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Lighting / Re: Anything Strobist
« on: July 19, 2014, 09:53:48 AM »
A single Einstein fitted with a gridded beauty dish. (I edited out the catch light from the crystal globe in Photoshop.)

Viktoria by Evan's Pix, on Flickr

Cool shot! Like the background color for the subject, nicely done with one light, I would have almost thought you had one second one for the background. What size is the BD?

Lenses / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART questions
« on: July 17, 2014, 04:03:31 AM »
Just a little side note here, I was editing some 85 L shots in Lr yesterday and wow, compared to the 50 Art it's absolutely horrible, not as sharp and the CA is ruining the shots for, me really really bad... And I have also start noticing the bending of the corners. I can't tell how much better the 50 Art really is. Such a shame you must count on never getting one as good as it's supposed to be. I know I am never selling this great one.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART questions
« on: July 17, 2014, 03:57:58 AM »
I'm now on my third copy of the Sigma which is the best one out of the three. That being said, it is still nowhere near the performance of the 35L I had with regard to Autofocus accuracy and speed in all scenarios.

The 35L was the most accurately focusing lens I have ever owned. The sigma does decently well in good lighting. Still a tad slower than the Canon and a few more misses than I'd like. In decent lighting, the miss rate goes up a little. In less than desirable lighting, I have trouble getting it to focus on anything whereas the Canon would have had zero issues.

I currently have both the Sigma and the Canon 35/2 IS in the bag, and the Sigma continues to show it's inferiority with regard to AF.

Sounds much like what I've experienced and the 35 L has superb AF.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART questions
« on: July 16, 2014, 05:49:42 PM »
To sum up, after buying two 35 Art that was absolute cr@p and owned 6 or 7 35 L's I would soo not buy another Sigma, but happy to own a 35 L again, hm, I might just buy one.

If you're looking for one of the best lenses ever made, outside of super tele, the 50 Art is incredible.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART questions
« on: July 16, 2014, 04:53:00 AM »
Another important question for you guys

The AF problem is crucial(I believe), so is it really so predictable? They say  10-20% of pictures are rubbish and only the rest is dead on.

I think I don't wan't a $1000 lens that has such a problem.

I shoot with 6d and I wish to hear some feedback from people like me.

My 35mm Art is amazingly reliable both on my 5D MkII and MkIII, no MFA required and spot-on AF.  ;)

The big problem is that you can just as easily have one that is completely useless. Only way to make sure you get a good one is to buy where you can easily return/exchange it.

What can Canon put into a T6i to make it interesting?


At the moment I can't think of anything to answer either of those questions.  Anyone?

Plenty. They can put the 1Dx AF unit in. They can bring back CF. They can make an APS-C version of their 120MP APC-H sensor. Etc.

There is quite a lot they CAN put in it. The better question is what WILL they put in it, and history suggests that if there are any improvements beyond a higher model number, they'll be marginal. DPAF seems likely.

1dx AF?....that will never be in a rebel

CF, doubtful as  the market trend is SD for the low end

120MB sensor???? are you smoking something????

The rebel is never going to have anything crazy like that.  and a dev announcement????  I really doubt we'll see that as there is little to no dev going into it ---it's a rehash of the old which is what happens on a product that gets refreshed yearly.  With new FF bodies on the horizon and the 7d's replacement, they have plenty to talk about.  Rebel releases will only get hype in a year that offers no other significant model updates.

Think you missed the point man, he said they COULD put anything in from the awesome tech they already have, including the 120mp (not mb like you wrote) aps-h sensor, which is real btw. But they don't put that in becasue obvious reasons.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 50mm Art 1.4 Focusing problems
« on: July 15, 2014, 11:22:17 AM »
YuengLinger: I have a swedish friend who also got the 35 Art and 50 Art the other day, his 35 works flawless and is everything it should be, whilst the 50 is all over. I had the opposite experience and I had two 35's and two 50's, only one out of those 4 worked at all, and I have the docking.

Conclusion is, Sigma just can't do proper QC, it's just to many that doesn't work.... Lucikly I got a peeerfect 50 Art the second time.

That's what I was thinking, I don't see what you can't to with the current that you can with the next, then it's time to move up to a 70d or other. Seems canon can only make it in white to make it interesting.

Lighting / Re: Anything Strobist
« on: July 13, 2014, 04:48:04 AM »
1st photo model
2nd photo gear X2, some ebay, some home depot, some KEH. Custom cable and custom 12V modeling light mod to studio heads by me.

Will T.

Cool setup! I have tried some DIY gear myself, for example my mount bracket for my two 600's, I'll post a shot later. Thanks for sharing!

Lighting / Re: Anything Strobist
« on: July 13, 2014, 03:04:52 AM »
So anything shot with artificial lights and, or not, ambient? Isn't that a bit broad?

Like RL I have always considered "Strobists" as small hotshoe mountable flashes users, though normally not on the hotshoe.

Well, the title brought you here didn't it? They point of this thread is to share technique and experiences with different lightning gear and how to utilize them in different ways. So if you have a strobe or a speedlite doesn't matter in that case. It's not show what you can do with the cheapest gear, although I highly recommend people sharing ANYTHING shot with any light. The more we limit the less we learn.

I have learned a lot from using speedlites and transferred that to strobes and also the other way around, the way light acts with a subject is the same.

Lighting / Re: Anything Strobist
« on: July 12, 2014, 06:00:20 PM »
Thanks for sharing madsphil! Just the kind of detailed info I was hoping to see here, and learn from. The group shot is awesome!

Lighting / Re: Anything Strobist
« on: July 12, 2014, 04:14:51 PM »
Excellent RLPhoto, thanks for sharing. Fantastic shots and great info. Well played!

Lighting / Re: Anything Strobist
« on: July 12, 2014, 03:08:55 PM »
Does strobist only include speedlites and not studio strobes? (Ironic?)

Strobes and speedlites  ;D

Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: July 12, 2014, 02:52:04 PM »
50 art wide open.

Lighting / Anything Strobist
« on: July 12, 2014, 01:40:38 PM »
Hi all! Let me know if there's a thread like this that I missed.

I wanted to create a thread where we post our strobist pictures (speedlites and or studio strobes) ONLY, and give info about how it was made, perhaps a BTS shot and where we positioned the light and how we modified and perhaps some post process tips. I find it's a great way to learn for newbies and a great way for experienced users to pick up new ideas.

I'll start with two simple shots from today of my kids having fun.

They are all done with two bare bulb (no modifier) 600 RT triggered by the st-e3 camera left. I used HSS (highspeed sync) to bring down the ambient to be able to use a 1.4 aperture. Camera right I used the sun for edge/rim light. I really like hard light, and I have been kind of worried about it before as it can be absolutely horrible, but found that it actually can be really cool. Adds lots of punch and contrast, and for flat children's faces it creates more definition.

50 Art, f1.4 (no filter) iso 100 and 1/2500s

Exif same as the previous one.

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