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Lenses / Re: what filter for my first "L" Lens
« on: September 29, 2012, 09:06:11 AM »
Dont use any filter, problem solved.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Yongnuo Flashes
« on: September 29, 2012, 06:36:25 AM »
Thanks for the replies i will bookmark this thread now and check back when i need to :)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Yongnuo Flashes
« on: September 28, 2012, 04:37:20 AM »
Well Im a bit confused still. My aim is to get just one flash basically since Im a fan of available light, wide open lenses and I mainly shoot portraits. The flash would just help indoors sometimes.

I dont wanna use the inbuilt flash of my 1100D. And i also dont wanna set the flash settings manually because i just go not much experience using flash and photography generally.

Do i get it right that i should get the lastest Yong Nuo flash model + the latest flash transmitter? So i can place the flash somewhere on the side for example and the transmitter will tell it to shoot?


Lenses / Re: What 3 lenses do you dream of and long to own?
« on: September 27, 2012, 02:18:08 AM »
- Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 (need camera also :o )

- 35mm f/1.2 lens (needs to exist first) so..

- 35mm f/1.4 L II

Even if I had the money for a 200mm f/2 L, I don't think I would get one because I'd be paranoid about damaging it.

If u had the money for a 200mm f/2 youd also have the money for getting it repaired. Plus the lens is built very sturdy :D

Lenses / Re: Vintage Lenses: Any Advise?
« on: September 24, 2012, 01:51:45 PM »
Zeiss Jena 35mm f/2.8 or f/2.4 are both good and i really dig the colors on mine (2.8 zebra edition). Super Takumar 50mm 1.4 is also really nice, make sure its the multi coating version.  Vivitar 28mm f/2.5 soft wide open but its still nice :) I think most old m42 lenses are quite good.

Oh and dont worry about the focussing :)  I got no af confirm chip and just using my standard 1100D viewfinder and i get as many keepers as with my AF lenses. But i also dont shoot speedy things! Just people in normal pace etc.

Canon General / Re: Post a cool B/W!
« on: September 22, 2012, 07:37:54 AM »
Some different try.

EOS Bodies / Re: Why I'm not jumping to Nikon
« on: September 21, 2012, 02:36:16 AM »
I also thought about getting the 6D but I thought if im already gonna pay that much for a body probably I will just save more money and get a 5D mk3. It will be the body with all the features I can wish for and i will use it so many years. The 6D lacks some options...

I dont think Canon will release a 35mm 1.8. But theres already Rokinon/Samyang/etc. 35mm 1.4 or the Sigma 30mm 1.4 and soon sigma 35mm 1.4.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: EdMika Launches the FDn to EOS Adaptor
« on: September 20, 2012, 01:43:20 PM »
One issue besides mounting via an adapter is AF lock/confirmation

Its not really an issue after some training. I do it on my 1100Ds viewfinder (no manual focus screens available) and most photos are focused properly. With less DOF i think its even easier to focus cuz its easy to make out whats sharp and whats not.

My problem with the "adapter" is that its not really an adapter but rather a conversion kit. If i got more than 1 FDn lens theres no way im gonna unscrew/screw the stuff in place all the time :P Ah yeah i remember i can just buy several conversion kits then....or maybe just get an L lens instead ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 4D reference in Wifi remote app video
« on: September 20, 2012, 03:38:13 AM »
I can understand avoiding a car or a floor number with the number 4 in it, because plenty of people are killed in cars and buildings. But when was the last time someone was killed by a camera?

When was the last time religions and beliefs made logic sense?  8)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Photokina 2012: Samyang 10mm f/2.8 for APS-C
« on: September 19, 2012, 11:06:15 AM »
Help me understand the need of F2.8 in such a lens.

I would think, that at 10mm, this lens will be mostly used as a landscape/architecture photography tool, and for that you will need the biggest DOF. Of course, at 10mm even 2.8mm will you give great DOF, but i will doubt that anyone will use it due to softness.

So why is it F2.8? so you could handhold shoot at night some buildings? (Most would still use tripod and bigger F stop anyway)

For Astrographers so they can have less exposure time and less noise in the end. I guess.
Manual Focus without a proper manual focussing screen wont be hard with that lens i hope. Im having a hard time with my 28mm f/2.5 lens already. Anything else 35+ works fine manually focussing (m42 lenses, no af chip)

Third Party Manufacturers / Yongnuo Flashes
« on: September 19, 2012, 11:04:14 AM »

are Yongnuo Flashes worth their money? Theyre really cheap around 70$ for a "power 58" flash. No idea what its called correctly called in engrish.
Also, could i just get ANY flash on my eos 1100D body and then use that one as some kind of "transmitter" to set off an external flash? Or how does it work...

Lenses / Re: Which lenses to start?
« on: September 18, 2012, 07:29:10 AM »
Samyang 35 1.4 is also good. I wonder how the new sigma 35mm 1.4 will perform =)

5months, 1800 shots eos 1100D. Im afraid it will break soon :(

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon Announces the Canon EOS 6D DSLR
« on: September 18, 2012, 06:19:03 AM »
The 6D is gonna replace the 7D money-wise in the future. But its a full frame! Big plus! Probably my first fullframe im getting.

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