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EOS Bodies / Re: Custom Dials - what do YOU do with it?
« on: November 12, 2014, 05:16:51 AM »
C1  for video and the others I have removed completely, so I only have Av, M and c1.

*IF* Sony can deliver that, then where is Canon going to be left standing considering that its sensor is seriously lagging?
*IF* Sony can deliver that...and deliver a nice range of high-quality lenses to match...and deliver a full suite of accessories...and deliver solid long-term product support...and not go bankrupt, THEN Canon may have market-based incentive to improve IQ at low ISO, and that could be good for all of us.

Sony, alas, has a recent history of seriously imperfect product/customer support.  I can see pros and serious amateurs adding this to their kit, but not replacing their Canon or Nikon gear.

And quality lenses? Why this fixation that camera body HAS TO follow lens brand? We have multiple adapters available to us now. You can easily adapt Canon or any other lens to a Sony body.

The Leica wide lenses give weird and poor results on the Sony. And if you want AF ,adapters is not an option. It's no brand that can touch AF in the 5d3, 1dx and now the 7d2 in their respective ranges. And for many more people than me that is one of the top top reasons to buy a camera or a whole system. The 1dx sensor with it's awful 18 mp and very high noise levels and utterly useless dynamic range keeps delivering perfect images. Well technically of course the problem with the pictures are my lack of skills with subjects. I will admit that I've got a friend who is a landscaper and I can see a big difference their with his A7 vs 5d3, but he just laughs when I ask how the a7 works to shoot his kids for example. It's a tripod mounted, landscapes camera and does that well, but that's it..

Lenses / Re: Canon 85mm f1.2 or Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art?
« on: November 11, 2014, 05:46:51 PM »
Viggo, I believe you may have just moved the 50 Art up my priority list a couple of notches...  I loving my 35 Art more every time I chose it over my 35L for an event.

You will love it. It's not one bad thing about it, I think it's the only lens I have nothing on the "not so good" side. I mean, the 200 is heavy and very expensive even though it's the best lens I have ever tried. But the 50 Art, I have nothing.. Perhaps the outer points sometimes aren't as good in Servo, compared to the 24-70, but it's also two stops less dof..

But make sure you get a copy with consistent AF. I have owned two 35 Art and two 50 Art and only my current 50 Art has a working AF, the other three could not be used for anything at all.. REALLY useless..

Buy a Sony today, in a year it's 5 models old and worth absolute squat. No thanks..

4 mounts and no lenses doesn't scream "let's jump ship!" to me.

Seeing the lenses and bodies Canon releases it really doesn't matter what anyone else does... People seem to forget to look around at some pictures shot by Canon gear and realizing it's pretty epic.

Lenses / Re: Canon 85mm f1.2 or Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art?
« on: November 11, 2014, 01:48:30 PM »
I was going to keep my 85 L II when I bought the 50 Art, but for the first time, have had multiple copies of the 85, I started to dislike it, the bending corners, the horrible purple fringing, the slow AF. And found the 50 art to be pretty flawless, and even though I tried to still use the 85 with the nice bokeh, but it just wasn't good enough seeing the ridiculous results from the Sigma wide open. It's my most used lens and along with the 200 f2 I had no more second chances for the 85. Haven't regretted ONE second, and the 50 Art just keeps me happy..

Lenses / Re: Canon 100-400 mk ii (with/without 1.4 ext) vs sigma 150-600
« on: November 11, 2014, 07:34:01 AM »
Based on previous experience, nothing is quite like canon AF. And I don't mean that some Sigma's are AF duds, but the sheer speed and presicion of new canon L lenses are unmatched.

Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 06, 2014, 12:25:42 PM »
you're really not comparing this to the 200-400/4 are you? o.O

Why not?  It's only one stop of difference.  The 100-400 has the 100-200 range while the 200-400 has the built-in TC.  I'd bet the optics are similar and that it would be really hard to tell the difference between them at the same focal length.

I'd say "it's a WHOLE stop of difference". Night and day in those focal lengths. Compare 300/2.8 and 300/4 or 200/2 and 200/2.8 - there is also "only" one stop difference, yet there is quite surprising PRICE difference :)

Yes, and that's one reason I find Canon superteles so hugely overpriced.

Compare a 70-200/4L IS and a 70-200/2.8L IS and you'll see a difference that I think is much more justified than the difference between a 300/4L IS and a 300/2.8L IS or a 100-400L IS and a 200-400/4L IS.

You can't be serious? Comparing the 300 f4 and 2.8 ? The 2.8 is sharper by a wide margin all over when both lenses wide open. And comparing the 200 f2.8 against the 200 f2 I'm not even going to comment on.

But as I always say, if you can't tell the difference, then you're lucky and saved yourself a huge amount of money.
Nothing wrong with that.

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II
« on: November 01, 2014, 05:52:27 AM »
I can't wait. From 50mm 1.4 after 3years i moved up to 85mm 1.2. After those 2 years with 85mm I trully need something wider !

(I've got specific way of learning to shoot and love those lenses what I choosed.)

I hope it's gonna be weathers ealed

1000% certain it will be weather sealed.

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II
« on: October 29, 2014, 02:42:19 PM »
Color me excited!!

Dylan: weak points of the 35 L is ca wide open, no weather sealing. It has low contrast and a bit dull colors.

Strong points is sharpness wide open, AF, AF and AF. Small light and very nice bokeh. I LOVE that lens, but when I think about what the 2470 mkII has done to improve the mk1, a 35 L II makes me overly excited!

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 25, 2014, 02:25:17 PM »

I took the 1Dx to the speedway last night.

I don't often shoot sport in low light but the 1Dx held my hand and helped me.

Great shot. Well done Skulker.

+1 terrific!

Software & Accessories / Re: How do I create caricatures in Photoshop?
« on: October 25, 2014, 11:54:35 AM »
Thanks Click!

And Dylan, luckily I have not a single picture of my wife so the chance isn't even there  ;D I BARELY got to take 5 shots of her at our wedding, lol.

Software & Accessories / Re: How do I create caricatures in Photoshop?
« on: October 25, 2014, 07:53:36 AM »
I think this is great, Viggo!  Thanks for starting something fun.

Thanks! Appreciate that :) I can see myself do this a lot of I get the hang of it. My kids find fun also, so I get more than one attempt, lol.

Software & Accessories / How do I create caricatures in Photoshop?
« on: October 25, 2014, 07:22:53 AM »
Hi guys!

I've seen a bunch of very cool caricatures online made in photoshop that I also want to do. I have limited experience in CS, but If you have more advanced advice, I'm okay with that.

I did a 20 minute try today, posted below. If you have any tips on how to improve, I'm sure you do!, please tell me. It's my first attempt so I know it's not perfect. I see people who do this the right way use edge lights on both sides, I have only one lamp now, so kind of limited in that way.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 17, 2014, 06:36:59 PM »
Wide open with the 200 f2.0 L. I should have had a 400 or 500 because it is heavily cropped  ::)

Very nice Viggo


1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 17, 2014, 11:59:03 AM »
Wide open with the 200 f2.0 L. I should have had a 400 or 500 because it is heavily cropped  ::)

If you hadn't mentioned I wouldn't have known it was a crop from a shorter lens.


Hehe, it holds up quite well despite the measly 18 mp  :P

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