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Canon General / Re: History: The Original Canon EOS 5D Camera
« on: December 06, 2013, 01:37:49 PM »
Interesting to see that a single series of cameras has revolutionized the industry twice. The first 5D was the first affordable FF digital camera and the "camera that killed film" and the MkII the first FF camera that featured 1080p video recording and low-light capabilities better than the "real" movie cameras back then, which was followed by a crazy hype in low-budget-filmmaking.

I bought my 5D MkII in 2012 and enjoy using it nearly every day. :)

Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: November 20, 2013, 01:47:38 PM »


Everything shot with the 100mm f/2.0 on the 5D Mark II

Feedback appreciated :)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Appeal of Nikon Df
« on: November 07, 2013, 07:37:34 AM »
I always found Nikon cameras ugly, dont know why. The overall design just doesn't appeal to me at all. Just look at a D800 and a 5D Mark II or Mark III, for example. The more rounded and clean appeal of a Canon is just way more appealing to me.

is this news real or just some joke?

HOW can the C100 be upgraded to dual-pixel AF without putting in a new sensor and (some) new electronics and new firmware?

Even if they used a 50mm 1.8 this should'nt be a problem. I think no one using a C100 or higher uses the built-in mic. Does the C100 even have a built-in microphone? Same goes for the 70D, als long as you use external audio, no lens could be loud enough to appear on your auidotrack.

Maybe try the Rokinon/Samyang/whatever 14mm 2.8, from what i hear it is a great lens, even rivaling the Canon 14mm L at a fraction of the cost. Since you're doing video, the manual focus and iris could come in handy. The distortion is kept very low for such a wide angle lens from what I've been reading and it's just about 300€ (don't know the US price) around here. You should consider it. :)

Here is an image gallery.
Interesting ... thanks for sharing.

I'm sure Pentax could use some design lessons from Johnny Ive!

Oh god, imagine a DSLR that looks like this... Just no.

Canon General / Re: Irritating photography advice
« on: October 07, 2013, 10:32:55 AM »
100% of the previous statements are lies.

/thread :D

I was looking at the Canon 24mm 1.4 for some event work but now i will definitely wait for the Sigma. It's gonna be hard to beat the Canon 24L but hell, if its under 1k and as good as the 35 consider it purchased.

Lenses / Re: Does it make sense to keep my EF 100mm f2.0?
« on: July 28, 2013, 09:28:23 AM »
I Love the 100 f/2 :) My favorite lens at the time. Love it for portraits and everything that needs some bokehliciousness. I use it on my 5D2.

First is f/4, 1/800s. Second is f/2, 1/400s.

Lenses / Re: Sleeper Lenses?
« on: July 19, 2013, 05:06:25 PM »
Definitely the 100mm f/2. Totally overshadowed by the 85mm 1.8 but the majority of the reviews state that it's better corrected and focuses faster than its smaller brother. I use it for portrait stuff on the 5D Mk II and its awesome. Autofocus is the fastest i have ever seen and the bokeh is nice and creamy. :)

Wow...this became a way bigger discussion than i intented it to be. :o

So if i got everything right it is like that:

Same focal length + same aperture + same distance to subject on different formats =  different FoV but with same same DoF. And that makes total sense to me because the lens projects the same image as before but on a smaller area to capture it.

And same focal length + same aperture + same object framing (which means bigger distance to subject on smaller formats) = bigger DoF on small formats because the focal distance is further away and smaller DoF on bigger formats because the focal distance is closer to MFD.

I hope my english is good enouh so everybody undertood what i meant...  :-[

Greetings from Germany,
Knut Skywalker

Well, thank you guys for the great explanation! I got confused because so many people stated that the DoF for a lens will be different when you use it on FF. The thing that changes the DoF is the distance to the subject to get the same framing. Basic answer to a basic question. :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / How (and why) does sensor size change DOF?
« on: July 15, 2013, 01:59:12 AM »
Hey guys,
I've read it multiple times now and i really dont understand it. Why does the sensor size affect the DOF and why do FF cameras have a smaller DOF? Seems like a pretty basic question but i really couldn't wrap my head around this concept.

Greetings from Germany,
Knut Skywalker

Lenses / Re: Does IS make bokeh busier/less smooth?
« on: July 09, 2013, 01:36:06 PM »
The lens design with IS is a different, there is more glass and air the light has to travel through as with a prime so maybe that is a factor.

Lenses / Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« on: June 19, 2013, 01:38:16 PM »
The 16-50 F4L IS sounds REALLY intriguing, lets hope it's around 1k and I'll buy it. :)

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