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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Recommend me a m42->EF adapter
« on: October 16, 2012, 01:53:52 PM »
The guy had a spare 'dump' adapter which works great. Since it's a Macro lens (55mm f/2.8), I probably won't really care about the AF confirm unless I'm actually shooting someone. Oh, and it came with an m42 bellows as well :)  Too bad it'll have to wait for a couple of weekends before I'll have time to start really playing with Macro.

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i do own 2 sigma 200-500/2.8 - one canon mount, one nikon mount.  did do some test shoots "canon girl vs nikon girl" a while ago, but never did release it anywhere.  i'm located nearby frankfurt/germany, if somebody wants to use or test them, just email me to doug@world2media.net

Hmmm...it might be about the same price to buy a ticket and fly out and borrow one for a week or two as renting one with shipping. Hmm....too bad I don't know anyone out there.

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How about a new rule:

If Lens Renteals wants to announce the availability of a new lens on canonrumors, they must provide a review to go with it.

And a review is something more than their little story about receiving it.

Great idea! I'll vote that one up.

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Lenses / Re: 17 - 40mm for Architecture?
« on: October 15, 2012, 07:11:33 PM »
Supposedly Samyang has a 24mm TS f/3.5 lens coming out. Not sure when, but if you can wait some it might be worth it. Not sure the cost though, so even if it's 1/2 the price of Canon's, after VAT and all it might be out of your price range.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D with 3 flavor + Improve AF (compare to 5dm2)
« on: October 15, 2012, 01:45:24 PM »
3 variant is based on table 2. Or maybe only 2 variant and the 3rd one is typping error??

Another feature that i guess in 6D is support STM lens (EF 40 f2.8 STM) where it employs "Stepping Motor Technology". Which allows the lens to focus very quietly and useful in movie capture. AFIK, AF in video mode body dependant with only the 650D allowing for it. But the pancake is EF lens not EFs. So if this prosumer 6D don't support STM, which FF model will support this prosumer lens?

All of Canon's reasonably recent cameras support the STM lenses such as the 40mm pancake. Works just fine! However, the only current SLR models that support live video AF is the T4i/650D that was recently released. Also the EOS-M, but that seems to be basically the T4i stuffed into a smaller body without the mirror box and a smaller lens mount (with an adapter for EF/EF-S lenses). So if you want AF while capturing video, you need the T4i right now. Otherwise, you don't have it and need to buy a dedicated video device.

I'm actually frankly a little surprised that Canon didn't include the live AF in video on the 6D, it seems a logical progression for those coming from the Rebel world.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Recommend me a m42->EF adapter
« on: October 14, 2012, 06:20:44 PM »
I'd get the adapter without focus confirm chip.  A good chip costs $25.00, so what you get may not be very good. (understatement)
There was a post recently where someone had a AF chip hose his camera, it would not AF after using the adapter and chip.  Thats probably not common, but at least get a good ship, not a Chinese one.  Companies that make the better adapters long ago gave up on the Chinese chips due to failures.

Ok, so cheap adapters, go for one without AF chip.

How about more expensive quality adapters that do have a quality AF chip? Any recommendations?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Recommend me a m42->EF adapter
« on: October 14, 2012, 05:49:53 PM »
So, I did some searching on the forum a bit. Is the consensus that pretty much any m42->EF adapter w/AF confirm chip from Ebay will be just fine? I see a lot of really cheap ones, like $7 and such. Are there any that are known to be higher quality? I'd be happy to pay a decent bit more to have a high quality adapter.

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Canon General / Re: Weathersealed Camera Gear used in wet conditions
« on: October 13, 2012, 01:55:12 AM »
Don't forget you also need a weather sealed lens to get full benefit of any weatherproofing.

The other thing you need to watch out for is if you'll be in an extremely dusty environment such as the desert. The dust can be very fine, and tends to get into everything no matter how sealed unless you provide additional protection.
Yes, good points!  I'll also add that some weather-sealed lenses need filters to complete the weather sealing.  Sand and dust are the worst!

I also like to protect from sea/salt spray if the ocean is rough.

Edited: I'll also add that I always make sure that I have the rain covers for my thinktank belt pouches (which are attached) and the rain covers for my camera bag/backpack to protect the rest of my equipment (don't ever take those out of your bag).

I'll add that the weather sealing isn't perfect, and with long term exposure to the dust & sand you can still get damage. For example, I was at Burning Man this year with my 5d3 and my 24-105 on basically the whole time. UV filter on the front, a bit of gaffers tape around the lens/body part. I thought I would be fine. Not so! Repair bill with 30% CPS discount came to a bit over $900.

So, if you're just going out hiking for an afternoon and don't plan on being in a whiteout dust storm, even if it's dusty, you'll almost certainly be fine. If you're going to be out on an alkaline dusty desert for a week, do something to seal up the vulnerable parts of your camera AND lens. Sea spray is probably just as bad, especially if it gets inside.

Holy crap. I knew a guy with a rebel who wanted to shoot burning man. Glad he didn't do it.

Well, it all depends on if he kept it out all the time, or put it in a sealed bag whenever the dust started to kick up. Probably just as well he didn't, he probably would have kept it out in one of the whiteouts, and dust would have gotten all in it.

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Lenses / Re: B&H Issues!!!
« on: October 12, 2012, 07:15:45 PM »
Sometimes I've found that UPS won't have ANY information on a tracking number (at least in the online system) while they have actually picked it up, and it's on it's way. It can take a day or so sometimes for the online system to get updated. By then, it'll either be set at "out for delivery", or in my hand, or estimated delivery on the date I expect.

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Canon General / Re: Weathersealed Camera Gear used in wet conditions
« on: October 12, 2012, 07:12:42 PM »
Don't forget you also need a weather sealed lens to get full benefit of any weatherproofing.

The other thing you need to watch out for is if you'll be in an extremely dusty environment such as the desert. The dust can be very fine, and tends to get into everything no matter how sealed unless you provide additional protection.
Yes, good points!  I'll also add that some weather-sealed lenses need filters to complete the weather sealing.  Sand and dust are the worst!

I also like to protect from sea/salt spray if the ocean is rough.

Edited: I'll also add that I always make sure that I have the rain covers for my thinktank belt pouches (which are attached) and the rain covers for my camera bag/backpack to protect the rest of my equipment (don't ever take those out of your bag).

I'll add that the weather sealing isn't perfect, and with long term exposure to the dust & sand you can still get damage. For example, I was at Burning Man this year with my 5d3 and my 24-105 on basically the whole time. UV filter on the front, a bit of gaffers tape around the lens/body part. I thought I would be fine. Not so! Repair bill with 30% CPS discount came to a bit over $900.

So, if you're just going out hiking for an afternoon and don't plan on being in a whiteout dust storm, even if it's dusty, you'll almost certainly be fine. If you're going to be out on an alkaline dusty desert for a week, do something to seal up the vulnerable parts of your camera AND lens. Sea spray is probably just as bad, especially if it gets inside.

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Canon General / Re: Weathersealed Camera Gear used in wet conditions
« on: October 12, 2012, 04:36:31 PM »
Don't forget you also need a weather sealed lens to get full benefit of any weatherproofing.

The other thing you need to watch out for is if you'll be in an extremely dusty environment such as the desert. The dust can be very fine, and tends to get into everything no matter how sealed unless you provide additional protection.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d III CF and SD card
« on: October 12, 2012, 04:31:40 PM »
Not to mention the 5d3 doesn't use the faster speeds on SDXC cards. It can still use them of course, just not at their max speed.

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A company like Canon is doing alot of R&D. The magic phrase for prototypes like the 120MP sensor is "proof of concept". You are testing certain aspects. The 120MP sensor has shown that you can do multiple line read outs at a time and produce stunning speeds, which is now famously featured in the 1DX. There you go, a 2010 prototype lead the way for 12 FPS. Another issue they observed with the sensor was, that you are getting diffraction blur at such a wide open aperture that it is currently (2010) not managable to deal with in a finished product.

There is not a shred of doubt that we will someday have 120MP FF or even MFT sensors. When Canon is launching their new 1Dsomething with 120MP you can be assured that it will feature an all newly developed sensor. They won't just take the 2010 prototype and mass produce it.

Totally agree, the purpose of making something like that is "Lets see if we can do it, and what we'll learn about lens/cameras at such a high MPx." And guess what. They did learn something! And I'd imagine some of that technology is, as you said, in the 1D-X, and probably more coming in the Studio high MPx that's been rumored. Hopefully with some additional new sensor tech around banding & DR.

Imagine this scenario. You are out at night on the streets with a model. The moon is shining. You found a good spot for some nice fashion portraits. You take your camera out and start doing your "photographer thing", then you say to your assistant "hey dave, go kick out that street light over there, I don't want to use ND filters tonight". :P

LOL, that'd be pretty amazing. The problem might be your shutter speeds measured in seconds :P

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Lenses / Re: Next lens in my bag query
« on: October 10, 2012, 10:36:06 PM »
A 135L is missing, its my most used lens.

A great long portrait lens/short tele, fast, and while it seems close to the 100mm Macro, a Macro might not be as great as the 130 in general use since it's designed for Macro so it works best close up.

Do you own the 100mm? I do and i love it.  The picture quality is spectacular and provides added functionality.  The 135 is amazing but so is the 100.

I don't own one, although I have used one for a few days, with a bit of macro attempts and some regular shots. I didn't do a close, careful evaluation, just my thoughts on it. The shots I did take definitely were very nice, but I didn't do any A-B testing or real pixel peeping. It's on my list as a possible macro lens for when I can buy one so I can have a real macro lens on hand when I need one.

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Lenses / Re: Next lens in my bag query
« on: October 10, 2012, 09:00:44 PM »
A 135L is missing, its my most used lens.

A great long portrait lens/short tele, fast, and while it seems close to the 100mm Macro, a Macro might not be as great as the 130 in general use since it's designed for Macro so it works best close up.

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