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Messages - Knut Skywalker

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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.

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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. :)

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Here is an image gallery.
http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/8/4816486/leica-m-camera-designed-by-jony-ive
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.

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

/thread :D

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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.

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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.

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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. :)

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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

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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. :)

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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

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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.

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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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Ever considered the 200 2.8L prime? It's said to have great IQ, super-fast AF and it's lightweight, too. My portrait lens at the moment is the 100 f/2 on the 5D2. It cost me 300€ and it's awesome! I will probably jump directly to the 200mm 2.8L and not get the 135L...for now.  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70 2.8 ll or 20-60 2.8 mark 1 ?
« on: May 12, 2013, 05:45:25 AM »
I never understood why cine lenses are saw awfully expensive. Is it because they are parfocal or. Are there other reasons? I guess resolving power is less of an issue than for still photography (4K is only ~8MP).

Yes, but but cinema cameras have smaller sensors, too. So the pixel density is higher than on a 8MP full-frame.

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The 580EX II can be a master, so you can fire your 430EX II in slavemode and it fires when the 580 fires. No need for an extra device. But it does not work the other way around because the 430EX II can't work as a master flash. I have a 430EX II and a Yongnuo YN-565EX and both work great with the YN-622c triggers. I have 2 pairs of them and they work really well.

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