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EOS Bodies / Re: Cleaning?
« on: August 01, 2011, 11:55:54 AM »
My Sensor/AA-Filter has dust on it since my last phototrip. A dust blower doesn't help  :( .
I did a lot of research and found lots of blog entries and videos (lensrentals.com, the-digital-picture.com, etc.). I found a new method just a few minutes ago: Sensor-Film. Their homepage claims that 15ml(~15-20€) are good for about 50 cleanings wich is a very good value compared to other methods like visible dust swabs for example. Here is a video:

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Has anyone of you ever tried it? I'd like to hear some independent statements befor I order it  8)

Contests / Re: Holga Giveaway
« on: July 26, 2011, 12:17:20 AM »
let's give it a try...
i want to win :D

EOS Bodies / Re: Which Canon 60D Kit Lens? (Plus 550D)
« on: July 05, 2011, 10:32:51 AM »
I'd go for the 17-85mm because of the USM. Although USM isn't neccessary for video it has FTM (full time manual).
If you need faster lenses for video you could also get some used M42 mount lenses. I got my 35mm + adapter for less than 20€ from ebay. I'm sure you can get a 35mm + 50mm + 85mm for about the price of a EF 50 1.8 II. They will have better build quality including better manual focus rings for video.

Landscape / Re: Yosemite national park
« on: July 03, 2011, 08:34:35 AM »
wow. you had a very clear day. i have the same shot @18mm but there's lots of air distortion in it.

The two pics below were taken with a tokina 10-17 fisheye at mariposa grove  in the south of the park

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 4K Sooner Than Later?
« on: June 29, 2011, 12:49:41 PM »
Hell, give us medium format video!

What are you willing to pay for it?100K with lenses?

Lenses / Re: I want a ef 18 mm f.1,8 L is. Canon can you here me
« on: June 08, 2011, 01:59:39 PM »
An 18mm or 20mm ef-s prime would be usefull. Third party manufacturers already started to produce 50mm equivalents (Sigma 30mm 1.4 DC)... how about a 35mm equivalent?

Lenses / Re: EF 50 f/1.4 II & EF 50 f/1.8 III [CR2]
« on: May 14, 2011, 03:29:10 AM »
If the 50/1.4-II goes to $600-$700, what of the 50/1.8-III?

Does that become the new 50mm $300 lens?

If FTM and real USM goes into the 50/1.4, what for the 50/1.8?

A newer 50/1.4 at around $500 would be more to my liking.

I'm pretty sure canon will raise the price to 600-700 $/€. The gap between the current 1.4 and the 1.2L is big enough for them to do that :'(
Anyway the current lens developements showed impressive improvements maybe we see that in the primes too?!

Lenses / Re: 15-85 vs 17-40
« on: May 14, 2011, 03:23:01 AM »
check out the comparison-tools at TDP http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Comparison-Tools.aspx but be aware, studio tests won't tell you the whole story.
 i think most of us know them but also read his reviews. they're great :D

Lenses / Re: EF 50 f/1.4 II & EF 50 f/1.8 III [CR2]
« on: May 13, 2011, 05:14:53 AM »
Would this 50mm f1.8 be Canon's first MK III lens?

No there is the 75-300 III http://www.canon.de/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/EF_Lenses/Telephoto_Zoom/EF_75-300mm_f4-5.6_III_USM/

i would like to see a new 1.4. i could find myself paying 600€ for a decent imagequality

EOS Bodies / Re: best quallity ,full framecanon dslr choice ?
« on: May 08, 2011, 04:31:01 PM »
If you need it now, buy it now. if you dont need it now, wait.
Everything will be cheaper in the future.

you can do that. both current full frame cameras (5D II and 1Ds III) deliver impressive image quality.
however if you want to wait you could also buy a used 5D I and sell it when a 5D III or 1Ds IV comes out. you won't loose much money that way if at all because your 5D I's value isn't influenced by any product anouncements.

Maybe you should take a look at the ZE lens set offert by Carl Zeiss


Following is a quote from the Link

Attractive offer for filmmakers and photographers
The five Carl Zeiss SLR-lenses come in a special waterproof and robust case. Special inlays ensures that each lens fits perfectly inside the suitcase and protects the lenses from shock and vibration. The SLR Lens Set is IP67 waterproofed.

Included lenses:

Distagon T* 2,8/21 ZE (Canon EF-Mount);
Distagon T* 2/28 ZE (Canon EF-Mount);
Distagon T* 2/35 ZE (Canon EF-Mount);
Planar T* 1,4/50 ZE (Canon EF-Mount);
Planar T* 1,4/85 ZE (Canon EF-Mount)

Lenses / Re: Obsessing
« on: April 27, 2011, 06:25:27 AM »

A good photograph rarely depends on lens sharpness.

A good photograph rarely depends on lens sharpness as long as you don't need large prints. And yes - corner sharpness isn't neccessary for every image... it depends on the photographers style and what s/he is taking a picture of. I really respect comments like yours but I don't like them to be generalized.

Lenses / Re: EF 24-105 f/4L IS II [CR1]
« on: April 19, 2011, 09:43:15 AM »
I've always wondered: Is the only advantage of reverse zooming (like the 24-70L) being able to use a hood that doesn't move? Or is there more behind that design?

I'd love to see more lenses that reverse zoom with stationary hoods.

This hood design is more effektive than a hood mounted to the moving part of the lens. the 24-105's hood is actually for 24mm. a hood being more effektive at longer focal length would cause vignetting at the wide end of the lens. however the 24-70's is all in one and ensures maximum flare resistance.

Lenses / Re: UV filter for 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II?
« on: April 07, 2011, 06:06:22 PM »
Please allow me to make two humble remarks:

1. I have not found a filter which does not add additional flare to my lenses - be it cheap kit lenses or be it Canon L lenses. For this reason I do not use filters unless needed (i.e. polarising filter).

2. The purpose of the filter is to protect the front lens against damage. I do not know how much the front lens of an L objective costs (I only heard that most would cost less then 100 Euro), but consider (the price of a front lens repair minus costs for protecting filter) against additional flare. For me a saving potential of some 10 Euros (or 14 USD) does not outweigh making my pictures worse on a system which costs 4.000 Euro.

But you decide for yourselves.

May be someone has an idea how much a front lens repair costs?

I wish everyone always good light!

My two reasons for using protection filters are:

1.) completed weather sealing if used with 1d bodys
2.)reparing the front element of your lens might only cost you 10-20 bucks more than the filter but for sure 2-3 weeks to get it repaired unless you're cps-member i guess

Lenses / Re: UV filter for 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II?
« on: April 07, 2011, 10:38:38 AM »
i don't have a particular filter to recommend since i don't have an overview about all the filters availlable. however i'm using an hoya hd 67mm uv filter for my 100L and am satisfied with what i see :)

my advises are:
1.) you've probably spend 2500$ on your lens wich is build out of 23 single lenses. that's more than 100$ each lens and about the budget i would spend on a filter if i wanted to use on on a 70-200mm.

2.) i don't own this lens but this german website (http://www.traumflieger.de/objektivtest/open_test/canon_70_200_28_is_II/overview.php said at the end of their review filters (even slim filters) will cause vignetting with this lens.

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