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Lenses / Re: Bought 24-70 f/2.8 II -Soft, owners, please advice
« on: August 27, 2013, 04:44:21 PM »
Do yourself a bigger favor and get Reikan FoCal.

I use FoCal too.  I think it does a very fine job.  Nearly all lenses benefit from some AF microadjustment.
+1 All lenses I have owned since FoCal came out has been adjusted except, funny enough, the 50 L which was at 0 after 6 runs, all consistent.

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Lenses / Re: Bought 24-70 f/2.8 II -Soft, owners, please advice
« on: August 27, 2013, 04:06:58 PM »
I did a quick and dirty test right now. They were all shot very close at 50cm or so, and the last one (2nd shot) at 70mm is  about a meter or 1,5 away. All 100% crop. Go 3 meters away and the sharpness increases a LOT.

24

35

50

70

70 farther away

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Lenses / Re: Drop-in filter super-tele, which to buy?
« on: August 27, 2013, 01:40:31 PM »
Thanks again, loads of superb info, and exactly what I was wondering, nice!

I will buy some gelatin-ND and the cir-pol from Canon.

Btw, if anyone reads this and wonder if the 200 is worth it over the 70-200 mk2, I can not recommend it enough, it's an insane lens....

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Lenses / Re: Drop-in filter super-tele, which to buy?
« on: August 27, 2013, 10:57:39 AM »
Thanks a lot guys :)

The ability to adjust the CPL from outside is basically essential for me, so the choice is the Canon one for sure. I could have liked a ND filter for flash photography, maybe I find a deal on both.

The little wheel to adjust is very neat! Wish they did this on all lenses..

*edit* can you flip it so you can have the wheel on either side?

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Lenses / Drop-in filter super-tele, which to buy?
« on: August 27, 2013, 06:53:11 AM »
Hi guys!

I wonder if you use the drop-in pol from Canon, or did you buy the filter holder? In that case what filters are recommended, I know they have to be the "right" thickness. And can you still use cir pol and adjust while mounted?

Thanks.

Ps, it took the 200 f2 one and a half week to push my 70-200 out the door. ;D


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EOS Bodies / Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« on: August 27, 2013, 03:24:08 AM »
d800 nope?

D800 AF is based on D4
please explain what is better in 5dmk3 and how you can make a statement like this

This is the first time I have seen a serious claim that the D800 AF is equal or better than the 5D MkIII AF.

Roger Cicala of lensrentals tested and found that the Canon's phase detection AF is as accurate and consistent as its contrast detection AF, i.e. the standard deviation of MTF values of a series of static shots is the same for both AF systems. This is a remarkable achievement. The D800, 'nope'. It is just not as reliable on phase detection.

And that is with static subjects.

He also says there is a left side AF sensor issue with the D800 that is unresolved, and recommends the camera only be used for centre point AF. I hope THAT isn't 'based on the D4'!

+1 fwiw I haves used the D4 and I can't say anything bad about that AF system, it didn't miss one single shot. This was before I got the 1dx, but I wouldn't say one is better than the other. I didn't test the D4 like I have used the 1dx, but it simply worked perfect. And the d800 is not even on the same planet.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
« on: August 26, 2013, 08:42:42 AM »
Near sunset in Mt Dora.

Wow, she must have some serious armstrength to hold on like that with seemingly no effort!

Seriously though, nice images :)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 26, 2013, 05:02:00 AM »
Thanks for comments on the cycling shots.

I had a hard time focusing , I tried Case 3 since they were flying out of that corner, but often got the ears and shoulder instead of the tip of the nose, I guess it's because my expansion points like their bright colorful shirts instead of the darker low contrast face. I also didn't find a way to get a bettet tracking so ended up with quite a bit oof. Any tips?

Don't you 1DX shooters get facial recognition as part of that high-end AF system? Would that have helped? I was drooling over that option for portraits/weddings on the move...

Yes, we do, but that only works in "all focus points autoselect" I believe, and every time I try using Zone or all of them I very quickly change back as the focus is all over the place and at f2 200mm 2,5 cm off means completely useless image.

But I will try again, my son have a new kick-bike and while he doesn't quite have the same tempo, I'm sure I will fairly easy see if the face detection helps or just make it to erratic. Thanks for the tip!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: A couple of 1DX questions
« on: August 25, 2013, 05:13:43 PM »
As for focusing speed, it is identical as far as I can tell on all my lenses except the white ones where 1DX is very noticably faster on 300 f2.8 and slightly faster on 70-200 IS II.

Using the 85 L the difference is HUGE, the 85 AF is suddenly useable in Servo mode with the 1dx.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Image Review Magnification Controls on 5D3
« on: August 25, 2013, 11:47:26 AM »
I must say i can't imagine using the old way anymore, and I felt that way after about, hm, oh, 3 minutes of owning the 1dX. I set the "SET"-button to jump directly to 100% at the used focus point and never looked back. a VERY good decision by Canon. That not all new cameras run the same feature is pretty hopeless if anyone wants a camera number 2 to use along side one that does.

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Lenses / Re: EF 200mm f2 , how much do you use it and for what?
« on: August 25, 2013, 04:37:30 AM »
Haven't heard back from Focal about the focusing issue, but after extensive trial and error I landed at+9 which looks great at distances. And what a lens, I don't think I want to keep the 70-200, I would regret mounting it instead of the 200 every time, lol.

Anybody have a tip for a lens case? Which holds only the lens as snug as possible. I like the Lowepro lens cases.

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Site Information / Re: The 10 Commandments of CR
« on: August 24, 2013, 07:15:01 AM »
Though shalt respect the Sigmata..

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 24, 2013, 04:19:39 AM »
The same girl :-)

You have a great way of keeping your shots classy, yet sexy. I really like that. Nice balance on your ambient and flash. Great work!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 23, 2013, 04:50:40 PM »
Thanks for comments on the cycling shots.

I had a hard time focusing , I tried Case 3 since they were flying out of that corner, but often got the ears and shoulder instead of the tip of the nose, I guess it's because my expansion points like their bright colorful shirts instead of the darker low contrast face. I also didn't find a way to get a bettet tracking so ended up with quite a bit oof. Any tips?

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 23, 2013, 04:46:03 PM »
quick question,i was on a shoot yesterday yes with a girl but the room was very very quiet,and when pressed the shutter inside you could hear a noise afterwards like a spring or something is that normal?can you test this but make sure it it very quiet :)

Like a subtle high pitched tshooongg? I only hear
With ear to the camera.

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