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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....

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...

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

Lighting / Re: Phottix Odin: Inaccuate high-ISO metering problem
« on: October 26, 2012, 08:55:40 AM »
i'm not sure i understand your testing method, but it sure looks like an issue. is this just in AV mode, or any of the auto metering modes?

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: KR version of fill flash lol
« on: October 25, 2012, 08:50:15 PM »
Darn, if only I'd thought to check KR first I could have saved myself $500.

i guess you can't be bothered to read and learn about what it is your commenting on..?

You are getting good advise here. not sure if you are doing it, but during your cheating tests you need to be shooting at your max flash power. that's where the duration is the longest. lower power will get you a bit more speed due to the faster duration, but then that would defeat the purpose.  two other things though. from the look of the pics he is using the to get that small DOF. personally, i like to refer to it as "my" method, as i thought it up a few years ago, long before i ever heard of anyone actually doing it, and that a dude has his name attached to it. in the end, i don't think it's all that great anyway, but that's another story.  last thing- to help eek a bit more speed there is one other trick i know. now this is yoda stuff, so don't go around telling anyone, but since it's just you and me, here you go. sometimes you can hold your camera upside down. the black shutter will be on the top of the frame, and it won't see the flash. BUT it will see ambient, and many times the area above the subject is the sky, so flash wasn't going to do anything there anyway.

Animal Kingdom / Re: GODZILLA!
« on: October 23, 2012, 09:47:06 PM »
 i don't see any problems at all. they look good.

Lenses / Re: IQ of 24-105 and 700-300 lenses
« on: October 21, 2012, 08:27:23 PM »
Can't speak for the 70-300 stuff buy i rather like my 24-105mm. I just recently got it, but we are getting along well. you might care to know that there are lots of treviews out their done by well respected places that show it beating the 24-70mm f2.8 (v1) pretty handily. All while offering more range, and IS at a much lighter weight in exchange for 1 stop of speed. but of course sometimes you need that one stop, but often i find that if f4 won't do it, neither will f2.8, but that's subjective.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1dx, or d800e?
« on: October 16, 2012, 06:05:49 PM »
after i posted that i thought about how the 1dx has that facial recognition thing and perhaps that info was being  used by the metering system. I could see that. heck i do see that, my little panasonic P&S does this. not very quickly, and not perfectly, but it certainly helps(in the case of my P&S).

Actually, i was shooting some video of my boys riding their bikes the other day and was using some auto mode, probably "p" mode. So i was watching the lcd while recording and a funny thing happened. well, i thought it was funny. little white boxes appeared around my kids faces, and followed them around the frame. plus it looked like it was taking the exposure of my boys faces into account. probably not weird if you are on a 1dx, but i'm on a 5dmk3. i didn't think it capable.

EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS-M to Ship Today in North America
« on: October 15, 2012, 09:22:50 PM »
thanks for posting, as it is info that some will find good. but i for one couldn't care less. i want a tiny FF model with a fast lens. perhaps even fixed. perhaps.

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