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sharpness is a result of a properly focused image.

nonsense....
if the lens does not deliver the optical sharpness, no focusing will solve that.


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It's nice of Sigma to actually deliver the USB dock, but the fact is Sigma should tighten up its QC process so we don't NEED to use the dock.


well canon should be the first then to make lenses that need no AFMA.  ::)

Lol, yes I would much rather have a lens that is veryvery sharp but can't focus over a lens that is very sharp that focuses perfectly with very fast
Movement every single time .

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I finally got my hands on a Sigma and tried it today. I liked the sharpness , although that wouldn't alone be at all a reason to sell mye 35 L. I like the built quality, but not the weight and size
Compared. I really liked the color and contrast and the bokeh seemed similar. The
BIGGEST QUESTION for my wanting to test it was in terms of AF speed, all info I have found point to the direction that they are very much a like, but that's
Completely false, it's WAY slower, very dissapointing. I haven't done any research if the 35 L is faster on the 1dX and other people have tested on a 5d not seeing the difference. But on the 1dx at least the AF of the Sigma is much slower and to me, that will always be what I look for in a lens.

Get the 35 L sharpness is a result of a properly focused image.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New Zeiss 55mm Lens
« on: May 03, 2013, 04:50:55 AM »
for the price and MF only i'm not super concerned with it
I would like to try one out on my 5Dmk2 with brightscreen though to see how it is hitting focus wide open
without the brightscreen on a lens like this i think it could get frustrating wide open

I'm getting my EC-S in the mail in a few days  ;D I'll FINALLY get a definite answers as to how the metering will work.

*UPDATE* The EC-S meters just as normal without telling the camera it's another focusing screen than the original (which isn't supported anyway). At least with the 24, 35, 50 and 24-70. Will have a go with the 70-200 tomorrow. VERY nice!

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Canon General / Re: new canon lens caps
« on: May 03, 2013, 04:46:57 AM »
i dont know why, but to me, the new caps are butt ugly compared to the old ones. they simply look cheap

It's because we are used to seeing the same pinch-caps with Canon logo, but from dirtcheap off-brands ;)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New Zeiss 55mm Lens
« on: May 02, 2013, 02:44:37 AM »
It uses an 82 mm filter which allows very little vignetting, it uses a retrofocus design and will cost about EUR 4000.

If you're still in the game, expect it to be in the shops near the end of the year.

It's the price, size and weight that's so intriguing to me. It's what makes it seem like a no compromise piece of glass. I've stated a bunch of times, if I can carry a 70-200 with that size and weight, I can certainly carry that weight with a ultimate-IQ 50 also.  ;D

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15. Removed "support" for 3rd party batteries...

Really?

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Did the flash assist thing get any faster?

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Software & Accessories / Re: ColorChecker passport, what's wrong?
« on: April 28, 2013, 11:48:00 AM »
In Finder click on Go and press the Option key, this then shows the hidden user Library folder.

Nice !  ;)

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Software & Accessories / Re: ColorChecker passport, what's wrong?
« on: April 28, 2013, 11:34:57 AM »
I'm trying to find the Camera Calibration-profiles on my Mac with Mountain Lion OS. X-rite provides a path to the folder, but they aren't there, I enabled "Show hidden files" also, but they are no where to be found. Anybody who knows here?

They can be in either the main computer Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/Camera Profiles/... the next folder is different with different LR versions, they are all either there, or in the sub folder .../Camera/ then a specific camera folder; OR, User/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/Camera Profiles/... and the same differences.

Thanks! I was thrown off by the "Library" in USER was greyed out and couldn't be opened, but by right-cliking and choose open I found it AND I found the profile, Thanks again, you saved my day!

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Software & Accessories / Re: ColorChecker passport, what's wrong?
« on: April 28, 2013, 09:33:00 AM »
Btw, I have worked out a way to get the colors I want, and that looks very much like reality.

1. DO NOT sample the "right" WB. Use LV and set your Kelvin number so that the wb looks the way you want, and I choose a wb as close to reality as I can. For example if I shoot under a warm indoor light, I set a wb to keep that mood, instead of turning the white white.

2. I then shoot the CC with my set wb, and I also use that wb for every shot after that (of course)

3. I export with CC passport and make the profile, finetune the WB and then check the colors, if anything looks to saturated etc, I finetune them also to make it look "right".

4. When the fine tuning is done, I make a preset with the "right" wb, colorprofile and name it after the wb.

That way the next time I shoot under similar conditions I can add the preset and do nothing more.


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Software & Accessories / Re: ColorChecker passport, what's wrong?
« on: April 28, 2013, 08:48:19 AM »
I'm trying to find the Camera Calibration-profiles on my Mac with Mountain Lion OS. X-rite provides a path to the folder, but they aren't there, I enabled "Show hidden files" also, but they are no where to be found. Anybody who knows here?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New Zeiss 55mm Lens
« on: April 28, 2013, 03:18:13 AM »
Isnt this just for mirrorless cameras? Just looked at Dpreview & they were talking about a Zeiss 55mm, unless it is a different lens.

No, it's a full frame with Canon and Nikon mount.

http://youtu.be/8mEj6CqZWMk

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New Zeiss 55mm Lens
« on: April 26, 2013, 05:55:43 AM »
I hope people post here any new links about it and they're own, or others hands-on experiences. I can't wait to see what it can do. I doubt it will surpass the hype, but I think it will be pretty special.

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Software & Accessories / Re: ColorChecker passport, what's wrong?
« on: April 26, 2013, 03:10:39 AM »
Viggo - I'm not sure it's very helpful but I use the color checker passport to get profiles for my 1dx and5d3. After carefully following the instructions lr4 produced some quite effective profiles for me. Certainly they are much better than the standard ones in lr or the "camera" options in lr. They aren't perfect, my red is oversaturated and I normally end up pulling it back a bit. But I have a good starting point if not a perfect one.

I paid close attention to getting the white balance right and the exposure. I seem to remember checking the exposure values of the whites and the color balance was specified in the instruction as needing to be within 1 percent.

Good luck hope it works out for you.

I think I must just suck it up and agree that I can't use it as a quick fix, but use it as a great starting point. If I just come to terms with that, and that is a lot easier now that I've read what TrumpetPower have written about the subject. It's not THAT much more work to post-tune the colors when the CC have made them, to me at least, way better.

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Software & Accessories / Re: ColorChecker passport, what's wrong?
« on: April 25, 2013, 04:35:31 PM »
The Swedish Photographer ASSOCIATION  did a test of different reference card and software, best was QP-Card
http://www.sfoto.se/teknik/farghantering-kalibrering-och-utskrifter/kalibrera-din-kamera

Translated text:  http://translate.google.se/translate?sl=sv&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sfoto.se%2Fteknik%2Ffarghantering-kalibrering-och-utskrifter%2Fkalibrera-din-kamera&act=url&act=url

One of my pictures from S.Afrika, Cape TOWN  illustrate in this test difficulties with strong red colors and  different cameras CFA + profiles.

Var interessant det der. Jeg som egentlig har trodd at de ColorChecker'ene har vært så og si identiske og at de har fungert helt riktig. Jeg var veldig fornøyd med den til 5d2, men når jeg prøvde idag gir den lignende resultater som 1dx. MEN hvitbalansen jeg har satt med det innebygde gråkortet er helt forskjellig på 5d2 og 1dx, har inte nån förklarning väl?

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