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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: The seemingly amazing Sigma 35
« on: December 21, 2012, 12:29:09 AM »
Why fix what ain't broke?   ???

My thoughts exactly.  I love my 35L to pieces, which also happens to be smaller and lighter than Sigma. 

On the other hand, if Sigma can come up with a 50 mm f/1.2 with super sharpness and great bokeh, that might be something to consider instead of my 50L.  And no, I've tried the Sigma 50 f/1.4, and that is not good enough.

Lenses / Re: New Sigma 35mm f/1.4 for Canon getting awesome reviews
« on: December 07, 2012, 01:40:08 AM »
35L is smaller and lighter, which I appreciate very much for all-night shooting.  My copy of 35L is already super sharp, and I really don't need it any sharper in the center; if so, it might even be too sharp for people shots.  In fact, if I plan to shoot portraits, I may grab the 50L over 35L for a little softer rendition..

EOS-M / Re: EOS-M With Viewfinder Coming Late 2013? [CR]
« on: December 04, 2012, 01:31:00 PM »
Will not on my shopping cart until I see FF sensor.

X2 but I'm afraid the chance of that in Canikon land is very, very slim.

Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4
« on: December 03, 2012, 10:14:07 PM »

OOF lights at f1.4 showing mild ringing/onion:

At f/1.4, aren't the round lights overly football-like in shape? 

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: 5Dmk3 doesnt play with kenko teleconverters
« on: December 03, 2012, 07:35:26 PM »
To get the Kenko 1.4x to cooperate with your 5DmkIII, you must first disable AFMA and then *take one picture*. After that you can swap on your TC and everything should work normally – apart from having AFMA. You can also re-enable AFMA immediately as long as your TC+lens combo doesn't actually use it (i.e. has +0 setting).

I tested this with 100L and 200L/2.8 using the "blue dot" TC.

I just tested this with 5D III, 100L, and Kenko 1.4x "blue dot," and nope, it still doesn't work.  After the "workaround," when I press shutter, the camera STILL freezes up, with taking the battery out the only way to revive it.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« on: November 21, 2012, 05:18:43 PM »
I always welcome any good third party lenses.  That really is the only way to force Canon from pricing their lenses so stratospherically in the long run. 

BTW. For the gallery.  For the several Sigma lenses I've used, I have noticed a little bit of color balance difference from Canon L glass.  Anyone else notice this?

Lenses / Re: Hold out for EF 35/2 IS or jump in with classic 35 1.4L
« on: November 20, 2012, 03:53:23 PM »

Lenses / Re: My unscientific 50mm macro shootout: Canon vs Zeiss
« on: November 18, 2012, 09:24:10 PM »
Well, when Canon releases the next 50mm, I sure hope it can match the sheer sharpness of the f/2.5 compact macro, while improving on its 6-blade bokeh, with USM.  Add wider aperture, hopefully at least to f/1.8 and retain 1:2 macro ability, and there's a lens I would definitely buy!

Canon General / Re: Travel to Thailand/Laos should I bring my 5d mkiii?
« on: November 17, 2012, 06:43:36 PM »
Thailand is a great place and worthy of bringing your top gear.  Last time I went to a humid place, I noticed quite a bit of condensation on the lens as the Hotel-cooled camera/lens was taken outside to humid air.  I would recommend bringing an air-tight plastic bag of some kind to keep your camera/lens in when you walk out of air-conditioned hotels.  If you take them out once temperature equalizes between camera and air, you can avoid condensation.  If you have to shoot something right away, make sure to bring lens cloth, as you will likely need to keep wiping away condensation from your lens until camera comes to outside temperature.

drjlo, you got that party shot with a point-and-shoot?  I'm impressed.

Just an old Powershot SD790.  Next time I go to Cancun, hopefully I will have something smaller with a bit larger sensor.

cancun1 by drjlo2, on Flickr

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Carl Zeiss ZE 35 f/2
« on: November 14, 2012, 09:21:24 PM »
DXO rates it a lot higher than the Canon 35mm L.  Even though the Canon has higher resolution, lower distortion, and about the same viginetting.  The 35mml does have more CA, but that is because its f/1.4.
Somehow, DXO seems to give CA a huge weight, unless you are looking at Nikon lenses with super high CA's and then it doesn't seem to count at all.

That is an odd conclusion by DXO even if you go by their own numbers.  When I had Canon 35L, Canon 35 f/2, and Zeiss ZE 35 f/2, I personally thought the 35L gave the best IQ, not even considering its autofocus capability. 

Lenses / Re: 135mm L
« on: November 14, 2012, 05:35:48 PM »
I have both 135L and 70-200 f/2.8 II, and the latter is plenty of lens for most situations, superior even, when longer shutter speed is needed due to the IS.  70-200 certainly is not lacking in sharpness, either.

What 135L has is bokeh, magical bokeh, with great center sharpness wide open at f/2.  Below was shot with 5DIII with 135L at f/2.  The next photo is a crop in the middle to show the sharpness.

World Melting by drjlo1, on Flickr

100% Crop! by drjlo1, on Flickr

Lenses / Re: 5D3 and TC's
« on: November 13, 2012, 06:29:03 PM »

Lenses / Re: 50mm
« on: November 09, 2012, 12:07:47 AM »

I would try to have as much fun as possible!  When I was in Cancun, all I wanted to carry was a little point-and-shoot, and I highly recommend:

IMG_6352ps by drjlo2, on Flickr

IMG_6329 by drjlo2, on Flickr

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