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Lenses / Re: Lens issues; what replacement options do I have?
« on: August 29, 2012, 09:49:54 PM »
get a larger card and shoot raw all the time? haha didnt think about the WB being more touchy, but i suppose with all that extra color!

Lenses / Question about older lenses
« on: August 29, 2012, 09:45:25 PM »
Adorama has a used section I look at now and then, and a lot of the older lenses, like sigma's, say they are for EOS (autofocus) but then say "for film cameras only". I have used a canon 35-80 on my 60d and it worked fine. I know lens coatings are dirrerent and all that jazz. Anyone know why they say "for film SLRS only"?

Lenses / Re: No AF: Broken flexfoil in 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
« on: August 29, 2012, 09:32:39 PM »
the flex-foil is removable right? wonder if canon would sell that piece. I want one of these lenses for the same purpose. I have a 35-80iii I got for 5 bucks at a yardsale(attached to a rebel X) i had to take apart and fix for my trashing-lens but it is not wide enough and too soft :-/

Lenses / Re: Lens issues; what replacement options do I have?
« on: August 29, 2012, 09:22:10 PM »
post some shots once you get it!  :)

Lenses / Re: 600mm f/4 L IS II USM lens
« on: August 29, 2012, 07:34:45 PM »
Good to see a supportive wife here! and what a B-day present!

The way the camera changes the amount of light for HDR is through shutter speed, so to get that last over-exposed shot it needs to hold it open longer. Try bringing the EV values closer together, like o,-1,+1, then the shutter speeds would be less obviously apart, like, 50th,100th,25th. Doesnt sound like you have a problem, my 60d does the same thing with AEB, but I have to add them into an HDR image myself later :-P id die for a 5dIII!or II for that matter

Odd, and unfortunate.  I haven't had any problems, AF works normally (except for the AFMA firmware bug) on 10 different lenses, including a 24-105L. 

For some reason, AF fails to work - and I mean completely, it doesn't even try - with my TS-E 24mm II and MP-E 65mm.  I suppose I'll sort that out one of these days...   :P

Ahh neuro, I bet this sence of humor doesn't get understood as well to the general public, but you make this geek laugh

Technical Support / Re: abnormally slow autofocus on a new kit lens?
« on: August 28, 2012, 09:01:42 PM »
It does kinda sound like live-view was enabled?

Lenses / Re: 15-85 USM Dust inside
« on: August 28, 2012, 12:56:22 PM »
Any lens that has extending barrels will get dust. Having a dust-free lens only lasts a few outings

Landscape / Re: 17-40 f4 for lower light vs 16-35 f2.8
« on: August 28, 2012, 12:52:16 PM »
After I bought 5D III, I tested both lenses. The 16-35 II is sharper wide open, and the f/2.8 is nice for handheld low-light shooting. DoF isn't much of an issue with a UWA lens. 

You will need to stop down f8 or so on the 17-40mm, otherwise the corners are pretty mushy when shooting at wide open.

At the end, I bought 16-35 II.

The 17-40 sharpness drops fast at the corners of a FF camera. With APS-C size sensors however the sharpness goes from edge to edge.  And to clear up some confusion, a F/1.2 or 2.8 or f/4 lens ALL set to f/5.6 will be letting in the same amount of light. it is only when they are set to their wide openings (f/1.2 etc...) that they are letting in more light. If you want a sharp landscape, usually around f/6.3-f/8 are sharpest, and in this case the 16-35 wont be letting in any more light than the 17-40. Hope that helps!

Lenses / Re: 15-85 USM Dust inside
« on: August 28, 2012, 08:06:12 AM »
use it for a month then check out the amount of dust! Take some test shots, I'm sure you wont notice it. My 28-135 IS USM that I used to have had SOOO much dust in it. Never saw any sign in a picture. that 15-85 is quite a sharp lens, I wouldnt mind one.

Lenses / Re: Lens issues; what replacement options do I have?
« on: August 27, 2012, 01:10:16 PM »
My buddy has a 17-40 and he is pretty harsh with it. The color saturation is great, its rugged, and contrasty. He says the weather sealing is great. When I was looking at lenses these were too expensive. I bought a sigma 17-70 2.8-4 OS and kinda wish i got the 17-40L. I do like the IS on my lens, and it is a stop faster on the wide end, and I have alot of fun with it at 17mm with IS on at night. You can get sharp 1/4 second shots. The 17-70 seems to be hit and miss with autofocus being front-focused, but your 7d has AFMA so that is probably not an issue for you.

EOS Bodies / Re: Funny thing happening across the camera world
« on: August 27, 2012, 08:09:28 AM »
Canon does nearly everything in house. There is no one sending spec-sheets to sony about their camers so the sensor can be made, almost all of canon's lenses, micro-motors, PCB's, and even a lot of their chips are made in house in Japan. Less Mfg's to leak info, the tighter the circle of "knowing" haha. Canon does seem to sit back, let the competition do their thing, then half a year or so later whomp it. see what the future brings

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cheap Camera Ideas...worth it?
« on: August 23, 2012, 07:12:03 PM »
i vote used 18-55 IS for about 75 bucks, and a 50mm 1.8II for low light. nice combo, nice and light, no P+S will match that

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cheap Camera Ideas...worth it?
« on: August 23, 2012, 06:17:32 PM »
noobs often want a mega super tele zoom, but almost never use it, or use it for something that you could just take a few steps closer to. it is too bad she has the older 18-55 non IS, her oportunities for dim lighting are pretty bad. and the old 18-55 was an awful soft lens. A point and shoot under 250$ will be awful in dim lighting as well however. I might have to jump on the 55-250IS bandwagon

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