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Lenses / Re: Beach kit
« on: October 29, 2013, 11:25:32 AM »
This might be sacralidge, but personally when I'm at the beach I usually leave the big gear in the room safe.
Sacrilege ;) And no...
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My recommendation is enjoy the beach! Get a waterproof camera, they are awesome fun and since you're on the beach in the sun low light performance isn't too important.
...this is not sacrilege but excellent advice. The 450D is going to have a hard time withstanding the sand, the 5D3 might fare better but swapping lenses is out and you don't want to be attached to that expensive piece of kit when you want to be chasing chicks into the sea. Or something. Check out the many great waterproof camera's (I'm particularly impressed by the *cough* Nikon AW1) that you can get for peanuts these days, and go splash around.

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: October 15, 2013, 06:20:55 PM »
Nice, especially the second one. What lens did you use?

That second one is vnice indeed, but the horizon needs straightening. It's very visibly off.

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Canon General / Re: Official: Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS
« on: October 14, 2013, 03:12:46 PM »
I doubt its price will be higher than the Canon L one... It would not be a great marketing idea.
I'd happily assume Sigma came up with this lens when Canon introduced the 24-70/4, which Sigma probably interpreted as "the 24-105 is EOL". Of course Sigma wants that piece of the market. I don't think they care about the 24-105 price, they'll just want to undercut the 24-70/4 (and the Nikkor).

It's good to know that even if Canon retires the 24-105, there'll be an equivalent lens (well, sort of) but I'd still be very reluctant because of AF issues. I'd like to see that change, these folks are putting out a lot of nice glass lately.

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Wow, that's some difference!
Ok, so that's the quality one can expect from this lens? It's not just my copy?
Check and check :)

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The 70-300 (non-L) is known to be fairly soft at 200mm and longer. 

This is the length and width of it. Sold mine, got the 70-200/4IS instead - because it has the same usable range as the 70-300 non-L. You really don't want to shoot at 300mm with this lens and yes, that's a structural problem. All L-telezooms are in a totally different league. Ditch this lens.

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Lenses / Re: Walimex / Samyang 24mm T1.5 for 88 euro @ amazon germany
« on: October 07, 2013, 06:44:57 PM »
I really think (or at least hope) no one seriously expected to get a €400 lens for less than €90. I for one was buying full well knowing that an error was much more likely than this insane discount. But who knows what happened, so why not take a free gamble if you could do with 14mm FF anyway?

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Lenses / Re: Walimex / Samyang 24mm T1.5 for 88 euro @ amazon germany
« on: October 07, 2013, 05:21:53 PM »
Too bad it looks like nobody is getting that deal.

That's the truth all right :)

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Lenses / Re: Walimex / Samyang 24mm T1.5 for 88 euro @ amazon germany
« on: October 07, 2013, 03:16:45 PM »
?

I wasn't saying what you assumed I said. It's called irony. Maybe this helps.

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Lenses / Re: Walimex / Samyang 24mm T1.5 for 88 euro @ amazon germany
« on: October 07, 2013, 07:22:42 AM »
Well, it's not like anyone would like the declicked aperture ring, anyway. And it's a cheap brand. And the lenses were ugly. And dumb.

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Lenses / Re: Walimex / Samyang 24mm T1.5 for 88 euro @ amazon germany
« on: October 07, 2013, 07:02:17 AM »
oh that´s no good news.  :-[

i guess i was one of the first who ordered but i got no email from amazon yet.
Well, you might get your order still - I won't get my 14mm, I got mailed too :P

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Lenses / Re: Walimex / Samyang 24mm T1.5 for 88 euro @ amazon germany
« on: October 06, 2013, 09:03:55 PM »
And I'm in on the 14mm, too. I'm not too confident, though, but maybe we'll get very lucky :)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lenstag
« on: October 05, 2013, 07:47:31 AM »
Hey all, Trevor from Lenstag here.  JFYI I'm available for any questions you might have at trevor@lenstag [dot] com.  Lenstag is totally free and please spread the word if you can.  Thanks!
Hi! Can I ask how you guys are funded?

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Do you see what's wrong?  I had the swivel head tilted up one or two clicks. 
Actually, that's by design. If you check the specs, the head tilt range is listed as -7 to 90 degrees. I think it's one of the many little advantages of the 568.

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Landscape / Re: First landscape submitted for critique
« on: October 03, 2013, 02:57:03 PM »
Very nice picture, the many verticals make you look twice and again. I think the colors in the original shot are as close to b/w as you need to be, and personally I think the b/w version is a lot less interesting. Do agree with the symmetry thing, horizon should've been higher in the shot.

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