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Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: August 17, 2013, 06:12:01 PM »
I have bought a great portrait lens with great AF now, arriving tomorrow  :)
It's listed below in my signature  ;)

Congrats Viggo on your new toy ;)

I'm saving up for 400mm f2.8 IS II...otherwise 200mm f2 looks extremely yummy :P

Post some pics

Thanks a lot! Hope I get a chance to do some shots, I have to paint my house before the rain and cold sets in. But I'll post them either in "anything shot with 1dX" or the 200 gallery.

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Lenses / Re: EF 200mm f2 , how much do you use it and for what?
« on: August 17, 2013, 05:43:11 PM »
Thanks for all of your helpful replies. I got my 200 today. Done calibrating tonight. Anyone else tried to calibrate the 200 to a 1dX using Reikan Focal? I had a lot of issues. But it looks great now, oh my it's sharp and sweet!



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Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: August 17, 2013, 05:33:20 PM »
Think I have bought and sold and swapped between the 85 L and a 70200 six seven times. But indeed the AF just kills it for me with the 85.

I have bought a great portrait lens with great AF now, arriving tomorrow  :)

so what are you going with?

It's listed below in my signature  ;)

 :o

It's been a dream since it got released, and I even bought the 300 f2.8 instead of it, then the 135, but I just had to have it. Too dark to try here now, but it seems calibrated and good to go tomorrow. Pretty sharp at f2 ;D

Cool stuff. If anything, the most versatile big prime, and most useful for me to get, would be the 300 f/2.8 IS. But that is a whole lot of money that will also buy new bodies etc...

Anyway, enjoy! You lucky one!  8)

Thanks, I will! And a used 300 mk1 is getting lower in price these days, and it is also completely insane. I loved it, I just didn't have anything to shoot at the focal.

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Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: August 17, 2013, 05:15:33 PM »
Think I have bought and sold and swapped between the 85 L and a 70200 six seven times. But indeed the AF just kills it for me with the 85.

I have bought a great portrait lens with great AF now, arriving tomorrow  :)

so what are you going with?

It's listed below in my signature  ;)

 :o

It's been a dream since it got released, and I even bought the 300 f2.8 instead of it, then the 135, but I just had to have it. Too dark to try here now, but it seems calibrated and good to go tomorrow. Pretty sharp at f2 ;D

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Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: August 17, 2013, 04:28:17 PM »
Think I have bought and sold and swapped between the 85 L and a 70200 six seven times. But indeed the AF just kills it for me with the 85.

I have bought a great portrait lens with great AF now, arriving tomorrow  :)

so what are you going with?

It's listed below in my signature  ;)

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So how about MRS Fotografie ('Photography')?  ???

I'm not married you know, and in fact I'm a man  ;D

MRS really are my initials, and my plane tickets always state 'MR MR S....' so call me 'mister-mister' then :D

So take these broken wings..

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Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: August 16, 2013, 03:30:11 PM »
Think I have bought and sold and swapped between the 85 L and a 70200 six seven times. But indeed the AF just kills it for me with the 85.

I have bought a great portrait lens with great AF now, arriving tomorrow  :)

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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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