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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Oh neat, a Nikon 300f2 (1981)
« on: February 14, 2014, 09:35:24 AM »
Thank you for the list :) I haven't heard of over half of those lenses!


You're welcome  :) You can see some of these and other lenses being sold on ebay once in a while. But I don't think the quality of images will be good, though. Canon 5200mm f14.0 is more or less known, there is a nice video on Youtube about it. This lens together with Canon 2000mm f11.0 and 800mm f3.8 were manufactured specifically for the Summer Olympics in LA in 1984. I guess that's why they all have long focal lengths.

I can't think how narrow depth of field of Nikon 85 1.0 is  :o Here's this lens http://homepage2.nifty.com/akiyanroom/redbook-e/repro/repro1pon.html

I'm actually curious how much it'd cost Canon/Nikon/Zeiss etc. to make a special order lens. So, let's say if someone rich and a little crazy wants to get 100 1.0 or something similar, would the manufacturer do that?  :o

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Oh neat, a Nikon 300f2 (1981)
« on: February 13, 2014, 11:30:14 PM »
There are actually quite a few truly unique lenses designed for regular photography purposes. To name:
- Canon 65mm f0.75
- Repro Nikkor 85mm f1.0 Supersonic Macro Lens
- Canon 50mm f0.95
- Canon 5200mm f14.0
- Canon 2000mm f11.0
- Canon 800mm f3.8
- APO NIKKOR Nikon 1780mm f14.0 Ultra Large Format
- Samyang 650-1300 f8-16.0 Tele Zoom Manual Focus Lens
- ZEISS Apo Sonnar T* 1700mm f4.0 (for medium format, weighs 560 pounds)
- Zeiss 400mm f1.5
- Repro Nikkor 170mm f1.4

There are also many unique lenses used for medical/military/astronomy purposes, which you can't use in the regular SLR cameras. For example:
- Some old Soviet lenses Iskra 72mm f0.65 and 20 f0.5
- Zeiss Fernobiektiv 28000mm and ZEISS JENA IR-OBJEKTIV 720mm f/2.0.
- Leitz Canada M-Mount 90mm f1.0 Elcan from US Navy
- Balcar Elliptar 235mm f1.0

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Sony becomes more and more aggressive. It'll also release the a99 successor in few months. The market may be flooded with lots of Canon L lenses in a great condition and at a reasonable price  ;)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D4S Specs confirmed.
« on: February 13, 2014, 09:17:40 AM »
Whoops, gotta start a "How will Canon respond to the D4S" thread first . . .  :o


You'll be surprised  ;)
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=18995.0

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D4S Specs confirmed.
« on: February 13, 2014, 08:08:36 AM »
I think the "S" version is supposed to be only a minor upgrade over the regular D# version. And based on what I've read on NR, the D4s is expected to have a one-stop improvements in high ISO. Doubt they will implement 24 megapixels, improved ISO and 11 fps in the D4s. We'll see soon. Anyway, the better Nikon is doing, the better it's for us, Canon shooters (to some extent, though)  :)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang will start producing AF lenses
« on: February 13, 2014, 08:01:49 AM »
I'm wondering how it'll affect the prices of Samyang lenses.

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According to http://today.mts.com.ua/posts/olimpijskaya-svyaz-smartfony-tormozit-ne-budut

All sections of the Olympic stadiums are uniformly covered with the base stations. As a result, every person regardless of its location has the same success rate to connect to a network. To achieve that, the required equipment was installed directly into the walls of the stadiums and other objects. Altogether, there are 685 2G/3G base stations and 270 4G base stations.  This will allow approximately 350-400 thousand people to use the Internet connection. Fibro optic network has approximately 54 Terabit per second capacity, and will allow approximately 5.5 Terabyte of data to be transferred over the network per hour.

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Third Party Manufacturers / New Pentax 645d ii is coming next week
« on: February 06, 2014, 08:17:41 AM »
It seems that the long awaited successor of Pentax 645d will be released next week at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show in Yokohama, Japan. It will have a CMOS sensor. No price has been announced, but Pentax 645d was originally launched at ~$10,000.

http://blog.wppionline.com/2014/02/new-pentax-645d-medium-format-camera-with-cmos-sensor-to-be-unveiled-next-week/

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/02/05/ricoh-promises-reference-products-including-cmos-645d-at-cp

Those who won't be able to afford it but want to go to the "medium format", may hope that the price for the original Pentax 645d would decrease even more (now is ~$6000).

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Yes, it's very tempting to invest into Sony's camera these days. So many excellent reviews on different websites. Today I've read about the DxOmark (yeah, I'm aware about some concerns how they rate the lenses) rated the Zeiss 55 1.8 FE lens very close to 55 1.4 Otus.

Mr. Surapon, I am definitely not as experienced as many folks here. Others can correct me if I'm wrong but I think that your Canon lenses won't work as good on Sony as on Canon cameras. If I buy Sony camera, it will probably be a successor of alpha a99, which will be released within the next few months. In this case, I will have both Canon + Canon lenses and Sony + Sony/Zeiss lenses.

P.S. One of the folks on sonyalpharumors.com posted this comment. Some things to keep in mind before investing into Sony.

Sony will be in big trouble soon. How I know this? Because of big indicators.

* Sony cutting camera budget, Sony EMCS laying off up to 40% of workers at Kohda.
* Sony officially cut pipeline concept of 5 A-mount cameras for 2014 down to 1.
* Sony cancel development work on 400/4 and 24-105/4 lens and sell future development rights back to Olympus
* Sony no more advertize for A-mount in any USA product space (magazine, in store, etc). Advertize was always weak spot for Sony, but now budget is removed completely.
* Sony removed $2.5 million of R&D budget for FY2014 for ILC camera (Both A- and E-).
* Sony contract of CMOS sensor sales with Nikon ends in March and rumor heard is will not renew.
* Sony using many more plastics in new camera than before to cut costs. Repair rate up 14% due to cheap matirial.
* Sony continue move production to Thailand and quality suffer more.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Nanuk cases vs. Pelican/Storm ones?
« on: January 29, 2014, 11:15:09 AM »

Okay - to just answer or confirm a few points on the discussions hereā€¦.
NANUK 935, Weight = 11.6 LBS
iM2500, Weight 11.1 LBS
Peli 1510, Weight 11.99 LBS

The NANUK 935 does have stainless steel eyelids for padlocks.

If you want to see the video of how the latch works: Powerclaw Latching System it's easy on the fingers and quiet.

I have a garage full of NANUK Cases so ask me anything :)


Great, thanks a lot Mark!

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Got sent this by one of my friends it looks great for free

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cant pass this up for free ;D

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enjoy!


Thanks a lot!  :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon won't offer a high megapixel body
« on: January 24, 2014, 06:17:27 PM »
Isn't it 33x44 sensor? If so, you can hardly name this a medium format sensor. This is the same size as the one in Pentax 645d for ~$7k. If you crop a little, it'll be the same size as Nikon d800 or Sony a7r. Considering how close Pentax 645d to Nikon d800 in terms of the IQ, I'm surprised that Hasselblad and Phase One are releasing the cropped medium format camera, which will probably cost 10 times as much as Nikon d800.

Well, that should stir things up a bit.

Here's the setup: Phase One and Hasselblad have announced 50 mp sensors for their large format (I really don't feel that we can refer to these as "medium" format anymore) cameras.


Where did you get the information that Hasselblad had announced 50 MP medium format sensor? As far as I know, it's a CMOS censor that will appear in their new body.
flip over to lu-la (luminous landscape). Both the Phase One and Hassy use the Sony 50mp CMOS sensor...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon won't offer a high megapixel body
« on: January 24, 2014, 05:00:00 PM »
Well, that should stir things up a bit.

Here's the setup: Phase One and Hasselblad have announced 50 mp sensors for their large format (I really don't feel that we can refer to these as "medium" format anymore) cameras.


Where did you get the information that Hasselblad had announced 50 MP medium format sensor? As far as I know, it's a CMOS censor that will appear in their new body.

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Conspiracy theories abound, but I'm not one normally to believe them.

So with that said: what's the catch? Why doesn't Canon implement this natively in their firmware? There must be some technical reason Canon decided NOT to do this?

I think it's just a marketing decision. Canon gives its customers better features in new products but gradually. Why would it give us better DR in 5diii if it could do that in 5div? Same thing I believe happened with the AF system in 5dii, when it was deliberately made imperfect to increase sales of 5diii once it's released.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patents: Canon 85mm f/1.8 IS, 100mm f/2 IS, 135 f/2 IS
« on: January 22, 2014, 12:12:31 AM »
Is 135 f2 going to be the only L lens among these three?

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