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This thread makes me sad. Why are you people running so many tests with your lenses to determine absurd things like sharpness? What does that even mean? And what is the point of it?

Can I ask why you would want to buy / use a lens that has an adjustable aperture at only the "mythical sweet spot"? Aren't you limiting your creative control?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What would you do?
« on: August 23, 2012, 08:50:26 PM »
Wait, so someone who sent in a 5DII got a 1D mkIV back?

EOS Bodies / Re: Anyone else preorder the EOS M yet?
« on: August 22, 2012, 11:58:07 PM »
Can I ask, what is the point/ rush to pre-order this? Why not wait till its out and see how it progresses? I'm willing to put any amount of money on the fact that the 2nd body in this system will be better than the first.

I bought the 5DII after the price dropped and the 5DIII was out... It works like an auto focus camera should- I put the boxy thingy in my viewfinder on my subject, push the button, and get a magical in-focus photo! OMG! And I didn't even "micro adjust" my lens with a fancy test thing. This photography is easy. I think I'm gonna go pro.

I don't usually post pictures, but when I do, they are of squirrels. Here's one solution to busy backgrounds: 500mm+1.4x. I think I went overboard with clarity on this one but it is what it is...

(Info: Cropped to 5x4 + rotated, 7D, f7.1, 1/160, ISO800, hand-held)

Oh that is a cool shot! I love how the squirrel's fur pattern blends so well into the bark. Darwin at work there.

IMO the background isn't the issue. It's more of the composition. All I look at is that twig sticking up in front of the squirrel. I'd play around with composition/ cropping to try to get a more unique perspective.

Here is a quick 1 min crop & clone (the cloning is messy, just to give you the idea):

This crop gets rid of the ugly (distracting) white bokeh light coming through the trees in the top left. It also moves the squirrel into a better composition.

Lenses / Re: CORRUPTED! Firmware Version 1.2.0 for EF 40mm pancake
« on: August 22, 2012, 12:06:28 PM »
I'm just not going to "squeeze" my lens... and I should be fine right?

Sony = Walkman

EOS Bodies / Re: The Mirrorless Future
« on: August 21, 2012, 12:40:47 PM »
An issue I have with mirrorless EVF cameras is that I feel more removed from the photography experience. It's hard to explain, but when I look at an EVF or "live view" I feel like I am watching the camera take a photograph.

Not ready to be a spectator.

All they need to do is make the 7DII shoot 1080 @60p.

I rarely shoot video- so this isn't a "wishlist" post.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D X [CR1]
« on: August 21, 2012, 09:22:41 AM »
No Eye-Control Focus????

Haven't installed it yet, but I have done research on the subject- and I don't think it has damaged a single camera to date. It runs alongside your camera's firmware, so it sounds perfectly safe.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
« on: August 20, 2012, 04:58:26 PM »
Here is a tip for my fisheye friends.
what i did was find a good rubber band and then taped the cap and rubber band together. so when i want the cap on i stretch the rubber band and lock it on so it doesn't fall off.

And now is has one heck of a RED RING!

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