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I just picked up a unit and I quite like it. Cheap, does SCS, Works on Thrid party cams with 3 groups, and works normally with my canon stuff. I haven't tested its consistancy yet but the third party option alone means it will remain part of my kit until something better comes along.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Another Nikon full-frame
« on: August 09, 2014, 10:29:05 PM »
If you throw enough ideas on the wall, something has to stick eventually.  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 09, 2014, 08:59:52 PM »
I kinda lost my burning for an UW with the 16-35 f/4L. It's just so darn good for the price.

That good? Worth upgrading from 1740?

The 16-35/f4L makes the 17-40 look like the kind of lens you get with those camera plus lens plus film things. Yes, the 17-40 really is that bad and if you didn't realise it, get the 16-35 (or just for a day) and you'll soon see why.

Really?  The 16-35 is certainly the better lens, but you might be  exaggerating just a tad.


lol no he's not.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=100&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=949&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0

or

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=100&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=1&API=0&LensComp=949&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=1&APIComp=0

or

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=100&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=2&API=0&LensComp=949&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=2&APIComp=0

What landscapes do you see that are shot at f/4.0?  The f/8.0 review is much more applicable, and an f/11.0 or f/16.0 would be even better comparison of the two.
All lenses after f/11 are killed by diffraction, it's not really a factor at all but below that range, the 16-35mm f4 is better at every aperture.

Realistically, the 16-35mm is also more consistent with the copys produced and the worst 16-35mm is probably better than the best 17-40L.

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Reviews / Re: NIKON Releasing a Medium format DSLR 50MP
« on: August 09, 2014, 08:55:48 PM »
Exactly what pentax is doing and is a big shift for MFD. Inversely, I sold the majority of my 35mm kit and I'm loving MFD. I would probably drop my 5d3 to an aps-c camera if I was in a pinch but I wouldn't let my Blad go so easily.

The problem Pentax seems to have is that it really doesn't have the resources that Canon or Nikon would in terms of either offering improved features or building a modern lens line-up.

The 645z has more AF points that most MF cameras for example but there all clustered around the centre because its reusing an ASPC AF system, really not much better than your typical central AF point on other MF cameras. As you've said before it lacks LS lenses as well.

With the lens selection on offer today the 645z to me clearly seems to be aimed at the landscape/macro photographer. The problem I'd say is that whilst the body is much cheaper than alternative MF the lenses are not and these markets are very price dependant, there aren't many amateur or pro landscape shooters who can afford to spend $15,000+ on their setup.
That's the thing here, Pentax or anyone who can get the 50mp Sony sensor in a affordable body with LS lenses will shift MFD back into reach of the average professional. I certainly would have bought a 645z and a pair of LS lenses assuming that pentax can also manage to make the lenses affordable too. (Which shouldn't be too hard since you can find there older LS lenses really cheap w/ 1/500th syncs.)

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Site Information / Re: Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« on: August 09, 2014, 09:29:28 AM »
I like the big thumbnails. Saves a lot of time and is less jarring to the thread reading experience.

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Reviews / Re: NIKON Releasing a Medium format DSLR 50MP
« on: August 08, 2014, 04:29:39 PM »
http://www.canonrumors.com/2014/08/canon-doing-market-research-on-medium-format/

Of course, Canon isn't Hasselblad or Phase One, so like Leica, Canon's market research can't possibly be accurate.  ::)
Wow neuro this makes you look even dumber. It's a rumor at best, canon hasn't said anything, and why would they enter a market where Leica said there is no sales beyond 6000 units? Oh that's right because they know Leica is full of it and will research it anyway.

Canon didn't take Leicas word for it, because they aren't as dumb as you to keep quoting them. They also aren't saying pretentiously about a number because phase1 and Hasselblad aren't just going to give them exact sales figures.

I'm guessing its probably less "mistrusting Leica" and more looking into what kind of market could be created with a system that potentially offers improved functionality and/or a lower price than existing MF.

At present you sacrifice quite a lot of functionality going MF relative to Canon and Nikons best 35mm DSLR's, I remember talking to my second cousin who shoots a lot of pro travel photography and he ultimately sold his Hassleblad system and went with a 1DX for that reason.
Exactly what pentax is doing and is a big shift for MFD. Inversely, I sold the majority of my 35mm kit and I'm loving MFD. I would probably drop my 5d3 to an aps-c camera if I was in a pinch but I wouldn't let my Blad go so easily.

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Reviews / Re: Tony Northrup - D810 vs. 5D Mk3
« on: August 08, 2014, 03:19:11 PM »
I don't blame him for switching and after all he isn't quite switching over yet. I just made a switch too and well, it is what it is.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 08, 2014, 11:02:41 AM »
I kinda lost my burning for an UW with the 16-35 f/4L. It's just so darn good for the price.

That good? Worth upgrading from 1740?
I have a video on my youtube comparing them side by side. You'll be surprised the difference.

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Lenses / Re: Lens setup for wedding photography
« on: August 08, 2014, 02:40:07 AM »
10-22
50mm
70-200mm
Speedlite for af assist and use little flash.

Enjoy the wedding and don't jump in front of the paid photographer.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 08, 2014, 02:36:53 AM »
I kinda lost my burning for an UW with the 16-35 f/4L. It's just so darn good for the price.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Doing Market Research on Medium Format?
« on: August 06, 2014, 10:43:49 PM »
Make it sub-10K and give it some LS lenses. It will sell like hotcakes.
Repeating the same thing over and over again won't make it come true.

Well, it worked so well for him with the 135mm f/1.8L IS, I guess he figures it'll work even better for an entirely new line of expensive bodies and lenses.  It seems he also thinks calling everyone else stupid makes him smart, instead of just making him look like a petulant child.   ::)
I find it funny that both a sub 10k Brand new MF body and a 135mm f/1.8 IS already exist. Now since those are facts, you both look really ludicrous to think I'm the one who looks dumb here. XD

Exists...or selling like hotcakes? Let's see some sales figures please.
Well they made a successful run with the 645D to make a successor with the 645z. Obviously it must be selling and in a year, well have the figures on the 645z, which would sell like hotcakes if they had some LS lenses.

check in then.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Doing Market Research on Medium Format?
« on: August 06, 2014, 06:37:22 PM »
I find it funny that both a sub 10k Brand new MF body and a 135mm f/1.8 IS already exist. Now since those are facts, you both look really ludicrous to think I'm the one who looks dumb here. XD

Don't be so manifestly obtuse.  We all know you are talking about Canon products.
Canon would be nice but those sigma Art lenses wouldn't be a bad choice either.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Doing Market Research on Medium Format?
« on: August 06, 2014, 05:57:51 PM »
Make it sub-10K and give it some LS lenses. It will sell like hotcakes.
Repeating the same thing over and over again won't make it come true.

Well, it worked so well for him with the 135mm f/1.8L IS, I guess he figures it'll work even better for an entirely new line of expensive bodies and lenses.  It seems he also thinks calling everyone else stupid makes him smart, instead of just making him look like a petulant child.   ::)
I find it funny that both a sub 10k Brand new MF body and a 135mm f/1.8 IS already exist. Now since those are facts, you both look really ludicrous to think I'm the one who looks dumb here. XD

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Canon General / Re: What do you Splurge on?
« on: August 06, 2014, 04:58:55 PM »
I bought all my einsteins and all my modifiers at once from PCB. It was beautiful, all the stuff came on two pallets. XD

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Doing Market Research on Medium Format?
« on: August 06, 2014, 04:51:45 PM »
Make it sub-10K and give it some LS lenses. It will sell like hotcakes.

Repeating the same thing over and over again won't make it come true.

I think we can all see what is next.  This return to medium format is sure, in turn, to ignite the race back into Large Format. 

No one can deny the public has been itching to drape a new synthetic version (kevlar?) of the traditional light blanket over their heads, hunch over the tripod, clutching the updated carbon fiber handle of a state of the art  flash powder trough. 

Party like it's 1899.  This could obviously become huge with the steampunk crowd too. 

Given that the phrase dates to the 19th century according to the word detective, perhaps it would be appropriate if you suggested that your Large Format creations would "sell like hotcakes." I think there might actually be a bigger market for your idea than for medium format.
Repeating it won't will make you look really stupid when it does.

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