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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« on: September 18, 2014, 03:15:53 PM »
Do any of y'all shoot the 85 L in a studio setting with a solid color background.  Other than the blurring of the nose and face, it seems like it would be a waste.

I can't think of any significant advantage other than that.  I almost always use my 70-200 or 100 for studio portraits since the tripod collar makes for quick vertical/horizontal orientation changes.  Using a tripod allows me to pull my face away from the viewfinder to connect with my subject as I shoot, and closely monitor expressions at moment of capture.

The 85 is just too amazing on backgrounds and dof to shoot past f/2 :)

1Dx, 1/250, f1.8, ISO100

EOS-M / Re: EOS M Accessory question
« on: September 18, 2014, 02:54:46 PM »
ah yes, true.  I have the same rubber paint.

Not sure how well it adheres to metal though...

EOS-M / Re: EOS M Grip with integrated Arca Swiss plate review
« on: September 18, 2014, 01:17:10 PM »
How do you reach the shutter button?

With your finger?  ;)

EOS-M / Re: EOS M Accessory question
« on: September 18, 2014, 01:13:21 PM »
BL, if you read this post- can you please post a photo of how you grip it? My hands are quite small and I am worried I won't reach the shutter button after wrapping my hands around the grip...  :-\

I have small hands too.  But this grip works great for me!

Lenses / Re: Official: Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 15, 2014, 12:10:40 PM »
What i would do for a 21mm or 20mmm pancake for FF...

Come on Canon!

Lenses / Re: When will we see a replacement for the 100-400?
« on: September 09, 2014, 10:27:15 PM »
There have been lots of talk of a 100-400 replacement and yet nothing has materialized.  When might we see this lens?

It will be announced the week after your return window closes after you purchase mkI.   ;D

Photography Technique / Re: Manual Focusing
« on: September 08, 2014, 03:10:24 PM »

Do you have to apply a global EC when you use the Ec-S, since the metering doesn't know how to handle the unsupported screen?

I've been using live view in the meantime, which is a PITA handheld haha

Photography Technique / Re: How to avoid halo
« on: September 08, 2014, 03:04:54 PM »
I believe those are sharpening artifacts from the JPG engine from your camera.

If you shoot RAW, you can apply sharpening in post and to a much less degree, so light halos don't form

EOS Bodies / Re: A Rundown of Canon at Photokina
« on: September 08, 2014, 01:36:36 PM »
Wonder how much the 400 f4. I'm hoping for a price within reach (3-4k).

The current 400mm f4 DO is ~$6500

keep hoping!  :o

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Strangest Tripod Substitute ?....
« on: September 04, 2014, 09:54:02 PM »
another human being

EOS Bodies / Re: MISSING Camera body feature
« on: August 28, 2014, 04:20:15 AM »
Or on the 1Dx, completely do away with One Shot and keep it on AI servo full-time with BB AF.

I haven't found One Shot to provide an accuracy advantage over AI servo for still subjects, and not having to switch AF modes is a breath of fresh air.

Photography Technique / Re: Website launched!
« on: August 25, 2014, 01:41:47 PM »

your article on AF for fast action is superb.  Thanks you for sharing that!!

I just tried AF speed comparison between my 1Dx and 5Dc. 

Maybe there's a difference?  I dunno, I can't tell, they're both pretty slow going from MFD to infinity.

But for portraits, the AF on mkII is plenty fast enough for me.  Even if they released a mkIII that doubled the AF speed, that still wouldn't be reason enough to upgrade.

MFD and LOCA are the shortcomings in my opinion

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1dx vs Nikon d810
« on: August 12, 2014, 09:18:33 PM »
...but sharpness on 1dx is way better.

could it just be that the 85L is sharper than the 85G?  These types of comparisons are difficult to evaluate since it's not just the camera body under scrutiny here.  The 85G looks like it hasn't been AFMA'd or something.  If you look at the eyebrows on the 85G, they are sharp but OOF on the 85L.

I've never shot with the 85G let alone a modern Nikon, but my 85L is on par with your results.

EOS Bodies / Re: Any rumors on a new fullframe body for Canon?
« on: August 10, 2014, 02:30:28 PM »
Hi, I'm kinda in the middle of deciding on buying a full frame body. I'm strongly leaning towards a 6D, but being a 2012 body, I was wondering if 2014-2015 would bring a new fullframe. If so, I rather wait some more and buy a more recent body.

Is there something the current FF offerings won't accomplish? 

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