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Lenses / Re: Why is there no 700mm?
« on: October 18, 2012, 09:13:57 AM »
Thanks for the info.

Lenses / Re: Why is there no 700mm?
« on: October 18, 2012, 08:33:23 AM »
Perhaps its also difficult to build. Ive heard 50mm is easy to build but 35mm is more difficult thats why there arent so many 35mm lenses with wide aperture out for example.

Abstract / Re: Abstract streetlight art
« on: October 18, 2012, 07:04:49 AM »
Would love to go there!
But first I've need to finish my school ::)

Study abroad? :D

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I need some help my Canon friends!
« on: October 18, 2012, 02:30:38 AM »
I suggest u give urself more time until u have calmed down and arent so excited about getting near gear.
Ohh and do u really think film is so expensive? Sounds to me like u just wrote that only for that fact to have some contra. Cmon man for the price of a Leica u can buy gazillions of films ;)

p.s. can u gift me ur 5d mk2 ? im poor and cant afford it myself :)

Lenses / Re: AFMA'ed the 24-70 mk.ii ... not sure I am loving this copy.
« on: October 17, 2012, 09:08:23 AM »
Isnt it common knowledge zoom lenses can never be as sharp as a fixed focal length? Zooms have to make compromises. always. doesnt matter what u pay.

Canon General / Re: Rockwell knocks one out of the park (no kidding)!
« on: October 17, 2012, 07:12:25 AM »
Technical wise photography is perhaps the easiest art. It basically just needs ur eyes to work and u gotta be able to press a button on ur camera. Imho most other arts involve some kind of motor skills and/or body control that u dont just have as an average person.

yeaaaah and is there somebody here who never heard "person X shoots great photos cuz the have a great camera" ??...............................

most people know from school singing or any kind of drawing/sculpting isnt so easy :P

Animal Kingdom / Re: Can't compete with Anand, but...
« on: October 16, 2012, 09:33:33 AM »
Good shot, but i prefer these colors :) No offense!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Recommend me a m42->EF adapter
« on: October 16, 2012, 08:55:47 AM »
Im using one without an AF confirm chip and im fine with that. Its just not so useful when u wanna shoot relativly fast moving objects but i think thats what no m42 lens is really good for :)

Id change the price so i could afford it  ::)

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 16, 2012, 04:48:30 AM »
Yes, great shots! It also shows what good camera gear can produce. If somebody is rich and nice and wants to donate a free 1D X or any other FF camera to me, feel welcome :3

Lenses / Re: New EOS Compatible mount tested in Germany - Polar Mount
« on: October 14, 2012, 06:21:35 AM »
Actually im more worried about the polar bear than the lens. Im not sure if the metal is so good for his teeth and possible glas shards arent either!

Lenses / Re: Canon fd lenses
« on: October 12, 2012, 01:14:19 PM »
There are no "real" FD to EOS Adapters. Dont let urself get fooled. FD lenses are so long they will hit the mirror (on a FF DSLR). On APS-C they wont hit the mirror but its still not as easy as M42 to EOS.

What u want is a real conversion kit which replaces the FD mount with an EOS mount but they are not cheap.
Good lenses:

50mm 1.2
55mm 1.2

Check this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_FD_lens_mount#FD_lenses

Just pick ur favorite focal length and aperture, basically there werent many bad lenses since photography wasnt so mainstream like today .

its way cheaper to just get M42 lenses which really only need some 10$ adapter to work on all EOS cameras. Or just get some old m42 bodies (pentax spotmatic is quite good and widely available).
Most of my lenses are m42 tbh since theyre just so cheap. No prob with manual focussing it just takes some time to get used to it.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon DSLR's pass bbc broadcast test
« on: October 12, 2012, 10:49:17 AM »
I never understood anyway what a photo camera gotta do with shooting videos. Its a gimmick they just added to suck the money out of videographers pockets :(

Lenses / Re: Which Prime: 50L or 35L?
« on: October 12, 2012, 10:47:17 AM »
+1 for 50mm 1.2 L. You can just leave it on your camera all day long and have a useful focal length.

Technical Support / 1100D changing focus screen!
« on: October 10, 2012, 04:09:43 AM »

im mostly using manual focus lenses so i wanna change the viewfinder of my 1100D with a split prism manual focussing screen.

Anybody got experience with this? So far ive read 1100D doesnt officially support this but i can find plenty manual focus screens on ebay?

Do i lose the red AF lights or will they still show up if i use an AF lens?

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