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Disguised 35L II is out in the wild! When will the real thing come?
It is already here.

It is called the Sigma 35, and it is actually cheaper than the old 35L.  ;)

I'm sorry but I don't like optical genius coupled with mechanical and electrical junk ;)

Disguised 35L II is out in the wild! When will the real thing come?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Would a 1 series have survived?
« on: August 22, 2013, 07:28:22 AM »
Pff... even an underwater kit won't survive 8 months submerged, not mention being dragged around under the pond bottom by a frickin' alligator!  :-X

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D sensor problem?
« on: August 22, 2013, 07:25:37 AM »
It's the RAW processing software getting confused and tries to auto-exposure adjust a black frame.

As a result, that's completely normal. What you see is the electronic noise when you push completely black sensor data 5-6 stops. This image is supposed to be COMPLETELY BLACK.

If you don't see, or don't want to see this patterned colorful glory, go buy a D800. (me ducks...)

Already have the Canon 24L II so I'm not excited about this lens. The 50 Art on the other hand is what I want to see.

Lenses / Re: 70-200mm f2.8L IS II Repair
« on: August 12, 2013, 11:40:29 PM »
Did you turned off the camera immediately after using the IS? If that's the case, put the lens on, turn camera on, activate the IS, wait for 5 seconds for it to stop, then turn it off. Will this fix the problem?

IS have a active period, you have to let it settle before you try to turn off camera / remove the lens. All IS lens works this way.

Also it's not as simple as tighten a few screws. This lens is COMPLICATED. Touching the IS group needs a optical re-alignment. It is not a job for the faint-hearted or tool-less guys  :P.

Lenses / Re: What lens delivers the strongest background blur?
« on: August 12, 2013, 11:36:01 PM »
I have enjoyed reading this discussion ...and learned a lot...thanks

.......Ok [comparing] a tractor to a lamborghini then.

lamborghini makes a very  nice 4WD tractor

just sayin'

those long lenses are nice..... that 200mm f2 shot was especially lovely...

I think there is a lot to be said for a moderate wide angle (35mm)  FAST(f1.4) lens that can include
a prime subject ....close up... and yet blur out - but leave recognizable -  a nearby secondary background subject

choose your fav brand.....

I like that compositional effect

this needs  - I think a close focus ability and a secondary subject  not-too-far-away
I think some of the discussion covered this issue


sigma 35mm @ f1.4

Wait till you try the 24mm @ f1.4, get closer with stronger perspective distortion, yet still provides tons of blur. That is why 24 1.4 is special, it offers this effect at widest angle of view in 135 system. :P

EOS-M / Re: EOS M replaced my 5D kit
« on: August 06, 2013, 07:15:13 AM »
I found my GX1 to be a lot better replacement to DSLR than the M

14mm f2.5 for wide shots (28mm), adding Sony VCL-ECU1 for ultra wide (20mm)

20mm f1.7 for wide-ish normal with big aperture (40mm)

45mm f1.8 to tight portait shots (90mm)

The line up is a lot better than the dinky kit of M, those lenses are also smaller, light, have larger aperture.

Oh, forgot to mention the GX1 can actually focus, fast that is!

Speak of ultra-wide, nothing in the same weight/size range beats the Lumix 7-14.

EOS Bodies / Re: Could "dual pixel" help DR (HDR)?
« on: August 04, 2013, 08:15:59 PM »
That will give you the weirdest bokeh of all time.

Those vertically split pixels takes half image from the lens, each half will has to be different for the phase AF to work. If they are also exposed differently, then the final image will have something like dark left half circle + bright right half circle in the background blur, which would be totally bizarre.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR2]
« on: August 04, 2013, 08:13:35 PM »
The one possible way to increase high ISO IQ a good bit would be to radically increase high ISO DR. If you somehow radically reduced the black frame noise at high ISO. ISO3200 has a lot less DR than ISO200 and it becomes small indeed at ISO6400+. But that might require expensive tech at this point and perhaps advanced cooling systems as well. So it improved high ISO a ton is at a tricky state at this point.

At low ISO other makers are doing pretty well although Canon has quite a few stops they could improve there and that has been proven by many to be possible in reasonable fashion.

That's simply not possible. For high ISO DR to beat low ISO, the low ISO DR has to be really BAD.

For the ideal sensor, each stop increase in ISO, the DR will reduce by a stop. And that has almost been the case for D800's sensor.

The reason why Canon's sensor can keep the same DR in ISO 100-800 is because it is has very bad DR at ISO 100, not the other way around!  :-[

They are fixing bugs they introduced by the firmware of previous version, which they introduced solely to sell more of the 200-400 1.4x lenses. I don't see that as care for customers of old products, I see that as due diligence.

Also the updated firmware won't break compatibility with 3rd party batteries.

Canon General / Re: People that don't shoot in manual...
« on: July 30, 2013, 09:54:53 PM »
...annoy me even more than those that don't shoot in raw.

Here you go: Who cares what do you think? I shoot Av because I like it.

Also only a wimp uses ETTL flash, real man uses M-A-N-U-A-L!

Does this mean they f**ked up the previous update to support 200-400 1.4x? So they released a patch to fix previous firmware update?

Thumb up for privatebydesign's reply. 1/1250s with flash isn't going to end up well, nor was it necessary. 1/200 is all you needed.

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« on: July 25, 2013, 10:50:17 PM »
Yeah, the whole reason why most of us hate the 50L because of the existance of the 85L  :P

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