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I'm so seriously excited about this!! If it matches the 35 A, I will buy it ASAP. Anyone want to buy a Zeiss f2?

I'll trade your Zeiss for a 50mm 1.8 and friendship for life  :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Aftermarket upgrading of cameras?
« on: January 05, 2014, 01:58:53 AM »
Only thing I can think of is Hot Rod or someone will remove the AA filter to increase sharpness.  Would love to do it to my 5d mkii but I've only heard it's a bad idea.  Guess I'll wait for the 5d MkIVR or what ever they'll call it.

EOS Bodies / Re: Change from T3i to 70d, or invest in a new lens?
« on: December 24, 2013, 12:20:43 AM »
If your just shooting with kit lenses on a rebel, I would really recommend going for a Sony RX10.  If your traveling around a lot, it's perfect!  No need to change lenses and a constant F/2.8 lens. 

Lenses / Re: Should I choose the 70-200 2.8 II?
« on: December 18, 2013, 04:34:09 PM »
If you are just going to be shooting at the long end all the time, I would recommend going for the 200mm F/2.8 II.  I do a lot of landscapes and when I do want to go wide, I often find myself using this lens to create panoramas because it is so sharp and has very little distortion.  It is as sharp or sharper then the amazing 70-200mm 2.8 IS II.   The downside is no IS but being light weight, it is less of a problem.  Auto focus is incredibly fast and accurate on my mkii, something I can't say about any of my other lesses really.  The bokeh it produces looks incredible.  The lens is also not a big white, so you can go a little more unnoticed.   Here are some shots with the lens to show how sharp it is.

Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: December 18, 2013, 08:51:02 AM »
50mm 1.8 ii

Sigma 105mm Macro

Canon 200mm 2.8

great shots, I really like the ones produced by sigma!

It is such a great lens, it is the non OS version, I picked it up on ebay for $300, it is pretty much the sharpest lens I have ever used.  Has incredibly bad auto focus though! 

Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: December 17, 2013, 09:40:38 PM »
50mm 1.8 ii

Sigma 105mm Macro

Canon 200mm 2.8

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM
« on: December 15, 2013, 08:57:18 PM »
Loving my 200mm on my 5d mkii

As a seventeen year old with a 5D mkii, my biggest pet peeve is that everyone always says, "oh your parents bought you a nice camera" and things like that.  No, I payed for it, I actually sell prints, shoot weddings, do ad work and photograph for local magazines.  I have literally over a million hits on several of my photos and have been featured on petapixel.

Lenses / Re: Lens dilemma for night sky
« on: November 19, 2013, 11:29:36 PM »
I shoot with a mkii, I've had alright luck with the 50mm 1.8 when used to create panoramas.  I've also used the 17-40 and would not recommend.  I'm on the same boat as you and I'm choosing between selling my 17-40 and getting a Tokina 16-28, though the lack of filters bothers me, especially sense my 17-40 would be in the trash right now had it not been for one.  The rokinon 14, 24 and 35 all sound like great lenses and I'm trying to make the choice between them. 

Pano with the 50

Shot with the 17-40

Sports / Re: Post your best Football shot (American Style)
« on: November 10, 2013, 10:55:10 PM »
Some shots from my high school homecoming game, shot with Canon 5d mkii and 200mm F/2.8 II

We won the game!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Anyone still using their 450d?
« on: November 10, 2013, 09:12:54 PM »
Had an XSI as my first camera, upgraded a couple months later to a T1i when some guy offered me more then I paid for it.  I would definitely recommend going for the T1i, I've used photos from it for magazine covers and the greater iso range helps a lot. 

Some of my favorite shots with it

Lenses / Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« on: November 03, 2013, 10:18:36 PM »
All I need is a Nikon 14-24mm F/2.8, Canon 24-70mm F/2.8 II, Canon 70-200mm F/2.8 IS II and Sigma 200-500mm F/2.8, that will cover from 14-500mm at F/2.8, will also need a tilt and shift, a macro and a 85mm 1.2 II.  That should only cost a total of about $40,000.

Canon General / Re: Consumer DSLRs "dead in 5 years"
« on: October 27, 2013, 09:20:24 PM »
Consumer DSLR sales will never die because the professional market will never change all the way over to mirrorless.  Consumers just want to look professional.  The average consumer is an idiot, they will buy a DSLR because that's what the pros use, they will never take off the kit lens and keep the camera in auto, then upload the photos they take to facebook where the compression will make all cameras look pretty much the same.

Sports / Re: First time photographing a skateboarder, need feedback
« on: October 27, 2013, 03:17:07 AM »
Took some of the advice you guys gave me and used it for photographing a cross country meet for my high schools news magazine.

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