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Lenses / Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« on: June 17, 2013, 02:50:06 PM »
These things usually go for $600+, so I would buy in a heartbeat if I hadn't just bought the 24-70 II  :'(

Lenses / Re: Canon 100mm macro L or Zeiss 50mm makro?
« on: June 16, 2013, 10:00:28 PM »
But I think they are pretty different lenses.

That may be the understatement of the week, mainly due to the fact Zeiss only has max. magnification of 1:2 where as Canon is a true 1:1 magnification macro lens.  The lack of AF and IS on the Zeiss is the next large difference, and the fact Canon 100L actually can be bough quite a bit cheaper is a consideration. 

If one wants mainly a "walkaround" normal lens and can manual-focus quick enough, the Zeiss would be a good choice, with the understanding you are not going to get 1:1 magnification. 

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC Available for Preorder
« on: June 14, 2013, 12:17:18 PM »

Any of you surprised by the $799 figure?  The chatter I've seen on other announcement pages (photo rumors, Petapixel, etc.) has been very positive re: the price.

I can imagine that if Canon had come up with this first-of-kind lens, they would have priced it at $1800 easily  :'(   

I don't want to invest further in aps-c, but if Sigma makes EF-M version of this lens, I would probably buy the lens and Canon EOS-M (hopefully next version) just for this lens, skipping the EF-M adapter.   

85L II. 

I'm looking at my lens collection including the likes of 70-200 f/2.8 II, 35L, 100L, 135L, 17-40L, but 85L II plus 5D II (III in my case) produces the most special images. 

EOS-M / Re: EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Announcement Soon? [CR2]
« on: June 03, 2013, 12:26:24 PM »
Constant F4 would have my attention  :'(

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why is my 5D3 so noisy???
« on: May 24, 2013, 12:12:25 AM »
ETTR explained:

Sure, use ETTR if able to avoid blowing the highlights.  If all fails, a really good noise reduction software like Neat Image or Noiseware Pro can save the day IME.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Coming in July? [CR2]
« on: May 21, 2013, 04:18:08 PM »
Has anyone done any testing on the SL1 sensor to give an idea of what might be in store for the 70D? It seems odd that you can buy one at B&H but no one has done an in-depth review.

According to this comparison, SL1 IQ doesn't seem exciting at all, which I expect to be the IQ of 70D. 
If Canon is listening, who cares if iso is expandable to a gazillion, I just want super-clean at iso 3200.  Really.

Canon SL1 / 100D Rebel Hands-On Review | with Canon 7D & Nikon D7100 low light comparison

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe to Stop Making Packaged Software
« on: May 21, 2013, 04:01:25 PM »
Because of their introductory pricing, I suspect many will access the service for the first year, while holding on to those copies of CS6.

I'm also thinking about going to CS6 from my current CS5 and watch how things go with subscription model, but what about this Adobe Application Manager that I apparently am forced to download for CS6 and all the complaints about it on the web? 

What truly useful feature does CS6 have over CS5?

Anyone figured out where the "Actions" tab is now on flickr (sure hope it's there there!) where one could choose "View Exif info"?

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe to Stop Making Packaged Software
« on: May 10, 2013, 12:39:18 AM »
Please sign this online petition. I do not know if it will do any good, but it is certainly more effective than just sitting around on this forum complaining:

Signed and shared.

Same here.

Software & Accessories / Re: When and how to use DLO in DPP
« on: May 07, 2013, 03:47:40 PM »
It is going to depend on each individual image and the way a user perceives it.  I do not believe there is any magical number that works for all.

You're killin' my dreams buddy ;)

So, are there images you shouldn't bother using this tool on?  How do you know when going through this step isn't going to result in an appreciable difference?

Should I basically just use it like sharpening?  View at 100%, start at 0, go up until I see problems, then back it down?  Then recheck at normal viewing size?

Remember, your CR2 files grow to very large size, 3X their normal size, so its not something to use on the 800 images you shot last night.

For images that need DLO, I apply DLO in RAW, convert to JPEG, then I un-apply DLO before closing the RAW, so the RAW size does not increase 3x.  Undoing DLO is very quick unlike applying it. 

DLO doesn't appear to make much difference when viewed on small screens or prints, but viewed large, it really does great for things like chromatic aberration, color fringing, and sharpness, better than the traditional ways of lens correction and sharpening IME in that results look more natural. 

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe to Stop Making Packaged Software
« on: May 07, 2013, 01:20:08 PM »
Okay, one more thing. We can complain all we want on this forum, but please, also go to one or more of the public Facebook pages for Adobe, such as and post a comment there.

Companies don't like public humiliation and in this era of the Internet and social media, it can be the most effective tool. Please, go post your opinion and urge others to do so as well.

Good idea.  Left my comment on their FB page as well. 

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED Tilt-Shift in Stock
« on: May 06, 2013, 08:17:10 PM »
According to Lensrentals test, the Samyang has even less resolution than Canon 24-105, nevermind the Canon TS-E.  Samyang's much-higher barrel distortion of 2.3% vs. 0.9% for the Canon is also concerning.  Oh, well, I guess my TS-E 24 II is not going anywhere soon.  I was secretly hoping the Samyang would come close, enabling me to sell it to free up some funds, but I don't think so..

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe to Stop Making Packaged Software
« on: May 06, 2013, 07:09:16 PM »
Jeez, time to sell off Adobe stock methinks.

Lenses / Re: 35 & 85 or 50 & 100 for photographing kids
« on: May 05, 2013, 01:42:36 PM »
Although I own and love all my L primes, 35L, 50L, 85L II, 135L, if I wanted maximum specialness, I reach for the 85L.  If you plan just a bit ahead, I don't find 85 too long on full frame indoors at all.  Sure Sigma 85 f/1.4 will be "close," but for that last 5%, there is nothing for portraiture than 85L at f/1.2 IMO.  Below is indoors at f/1.2, available light. 

EOSD1995 by drjlo1, on Flickr

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