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Macro / Re: Canon 100mm IS USM L Macro Photos
« on: July 08, 2013, 05:44:12 PM »
This one was with the Kenko 36mm tube.


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Lenses / Re: 24mm options...
« on: June 26, 2013, 06:42:15 AM »
I have both, I just got the 24-70ii last week and I love it so far. I'm currently trying to sell the 24/1.4ii, mainly because I need the money but also because I have no use for it anymore. I like to shoot landscapes and apertures below 2.8 is not tremendously useful for that anyway.

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Lenses / Re: Sell 24/1.4L II and 70-200/f4L IS for 24-70 II or not?
« on: June 20, 2013, 05:05:15 PM »
I will buy one, I was suppose to get a Heliopan HT, those are without filterthreads in front, and that is essential, the thinner the filter the less it affects vignetting, and the 24-70 mk2 is bad with vignetting, really bad imo.

You turn for every shot almost, well, not all, but if you flip the camera from horisontal to vertical, you need to turn to get the effect, but this goes without thinking after a short while.

DO NOT use a pol-filter as a replacement for a protector or UV, because it steals at least one stop of light, so might as well get a 24-105 instead.  :P

I love pol filters, but beware of 24mm and pol filter, you will get very uneven polarization, still, I try to do a compromise and use it anyway,

Yeah, that actually why I never got one for my 24/1.4. I guess I will just get the B+W MRC UV, perhaps the slim version to protect the big and juicy front element :)

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Lenses / Re: Sell 24/1.4L II and 70-200/f4L IS for 24-70 II or not?
« on: June 20, 2013, 03:39:30 PM »
However, I haven't manage to get the two lenses sold yet. I guess it will be even harder to get the prime sold when people realize that the 24-70 is on the same level/better apart from the f/1.4.

Use lack of vignetting and distortion as an argument to sell the 24, because at that it's much better. I still think 2.8 dof is a little too much, the AF and corner performance of the 2479 outweighs that a lot.

It took me a while to find the right AF settings with it and the 70-200, because they're SO fast the settings I used for my other lenses didn't work. I really like case 4 and -1 on sensitivity with those two lenses taking pictures of my kids.

TBH, I haven't spent much time trying out the different cases for the AF. I've been happy with case 1 but perhaps I should check out the others as well. I rarely shoot anything that moves fast.

Do you (or anyone else for that matter) use polarizing filters with the 24-70 and in that case, which? So far, I have only been using B+W MRC UV for protection and I will probably get one for the 24-70 but I'm considering getting a pol filter instead. As I have never used one, how much "work" does it take, i.e. do I need to turn the filter for every shoot to make sure it looks nice (angle to the sun, I understand how it works :).

Would you recommend a pol. instead of a standard UV for this lens?

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Lenses / Re: Sell 24/1.4L II and 70-200/f4L IS for 24-70 II or not?
« on: June 20, 2013, 10:50:24 AM »
However, I haven't manage to get the two lenses sold yet. I guess it will be even harder to get the prime sold when people realize that the 24-70 is on the same level/better apart from the f/1.4.

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Lenses / Re: Sell 24/1.4L II and 70-200/f4L IS for 24-70 II or not?
« on: June 20, 2013, 10:34:02 AM »
I just picked up my 24-70 and it is disgustingly sharp! Just silly-sharp! Nice bokeh as well.

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: June 09, 2013, 07:32:35 PM »

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Canon 5D mark 3 in-camera HDR shots
« on: June 08, 2013, 03:39:46 PM »
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7309/8733473482_19c81e5f86_b.jpg

Built-in 5D Mark III HDR, Art Vivid. I like the results except for the transitions between sky and land (trees etc) - glow.


I'm not really seeing what you are getting at in that particular shot. Are you sure you have linked the right image?


Yes, I might have been a little unclear - the image is cropped to exclude the sky part as it looks bad. Which in hindsight might have been a bad idea since this thread is about the performance of the built in HDR function :)

Here is a truck I'm more happy about:


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Lenses / Re: Sell 24/1.4L II and 70-200/f4L IS for 24-70 II or not?
« on: June 05, 2013, 03:39:36 PM »
Thanks a lot guys! I will absolutely enjoy this lens, I can see it growing to be a part of my camera, lol.

Did afma today and at 24mm=+1 and 70mm=+3, I say that's REALLY good. AF accuracy is 99,4% with 20 testpoints, ridicolous!

Hopefully I get a chance to really try it out over the weekend.

For now, all I can say, if you're thinking about getting one, and you're not quuuuiiite sure it's worth it, forget all of that, it can't possibly get any better than this....

I just need to find a buyer for my 24/1.4L II first :)

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Lenses / Re: Sell 24/1.4L II and 70-200/f4L IS for 24-70 II or not?
« on: June 05, 2013, 10:30:21 AM »
Got mine today!

That's it! I'm buying it!

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Lenses / Re: Sell 24/1.4L II and 70-200/f4L IS for 24-70 II or not?
« on: June 04, 2013, 09:03:11 PM »
Ever consider the 24-105.   About 1/2 the cost of the 24-70 II

No, simply because the IQ of that lens is below what I'm looking for. I made this thread to figure out if the IQ would suffer by going from 24/1.4II to 24-70II :)

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Lenses / Re: Sell 24/1.4L II and 70-200/f4L IS for 24-70 II or not?
« on: June 04, 2013, 10:59:48 AM »
How much post processing do you actually do or do you want something just straight out of camera?

I shoot raw and put all my photos through Aperture for basic corrections, I very rarely do anything that require PS though.

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Lenses / Sell 24/1.4L II and 70-200/f4L IS for 24-70 II or not?
« on: June 03, 2013, 06:34:56 PM »
I have been using 24 mm (first the 24/2.8 and later L II) since I got my first FF camera (5D2) in 2009. I currently use 24/1.4L II (with 5D3) as my everyday prime and sometimes 40/2.8 when I want to be less conspicuous.

My third lens is the 70-200/f4LIS which I only use occasionally for portraits and wildlife (however, very limited range). Considering the fact that the new 24-70 is near-prime sharp, I rarely use apertures under 2 with the 24 (primarily landscapes) and the fact that I would not miss the 70-200 immensely (70-200 f/2.8 II next on the list) - I'm contemplating selling my two L lenses for the 24-70 mark II.

My basic goal is to have a more versatile kit, where I don't have to change the lens as soon as I need something between 24 and 70 mm. But still, with superb image quality.

I'm very interested what you guys think about this idea, would there be a noticeable drop in IQ at 24 mm and at landscape apertures? You who own both, do you find that your 24/1.4L II is obsolete with the 24-70 II?

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Street & City / Re: 5DIII and 1DSIII does Kashmir and Rajasthan
« on: May 31, 2013, 05:30:34 PM »
What lens on what camera and why?

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Lenses / Re: The EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Has Arrived!
« on: May 31, 2013, 12:24:38 PM »
It looks smaller than I imagined it, is that the 21" or 27"?

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