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Third Party Manufacturers / Pentax -3 ev AF
« on: September 11, 2012, 03:52:06 AM »
Pentax have introduced an update for the K-5 with the ability to AF all the way down to a claimed -3 ev.

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Software & Accessories / Re: 580EX II Faulty by Design?
« on: September 10, 2012, 12:18:22 PM »
I am convinced the Pocket Wizard TT system killed 3 flashes within the time i had them. I never had a flash go bad before using them.

Ditto! They worked hard for me and worked flawlessly, until I mounted a TT5 under them, then I would gett all sorts of crap even on camera.

Now it's all Odin-love and greatness :D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Need help - photographs on dull days
« on: September 09, 2012, 06:42:13 PM »
Use a few underexposure gradients leaving your subject the brightest, that can solve some of it.

@Dirtcastle: Sweeet!

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Lenses / Re: Canon 50 F1.2L VS 85 F1.2L MKII Lenses
« on: September 09, 2012, 02:02:56 PM »
It depends on what you will use it for, just to add to the above, which I, for the most part, agree with. The 85 is very heavy compared. I have them both and for sharpness I too think the 85 is better, this has alot to do with the lack of floating elements in the 50.

This being said, I use the 50 almost every single day and the 85 for maybe 10% of my images. Contrast and color I like the 50 better and imo the 50 handles the best on all Canon bodies by far.

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Lenses / Re: new ziess 55mm, redefining?
« on: September 09, 2012, 07:56:41 AM »
I used to own a 28mm f2 and it was less than perfect wide open, with brutal vignetting, but it was also the lens i have ever tried that improved the most one stop downÄ crazy difference! I reallyreally liked it. However 28 f2.8 is a lot easier to mf than 55 f1.4. Especially since Canon decided to drop my favorite focusing screen for the 1d x..

I think the 28mm f/2 is the least impressive of the entire ZE lineup honestly, all of the other ones are pretty awesome though, I love the 50mm Makro and 21mm in particular.

I guess we have different opinions, and also, I loved the 28mm focal, I'm not a huge fan of either 50 nor the 100. The 35 f1.4 they make I would neverever buy when I can have the L-version.... I heard the 35 f2 is pretty good, I would love to have it look and feel like the 35 f2 for Nikon. Never understood why they are so different in looks.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Concert shot with 1D X and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
« on: September 08, 2012, 06:14:07 PM »
Editing my first real batch of 1d X pictures, and I can't believe how much I can bend the files, how superclean the 100-400 range is and just how much sharper they are compared to the 5d3! I am amazed!

Any chance you can provide us with a raw file from the 1dx and 5d3 of the same image and settings at iso 100 to play with and see how much better it is ourselves? Pretty please?

I'm afraid I don't have the 5d3 anymore. Btw, has anyone seen any science on the difference in DR between the two? I feel the 1d X have more of DR where it counts, better highlight recovery and shadows, just so much that you can recover pretty much anything and have a great image where other cameras just go nearly black and white....

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WATCH OUT !

There have been a number of recent threads with out of control posts.  Refering to a poster as "Drunk", for example is not acceptable.

If someone does not agree with you, thats ok, no need to call names or belittle him.

Thanks :)

I actually just asked, but fair enough ;D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: A potential Tamron 24-70 problem
« on: September 08, 2012, 03:00:29 AM »
Yeah, no there's no point in paying for L's when Tamron makes them cheaper and better...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1dmk4 vs 5d3
« on: September 07, 2012, 03:19:04 PM »
For IQ and af, I would get a 2nd mk3 then you can also have all settings the same and nothing is forgotten when things happen east. The1d4 is a 1d, way better to hold and use and way better batterylife. I like the fullframe look better, but your 85 L for example still looks fantastic, and it reaches longer.

I think lowlight both af and iq is way better on the 5d. Silent mode is actually silent.

Owning both and now gone from the 5d3 I say the 1d (x) is just something else to shoot with, but if it is between the 5d3 and the 1d4 with the X out of the question, my experience and your use says 5d3 all the way....

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Lenses / Re: new ziess 55mm, redefining?
« on: September 07, 2012, 02:32:01 AM »
I used to own a 28mm f2 and it was less than perfect wide open, with brutal vignetting, but it was also the lens i have ever tried that improved the most one stop downÄ crazy difference! I reallyreally liked it. However 28 f2.8 is a lot easier to mf than 55 f1.4. Especially since Canon decided to drop my favorite focusing screen for the 1d x..

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 ignores microadjustment in LiveView
« on: September 06, 2012, 02:46:32 AM »
Yes, it's contrastbased af and not phase focus in LV. You can use phase in LV mode via menu setting, but then the camera will flip the mirror and black out the screen while focusing.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« on: September 05, 2012, 04:20:54 PM »
People need to realize that the way faster AF isn't to be taken lightly. This has little or nothing to do with aquiring focus at a still subject. When my son starts running and stopping and going side to side up close there really is no contest whatsoever. The 5d3 could get better hitrate than the 1d4, but it's first now with the 1d X that the Case 1 through 6 really starts to mean something. I can't miss a shot with the 1d X .

And the metering people say "well, 3k for a little bit better metering" is FAR from little better, it's DEAD ON every single time and helps out a great deal in the tracking process. Plus, as mentioned by others, it makes for no correction of exposure in post, which gives less noise. I have offset the 0 EV in camera to +5/8 of a stop, because I like things a tad over and can always pull down for even less noise.

I agree that unless the 1d X is tested, and you only read about it, I too felt it wasn't worth it. Now, after owing it for a while I can safely say, the distance between the 5d and 1d is still huge...

I loved the size of the 5d3, but the grip is sooo much better on the 1d. And to have it flip vertically and feel the exact same is also huge.

And on top of that, it's the 12 fps, all the little things like AE tweak, spot-meter to AF point, no mode dial, so I can deselect all of the drive-modes I never use (I have only H and L burst available, set C1 to bracketing with 2 sec delay still works). The powerbutton in the right place, dual CF, and not only 30mb support for SD. Replaceable focusing screen, although, currently, no support for the one I wanted, namley the EC-S. Better options to assign buttons to other functions. Shortened release lag etc etc.

My favoritefunction though, is the abillity to set which two shutterspeeds I would like the camera to work between, that way I can shoot Av and NEVER get too long a shutter.

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EOS Bodies / Re: AF Point Color on the 5D Mark III & 1D X Update [CR2]
« on: September 05, 2012, 04:05:25 PM »
Maybe they make it light red when it's selected and goes black when you meter. You can track with it that way, but it will go black when shutter is pressed.

So then you HAVE to use AF_ON button to focus. Well, I've gotten VERY used to that, thanks to tip from this site, so I can live with that.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Your Ultimate Gear (wish)list
« on: September 05, 2012, 03:46:41 PM »
My wishlist, that is possible, is nearly there:

What I own:

1d X
TS-17mm
24 f1,4 II
35 f1,4
50 L
85L II
135 L

3x 580 II (Odin Controlled) with two 60x60cm boxes, 1 octa 70cm and 1 60x90cm box. Plus the new Godox battery packs (fantastic product)

What I am planning on doing to the current gear:

Sell the 17 and the 135 and buy back the 300 f2,8 IS. And replace the 35 with the mk2 when it arrives.

What I want, but isn't really a reality, keep the 135 and get the 300 L II.

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How 'bout a 35 mk2 ?  ;D

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