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Lenses / Re: New 50mm & 70-300mm Coming Soon? [CR2]
« on: February 03, 2015, 09:47:55 AM »
A new 50 f/1.4 is needed.

The way i see it the Sigma 50 1.4 ART is the only reasonable choice for best sharpness and cost.
I'd really like an equal Canon one, i'd buy it without question.

Hope not STM, there is 40 pancake close to that mm.

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: Is the new 50mp sensor Canon or Sony?
« on: February 02, 2015, 08:13:22 PM »
50mp with crappy DR and banding in the shadows = troll

for their sake it better be a Sony sensor.

Lenses / Re: Where are the new Canon 50mm and 85mm lenses?
« on: January 22, 2015, 02:20:55 PM »
Canon probably won't release any new L primes before releasing a higher megapixel camera

just a hunch...

United States / Re: Second Body Investment
« on: January 19, 2015, 08:32:04 PM »
The 50 1.4 and 85 1.8 doesn't show their teeth with a crop body, that's for sure.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New Firmware Coming for EOS 5D Mark III
« on: January 03, 2015, 02:23:03 PM »
- After assigning the ISO to the SET button you can change the iso from 200 to 25600 by holding the SET button and turning the front dial.
I hope they include the AUTO ISO value as well in that
- Exposure compensation in M mode is SUPER useful
- And also fix the metering of the camera which tends to underexpose half a stop

Photography Technique / Re: Your favorite f-number for landscape shots?
« on: December 28, 2014, 07:49:00 PM »
f/6.3 to f/11 on a crop body
depends on the lens and the sensor actually.

I shoot landscapes with my lightweight 600D crop camera where i use ef-s 15-85 for every day and city shots from f/5.6 to f/10 (sweet spot is f/6.3) and i also use a wide angle ef-s 10-22 locked at f/10 due to a bad copy which lacks of sharpness below f/10 :(

However i rarely go above f/10 due to diffraction and everything above f/16 is forbidden (unless you shot macro)

For true shallow depth of field i use a FF body and fast primes to get creamy soft images where crop cameras doesn't to the same job.

EOS Bodies / Re: Sony Sensors Coming to Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: December 15, 2014, 08:21:36 PM »
its about time!

Canon is VERY late bringing that tech to DSLRs, better late than never.

According to the competition, the overall Canon system might be great but the sensors are crap.

I was impressed after playing with a G7X which has a Sony sensor

Lenses / Re: Review: Sensor Performance of the 7D Mark II
« on: December 01, 2014, 05:24:56 PM »
"perfect levels for the sensor with lower apparent read noise and impressively low pattern noise compared to all other current CANON (and ONLY Canon) cameras"

7D2 might be a complete camera with robust body, ergonomics and inherited AF system from 1DX but there is STILL room for even a better sensor

Canon has a loooong long way to go to fix some major problems with bigger steps. Problems such as DR pattern banding when pushing the shadows, where Sony sensors (not cameras) has already fixed that.

so Canon might provide a more complete overall camera and might sell like crazy but that doesn't mean that has the best sensor in the market.

Lenses / Re: Sigma or Canon (50mm 1.4)
« on: November 01, 2014, 08:50:36 PM »
Both Sigmas (art or non-art) are huge
the Canon is small and easy to carry.
The non-art sigma suffers with CA. The canon too.

If you hunt the best glass quality among the three, the sigma art is the champion.
2nd place the sigma non-art
and 3th the canon.

However i own the canon 1.4 and yes its fragile, but i love the size of it.

Lenses / Re: why there are no new L primes
« on: October 24, 2014, 08:49:50 AM »
So canon sacrifice the sharpness over the creamy bokeh of 1.2 glasses.

However i would compromise with newer 1.4 glasses stabilized or not doesn't make any difference to a wedding photographer as i am.

All i need is to suck the available amount of natural light without any use of flash. The new 2.8 zoom lenses are great at 2.8, sharp, creamy, with fast focusing. However a couple of ISO stops less would be nice, plus the great DOF that 1.4 gives compared with 2.8

However i think there is a great dilema for Canon if new 1.4 glasses are out, who is gonna buy the 1.2? except those who doesn't compromise with the bokeh of 1.2 glass?

However the EF 50 1.4 and the 85 1.8 are horrible wide open in cameras with high megapixels. They just can't handle it, plus the CA in the bokeh which is terrible and unfixable in post process

Lenses / why there are no new L primes
« on: October 24, 2014, 05:01:54 AM »
i'm considering to buy some new fast prime lenses for my 5D III

However Canon has left behind their L primes update, since there is no new 35L 50L 85L 135L replacements, and the 24L II isn't quite the sharpest lens wide open.

It seems Canon drop the weight on 24-70 2.8 II and 70-200 2.8 IS II where these two are far the best zoom lenses i've ever used. I trust them completely at 2.8 and i get nailed focus pictures without selling me, where as a professional that means everything.

However the need for faster glass is imminent

These sigmas ART 35 and 50 seems promising.
After testing the 35A the only thing that stops me is the focus accuracy. (actually it was good in this 35A but i had bad experiences with sigma before)

However Sigma glass is perfect. no CA (damn these EF 50 1.4 and EF 85 1.8 are killing me) , sharp wide open, what else to ask for?

I haven't tested the 50A yet but i know it will be top notch like the 35A i've tested

Meanwhile after seeing this

I was wondering why should somebody buy the 50L today.
Not a wise choice in terms of quality and price.

Anyway, is there any word out about new L primes?
maybe next year? or should i move along buying the 35A and 50A since the current 35L and 50L is out of the question since they are quite expensive and old.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: So what makes a camera a "pro" camera?
« on: October 15, 2014, 09:05:25 PM »
"So what makes a camera a "pro" camera?"

Selecting the right tool for the job and NOT just the photographer behind it.

EX. even the most skillful photographer won't deliver soft wedding pictures with shalow DOF taken with an i-phone or a compact camera.

As it comes to hardware, the better helps most, but its not always needed.

Sure its best if you have the cleanest FF sensor and fast and sharp lenses to shoot in low light conditions costing a 5 digit price range

But it doesn't mean that you can't do eg, landscape with an entry level camera with a 3 digit price range.

So i disagree. The photographer only is NOT good enough without the appropriate hardware for each job, and its always BEST to demand from companies to upgrade the hardware and not being afraid and safe by telling that the photographer is a god with a magic wand that can capture everything.

EOS Bodies / Re: \
« on: October 13, 2014, 06:14:09 PM »
This is why i love Canon
- color
- lenses

However the 80D with touch and flip screen plus the 60fps will be an ideal piece of hardware for video makers.
Its clear that 7D 2 aims most to photographers who need high speed burst and telephoto lenses x 1.6

Great video though

in terms of dynamic range this is interesting too

my wish? May Canon use Sony sensors in the next models

Lenses / Re: Is This a Canon EF 11-24 f/4L?
« on: September 17, 2014, 06:08:57 PM »
if its true, why it ain't in photokina?

Wish it is though, and if it is, it ain't gonna be cheap :(

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