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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... ;)

Which is the whole point.  With the 5D3/1Dx/1D4/1Ds3 etc., you don't have to use focus/recompose.  Focus/recompose sucks hardcore.

Unless you're the mythical SuperCarl, who's X-ray vision allows him to see through facts as if they aren't even there, and who's powerful lungs can blow hot air all day long.  SuperCarl, who can bend felt with his bare hands, leap tall golfballs in a single bound, and has a 6D that defies the principles of geometry and optical physics.

Neuro, have you come up the title for this poem yet? I'm guessing "SuperCarl" ;D

Sports / Re: 2014 Philippine Polo Games
« on: April 18, 2014, 09:42:36 AM »
Love the look from both lenses: 200 + 400. Awesome. Thanks for sharing dolina ;)

Here's the black & white in color.

2014 Alabang Country Club Chairman's Cup by, on Flickr

    200.0 mm
    Off, did not fire
    Aperture-priority AE

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Birds in Flight tips
« on: April 18, 2014, 09:29:47 AM »

Lenses / Re: What has become of the long-rumored Canon 50mm IS?
« on: April 18, 2014, 09:23:28 AM »
"IS" is great. In prime world, I prefer f1.2 or f1.4 for more creamy bokeh over 3-4stop IS. I do wish for an UWA f4 with "IS" in near future ::)

I didn't even know this thing existed let alone how expensive it is.  I'm curious... how's the image quality?

You gonna need 2-3 people to lift this lens on the tripod:

Do they have f1.4 version?  ;D

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New Samyang 12mm f2 for EOS-M
« on: April 18, 2014, 01:09:54 AM »
oh that's really cool, I didn't realize 3rd party have started to embrace the M mount!

However, I'm not sure why I would prefer this over Canon's excellent 11-22 IS zoom?

I prefer IS over fast aperture for UWA any day, and AF is just really nice to have, not to mention a convenient range of focal lengths in one lens.

Granted the OEM option likely costs 50%-100% more...

+1....16-35 III with IS would be nice ;)

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