« on: February 26, 2013, 09:58:04 AM »
Oh god. The 52mm cap is only for EF-M lenses. Now my 50/1.8 will have to go without... Canon! WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!?
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Swapped out my OEMs for these long ago...
it's definitely a click click brrr sound reapeated twice.That it is, here too
I personally wouldn't say it sounds like the shutter but maybe this means that the sound I am hearing is normal (?).I think that might be because you're confusing the shutter sound with the mirror sound
Call Canon. They are not something that is sold in camera stores.Well, for the 5D2's grip they are. I think this'll end @ Canon at some stage regardless, but I really am pretty surprised I can't find a single shop anywhere. So yeah, I was curious if I overlooked something
Is this it?I'm going to use "and get photographic evidence" as my new catchphrase
When I bought the grip for my 5DC, the magazine came with it.Have one. Want two
RLPhoto: 85/1.2?I was going to guess the 1.8 but I think it could also be a 50.
Out of curiousity, does anyone know why a TS-E lens cannot be made with AF?Because you can tilt the focal plane, which means that by definition, the focal plane intersects with the image plane. Simplified, you might say you already have focus from distances nil to infinity. The focus ring really moves the focal plane from left to right and v.v. (or up and down, obviously). It is up to you how you'd like that all to work out.
I think the real question will be whether or not this lens outperforms the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 I. That lens is readily available on the used market a lot, and often between $700 and $900. If this lens performs better at a slight premium, I see the used market for the Mark I tanking as it is flooded with people that want better performance without the ~$2000 entry fee for the Canon Mark II. I would be all over a Mark I if that happens for around $500-600. I don't command the best image quality, but the things a TS lens can do cannot be replicated [well] by any other means.I'm reasonably sure that the tilt and shift functions on the mark I have a fixed orientation to each other, so you can only tilt on an axis perpendicular (or was it parallel?) to the shift. You can rotate the tilt bit 90 degrees so you can change between the two (you need a screwdriver and a steady hand for that), but both the mark II and the Samyang allow free rotation out of the box. That means a great deal more flexibility if you want to combine the two, and you won't get that from a mark I.
I'm all for bicycles as primary modes of transportation, but I couldn't in good conscience recommend to somebody to carry a Great White on a pannier. You're talking about ten pounds of precision optics that costs a thousand dollars a pound. It's very common to take a spill on a bike, and just one would wreck that lens.This wholly depends on your proficiency, and that is gained by using the damn things. Here in the Netherlands, it is NOT 'very common' to fall of your bike (most ppl do that up to the age of five, and after that only when drunk), no matter if there is a passenger and a week worth's of groceries on the bike as well. And as for the 'pannier' thingies, I wouldn't carry a Great White on those either. I would buy a 'transportfiets', which can handle loads of 50-100 lbs easily. Exemple gratia:
Sure, you could get a custom case that would properly protect the lens against a bike wreck, but there's no way you're going to fit it on a pannier.
Pity they don't make bipods for photographers.Great idea! I just bought a N-series Sirui tripod, from which one leg can be detached, to use as a separate monopod. One of the reasons I bought it, and obviously also the reason I'm reading this topic. But only now does it occur to me that this also means I now have a bipod
Much steadier than monopods - that's why rifle marksmen use them.
Yep twice the weight of a monopod but twice as steady - and one third lighter than a tripod.
A bipod with a good ball head would be ideal steady support for panning shots.
So rather than going through a dozen or more shoulder/neck strap combinations that won't work anyway, all at significant expense, I've rejected that type of strap completely. Instead, I use a hand strap [currently a Canon, but with a Camdapter on the way] that gives good support to my right hand, yet allows easy use of my fingers.I've used a handstrap with my gripped bodies since forever, but I don't find them as comfortable with 'bare' bodies, what with the leeway because of the battery compartment. That Camdapter looks pretty good - and with quick release plate compatibility too! Could you keep us up to date on how that suits you?