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Lenses / Re: Future of STM and USM
« on: March 19, 2013, 09:56:47 PM »
Ultrasonic stepper motor? O_o or USTM.

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Canon General / Re: Gear upgrade: 2 primes vs new body + 1 prime??
« on: March 19, 2013, 09:54:37 PM »
Where is your fast 50mm? I couldn't think of doing a wedding without one.

As for the 14mm, its a dramatic angle but a 16-35II would be more useful combined with the 85L. In your situation, I'd dump the 5D2 for a MK3 plus a fast prime. Once you get sub-f/2.8 the 5D2 AF is horrid for focusing.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T5i Leaks
« on: March 19, 2013, 09:46:35 PM »
So, T5i goes head to head against Nikon D5200 while EOS-b competes against the D3200. Not bad.

and they both get punched in the face... Hard... and fall over bleeding


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Lenses / Re: 35L or 50L?
« on: March 19, 2013, 05:58:39 PM »
Thanks for all your inputs, it's all exactly the sort of thing I wanted.

Couple of points raised in some of your comments; I'm aware that the 16-35 @35mm pales in comparison to a dedicated 35 prime. I'm also aware that the 50L is only superior to it's smaller siblings between 1.2 and about 2.8, beyond that, the other two are arguably better.

It appears that the general consensus seems to be not to get the 35L; my options seem to boil down to get either the 50L or the Sigma 35 and the 50 1.4...

Again thank you all for your feedback, it's really great. Keep posting and I'll keep reading, though we shall just have to wait and see what I end up deciding to get. Who knows? Not me! Not yet.

Honestly, I'd get the Sigma 35mm 1.4 + Canon  50mm 1.4.

The 50L is really only for 50mm nuts who just like that focal length. Its heavy, It's expensive, It's IQ band is limited but I wouldn't trade for anything on the market currently.

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There is no replacement for displacement.

I used to shoot MF film all the time in my Yashica's. It was far superior than 35mm and still hasn't changed.

Sync speeds, Larger pixels, tilt-shift bellows, Super-sharp MF lenses, and the ability to just change the back instead of always buying a new camera. Serious studio photography or location shoots will always be ruled by a larger format. It's the whole purpose of shooting MF.

I'd go for a MF system and still keep your 35mm system for smaller jobs. Investing in another 35mm system will only limit you later on, while a MF system could take you place's impossible or extremely difficult with a 35mm system.

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Most Desired Vapor-Items.

1. 135mm F/1.8L IS USM
2. 14-24L F/2.8
3. New 50mm Designs.

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Lenses / Re: 35L or 50L?
« on: March 19, 2013, 04:56:48 PM »
The 50L is the sharpest 50mm canon makes in the center from F1.2-2.8. If this fits your usage, I'd get one.

LOL I loved my 50L very much, and it was a lot of things, but not extraordinarily sharp.  And for the record the 50mm f/1.4 is sharper than the 1.2 in the center and MUCH sharper on the edges.  The edges on the 50L are HORRIBLE, they barely even register on the chart.  I've heard some say that they were going for that kind of soft edge effect for portraits, but either way when I got my Zeiss 50 f/2 I realized just how bad the Canon was on the edges.  When I jumped from the 50mm f/1.4 to 50mm f/1.2 I didn't notice any change in sharpness, the most noticeable differences are in the bokeh, color rendition, AF speed, and build quality.

Here is the 50mm f/1.4 compared to the 1.2:

It depends how good, bad, or ugly the copy you received was. Mine is superior to any of my previous 50mm I've owned and TDP shows how terrible the 1.4 is with CA and Veiling haze. It mirrors my experience in the center where it matters most to me.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=403&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=1&LensComp=115&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0

Now most here don't care for Mr. rockwell but his experiences mirror mine with the 50L in usage. It even demonstrates the zeiss vs 50L in veiling haze.

http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/lenses/50mm-f12-continued.htm

Nailing focus is key @ f/1.2 and when it does, I'd never go back to another 50mm lens.

http://ramonlperez.tumblr.com/post/34906285033/fast-prime-shoot-out-pt-2-50mm-1-2l-review

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T5i Leaks
« on: March 19, 2013, 04:19:45 PM »
Wow, the new 18-55mm kit lens doesn't have that ludicrous trapezoid shape the old on did. It actually looks more pro.  ::)

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Lenses / Re: Do I need the EF 85mm f/1.8 USM?
« on: March 19, 2013, 04:16:38 PM »
I'd ask why there is no 50mm, but that's just me.

Personally, I'd buy the 100mm F/2 over the 85mm. A small prime like these can be a compact tele when you don't want to lug the 70-200.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: First flash unit advice?
« on: March 19, 2013, 02:44:35 PM »
In the long run, flash will become your friend. Getting a higher end flash now could save alot of headaches later if you decide to expand on it. I would recommend a 430EXII to start and jump to a 600RT system later on.

I once ignorantly believed it would be possible to shoot everything natural light. How naive... I should have bought the 580II straight off the bat but got the 430II. That taught me alot about basic on-camera flash technique but I was always short on power. Maybe coming from a studio strobe, you might want to just jump straight into a 600RT for output and RT later on.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 100D Detailed Specs Appear
« on: March 19, 2013, 02:29:18 PM »


Could you demonstrate where the DR of a canon camera has limited you in real world shooting?

Any shooting situations where blown highlights and clipped shadows appear, Nikon and Sony handle better at brining that back in line.

Definition of DEMONSTRATE

transitive verb
1
: to show clearly <demonstrate a willingness to cooperate>
2
a : to prove or make clear by reasoning or evidence
b : to illustrate and explain especially with many examples <demonstrate a procedure> Let's use this one.


Please show us some photos where the DR of a canon camera limited your creativity in real world shooting.

Photos indoors beside windows or under shade with a single shot. Nothing will limit creativity but using the better tool for the job will always be the choice. Canon falls behind in dynamic range.

Big talk and no photos = Worthless opinion.

Its fun to see you so worked up when theres plenty of evidence of DR superiority and IQ of Nikon Sony. Sorry I dont spend all day on my computer. Im on my phone.

Nah, Just trolling the troll. DR is irrelevant if you don't take pictures.  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 100D Detailed Specs Appear
« on: March 19, 2013, 02:22:51 PM »


Could you demonstrate where the DR of a canon camera has limited you in real world shooting?

Any shooting situations where blown highlights and clipped shadows appear, Nikon and Sony handle better at brining that back in line.

Definition of DEMONSTRATE

transitive verb
1
: to show clearly <demonstrate a willingness to cooperate>
2
a : to prove or make clear by reasoning or evidence
b : to illustrate and explain especially with many examples <demonstrate a procedure> Let's use this one.


Please show us some photos where the DR of a canon camera limited your creativity in real world shooting.

Photos indoors beside windows or under shade with a single shot. Nothing will limit creativity but using the better tool for the job will always be the choice. Canon falls behind in dynamic range.

Big talk and no photos = Worthless opinion.

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Lenses / Re: Why some lens says "macro"?
« on: March 19, 2013, 02:03:08 PM »
Its a marketing term, I consider a lens macro when its reproduction ratio is at least 1/2:1.

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