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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!

Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
« on: April 22, 2014, 07:03:43 PM »
I'll wait for Canon to release an awesome and cheap 50mm 1.8 IS lens. I have a hard time dropping money on a 50mm lens for some odd reason.

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
« on: April 19, 2014, 10:36:55 PM »
Just recently picked up the 1.4x III Extender so was testing it out. Pretty good results!
Smelling Flowers by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Dolly by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

EOS Bodies / Re: 1d IV vs. 7D II
« on: April 17, 2014, 02:30:44 PM »
Just get a Pentax K-3 and call it a day.

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