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Lenses / Re: Considering the Zeiss 21
« on: February 10, 2013, 08:52:33 PM »
the zeiss has a hard infinity focus stop so i would have guessed that manual focusing for astro work couldn't get much easier. It's got complex distortion, and color shifts at the corners of the frame, and according to photozone.de at f2.8 and smaller the canon is at least as good or better. But of course the canon can go 4x as fast if needed. actually, go to 16x9 .net? and see the old canon 24mm 1.4 match the zeiss, and that's from guys who think mounting a nikon 14-24 on your canon is reasonable!
 I had a 17-40 and 16-35. now i'm rocking a samyang 14 and it's pretty cool. wish it had a hard infinity focus, and electronic aperture control, but i'm managing. old school focus distance guessing at f2.8 on moving targets in the dark is actually working pretty well. i have no doubt there are dogs out there, but mine 14 is better than my 16-35 and 17-40 were. (IQ wise that is)
 That all said, it sounds like you have some money to spend and don't mind having a few lenses at what i would consider very close focal lengths, so maybe you should pick up a zeiss. either way i doubt you'll lose much money on the deal, and that way you'll know for sure how you feel about it.
 

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Canon General / Re: anyone had someone over their shoulder on a job?
« on: February 07, 2013, 08:23:19 PM »
I think some of you aren't understanding what i'm talking about, and also my reasoning for posting this. I'm not worried about people getting in my frame while i'm shooting across the crowded room. I expect that. and i'm okay with people getting in their shots after i got mine. I'm usually using an off camera light with a modifier, so it's not like there shots are even going to be close to mine no matter what they do anyway, so i don't really care. but even while i'm shooting and the shoulder shooter is saying "don't look at me, look at his camera" 1/2 of them still look at her. During this last shoot the lady pestering me came over after the ceremony and even asked me if i had 4 aa's she could borrow for her flash. I didn't as i was eating batteries like crazy because the place was a blackhole, but really... you want to borrow bats? 

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Canon General / Re: Physical Ailments From Heavy Gear
« on: February 06, 2013, 08:04:47 PM »
My brother used to shoot weddings and commercials with a shoulder mounted video cam has some back and neck problems to this day as a result. my camera gear weighs me down, but no problems yet.  if canon decides to make everything out of carbon fiber, i'll be all in.

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Canon General / anyone had someone over their shoulder on a job?
« on: February 06, 2013, 07:15:40 PM »
At nearly every wedding i've done lately i've had a friend, or aunt or whomever of the bride/groom basically acting as the lead photographer. Perhaps it's just by shear chance but they are always ladies. They also are either part time wedding photographers, or they mostly do portrait work, or they work with kids. It drives me completely insane. I'll be taking formal shots and half of the people will be looking at me and the others will be looking at the lady with the big nikon. When I go to weddings i'm not working I don't even bring my camera. And the few times I do, i sure as hell don't go fooling around during the formals, and I certainly don't grab the bride/groom and whisk them out the the reception for a bunch of posing shots.
  this happens to me all the time. I know what i'd like to say to the interloper, but i don't think it would go over very well. Anyone else exp this behavior?

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Canon General / Re: The need for backup equipment for paid jobs
« on: February 06, 2013, 07:02:27 PM »
I have the same exp as you at weddings chilledxpress. Someone tracks me down nearly every wedding i work, and the story is pretty much just as you described. one camera, one or two lenses, a flash, a website, and maybe a few months shooting, time to turn pro! Sometimes it's an uncle or grandfather who just want to have a little chat, and that's cool, but many times it's someone about my age(35) or younger ready to go big.

I also won't get a canon 50mm 1.4 due to all that i've heard about it's reliability.

Actually, i have a much larger peeve.... time to start a new thread.
   

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Lenses / Re: Which 50mm (with AF) is best from f/1.4 - f/2.0?
« on: January 27, 2013, 02:56:19 PM »
i know this is about to become another 50l-vs- the world thread, but my vote would be for you to get either the canon 35mm or sigma 35mm, and crop your way to 50mm if you like.

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Canon General / Re: Why did you choose Canon?
« on: January 26, 2013, 03:39:26 PM »
electronic motor control of the aperture blades.(100% electrical contacts between the camera and lens)
wide, high quality lens selection.
fast AF.
option of using nikon, and other glass with adaptors.
ergos-a quick look at the back of their flash units makes much more sense to me than what is on nikon gear.

 that all still applies, but when i moved into the canon system i would have also said that nikon's camera offerrings where a joke. that's not so now. now they have their act together, but then, they were pretty bad. (digital up until the D3) i now have a 1n, but when i REALLY shot film i used a pentax so i can't say.

Also, canons look very nice. they are smooth and modern, nikons look like tractors. 

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Lenses / Re: Ultimate giclée lens?
« on: January 26, 2013, 03:25:14 PM »
I doubt you're going to find anything noticeably sharper, no matter what it is. I think you'll have to wait for a high MP camera body. Or i guess you could look into stitching, possibly with a longer macro lens.

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Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: January 08, 2013, 09:48:53 PM »
yes, i'm a clothes pin photographer, but that's just my day job. I aspire to be an electric clothes dryer photographer... 

And, i know, i should have moved that one pin that was in the way a bit, but i was really just fooling around. this wasn't meant to even be saved, let alone posted somewhere...

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 5D3 - focus rectangle
« on: January 03, 2013, 08:20:38 PM »
what tommylee said. go into the "shooting" area of the menu(red borders) 4th page , second thing down, AF mode. change it to the smiley face.

  this must be what i activated one day while fooling around with video stuff. I swear this thing was recognizing faces and setting either exp or focus. what i don't understand is how it was doing that. i thought only the 1dx could do that stuff. i swear i wasn't imagining it.....

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Reviews / Re: My Mini-Review of the 85mm 1.2L II.
« on: January 03, 2013, 04:45:15 PM »
Maybe you missed it, but my comments weren't directed at you, but more in defense of your review. a review that i thought was a good real world look at the 85, and its alternatives. most of the time these things don't take the alternatives into account and I know first hand most people agonize over things like 85L or 135L or... they have different strengths, but most people don't have endless money to just buy both, so to look at them, their strengths, and  positions in the market seems like a proper thing to do. thanks

 sure the 1.8 will work as good or better most of the time, for most of the people, i've got one.  there is something referred to as diminished returns. you aren't going to be getting 10X performance for 10x more money, but that high price does bring many things.

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Lenses / Re: Soon to be Launched EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« on: January 03, 2013, 04:33:15 PM »
i also don't see any need to stop down my 300mm 2.8, but if you feel like you do, go right ahead.
 Did this lens have that tele lock in the earlier photos? i don't remember it, but i might have just missed it.

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Lenses / Re: Dropped my 70-200L F4 onto the carpet from my bag. Advice.
« on: January 02, 2013, 09:14:07 PM »
 you should pick it up. 

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Reviews / Re: My Mini-Review of the 85mm 1.2L II.
« on: January 02, 2013, 08:05:51 PM »
I've never heard that the 85L's build is anything less than awesome. I've never owned or laid a finger on a 85mmL, but i've read many , many reviews of this lens and I know a great deal about it. to say that RLphoto's review really should point out how the 85mmL is in some way built poorly is plain rubbish. 
    Also, i'd imagine many lenses, if not damn near all of them could be disassembled by unscrewing the front threads.

my only question regards that shot of the clothes pins. Is that distortion, or is that line really that crooked?  now, since you showed me yours, i feel it's only customary to show mine. clothes pin shot that is.

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