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Lenses / Re: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« on: November 06, 2012, 06:32:38 PM »
800 + 800 = 2300  ?

 At 1000 US yes, any higher, no. I like my recently purchased 24-105.

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i missed a fair bit of shots for this very reason at a wedding shoot a week or two back. I only tried it with my 580. maybe i should have swapped that out for another model? i wouldn't have thought so, but between this and the black AF points, i'm about ready to try anything. I still can't believe that owners of the 7d were never bothered by the black AF points. that's just silly.

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that's a very funny comparo, i nearly thought i was reading the onion.(reason to buy the 5d, 1/8000th shutter...) the 5d is a very good camera, but the mk2 is better in a number of ways, and you'll have to weight it's advantages -vs- cost for what sort of things you are looking accomplish. I have a 5d for a few years now and use it regularly, despite having a mk3. i think i've cleaned the sensor once.... maybe. the LCD isn't so bad, but clearly not current tech.

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Lenses / Re: 35mm f1.4 -vs- 50mm 1.2
« on: November 02, 2012, 01:57:41 PM »
 Again, i know most everything about these lenses, except i have no first hand knowledge, and many of you do. Barring it all doesn't fall apart at smaller apertures(and i know it doesn't), i'm really only interested in stuff wide open to f2.8 or so. if i could get away with narrower i'd just use a zoom. how about if i ask this, is the IQ at f2 and below on both lenses crap, decent, good, or great? and that's without cutting any slack. i know f1.2 at 50mm and f1.4 at 35mm is tough, but i don't care. thanks

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How about Crumpler? I've got one that would do what you need, it's nice. I forget what size, but they make many sizes.

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Lighting / Re: Phottix Odin: Inaccuate high-ISO metering problem
« on: October 31, 2012, 08:55:52 PM »
couldn't agree more. nice shots, you have a good handle on all that chrome and your shots always have a certain look to them that i think is just awesome. Plus i see you in the center of that wheel.

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Lenses / 35mm f1.4 -vs- 50mm 1.2
« on: October 31, 2012, 08:51:45 PM »
I've read all the reviews, I know all the stats, but i'd like to ask the collective.
                35mm f 1.4 -vs- 50mm f1.2 
 wide open to f5.6 or so, who's the sharpest in the center, and corners on FF.
  Is the 35mm sharper at f1.4 and f2 than the 50 at the same f-stops?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
« on: October 31, 2012, 08:45:21 PM »
I'm almost in the same boat as the OP, so i'd also like to hear what you guys have to say. I read a review somewhere, "lenstip?" that showed very little coma wide open. well below what my personal threshold would be for coma.  the other option is to get an "astrotrac", for a bit more money, then shoot away at nearly any f stop i want, but then it changes things once you start having your camera moving on even longer exposures.. ay well....

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Lighting / Re: Phottix Odin: Inaccuate high-ISO metering problem
« on: October 30, 2012, 08:25:52 PM »
Glad to hear there isn't a bug, and that you figured it out. My first real outing last saturday at a wedding shoot went well. At first it didn't fire and i was thinking about going to plan b. the wedding party was very ready to get to the reception, but i did another once over the settings and noticed that i must have bumped a slider on the receiver while mounting it on a light stand. i either knocked it to the wrong group, or channel, can't recall, but once corrected it worked perfectly. all formals after the ceremony done and in my car in about 20mins. yeah, i'm not to pleased with the lack of time. that and the fact i had two photographer friends of the bride/groom there as guests over my shoulder at times, but that's another story...

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Lenses / Re: 24-105L vs 24-70 Tamron VC
« on: October 30, 2012, 08:14:02 PM »
to me warrantees don't mean much. I've never laid a finger on their 24-70 VC so i don't know, but my 24-105 is pretty tough. It's been tested for years, and has a great track record. If the tamron felt up to the task physically, focused well, and had good IQ my only problem with it would be the reverse focusing/zooming in relation to canon equipment. To me that's pretty much a deal breaker. That and the negative stuff roger at lens rentals has said about tamron service... i can't have that.

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i'm on the eastern shore of maryland. frankly, i'm not impressed(with the storm, not your shots) lots of rain, some decent wind, but really not so great. we probably had 2 storms this last summer with more powerful wind, and while a lot of rain has fallen, it's never been hard. hell, just when my wife was saying it's unsafe for me to go out and get some shots of flooding(we are close to sea level, even a hard rain will cause flooding in spots), the mailman rolls up like it's just any other day.

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Lenses / Re: website that compares BOKEH for canon lenses
« on: October 29, 2012, 03:25:46 PM »
Above I meant to say subjective, not objective.  that link link and everything on the page it takes you to still work for me.

 lenses used in the comparo are-

    50mm lenses
    EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 50mm f/1.4, EF 50mm f/1.8 II, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L@50mm, EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS @50mm
    85mm lenses
    EF 85mm f/1.2L II, EF 85mm f/1.8, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L Non-IS @ 85mm, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS @ 85mm
    135mm lenses
    EF 135mm f/2L, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L Non-IS @ 135mm, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS @ 135mm
    200mm lenses - All at f/2.8
    EF 200mm f/2.8L I, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L Non-IS @ 200mm, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS @ 200mm

It's a pretty good source of info, i just wish it would get some updates. some good astro work info there as well.

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Lenses / Re: website that compares BOKEH for canon lenses
« on: October 29, 2012, 10:00:35 AM »
I don't feel that it's all that objective. http://www.wlcastleman.com/equip/reviews/aps-c_port/bokeh.htm this is the best i've found for canon lenses. I found something with all sorts of lenses one time, but I can't remember where it was.  i can't find it now, but i do remember the take away was that things like 9 aperture blades that are supposed to be the end all of bokeh, aren't, and how OOF objects in front of the focus point might show radically different behavior than OOF objects behind the focus point.

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Lighting / Re: Phottix Odin: Inaccuate high-ISO metering problem
« on: October 26, 2012, 01:56:38 PM »
I've got a wedding gig tomorrow, and it'll be my first real test with the Odins. it'll be a "hot" test. hope it doesn't screw up as i'm the lone shooter, but i'm usually ready for stuff not to work.   BTW- v8beast, i love your shots that's you've posted on this site. very nice work. all of it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is 22Mpx Really Enough?!!!
« on: October 26, 2012, 10:05:45 AM »
sorry, but i second what RLPhoto said. Larger formats have a big advantage. go to imaging resource and use their comparometer. then pull up one of the MF formats -vs- whatever else and get ready to be depressed by our sissy 135 format. also, as Ansel aged his equipment got smaller. i think he ended up with a 6x6.

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