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Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
« on: June 11, 2014, 03:59:18 PM »
What? Their review says nothing about the old one being better.


Lenses / Re: This thing's gotta go!
« on: June 11, 2014, 04:56:52 AM »
EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

I got the 24-70 II :)

Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
« on: June 11, 2014, 04:52:43 AM »
Yes, but I haven't read a single account of people NOT having issues with this lens. The best I have found is people of "only" had to adjust the focus in FoCal and after that it was "ok".

Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
« on: June 10, 2014, 06:28:29 PM »
Can you use MF with focus confirm on the 5D3 without the issue? Or would the camera just confirm the focus at the same wrong location, just as with AF?

Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
« on: June 10, 2014, 06:10:17 PM »
Well, this is a disappointment! I've spent the last couple of days reading through reviews and forum threads and finally read through this thread from page 1 tonight. I had a pretty clear understanding that this lens was awesome in terms of optical performance but I wasn't sure what the deal was with the AF. I have been offered by a local photo store to swap my four year old 24mm f/1.4L II USM for a brand new 50 Art, which I think is a OK deal given that the market for used 24/1.4L II is flooding right now (after 24-70 II came out I guess).

Anyway, after reading through this thread, it is quite clear that if I get the 50 Art, I must consider it to be an MF-only lens, just like the Otus. I think I will wait for a) Sigma fixes the issues (not likely) or b) Canon eventually releases a new 50L (not likely soon).

What I don't understand is how Sigma can release an unfinished product like this! Surely, they must understand that people will test the performance and realize that they have bought a faulty product!?

Lenses / Re: Review: Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
« on: December 22, 2013, 04:48:30 PM »
Ohh, ok!

So then it is just the focusing issues that I need to overcome before ordering one :)

Portrait / Re: Girl and Horse
« on: December 22, 2013, 04:09:38 PM »
Thanks for all the comments! This photo was a part of a series of shots I took of the girl talking to her horse, I liked this the best simply because the horse happened to have his eyes closed at this time. It kind of looks like the horse is enjoying the kiss, even though he most probably doesn't understand the concept of kissing :)

I have also worked a bit with the colours to achieve a more "artsy" look, the originals are deeper blue, rather than greenish like this version. To be perfectly honest, I didn't really spend much time thinking about the technical aspects of this photo, I just set the aperture to 2.8 and made sure I had a blue sky (without trees etc) behind the subjects. This photo was also printed on canvas and is currently hanging on a wall :)

Lenses / Re: Review: Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
« on: December 22, 2013, 03:09:48 PM »
When you guys talk about lens profiles, is that for the in-camera correction or some kind of preset for Photoshop?

Is there any available from 5D Mark III. This lens is definitely interesting, but the distortion is a tad bit off-putting.

Portrait / Girl and Horse
« on: November 28, 2013, 05:10:57 PM »

Original source: blog.erikhammar.se

Lenses / Re: IS Versions of the 50mm, 85mm & 135mm Coming? [CR1]
« on: November 27, 2013, 12:59:16 PM »
An updated budget 85 would definitely be interesting. I would rather see a 85 f/1.8 or f/1.4 than one with IS added, simply because I would use it more or less exclusively for daylight/well lit portraits.

Right now, my kit is missing a good lens for portraits, 24-70II gives me good results, but f/2.8 does not really provide the shallow DOF I would like on some occasions.

Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: November 20, 2013, 07:59:44 AM »

Original source: http://blog.erikhammar.se/

Lenses / Re: Lens condensation paranoia
« on: November 17, 2013, 02:37:02 PM »
When I was working in Belize (with conservation, not photo), I had a 5D2 with 24/1.4L II with be on several short expeditions in the jungle. The lens would fog up all the time, both front and back element, this wasn't much of a problem, I just wiped it off. The problem was that moisture got into the 5D2, specifically under the shutter button which meant that it acted as if the button was half-way pressed all the time. Once I took the camera out of the forest and into my apartment, it dried up and started working normally again.

Now I have the 5D3 which I think is better proofed.

Lenses / Re: Canon 40mm f/2.8 Lens: Thoughts? Reviews? Is it worth getting?
« on: November 17, 2013, 02:29:50 PM »
I bought mine just when it came out and I've been using it as a less conspicuous travel lens on my 5D3. I had it in Guatemala for 14 days last December. IQ is quite good - irrelevant of the price.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Lenstip review of the Zeiss Sonnar 135/2
« on: November 05, 2013, 01:18:11 PM »
That link does not work for me, this one does: http://www.lenstip.com/index.php?test=obiektywu&test_ob=388

Black & White / My submission to 1X Photo Awards 2013
« on: September 08, 2013, 02:17:51 PM »

Photo was taken in a stairway in Barcelona in 2011. My first submission to a photo contest, as well as the only photo accepted to the 1X gallery so far :)

Please consider to vote if you like it.

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