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EOS Bodies / Re: Camera Warfare! Epic battle with Canon Cameras
« on: July 25, 2012, 07:01:24 AM »
baha this is pure geek joy! thanks for entertaining!

Lenses / Re: 40mm f/2.8 or 50mm f/1.4
« on: July 24, 2012, 09:30:15 PM »
Hell, if you want REAL price/performance the fantastic plastic, nifty fifty (50f/1.8 ) is excellent bargain, and quite a fast lens so you get good subject seperation. Build quality is about the only downfall for portraiture. I love mine. My father-in-law is borrowing it and I miss it. :'( haha. My 28 f/2.8 is a little narrow and at 2.8 doesnt offer alot of background blur. It is nice and sharp however. The 50/1.8 is tack sharp above 2.8 as well. thats my $.02

Lenses / Re: EF-M 22mm pancake, 18-55 IS STM
« on: July 24, 2012, 09:22:42 PM »

(Yes, I know -- lots of people will now chime in how they want the sensor from an IQ180 in a 1D X but with a body the size of a matchbox and an integraged TS-E AF 8-8000 f/0.5 L IS pancake. We know. You're special. You're not most people. You're not normal.)

Love that.....

Lenses / Re: Samyang 35 1.4 adds grain?
« on: July 22, 2012, 06:55:04 PM »
I noticed this as well. I also see it when I have my 70-200 f/4 fully zoomed-in to 200 on my 60D and there's something bright like blue sky in the frame; even at f/4.0 you can see the texture of the focusing screen. The standard Ef-A screen is quite bright, but also a bit grainy indeed.

I now switched from the Ef-A to the Ef-S screen, and it's much better. This screen gives you a bit darker viewfinder, but in return you get much better contrast and it shows the actual bokeh better. It's more easy to manually focus with this screen, which would be an advantage with the Samyang lens. If you use it with a wide aperture lens like 1.4, the viewfinder still has plenty of light.


How much was the focusing screen and how hard to install/how much was installation. I have thought I might like to add one to my 60d

I'd say "F one point two, or go home" haha i wish. I use the "." when i say it

Lenses / Re: sigma 30mm f1.4... anyone used?
« on: July 22, 2012, 06:46:39 PM »
Thanks for all the advice guys! I want a FAST lens, and I want something wider than my 50, And I want autofocus, and I am poor. haha. I think I will be giving the siggy a go sometime soon.  Sounds like I should get a new one so I can make sure I get a good copy. Nowhere local stocks this lens near me, so I cannot give one a try in the store. Thanks for all the help guys!

Lenses / Re: 28-300 L lens- thoughts?
« on: July 21, 2012, 09:05:20 AM »
The 60d is more sealed up than a rebel, but its no 7d or mkIII

Lenses / Re: sigma 30mm f1.4... anyone used?
« on: July 21, 2012, 08:49:42 AM »
Thanks for the input. I think im just gunna have to get my hands on both at the same time and see how it goes haha. Sigma seems to be real hit and miss on canon's. I have a 17-70 2.8/4 sigma that amazes people that use it, but have seen samples of other people's 17-70 that were very bad indeed.

Technical Support / Re: M42 Lenses
« on: July 21, 2012, 08:44:28 AM »
I have not used any non EOS lenses on my rig. What is the body you are using? some have very readily available focusing screens. The focusing screens used for manual focusing still work fine for autofocus, they just tend to be darker looking through the viewfinder. The screens used to help with manual focus make the sections out of focus look blurrier in the viewfinder, so you can more easily tell what is in focus. hope this helps!

Lenses / sigma 30mm f1.4... anyone used?
« on: July 20, 2012, 08:14:43 PM »
Thinking of getting a fast prime, either sigma 30/1.4 or the canon 50 1.4.    I was wondering if anyone has used either/both? I think I would use the 30mm more often, i currently have a 28/2.8 and a 50 1.8. I use the 50mm more currently but thats mostly because it is faster.  thoughts appreciated thanks!

Lenses / Re: New Lends
« on: July 20, 2012, 07:41:25 PM »
What is a lends?

Yeah, I went there.  You were all thinking it.

A lens that you are willing to LEND?   therefore LENDS lol. I dunno. the OP has nice gear to never see the word "lens" on a box before :-P. might just be having fun, which is all i do when i shoot.... wheres my camera.... im outta here

EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of Mirrorless Informaton [CR3]
« on: July 19, 2012, 07:45:16 PM »
Low light shoting gets me pretty horned up. Im quite jealous of the 1dx images i have seen already. I say quit the war to make MORE megapixels and make BETTER pixels! If bestbuy could advertise ISO noise and dynamic range as well as they advertise MEGAPIXELS we would probably end up with better gear down the line. well, in my price range. canon has plenty of gear out of my range :-P

EOS Bodies / Re: Help with Camera decisions
« on: May 16, 2012, 06:30:13 PM »
The big benefit of the 5D MkII if that it is a full frame sensor, and does very well in low light and has awsome background blur-ability. However the AF on the 5d MkII is not the best. BUT in video you are doing mostly manual or contrast AF so that does not matter. The 60D you can get refurbished with a lens for $980 and either sell the lens for 300 on e-bay or use it. I have a 60D with magic latern on it and it didnt hurt it one bit, and there are SOOO many options available for video I dont even know what half of them are lol. The 7d is the same sensor as the 60D and i dont see much difference for video. And the 60D screen pivots, i dunno if that is useful for video, considering I only like it to keep my LCD scratch free lol. Just my honest opinion. And you might look into the nikon lenses you have, i dont think they will work on a full-frame nikon. Just join the dark side already ;-)

EOS Bodies / Re: Help with Camera decisions
« on: May 14, 2012, 08:34:48 PM »
Canon is more expensive no doubt. Take a look at where 90% of the nikon lenses are made. It is rare any of them are from japan. and Nikon outsources their sensors from Sony. who wants a damned Sony?

EOS Bodies / Re: Question - 5D Classic
« on: May 14, 2012, 08:20:55 PM »
the file numbering starts at 100_0001. so, if no one ever reset the file numbering, your camera only has 10,000 shots through it when you reached 101_0001. With a life expectancy of 100,000 shots, your 90% brand new. I would love a full frame camera

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