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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Alaska: 5D2 or 1D4
« on: November 01, 2012, 09:36:44 AM »
Yes. I would recommend a 1D series camera for the harsh arctic environment of Alaska. Plus it's battery will last longer in the cold.

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Reviews / Re: My Mini-Review of the 85mm 1.2L II.
« on: October 31, 2012, 08:55:07 AM »
I dont mean any offense or anything but pretty much every topic that has to do with these lenses you keep posting this review you wrote. I think it was a good review but if i could encourage you to do the other parts i believe it mentions on there that would be awesome. I just keep clicking on it because i assume there is no way you would keep posting this without having finished the review. So i guess in one sense if you want people to go to your blog and check out your one post you are succeeding. Just realize that i count for like ten of the visits to your site. Even now you started a topic for it all in its own! I wont be tricked again! Let us know when you get some new stuff up. the first part was good!

I usually post it for OP of a thread asking a question of relevance to fast primes. If I may have mislead you, I apologize.

In These modern times, it can be difficult to write up three complete reviews, so I broke it up into three intertwined reviews of each lens. I recieved some good tips for my next write up as this on one the 85L was a trial run.

My next review is the 50L because of the requests of a field review of that lens.

Stay tuned to the review section. I will post there with the link.

Edit: I Did some edits to the original post on tumblr. I've added some of the Info gained here about some flaws in the 85L II design and Tweaked my grammar.

I appreciated the Input, and motivates me to do better on my next real-world review.

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Lenses / Re: focusing accuracy/repeatability on 50mm
« on: October 30, 2012, 10:04:37 PM »
I'm not all that thrilled with the focusing accuracy or  of the 50mm f/1.4 USM.
I tend to shoot that lens at about f/2.0 most of time.  Closed just enough to control the creaminess at f/1.4.
And its a tough thing to get it to focus where I like. 

So the question is - does the 50mm f/1.2L do any better with focus?  I'd probably be shooting it wide open, or just a hair closed as well.

Thanks for the input!~

When shooting the 50L at f1.2 on the 5D3, it's pretty sweet. I still take plenty of shots and pick out the best because more than likely its your breathing that will move it out of focus at 1.2.

Just take more photos.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: October 30, 2012, 08:02:52 PM »
You won't see many people actually going and Buying this lens for they're current cameras.  ::)

I see this one as a cheaper plasticy (like 100L) 6d kit, lighter weight, smaller size and latest IS vs 24-105. Many people will prefer it and put the $$$ saved into a 70- tele.

Yeah but the 24-105L is already sharp for around 800$ used. This lens would have to be 599$ for it to fly and knowing canon lately, I seriously doubt that.

My guess. DOA.

I agree, however i also thought the 40mm pancake looked weak on paper however for the size, price point and image quality it delivered in spades!
now mentioning that little bad boy I cant see much value in a 24-70 f4 vs the 40mm pancake other than IS

its certainly a wierd offering considering the 50mm line so desperately needs an update

its gonna have to be cheap, sub $500 to fly IMO

+1 on the 40 prime as an example of what looks 'meh' on paper (at announcement time) being potentially far more value in actual use.  I'm really hoping Canon is speaking to end user benefit somewhere other than the 'horsepower specs' of aperture, length and IS.  Crossing my fingers on small size/weight and cost, but I doubt either will be stellar.

+5 on speaking to the 50 prime.  The 50 F/1.4 remains a staple for me (despite a host of L lenses I own), and it's from 1993!  A bread and butter lens like that should be on a five year refresh cycle.

A budget 40mm pancake at 2.8 isn't so bad. Now the question is would you buy if it was f/4? That's the question.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: October 30, 2012, 05:39:42 PM »
You won't see many people actually going and Buying this lens for they're current cameras.  ::)

I see this one as a cheaper plasticy (like 100L) 6d kit, lighter weight, smaller size and latest IS vs 24-105. Many people will prefer it and put the $$$ saved into a 70- tele.

Yeah but the 24-105L is already sharp for around 800$ used. This lens would have to be 599$ for it to fly and knowing canon lately, I seriously doubt that.

My guess. DOA.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: October 30, 2012, 05:30:42 PM »
Yes, It will be cheaper in production, Just like the 18-55mm kit lens. And just like that 18-55mm kit lens, You won't see many people actually going and Buying this lens for they're current cameras.  ::)

I've been looking for a replacement for my 18-55 and this lens seems somewhat ideal as it fits between the 10-22 and the 70-200 if you have a crop body. I do agree with you otherwise though, I can't see many other reasons for someone to consider this lens other than mine.

Why not the 24-105L? Its already very sharp and has more range.  :o

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: October 30, 2012, 05:23:09 PM »
This lens will be DOA.

No, it will be cheaper on production, just like 6d. And it will make people buy more 70- teles.Plus the 6d af is made for f4+ lenses.

Yes, It will be cheaper in production, Just like the 18-55mm kit lens. And just like that 18-55mm kit lens, You won't see many people actually going and Buying this lens for they're current cameras.  ::)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D for a 1DS mk2 ??
« on: October 30, 2012, 04:13:57 PM »
Hi RLPhoto,

It's a 1Ds, would that sway you anymore?

Cheers

Rhys.

No, because its AF is Way better than the 5Dc's AF. It's tougher, weather-proof, and has more MP. No brainer.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D for a 1DS mk2 ??
« on: October 30, 2012, 03:47:42 PM »
Hi,
I have a 5 D 'classic' that I use as a second body (to a 5D mk2). I have the chance to basically swap the 5D 'classic' for a 1DS mk2.

Should I do it?

Dilemma. 

Anyone got some good pros and cons ?

Thanks for your time

Rhys.

If its a completely even trade and the 1D body isn't too bad. Yes, I would swap it w/o hesitation.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: October 30, 2012, 03:29:12 PM »
Err, I think canon is losing it. Why not just re-vamp the 24-105L Mk.2?

This lens will be DOA.

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Lenses / Re: 24-105L vs 24-70 Tamron VC
« on: October 30, 2012, 02:41:12 PM »
I'll just continue using my primes. Slept on it, and my primes are doing just fine.

If the tamron drops to 1000$, I'll snatch it up.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS [CR1]
« on: October 30, 2012, 02:38:05 PM »
Dude, handheld is a style and TONS of movies, tv shows and docs use it.

... and I hate it (seen Bourne 3?), people thinking shaky cam and 1sec-cuts can replace a script should get shot :-(

+1. Good, Bad and the Ugly has some of the most powerful static shots of any movie. I Have a strong dis-like of the "organic" camera-shake in modern film.  >:(

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I'm curious as photographers, Over the years we own different camera bodies and Like to see the progression.

My progression

1999 - My grandfather gave me my Minolta Maxxum AF 35mm Camera W/ 50mm 1.8 & Yashica MAT-124G

2002 - Sold my Yashica and saved cash for a beat-up used Hassleblad 501CM w/ 85mm Zeiss 2.8.

2005 - Bought a old minolta flatbed scanner & A canon 10D w/50mm 1.8. Lightly ventured into 4x5 viewcamera's for landscapes. (mostly not my equipment)

2008 - Sold my Minolta scanner, Hassleblad, Canon 10D. Purchased a Rebel XSI, bought 5Dc, 10-22mm, 50mm 1.4, and 135L

2010 - Broke XSI CPS trade for 7D. Bought 50L

2012 - Sold 5Dc, Bought 5D3 and 24L II.

*Future* - Sell 7D and 10-22mm, Purchase 5D4

Thats Where I Am Now. Lets hear you story!  ;D

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If the Dust is visible in your photos, Send it to be repaired.

If not, Then don't worry about it.

If you worry about it, Send it in.


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Lenses / Re: 135mm or 50mm...
« on: October 30, 2012, 10:52:32 AM »
Ha yeah thats why i havent found any direct answer to my questions. They are different and i believe i will one day own them both...
good to hear the 135 is that amazing. thats seems to be the way i am leaning as well
I guess my only concern is the difference between my 70-200 justify that being the first purchase?


The 135L is sharper, Cheaper, Lighter, More compact, More discreet that the 70-200. It's arguably the best portrait lens for the Money and is a good tele to carry when you don't feel like packing the hefty 70-200. You lose IS but I've worked around it fine.

You may want to look into this little mini-review I've made about fast primes/

http://ramonlperez.tumblr.com/post/33253428138/fast-prime-shoot-out-pt-1-85mm-1-2l-ii-mini-review

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