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Lenses / Re: Something with 50mm L lens that make it different
« on: July 20, 2014, 11:41:39 PM »


Awww that's cute PBD because I remember almost everyone shutting you down on the 135L vs 100L. Both Factually and Artistically on how the 135L is the superior portrait lens.

Its not trolling if its true.  :o

And it is true that you couldn't tell which was which from the same shoot.
And it's True you've never actually shot both lenses XD XD XD!!!

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Lenses / Re: Something with 50mm L lens that make it different
« on: July 20, 2014, 11:37:53 PM »
Some can see the Unqiue look in lenses, others can't. (Lomo Petzval Lens is a good example.) I like the 50L's unique look to the other canon 50mm's and It matters more to the photographer than client. Most clients can't tell the difference between a 550D and 1Dx in print but it's the photographers job know the difference for them.

So far none of you photographers has managed to pick out that "unique look", which illustrates my point perfectly and the extent of your credibility.

I can understand the 50% more light than a 1.4, I can understand the "I only use 'the best'" mentality, I can understand the satisfaction of arriving and working with top of the range gear and I can understand people aspiring to own that gear and enjoying using it for what it is. I cannot understand this constant "unique look" bull that nobody can actually identify, sure people give esoteric descriptions of subtleties mere mortals just can't see, bless us and our poor blind deluded selves, but I hate the fact that when challenged by somebody with a bit of experience and confidence every single one of you aficionados baulks, then fails to identify images shot with that "unique look".
If I'm shooting both the 1.4 and 1.2, I will know what images were with the 1.2. I will see the difference and that translates to a look I want.

However, I don't expect someone like yourself who hasn't shown any images of artistic merit of your own to understand this viewpoint. Perhaps you can attempt to map that on a test chart somewhere to add some credibility to your portfolio. :)

Of course you could.... No wait, if we go back to the last time we did this you couldn't tell the difference between the 135 f2 and the 100 f2.8 when used for the same shoot, so why should we believe you now?

As for the rest of your comment, it is a cheap shot at trolling, not gonna play.

Awww that's cute PBD because I remember almost everyone shutting you down on the 135L vs 100L. Both Factually and Artistically on how the 135L is the superior portrait lens.

But that's none of my business.

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Lenses / Re: Something with 50mm L lens that make it different
« on: July 20, 2014, 10:36:55 PM »
Some can see the Unqiue look in lenses, others can't. (Lomo Petzval Lens is a good example.) I like the 50L's unique look to the other canon 50mm's and It matters more to the photographer than client. Most clients can't tell the difference between a 550D and 1Dx in print but it's the photographers job know the difference for them.

So far none of you photographers has managed to pick out that "unique look", which illustrates my point perfectly and the extent of your credibility.

I can understand the 50% more light than a 1.4, I can understand the "I only use 'the best'" mentality, I can understand the satisfaction of arriving and working with top of the range gear and I can understand people aspiring to own that gear and enjoying using it for what it is. I cannot understand this constant "unique look" bull that nobody can actually identify, sure people give esoteric descriptions of subtleties mere mortals just can't see, bless us and our poor blind deluded selves, but I hate the fact that when challenged by somebody with a bit of experience and confidence every single one of you aficionados baulks, then fails to identify images shot with that "unique look".
If I'm shooting both the 1.4 and 1.2, I will know what images were with the 1.2. I will see the difference and that translates to a look I want.

However, I don't expect someone like yourself who hasn't shown any images of artistic merit of your own to understand this viewpoint. Perhaps you can attempt to map that on a test chart somewhere to add some credibility to your portfolio. :)

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Lenses / Re: Something with 50mm L lens that make it different
« on: July 20, 2014, 08:56:32 PM »
Some can see the Unqiue look in lenses, others can't. (Lomo Petzval Lens is a good example.) I like the 50L's unique look to the other canon 50mm's and It matters more to the photographer than client. Most clients can't tell the difference between a 550D and 1Dx in print but it's the photographers job know the difference for them.

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If it is 4K, They will make loads of money but If its not, They have much more to lose.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Adopting a MF system.
« on: July 18, 2014, 05:40:09 PM »
My only experience was a H1 body w/ P25+ at a camera store and I used to have 501CM hasselblad. Otherwise, I haven't actually shot with a H bodied Hasselblad.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Adopting a MF system.
« on: July 18, 2014, 05:20:44 PM »
I have been saving my monies for along time to adopt a MF system to replace one of my 5D3's for dedicated Staged Photo usage. I have a budget of 8K to start a system and this is what I liked so far.

What I'd Like out of the system

1. Sync Speed
2. Prolonged Shelf life. (How long can I use it before no Backs work for it or other pitfalls.)
3. Repair & Upkeep Costs
4. Len's Selection vs Pricing
5. ??? Anything else I should consider?

Hasselblad H2D + 39mp Kodak Back + HV90x Viewfinder + 80mm HC F/2.8 - More or less around 8K.

Or should I consider Phase One? They're alittle more pricey though...

Alot of options but I'd like to know what system I should choose.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Anyone own both Canon and Nikon
« on: July 17, 2014, 08:59:15 AM »
Before the 5D3, I was strongly Considering selling all my canon kit at the time to jump for the d700 for the AF and nikons superb flash system. Then that all changed when with the 5D3 + 600RT combo.

I tried the d800 for a weekend and it felt like nikon lost what made the d700 so good. It felt clunkier, less comfortable in the hand, the left AF focusing issue did consistently show it's face, and to top it all off, the AF was slower with primes than my canon.

The files had some more detail and the shadows recovered nicely but who cares? It hurt my hand, and frustrated me when I had to return to using pocketwizards for flash. The d700 was a general purpose camera that could do most anything well and the d800 is a special purpose camera that does one thing exceptionally at the cost of everything else. Maybe they fixed the issues with later models but it doesn't change the bad ergos and the now inferior flash system.

Perhaps not buying a d700 was the best decision I could have made because I'd be stuck with nikon at this time.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Sub $1000 27" monitor for photo editing
« on: July 16, 2014, 11:43:57 PM »
The dell U3011. I have a pair of them @ 850$ on a Newegg sale 6 months ago. You should see them drop again by the end of this year but a fantastically accurate monitor and calibrates like a champ.

$850 for a pair? Wow! Time to look at newegg!

:P whoops. I meant I have a pair of them and paid @ 850$ each.

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Canon General / Re: New Speedlite Coming? [CR2]
« on: July 16, 2014, 12:40:43 PM »
Sweetness. 440RT would be a nice addition to rid us of the ancient IR triggering tech.

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Lenses / Re: Year of the lens....a joke....?
« on: July 16, 2014, 12:26:07 PM »
The 16-35L IS and the 10-18mm IS alone make this year great for Canon users. If they add the 100-400LII, it would be the year of the lens.

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Lenses / Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« on: July 16, 2014, 12:23:38 PM »
Canon EF 135mm f/1.8L IS

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 135mm f/2L
« on: July 16, 2014, 07:33:16 AM »
I've been raving for the 135L for awhile now but it seems to get washed out by the "eermegerd 85mm 1.2!" Consistently... :/

It's a near perfect lens and it deserves a makeover with a bump in aperture and IS. That will make it a lens that I'd have absolutely no reason to own a 70-200II. Dedicated portrait photographers would flock to that prime instead of spending the weight and monies on the 70-200II.
I just love the 135L. It's the reason I like primes over zooms. Light, small, fast and affordable.

Since I don't do photography for living, I can live without 135L. The 70-200 f2.8 IS II is a MUST have lens for my shooting.
It won't replace the 70-200LII but it'd give a nice alternative to shooters who don't need the size and weight and need some extra speed.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 135mm f/2L
« on: July 15, 2014, 07:51:02 PM »
I've been raving for the 135L for awhile now but it seems to get washed out by the "eermegerd 85mm 1.2!" Consistently... :/

It's a near perfect lens and it deserves a makeover with a bump in aperture and IS. That will make it a lens that I'd have absolutely no reason to own a 70-200II. Dedicated portrait photographers would flock to that prime instead of spending the weight and monies on the 70-200II.

I just love the 135L. It's the reason I like primes over zooms. Light, small, fast and affordable.

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Lenses / Re: RLPhotos first impressions of the 16-35mm f/4L - Video
« on: July 15, 2014, 12:29:54 PM »
RL, do you have a favorite set of ND filters you typically like to carry?  Everything takes up space and weight so I figure you have 2 or 3 that you use that work best and offer the most versatility.  I've put off buying these because I figured I would eventually just purchase a variable ND filter from probably Singh-Ray with some filter adapters.  But of course that's expensive so I keep putting it off.  Thoughts?

http://www.singh-ray.com/shop/vari-nd-variable-neutral-density-filter/

For my NDs, it's all LEE filters. My polarizers are all B+W screw on and combining both together get me what I need.

I have
1. 2 stop pro glass LEE ND.
2. 10 Stop glass Big Stopper LEE ND.
3. 2 stop resin hard and soft edged LEE NDs.
4. All the wide angle adapter rings.

If I use a polarizer, I use B+W Kaesmann x-s slim mount filters then the Lee system on top. It works pretty well @ 17mm with some slight vignette but disappears by 19mm. I have no vignette if I just use the LEE system alone.

Good filters are worth the cash and actually hold some value over time. I like to buy once and use them for years instead of cheaping out and getting something subpar and having to buy again. I don't have experience with Singh ray filters and Don't own a variable ND. :P

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