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my god. just go out and shoot pictures. Jesus. Peeping pixels is like saying my one dollar bill has a better ratio of red and blue threads than yours. Christ, use the lens what it's meant for, making memories, not seeing who has a better pixel than you.

I rented a 24-70II a few weeks ago, it was spectacular, but I'm still probably going to buy a version one because in reality, the zoom/hood design is superior. However, I have seen the reviews and the II is definitely crisper at the edges than the I, and that's without viewing at 100%, which I don't do, because no one looks at my pictures on a 80" screen...

Lenses / Re: Wide Angle for Crop and FF?
« on: September 11, 2012, 10:41:28 AM »
No one has really mentioned the 8-15L.... Works on both, and if you get DxO software, or are good with photoshop, you turn the the fisheye images into rectilinear images fairly easily with good results...

Don't laugh, I'm just using this page and images as reference...


Lenses / Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« on: September 04, 2012, 10:02:03 PM »
Here I am fresh out of my time machine. The lens is sharp. It's so sharp that I actually cut a picture in half with it. It doesn't even need IS because though it's advertised as a 2.8 lens, it's really a .95, but it is razor sharp wide open, so there's no need for the IS.

Also, I was shooting with it on my 3DX...

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« on: September 03, 2012, 07:39:45 AM »
I'll make sure I hold my breath for it... Here are the flyers at my local camera shop in Japan... from Feb. And you can see on the one that the release date was changed to july 2012...

ISO? Where we're going we don't need ISO...

Lenses / Re: 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II not fitting securely to 5DMKIII body???
« on: September 01, 2012, 11:42:40 AM »
There is a tiny bit of play when my 70-200 lens is attached to my 5DMKIII....and when I say a tiny bit of play, the lens hardly moves, but it is noticeable.  Is this play normal for the 70-200 lens?

It must be. I have a new (one year old) copy of this lens, and noticed the same thing on my 5D2 and now my new 5D3. None of my other lenses exhibit this, but as you said, I cannot discern any difference in IQ.

Lenses / Re: Canon 24 f/1.4L and 24mmL TS-E ii
« on: August 30, 2012, 09:24:08 AM »
If you're shooting landscape and architectural mostly, the 24 TS is by far your lens. I've used both. You're concerned about speed? Why, for your stated shooting you'll be stopped down to f/8 or so anyways. They're both sharp.

Weather? Both are sealed, the movement sections on the TS are sealed the best they can be as well.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Where am I ?
« on: August 22, 2012, 12:47:09 AM »
87, considering your "written accent" - you got it.  Are you living here now and what country are you from?

Nope. I've never been there. I'm an US citizen. In fact, the only midwest state I've even been to was Illinois, and that was 20 years ago.

Software & Accessories / Re: Variable ND question
« on: August 22, 2012, 12:42:55 AM »
Thank you for your replies.

I'm torn as to what I want to do. I use only L glass (70-200, 24-105, 24), so I know I want quality glass to be putting in front of that quality glass  :P

Now, I'm honestly torn between getting the SinghRay (like I mentioned, I have good experience with it, and my friends over at http://www.wagenwerks.net/ and http://www.awol.tv/ also use it on their videos, which turn out fantastic) or getting a 2-stop in addition to a 5 stop.

I can't honestly remember using the variable to either of it's extreme settings, so I don't think I need anything more than a 5 stop on my 24 f1./4 and a 2 stop would be fine on the 70-200 f2.8.

Decision needs to made soon, I have a huge photographic weekend coming up (one month) where I'll put close to 2000 images on my cards...

Software & Accessories / Variable ND question
« on: August 18, 2012, 09:17:41 PM »
Ok, so I'm looking to buy a Variable ND. I've rented the SinghRay from lensrentals a few times (4 or so) and have loved it. I'm not a pixel peeper by any means, so to me, it doesn't seem to affect my images in any negative way.

Now, I've "heard" that the Heliopan is better. Is it noticeably better? Since I'll be buying the 77mm version of either, that's a 100 dollar difference.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Where am I ?
« on: August 18, 2012, 09:03:42 PM »
@northstar...I believe you have us looking at the Twin City area, MN? No?

it mean: 5d Mark II is $1979.......... Duh...

Came in here to post this.

 That and the obvious one that the MK3 is out.... So the price naturally drops.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Picture playback on 5D3
« on: August 13, 2012, 09:02:05 AM »
Touche sir. I suspected that, but there is nothing in writing in the manual to make actually think or believe that.

Good answer. Guess I will have to find an editing work around on this now. Hmmm. Thanks for the quick answer.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Picture playback on 5D3
« on: August 13, 2012, 08:31:29 AM »
So, I've read the manual, done some internet searching, and apparently I'm missing something.

I have my 5D3 setup to put RAW on the CF card and JPEG on the SD. I understand that if I take out the CF card, and reinsert it, playback automatically switches to card 2 (SD card). I know that it's a nuisance problem and understand how to defeat that...

Problem I have is according to the manual supplied with the camera, (in bold, on page 277) "Erasing a RAW+JPEG image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images."

My camera is not doing this. Help me figure this out please.

Portrait / Re: My BEAUTIFUL GF (feedback please)
« on: July 18, 2012, 02:48:10 AM »
shot many wide open do to the terrible pentagonal bokeh of the 50mm 1.8 II

So you are aware, shooting a lens wide open increases the chance of bokeh... So if you didn't want to see the horrible pentagonal bokeh, you should be stopping down... Shooting at f4/5.6/8...   Not bad shots though.

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