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Software & Accessories / Mini Tripod?
« on: November 29, 2012, 02:48:40 PM »

im wanna get a small tripod for my camera perhaps something with flexible legs, perhaps not. Im undecided.
I sure want that its really stable and has good build quality and hopefully not cheap plastic. I mean such tripod that u can put e.g. on the table. Ive heard much about the "Gorillapod" but is it any good? Plus there are so many versions and some got a head some dont...im confused. Theres also a little Leica mini tripod but its so ridicoulusy expensive and its just too mini.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: 4K 15 FPS
« on: November 29, 2012, 02:44:52 PM »
There is 24fps or 25fps.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Takumars, Anyone?
« on: November 29, 2012, 02:43:17 PM »
Bokeh really owns and almost(?!)  50mm 1.2L style.

Lenses / Re: Visualising focal length perception.
« on: November 29, 2012, 02:39:37 PM »
The wires over the model head are a no go in photography. Bad composition.

Perhaps it was included to show how wide "wide angle" really is?

EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon vs Canon Summed Up
« on: November 29, 2012, 02:37:46 PM »

and for the conclusion:

the better player (photographer) wins no matter which color...

EOS Bodies / Re: When will we have a full frame body below $1,000?
« on: November 29, 2012, 02:33:19 PM »
I was thinking the same. Troll post? not sure...

House for 6200$ is really cool also... :D

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Takumars, Anyone?
« on: November 29, 2012, 06:50:42 AM »
I love how everyone is still concerned about the radioactive elements.

Im not concerned :) Nuclear all the way!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« on: November 29, 2012, 06:48:37 AM »

How does it compare to Samyang 35mm 1.4 MTF?

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D in Stock at Digital Rev?
« on: November 28, 2012, 01:36:30 PM »
Not sure why people would go with 6D rather than 5Dii if it doesn't have the extra gadgets if it's indeed 2100$.

Probably cuz the 6D will replace the 5d mk2 and people just prefer to buy the "new stuff" cuz its supposed to be better. IQ should be a tad better with 6D than 5dmk2 aswell, so why not? I dont need a hardcore enduring camera case nor Wifi, GPS or great video functions since im not strolling around in jungles or beaches or such. 99,9% of my time im around in cities taking single shots and never video. Anyway price will drop in the future. Always nonsense to buy anything (electronic stuff mostly) on the release day except u REALLY depend on it (e.g. u only have 1 week before ur eyesight disappears)
But if i ever have the money to buy a FF camera there will probably the 6D mk2 or mk3 available already  :-\

Lenses / Re: Visualising focal length perception.
« on: November 28, 2012, 01:30:17 PM »
50mm gives u the most "natural" appearance that you also get when u are using ur eyes. The "wideness" and "compression" look  (nearly) like everything is seen with ur eyes.
Anything wider or closer looks less "natural" to ur eyes cuz ur used to see the things like u see them since u were born and a 50mm lens is the closest u can get to that.

Best is to just try out different focal lengths, perhaps take a portrait of someone in the same spot but with various lenses. Wider lenses give some kind of weird feeling cuz distortion comes in and with tele lenses compression comes in. Actually theres also distortion when using ur eyeballs (theyre round after all) but you wont notice it. The brain image processor is waaaay better than any camera sensor. On a camera u just start to notice the effects a lot more. Not much with a 50mm lens...

YES im a parrot repeating myself rrrraaaarrr

Lenses / Re: 24L or 35L
« on: November 28, 2012, 08:32:03 AM »
I think 35mm is just more versatile in the end. You can also shoot people with a 35mm lens and get some kind of "journalist" look to the photo. The 35mm look shows the subject and its environment while with a 50mm its more focused on the main subject. 24mm is a bit too wide for people photography imho and is best suited for environment only photography. Something like classy holiday photos or scenes where there is just much to discover for the eye.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Takumars, Anyone?
« on: November 28, 2012, 02:34:49 AM »
I don't know what Thorium is, but I have the 50mm f1.4 and 135mm f2.5, both SMC.

Thorium is a radioactive material. In fact many m42 lenses use radioactive materials and also emit unhealthy gamma rays (which penetrate EVERYTHING, alpha and beta just go about skin deep in worst case).

@TWI by Dustin Abbott

Nice shots

Canon General / Re: How do you store your gear?
« on: November 27, 2012, 09:18:40 AM »
Guys just give me one of ur lenses im sure some are only collecting dust!

My little equipment is on a board on the wall. My 1100d+ lens is in my small bag and sometimes i put a 2nd lens in my bag. I never bring too much gear to keep myself creative enough to make the best use out of what i got. (TBH im just too poor to get much equipment  8) )

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Takumars, Anyone?
« on: November 27, 2012, 09:13:27 AM »
I only heard good about the Takumar SMC versions so far. Just got none yet theyre kinda pricy :)

Lenses / Re: whats up with my focus?
« on: November 26, 2012, 04:19:04 PM »
running a lower ISO will sharpen up the image?

Higher ISO = more noise = less details (since the details get replaced by the.....noise!)
Focus looks fine.

Turn off in-camera auto lighting optimizer, noise reduction, tone priority mode and then see what comes out.

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