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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7d2 IQ thoughts.
« on: May 27, 2014, 08:39:30 AM »
The 7D2 will be amazing and change the world. Nothing will ever be the same.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
« on: May 24, 2014, 11:24:31 PM »

Canon General / Re: Let's confess our disgusting perversions
« on: May 24, 2014, 01:30:39 PM »
Oh, and I've never micro adjusted a lens' AF, and all my shots are in focus ;)

Canon General / Re: Let's confess our disgusting perversions
« on: May 24, 2014, 01:24:21 PM »
I think the Pentax K-01 is a brilliant camera that was ahead of it's time. I actually own 2 of them now (bought when they were on serious clearance)! I love using old pentax SMC film lenses on them.

Pricewatch Deals / Calumet NYC store closeout!
« on: May 22, 2014, 01:22:04 PM »
Hey anyone in NYC area should pop into Calumet as their closeout discounts are now 50-80% off. Most of the big things are gone (cameras and lenses), but they still have tons of bags, accessories, Bowens studio lights & mods, Calumet brand light stands, umbrellas, lens filters and other light mods.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« on: May 21, 2014, 04:56:19 PM »

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
« on: May 21, 2014, 09:45:45 AM »

Having fun with my kid's new trampoline (Shot a second image of lawn without trampoline, then merged images).
Flying Fairy by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« on: May 17, 2014, 04:46:30 PM »
Just FYI, you can see a full-resolution jpeg of the samples by clicking on:  (点击此处查看大图)  located directly below each image.
-brought to my attention by Bryan over at TDP.
Doesn't look very sharp in the corners (photo of the white house and the church). Or am I a pixel peeper now and does it look better than the 16-35 f/2.8 II?

This new lens seems pointless to me - it's even longer than the f/2.8II and weighs almost the same. The 17-40 is the hands down winner for travel and portability in general. If I'm going to lug a WA that big, then it better have a 2.8 aperture.

Totally disagree. I could care less (grammar police, using this in the NEW accepted form so shhhhh :D) about f/2.8 for this range. IS matter a lot more as does raw image quality.

Wouldn't it have just been faster to make it "couldn't" instead of going through the whole disclaimer?!

The EF-S 10-18 sounds like it might be a budget/ plastic mount lens to go with the 18-55 & 55-250 IS STM lenses.

Remember that every lens isn't for every person- before there are countless threads about the downfall of Canon and their lack of innovation.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
« on: May 07, 2014, 10:04:50 AM »
Haven't had or used a 50mm in years (mostly a 35mm/ 85mm shooter), but after all the latest 50mm hype from Zeiss and Sigma, I decided to "invest" 70 bucks in this gem during Canon's recent refurb sale.
Ask me if I care about corner sharpness...

Picking Dandelions by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Dandelion Wish by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Sports / Re: Horses / Horseriding etc
« on: May 07, 2014, 09:44:37 AM »
I went to Belmont Park over the weekend to have a picnic with friends and family. Decided to test out my new 1.4x extender on the 70-200 2.8II. Pretty nice results- Especially considering I was shooting "sports" with a 5D mkII. This was the only horse race I shot that day, so was happy I caught a few cool frames as they passed me.

Belmont Park | Race 7 by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

5 Horse by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Horses by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Canon General / Re: My weapons of war.
« on: May 04, 2014, 11:53:44 PM »
I'm confused, what is the war these weapons are being used for?

I think you guys are missing the big "A" on the side of these lenses... for ART! Perhaps the focus issues are for artistic effect!

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