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Lenses / Re: Need sharp wide-open
« on: June 28, 2012, 08:46:26 PM »
100% what the last two guys said. damn, i had a post ready to go and then i was beat to the punch.

while i use the 5dmk3 and 16-35 i also only really use dxo so i can't help. in fact i don't even know what you're talking about. sorry.

Lenses / Re: 70-200mm f2.8 to 70-200mm f2.8 IS II worth it?
« on: June 27, 2012, 10:15:13 PM »
I have no doubt you'll be pleased. happy shootin

Lenses / Re: 70-200mm f2.8 to 70-200mm f2.8 IS II worth it?
« on: June 27, 2012, 10:14:37 PM »
I have no doubt you'll be pleased. happy shooting.

I was wondering about that also, but i'm already reading the AF tracking isn't so good(photozone). I need that, even in poorly lit surrounding. If they could just take the 50L and make it's performance from around f2.8 or f4 and narrower the equal of the lowly 1.8, and squash all AF demons. I'd buy one in a second. I'd love to have access to dreamy ville at 1.2 + the across the frame sharpness of the much, much cheaper models. I refuse to carry or buy two 50's.

Lenses / Re: 70-200mm f2.8 to 70-200mm f2.8 IS II worth it?
« on: June 26, 2012, 08:33:43 PM »
I also have the original non IS version of this lens. Every once and a while I think about upgrading to the v2 IS also, but ultimately so far I haven't. The IS would be nice as now I'm shooting some video work, and the closer  focusing distance would be welcome(as it would in nearly every lens I own). It looks like the AF and IQ should be a touch better, but those aren't as important to me(only because I find mine current pretty awesome). I also figured I'd need to cough up another 1k for this swap, and after some thinking i decide against it. I could get a 135f2, or nearly a 85L(v1 used) for that $1k. Plus for me anyway if i need IS i'll just back up and use my 300mm. But still, every so often...

This thread has gone bonkers. Did someone just say the 85L is a good deal? The 35L can't really be improved? I really hope that's wrong as the cheap as can be samyang is much better. Are we still talking about the 50L's focus demons? i say get a 50mm1.8 and a 35mmL, and you shouldn't really be taking "portraits" with a 35mm lens. I'll also say that, then turn around and say it doesn't really matter. Your shooting distance matters.

 -oh, and my 300mm2.8IS also had to be sent in for focus issues, and did someone really also recommend a 2k+$ as yet unreleased 24-70mm 2.8?

Lenses / Re: Circular Polarizer
« on: June 24, 2012, 09:02:26 PM »
what he just said. ;D

Lenses / Re: Canon 28 1.8
« on: June 23, 2012, 09:29:57 AM »
I had it for a while but sold it. I felt that it's IQ just wasn't very good. Otherwise it's build and handling are very good, just like the 85mm1.8, and 100mmf2. You will come across some people who are fans of this lens, i'm just not one of them. That said i'd still rather have it than the sigma 30mm 1.4.

EOS Bodies / Re: F1 Silverstone - advice with the 5D MkIII AF
« on: June 22, 2012, 03:49:14 PM »
Yeah, i've never fooled with the mode 2 setting on my 3002.8. mode 1 works really well for me. perhaps mode 2 would work even better, maybe i'll try it out sometime. When i owned a minolta 5d i never switched it's inbody IS system off, and the panning shots just worked. since my current kit works i never felt the need to look into mode 2 but your right, it might be better. somehow.

EOS Bodies / Re: F1 Silverstone - advice with the 5D MkIII AF
« on: June 22, 2012, 09:53:16 AM »
I set everything in the AF menu the day i got mine and haven't had the need to alter them yet. I use a single AF point, cross types only, and the standard AF operations settings as from the factory. It's really good, and nearly all errors are my fault. As for lenses, i would take a long and a wide, leave everything else at home. Be sure to mix it up with some wide shots taken though the fencing, try some panning. While i have a pretty sweet long lens setup i usually end up admiring the wide shots more.

Lenses / Re: Recommendations for a fast sub-28mm lens for ~$1k?
« on: June 20, 2012, 08:15:06 PM »
There is a formula out there for how long of an exposure you can get away with for a given focal length without star trails being an issue. The shorter the focal length the longer you can go, but I can't seem to put a finger on the equation right now. I'm usually taking photos of the space station and I go 30seconds at f2.8 iso 800 16mm with no sign of star trails. Sometimes 60seconds, but that's just if i remember to bring my kitchen timer(it'll go to 60seconds or pretty much anything else while my camera only offers 30seconds) But that's not really getting it done with stars. Sure I have stars, but nothing like i'm going to be aiming for soon.

Lenses / Re: Battle of the 50mm's (1.2L , ZE 1.4, ZE 2.0)
« on: June 16, 2012, 10:51:01 PM »
Yeah, that way you can try and guess what lens you might want to use and swap lenses all the time, or find out that you brought the wrong one. If you like playing guessing games, changing lenses, and carrying two lenses around buying two 50mm lenses sound like a great idea. 
 While I don't disagree with any of the details from neuro's posts, i have a 5d with optional super screen and I find my mk3 with standard screen easier to MF with. go figure.

Lenses / Re: Recommendations for a fast sub-28mm lens for ~$1k?
« on: June 15, 2012, 08:01:48 PM »
I'm going to look into that also, thanks. That was sort of the point of my post. With a tracking system you can use slower less expensive lenses. Besides i've yet to come across a lens that was best for astro work wide open. including the ef200mm1.8

Lenses / Re: Recommendations for a fast sub-28mm lens for ~$1k?
« on: June 13, 2012, 10:52:00 PM »
Yeah, that's going to change things quite a bit. It just so happens astrophotography is something i'm starting to get into and this post is very timely. Have you thought about getting a tracking mount? What do they cost anyway? Would you be better off with that money going towards that instead of a lens?

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