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Lenses / Re: Bought the 300mm 2.8 ii and think its huge
« on: April 21, 2014, 11:30:49 PM »
+1...the 300mm f2.8 IS II & 400mm IS II are more likely be used for sport, however, I agree with Scott. Both lenses are quite amazing to shoot portrait - even a simple flower shot below ;)

Another thing that is very very nice about this lens when shooting wide is the bokeh.  Very special.

+1 ...... Love the bokeh on this lens. It seems strange, but I often use this lens for a portrait lens for close up work.

Software & Accessories / Unidentified Object on big lens
« on: April 21, 2014, 06:56:08 PM »
I'm guessing that object helps to line-up smaller target 

High-Tech Photography of Nature in Japan

Photography Technique / Re: Panning
« on: April 21, 2014, 05:33:48 PM »
Great shots wickidwombat ;)

Software & Accessories / Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« on: April 21, 2014, 05:18:07 PM »
I like the Jobu stuff, the small and medium Gimbal heads are the best in the business. The Wimberley is also very good, as is their service.

Thanks Craig ;)

Software & Accessories / Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« on: April 21, 2014, 05:15:36 PM »
I have the RRS PG-02 LLR, and I've used the Wimberley II.  Both are excellent. 

The RRS setup allows multirow pano shots with regular lenses, and it breaks down into two pieces for easier transport.  Its side-mount design lets you reach 'under' the lens from either side to access rings/controls.

Regarding the Wimberley, I think the P-10 may be too small.  For superteles, you need a P-20 at least, longer ones for larger lenses (  Personally, I went with a RRS replacement lens foot.

Got it. Cool, thanks Neuro ;)

PS. My co-worker has 4 VIP tickets to the Wild Animal Park, San Diego. We will have backstage treatment - getting very close to the animals. My co-workers and I thinking to spend a weekend there.


Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
« on: April 21, 2014, 03:50:26 PM »
Playing about with my daughter's 1100D. I'm surprised by how much latitude there is in the RAW data. I can pull it around much more than I thought would be possible.

This is just one exposure, no flash, shot on the 50/1.4 @ about f2.8. ISO 200
Bokeh looks good. 2008 is when I first got introduced to dslr. 40d and 50mm f1.4

Thanks Dylan, I find the bokeh of the 1.4 lens can be quite good if the scene is right.

Here's one that I just couldn't resist; shot at f1.6

I start seeing the point of sharpness is not everything in photography ;D

Software & Accessories / Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« on: April 21, 2014, 03:45:09 PM »
Hi guys
I would like to have your feedbacks on gimbal tripod head.

To support BIG WHITE, which Gimbal head you guys use? Any third party(low cost) out there?

At this time, I'm leaning to Wimberley + Wimberley - P10 Quick Release Plate:


Lenses / Re: Will Sigma 50/1.4 Art push Canon to release a 50/1.2L II?
« on: April 21, 2014, 10:25:40 AM »
As neuro mentioned "Cheaper sells". If rumor "Canon 50mm f2 IS" comes out tommorrow, the price needs to be right.

Since I'm not video guy, I prefer fast prime over IS - SHALLOW DOF.

Save that IS for UWA

Photography Technique / Re: Panning
« on: April 21, 2014, 12:27:52 AM »
1st photo looks good to me :)

Photography Technique / Re: Am I the only one this has happened to?
« on: April 20, 2014, 07:34:16 PM »
Sorry to hear about the situation.

I think Don's suggestions are great. There a lot of crazzzyyyy people out there. What if he has a gun during that time. Situation could become deadly over a simple argument or misunderstanding.

For me, I just got back from in law house. Took 100plus photos of our kids doing egg hunting.

Happy Easter :)


Lenses / Re: Have to make a choice, finally!
« on: April 20, 2014, 10:12:43 AM »
"A" because it has two Canon best zooms.

Congrats on all new toys - don't have to be pro to buy pro gear, just enjoy it Jack ;)

Both are great for portraits, the 85mm focal length is more versatile, IMO.  135mm is good for individual headshots.  Your signature indicates you have the 70-200 II, f/2 is close, f/1.2 isn't so close.

+1....135L will NOT be able to deliver this bokeh ;)

Lenses / Re: Bought the 300mm 2.8 ii and think its huge
« on: April 19, 2014, 08:36:09 PM »

No but i have been doing indoor high school sports and getting into wildlife. Thought I would try is it aince my 70-200 makes me crop too much. I bought it for that purpose but just trying to justify if its worth it or if I should get the 300mm f4 which is cheaper.

No doubt this is one of Canon fastest AF prime, sharp, and very friendly for handheld(wish I can say to my 400mm f2.8 IS II). I shoot indoor swimming twice a month, the 300mm still a bit short for close-up shots for my taste. I went with 400mm and pair it up with my 70-200 f2.8 IS II for longer distance shooting. LOVE IT ;)

I just wonder, it looks like Sigma will have to deliver a lot of Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lenses.
Are they able to keep up the quality of each of those lenses? They did not have a very great reputation in Quality Assurance.
What is the experience with the Simga 35mm f/1.4 Art?

If there are min & max specs set in production, then I wouldn't worry much about QTY vs time. The 35mm ART seems to receive great feedbacks so far... ;)

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