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Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: August 16, 2013, 12:09:36 PM »
Close focus, something I really like at wide angles, is apparently a problem for the 24-70 2.8 II.
But close focus is a strength of the 24 and 28 2.8 IS lenses, and probably also with the wide 1.4's

I also read that before I bought it, it worried me. Haven't even thought about it until you mentioned it. I shoot up close but a non-issue for me. Try the 50 L up close  ::)

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Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: August 16, 2013, 10:45:20 AM »
I sold my 24 f1.4 L II, my 35 and my 50 when I got the 2470 II, I have honestly not regretted it ONCE. Not once. The AF accuracy and IQ of the 2470 combined with "Always having the right focal" is just the winner for
Me.

In combo with the 70-200 it's fantastic range with fantastic everything .

Ps, and this comes from a worshipper of the 35 L, I used it for 90% of my shots.

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Maybe a stupid question and maybe answered on those 4 pages, but is this a full frame lens?

Yes, DG is Fullframe DC is not.

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Lenses / Re: Strange datacode on 70-200 L
« on: August 16, 2013, 09:14:04 AM »
Then I have no idea. Send Canon the serial-number and ask for the datecode.

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Lenses / Re: Strange datacode on 70-200 L
« on: August 16, 2013, 08:37:41 AM »
That is strange, sure it's not a "P" that's been scratched a bit?

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Lenses / Re: What's wrong with cheap ND filters?
« on: August 15, 2013, 09:38:28 AM »
I bought a cheap ND filter once, only 3 stops, but the sharpness went completely out the window and it left a very green cast to everything, it was useless even if you didn't care about IQ. I bought a Marumi ND8 instead, expensive but couldn't see any degradation in IQ.

Be aware that there are counterfeit filters on E-Bay, I should know, I bought some in the UK.

How did I know !!, they could not even spell the manufacturers name correctly, I got a pretty quick refund from the seller after I sent an email.

If the price seems too good .................................

I knew this was a cheapo though, it said only ND filter on it  ;D It was just to test it out, if I could AF through it.

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I like what you're doing Sigma, I really do! It is of no interest to me with the shorter primes anymore, but as mentioned here, a 50mm Art would be. And perhaps supertele next year, hope they don't skimp on the AF for those.

What will Sigma deliver lenses too when Canon and Nikon have filed for Chapter 11 due to the very poor lens sales ;D

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Lenses / Re: What's wrong with cheap ND filters?
« on: August 15, 2013, 09:29:10 AM »
I bought a cheap ND filter once, only 3 stops, but the sharpness went completely out the window and it left a very green cast to everything, it was useless even if you didn't care about IQ. I bought a Marumi ND8 instead, expensive but couldn't see any degradation in IQ.

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Street & City / Re: Your best street shots of any kind.
« on: August 15, 2013, 02:48:44 AM »
How do you guys go about getting these street-portraits? Are they people you know, or random strangers? I love these kind of shots, but the very few times I have asked to take some strangers picture, and explain why I want to, I have the feeling that I either walk away or get knocked the f.. out.... ;D

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Lenses / Re: Scratched the rear element of a Canon 24-70 F2.8 I
« on: August 13, 2013, 03:51:39 PM »
Jeez!! 258? That's what they charge for an AF calibration off warranty here. You lucked out on that one. Good for
You! :)

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Lighting / Re: Light Meter Help
« on: August 12, 2013, 01:47:23 PM »
calibration depends on the model of the meter.

i have the sekonic L508 and to calibrate it i have to hit both ISO buttons at the same time (it has two to keep track of different film stocks or to quickly figure out polaroid vs film exposure). once both buttons are depressed the screen shows the exposure compensation scale and i can dial in the exposure by 1/10th of a stop.

i used to have it calibrated using polaroids to figure out what a decent exposure was. you could use your camera to spot meter a grey card and use that for calibration or you could just shoot a picture in good light, adjust camera settings until you like the exposure, and then adjust your meter based on how far off its readings are.

you will have to refer to your manual on how to do it on your meter though.

Thanks! I found a great explanation on the internets, seems legit :D

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Lenses / Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon
« on: August 12, 2013, 12:15:55 PM »
If zeiss made AF lenses for canon, I'd probably not own any canon glass.

After owning the cheaper 28mm f2 I
Can absolutely agree with that, except I would miss the
Zooms..

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Lenses / Re: Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Distagon
« on: August 12, 2013, 09:16:31 AM »
I haven't seen any pricing or reviews yet so too early to judge I think.

It's going to be 4000 usd. I've seen some images that looks pretty insane at 1.4, like shorter L-primes at f4. I was going to buy it, but the lack of AF killed it for me, and I found something cooler ::)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 12, 2013, 08:58:28 AM »
A shot of Mina from this morning,natural light only and this is Lightroom 5 cold tone preset wont be to everyone's taste but i like it :)

And so do I, Subtle but brings out the Young Ladies Colour so well, wonderful Image, I'de say one of the Best you've Posted, which is a hard call considering the Quality you do Post.


If you can tear yourself away from Bornshooter's pretty girls for a mo we're still waiting for these Icelantic pictures  ;)

Sorry that should be Icelandic - I was looking at bornshooter's pretty girls too

Sitting in Oslo, waiting to head to Svalbard in 2 days, just spent my 3 weeks Iceland trip in Australia, last minute change stuff, what can you do, but hopefully I'll post something from Svalbard in 3 weeks, it's almost next door to icelandic (I think that's the normal way to say it when you've had 3, or 4 of anything Alcoholic).

And it is hard to miss Bornshooters Glasgow Ladies, they seem to me to be getting better, if that's possible.

If you drop by the electronics shop at the airport, you can see my old workplace for ten years ;D

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Software & Accessories / Re: Advice: Black Rapid shoulderstrap
« on: August 12, 2013, 08:09:16 AM »
On the BR site it stated that the straps will "hold all proffesional gear"

Do you trust the straps with your heaviest lenses like the 200 f2, 300 f2,8, 400 etc?

Any experience is greatly appricated.

I carry my 600/4L IS II with 1D X on an RS-Sport L strap.  If you'd prefer less complicated hardware, there's also the Kirk Security Strap (just a clamp with the nylon strap attached) - not quite as 'rapid' since you have to slide the strap over your body to raise the lens.

Thanks! I really like the RS-4 I have, so glad to know I can still use it if I carry something really heavy. I have thought about making my own short security wire from the handstrap mount under the 1d and around the strap, so if the attachment brakes in the RS-4, it will still hang on by the shorter extra wire.

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