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Lenses / Re: How tough is the glass of a lens? (8-15)
« on: December 31, 2012, 05:10:41 AM »
Thank you. I'll skip it this time, and bring my 16-35 next time I am here. At least that one is protected.

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Software & Accessories / Re: AFMA advice sought
« on: December 31, 2012, 04:11:00 AM »


I bought the Lens something from spyder. Either my eyes are not good enough or....
I have that Issue, I can not see the fine differences once the setting gets close.

1) do you have to buy a new program for each body ( their website asks you to order for a specific body). My camera is a 5D II, but I have and am still borrowing a 1Ds III for the last three years. Hence would I need two payments and two programs for those. The questiens becomes even more pertinent if I finally Get the 1Dx.
 
Your purchase allows you to use FoCal on 5 different bodies.  You can add or remove bodies a limited number of times, which is to prevent users from cheating, but you can have five at a time.

2) does the program do the callibration for you? (Of course you need to set it up and so forth) But will it set the appropriate values for you in the camera, or would you still have to go through with shooting many shots,to narrow the gap down as with the solution i have today?
The answer depends on the camera body.  The 7D and 5D MK II are full automatic, but the 5D MK III and the 1D X cannot have full automatic calibration due to limitations in the Canon SDK.  So far, a way to make the calibration fully automatic for those bodies has not been found.  You have to follow on screen instructions and change the AFMA value manually between shots, otherwise, its automatic.  This actually goes pretty quickly, since they have improved the ability of the software to find the right value with a minimum number of shots and AFMA settings.


Thank you and rpt and John. I regret buying the Spyder now, as this seems way much easier. I will definitely buy this program.

Gerhard

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Lenses / Re: How tough is the glass of a lens? (8-15)
« on: December 30, 2012, 07:35:25 PM »
they are very tough but not squirrel proof!

Ok, thanks.

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Lenses / How tough is the glass of a lens? (8-15)
« on: December 30, 2012, 07:20:25 PM »
I have this shot planned where I place my camera with my 8-15L on a Manfrotto table tripod with a phottix aion remote release on the ground to capture a squirrel and some birds up close at 14mm (we have a place where we put food, and they eat there everyday). Would they be able to scratch the front element and destroy it?

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 200 f/2L IS
« on: December 30, 2012, 06:31:51 PM »
Discuss our review of the Canon EF 200 f/2L IS


How well does this lens work with teleconverters ? I looked at the pictures at thedigiticalpicture.com and it seems that at least in the center, stopped down one stop it stands up pretty well against the 300mm f/4 and the 400mm f/5.6.


To my unskilled eyes it looks good with my 2xIII. I do not have the 1,4xIII.

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Software & Accessories / Re: AFMA advice sought
« on: December 30, 2012, 06:28:46 PM »
So, am I clear in understanding that once you have FoCal you no longer need Lens Align? In other words, does FoCal's software determine your micro adjustment settings without any need for a pitched scale (FoCal's printed target is all that's necessary to get the job done)?

Correct.

A fem questions from me.

I bought the Lens something from spyder. Either my eyes are not good enough or....

1) do you have to buy a new program for each body ( their website asks you to order for a specific body). My camera is a 5D II, but I have and am still borrowing a 1Ds III for the last three years. Hence would I need two payments and two programs for those. The questiens becomes even more pertinent if I finally Get the 1Dx.

2) does the program do the callibration for you? (Of course you need to set it up and so forth) But will it set the appropriate values for you in the camera, or would you still have to go through with shooting many shots,to narrow the gap down as with the solution i have today?

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: December 30, 2012, 05:46:20 PM »
Here's a shot I took in Yosemite Valley over the holiday. I'm still learning and it is one of my favorite landscapes so far.

Beautiful

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Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: December 30, 2012, 04:31:44 PM »
I really like that pic.  Here's an old one from Myanmar........

Great

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Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: December 30, 2012, 04:31:01 PM »
One to get it started.

And here is another.

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Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: December 30, 2012, 04:29:03 PM »

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There's apparently a version 2 of the excellent 8mm South Korean fisheye lens out, that has a removable hood.

Has anyone had experience with this version 2 lens?  Does it give you a FULL circular?  My research seems to indicate no.

Interesting. I too would like to hear about this too.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 135L f/2
« on: December 30, 2012, 04:15:32 PM »
Any noise on during focusing on your 135 compared to the 70-200?

My 135 is considerably louder than the 70-200 4L IS.  Are your findings similar?



I've been shooting basketball this winter with the 135 f/2L at f/2, f/2.2, and f/2.5, depending on lighting.  I absolute love this lens.  I use it with the 70-200 f/2.8L II IS.  If lighting gets bad, I can depend on the 135L for an extra stop of light, and it's still razor sharp at f/2.

You know, I never paid attention.  I'll check it out.  I do notice that electronic noise on my 200 f/2L and 300 f/2.8L though, just during focusing with IS off.

Btw, I have never noticed any sound from my 135 or 70-200 II

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Lenses / Re: Canon 135L f/2
« on: December 30, 2012, 04:13:16 PM »
Any noise on during focusing on your 135 compared to the 70-200?

My 135 is considerably louder than the 70-200 4L IS.  Are your findings similar?



I've been shooting basketball this winter with the 135 f/2L at f/2, f/2.2, and f/2.5, depending on lighting.  I absolute love this lens.  I use it with the 70-200 f/2.8L II IS.  If lighting gets bad, I can depend on the 135L for an extra stop of light, and it's still razor sharp at f/2.

You know, I never paid attention.  I'll check it out.  I do notice that electronic noise on my 200 f/2L and 300 f/2.8L though, just during focusing with IS off.

The 200/2 is the loudest lens I ever shoot. The IS wants you to knop that it is there :)

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: December 30, 2012, 02:18:20 PM »
39 images, getting up at 5 in the morn and freezing my ass off made this! Worth it?

Yes :)

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Lenses / Re: Canon 135L f/2
« on: December 30, 2012, 01:11:35 PM »
Finally got the 135L two days ago and having a lot of fun discovering this lens...

Beautiful shots :)

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