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Lenses / Re: Announcement on January 8, 2013? New Lenses [CR1]
« on: December 23, 2012, 08:53:43 AM »
The 35 L II, I am so seriously excited about that lens, seems the wait has been forever!

The savings account have always been there for it, lol. JUST yesterday me and my son wnet out in a crazy blizzard, we have those pretty much everyday now, the snow travels so fast it actually sticks to the windows. And I had no choice but to use the 24 (weathersealing) as the 50 was too narrow, the 35 would have been perfect... And, no, I coudn't have used a 24-70 as it was to thick snow and too poor light, I was at f1,6 @ 1/500s (freeze action, no pun intended) at iso 8000

Our national holiday is 17th of May, if it's here by then I'll be happy camper. ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D2 for a day after 5D3 for 6 months
« on: December 23, 2012, 07:53:34 AM »
I used my 5D2 the other day after not using it for a while, and honestly it seems like the images may be a bit sharper on the Mark II.  Not necessarily better, but sharper. 

That is one of the reasons I sold the 5d3 to get the 1d X, IQ really wasn't improved, except for color-accuracy, from the 5d2. It was more bang in the sharpness, and I love sharpness and detail, with the 5d2. Above 1600 iso the 5d3 is clearly better, but 100-400, I just liked the 5d2 much better.

But I also had this experience as my gf still uses the 5d2 for food-photography, and I use the 1d X, there is a slight difference between those two cameras, going back to the 5d2 feels like going in slow-mo ;D That being said, I always found the 5d2 extremely sluggish and slow even when new. After using the 1d3 and 1d4 (along with 5d1 and 5d2) the only reason being FF, I was sooo happy to see the FF 1dx announced. The 5d3 seemed like a better bang for the buck, but after using the 5d3 for four months and then switching to the 1d x half a year it's pretty obvious it isn't.

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Sorry for somewhat hi-jacking the thread, I tried the "Camera Standard" setting and I relly liked it. Is there a way to enable it by default?

Yes, set all settings the way you want the default to be, in down on the right until you see "sync" and "reset" and hold THE ALT-key and it will change to "Set Default".

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Is it hard not to buy 3rd party lenses now?
« on: December 22, 2012, 02:25:25 PM »
The first lens I owned was the Tamron 18-200, which sucked sp bad I can't even begin to tell, sold it after two weeks. The second third-party I've had is the Sigma 15mm fisheye, I really liked that, but it overexposed masivly on every body I tried it on, however, sharpness was really good. Sold it because I got bored of fisheye.

Now, the last 7 years I have been an L-coholic, and I still use *sigh* the meetings doesn't help... But I am very interested in the Sigma 35 and very curious about it's abillity, I've even thought about selling my 35 L to buy&try, but I'm liking the 35 L I have soo much I can't get myself to trade it for the Sigma. I'm still hoping for not too far off announcment of the 35 L II. The AF for instance will be better suited for a 1d X and 5d3 than the Sigma.

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I bought the colorchecker. The graycard is quite small. Does this matter (if something else with different colors accodentally slips into the frame) ?

I've tried that a lot myself, appreantly (at least with the 1dx) you only need to fill the spot-metering circle with the grey area. However, I always try to include as much as I can without shadowing the greycard. Kind of hard with 24mm to get a lot in the frame. But it made very little difference with the 5d2, it always came out right.

And yeah, I too get the blues (lol) to blue...

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Pickup a X‑Rite ColorChecker Passport and make profiles based on the Camera body, lens and lighting conditions.

This is a good starting point... build profiles based on your needs. I think you answered your own question though, there will never be a "setting" that is universal. Only a good point from which you can evaluate and build on based on the situation.

I used to LOVE the CC passport, however with the 5d3 and 1dX the reds ALWAYS have way too much blue, and in daylight the WB is always way too warm. Any idea why? It's crazy annoying.. I can clearly see it makes the colors way more accurate, but not all and I never had this issue with the 5d2...

Once you buld the profile you can edit and save tweaks... also the WB is has to be set seperately. The profile only adjust the color profiles not the WB. Basicaly you are making profiles like Canon's Neutral, Portrait, Faithful, etc... even with the color checker its only a good starting point. The two middle rows of the passport have WB panels for cooler to warmer... The top row is for portraits, the bottom one for landscapes.

First shoot the colorchecker, then pick the WB suitable for your needs, then build the profile... check profile, tweak and resave. This should be done for every camera body+lens+lighting combo. It can be a pain but it has saved my ass on many event shoots where the lighting has been less than perfect and PP would be difficult to say the least. I usually make profiles for lighting situs with the worst being mixed light... tunsten, flourecent and flash is the biggest offender lighting wise.

Actually it's quite essential to use the built in greycard to get a perfect WB BEFORE you shoot the CC. The manual also states that the WB can't be set afterwards. You can correctly warm or cool it, but it still has to be correct when on location. The problem is that the greycard gives me way too warm WB, and when I apply the profile and compare (yes my screen is calibrated, and monitored every 5 minutes) it gives colors that doesn't match the real life colors, and it ALWAYS did with the 5d2, in fact, I can shoot with my girlfriends 5d2 now and get correct wb and colors.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
« on: December 22, 2012, 07:17:49 AM »
http://cweb.canon.jp/eos/lineup/old-products/index.html

Its on the Japanese Website Now


Yeah, thanks, I was on my cell, and sadly the Samsung S2 is too crappy to copy and paste a link without shutting down,  ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5d2 officially discontinued.
« on: December 22, 2012, 04:58:20 AM »
Seems the legend is no longer produced. Get them while you can!

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Pickup a X‑Rite ColorChecker Passport and make profiles based on the Camera body, lens and lighting conditions.

This is a good starting point... build profiles based on your needs. I think you answered your own question though, there will never be a "setting" that is universal. Only a good point from which you can evaluate and build on based on the situation.

I used to LOVE the CC passport, however with the 5d3 and 1dX the reds ALWAYS have way too much blue, and in daylight the WB is always way too warm. Any idea why? It's crazy annoying.. I can clearly see it makes the colors way more accurate, but not all and I never had this issue with the 5d2...

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Exists as a Working Prototype [CR2]
« on: December 20, 2012, 05:28:05 AM »
IS not needed? It's like the brakes on my car.. Yeah, i drive so fast i don't need them..

Well, what if you don't dragrace but decline a mountain? Do you need them then? Not everybody shoots action. And you shoot everything, like a journalist, having fast aperture and IS is a complete lens that can do pretty much anything...

The same goes for my 85, yes it has the fastest aperture available, but I don't only use it for motion stopping, why would I? So when shooting in dark surroundings i could shoot at 3200 is instead of 51200 with a 4 stop IS, tell me that doesn't matter? I could also shoot much much freely with aperture selection, 1.2 isn't always ideal dof...

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Exists as a Working Prototype [CR2]
« on: December 20, 2012, 04:13:36 AM »
"It won't stop action" LOL, that's what the somewhat fast aperture is for, with IS you can do the exact opposite which, believe it or not, can yield some great creative stuff, and if that made you think blurred water, it tells me you're missing out what IS really let's you do..


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Lenses / Re: Lens to take to Ireland
« on: December 18, 2012, 03:42:33 AM »
When I do small trips I carry an Event Messenger from lowepro with a flash plus triggers, 24, 50 and 85. So in your case, the 24-105. I used to bring 30 pounds of gear , but never use any of it. If I'm just going out with one lens, the 35 is my favorite.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« on: December 17, 2012, 06:45:04 PM »
Anyone done any tracking tests against the 35 L? I've read that is "as fast" but measured with still subjects, pretty useless. Can it track a kid running here and there?

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There's a new patent for upgrading the 50 L, and all people talk about are mirrorless??!!

Perhaps the world IS coming to an end....

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 13, 2012, 03:52:45 AM »
If you don't like IS, then turn it off and bring your monopod ! And it is not just for video, you have a much smaller apertures without changing iso's..

And all the cool effects with longer speeds for street photo for example, because I don't like using a tripod, especially when it's almost not need for it. Panning with a fast 50 would be really cool. You would have loads and loads of new options, if you weren't busy thinking that you must hate it because increased the price of a product that's hugely improved... are we also mad that a 2012 car is more expensive and have tracktion control than a 1993 of the same car?

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