« on: November 03, 2013, 12:30:07 AM »
Anyone else having an issue where it shows up in PS6 but not in LR? I'd rather launch from LR, rather than LR -> PS -> Analog Efex...
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i also like sigma lenses but i think it is a lens issue with the new ones. there should only be 2 variables, the mount to image sensor distance and the mount to af sensor light path distance. that remains constant so should cause consistent focus misalignment. once you calibrate a sigma lens with the dock it makes changes to the focusing characteristics of the lens and does not consider any camera lens pairing. when i have done this the 2 lenses 18-35 and 120-300 work the same on the 3 camera bodies i have tried them on. i don't know all the inner workings but it seems more like the lens is just not calibrated right to begin with?
in order to really set the lens right with the dock you need to make 4 focal range x 4 distance corrections and they can be all over the place?
the 2 lenses that i have would be unusable by most peoples standards without the dock adjustments.
Its not greed, its business. Mirrorless sells horribly across all manufactures compared to DSLR, so why would Canon stack their resources in a category that fails to sel?
Mirrorless has sold horribly up to now, because products offered ranged between "inadequate and horrible". EOS-M (dog-slow, no EVF), Nikon 1 (dwarf-sensored, too expensive), mFT (generally too expensive and not small/light enough compared to APS-C), APS-C sensored NEX did rather well ... compared to Sony SLT/DSLR sales ;-)
I'm sure I sound a bit nuts , but I'd like to thank that I have all I need to own. Has anyone else "completed" their lens kit?
Agree. I used three copies, they needed different MA (the current one needs none). They all focus very well on my 5D2, no complaints at all. I can focus well even with the outer AF points, unless it is really dark.
To the OP - the 50L is an excellent lens. Sharp enough wide open, with some loss of contrast with backlit scenes wide open (well, avoid them), excellent color rendering, great potential for good bokeh.
Sony has published a road map. 15 lenses in 2 years is really not bad for a whole new system. Has Canon done better with the EOS-M?
Moreover, Samyang has confirmed the release of FE lenses in a couple of months. Not to mention Leica, Voigtländer, Nikon, Canon, etc etc via Metabones adapters that even retain AF. Sigma and Tamron will also express an interest sooner rather than later, to try and conquer this whole new market. If this system lacks something, it's certainly not lenses - not for long.
And no, the A-mount has not been abandoned. Together with the A7/r, Sony has announced a new 70-200/2.8 for A-mount and a new enthusiast camera is scheduled for 2014.
Why? 70-200L II + 1.4x TC gets you nearly there, is more compact and lighter, and costs less.
Why? Because that combo does not "nearly get you there", it merely gives you a 100-280 f/4, and it weighs 3.5 pounds...and it costs not much less ($2200 + $500 = $2700). It's also only f/4, rather than f/3.5. So that's why. Think about it...50-300 millimeters of zoom at f/3.5. There's a lot of shots you can do in that range from 50 to 100mm that you would miss...and that you even miss with the 70-200 without a TC. A "fast" ultra-wide zoom...wider and faster than the much-loved 70-300 f/4-5.6. Weighing the same or less than the 70-200 f/2.8 ii...I want one!
Canon needs to make a 50-300 f/3.5 IS, and charge $3500 for it. Most of you would buy that instead of the Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 OS. Why? Because IT'S A CANON "L"...
You can look at it that way, but I have heard people complain about having to pay for things on their car that they didn't want for years. Longer than the video complaints on cameras.
And I still say I am paying for the R&D of a "feature" I didn't need. (This is starting to sound like an Obama Care discussion)