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Lenses / Re: Guess what Canon's next wide angle zoom will be
« on: November 01, 2012, 03:26:50 PM »
14-24 2.8L.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Back Up Body
« on: November 01, 2012, 02:48:28 PM »
The canon EOS 1D Mark IV would be the ideal backup camera.

+5

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Lenses / Re: 24-105L vs 24-70 Tamron VC
« on: November 01, 2012, 01:38:48 PM »
I just bought my 24-105L for 750$.

Score.  8)

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: November 01, 2012, 01:37:54 PM »
Thats too bad about this new lens. I just got my 24-105L for 750$.

Score.  8)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $749
« on: November 01, 2012, 01:29:24 PM »
Just bought it. I've been looking for a good deal on one. 8)

Also Ordered my B&W filter for it as well.

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Lenses / Re: EF-M 55mm f/1.3 Coming in 2013? [CR1]
« on: November 01, 2012, 12:15:56 PM »
Now this would be a cool lens.  8)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official DXOMark Sensor Score for the EOS-1D X
« on: November 01, 2012, 11:48:36 AM »
If you had a camera that had the DR of the human eye but only shot one frame every 10 minutes at ISO 100 only and was only manual focus...
I've read in a book of a Russian author (not sure if it was translated to English) that human eye has 5-6 stops of DR. And the reason we can see much bigger range of lightness levels is the ability of our eyes to adapt to the rapidly changing environment.

The book's author was a researcher in photography so this statement might be true. Did anyone hear anything like that?

Yes I have that somewhere.

I always was told our eye has a massive DR but not because of the optics but how our brain can dynamically adjust areas of a scene to make blacks brighter and highlights darker. Kinda like dynamic area ISO.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official DXOMark Sensor Score for the EOS-1D X
« on: November 01, 2012, 11:35:37 AM »
Lets just hope that mikael risedal never finds this thread.  :o

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Canon General / Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« on: November 01, 2012, 10:28:12 AM »
Canon, Why do you do this? Err.....

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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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