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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 Available for Preorder
« on: November 13, 2012, 10:59:05 AM »
I like this sigma. Perfect Price, Great MTF, Looks good, a proper Aperture for a prime, and No IS.

I will buy this lens when the reviews are finally out. Is this lens weather-sealed by any chance?

You'll buy it?  But...but...it's not a 135mm f/1.8L IS...   ???

I have a large hedge fund for the 135mm 1.8L IS Because thats what it will take.  ;D

So this sigma will be a completely seperate issue.

1967
Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 Available for Preorder
« on: November 13, 2012, 10:31:07 AM »
I like this sigma. Perfect Price, Great MTF, Looks good, a proper Aperture for a prime, and No IS.

I will buy this lens when the reviews are finally out. Is this lens weather-sealed by any chance?

1968
EOS Bodies / Re: A Brief 2013 Canon Roadmap [CR1]
« on: November 13, 2012, 10:28:43 AM »
Please don't let this descend into yet another Canon sensor vs Nikon sensor debate. They've become boring and pointless.

How about the future of APS-H? Oh...wait... that's boring and pointless as well.

Will there be a 7DII? Super boring and super pointless.

In fact, I'm having a hard time coming up with a topic that hasn't been flogged to death on this forum.

I know. Even the lens caps have been beaten into dust in these forums.

1969
Lenses / Re: Advice needed aps-c long prime
« on: November 13, 2012, 10:26:35 AM »
Hi,

I am a rebel user and love indoor soft light style portraits, using window light etc.

I use a 50mm 1.4 + Samyang 85mm 1.4 MF. Both are superb.

I wanted to purchase something longer with AF (using the samyang MF requires a tripod) than can be used for candid head shoulder shots, both indoors and out no flash.

I was looking at:

canon 85mm 1.8
canon 100 2
Canon 100mm macro L IS 2.8
Canon 135mm f/2

Obviously the price range of the first 2 options is opx 1/3 then the second two.

Any of our seasoned users can give me some input ?

thanks

100mm F/2 if your strapped for cash, But preferably the 135L if you can.

The 135L is just a magic black tube with AF. On crop bodies, You'll have to deal with a minimum shutter speed of 1/200th or faster. This can be a problem because you can't bump the ISO too high on Canon Crop bodies before it look gahh. On the same token, the extra lens sharpness will allow you to be more aggressive with the NR w/o losing too much detail.

The 135L was my first L grade lens. I will never depart from it, unless a 135mm F/1.8L IS USM is released. Then, I'd part with it.  ;D


1970
EOS Bodies / Re: A Brief 2013 Canon Roadmap [CR1]
« on: November 13, 2012, 10:18:36 AM »
New Fast Primes Canon!


35L II

50mm 1.4 II

135 F/1.8L IS USM <----- I Really wants one.


1971
Lenses / Re: Hold out for EF 35/2 IS or jump in with classic 35 1.4L
« on: November 12, 2012, 04:48:21 PM »
After seeing those photos, This Sigma will be my 35mm of choice.

1972
Lenses / Re: Revenge of the Primes
« on: November 12, 2012, 02:32:25 PM »
24L - 50L - 135L were my choice. Very expensive and took time to get but well worth it.

Or

28mm 1.8 - 50mm 1.4 - 100mm f/2. Much more reasonable setup.

That's what I've got: 28mm 1.8 - 50mm 1.8 - 100mm f/2. All nice lenses, the 100 is great for sports. Although I have to say I never use the 28 anymore since I got the 17-40 a few months ago.

Usually I switch between the 17-40 and the 50. Since I've got the cheapy 1.8 this new rumored 50 sounds very interesting to me!

But to answer your question: if you do a lot of landscape/wide-angle then I wouldn't go for primes. The comfort of being able to zoom beats shallower DOF. ;)

I do hope your not excluding the 17mm & 24mm T&S.

1973
EOS Bodies / Re: Has Canon entered the Graveyard Spiral?
« on: November 12, 2012, 02:27:24 PM »
If you don't like canon, Well Shoot Nikon.

If you Don't like Nikon, Well shoot pentax.

If you don't like pentax, Well Shoot sony.

If you don't like Sony, Err... Shoot Canon?

1974
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Pricing
« on: November 12, 2012, 01:09:48 PM »
One UK online retailer has come out early with a price on the Sigma 35mm, of £599. For comparison, that is slightly less than the Sigma 85mm f/1.4.

http://www.microglobe.co.uk/sigma-35mm-f14-dg-hsm-lens-for-canon-p-9455.html


I like the Price. If its any good, I will Buy one ASAP. I tend not to buy first gen products immediately.

1975
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Convince me to shoot in RAW
« on: November 12, 2012, 01:07:02 PM »
I suppose the guy at Sports Illustrated shooting JPG because the photos need to go to website live is shooting junk.  You shoot in RAW for one set of circumstances and shoot in JPG for another and neither has to do with quality/junk photography.  That is a gross misinterpretation of their uses.  I've had to shoot JPG at sports before and of course I've shot RAW at sports before.  To say one is better than the other in all situations is assanine. 

Personally I shoot RAW because I like to have it.  Yes I've shot sports before and racked up 500 RAW files.  I simply picked the best 50-70 and deleted the rest.  It wasn't that hard.  And no I don't use RAW as a crutch, I use it because I can and it's available to me.  It's called technology.

To My knowledge, Sport illustrated Photogs shoot RAW because they will crop the crap out of the pictures later.

1976
Lenses / Re: Revenge of the Primes
« on: November 12, 2012, 08:17:47 AM »
24L - 50L - 135L were my choice. Very expensive and took time to get but well worth it.

Or

28mm 1.8 - 50mm 1.4 - 100mm f/2. Much more reasonable setup.

1977
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Convince me to shoot in RAW
« on: November 09, 2012, 10:00:57 PM »
more.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Convince me to shoot in RAW
« on: November 09, 2012, 09:59:48 PM »
This is a Minolta Dimage 7. This camera was released in 2001 with a 5MP sensor. It has RAW shooting capabilitys.

With modern programs like LR4, I was able to squeeze my Maximum IQ out of this camera that JPEG could never do. If you shoot RAW, Your files will only get better with time with better software.

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Lenses / Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« on: November 09, 2012, 01:45:37 PM »
Canon, if you are listening there are lots of catch up ....
were not are. Now Canon stroke back with the mighty caps  ;D
What a might stroke that was too ;D

Who knows? Maybe canon will deliver a death blow with NEW REAR LENS CAPS!  :o

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / What do you Love about the 5D3? POLL!
« on: November 09, 2012, 01:39:16 PM »
The 5D3 seems like an under-whelming camera to some CR users. Instead, lets flip the conversation on its head.

What do you like most about your MK3 or about the MK3? My Fav's are the AF and In-camera RAW processing.

2 Votes per person.

Poll Above!  ;D

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