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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: The Next Zeiss Lenses? [CR2]
« on: March 04, 2013, 01:43:21 PM »
Meh....hard to get excited over these.    I have and love the Zeiss 21, 25, 50mp and 100mp and love them all. IF this lens is like the 55 1.4 then it will cost the same too which means 3000 Euro or even more dollars.  Unfortunately Zeiss seems to have completely turned their backs on the enthusiast market. 

I have a feeling Zeiss lens announcements will be like when car and driver magazine shows a new Ferrari.  I look at the picture, say wow that is really cool, and then forget completely about it.

No they didn't forget about the lower end of the market:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/583975-REG/Zeiss_1677_817_Normal_50mm_f_1_4_ZE.html

Get that one.

I've been waiting for a high end 50 forever, and to finally see a company sacrifice size weight and price to provided the most awesome alternative to the others is JUST what I want.

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Lenses / Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« on: March 04, 2013, 06:19:31 AM »
35 L

It has the best AF of the shortish fast primes, really sharp and really creamy bokeh and it's not as wide as the 24 which tend to be overdramatic for most everyday shots. And the 50 isn't wide enough to give that uniqe look. Small and light and juuuust fantastic.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: The Next Zeiss Lenses? [CR2]
« on: March 03, 2013, 02:09:34 PM »

Absolutely.. But it would have to actually have AF :D Zeiss for Canon is all MF.

Not only Zeiss on Canon, but Zeiss in general. They don't produce autofocusing lenses. Imagine the cost of a Zeiss lens with some kind of USM autofocus.  :o

Zeiss for Sony is AF.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: The Next Zeiss Lenses? [CR2]
« on: March 03, 2013, 12:38:21 PM »
Would a third party lens like this work with Canon's AF

??

Absolutely.. But it would have to actually have AF :D Zeiss for Canon is all MF.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: The Next Zeiss Lenses? [CR2]
« on: March 03, 2013, 10:43:40 AM »
Wonder how much the 55mm f1.4 would cost?

I've heard 4000 usd and 3000 eur.


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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: The Next Zeiss Lenses? [CR2]
« on: March 03, 2013, 09:22:40 AM »
I'll say this is a confirmed rumor:

from 1:10

Carl Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Distagon, Sony NEX, and 135mm f/2.0 APO-Sonnar

Still can't wait for my favorite of these three, the 55...

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: March 02, 2013, 01:57:03 PM »
Still these sample variations? That's useless, but not uncommon unfortunatly.

My 70-200 f2.8 mk2 has been for repair over a month now. They have changed TWO IS-units, recalibrated AF, also twice. They have ordered parts 5(!!) times. They have adjusted the glass itself and had all kinds of problems with it. It's all under warranty and the lens haven't been subjected to any impact, so it just seems like it was put together on an early monday by blind drunk no-handed lazy people...

So when THAT lens passes QC I'm not surprised to hear about "only ok" 24-70's, I mean, my lens is much worse than a 55-250 ef-s in all aspects, IQ AF, non-working IS etc...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« on: March 01, 2013, 02:19:23 PM »
Yet another way Canon is crippling the 5D3

 ;)

We just need to do what all the Leica people did, realize that it's not a fault, it's a feature..

Noise doesn't exist in the Leica world, it's the beautiful graaain.

It's not worn off finish, it's charming brassing.

It's not horrible batterylife, it's enough for the few quality images you need to shoot.

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Never tried that function before so I tried what you wrote. It worked as it was supposed to on the 1d X, but how to I remove it again?

*EDIT* found another thread, and it's quite simple, hold down the af-selection button and +/- Comp. That blinkin IS annoying  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Photozone has released their review of the Sigma 35 1.4...
« on: February 27, 2013, 03:58:46 AM »
I've been trying to find out a bit more on the AF than "it seems as quick as the 35 L" and found this test;

http://www.lenstip.com/359.10-Lens_review-Sigma_A_35_mm_f_1.4_DG_HSM_Autofocus.html

It's not about finding focus fast on a still subject, it's how well it works with a "Case 6" AF-scenario and tracking.

And these samples, are they anywhere near sharpish at all? They look pretty useless to me.

http://www.lenstip.com/359.11-Lens_review-Sigma_A_35_mm_f_1.4_DG_HSM_Summary.html

And another thing, over at TDP it's stated that the 35 L is better in the corners @2.8, while everybody else seems to think it's MUCH better always. Why these inconsistencies?

Anyone who owns this care to comment?

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Lenses / Re: Will Canon step up to Zeiss with a 55mm 1.4L?
« on: February 27, 2013, 03:34:31 AM »
. Tracking my kids at f1.8 results in some great captures at 12 fps. It's small light, built like a tank and sealed. What more could you want?

Well this topic is about wide open aperture. Why buy a 1.2 lens if not using it at 1.2..... ?

Because it's MUCH better at 1.8, a tad more dof to help the hitrate and I had enough light ? And just because I don't shoot EVERY picture all year around @1.2 doesn't mean it was a waste. And if your're thinking, well just get the 1.4 then, I'm not even gonna comment on that  :P

The topic is about wide open aperture, yes, and exactly why I want the Zeiss 55, then I could use it f1.4 instead of stopping down and have the IQ at 1.4 I would have to go to 2.8 with the 50 L to get. BEsides, I dont't need help to nail tracking with an MF lens, I would use it for other stuff.

Using the 50 L at f1.8 isn't the same thing as never leaving first gear of an Enzo or swear in church or whatever, it's simply stopping down to f1.8.

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Lenses / Re: Will Canon step up to Zeiss with a 55mm 1.4L?
« on: February 26, 2013, 05:17:55 PM »
What more could you want?

Cut the price a little?

Yeah, well, but good stuff has to cost a little ;D If it was cheaper it wouldn't be what it is. But because of the bad reputation it has, buying it used is a great deal...

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Canon General / Re: What am I doing wrong???
« on: February 26, 2013, 04:50:40 PM »
The 5d3 is capable of shooting thin dof and moving kids. The problem might be that it is on the edge of what's impossible AND you have to struggle with the not-canon's-best AF of the 50mm f1.4.

Try the same settings outside and see if more light helps, I'm sure it will.

What you should try, since you say when the kids stop suddenly and it's "Still" oof, that is my experience to, if your AF is set up to respond to fast erratic action, when the subject stops the AF is still in top gear wanting to hit action.

First off, get your AF-start off the shutterbutton and onto the AF-ON button on the back, that way you can, for example, shoot off a few shots of a sequence, track away and shoot off a few more without the AF having to find your subject every time you push and release the shutter.

Then, and this I'm not 100% sure you can do on the 5d3, but I think you can; Select the AE lock button to recall settings and set those settings to fast action with expansion points, case 6 etc. And the AF-ON button to engage "normal" case 1 AF with single point. That way you can just move your thumb 5mm and change the behaviour of the camera COMPLETELY and get all shots focused, even if your kid runs and jumps or suddenly sits down having a sip of his juicebox. Trust me, I know one set up doesn't work with kids, you need to take advantage of EVERYTHING the 5d3 offers, and again, practice, practice, practice.

Huge thanks!

No problem, I have struggled with all of this myself and have gotten great tips here at CR and worked out a few solutions of my own, because toddlers are the worst to keep up with, and yes we want shallow DOF!  ;D

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Canon General / Re: What am I doing wrong???
« on: February 26, 2013, 04:36:29 PM »
The 5d3 is capable of shooting thin dof and moving kids. The problem might be that it is on the edge of what's impossible AND you have to struggle with the not-canon's-best AF of the 50mm f1.4.

Try the same settings outside and see if more light helps, I'm sure it will.

What you should try, since you say when the kids stop suddenly and it's "Still" oof, that is my experience to, if your AF is set up to respond to fast erratic action, when the subject stops the AF is still in top gear wanting to hit action.

First off, get your AF-start off the shutterbutton and onto the AF-ON button on the back, that way you can, for example, shoot off a few shots of a sequence, track away and shoot off a few more without the AF having to find your subject every time you push and release the shutter.

Then, and this I'm not 100% sure you can do on the 5d3, but I think you can; Select the AE lock button to recall settings and set those settings to fast action with expansion points, case 6 etc. And the AF-ON button to engage "normal" case 1 AF with single point. That way you can just move your thumb 5mm and change the behaviour of the camera COMPLETELY and get all shots focused, even if your kid runs and jumps or suddenly sits down having a sip of his juicebox. Trust me, I know one set up doesn't work with kids, you need to take advantage of EVERYTHING the 5d3 offers, and again, practice, practice, practice.

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Lenses / Re: Will Canon step up to Zeiss with a 55mm 1.4L?
« on: February 26, 2013, 03:51:40 PM »
No need, 50L is king.  8)

I can agree with that, I love it for sure, but only on the 1d X, never found any other camera that could tame the AF precision and the only camera I really felt i I got it 100% with calibration. Do I like the trade-off of sharpness for the creay bokeh, of course, I don't shoot test charts. And coupled with the 1dx it really shines. Tracking my kids at f1.8 results in some great captures at 12 fps. It's small light, built like a tank and sealed. What more could you want?

I would keep it even if I bought the Zeiss 55...

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