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Yeah, the 6D is a bit of a yawner.  Still it does bring full frame in Canon closer to affordable.  Just not sure if its a worthy upgrade from the price of a new 5D2.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« on: September 16, 2012, 09:59:42 PM »
I'm getting one but not because I'm impressed but rather I need it for adapter testing (mirror interference determination). 


What I would have liked:

pop up flash
articulated screen
sub 1600 price tag
no touchscreen

What is kind of cool though:

built in wifi
GPS

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http://www.ebay.ca/itm/170911278282?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_1814wt_1413

This fully reversible and non damaging mount swap kit gives infinity focus and aperture control on all these lenses:

FDn 14mm 2.8L
FDn 15mm 2.8 fisheye   
FDn 17mm 4
FDn 24mm 1.4L
FDn 24mm 2
FDn 28mm 2
FDn 35mm 2
FDn 50mm 1.2
FDn 50mm 1.4 
FDn 100mm 2
FDn 100mm 2.8
FDn 135mm 2

More lenses will be added soon using this base adapter with the development of more linkages (EdLinks) that connect the aperture control ring to the diaphragm.

Its taken a long time to get to this point but things are really starting to come together. -Ed

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Lenses / Re: Lenses that inspire you?
« on: July 21, 2012, 09:47:13 AM »
For me it changes quite often but the most consistently awe inspiring lenses I seem to keep going back to are

EF 300mm 2.8 L IS

Canon EF 300mm 2.8L IS USM with lenscoat by Ontarian, on Flickr

EF 135mm 2L (and the new EOS mount prototype FD 135/2)

Magic Pipe Sr. - The  Canon FDn 135mm f/2 remastered EOS style by EdMika by Ontarian, on Flickr

FD 55mm 1.2 Aspherical made EF by EdMika EOS kit

EdMika FD 55mm 1.2 Aspherical EOS adapter kit by Ontarian, on Flickr

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Yes you could paint the brass, I tried painting a flat non-reflective black most of one adapter's surfaces and tested it in high direct light shooting situations and could not find any measurable difference in pictures from a standard unpainted one.  Brass also naturally becomes less shiny within a few months that helps reduce internal reflections.  The aspherical kit I just launched at least has much of the brass shielded by the flat black Delrin material EdTraveller.

I finally made a quick youtube video showing the conversion process needed for the Aspherical FD 55 1.2, forgive the sensor dust, hit and miss focus and really loud birds, one day I'll get around to remaking all these properly and professionally.

EdMika FD 55mm 1.2 Aspherical Conversion kit instructions

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Pics or it didn't happen, I know I know.  These were all taken tonight on my 5D3 using this exact EOS kit on my FD 55mm 1.2 Aspherical lens.

2C9C8373.jpg by Ontarian, on Flickr


2C9C8395.jpg by Ontarian, on Flickr


2C9C8409.jpg by Ontarian, on Flickr


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I put a (really rough draft) listing up on eBay with a better one and instructional video going up in the next day or so.  I have been asked regularly by many if the kit was ready yet so I'm putting the listing up rough and dirty. http://www.ebay.com/itm/180898801729?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_853wt_1274

Also I'm feeding a baby deer that is just learning how to walk that we found on beside the highway from a baby bottle right exactly now.  Strange times.

Ed

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Lenses / Re: 50mm 1.2
« on: May 21, 2012, 11:06:35 AM »
Get the FD 55mm 1.2 Aspherical for a grand for equivalent IQ performance as the 50L or the FD 55mm 1.2 SSC or chrome nose (or FL 55mm 1.2) for a 300 dollar budget option that is nearly as nice.  Obviously you'd need one of my adapters to make them work but I would go for this over the zeiss if you can handle the manual focus.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/180855493584?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_1255wt_1385

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Lenses / Re: FL 55mm 1.2 or FD 50mm 1.2L?
« on: May 15, 2012, 05:41:04 PM »
Hmmm...I need some more convincing words to push the button :D Anyone, please?

STRONG BUY

If you decide against, please PM me the link, One of my two lens copies was destroyed during testing by a careless drop. 

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Lenses / Re: FL 55mm 1.2 or FD 50mm 1.2L?
« on: May 15, 2012, 01:12:55 PM »
Quickly, hit buy it now. The kit is a week away from ready, I have a working prototype in my hand.


Thanks for all the thread contributors! I've learned some things..

Now I found a Canon FD 55mm f/1.2 SSC Aspherical lens, for 480 USD, and I am curious if it is a good price for this very lens? Anyone knows the usual street price?

And I just saw it in the thread: ontarian you mentioned this lens, wrote it is "expensive though" (how expensive? ;)), and also that a conversion kit will be ready within a month.

Buy or not? Thanks.

EDIT: I checked Ebay, and it goes for over 1000 USD, if this is the usual price I should immediately push the "buy now" button, but as it is an auction I am tempted to wait, maybe I'll get it for even less (or not at all)....

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I really should post more sample images taken with this lens, I've been kind of busy working on other adapters and playing with other lenses I'm working on making conversion kits for
IMG_4959.jpg by Ontarian, on Flickr

Other adapters I sell include
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/170785828179?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_1681wt_1385
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/180871581032?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_1948wt_1385
and
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/180855493584?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

I'd try to dig some up from my flickr photostream but I'm just out the door on a family errand right now.

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Save yourself some serious coin and get the original Canon TS lens and make it EF using my edmika TS/FD-EOS kit. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/170784162985?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_1049wt_1385

Its built much more solid and compact than the modern TS lenses as well. -Ed

The original TS lens looks very nice, but one feature of the current 17mm and 24mm II lenses that I really like is the ability to change the orientation between tilt and shift on the fly, which I assume the original cannot do (perhaps I'm wrong?).

While it does look like you can save quite a bit, it looks like it's still ~$900+ for the 35mm TS in FD. ~$1K savings with the conversion kit is still pretty great. They only have them in 35mm though, so if you need the super-wide of 17mm, or even wide at 24mm you're out of luck. Still, undoubtedly a great and cheap(er) way to get into the TS world!

I have purchased 3 TS 35mm 2.8 lenses and paid 350, 500 and 400 dollars for them.  keh.com is often a good place to look for this lens.

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Save yourself some serious coin and get the original Canon TS lens and make it EF using my edmika TS/FD-EOS kit. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/170784162985?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_1049wt_1385

Its built much more solid and compact than the modern TS lenses as well. -Ed

Very cool adapter!

Have you (or has anybody) done an image quality test of the FD TSE vs the EF MK II TSE?  The IQ of the MK II is outstanding.

Thanks, I really should find a way to do that, unfortunately I sold my EF MkII TSE 24 3.5 after the TS 35 took its place in my shooting kit.

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Save yourself some serious coin and get the original Canon TS lens and make it EF using my edmika TS/FD-EOS kit. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/170784162985?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_1049wt_1385

Its built much more solid and compact than the modern TS lenses as well. -Ed

The original TS lens looks very nice, but one feature of the current 17mm and 24mm II lenses that I really like is the ability to change the orientation between tilt and shift on the fly, which I assume the original cannot do (perhaps I'm wrong?).

You are not wrong (as usual [clarification edit-as usual you are bang on right]).  Though not on the fly, It can be done but it requires partially disassembling the lens, something I have not tried myself.

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Save yourself some serious coin and get the original Canon TS lens and make it EF using my edmika TS/FD-EOS kit. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/170784162985?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_1049wt_1385

Its built much more solid and compact than the modern TS lenses as well. -Ed

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