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I'll take one 16-35 f/4L IS to go please. 

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Again, speak for yourself. I don't own a fish eye and never would own one but a rectilinear UW gets much use. I do believe many have asked for a sharper 17-40L.

If you are in the 14mm rectilinear market, and many are not, then the original Canon EF 15mm fisheye defished beats the pants off many, including, in my experience (with two different models), the Canon 14mm MkII.

The fisheyes are way more than just a silly niche, they can be put to very creative use, software expands that potential exponentially and at very high IQ levels.
Good for you PBD. I'd love to see some nice creative shots with your work with fisheyes, stretched or un-stretched. There is many users who enjoy fisheyes and seen great shots with them, but I still have no need for one.

Can you tell which are fisheye, which are rectilinear, which are fish and which are defished?






I'll play!

1. fisheye
2. rectilinear
3. fisheye
4. Defished to rectilinear

yes? no? maybe?

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Landscape / Re: Deep Sky Astrophotography
« on: March 07, 2014, 10:32:52 AM »
To all,

This is not quite deep-sky, but might be "landscape".  :)

This is a composite image of the 2012 Perseid Meteor shower taken with a Canon 1DX and a rented Canon 8-15mm f/4.0L lens.  The underlying background is a single image.  I captured meteors throughout the night and picked the brightest ones to copy onto the background image.  LightRoom and Photoshop CC were used to make the composite.

Thanks for looking,

Wade

Love this picture, congrats.

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A 17-40, 50 1.4 or pancake and this lens and I'm set for any vacation.  Looking forward to it.

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Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: October 01, 2013, 04:10:47 PM »
Great review, thanks.  This lens is on my wishlist.


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 6D Viewfinder Junk Accumulation
« on: September 13, 2013, 11:41:32 AM »
It's very easy to clean... you just need an air blower, take off the lens and point the blower upwards in the camera towards the focusing screen, a couple blows and it should be good to go. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Have a 7D, add a 6D or go for 5D Mkiii?
« on: September 12, 2013, 12:02:11 PM »
I went with the "Add a 6D and save $$$" route and have been very happy with it.  For air shows the 7D autofocus and crop reach are great.  I also use it for macros and wildlife.  For everything else I use the 6D, with IQ second to none in Canon's lineup.  The 6D's autofocus is quite good, specially if you use mainly the center point.  For servo tracking the 7D and MkIII are superior.  At the end it depends on your budget.  The MkIII is a superior camera for more $$$.  The 6D is an awesome camera with few caveats for a lot less $$$. 

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Portrait / Re: One thing led to another...
« on: August 22, 2013, 11:15:16 AM »
Very nice image!.  Shows context with the subject, not just a portrait.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D logical upgrade from 7D?
« on: August 14, 2013, 03:45:04 PM »
Since you plan to keep the 7D, the 6D is a perfect combo with it.  It's what I did.  I keep my 7D for any action shots, wildlife, etc.  For everything else I use my 6D.

If you want to get rid of the 7D and upgrade to one single camera, then the 5D MkIII is a better choice.  It is also a better choice if budget is not an issue. 

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: June 26, 2013, 11:22:09 AM »
Hmmm, I don't think it's a question of extension tubes, there's something wrong with the camera or lens.  Mine achieves 1:1 at about 30cm from the subject (using a 7D)...and can focus a bit closer tack sharp.  Same subjects:

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image1cbf

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image23ns

Less than 30% crop on both pics.
I am confused. The spec says the minimum focusing distance is 30 cm with a magnification of 1x. So can you state the problem again?

My point is that even without extension tubes farhanajahan's lens/camera combo should be performing better, so there must be something wrong with the lens or camera...

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: June 25, 2013, 03:55:17 PM »
Hmmm, I don't think it's a question of extension tubes, there's something wrong with the camera or lens.  Mine achieves 1:1 at about 30cm from the subject (using a 7D)...and can focus a bit closer tack sharp.  Same subjects:

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image1cbf

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image23ns

Less than 30% crop on both pics.

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Lenses / Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
« on: June 25, 2013, 10:12:40 AM »
...the  Hyper Suprime-Cam, developed by Canon in 1972, marked the end of the company's pursuit of viable lens prototypes for colonoscopy purposes...

 :o

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Autofocus not impressive
« on: June 20, 2013, 05:32:33 PM »
Too bad the 6D's buttons weren't placed a couple centimeters more to the right, that would've knocked at least US$500 to it's price.  Bummer.  ???

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Lenses / Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« on: June 03, 2013, 05:11:26 PM »
For me it is the Canon 17-40L, Canon 24-70 2.8L and the 70-200 2.8L IS II, but shhhhhh will try to sneak the 100 2.8L when noone's looking.  :-X

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