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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)

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

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...

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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 =)

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

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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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Lenses / Re: Poll: 35mm Vs 50mm Primes
« on: September 17, 2012, 10:24:10 AM »
I voted for the 50 cuz im using a 35mm on my APS-C so thats roughly a 50mm Fullframe. Id love to use a 35 on my aps-c but i dont find any appealing 20mm lenses.

Why not the Zeiss 21? :)

Because i want to have a wide open aperture and that gets less and less realistic considering i need a ca. 20mm lens for my APS-C. Plus the Zeiss is really expensive to me!!
Next thing i will buy is the Samyang 35mm 1.4. Im used to manual focus anyway with my tons of m42 lenses even without manual focus screen through my viewfinder :P My eyes are still fine ^^
At the moment using zeiss 35mm 2.8 Zebra a lot :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Sensor... why?
« on: September 17, 2012, 10:17:31 AM »
I dont think anything else besides different amount of pixels is a "new developement".

@ above me

This would be too cheap for Canon?

Just see what Leica did with their totally different *cough* M9-P. Remove a red dot and sell it for more cash to ONLY well earning customers...

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Lenses / Re: Which lenses to start?
« on: September 17, 2012, 10:13:55 AM »
50mm 1.4 or 1.2 or 85mm 1.2 L

Guess just the same lenses you also had with ur nikon.

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Lenses / Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« on: September 17, 2012, 03:01:18 AM »
Samyang 35mm 1.4, Canon 50mm 1.2L and Canon 200mm f/2

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EOS Bodies / Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« on: September 17, 2012, 02:56:30 AM »
I like it. Price gonna drop in the future and then theres no way im gonna get the 7D with its APS-C sensor...fullframe all the way :)

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Sun Sniper Strap imho. But make sure you get the new version!
The old version looks like this:



The new version like this:




Problem about the old version is that the "ball" connection can get used off after some time and then one day ur camera might just fall down. It happened to several people already. Just search online. I think the black rapid strap uses the same system thats why i dont like it.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D III Autofocus
« on: September 15, 2012, 05:24:50 AM »
*edited cuz wrong topic!*

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Lenses / Re: Poll: 35mm Vs 50mm Primes
« on: September 14, 2012, 05:45:54 PM »
I voted for the 50 cuz im using a 35mm on my APS-C so thats roughly a 50mm Fullframe. Id love to use a 35 on my aps-c but i dont find any appealing 20mm lenses.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Should I stay with Canon or moving to Nikon
« on: September 05, 2012, 03:25:16 AM »
I am now using EOS600D for 1.5 years and I am also now deciding to upgrade my camera. However, many of my friends encourage me to switch to Nikon with the following reason below:-

Sounds to me like Fanboy talk. Just use whatever camera you like. Your friends ever got experiences with canon cameras? And i mean REAL experience (several lenses, bodies, situations) not just touching it in the store for checking the haptics :P Somehow i doubt it.

If you look at photos and are asked "was this shor with a nikon or a canon?" theres no way u can tell a difference so just choose whatever brand you like...

I stick with canon cuz i just prefer their lenses

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Bigger sensor so of course it gives more details since its not just bloated up in size. Same like large format gives u more details. Just imagine APS-C being 1/5th of its size then maybe its easier to imagine it will show less details in the photos.

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