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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 II L USM
« on: April 04, 2012, 11:23:43 AM »
My lens nails it all the time, even at this wide of lens, f1.4 can is thin.   I never seem to shoot at infinity now that you ask.  But I have mfa disabled on my 5D3 because I shoot wide open and close, so any error correction is lost do to subject or camera movement.  I find the more I play with mfa the worse my keeper rate is —so disable. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Awesome use of DOF preview button on 5dmk3
« on: April 04, 2012, 09:03:20 AM »
learn to use the M-fn button with your pointer finger and the AF select button with your thumb).


Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 II L USM
« on: April 04, 2012, 01:31:14 AM »
Also, the 24 vignettes a lot wide open, but I love that feature.  You can see it in my photo above;  I always leave that in and never correct it in DPP, but DPP does a great job of removing it if you want do that.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 II L USM
« on: April 04, 2012, 01:28:42 AM »
Great photos in this thred, and I now qualify to post in it. 

Daniel, I just ordered a 24 II tonight, I hope it blows the doors out for me, been dreamin about it for a few years. This is an expensive month!
I assume that was taken on your new 5dm3? The image is very clean.
What can you tell me about the 24 II from your personal connection with it?

Hi, that photo was taken on my new 5D3 with the 24Lii wide open, 1/200, MLU, tripod, iso 100, converted with DPP, and only minor adjustments in DPP; I orderd the lens with the 5D3, so I've had it a week, yes, expensive month.  Its AF is fast, it's sharp wide open, well built, but that stuff is expected; its best feature is wide angle perspective and shallow dof —it's awesome.

With my 50D I had the 10-22 as my WA, it was a great lens, but the 24L stomps it at every turn.  Add that to the 5D3's AF that is light years ahead of what my 50D provided and I'm very thrilled. 

Lenses / Re: 35mm f/1.4L II rumors?
« on: April 04, 2012, 01:16:15 AM »
I don't see why the 35mm L gets so much praise on sharpness. I received a CPS evaluation loan and it was never sharp wide open and I was completely underwhelmed by it considering the applause it receives. Heck the cheapo 50mm 1.4 was twice as sharp wide open and half as much.  :o

Now the 24mm 1.4L II really impressed me! Great color and very sharp wide open! I prefer it much over the soft 35mm I received to evaluate and is great on crop cameras & full frame.

That lens was disappointing and hope canon revamps it soon. I might reconsider it then but not likely.

Maybe it was dropped on its head one time too many?

EOS Bodies / Re: Used 50D, is it worth it?
« on: April 04, 2012, 12:18:45 AM »
I've been trying to sell it for $549 and no go.  I'll keep trying, thanks.

EOS Bodies / Re: Used 50D, is it worth it?
« on: April 03, 2012, 10:38:49 PM »

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50/1.4 on 60D
« on: April 03, 2012, 10:36:53 PM »
I have the 1.4.

I'm pushing my luck shooting at 2.2 on the 7D but can shoot at 1.4 with the 5D.

Is that a body focus issue or a sensor size issue?  I always read that the 7D has great AF, as does the 5D3. 

Lenses / Re: 35mm f/1.4L II rumors?
« on: April 03, 2012, 10:34:52 PM »
Well, as far as corner sharpness, I always fly wide open, so no biggie for me.  Wearher sealing is always a bonus, even just for dust. 

Lenses / Re: 35mm f/1.4L II rumors?
« on: April 03, 2012, 05:50:22 PM »
neuro, what could be improved on the current 35L? I love mine and I use it wide open 99.9% of the time.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« on: April 03, 2012, 05:38:49 PM »
If you wait for a price drop, that wait will turn in to the wait for the 5D4. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Thoughts of Gizmodo today - pretty balanced
« on: April 03, 2012, 05:34:24 PM »
I thought Kai's DigitalRev review of the D800 seemed to implicitly state this, namely that the D800 files are so large that it is not entirely practical as a walk around camera.  The Ryan Brenizer review effectively stated the same thing because he takes 250K pictures per year, which is not feasible with 70MB file sizes.

Assuming he saves the jpegs for quick proofing; thats 25 TB of disk space per year...  :o

AKA, 1tb every two weeks, approximately.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk iii Availablility What does it mean?
« on: April 03, 2012, 05:18:44 PM »
Thanks for that - there is hope then. I dont live in the US but i am planning a trip with a 2 week window and this purchase is one of the reasons for the trip. I need to ensure that its instock before i buy.

Before you leave call BH and ask them to hold it, I'm sure they'll want payment then too, but then it'll be there for you when you arrive.

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