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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
« on: May 01, 2013, 01:19:08 PM »
I've had mine for a few years now.  Love it for landscapes.   It's small, fast and light.  Sometimes when I go hiking, I'll just take it, the 50mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.8 -- and the camera, of course!  :P

Got up at 4:30am a few weeks ago to catch the sunrise at the beach.  With the 5D3.


"Serenity"

This is a 4 or 5 shot panorama I did last year (handheld) with the 5D2.


"Bridge at Lake Wanoksink"

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The Kirk foot doesn't look very comfortable to use as a handle. Basically, you can't go wrong with Really Right Stuff.  I've got the LCF-53 for my 600 II.


Neuro,

I'm preparing to purchase the 500mm f/4 IS II.  While looking at lens feet, I remembered your earlier post regarding Canon's and Kirk's feet for the Mark II versions on the 500mm and 600mm being too far forward and wanted to know if you had seen or considered this one by Jobu Designs, as it extends behind the mounting screws on the collar?

It looks like it might be a little difficult to use it as a handle -- even with my small hands!  Probably have to put your index finger on the other side of the mount point.  I have the 5D III and I'm not planning on getting the 2x TC (I will probably replace my current 1.4x II TC), so that extra bit at the end might not be needed.

-- Dan

PS.  Before clicking Post, I finally realized that this foot is only for the 300mm and 500mm II lenses.  For the 600mm II, they have this one, which does not have the same design, so I guess you would not have considered it!   :-[  Oh, well...


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Lenses / Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Available Mid 2014?
« on: April 23, 2013, 01:11:59 PM »
Perhaps it will be the kit lens for the mythical EOS 3D...   ::)

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Portrait / Re: I need your help to criticise my photos :P
« on: April 20, 2013, 02:59:43 PM »
... i found it hard with the ambient light.

Yes, some of the shots do appear blurry.  Did you try increasing your ISO?

As for composition, remember to "get closer."  Let your subject dominate the frame.  Don't worry about trying to "get it all in" or even cutting off parts.  Get focus on the eyes.

Here are some quick crops I did to demonstrate.


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Lenses / Re: Aftermarket tripod rings vs OEM
« on: April 08, 2013, 09:53:22 PM »
After reading some positive reviews, I purchased the Vello ring for the 100L from B&H.  It holds the lens well.  Also, it is lined with felt, so it doesn't scratch the lens' exterior.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 100D Detailed Specs Appear
« on: March 18, 2013, 12:06:42 AM »
These specs are vague. One thing I noticed was that it had optical stabilization as "yes." Does that mean in body stabilization finally?

That was the first ... okay only ... thing that caught my eye.  If correct, it would certainly seem to be an odd strategy for Canon, as they have been putting IS into a lot of their new lenses (35mm f/2, for instance).

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Lenses / Re: 25mm EF Pancake
« on: February 23, 2013, 05:05:46 PM »
Voigtlander makes 20mm and 28mm pancake lenses in both Canon and Nikon mounts.  However, they are manual focus and not nearly as cheap as the Canon 40mm.   :-\

The Canon version of the 20mm:
http://www.adorama.com/VT2035EOS.html

The Canon version of the 28mm:
http://www.adorama.com/VT2828EOS.html

[Oops, I see koffie5D has beaten me to the punch!  :P]

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“Play it safe. Power your Canon with Canon Power”

Canon Power ... ACTIVATE!

Shape of...an Explorer of Light. Form of...a fluorite crystal lens element.

I think we're dating ourselves with what are now obscure cultural references...   :-X

LOL, I'll try to remember that the next time someone says "inconceivable."   :P  Actually, the only reason I know of it is because of references to it made on recent shows, such as Scrubs and Mythbusters.

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Quote
“Play it safe. Power your Canon with Canon Power”

Canon Power ... ACTIVATE!

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Lenses / Re: Canon 50mm 1.4 IS?
« on: January 19, 2013, 10:31:05 AM »
Definitely fake.  Compared to the new 24, 28 and 35mm IS lenses, the font for "50mm" on the front of the barrel is wrong.  They probably just 'shopped the 35mm f/2 IS, as the distance scale comes directly from it.

A pretty lazy attempt- just compressed the 35mm pic horizontally (henced the compressed font on 50mm) and changed the 35 to 50.

Yeah, even the surface bumps match.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 50mm 1.4 IS?
« on: January 19, 2013, 09:53:51 AM »
Definitely fake.  Compared to the new 24, 28 and 35mm IS lenses, the font for "50mm" on the front of the barrel is wrong.  They probably just 'shopped the 35mm f/2 IS, as the distance scale comes directly from it.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon lens caps SNAP-ON style!
« on: January 14, 2013, 12:16:20 PM »
I bought some of them a few years back and the paint on "Canon" rubbed right off.  Piece of crap.

I'm fairly sure the Canon logo does not substantially add to it's ability to protect the lens.   ;)

Did the cap itself stay in place and do it's job, or it didn't do that either and hence the POC rating?

A third party lens cap without a logo can easily be had.  However, if the reasons for buying one also include having the Canon logo on it, then it fails miserably.   Ergo, it's a piece of crap.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon lens caps SNAP-ON style!
« on: January 14, 2013, 11:00:10 AM »
I bought some of them a few years back and the paint on "Canon" rubbed right off.  Piece of crap.

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: January 11, 2013, 02:56:34 PM »
Here's one from earlier this week.  Canon 5D3 with EF 28mm f/1.8.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/daniel_long/8365125195/#

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Pocket Camera
« on: January 08, 2013, 11:25:55 PM »
Canon S100.  It comes in real handy.  :)


http://www.flickr.com/photos/daniel_long/8246744686/#

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