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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

EOS-M / Re: Does IS on EF lenses even work when mounted on the M?
« on: July 30, 2013, 12:05:38 AM »
At first I thought that too but I realized that I was not holding it as steady as my 5d.

EOS Bodies / Re: 'Revolutionary' Dual Pixel AF Explained
« on: July 28, 2013, 11:39:19 AM »
Excuse my ignorance but how will spot/point AF be possible? Offhand i am thinking that in those situations wouldnt the current AF system be preferable?

EOS-M / EOS-M Annoyances
« on: July 26, 2013, 01:41:48 PM »
So I threw my new M in my pocket to walk around. Then I noticed something growing in my pocket (no not that) and it was getting warm. I take out the camera and it was on. So it turns out it is fairly easy to hit the on/off button in my pocket. I also noticed that when off the Play button activates the lens in and out one time. So that button is annoying too.

I don't know if I will be able to pocket this thing.

EOS-M / Re: How do you carry your EOS-M?
« on: July 25, 2013, 11:52:13 AM »

I notice that the lens cap is attached not to the lens body but to the moving element group.  This troubles me, as the lens cap protrudes, and thus it is likely to be hit, resulting in a direct impact to the focusing apparatus.  It seems to me that with the lens cap removed, the tiny front element is exposed, but the focusing apparatus is better protected. Also, the lens cap does not protect debris from entering the focusing mechanism, only from contacting the front element.  Hence, I think I'll forgo the use of the lens cap.

Just got mine and I noticed too that the lens cap is pretty thick being a center pinch style. I was thinking about just using a bare UV filter instead of lens cap. But I wonder if that would introduce some other complications. I was also thinking that perhaps it would help with flare as the ring on the filter may block some stray light. Comments?

EOS-M / BH Photo EOS M Kit
« on: July 25, 2013, 11:29:26 AM »
Nice surprise. My $299 BH special came in..... but it is the 22 STM AND the 90EX flash kit. Thanks BH. I don't think I would have bot the flash separately but I may try it out and worst case sell it.

Nik is slick. There is a reason Google bot them.

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