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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 10, 2013, 04:30:34 PM »
My wish list:

16-35 2.8L III ... sharper, and smaller, maybe even with IS for video
20 2.8 IS
50 1.4 IS
85 1.8 IS
200 2.8 IS ... 135 f/2L IS, compatible with teleconverters
100-400 4-5.6L IS
24-70 2.8 IS


Wow, that's some really shaky hands you got here...  :o

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Major IQ advantage of FF?
« on: November 06, 2013, 10:07:11 PM »
Not a gear hound? Then don't even ask this question, stick to what you have and be happy! APS-C more than good enough.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Dynamic range Nikon/Sony vs Canon
« on: November 05, 2013, 11:14:47 PM »
Meh, before they (Nikon) had D3, they tell users that FF is useless, DX is the future. Now?

Before they had the D800, they tell users that 12MP is all you need. Now?

It is THE photographic company that eats their words the most, I am not surprised about their attitude towards fluorite element.

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Same reason as why don't everyone living in a big temple and drive tank to work, money aside it is wasteful.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Help please - Ideas to improve these photos
« on: November 05, 2013, 11:04:26 PM »
My suggestion is try to let the kids hold the billboard in upright position. The photos are good as they are, but when a big rectangle in the frame is tilted, it feels the frame gets tilted.

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I had 1D3 for a year before, then had the choice between a 5D3 and a 1Ds3 + $1000, took the 1Ds3 and never regretted since.

If you are happy about 1D3 ergonomics (which I do a lot), then 1Ds3 will make you feel right at home, only the VF is a lot bigger, card writing speed faster (UDMA) and image quality better.

Note that my friend has a 5D3, I played with it a lot before I made the decision, and I still chose the 1Ds3, because I value a lot of ergonomic functions in that body that I find missing on the 5D.

0.76x VF, a bit bigger but still noticeable

Projected red LED AF points vs 5D3's black AF points

Ability to bind meter mode to shooting mode, in my case AF linked spot meter (ha!) to M, center weighted to Av

Better Auto ISO, where you limit lower shutter limit and the camera would rise ISO then underexpose to obey it, which I find better for events

Ability to change file quality, card slot, white balance and custom WB in 1/2 button presses

Direct bracketing button

More durable metal mirrorbox / shutter system construction, better weather resistance.

Here's more but I digress, overall to me switching to 5D3 I would solely miss those features. Here's this new saying of "pure photography", I find 1Ds3 to be a pure photography machine. No unnecessary bells and whistles, it does one thing and does it very well: take photos, no bull.

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Lenses / Re: When discontinued, does lens price go up or down?
« on: November 05, 2013, 09:22:23 PM »
24-105 has a ticking bomb, which is the aperture flex cable. The day it snaps, the value drops to half, unless you can fix it yourself, which involves complete disassemble, soldering and optical adjustments afterwards.

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It's like why can't you see things with your eye lids closed.

When the sensor is active, the mirror inside the camera is flipped up, hence the light path to the optical viewfinder is cut off.

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No it's "Sigma 70-200mm 1:2.8 APO DG EX OS HSM WOOSH OMGWTFBBQ SOFAST HOLY SUPER HAPPY FUN TIME THIS LENS IS GOOD!(1). 1: Limited super deluxe edition"

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the image quality of the 6D is as good as the one from the 5D MK3.
i have both cameras.

is the 1Ds image quality better then the 5D MK3?
well i doubt you will see a difference at low iso... at high iso the 6D/5D MK3 will be better.

i hear a lot about better color rendition from the 1Ds.
donĀ“t know how true this is or if people just repeat what they read.

i shoot RAW and i have no problems to get the colors i want. :)

for street photography i would prefer a small body.
not a big monster like the 1Ds.

the real question is, why would a guy with the cameras you have need another camera....?

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1DX,1DM3,1DM2,5DM3,5DM2(x2),50D

you should have enough backup bodys, not?  ;)

Sensors have different color filters and color management software, so it is expected that they render colors differently. I didn't believe that Nikon renders a total different color tone until I actually tried one! Sometimes you can never make one camera's color output match another one.

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Lenses / Re: Hello Old Friend.
« on: October 28, 2013, 06:17:59 PM »
Have you ever went back to any old favourites?

Only with ladies and other gaming devices.

Old secondhand ladies, ewwww!!! Aren't they kind of loose and saggy?  :-X

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6D pros: better high ISO (at least 2 stops in raw), bling factors (wifi, gps, movie, etc), better LCD screen

1Ds3 pros: better color, better AF, better build + weather sealed, larger battery, robust shutter/mirror (all metal), 100% VF, 0.76x VF magnification, faster responsiveness, 2 card slots for backup/separate recording

They are made for completely different purposes.

In fact I have replaced my 1D3 to 1Ds3 two months ago and never looked back. It feels just like the 1D3, but the VF is a lot bigger and brighter, and the images are better.

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Lenses / Re: Is it still the time for the 16-35 ?
« on: October 27, 2013, 07:35:46 AM »
I actually found the 16-35 II very good. Wide open for centre sharpness and stop down to f11 for corners.

Most people who states that the 16-35 II is not sharp in the borders / corner does not know the fact, it has very pronounced field curvature at 16mm. Try to manually focus to the infinity mark, stop down to f11 and shoot a
landscape photo, you will find that the sharpness across the frame is actually very good.

There is about 2% area from the picture corners (and I mean the dead corners) that is a bit less sharp at 100%. The borders are totally sharp. If you are so obsessive about sharpness in the picture corner, then forget it and get the Nikon 14-24 and adapter.

Overall the 16-35 II's build, AF speed, ability to take filters all makes a very versatile event/landscape lens.

Take a look at my flickr account for landscapes shot using 16mm f11

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Lenses / Re: How does EF Mount compare to other mounts
« on: October 21, 2013, 05:48:26 PM »
EF is pure electronic, unlike many others, which still kept the mechanical aperture lever.

This made tilt/shift lens easy and consistent to implement.

Take a look at how many mechanical parts in a Nikon zoom lens just to keep the aperture work, and why Nikon PC-E lenses is an exception, you will see that EF mount is superior.

Also, have you seen any Nikon camera that can change Aperture value when recording movie? They can't, because of the mechanical design. To change / step aperture value, they have to activate the aperture lever, which causes the aperture to snap to the fully open value, then re-release the lever again to get to the target value. EF lenses on the other hand, could step aperture value in any direction and steps you want. So EF mount is better for video too.

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Lenses / Re: why would anyone scratch off the red ring of an L lens?
« on: October 21, 2013, 05:19:37 PM »
There is a design/material issue with 24-105L lens (apart from the aperture flex cable which snaps after some years of use). The red ring is a brittle plastic ring which have some chance to spontaneously crack and fall off. I don't think all of the are intentional, at least I have seen / owned 2 24-105 lenses which the red ring cracked by itself.

Of course auctions of this type would not attract the red ring whores but apart from partially weakened weather seal around the red ring/focus ring, the lens performance is not affected.

That being said, the 24-105L is dubbed the 'kit lens' of Canon entry level FF cameras, don't put up your hope too high that it gives the best construction because it does not.

Also, is a red ring really boost your ego?  ::)

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