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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony Medium Format Camera
« on: March 26, 2014, 08:38:10 AM »
All I want is FE 18mm f4 OSS pancake-style to go with my a7r ::)


 

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If it helps with your answer: 
  • Besides the 70-200, I use a 5D3 with a 24-70 F/4 IS, 28 F/2.8 IS, 40 F/2.8, 50 F/1.4, 100 F/2.8L IS and a 2x T/C.
  • Enthusiast only -- not a pro.

I appreciate the guidance!

- A

Since you don't have 85L yet, 135L will be great for half body portrait. It's sharp and the bokeh is smooth.

I'm shooting with 2 bodies. My most use combo are: 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II and 50L + 135L(when I need some extra speed for indoor).

Why would he spend extra $700-800 for 135L if he can get sharp half-body portraits with nice bokeh using his 70-200?

Besides being great lens for portrait, 135L will be great for indoor(1 full stop faster than 70-200), sharp at wide open, light weight and of course price tag(when compared to 85L).

843
If it helps with your answer: 
  • Besides the 70-200, I use a 5D3 with a 24-70 F/4 IS, 28 F/2.8 IS, 40 F/2.8, 50 F/1.4, 100 F/2.8L IS and a 2x T/C.
  • Enthusiast only -- not a pro.

I appreciate the guidance!

- A

Since you don't have 85L yet, 135L will be great for half body portrait. It's sharp and the bokeh is smooth.

I'm shooting with 2 bodies. My most use combo are: 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II and 50L + 135L(when I need some extra speed for indoor).

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art listed in Belarus for $790
« on: March 21, 2014, 06:46:40 AM »
I doubt this lens be made in Japan. It's more likely be made in China.

We all know the labor cost in China ;)

If you really think that, you don't know Sigma!

Indeed I don't...do I really need to know Sigma when my lenses are L? :P
Well now you know that your 35mm is soft, has tons of CA and a whole world of vignetting compared to the Sigma...you do have that plastic & a red ring that you paid an extra $500 for, tho.  :o

Do you see any 35mm in my signature?

Wonder how many "Wow" Sigma lenses out there?  ::) 1 maybe 2 :P

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art listed in Belarus for $790
« on: March 20, 2014, 10:25:05 AM »
If you take $790 and consider what that must pay for, it becomes a bit difficult to believe that this lens can compete with the Otus in any way.

(If memory serves me right) 10 lens elements, of which 3 are SLD and one aspherical, a fast reliable AF system, housing, hoods and caps and casing and profit ... I fail to see how it is possible to produce a high quality product, with tolerances to compete with L-series, Otus and others, for that money, no matter how efficient you are or how cheap your labor is.

I'd be delighted if they prove me wrong. That would make this lens a significant game changer!

I doubt this lens be made in Japan. It's more likely be made in China.

We all know the labor cost in China ;)

The current $400 50mm F/1.4 is made in Japan.  I don't see why Sigma moves its art production line to China.

Lots of things are made in China - from iPhones to Gucci sunglasses. So what?

Have you ever work with CM in China before?

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art listed in Belarus for $790
« on: March 20, 2014, 10:22:32 AM »
I doubt this lens be made in Japan. It's more likely be made in China.

We all know the labor cost in China ;)

If you really think that, you don't know Sigma!

Indeed I don't...do I really need to know Sigma when my lenses are L? :P

847
Lenses / Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art listed in Belarus for $790
« on: March 19, 2014, 08:11:43 PM »
If you take $790 and consider what that must pay for, it becomes a bit difficult to believe that this lens can compete with the Otus in any way.

(If memory serves me right) 10 lens elements, of which 3 are SLD and one aspherical, a fast reliable AF system, housing, hoods and caps and casing and profit ... I fail to see how it is possible to produce a high quality product, with tolerances to compete with L-series, Otus and others, for that money, no matter how efficient you are or how cheap your labor is.

I'd be delighted if they prove me wrong. That would make this lens a significant game changer!

I doubt this lens be made in Japan. It's more likely be made in China.

We all know the labor cost in China ;)

848
EOS-M / Re: EOS M to augment 5D3 and replace g12
« on: March 18, 2014, 08:40:42 PM »
I'm not a big fan of eos-m, but it's the best value for crop mirrorless body. I mainly use this camera at work. Photograph electronic components etc...



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Shouldn't be more than $899.  In fact, I'd probably still buy the Tamron for $1,299 even if the Canon were $899.
It needs IS and thus this one needs to be discontinued.

-1....if I have to do it again, I will buy the Canon II over the Tammy

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Lenses / Re: Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS III
« on: March 18, 2014, 07:50:14 PM »
Not sure what there's left to improve besides weight to be honest.

The biggest improvement over the MKI was the much improved MFD and updated IS imo, but either version shoots wide open all day long leaving folks more than happy with the results.

+1

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Lenses / Re: Visit Guilin, Mountain Range, in China - Lens selection
« on: March 17, 2014, 08:47:01 PM »
By coincidence I'll be there the following week on vacation, organised as a mystery tour by Chinese friends after official visits to Hong Kong and Shanghai.  I had intended to take the 5DIII plus Tamron 150-600 for nature and 24-105 for general.

 I have been trying to persuade my wife to take the 70D with the 15-85 as it could provide a back-up body and I could omit the 24-105 and we would have two cameras ready all the time.  However, she wants something small for her handbag.  She needs something without any buttons, mode dials etc that can be pressed by mistake and set off the self- timer etc. Anything foolproof to recommend (apart from iPhones etc)?

Feel like home(in US) when I log on to CR site...still seing all buddies chatting :)

I'm staying at Pullman Dongguan Forum, in Dong Cheng District. Here is from the balcony at Pullman

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Lenses / Re: Visit Guilin, Mountain Range, in China - Lens selection
« on: March 15, 2014, 04:32:49 PM »
Thanks guys ;)

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24-70 f2.8 II for now, until f2.8 IS releases

On top of that, another MUST have lens is 70-200 f2.8 IS II.

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Lenses / Visit Guilin, Mountain Range, in China - Lens selection
« on: March 14, 2014, 06:58:44 PM »
Hi guys,
My co-workers and I will visit Guilin, China. From March 21th to 23rd. http://www.triptoguilin.com/

I'm packing these. What do you think? Too much? too little?

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hello,

having sold my 5D2 I bought a 5D3. I made some tests to check it but due to bad weather and work I did not have the chance to use it. So now I tried to test it again.

It works fine but I noticed 2 things:

1. There is a infinitessimally small dot on the glass of the back LCD. It is just a dot
and can be seen only when the LCD is off.

I mentioned it and I was offered an exchange.

However, since I will have to pay the courier I guess it will cost (with insurance) more than 50 euros.

Any suggestions? (since it is very very small and can be seen only when LCD is off)

2. The image counter seemed a little over 500 while I had shot less than 10. But I do not
remember whether  I had formated the CF I put in the camera before using it.

Could this be the cause?

They claimed that this is the cause.

If you bought the camera as NEW from authourized dealer, then you should demand the dealer to take the return/exchange at no cost. You think the 500shots came from Canon? or from returned customer?


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