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1996
Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon 85mm f/1.8
« on: November 17, 2012, 05:44:11 PM »
I love this lens.  It's small, fast, focuses much faster than the 1.2 and it is a great value.  What's not to love?

I prefer the 100mm F/2.

I am thinking about both.... why the 100/2 over the 85/1.8 ?

Does anyone have comparison shots?

More Compression, smaller noses.

1997
Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon 85mm f/1.8
« on: November 17, 2012, 09:00:49 AM »
It's a little different for each photo, but in general (in Lightroom) for the photo of the little girl:



Don't be afraid to be extra generous with your sliders, especially in tone curve. Faded color does wonders for portraits, just don't go overboard.

Also, while being generous in tone curve, be frugal with split toning. A little bit goes a long way.


JPGs?

1998
EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's APS-C sensor versus the competition
« on: November 16, 2012, 05:04:41 PM »
Canon APS-C sensor vs The Competiton.

The Competition Wins. :|

1999
Landscape / Re: Help Me Get Better - Crashing Waves
« on: November 16, 2012, 04:40:44 PM »
These are under-exposed and seem handheld.

For great landscape shots, good compositions, small apertures, and long exposures are basic fundamentals. A solid tripod is strongly recommended.

2000
I think you would miss your 24L... When I went on my cruise, it seemed like everything on the ship was BIG, and my WA got a lot of use... Same with Cancun - if you take any day trips and visit the ruins or tidal fish ponds - you will want the WA... The skies and the clouds are vibrant - bring a CPL...

I will definitely bring my CPL's.

My A1000 IS sucks. It doesn't even have manual controls or Raw shooting. Maybe a used s95 or s100 or G12 to use with my 580EX II?

Ditto on the 24L.  I would strongly suggest you go light.  Just the SLR, 24L + 24-105 and maybe flash.  Also, the 16-35L is my favorite lens.  If I could only have two lenses, the 16-35 would probably be one of them. You still have to take the other stuff, CPL, maybe amber gel for flash, cleaning stuff, batteries, media, chargers, etc.  My point is that the SLR creates a whole giant world of extra stuff to carry.  I think you would likely be happy with just a G12.  Or G12 during the day and maybe the 5D3+24L at night.  It's a lot to carry around.  I hope you have a Black Rapid strap or something to keep it out of your way.

Remember, the more you take, the more is left in your cabin, could be stolen, etc.

Also, if you plan to go swimming, do beach trips, sit by the pool, etc consider a rugged waterproof camera like the Canon D20 or a GoPro.  Lots of fun, zero worry.   Decent pictures, esp underwater.  Try to get away from the camera a little, it is a vacation after all.  Have a great time!!

I will only be using the 5D3+24-105L when I'm out on the beach w/ friends. The other stuff will be locked in my room safe or my Airport security.

At night, The primes will be used.

I ordered a s95 to be my new Point and shoot. I'll probably be using it alot! especially in the clubs.  8)

2001
I will be taking this. I'll be at the beach with sand, water, grit and don't want un-sealed lenses.

5D3

24-105L
24L
50L
580 EX II

I will post photos later when I arrive back. Thanks for the input!

2002
Lenses / Re: Need filter suggestions - Ordered Canon 100mm f2.8 L macro
« on: November 16, 2012, 02:25:39 PM »
B&W Kaesemann Circular Polarizer's
Just as an FWIW, I've been told that the MRC Kaesemann circular polarizers are optically identical to the standard MRC circular polarizers.  The difference is the construction.  The Kaesemann filters are simply sealed around the edge to protect the polarizing foil against humidity and other environmental conditions.

So, if you live in and never leave the desert, a standard MRC polarizer might be money better spent.

At least, that's what I've been told.

Product Highlights - From B&H photo
Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
Reduces Haze and Blue Cast in Landscapes
Greater Color and Tonal Saturation
High Efficiency Kaesemann Foils <------------------------------Exclusive
MRC Multi-Resistant Coating
Rugged Brass Filter Ring
High Quality Schott Glass

"Kaesemann-type filters feature greater optical efficiency than regular polarizing foils and are more neutral in color. The polarizing foils are cemented between plano-parallel optical glass layers, which are then precision-polished to achieve the most accurate plano-parallel surface. This edge sealing protects the filter layers from humidity and are ideal for use with high-speed telephoto and apochromatic lenses."

I've noticed that they don't cool my image as much as the standard B&W polarizers. Its more neutral.

2003
Landscape / Re: Golden Beeches in Autumn Sun
« on: November 16, 2012, 02:13:34 PM »
Magnificent light! It's very hard to come by and when you do, Its hard not to get a great photo.

2004
Lenses / Re: Picking the Best 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens by WOMP
« on: November 16, 2012, 02:10:12 PM »
I love how they smashed those lenses. Very entertaining to watch.  ;D

2005
Lenses / Re: Need filter suggestions - Ordered Canon 100mm f2.8 L macro
« on: November 16, 2012, 02:07:11 PM »
I ordered a 100mm 2.8 L lens and should be picking up from the store tomorrow. I am planning to use this lens for Macro and Portraits. I use Hood on my other lenses at all times which I plan to do with the new lens as well.

Please suggest what filters I need for Macro and portrait. I do have a Marumi CP (77mm) that I use on my other 2 lens (77mm and 67 mm with a step down/up ring).

Thanks in advance.

B&W MRC UV filters

B&W Kaesemann Circular Polarizer's

The best filters for the best lenses. I trust the germans engineering every little detail of these filters.

2006
EOS Bodies / Re: February & March are Announcement Months for Canon [CR2]
« on: November 16, 2012, 11:47:42 AM »
After their serious loss of market shares to Nikon in 2012, I expect Canon to return with a vengeance next year for their camera releases. If they still do not fix their sensor problems by 2013, they can kiss their no. 1 market share status goodbye forever.

Canon could hold off nikon if they release a stunning lens line-up too irresistible making Nikon's sensors irrelevant. Afterall, Canon has always bragged about their superior lens line-up.

14-24L
35L II
50L II
85L III
135mm F/1.8L IS USM
100-400L II

If these lenses are released next year, I'll be very comfortable with canon.

I'd love to have some of these lenses too... but at what prices?

14-24L                                      $2699
35L II                                        $1600
50L II                                        $2400
85L III                                      $3150
135mm F/1.8L IS                     $2799
100-400L II                              $ 3200

 :P

I would buy the 135L 1.8L IS USM the moment it hits the shelves.

2007
EOS Bodies / Re: February & March are Announcement Months for Canon [CR2]
« on: November 16, 2012, 11:27:36 AM »
A pro aimed EOS M would be nice.

A 7D2 is way overdue.

And the BIG MP camera will be here soon.

Let's see some innovation canon.

Any bets if it's gonna be same Sensor tech repackaged... or something new?

One thing is for sure. If its new, Its going to be very expensive.

2008
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Canon are you listening...?? NIKON D600
« on: November 16, 2012, 11:16:40 AM »
The resurrection has arrived to CR forums.  :P

It is often interesting to read former predictions after the release of the actual product - the 6d will be no different, I'm esp. looking forward to the "real life" dpreview af comparison between the d600 and 6d, Canon might have found a nice for the 6d after all beyond the obvious gps-tourism.

The 6D will be a repackaged 5D2. If its anymore than this, My expectations are exceeded.

My only gripe is the lack of a multi-selector.

2009
Canon General / Re: Help | Going to buy the Canon 550D/T2i
« on: November 16, 2012, 11:08:16 AM »
Is it possible to sway your decision for a 5Dc + 50mm 1.8/1.4 instead?

2010
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Canon are you listening...?? NIKON D600
« on: November 16, 2012, 11:02:58 AM »
DEAD THREAD.

No, it isn't, you and me just posted :-) ... and it seemed the appropriate thread for this piece of information. Will surely get attention because you cannot unsubscribe to threads in this forum :->

The resurrection has arrived to CR forums.  :P

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