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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikons and Canon's equivalent
« on: December 28, 2012, 06:24:05 AM »
I don't really think I have a decent set of lenses (It's really what's in my signature plus the 18-55mm kit lens). I do feel that the 1000D is beginning to be insufficient for what I (try to) do. Being a student, a 5d3 will really be a luxury item since I don't make any profits from my hobby. I really like the look and feel of full frame, but am willing to wait for the 7d2 to come out (if ever) since I don't have pressing needs.

But what surprises me is that both the 5d2 and D700 came out in the same year (2008) and to me the D700 is a better all around camera. (This is definitely not a fair comparison to the 5d2 since I have only used it once.) Specs-wise it does seem like the D700 can also be used for sports as well unlike the 5d2.

Excuse my ignorance, but what kind of sports is it that you feel that I cannot shoot?

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 200 f/2L IS
« on: December 27, 2012, 03:31:28 AM »
The only drawback of the 200f2 is the weight..with a 1DX it's a beast..

Eh.... The price? :)

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Lenses / Re: TS-E 24mm II + 2x Mk III Extender
« on: December 26, 2012, 02:58:44 AM »
Higher mag than the native lens - up to 7x with the 1.4x TC and 10x with the 2x TC.
I've never owned a tilt-shift lens but did you mind explaining how the magnification increases that much rather than just 1.4 or 2x?

We were talking about the MP - E65,in regards to other lenses you could use extenders below 135L

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Macro / Re: Couldn't do this again if I tried
« on: December 25, 2012, 05:03:40 PM »
Brilliant!

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Lenses / Re: TS-E 24mm II + 2x Mk III Extender
« on: December 25, 2012, 05:01:59 PM »
Higher mag than the native lens - up to 7x with the 1.4x TC and 10x with the 2x TC.

But with that magnification, you would be hard pressed to be even able to spot the subject in the first place. I once took a macro shot with my 100L on my 5D II of a spider on a wall. It was less than a half cm from end to end. Upon cropping it on the screen I saw that it was actually in the process of deavouring another small spiderlike insect. I would not have been able to see that originally with my own two eyes.  10 times mag would in reality make a microscope with field capabilities!

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Lenses / Re: TS-E 24mm II + 2x Mk III Extender
« on: December 25, 2012, 04:17:30 PM »
Neuro. I am curious. What would MP-E 65 with an extendeer give in images?  Is it mainly to increase working distance from the subject?

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Lenses / Re: Workaround for Loose Lens Cap on 8-15mm Fisheye
« on: December 25, 2012, 04:02:55 PM »
Interesting thread. Just got mine four days ago.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« on: December 24, 2012, 02:15:18 AM »

if  now 4 different  sites  has shown that this lens is  nothing else that a great / exceptional lens, why do you people question these measurements?
do you really think the Canon 35/1,4 and the  at double price is better? regarding resolution and bokeh?
I think is the reverse.Sigma has done a exceptional lens. And I will test it as soon there are a nikon  sigma out there  and together with d800 and 36Mp
Gör det. Sen kan du lägga upp bilderna på en Nikon-site för folk här lär inte vara alltför intresserade.

Jeg er interessert!:)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
« on: December 23, 2012, 07:12:16 PM »
Requiem aeternam!

I will keep mine as a second camera, whatever my next will be. We have travelled on too many, less travelled by, to part.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« on: December 23, 2012, 02:33:35 PM »
Just got this lens, and I can tell you that on my copy it's razor sharp, and the AF is really good. The lens keeps up well with the AI servo on my 7D

+ 1000 I hope:) I bought mine yesterday. Getting it in January when I return from Christmas holidays @ my in-laws :)
It hasn't dropped focus yet in any way that wasn't my fault. I'm not used to a DOF this thin

:)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« on: December 23, 2012, 02:20:46 PM »
Just got this lens, and I can tell you that on my copy it's razor sharp, and the AF is really good. The lens keeps up well with the AI servo on my 7D

+ 1000 I hope:) I bought mine yesterday. Getting it in January when I return from Christmas holidays @ my in-laws :)

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Portrait / Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
« on: December 23, 2012, 12:26:19 PM »
ooops. a bit fast there.

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Portrait / Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
« on: December 23, 2012, 12:25:36 PM »
Some really beautiful shots in here :) I took one of my son this morning. He can't wait for tomorrow....

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Lenses / Re: Lens choice advice please??
« on: December 23, 2012, 12:14:07 PM »
I have gotten some really good advice in here. If you want additional places to look, I would go to the review sites, and in this order:

photozone.de

the-digital-picture.com

Dpreview.com

And you have a bunch of other quite good places as well, such as the luminous landscape, or lensrentals.com

sometimes if I have the time, and or are bored, I even check out customer reviews on the B&H site. The latter is also a good place to know how much you should pay seccond hand, because B&H and Adorama with their riddiculous prices (low as compared to other places in the world) is a good point of reference. You should at least not pay more for second hand lenses than what you can get greymarket lenses for at B&H.

G.

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Lenses / Re: Lens choice advice please??
« on: December 23, 2012, 05:52:49 AM »

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I'd recommend a tripod, honestly. If you're getting image shake that can help, and then you can stop down all you want to improve image quality. Or saving up for the 11-16mm or 10-122mm (for architecture) and fixing distortion in post. Or getting the 30mm f1.4 Sigma (or 28mm f1.8 Canon) as a general purpose lens, though it is not great for architecture.

The $12 fotodiox macro tube is nice for macro, though. That's one thing that's cheap and useful.
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I agree that a tripod is what is needed here. Before I had my 17mm TS I often shot buildings and other architectural shots with regular lenses. If you have photoshop or photoshop elements, corrections are easy to do, just be sure that you have enough space around the building (becase as you are bending the picture, it 'cuts' away either at the top sides or the bottom sides). Another thing you could try in photoshop is stitching. If the focal lenght is limiting you, try shooting several shots of the object horizontally (with 25% or so overlapping to allow the software to find the information it needs) and let photoshop do the stitching. In my opinion that works well :)

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