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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 12, 2012, 05:28:13 PM »
I love that Canon puts IS in all their glass now, well, not all (read: 24-70 mk2) but I have always said I could really use IS in all my lenses. And I can 100% gurantee a new 50 f1,4 will be sharper with better corners than the current 50 L.

And that is great news, I love the 50 L more than any other lens, and I have had a few ;D BUT, I do not love it for the sharpness and being serioouusly soft closer than 1 meter so I could surley use and update, and yes it isn't very old, but a lot has happened, and it should have been better in 2006 also.

But to have 800$ 50 f1,4 lacking only weather sealing over the 2100$ 50 L is going to kill it off anyway. So a new 50 L II within two years isn't THAT crazy...

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 F/2.8L II USM on 7D
« on: December 11, 2012, 09:51:42 AM »
"Less useful range" depends on the usage. I always liked the 24-70 better on 1.3 than fullframe for general purpose..

Good and great glass is neverever a waste Imo..af speed and weatherseal is also a serious benefit.

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Lenses / Re: Why no L primes from 14 to 24mm
« on: December 09, 2012, 07:29:19 PM »
IF the 14-24 comes, it will be more in the price range of the 24-70 mk2, not the 16-35 mk2..

True. Which is why I said people may be happy to pay same as 16-35 mk II or a little more :D, but no doubt it would be $2,399 price territory :( (and people will whine a lot about it and Canon Inc., then they'll go and purchase it...then 3 months later they'll rave about it -> even better than the Nikon equivalent...then they'll speculate about what other new lens that Canon ought to have in the new product pipeline so they can complain about how long it takes Canon to update & launch new lenses  ???...then once it is announced they can commence whingeing again...and so on et cetera ad nauseam.....

Amen! LOL

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Lenses / Re: Why no L primes from 14 to 24mm
« on: December 09, 2012, 06:30:46 PM »
IF the 14-24 comes, it will be more in the price range of the 24-70 mk2, not the 16-35 mk2..

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Lenses / Re: Why no L primes from 14 to 24mm
« on: December 09, 2012, 06:03:58 PM »
I say if a 20mm is useful or not depends HIGHLY on the aperture it has, if it was as great as the 24 f1,4 LII at 20mm maybe a 1,8, I would buy that today...

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Lenses / Re: Why no L primes from 14 to 24mm
« on: December 09, 2012, 02:08:40 PM »
14 and 24 are not in between 14 and 24....

Yes, but The 17 TS-E from canon and the two from Zeiss (18mm and 21mm) fit the pedantic bracket focal lengths. I am sure others may exist in sigma land of which I know too little.

Also the 15mm Zeiss..

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Lenses / Re: Why no L primes from 14 to 24mm
« on: December 09, 2012, 12:48:49 PM »
TS 17mm, best there is!

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Lenses / Re: 35mm f/2 IS USM available in Japan
« on: December 09, 2012, 10:36:49 AM »
Wonder how it compares wide open to the new Siggy f1.4 @ f2..

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 vs Canon 35mm f/1.4
« on: December 08, 2012, 06:02:27 PM »
Thanks for posting ! Canon needs to release the mk2 right now,...

The way Canon has been going, even if they announced it tomorrow, it could be 9+ months before you find it in a store. And i'm sure it will be $1,600+ making the Sigma an even better option. Given that they just released the 35mm f/2 IS, I have a hard time believing they would do another 35 for at least a year.

I don't care all that much about the price, and neithermdoes a lot of people buying the L-primes, I get them for advantage s I don't have right now, like weathersealing and way better corners and even faster .AF.

Yeah, the .af test is pointless, tracking a subject shows it way better than timing on a still subject...

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 vs Canon 35mm f/1.4
« on: December 08, 2012, 05:11:01 PM »
Thanks for posting ! Canon needs to release the mk2 right now,...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Using 1DX in very low temperatures
« on: December 08, 2012, 10:16:08 AM »
It can take it, trust me, lately i've taken it out in -25 celcius and into +25 inside several times a day' no problem! But wait until is more normal temp before opening and changing lenses, but i've also done that with no issues.

In Norway -10 is what we have in April, snow in May happens... I myself went out in -43 once, that was cold though  ;D

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Lighting / Re: Help with lighting setups for portraits...
« on: December 07, 2012, 05:33:54 PM »
I just bought myself the Elinchrom Quadra Ranger RX with A-head (short flash duration to freeze action) As a modifier  went with the Deep Octa 70cm, which has two diffusers and a deflector, can be used with lots of options.

It has a built in Skyport radio receiver and with the optional (must have) Transmitter, you can control power from the camera, which to me is ESSENTIAL, turn it off, set the exposure for background, flick it on and adjust power of the flash with two hardware buttons, up/down. Absolutely awesome.

I've done the strobist-way for years, and it is very fiddely, lacking in power and quality of light and I HATE umbrella-boxes that break for nothing. I still use Photiix Odin triggered speedlites for some things, and also as an additonal light to the Quadra, as I currently have only the one head.

You can save yourself some money by getting the Quadra right away, instead of triggers, two 580's (which you need outside) battery packs, clamps and other mounts, a few soft boxes (as they usually break).

The Quadras are 2 2/3 stops more powerful in a softbox than the 580 ex. I have shot with the Octa at 1m from me at F22 and had enough power, the backrgound, which was a white winter sun , mid day, looked like the late evening!

Add fantastic built, incredibly consistent colortemp and light-output, ready-beep, model-light and you have a seriously great set up where the lamp is actually smaller and lighter than a normal speedlite and at 400Ws!


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Do not use the packs with AA's, trust me, you'll go nuts from all the charging, unless you have a 15 min charger that accepts 12 batterie. at a time... i've used those cpe3 packs for two flashes and that's 24batteries you need to charge every time you want to use them.

I bought the GoDox pb520 or something like that, build in battery you can just plug into to the mains and charge it, lighter and I get at least 400 shots at near full power. They are really great and not that expensive. Set the recycle function on your flash to only use external power to recycle, that way your in flash AA's lasts way longer...


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Lenses / Re: What's your dream lens
« on: December 04, 2012, 02:06:58 PM »
A 50 L that looks exactly like the present, same weight, size, build etc. But sharpness and overall IQ the same as the 300 f2,8 and the same AF speed/accuracy. And the hybrid IS.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 1d X focusing screen
« on: December 02, 2012, 01:48:16 PM »
Hi guys!

I know the EC-S focusing screen isn't firmware supported for the 1d X, however, I have tried changing the setting away from the standard screen, and the only lens that metered different was the 135 f2 L, and I've sold that.

Does this mean that I can use the EC-S with the 24 L, 35 L, 50 L and 85 L and NOT have a metering issue? Or does it all change when actually replacing the screen rather than just setting the camera to think it's there?

I would REALLY like to use the EC-S screen, but if the metering is off, no point in spending money on it.

Thanks!

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