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Lenses / Re: 300 f4 w/1.4x or 400 f5.6
« on: May 19, 2012, 10:46:20 PM »
I would think much would depend on how important IS is to you. Under perfect conditions i would very much imagine the 400mm would have better IQ, and I would think better AF action. Those perfect conditions are usually hard to come by, for me at least. But the 300 combo has IS(this could mean the ability to use a stop or 2 lower ISO when compared to the nonIS 400mm), better close focusing performance, and with the 1.4 it's like 2 lenses. Also the 1.4 could live on with you with other lenses in the future, even if sometime down the road you decide the 300mm isn't for you any longer.

But someone above said that AF micro adjustment is junk, and not to use it. I'm a bit surprised nobody has disagreed with that.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Film is still hard to beat
« on: May 18, 2012, 09:00:22 PM »
I most definitely don't want to get into a film-vs-digital debate, but when I lay my eyes on a 4x5 slide I see something very "right". What that something is I don't know, not sure I even care, but I like it. Sure I like my mk3 a whole hell of a lot too.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Pano work
« on: May 13, 2012, 08:30:32 PM »
Here some pictures i took with the new camera
Thanks for looking

look at that dynamic range. Looks great!

I've never tried to do any panoramic  shots like that. Is it hard to get them to line up and look perfect? I assume you need a tripod for this?

Sure it  might be nice to have a tripod, but i do this stuff all the time without one. even with my P&S. Software, sometimes with my aid, lines everything up. For my exp, the only tricky part is figuring out (beforehand) how far i can go before stuff starts getting weird.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Is immortal
« on: May 13, 2012, 02:29:49 PM »
they actually did that as well a while back after another session of camera destruction. If i remember correctly the canon people laughed, looked it over and gave him a repair cost. Then they took the nikon model to nikon HQ to see what they would do. They wouldn't even look at it with being paid up front. that's as far as they went.       
So your weather sealing needs replacement? what, on the memory card door?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III AI Servo AF Point Annoyance
« on: May 06, 2012, 09:43:34 AM »
This is my biggest beef with this camera. On my 1dmk2 i get to have a red focus spot lit up all the time, so it's super easy to find it in any lighting. Of course it's not all roses, as moving that point around is harder than with the 5dmk3, and the 5dmk3 focuses much better in low light. Then again, i have my 1dmk2 set up with one button that activates an off center AF point, and another button for the center AF point. I've used it like that orientation feature that the 7d started all along.

Lenses / Re: Canon 85 1.8 vs. Sigma 85 1.4
« on: May 05, 2012, 11:44:57 PM »
I would love to be shadowed by a guy with all that gear while shooting a wedding ;)

 Is it just me or is that sigma shot have nothing in focus? it's just that i'm on my laptop, and usually everything looks really great, even when it's not, yet that... 
 Not that it matters really, as that lens has gotten lots of good press for sharpness, when in focus, and there doesn't seem to be any debating that. Apparently it's easy to make a good 85mm 1.4 lens. One that focuses well seems to be a different story. Brian at the-digital-picture has had problems with LOTS of sigma gear. read his reviews. They always start with something like," i had to go though 4 of these to get one that even focuses repeatedly". he's not alone, the lens rental guy(who probably has much more real data about these things than anyone) and other places have the same problem. 
Personally i wouldn't even consider a sigma after the 2months of BS they did to me one time while they had my lens in for focus issues. i mentioned it once before on this site, but they had my lens, and told me they where waiting on a part from japan that was coming over by SHIP, sometime. After they scratched up my new 24mm 1.8 (while also in for major focus issues)and then that other mess, it would have to be one VERY compelling reason for me ever look at them. I was running minolta/sony gear mostly at that point, and as it turned out while sigma was busy wasting my time I got my hands on a 5d and 70-200mm f4IS at a local store, and that was that... :)

I guess i can see why some dislike ken, but i really like what he does. A disturbance in the force for liking the mk3? what? he loved the mk2, and the mk1. sure he had gripes, but he picked both of them over the nikon counterparts. Other than his favorable review of the canon 28mm 1.8, i can't say that i'v ever really disagreed with his findings. Sure they guy is a bit silly, but so am i. Sure he might wear a fanny pack, with his white socks hiked up, with white sneakers and shorts.. oh, well. He's always chosen whatever tool gets the job done the fastest, the easiest. For him that's been the 5d line. me to.

EOS Bodies / Re: Idea for Canon?
« on: May 04, 2012, 10:17:39 AM »
That sensor has very poor high iso performance, and despite the claims of great color, from the tests I've ever seen the colors are pretty much awful. I don't know if it can handle video either, and i doubt canon or nikon/sony would be interested in coming to market without that feature. Sure it has more resolution than it's numbers might suggest, but i don't think anyone really would want to be in the position of explaining all that to customers.   
I second the vote for the pentax 645 being the 5dmk2 for MF. That thing looks pretty awesome.
BTW, i think leica is looking at moving to a cmos for the S3.

The card that was giving me this problem a couple times is a sandisk SD 64gb 30 mb's version. It's the card that has been on sale at a few places recently, and i just couldn't pass it up. Thanks.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon fixed 5DIII light leak with tape
« on: May 02, 2012, 01:24:53 PM »
Looks good to me, but still not going to bother sending mine in.

Tape is everywhere in electronics. It's all over my motorcycle. A device that carries me to 170mph, rain or shine, hot or cold. Tape is okay. The only place i can recall not seeing much tape was inside high-end audio gear. But that's just because they use the clean layout and lack of things like tape as a selling point to blow the mind of the innocent. Many audio guys would rather sleep with their amp than their wife.

EOS Bodies - For Video / "video has been automatically stopped" ?
« on: May 01, 2012, 01:54:05 PM »
That's the message I've twice gotten seconds after starting to record some video. I believe both times I was shooting 1080/30fps all-i. Anyone else have this happen? Any thoughts of what gives?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D MK3 vs. D800 - fredmiranda
« on: April 30, 2012, 10:18:42 PM »
"In effect, what this means that even a photo of a blue sky and beach (no shadows or anything) is going to be cleaner on the D800 than the 5D3, even if the signal drowns it out."

Aren't you saying this is a problem, and it's in every picture? While I do have more Canon gear than other makes right now, I'm no fan boy. They have been on the back foot with Nikon since the D3. After a week or using my mk3 i've pulled the fuji 6x9 off the shelf. Or maybe i should use my pentax, graflex, or panasonic, or...

I think this competition is great. that sensor is great. Sure i see the shadow noise in these comparisons. it's an order of magnitude better on the nikon. Cool, I want that. Get to it Canon.

I can't help but wonder, once Sony gets a tighter grip on the market, would you want to be Nikon?

Lenses / Re: 400 DO f/4 vs 300 f/2.8is with x1.4 vs 400 f/2.8
« on: April 30, 2012, 08:39:18 AM »

here are some samples of most of the teles at differing stops.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D MK3 vs. D800 - fredmiranda
« on: April 29, 2012, 08:27:43 PM »
I ALMOST can't believe we are being told to worry about noise on all of our imagines that we admittedly can't see. That reminds me about the release of the DVD format. All the Laserdisc guys went on and on about the invisible noise from the digital mombo gumbo tricks that are going on, and how it's everywhere and our pictures will suck for it. yeah?

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