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Lenses / Re: which one
« on: January 08, 2013, 04:38:24 PM »
Don't mean to hijack this thread...

I love the 17-40 on 5d3, and strongly recommebd it. I've tried the 16-35, but the benefit was negligible for me.

I have been searchin for a 15mm 2.8 fish for over 6 months though, and have started to think about the 8-15  though.
In the mean time cropping away at the Samyang 8mm T3.8 due to its massive vignette on ff.

Excellent notes everyone.

Lets not forget - we also need to calibrate our monitors and at times compensate for the final presentation. Be it a gallery, or a cinema (especially if were goibg to a film recorder and need to pass through lin-log/xyz conversions applying various luts depending on neg/pos stock.) Much like getting the right icc matching the printer and paper.

Lenses / Re: AFMA w/ 1.4 extenders
« on: January 06, 2013, 09:32:18 PM »
Thank you!

Lenses / AFMA w/ 1.4 extenders
« on: January 06, 2013, 07:39:27 PM »
Haven't gone through the run myself, but has anyone gone through AFMA with and without an Extender? Do both results hold in the camera?

Lenses / Re: 135mm + 1.4 extender _VS_ 70-200mm f/2.8 IS mkI
« on: January 06, 2013, 06:45:49 AM »
I have both 135 f2 and 200 2.8. The 135 does not really like TC (i tried it with the 2x) . It is OK sometimes but IQ decreases a lot. 200 2.8 works better with TC.
200 2.8 is awesome, I think i like it more then the 135. And its bokeh is fantastic.
I would go for the 200 2.8

I've tried the 135L w/ the x1.4v2 - and I didn't seem to notice a big hit on autofocus, definetly need to bump up shutter speed though.  Just a few test shots here and there, but planning on seeing how this works out during the week.  Would be interested in seeing a direct comparison with the 200 2.8L.

Canon General / Re: Photography magazines
« on: January 06, 2013, 05:18:06 AM »
Have a look at David duChemin's new quarterly:


Lenses / Re: Canon 135L f/2
« on: December 30, 2012, 11:42:39 AM »
Any noise on during focusing on your 135 compared to the 70-200?

My 135 is considerably louder than the 70-200 4L IS.  Are your findings similar?

I've been shooting basketball this winter with the 135 f/2L at f/2, f/2.2, and f/2.5, depending on lighting.  I absolute love this lens.  I use it with the 70-200 f/2.8L II IS.  If lighting gets bad, I can depend on the 135L for an extra stop of light, and it's still razor sharp at f/2.

Lenses / Re: Canon 135L f/2
« on: December 30, 2012, 09:04:04 AM »
I finally picked up my 135L and joined the club today.  Feel as though I've been putting it off forever.

Did the normal run throughs in-store - but once back home, I noticed that the autofocus "sound" while the lens shuttles min-inf and back is quite loud - considerably more so than I've experienced with any of my other lenses. 

Not the grinding kind, more like pieces of plastic slipping against each other.

I know there are some big chunks of glass to move - but is this normal?

Thank you in advance.

EOS Bodies / 5D2 for a day after 5D3 for 6 months
« on: December 19, 2012, 02:53:15 PM »
The 5D2 I loved for so long was in my hands for a day from its current owner after using the 5D3 for the last 6 months.

Thinking back of all the hype and hot discussions on features, I'm left with a very clear understanding what I missed most about the 5D3 - or rather, its greatest benefits for me:

1. Programmable DOF (Switching between servo and one-shot) on RIGHT hand side - I was shocked at how crippled I felt with the 5D2
2. Much more flexible auto ISO in manual mode - really could not use it at all due to its range limitation
3. 6400+++ ISO noise. Wow wow.

Its really amazing how quickly we adapt to new tools, and how difficult it is to go back to what was recently as comfortable as your fav slippers / jeans / etc... very happy to be back in my new old comfy zone.

Anyone have similar experience?

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D manual is ready to download
« on: November 28, 2012, 10:27:00 AM »
I'm pretty sure that they will have 2 versions on the camera in countries that the wireless spectrums used are not a) avail legal for consumer product use.  I think the same has been talked about already for the rt-600 flash.

Quite true. I was in Moscow last week and a photo shop had both the RT and non RT versions of the 600 flash in the display case. About $140 usd equivalent price diff between the two - eitherway, both CRAZY overpriced.

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 100 f/2.8L IS Macro
« on: November 27, 2012, 05:40:05 PM »
Putting IS aside, ive been happy with the 100/2 - but have always had the "wondering" nag.

Anyone own(ed) both and could shed some light on this?? T.I.A.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5Dii auto iso stuck on 400.
« on: November 18, 2012, 01:31:15 PM »

You won't see this in 5D III or newer cameras. AF system + fixed Auto ISO in M mode are two main reasons I switched from 5D II to 5D III.

I was always flipping between av &  tv _-wishing auto iso. Would work it's wonders.    This was a major point with the 5D3 for me.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What do you Love about the 5D3? POLL!
« on: November 11, 2012, 02:29:16 AM »
Low light - high ISO
silent shutter
Programmable DOF button on right as 1shot/servo switch

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Convince me to shoot in RAW
« on: November 10, 2012, 12:48:56 AM »
What started out as an experiment with a 5D3 and an EyeFi card turned into a workflow.
Raw to CF, JPG (medium) to eyeFi SD, with transfers going to a mini w/ plasma tv / projector output.

Ironically, the jpgs at the end of the event are what's kept. But it bread to be able to go back to the Raws.


Lenses / Re: Will canon make an 85f2 IS?
« on: November 09, 2012, 11:12:16 PM »
Interesting... for some reason, I was convinced that the 28 2.8 IS is a replacement for the 1.8 ...

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