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EOS Bodies / Is there a way to confirm focus in Live View
« on: September 07, 2012, 01:11:14 PM »
First, let me say thanks for all the great knowledge and information I've learned through this forum.  I'd say I'm a bit addicted as it keeps me from my work.  ::)

My question:

Is there a way to get focus confirmation in LIVE VIEW x 10  like we see when using the view finder with our MF lenses?   Depending upon the amount of light I'm shooting landscapes in, sometimes its very difficult to see the LCD and know for sure I'm perfectly dialed in.

I've used external monitors on previous shoots but sometimes the whole set up is cumbersome and the monitor resolution was not as good as the LCD itself.

Thanks in advance.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70/2.8L II is official delayed - again
« on: September 04, 2012, 04:25:34 PM »
Scandinavian Photo, http://www.scandinavianphoto.se/, in Sweden have shipped my 24-70/2.8L II today! So the information that I received from Canon was in error.

Unfortunately, an misunderstanding the 24-70 is not shipped to me  :-[

Explain yourself Human!

I received information from the company that my lens was shipped. But they have not received any lenses yet.

OH....now we get it. ::)

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70/2.8L II is official delayed - again
« on: September 04, 2012, 02:11:40 PM »
OK,... :(  add me to the list of photogs that cancelled their pre-order for the 24-70, twice.  Lets see some images from this 'new' lens before we order for the third time. ! 

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EOS Bodies / Re: 3D X and 7D Mark II at Photokina?
« on: September 04, 2012, 12:35:28 PM »
1DXs? ???

Or could it be: 1DXs, MK II ???  :o

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Software & Accessories / Re: Tethering to IPads
« on: August 31, 2012, 03:16:57 PM »
If you "just" want to send your JPGs to your iPAD while shooting, Eye-Fi works fine with Shutter Snitch. The Eye-Fi app is useless, but as soon as you remove it again (after having installed the app once) and switch on Shutter Snitch, it works flawlessly. Problem on IOS5: While tring to find the network, the little wheel keeps spinning (expect no check mark - that took me litterally months of frustration) and shoot one or two pictures to activate your card. It takes 20 - 40 sec, until the transfer starts. Works fine with OLY XZ-1 and 5DIII

I couldn't agree more. I use the same set up with Shutter Snitch on my 5D3 + Ipad2 and it works well.  Note also that images do not instantaneously pop up on your Ipad in Shutter Snitch;  they tend to take a few seconds or more. It helps too if you shoot small jpg's for the Eye-Fi card and save your RAW images to the CF card for downloading to your computer later if you wish.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Where am I ?
« on: August 31, 2012, 07:56:23 AM »
Lake Tahoe - Keep Tahoe Blue.    My wife and I were married in the middle of lake Tahoe.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Does Zeiss glass ever go on sale?
« on: August 30, 2012, 05:05:39 PM »
You're welcome.  Every Zeiss I have purchased has been used and its been perfect for my use.  I have purchased three Zeiss lenses through Craigslist and one from Ebay.  Ebay has fees and you can't try a lens before purchase.  CL has its share of risks but I've lucky.

Best of Luck

Have you emailed helen from Adorama? Really bad form to name and shame someone without giving them opportunity to deal with it.  Hopefully you've just neglected to say that you have given Helen a chance to deal with it.

You're absolutely right.  I did in fact correspond directly with Ms. Oster and she was very helpful in resolving the issue by staying in contact with me.  I don't agree with their 'policy' and will take that into consideration next time I need to return something.  I have made a purchase since then with good results. 
She helped renew my faith in Adorama by simply staying in contact with me.

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: August 30, 2012, 12:43:31 AM »
A few more with Zeiss lenses, either 3,5 or 7 shots, PP with Photomatix Pro

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: August 30, 2012, 12:36:14 AM »
5D3 with Canon 24TSE ii shot 4 images PP with HDR Efex Pro 2 CS6

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I own a 5D3 and 24 TSE MK II and Nikon mount Zeiss 21 f/2.8 F2 (that I use on a D800E and the 5D3 via adapter).  The 24 TSE MK II and the Zeiss are both extraordinary lenses.  Over tho, I prefer the Canon 24 TSE MK II.  The image quality stopped down a bit is every bit as wonderful as the Zeiss (microcontrast included) plus you have the movements as a bonus.  The 24 TSE MK II is a very large reason why I'm not going all in with Nikon.  I highly recommend you consider it of the price doesn't scare you off.  Upsides to the Zeiss include wildly sharp corners and the fact it's faster than the Canon as well as a bit better wide open but really, if you don't need f/2.8 or the 21mm, there's little reason to chose the Zeiss over the Canon 24 TSE MK II.  Also, once you get used to having tilt-shift, it's hard not have it :)

As an aside, I have also owned the Canon 24 TSE MK I and it doesn't come close to either the MK II or Zeiss.

Good luck!
I totally agree with ak's statement.  I have the same 5D3 w/ 24TSE II and Zeiss 35, 50 f1.4, 50 f2.0, 85 and 100
 lenses. Zeiss are incredibly sharp, have a great deal of micro contrast and are a joy to use.  Not much cheaper than the 24TSE II but still worth the $ IMO.  The Zeiss 21 is probably not as sharp as the 25mm Zeiss however it depends on where you read the reviews.

My advise, rent some of these lenses first and see if you like them.

Happy Shooting

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Does Zeiss glass ever go on sale?
« on: August 24, 2012, 08:20:39 PM »
You're welcome.  Every Zeiss I have purchased has been used and its been perfect for my use.  I have purchased three Zeiss lenses through Craigslist and one from Ebay.  Ebay has fees and you can't try a lens before purchase.  CL has its share of risks but I've lucky.

Best of Luck

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Does Zeiss glass ever go on sale?
« on: August 24, 2012, 11:19:21 AM »
Maybe when pigs fly but I've never seen Zeiss on sale.  However, you can buy used and I've had good luck with four Zeiss lenses that are like new.  Zeiss, as you probably know, is built like a tank so they retain their value and condition if cared for properly.
If you know what you want, you can seek out sellers from Craigslist or Ebay. I've rented the lenses I thought I might want first from LensRentals or 'that other guy' which helped in my purchasing decisions. 
If you choose to buy new, check Amazon and B&H. I would stay away from Adorama....never a good experience there, horrible.....
I've bought from Adorama many times over the last 30 years, never a problem.  They almost always get the new models out to buyers first. Amazon is really slow to get new DSLR models in stock, and has cancelled my order for one after I was waiting for two months.  I buy a lot from Amazon, but I never pre-order a new DSLR model, its a formula for disappointment.
B&H recently got in trouble with Canon for some unknown reason, and had their initial deliveries of recent models delayed, and their allotments cut.  Supposedly, thats been patched up.

If you really miss your autofocus, there is a company that converts your manual Zeiss to AF, but its a bit pricey.
Can you tell us who does that?  Conrus converts Contax N lenses (which were made by Zeiss) into EF compatible AF lenses, but the Contax N lenses were already autofocus, not manual.

Best of luck. Let us know what you find out there.

Mt. Spokane; you're absolutely correct, I meant Contax and not Zeiss, though they are very similar and yes the Contax lens you mention is AF by design. Thanks for pointing that out. :-[

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Lenses / Filters for lenses that are not designed to accept filters
« on: August 24, 2012, 10:58:50 AM »
Saw this at the The Digital Picture this morning and found this interesting.  Not being able to filter a 17TSE drove me to the 24TSE-ii which is the sharpest lens in my bag given the focal length.

Here is the article link:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/News/News-Post.aspx?News=2906

I personally doubt whether you'd achieve uniform filtering due to the curvature of the lens. 

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Macro / Re: Canon 100mm IS USM L Macro Photos
« on: August 24, 2012, 10:39:54 AM »
STUNNING insect images photogs!  Wonder how many pixels those BIG eyeballs have?  lol  Someday our image sensors will be of similar shape and quality....maybe.

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EOS Bodies / Re: I love Primes.
« on: August 24, 2012, 12:58:12 AM »
I'm with you RLPhoto.  I love my primes and use them daily for most anything. The only time I use my zooms obviously is for sports: 70-200 II, 70-300L and 100-400L. 

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