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Lenses / Re: eye focusing with 5D3
« on: November 23, 2013, 10:23:49 AM »
i haven't done any AFMA. The focus seems properly after some testings on a ruler.

Lenses / eye focusing with 5D3
« on: November 23, 2013, 09:24:14 AM »
Hi again,
i'm playing a bit with an 85mm f/1.8 at 1.8
I'm having a 5D3 and i use this kind of setup for head portraits. so here are my worries:

There are two choices: spot AF and point AF

so let me see if i get it straight:

The spot AF is used for tiny subjects like eye lashes and it can be more accurate than the point AF. Right?

which one do you use for portrait shots? or it doesn't matter?

after playing a bit with both, the point AF hit the target better than the spot AF, or is it just me? i'm a bit confused.

Lenses / Re: 85mm
« on: November 23, 2013, 09:16:08 AM »
i wanna thank you all for your advices. Finally a friend of mine sold me the EF 85mm 1.8 for a good price. I'm quite happy with it.

the 2014 might be a lens upgrade year for canon, but the economy isn't strong as it used to be. Canon lives in her own world on that matter, so probably a new 50mm and 85mm lenses will come out but the prices will be very high
like the new ones 24mm 2.8 IS, 28mm 2.8 IS and 35mm f/2 IS

Lenses / Re: 85mm
« on: November 13, 2013, 08:15:44 AM »
the first sample is with EF 85 f/1.8

while the second with 24-105 at 105mm f/4

both taken with 5D3

Lenses / Re: 85mm
« on: November 13, 2013, 08:12:17 AM »

umm i can post some with 85 1.8 at 1.8 and 24-105 at 105 and f/4 if it helps

i took some samples between 1.8 and 2.8 a couple of months ago, but i don't remember if i kept it :(

the ones with 85mm 1.8 vs 105mm 4.0 are new, just gimmie a sec to post them

Lenses / Re: 85mm
« on: November 13, 2013, 07:40:43 AM »
I want to thank you all for your answers and your time.

the samples i've posted were taken with 5D3 and 85 1.8
i do have the 100L macro which doesn't suffer from CA but it doesn't melt the background like the 85 1.8 :(

i don't consider buying the 100 f/2 since i have the 100L 2.8.. i think the differences are way too close.

after checking some samples on photozone
the sigma also has CA but it doesn't suffer as the 85 1.8

Lenses / Re: 85mm
« on: November 12, 2013, 07:04:39 PM »
well here are some samples at 100% with the Canon 85 1.8
see the frings?

i'm wondering if the Sigma 1.4 is any better

Lenses / 85mm
« on: November 12, 2013, 06:06:27 PM »
Hello :)

Here are my worries:
The 85L is adorable but i'd have to sell my kidney to buy it :D

so i'm stuck between the EF 85 1.8 and the Sigma 85 1.4

I have a 5D3

i've tested the 1.8, i had absolutely no problem in focusing at 1.8. The sharpness was ok and with a little help in post processing i'm quite satisfied!

The one thing i can't tolerate is the purple/green fringes. The ones that are blended in the bokeh are unfixable :(

I'm talking about head portraits mostly.
The 100L macro which i own, is fringless on that matter.

I was wondering if the Sigma is any better? I need to shot wide open and i don't know which one performs better or should i just stay with 100L 2.8.

phewwwww decisions decisions...

Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 10, 2013, 06:05:29 PM »
some new 1.4 glass primes PLEASE
screw the IS :D

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Spec List Surfaces [CR1]
« on: October 27, 2013, 08:39:09 PM »
20MP or 24MP sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- borrowed from 70D

Auto-Focus system similar to the EOS 5D Mark III (61 points), possibly the same as 5D3
- borrowed from 5D3

Single card slot

WiFi & GPS
- borrowed from 6D

Innovative video features
- probably filters and effects borrowed from 700D

Price around $2000
- at least

Very good ISO performance
- compared to 7D but same with 70D

typical canon
nothing new
they didn't either bother to put a dual slot in the camera.

hope to prove i'm wrong.. i'd be glad if i'm wrong.

Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« on: September 29, 2013, 05:10:14 PM »
i do love mine
razor sharp at 2.8 but with heavy vignette
perfect sharp from edge to edge at f/11 and f/16. After that diffraction gets in the way :(

here are some shots taken from Greece

The only thing i hate with 14mm lenses are the filters :(

the 16-35L is more handy and all around lens. I'd love to have one. (however i use the similar 10-22 with my crop camera) however 14mm is WIDER than 16mm.. and yes those 2mm can make a difference (major reason why i chose 10-22 over the tokina 11-16 which is only 1mm shorter but thats another story.)

Lenses / Re: the future of 1.2 L lenses ?
« on: September 20, 2013, 06:38:54 AM »
The only reason to buy 1.2 glass is the DOF!

the f/1.2 world is way too different than the f/2.8...

many thanks for your answers!

Lenses / Re: the future of 1.2 L lenses ?
« on: September 17, 2013, 03:03:30 PM »
At f/1.2 focus accuracy is only going to be so accurate ...

That´s the main point. If you are looking to get the f1.2 lenses, you should have the best available AF, to cope with the very shallow DOF. And if you can´t afford the 1DX, then 5DIII is next in line.

that is why i chose 5D3 over the 6D. Plus the ergonomics. ok the 6D is probably a stop better at high ISO, but i really needed the dual card and the AF system of 5D. I've searched it a lot, even here in canonforum before i make a decision on which camera should i buy.

Anyway, i tried the 85 1.8 at 1.8 and it focus accurately. So i'm thinking the f/1.2 would make a perfect combo with the AF of 5D3.

and as much as i read there will be no successors to these lenses any time soon, so i'm going for it.

Lenses / the future of 1.2 L lenses ?
« on: September 17, 2013, 11:59:57 AM »
hi all

I've purchased 5D3 over the 6D, and the main reason was the accurate AF with fast lenses.

I've worked several crop bodies in the past but the FF world plus the accurate AF system delivers something way beyond and solves many many problems such as DOF and focus accuracy.

With that said, i've tested yesterday an EF 85mm f/1.8 at 1.8 on 5D3 and on some EOS Rebel bodies, where this lens failed focusing accurately on the rebels, but focused perfectly with 5D3.

However i'm building a new system and i want to add some lenses but i'm concerned about the age and the quality.
I'm talking about the 50L and the 85L where the price is way up in comparison to 50 1.4 and the 85 1.8 which can be focused VERY properly with 5D3, but however the 3D look of those L are unbeatable. I suppose that justify the cost.

Those L lenses are build somewhere in 2005-2006 i think, is there any word out there about replacements?
There are many complains about the 50L softness at 1.2 and the slow USM moter of 85L

Don't get me wrong, i know the idea of "if you need something now, get it now" but i'm not kinda in the rush.
I shoot weddings and this season is over for me so i was thinking about next year.

I just hate to make a move and buy one of them now and a new model like 50L II comes out soon and fixing the softness and stuff. That'll make me feel like an idiot.. who wouldn't?

thanks for your time.

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