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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
« on: November 18, 2014, 04:49:34 PM »

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon 35mm F2 IS
« on: November 17, 2014, 11:02:44 PM »

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
« on: November 17, 2014, 10:58:47 PM »

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New Sigma Lenses Coming Q1 of 2015 [CR1]
« on: November 17, 2014, 10:55:13 PM »
Yeah I need a new 85....

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Lenses / Re: recommendation: canon 24mm f1.4 or 85mm f1.2 for wedding?
« on: October 09, 2014, 12:11:36 AM »
85 would likely be a lot more useful. 24 is wider than you think. But I think you need a 24-70 in there. I'd grab the 85 1.8 and 24-70 if I were you. 85 1.2 is a jewel but you have other holes you need to fill before spending it all on that IMO.

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Lenses / Re: 45mm vs. 90mm tilt-shift
« on: October 07, 2014, 09:29:03 AM »
Thanks guys. Yeah, if only tilt shifts had AF. But no, it's not too hard to get focus using the screen, with 10 times zoom. Of course it would be easier to just shoot with an AF lens but hey, sometimes you have to make sacrifices to get a specific look, and a tilt-shift portrait just can't be imitated (well).

Rented the 45mm for a wedding a couple weeks ago. It's nice for group/couple shots and landscapes, but yeah I'm thinking it's too wide for my main uses:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jesseherzog/15310207656/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jesseherzog/15129703269/

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Lenses / 45mm vs. 90mm tilt-shift
« on: October 06, 2014, 09:39:53 PM »
So I've finally given up waiting for the new L tilt-shifts and have decided to grab either the current 45mm or 90mm. Right now I'm thinking I'm gonna go with the 90mm because I want it more for portraits, but the 45mm is still calling my name as I see it as a more versatile lens.

Thoughts?

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Lenses / Re: 50mm f/1.4 Canon vs. Sigma
« on: September 28, 2014, 03:00:41 PM »

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Lenses / Re: 50mm f/1.4 Canon vs. Sigma
« on: September 28, 2014, 03:00:19 PM »
No to mention the Sigma is more than double the price and size.

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Lenses / Re: 50mm f/1.4 Canon vs. Sigma
« on: September 28, 2014, 02:59:45 PM »
Not asking if it's an upgrade, asking if it'a worth it and asking which has the better looking bokeh.

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Lenses / Re: 50mm f/1.4 Canon vs. Sigma
« on: September 28, 2014, 02:46:42 PM »
No I'm talking about the new art lens

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Lenses / 50mm f/1.4 Canon vs. Sigma
« on: September 28, 2014, 02:23:34 PM »
I currently have the Canon version and while sometimes it takes amazing images, a lot of the time I find it's super soft or just misses focus. I also own the 85mm f/1.8, which I find to be much sharper and hits focus a lot more often, so it's not me having a focus issue.

My question is, would it be worth switching to the Sigma version? I'm mostly worried about it not having the creamy bokeh that the Canon version has because the Sigma is a much sharper lens.

Example of when I hate this lens:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jesseherzog/14892121262/

Focus is off and image is super soft. Not a fan of the bokeh in this either.

Examples of when I love this lens:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jesseherzog/15083888055/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jesseherzog/10998659386/

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Lenses / Re: What do you use your wide angle lens for?
« on: September 19, 2014, 05:04:49 PM »
I was serious about cats. I'm buying the 24mm 1.4 L II next month basically just for cat photos. Great background blur and distorted perspective makes them look cuter.

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jesseherzog/11111152564" title="Come Closer by Jesse Herzog, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3708/11111152564_e1afe6efe9_c.jpg" width="800" height="534" alt="Come Closer"></a>

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Lenses / Re: What do you use your wide angle lens for?
« on: September 19, 2014, 03:09:34 PM »
Cats

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« on: September 19, 2014, 02:24:45 PM »
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