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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body $4199
« on: January 21, 2015, 03:58:47 AM »
Wow, that is a crazy price! I think $4200 (AUD) was the full retail price of a 5DIII when it was released in Australia.

Lenses / Re: 50 f/1.2L problems applicable to 85 f/1.2L?
« on: January 06, 2015, 08:47:31 AM »
Why did Canon stop making an f/1 50?

Check out the comments at the start of this video for Kai's reasoning behind the stop of 50mm f/1.0's by Canon.

EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Most wanted new features for 5D Mark IV
« on: December 22, 2014, 07:47:19 AM »
I would most like the 5D4 to...

Stay away for a little while longer, please!

The UK price of a new 5D3 is already getting scarily close to the Grey Market price I paid a couple of years ago. Don't make me eventually sell it at a loss!!  ::)

We're you going to try and sell it as a non-grey market body?

As for features I wouldn't mind in the 5D4...

1.A Sony Sensor (if Canon haven't managed to come up with something that performs even better.)
2.To be able to spot meter on my chosen focus point outside of the center one. (Like the 1DX)

I'm still VERY happy with my 5D3 though.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Review: Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T*
« on: December 14, 2014, 10:37:23 PM »
I really need to avoid these reviews of the Otis 85 because the more I see and hear about the lens the more justified the price tag becomes to me. I was lucky enough to feel the build quality of the 85/1.4 at a presentation and it felt nothing short of phenomenal. The movement of the focus ring was the smoothest I had ever felt. If dare rent the lens for a weekend I can imagine it being very hard to hand back!

Great review Dustin.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Second body for Wedding
« on: December 05, 2014, 08:07:06 PM »
A 5D3 = old and boring... what the!  :o

Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART for Canon
« on: November 25, 2014, 07:37:03 PM »
I have never experienced the 50 1.2L to miss focus as bad as the example he provided whilst using the 50 Art. This would make me a bit nervous about using it for professional use.

If your all about sharpness, low distortion and you have the time to deal with the inconsistencies in AF, I think the Sigma 50 Art is an amazing bang for buck lens.

Lenses / Re: Canon 85mm f1.2 or Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art?
« on: November 11, 2014, 06:45:56 PM »
I'm assuming sharpness is your biggest priority if your not even considering the 50mm f/1.2L over the 50 Art?

Software & Accessories / Re: What accessories for 7d Mkii?
« on: November 05, 2014, 05:45:01 PM »
If your spending long times walking around with it I would suggest a good 3rd party camera strap. Depending on your shooting style I would suggest a 50mm prime lens too. They provide exceptional sharpness and larger aperture options than zoom lenses.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: October 20, 2014, 06:28:29 PM »
Some amazing shots in this thread keep it up everyone!

W.T.A.C 2014 - Tricycle with camber
by cnlkurtz, on Flickr

Sports / Re: Superbikes from Silverstone
« on: October 11, 2014, 10:39:22 PM »
Hi All,

4th time I've ever shot bikes, here's a selection of the results from the slightly difficult conditions at Silverstone.

All from spectator areas through the good'ol catch fencing with a 5d iii and the 400mm f5.6, I'd welcome your feedback and opinions.

It seems a few people doubt the 5D iii's ability to handle sports, what do you think?

Thanks for taking the time to look :)

Great series. Well done.

Well said.

Sports / Re: Superbikes from Silverstone
« on: October 10, 2014, 08:06:00 PM »
Great work. Even more so if these are uncropped.

In "Scott Kelby's real world field report of the 7DII" apparently the 5DIII is "Not a sports camera". I don't agree. I just think it requires more skill on the photographers part.

Lenses / Re: Which L prime will be the first Canon upgrade?
« on: September 25, 2014, 08:34:32 PM »
Canon 50mm F1.2L at this time is more expensive, and worse sharpness than the Sigma Art.
Sigma 50mm Art 1.2?
Although more luminous and more expensive Canon 50mm F1.2 does not reach the level of sharpness of the Sigma 50mm F1.4 Art, even when both are compared at F1.4.
Look at this comparison between Sigma 50mm Art, and Canon 50mm L:

When friends ask me about Canon 50mm lenses I answer the following:
The 50mm F1.2 model only has decent sharpness when used at F1.4.
The model 50mm F1.4 only has decent sharpness when used in F1.8.
The 50mm F1.8 model only has decent sharpness when used in F2.5.
The 50mm F2.5 model only has decent sharpness when used in F2.8

That seems rather ironic, but that's what I see.
Moreover, Sigma 50mm Art can be used at F1.4 with optimum picture quality and the bokeh is beautiful.

My apologies if you thought I was trying to suggest the 50 1.2L is sharper than the 50 Art. I don't (and never thought it ever was.)

Theater, Concert and Event / Re: Nightclub photography shots
« on: September 25, 2014, 07:42:37 PM »
Some impressive work in this thread. Thanks for sharing everyone.  8)

Lenses / Re: Which L prime will be the first Canon upgrade?
« on: September 25, 2014, 07:22:42 PM »
Canon 50mm F1.2L at this time is more expensive, and worse sharpness than the Sigma Art.

Sigma 50mm Art 1.2?

Something so sensational could only be Clickbait imo.

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