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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III & Lenses
« on: August 03, 2011, 03:45:09 PM »
18 seconds of a 10 minute movie is hardly a big deal and they did give there overall thoughts did they not ?maybe you should watch it clearly again before abusing them and go play with some test seen the lens in action learned a lot about it seen images produced by it.and as far as balance with the body they only used 1 body so can't bash them for that I'm afraid

Yes, my last post didn't truly convey my feelings - they did show some of what I wanted.  I saw the body on the 5D II, some of their photos and video results in circular and full-frame fisheye and their overall thoughts.  I just don't care for their style - no biggie, man. 

The more I see of this lens, the more I want it.  And the more I can hear my wife saying, "HOW much?"


EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III & Lenses
« on: August 03, 2011, 02:50:33 PM »
i think thats a bit harsh a quality review in my opinion and in many others great youtube channel and yes quite fun rather look at that real world testing than stupid charts

Yeah, it's fun, but I wouldn't call it a real "review." I wanted to see lens results, how it balances on a body and overall thoughts, not an 18-second clip of a dark bus terminal.

Not my cuppa, but it is interesting.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III & Lenses
« on: August 03, 2011, 02:39:42 PM »
digitalrev have put up a good review of the 8-15 fisheye   

I think you mean they posted a hey-we're-trying-to-be-the-Top-Gear-of-cameras-by-playing-about-with-new-gear video.

i just purchased a 24-70 f2.8 new on A SPECIAL DEAL with £100 off did i make a mistake?

Only if:

a) You will be forced to live under a bridge because you bought the lens rather than paying the rent or mortgage.
b) The lens, aware of these rumors, decides to do itself in, leaving shards of glass embedded in your body.
c) You're more worried about having the latest and greatest, rather than having solid tools.


Really, it's a great lens, capable of great results.  It's a matter of whether you're more into carts or horses and how that directs your choices, to twist a colloquialism.

Software & Accessories / Re: To HDR or Not To HDR
« on: July 27, 2011, 12:59:23 PM »
I really enjoy using HDR as a digital grad ND on steroids - preserving details where a grad ND done digitally (which has its detractors as well) would simply darken an object.

The over-baked/surreal/painterly look is not my cuppa, personally.  It may have its place, but personally, I haven't found it yet ... ;)

I see no Direct Print button.  I suppose we're supposed to be excited about the new "Indirect Print Button" functionality.

EOS Bodies / Re: What is the best pocket camera?
« on: July 20, 2011, 04:30:32 PM »
I find that my S90 allows me to easily access many of the functions or features that I adjust often.  I like that I can have a dedicated exposure lock button, and the programmable ring is excellent, as noted.  However, a feature I've recently become to really enjoy is the dedicated button that changes the ring function.  I like this since some days (or hours ... or minutes ...) I want quick access to changing white balance and the next, I'll want manual focus.

It's still a small camera, but as far as access to the features I use a lot, I find it quite enjoyable.  It doesn't quite get out of my way like an SLR, but it's not bad.

Contests / Re: Holga Giveaway
« on: July 19, 2011, 11:39:38 AM »
Oh, sure, this could be fun!

PowerShot Cameras / Re: PowerShot Info
« on: June 07, 2011, 02:12:49 PM »
There haven't been a single digicam with 1080p and CCD-sensor

That's because it's impossible.  CCD sensors simply aren't fast enough to handle 1080p.

I know it's "Canon Rumors" but someone should have caught that huge inconsistency before posting the rumor.

Then someone better call Sony and tell them their CineAlta and a few other camcorders aren't supposed to exist.

Canon General / Re: Patent - EF 35 f/1.4L II
« on: May 25, 2011, 02:40:08 PM »
Do those of you wanting more weather sealing really shoot in downpours?

Mostly just drizzle, but thinking about shooting in downpours makes me feel like more manly of a photographer than discussing CA's on the Internet ... ;)

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: May 23, 2011, 11:57:41 AM »
My landscapes are nothing to write home about, but here's one, anyway.

Lenses / Re: Lens cap solution?
« on: May 05, 2011, 11:53:44 AM »

So a $100 point and shoot can have an inbuilt lens cap, but an L lens that costs at least 10 times that amount can't?

Into where would it retract if it were the kind of iris- or shutter-like retractable lens cover as seen on those cameras?  The origami solution sounds interesting, but it sounds like an unnecessary point of potential mechanical failure and expense, compared to a plastic cap and a plastic hood.

I don't always use the same pocket, but I put my lens cap in a pants pocket.  The only time I've had issues is when I try to get smart and don't put it directly into a pants pocket.  Admittedly, I've planted a few caps, but for $7, I can buy a few extras.  YMMV.

Lenses / Re: Just bought a 50mm f/1.4 Ai-s Nikkor for my Canon 7D
« on: April 13, 2011, 04:03:15 PM »
Please report on your experience!  I have five AI and AI-S Nikkors with my FM2n that I've thought about using on my Canons.  However, it's hard to find useful, personal experience of people who have, IME.

Lenses / Re: Lens for 50D?
« on: April 11, 2011, 10:44:49 AM »
One thing I would add is primes are great, but you still need to consider your favorite focal length(s) when purchasing one.

The 50mm f/1.8 is certainly a nice lens, but on a 1.6x-crop body, I really don't like the field of view.  However, something in the range of 22-24mm is quite useful.  Of course, the next guy might love 50mm on the same body, but have no use for a 24mm prime.

If you already know the focal lengths you want, great, but I wouldn't want to see someone spend good money on lenses, only to figure out a certain focal length feels too tight or loose for their personal shooting style and preference.


Lenses / Re: UV filter for 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II?
« on: April 07, 2011, 02:31:03 PM »
Buy a good one, I 've tried 4 different types which works fine with my other lenses, but on the 70-200 II it seems to need something proper. I had "no" af with a cheapcheap filter, and adjusted MA to +14 to get anything remotely good. I had NO ideo a filter could do such a crazy difference, since everyone says, scratch your lens, it will never show up in real life shots anyway. Well, not with this new lens. It's just to good to use a low-end filter on it. I bought a 30 dollar filter from Kenko (Pro) and it works very well, MA is back to +2 now, and much sharper than before.

Well, I just sent back a $50 filter in hopes of buying one around $80 ... :D

Is there any good reason to buy the Hoya HD series over the S-HMC?

Lenses / UV filter for 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II?
« on: April 07, 2011, 09:54:37 AM »
Yes, I filter my lenses, and I'm looking for one for my 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II.  Do you guys have any recommendations or favorites when it comes to UV filters?  I've been looking at the B+W F-Pro filter.


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