting and piano. My wife and I are quite busy with the kids in the weekend.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: February 06, 2014, 10:17:33 AM »
1/1000, ISO500, f2.8@400mm

Menace, Another awesome shot from big white ;)

I love close-up ;D

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: February 06, 2014, 10:13:09 AM »
1/2500 ISO 1250 f2.8

Awesome shots Menace ;)


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Specs readers will not understand the weight & size of A7 series and Fuji mirrorless. I have stopped discussing/debating with specs readers. It doesn't do any good for both parties.

It's true that A7 series is not a pocketable camera, but it's SO MUCH smaller and lighter to walk around with. The BEST part being much smaller size camera is we don't look like a "photographer" on the street. Especially when you in another country.

For oversea travel, I'm good with just A7r + Zeiss FE 55mm + Zeiss FE 24-70 IS.

I understand you brother ;)....did I mention stay with native Zeiss FE lenses ;D

Photos below show Zeiss FE 55mm size Vs some of Canon popular primes and zoom. From left to right - 50L, zeiss 55mm, Canon 85L II and Canon 24-70 II. The weight is HUGE diff.
Those are some awesome prime lenses you got there. Unfortunately, I've always been a lazy photographer, so pretty much stick with zoom lenses and never got into using prime lenses much (with the exception of the 100 L IS macro lens), the 3 small primes (40 / 50 & 85) that I have always been used more as "back-up" lenses ... but recently I got hooked to the focus peaking function in Sony a7, now I'm hooked to primes ... in fact, I am quite seriously considering to get the EF 14mm f/2.8 L II lens to go with an a7R that I plan on getting in the next month or so ... but I am torn between that setup and a Sony NEX6 (crop framed mirrorless camera) + 10-18mm f/4 lens ... my thought behind that consideration is to have a small size camera permanently mounted with an Ultra wide angle lens + the a7 with 24-70 f/4 lens (arriving on Sunday) + 5D MK III with 70-200 f/2.8 L II & EF 2x III extender ... that kind of setup (with a reach of 12mm to 400m) makes my travelling a lot more simple and I don't have to think about which lens to carry and which one to leave behind etc etc ... choices! choices! choices! the more you have the more difficult it gets :-\ :-\ :-\

I rented Canon 14mm II, it's very nice lens. Keep in mind, there is no screw-on filter :-\ otherwise, you would see this lens under my signature.

I have Zeiss FE 24-70 f4 on pre-order as well. I believe shipment in US got delay until late Feb.

Enjoy your toys and let us know how you like it. My A7R will arrive this friday. I will post some photos with Zeiss FE 55mm ;)

Below is one of few photos I took with A7 + Zeiss 55mm @ f1.8. straight out from camera, Zero edit, only resize to post here.


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Now for the size comparison of EOS-M (a crop sensor camera) with a7 (a full frame camera)

Thanks for sharing Rienzphotoz,

This is good for those interested in A7 series. I completely forgot that I have EOS-M + 22mm pancake.

My 2 cents: the adapters kill the compactness of these cameras :-\
 

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My wife had a 40D. Then she tried my new 7D and I never got it back. Then I got a 5DIII, which she tried and never gave back, so the 7D is sold and I bought another 5DIII. The 1DX I can keep for myself, because she thinks that is too big. She is using a 24-70 f4L IS (she likes the 0.7x magnification capability) and a 70-300 f4-5.6L. Women also like the quality produced by a FF body.

Same situation here....my wife tried my Sony RX1 and never gave back :-\

Lesson & learn, I will not show her my new A7R + Zeiss FE 55mm ;D

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Good Morning to Dear Teachers and Friends.
Yes, Because I live in a small town USA, Our local Camera shop will not order Sony Alpha a7R for me to use/ Try before I buy( Except I have to Pay him first, to order), , because of the Brand Name Sony---Not Canon or Nikon , which he can sell easy. In His/ the shop owner 's Idea ( Business thinking), Sony brand name are for snap shot for normal Typical Photographers---Not The Semi-PRO, or the PRO like you and Me.
BUT, dear Teachers and Friends---I already make decision  that I will wait another 6 Months , for Canon 3D or 1DS MK IV = 36  to 42 MP. which to match to my all EF and L Lenses with out add on Lens converter.( 350 US Dollars).
Thousand thanks to your answers in this Post.
Have a Great Wednesday.
Surapon

surapon,
Just cont. having fun with your EOS-M system. Future will be brighter and better ;)

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Dear Friends and Teachers.
I have read " Fred Miranda has completed his review of the Sony A7R camera body using Canon EF lenses.
Read the full review | Sony A7R at B&H Photo"   from front page of CR.,  and start to hit center of my heart that Why Canon not do like this too, Yes, I am waiting for Canon 3D= 36 + MP, or Canon 1DS MK IV = 36 + MP for many years already, BUT Canon do nothing like this.  Yes, I check the Price of Sony Alpha a7R at B&H = $ 2,298 US Dollars + Canon EF Lens adapter = $ 350 US Dollars = Total  $ 2,648 US Dollars = Super Cheap compare to Canon Top Line 1DX MK I.
Yes, Sir, My stupid question ( I have GAS./ Gear Acqisittion Syndrome  Illness  NOW) is= I should wait another 6-9 months to get the Canon  36 MP. or Jump the ship to buy Sony Alpha a7R now ??? .

YES, Sir, The More I use Canon EOS-M past 3 weeks, The More I love the Size of Tiny EOS-M, and the quality of the photos of this tiny camera.---And Sony Alpha a7R ( have eye AF control like my Old Canon A2E too) is a lot smaller than Canon 1Dx too.
 Thanks for your answer, Sir.
Surapon

Surapon.  I bought a D800 when they first came out, and discovered the limitations of a 36mp sensor.  You can capture a beautiful sharp image when in bright light using a very high shutter speed, or with great care on a very sturdy tripod.
However, when light gets low and you have to use high iso and slower shutter speeds, its very difficult to get a sharp image due to even tiny amounts of movement, and the noise and DR are worse than the 5D MK III.
 
So a careful photographer with good lighting and a fast shutter speed can take advantage of all those pixels.  Many have just given up and sold their D800's because they don't know how or are not willing to use enough care to see the benefits.  The 5D MK III is easy to use at ISO 25600, but the D800 is not easy.  I think that based on your work, you are a person who would be able to take good advantage of it.
 
You do have 30 day return rights when you buy from B&H or Adorama, so if it does not work out well for you, return it.  Use s American Express credit card for the purchase, and you tack on a extra year to the warranty at no cost.

+1...another reason why we should buy from well known authourized dealer. BH is AWESOME. Most of my camera bodies and L lenses were bought through BH.

I recently bought Sony A7 + Zeiss 55mm from them, however, I decided to go with A7R. No problem with returning. 

BH will get my next business Canon 600mm f4 II this year....

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Specs readers will not understand the weight & size of A7 series and Fuji mirrorless. I have stopped discussing/debating with specs readers. It doesn't do any good for both parties.

It's true that A7 series is not a pocketable camera, but it's SO MUCH smaller and lighter to walk around with. The BEST part being much smaller size camera is we don't look like a "photographer" on the street. Especially when you in another country.

For oversea travel, I'm good with just A7r + Zeiss FE 55mm + Zeiss FE 24-70 IS.

I understand you brother ;)....did I mention stay with native Zeiss FE lenses ;D

Photos below show Zeiss FE 55mm size Vs some of Canon popular primes and zoom. From left to right - 50L, zeiss 55mm, Canon 85L II and Canon 24-70 II. The weight is HUGE diff.

Why are you comparing the Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8 to the much faster Canon 50mm f/1.2L?  If anything, you should compare it to the Canon f/1.8 which is actually significantly smaller than the Zeiss f/1.8.

I wasn't comparing, just to show Zeiss FE 55mm real life size for those interested.

PS. those are the only small lenses I have in my Canon bag, unless you want to see Zeiss FE 55mm stands next to Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS II and Canon 400mm f2.8 IS II ;D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art: Next week at CP+?
« on: February 04, 2014, 09:35:28 PM »
Will we see this next week?  I had just broken down and bought the Sigma 35 Art 2 for Christmas, barely a month before this development announcement.  I had wanted to wait for a Sigma 50 Art, but I like the 35 so well I honestly can't say I regret it at all.  If this new 50 does live up to some of the hype I may still be tempted.

Would a 50 and a 35 be too redundant?  Would I be better off waiting for the Sigma 135mm they also are supposedly working on?

Only you can answer that question ;)

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Except that there are how many native lenses?  28-70 and a 55?

For Canon landscape shooters, the A7R may be the perfect solution right now.  Manual focus is preferred so AF is not an issue AND you get to use superior Canon glass:  TS-E 17, TS-E 24, 24-70.  Nikon can't match those lenses and neither can Sony/Zeiss.  And if one wanted to use the 14-24, then an adaptor can be used rather than introducing another camera system.

Zeiss FE 35, 55, 24-70 and 70-200…don’t you think this is decent list for NEW small camera? What else do you want – 400mm, 600mm for BIF? I wish they have UWA prime instead of 70-200.

I don’t own Canon TS-e17, 24 so I will not comment on that. However, I have about 40 photos taken with A7 + Zeiss FE 55mm f1.8 that I compared to:

1. 5D III + 50L from f1.8 to f5.6 – ISO 100, 400, 800, 1600(50L ONLY slightly better @ f1.8, from f2 to 5.6 zeiss has upper hand)
2. 5D III + 24-70 II @ 50mmish - f2.8 to f8 – ISO 100, 400, 800, 1600

All shots were on tripod and raw files were converted through LR5 with just +25 sharpness, +10 contrast.

On my 27” LG monitor, the Zeiss FE 55 seems to be as good as Canon, even slightly better. I have no problem sharing these photos. Are you willing to share your TS-E 17, TS-E 24, 24-70 more superior than Zeiss?

You should read what was written more carefully.  Orangutan was pointing out that are those that would profit from using a A7R with their existing lens set, and you lambasted him for it. I agreed with him -- different tools for different purposes.  There is already another thread on this forum where a canon pro uses the a7r for landscape purposes and the a7r gives him higher resolution and shadow recovery while allowing him to keep his canon glass.  He also noted that there MAY be issues with the a7r at certain shutter speeds with telephoto focal lengths.  I agree with this as well, which is mostly what I posted earlier about how the a7r can be useful to canon landscape shooters.

It is not a surprise that viewfinder cameras can have sharpness advantages over DSLRs.  Leicas have had the resolution advantage over Canikons for years.  The Zeisses are also optimized more easily than adapted lenses for peripheral microlenses).  And no, the 35, 55 (just came out), 24-70 (is it out yet?) and 70-200 (is it out yet?) are not enough to rely on Sony as stand-alone system.  And no, many of us can not AFFORD to buy multiple systems like you are able to.

True, I don't post ANY photos of my family or friends on the internet.  I have done some jobs for home builders and friends on the side, but photography remains a hobby, but here are 2 taken with the TS-E that were posted last year.

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=295.msg287604#msg287604

Therefore, stay with native lenses. Keep the system small & light, easy to carry around. That's #1 reason people buy mirrorless over DSLR.

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the only way i can relate this is if i consider my farily recent honeymoon and what gear I brought.  I went pretty minimal - 6d, 24mm, 50mm, 85mm, and a flash, charger, batteries.  Would the A7 have really changed what I could fit in my bag?  Not really.

That, and after getting the camera and adapter, you'd have needed to buy a new flash for this 'compatible with Canon lenses' body.  Oh, and you'd have needed to buy the Sony charger, too, because it's an optional accessory.   :o

I have plenty more space for that ;D ;D ;D

I'm following your footstep John. I'm working on my walk-in camera closet. 
Spot lights are installed, just waiting for glass door guys to install frameless doors. I will post some pictures when it done.

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I partly agree with you, except for I've what I've marked in Red font ... to me those comments suggest that you have not used an a7 or the a7R with or without an adapter. I have been using a7+metabones adapter+EF primes for over a month now and I can tell you that there is a significant weight and size difference between my 5D MK III and the a7 with the adapter. One of the best things about the a7/a7R is how quick and accurately it focuses even with manual lenses, using focus peaking. I prefer Canon eco-system and the Sony a7/a7R only compliments it ... people who travel a lot and  still like to carry some of their good lenses will understand and appreciate the size/weight advantage the Sony a7/a7R provides.

Specs readers will not understand the weight & size of A7 series and Fuji mirrorless. I have stopped discussing/debating with specs readers. It doesn't do any good for both parties.

It's true that A7 series is not a pocketable camera, but it's SO MUCH smaller and lighter to walk around with. The BEST part being much smaller size camera is we don't look like a "photographer" on the street. Especially when you in another country.

For oversea travel, I'm good with just A7r + Zeiss FE 55mm + Zeiss FE 24-70 IS.

I understand you brother ;)....did I mention stay with native Zeiss FE lenses ;D

Photos below show Zeiss FE 55mm size Vs some of Canon popular primes and zoom. From left to right - 50L, zeiss 55mm, Canon 85L II and Canon 24-70 II. The weight is HUGE diff.



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Lenses / Re: 24-70/2.8 Canon or Tamron: Which did you choose and why?
« on: February 03, 2014, 11:12:19 AM »
@ OP - keep in mind that the zoom rotation on Tamron is opposite direction Vs Canon zoom lenses.

Get the Canon if budget is NOT an issue

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