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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: June 03, 2014, 08:21:23 AM »
It is "bokeh panorama" or so called Brenizer method. Google for that, if you don't know abaut it.

I made 40 shots with 200 mm at f/2.8. Subject was covered with 4-5 shots in landscape composition. Other shots were made around the subject. That final image is cropped a lot, because some of the shots were not overlapping, thus, when I make a panorama, the output was in 2 separate images.

Thanks. I had heard of the Brenizer Method before, but hadn't bothered to look it up until now.
Thanks for the nudge :)

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: June 02, 2014, 11:28:19 AM »
Opinions?

Wonderful. I was wondering for a moment whether you had done a clever merge of two shots - one of the background with a very thin DoF, and one of the couple - that's how "cut out" they look.

You removed the EXIF data from the uploaded file. Would you mind sharing the lens and shot settings?

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Lenses / Re: New 70-200mm MKII DUST!
« on: June 02, 2014, 11:17:10 AM »
Would you return it?

I was thinking it would affect retail if I wanted to sell it on in the future.

I would, for that reason.

I would too. But I would consider giving the Canon service center a shot at undusting it, before going postal and demaning a return.

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http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2014/06/comparing-rangefinder-and-slr-50mm-lenses-version-0-

In short: the Sigma looks even more drool-worthy from this, from a pure specmanship point of view. Bravo, Sigma.

Hopefully, the reports of the AF issues will fall away and never to return.

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Lenses / Re: New 70-200mm MKII DUST!
« on: June 02, 2014, 10:49:34 AM »
After getting some money together I bought the EF 70-200mm F2.8 IS L MKII.

Upon arrival the lens seems great but upon further inspection there is a rather large piece of dust, I say dust it is reflective. It is in the back of the lens looks between the 1st and second element.

It doesn't effect the IQ nor does it show up at all by shooting a longer exposure as a dust mark.

Im just a little disappointed after spending so much for it to arrive like this. I have a 70-20mm L 2.8 and is 20 years old and has no dust inside it so how does a brand new one have it?

Am I being over the top? Or should I be sending it back. Kind of taken the shine off the new purchase.

Here is the pic comments and opinions welcome.

Tom,

Paying that kind of money for a lens and having it showing up with dust in it is just ..... damn annoying to say the least  >:(

The good news is that the dust probably doesn't matter at all for the IQ. Our good fellow Roger Cicala over at lensrentals.com wrote this blog back in 2011, which hopefully reassure you about your new toy:

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2011/08/the-apocalypse-of-lens-dust

Hope This Helps,

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 02, 2014, 02:42:18 AM »
Whilst photographing a lion, I turned around and spotted this cupe couple taking a selfie - couldn't help myself!

Showed them the pic and they loved it too.

Very nice. Had they done the V-signs, it would have been a perfectly stereotypical Chinese selfie.

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 50mm Art 1.4 Focusing problems
« on: May 31, 2014, 01:02:58 AM »
Cameras are awesome devices, but they don't work by magic. Knowing a little bit about how the body and lens interact can be helpful in understanding and evaluating potential problems. The body detects how much out-of-focus an image is and sends a signal to the lens to adjust it, in one go in case of phase AF.

This (open loop focusing) was true previously, but Roger Cicala have found that newer Canon cameras do closed loop focusing (ie the PDAF system confirms the focus after the lens has moved).

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A bit of positive news from my side, for once! The replacement 50 Art seems okay. I'm not ready to give it the all clear, but three days and 1500 images and I haven't really had a missed shot that wasn't to be expected or my fault. It tracks nice, no crazy misses and sharpness is there for all the shots.

Can't wait to hear from Eldar and what his 50 Art replacement is like.

Viggo, I'm stoked to hear this! Hopefully Eldar can also report back good.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 28, 2014, 09:35:21 PM »
This place is definitely on my future travel plans.

I checked the website but didn't see any flyers for Photography specifically, the arrangement you had was with an external 3rd Party ??
Edward,

Unfortunately, the photo courses are not mentioned on the English language part. The Swedish version is here:
http://www.nordensark.se/fotokurser/ (try run it through Google translate)

Here's the PDF for the August weekend course:
http://www.nordensark.se/assets/pdf/Pdf-fotokurserna/Toms-fotokurs-15-17-aug-2014.pdf


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I would probably consider a 1Dx over my 5D3 for a very long time. Keep my current lenses, maybe except for the 17-40/4L (now that the 16-35/4L IS is coming).

I'm lusting for a 85mm with a 1.2-1.4 aperture, but that's a separate topic.
Oh, and at some point I'd try a TS-E. But that would be "new" money.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 26, 2014, 12:54:09 AM »
Did you go on your own or participate in their photo course with Tom Svensson?
I attended the course. That way you get a lot closer to the animals and you have access to them ouside of regular working hours. It's worth every cent.

Thanks. I'll definitely look into it.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 25, 2014, 09:57:53 PM »
Who has the prettiest eyes in the land??

Beautiful, Eldar!

I wasn't aware of Nordens Ark, but with 200km to Oslo and 120km north of Gothenburg this could be worth a weekend trip. Did you go on your own or participate in their photo course with Tom Svensson?

The August weekend would be possible for me, but the price is ... well, Scandinavian!

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 50mm Art 1.4 Focusing problems
« on: May 24, 2014, 09:34:46 PM »
The USB Dock are not going to help as there is no any new firmware available yet.
The regular adjustments you can do in camera body.
And more complicated staff like adjustments per AF points you can not do with the dock anyway.
And I still believe that new lens should be adjusted and calibrated at the factory. ;)
Maybe I'm an old school guy ;)

The dock can do adjustments at four different subject distances. You cannot do that with the in-body AFMA.

So in this case, yes, you are a bit old-school. Nothing wrong with that, though - I like to shoot in M over Tv and Av modes, for example  ;D

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My guess is that Canon will retain the 82mm filter size, and upgrade the next 70-200/2.8L to 82mm as well.
In this way, the f72.8L "holy trinity" series (16-35, 24-70, 70-200) all use 82mm filters, whereas the f/4L mid-range series uses 77mm filters.
Both the 70-200/4 lenses have 67mm filter threads

Really? :o That just goes to show how long time has passed since I sold my f/4L and moved to the f/2.8L  :D

And I cannot see why would Canon want to upgrade its 70-200/2.8 II anytime soon. That lens is a gem (awesome, heavy and pricey :D ).

I'm not suggesting that it isn't a gem, nor that it will be updated soon. But it might fit, that's all I'm saying. :)

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My guess is that Canon will retain the 82mm filter size, and upgrade the next 70-200/2.8L to 82mm as well.
In this way, the f72.8L "holy trinity" series (16-35, 24-70, 70-200) all use 82mm filters, whereas the f/4L mid-range series uses 77mm filters.

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