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Lenses / Re: The 10 Oldest Canon Lenses in Production
« on: January 10, 2014, 05:17:40 AM »
Why would Canon make a slower version of the 50mm 1.4? In that respect its not a direct replacement and because its a prime larger F numbers are kind of expected.

Personally I would rather have the wider aperture than IS for a 50mm focal length… 1.4 is a nice sweet spot between F1.2 and F2. With higher ISO being so much better now I understand that could be a reason but surely people buy this for the narrow DOF look wide open would give?


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Lenses / Re: Two New 24-70's Coming in 2014? [CR1]
« on: December 20, 2013, 11:15:37 AM »
How ridiculous

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I would agree about the shot number, you need to slow down compose and think about what your shooting. Thats the problem with modern cameras snap happy mediocre shots. Love taking out my Bronica 645 every once and a while and slowing down and being constrained by the 15-16 shots per film.

But if your talking about a weeks vacation it would be a pain in the a*se to have to be constantly charging the thing.

I recently went to have a look at one, being a 5DMKIII shooter but also have a Sony NEX5N which I like to shoot with when out and about. I was actually surprised at how big it was in comparison and felt well… might as well take the DSLR, I still prefer the OVF and the AF system of the 5D.

I know were talking about huge advances and a huge sensor but what I'm used to with a mirrorless camera I still wouldn't call it small, its still a similar form factor factor, just a little smaller. Yes is aimed at the higher end, but I still dont think its the answer. Like putting a 911 engine in a VW bus...

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EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: The 2nd ff camera in 2014 will be...
« on: November 29, 2013, 06:29:22 AM »
Im not sure where the 5DMKIII fails tbh... I love mine and there is very few areas I feel it needs updating. Its not even 2 years old. Stupid thread.


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Canon General / Re: TEN YEARS FROM NOW.
« on: November 25, 2013, 07:01:29 PM »
I don't think still photography will be anywhere near like it is now.

I think video will get so good that we will be taking high resolution stills, meaning if your a commercial photographer you will never miss a moment and can freeze that perfect moment.

Its already starting and will change the industry.

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Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: November 07, 2013, 10:03:09 AM »
Looks really impressive and thinking of pulling the trigger. But with so many different names its hard to figure out which is which. Here in the UK its branded under Rokinon but in other samyang etc. Read a few other reviews which claim the lens isn't really much of a performer.

http://dancarrphotography.com/blog/2012/07/18/rokinon-14mm-f2-8-review/

But on thedigitalpicture the lens comparison to the 16-35mm is that it is a tad softer.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=769&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=4&LensComp=412&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=4

I know were talking huge price difference but you also get autofocus and the the fact the canon is also a zoom. For the amount I would use a wide angle I think I would rather spend the extra and get the canon branded zoom… Any thoughts?

I was out the other night and only having 24mm is very limiting and vertical panoramas the only answer.

Not bad for the 24-105mm tho.


Hallin Fell, Ullswater Cumbria, starscape by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Been itching for a FF wide angle for ages after selling my 10-22mm but just can't decide. Always wanted the 16-35mm but have been put off by internet claims. A cheap lens with good IQ is a no brainer but I think I would use an AF lens more and the zoom is more versatile.



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Landscape / Re: Stars above.
« on: November 07, 2013, 08:02:27 AM »

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Landscape / Re: Sunset landscape
« on: October 31, 2013, 09:20:00 PM »
Thanks guys.

The sun was so strong the image naturally silhouettes. Leaving it there to me was the only way to edit the images. Recovering more would lead to a less dramatic image  :)

Technically maybe not perfect but artistic licence sometimes over rights the technical.

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: October 16, 2013, 05:11:43 AM »

Sunset over Blencathra by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Sunset over Blencathra, Cumbria, UK.

5DMKIII 70-200mm L MkI F16

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Lenses / Re: Will the 28-300L be upgraded??
« on: September 30, 2013, 11:51:15 AM »
Its a lens I have always been curious about, seems a good deal I like the 24-105mm IQ.

But I cant see it being a good travel companion its too big, heavy and conspicuous.

Although the weight difference between it and a 24-70/70/300mm combo isnt a lot, the weight is more widespread across the body as one will most likely be in a bag compared to say the 28-300mm sitting by your side all day even on a black rapid strap.

I would like to have a go with one, but for the price I would prefer to have the dedicated lenses.

Also it could be a good candidate to update, there are much better weight saving materials now and better elements but price would def shoot up and its expensive enough now lol

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Lenses / Re: digitalrev return policy
« on: September 24, 2013, 07:54:21 AM »
When I dealt with them they were fine. But they have a UK office you can deal with. No probs with the service at all.

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Street & City / Re: London Night-Scape
« on: September 15, 2013, 05:18:37 PM »
Yep the sign was deliberate otherwise its just another pic of big ben.

I had no problem what so ever with full tripod etc but I was on the bridge, had lots of people coming to talk to me which was nice although because of that took much longer to get the pics lol

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