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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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I bought the colorchecker. The graycard is quite small. Does this matter (if something else with different colors accodentally slips into the frame) ?

I've tried that a lot myself, appreantly (at least with the 1dx) you only need to fill the spot-metering circle with the grey area. However, I always try to include as much as I can without shadowing the greycard. Kind of hard with 24mm to get a lot in the frame. But it made very little difference with the 5d2, it always came out right.

And yeah, I too get the blues (lol) to blue...

Thanks

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Pickup a X‑Rite ColorChecker Passport and make profiles based on the Camera body, lens and lighting conditions.

This is a good starting point... build profiles based on your needs. I think you answered your own question though, there will never be a "setting" that is universal. Only a good point from which you can evaluate and build on based on the situation.

I used to LOVE the CC passport, however with the 5d3 and 1dX the reds ALWAYS have way too much blue, and in daylight the WB is always way too warm. Any idea why? It's crazy annoying.. I can clearly see it makes the colors way more accurate, but not all and I never had this issue with the 5d2...

Once you buld the profile you can edit and save tweaks... also the WB is has to be set seperately. The profile only adjust the color profiles not the WB. Basicaly you are making profiles like Canon's Neutral, Portrait, Faithful, etc... even with the color checker its only a good starting point. The two middle rows of the passport have WB panels for cooler to warmer... The top row is for portraits, the bottom one for landscapes.

First shoot the colorchecker, then pick the WB suitable for your needs, then build the profile... check profile, tweak and resave. This should be done for every camera body+lens+lighting combo. It can be a pain but it has saved my ass on many event shoots where the lighting has been less than perfect and PP would be difficult to say the least. I usually make profiles for lighting situs with the worst being mixed light... tunsten, flourecent and flash is the biggest offender lighting wise.

Actually it's quite essential to use the built in greycard to get a perfect WB BEFORE you shoot the CC. The manual also states that the WB can't be set afterwards. You can correctly warm or cool it, but it still has to be correct when on location. The problem is that the greycard gives me way too warm WB, and when I apply the profile and compare (yes my screen is calibrated, and monitored every 5 minutes) it gives colors that doesn't match the real life colors, and it ALWAYS did with the 5d2, in fact, I can shoot with my girlfriends 5d2 now and get correct wb and colors.

I bought the colorchecker. The graycard is quite small. Does this matter (if something else with different colors accodentally slips into the frame) ?

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