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I am sure the GMo Glass helps with keeping the price lower. Hopefully Canon's process is up to that challenge.

Good enough for neuroanatomist good enough for me. I plan on getting one.

Lenses / Re: More Wide Angle Lens Speculation [CR1]
« on: May 06, 2014, 02:05:44 PM »
haha. My 14MM II is just fine in the corners from 5.6 onwards. In fact, I prefer it to the Rokinon 14mm which has such stretched corners that I find it unusable. Yes the Canon at 2.8 is soft, but really 5.6 is just peachy keeno. Albeit expensive.............

Lighting / Re: Cheap decent softbox for a traveller
« on: April 25, 2014, 01:42:36 PM »
lastolite micro apollo. Its offset so it doesnt interfere as much with the IR focus assist if using it on hotshoe. Not sure if the Westcott does this. Folds flat, easily put into a pocket of backpack or other carry case.

Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
« on: April 25, 2014, 12:11:28 PM »
I would think any decent lens AF test would entail testing both accuracy and precision. Accuracy being roughly the degree of closeness to true focus and precision being the  degree to which in unchanging conditions, the focus is repeatable. It appears that the TDP test showing AF problems exhibits poor precision. While the TDP test in field conditions for Servo shows that accuracy is not necessarily a problem. So it will be interesting to see what real world testing reveals. In the end, at least for me, unreliable AF is a deal breaker. But it is very nice to see competition in the marketplace  ;D

Lenses / Re: DXOMark: Samyang 24mm f/1.4 for Canon
« on: March 13, 2014, 01:16:24 PM »
Speaking of Samyang, just found their 14mm is on sale for $309 with lightroom 5 and some other useless stuff.  Anyone want to convince me not to get this and upgrade to lr5?

I bot from BuyDig the Rokinon 14mm at the ridiculous low price of $275 as a flyer. I wouldnt do it again. It was unacceptably decentered. Not worth the time to send back as I am in Canada and the shipping and hassle not worth it. I sold it locally. Next time I will buy locally for a higher price so it is easier to return if there is a problem.

Lenses / Re: Review: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 Distagon T*
« on: February 25, 2014, 11:17:44 PM »
With a manual focus-only lens, focus accuracy is 100% your responsibility. When using a tripod with 10x Live View manual focusing, my hit rate is nearly 100% even at f/1.4 with a close subject. With a stock DSLR focusing screen, my f/1.4 hit rate is significantly lower.

Without focus, resolution is less meaningful. I wouldnt use this on a tripod.

Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS
« on: February 17, 2014, 10:15:20 AM »
Ugg. Focus shift.

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom for iPad Coming Soon
« on: January 18, 2014, 02:45:48 PM »
Dont forget 30% goes to apple. Still expensive though.

Lenses / Re: HELP 24-70 f/2.8 II Repair - Is this within spec?
« on: November 27, 2013, 04:40:44 PM »
If Canon Canada is giving you a hard time, why not repeat your tests using one of your other lenses as proof to Canon that your testing is not in error?

Lenses / Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8
« on: November 16, 2013, 04:25:48 PM »
I like the shot. It catches the vines starting their winter sleep but with a few remaining berries. I might be tempted to try colorizing the grapes and B+W the rest. See if you can draw more attention to the crossing between harvest and sleep. Maybe fill light to bring up shadows.

Software & Accessories / Re: Lee announces adaptor ring for 17mm TS-E
« on: September 23, 2013, 02:30:46 PM »
So why wouldn't Lee adapt their SW-150 system and at the same time add CPL and Big Stopper to the 150 system? This would seem more preferable (especially if Canon makes the 14-24mm). I am not sure 100mm and the resulting half the total movement is sufficient.

EOS-M / Re: You Get What You Pay For - Warning for EOS M Adapter
« on: August 06, 2013, 08:01:00 PM »
I know it's a bit late but I bot an original canon adapter for$90 on eBay. I don't think there is a need to buy crap.

Site Information / Re: The 10 Commandments of CR
« on: August 03, 2013, 06:06:12 PM »
4. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbours dynamic range

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