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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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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Auto-Exposure "Crutch" in Manual Mode?
« on: January 01, 2013, 07:54:36 PM »
I haven't really shot pentax since something like 96-97, so i not sure what exactly your talking about, but i agree that "p" mode is probably what you are referring to. All these auto modes(anything other than B, and M) are the same thing. you get to choose 2 (including ISO) of the exposure settings and the camera decides the others. it's no big deal though, as if you are in av mode and are wanting a faster shutter, you just open the lens up a bit, then the computer/camera will increase the shutter speed to allow the same light level. You should really know that the biggest difference between these modes is how they handle flash photography. Exposure comp works on top of this stuff, but i rarely use exposure comp. To me, it's just not handy. if i take a shot,and find it underexposed, i just increase the light via fstop-iso-shutter speed. the thing with exposure compensation is that it's just using the meter, and if i was to simply reframe a scene just slightly different I might get a completely different exposure. if for some reason i was consistently getting exposure errors i would use it, but i don't have that happen to often.
  something you also might not know is that the camera's meter is always live, no matter what mode you're in. so you could have the camera in "m" mode and while looking through the finder, just turn start spinning the wheels until you've moved the little indicator to the (0) setting. of course you can't just do this without a bit of thought, as you might wind up trying to take photographs with 5 second exposures or something by accident, but the fact that the meter is always "live" is fantastic. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D vs 5Diii vs 5Dii - Speedlite AF Focus Beam Assist Tests
« on: December 29, 2012, 10:09:06 AM »
So it's looking like my thought that now that the 5d has gotten 1D level AF, it gained 1D level AF problems. All of these numbers look like what I would have guessed from my hands on use with this stuff.

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Technical Support / Re: Mirror fallen out of 5D - self repair ?
« on: December 28, 2012, 08:12:59 PM »
I sent my 5dc into canon back when they posted the mirror issue. At the time they told me it would take something like 2 weeks for the repair because the glue had to dry. i thought, well, i guess it's special glue. i had my camera back in my hands within a week. i was a bit confused about the speed, but all seemed well, so i wasn't about to complain about them being to fast.

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From my exp, nearly every gym is pretty dark. I shot tens of thousands of frames a few years ago in a gym with a 30d- at 3200, 100mmf2- af f2, and i don't hold me to it, but i think i was in the area of 1/500, or a bit slower. Technically they would now be considered a mess, but at the time they were pretty good, and a far cry from what the people in the stands could do with point and shoots.
    Like most things, it all depends on what you are required/want to do, and how much you have to spend. Good looking high iso cameras are fantastic, but if you can use a flash of some sort, it'll be even better. For basketball, i would look into 1 or 2 alienbees monolights, battery packs, triggers, and some sort of clamping system or maybe stands. just be very careful with you're placement, and i don't mean just for lighting. you really don't want anyone getting hurt due to your equipment. 
   On second thought, what you really need to do is buy a large speedotron pack with whatever heads you need to get you to the flash duration you want. Then you just need a scissor at the gym to lift it all up in the rafters, with everything triggered wirelessly. just like they do at NBA games!  just make sure EVERYTHING, is VERY well secured. if a "head" was to land on someone, it would be a trip to the hospital at least, a falling powerpack would render someone dead on the spot. (powerpack = a large car battery)

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what they said. normal.

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Lenses / Re: Infinity and Cold
« on: December 24, 2012, 10:00:50 AM »
your samyang 14mm hard stops at infinity? I had read that they did, but figured it an error as mine seems to roll right on past infinity.

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Lenses / Re: New lenses for 46mp camera?
« on: December 24, 2012, 09:54:44 AM »
I've long read how most of the current lenses are more than capable of out resolving anything on the MP horizon, and I thought it very likely to be true, but when i look at DXO's "mpix" rating of lenses, i start to wonder.
 
BTW-I'm ISF certified, yet i have no idea what a quad-HD television is, but i don't disagree with Bob's point.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« on: December 23, 2012, 07:50:07 PM »
Perhaps i'm one of the sigma fanboys? that's a good one. For me, purchasing the sigma 35 was really going out on a limb. I've wrote things on this site before about my discontent with Sigma. biased? yes, and not in sigma's favor. I pretty much hated sigma. crummy construction, poor AF, questionable IQ, crap for shooting against light, and probably the worst- crap service. Once they had a 70-200 of mine for AF calibration. they had it for something like 2 months. I was actually told that they were waiting on a part that was on a ship coming from japan. when i finally got the lens back, it had a nice nick on it, down to bare metal. They also nicked my 24mm 1.8. they've since released like 7 different versions of their 70-200mm, very comforting.  it's nice until you get your hands on a canon 70-200.   
  As i've said this sigma lens is different. It's an order of magnitude better than anything i've ever seen from them. feel free to move the goal posts so that the old canon is still the one for you. this reminds me of my minolta days, they are always quick to find some canon/nikon characteristic that they thought was a dealbreaker.

really, that's enough sigma bashing. call me what you will, i couldn't care less. i'm just here to learn, advise and perhaps get a laugh.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« on: December 21, 2012, 03:57:24 PM »
i don't think this would qualify as thread jacking, but i've seen a few shots from the 50L that showed very nervous bokeh that was really a mess. so much so that photozone even pointed it out in their review. I'm not saying the 50L is a mess, i'm saying that even lenses known for their great ability can trip up sometimes. Most of the early samples i saw on the net of the sigma looked a bit nervous to me, but in my use, so far anyway i haven't seen a problem.

  BTW- and this probably is thread jacking, most people love leica bokeh, and almost everything i've seen from them is clearly a bokeh disaster, so who knows? perhaps dropping that level of cash on something can cloud your vision. hey, i made a pun, hi five!
 

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: The seemingly amazing Sigma 35
« on: December 20, 2012, 07:32:10 PM »
i'm a sigma 35mm early adopter, and i'm very pleased with it, but if i was you, i doubt i'd swap. if you go the ebay route, then you have ebay/paypal fees, plus and maybe it's just me but i always get hosed on shipping charges, and all that will eat into your rewards. If you have a cheaper route, and are unhappy with your canon, of course, but if your happy, i doubt i'd do it. I was minutes away from going with the canon 35 when i decided against it, but if i had, i bet i would be just about as pleased with it.

- just like to add that i think sigma's rapid lens replacement system is a detriment. Canon is more my speed. Hopefully sigma will slow things down.

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