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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: March 30, 2013, 06:40:13 AM »
All taken with 5D3 and 24-70II...
Much more on my facebook page linked in my profile.

Lenses / Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« on: March 30, 2013, 06:33:46 AM »

Beautiful shot. to the model..not so much me..

Lenses / Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« on: March 30, 2013, 06:31:06 AM »
I decided this morning (i'm in the UK).
A 24-70 f2.8L II should be with me wednesday  :D

I've been considering this since the start of the year by the way not just the start of this thread  ;D'll never regret this purchase no matter the price and it's not a cheap lens but it give you satisfaction no other lens can...the ONlY issue i have with the new's a great feature to have a "lock" but it's also troublesome to have to find that button to press to remove the hood..

It is indeed a strange issue..i wonder if Canon has some QC problems. So far all the 5D3 owners that i know of don'thave sharpness issues....although we all wished it has more resolution...22mp isn't enough sometimes...not often...
BUt we never had issues with sharpness. Maybe it's because you're shooting with wideangle lenses wide open? You mentioned center is ok but nor corners..maybe thats why....if the corners are still soft at f8 and up then you do have a camera or lens problem.

Lenses / Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« on: March 29, 2013, 04:07:36 AM »
I couldn't agree more with everyone else.
The 24-70II is indeed one heck of an all rounded lens. And yes, i too sold away all my unused lenses to fund this one and i might end up selling more because this replaces many other primes.
I do 90% portraiture and this lens fulfills almost everything i need to shoot portraits.  Yes, for nicer bokeh and  sharper close ups i still use my Sigma 85 for those shots but for everything else, this lens is pure magic at every focal range at any aperture i throw at it. i've done many shoots entirely on this one lens alone. I sold my 35 and 50 because with this, i simply don't need them. I also stopped using my 17-40 or 24-105 because they don't come close in terms of sharpness.

Here's an example of why i love the sharpness of this lens..the photo is post produced but because of the quality of the lens, the details were there to be brought out…

I found two photos made by Dylan Martinez (the photographer who was waiting with the Nikkor 1200-1700mm lens) at:
Although I cannot read the exif data on these images, looks like both the images are made with Nikkor 1200-1700mm lens.

If these are really the photos from that lens...i must say, the lens isn't very good..the images look dark, blur and soft

Portrait / Re: Bikini girl in my studio with my first scenic bacground
« on: March 10, 2013, 10:50:58 AM »
I like this picture. I agree the background looks fake and the girl looks plastic but so what. I strongly believe the creator's main objective wasn't to make it "real" It was a look he was after and he did it very well. The background was done on purpose to look fake, it is after a "fake" scene. It's like telling a painter his painting looks fake..I believe the same applies here..if the creator meant to make it believable, then he failed, but if he meant for it to be in this certain "style" then he succeeded. Not every photo has to be realistic, just as not every painting need to be like a photograph..that's the whole point of both being an art form.

Personally for me, if I had to sell so many things just to get what I want, it just means that thing is beyond my means and I should not get it.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D mk 3 2 quick questions
« on: February 23, 2013, 08:39:43 AM »
With 61 AF points, do you really need re-comp?

Actually yes sometimes,  because i personally only use spot focusing so either i manually move the focus point, or i'll recompose..

Software & Accessories / Re: How good is Reikan FoCal?
« on: February 22, 2013, 09:24:39 PM »
Reikan is a hit and miss for me but it's still a fantastic software to use.

it works really well on my 5D3 with any lens i put on it. I use Focal to calibrate all my lenses and it does help a little...However, on a Nikon D7k, somehow the software will not get a good result on it..Keeps giving me errors in inconsistency..I'm not sure if it's the camera or the software because NO lens will work on it...

EOS Bodies / Re: Best way to clean dust off focusing screen of 5D3?
« on: February 19, 2013, 08:24:00 AM »
I have the same thing on the upper left..
I even tried using the jet air guns to spray it…actually, that's what i do after every shoot..i know i'm not supposed to use compressed air to spray into the sensor, but i do…still can't get rid of that speck…it's in the viewfinder..which mean i can only hope one day it will drop on its own :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 19, 2013, 08:21:27 AM »
The spec list make the 5D3 look "inferior"…other than the sensor…
And this makes the 6D look pointless..
Isn't the smaller the number the higher end the camera?
These are features that should've been in their flagship FF cameras from day 1.

I own both the 24-105 and 24-70II
I bought the 24-70II even though i own the 24-105 for 1 reason, sharpness at f2.8. That's also a big reason why many other buy this lens isn't it?
Depending on what you shoot, for me, it's 90% portraits, 10% events and for both, i don't need IS.
What i need is a sharp lens.
If possible, most times i'll use my primes but there are situations where a good zoom is essential and this is where the 24-70II really's almost as sharp as my primes for portraitures..

You won't go wrong with b+w. I only use b+w because I once dropped my lens and if not for the filter I'd be buying a new lens instead..the filter broke into pieces but my lens front element was safe.
Yes, you don't need uv in the digital era..but mrc coating is useful.
Get the regular clear f-pro is enough.
I'm using xs-pro in all my lenses just because where I am, the price difference is a few bucks so might as well get the best

Lenses / Re: Please explain the need for f2.8 zooms
« on: January 31, 2013, 07:31:39 AM »
basically having a wide aperture available is like a condom
its better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it :P

I hear it feels better without :) so does that mean not having an f2.8 lens feels better too?

just brilliant!!

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