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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced
« on: February 07, 2012, 11:16:46 PM »
IS on a zoom that maxes at 70mm - shake may disappear but motion blur wont ...
... and motion blur can be a good thing if it's intentional.  If fact it opens up a world of possibilities.



Villagers dancing around the maypole.  Portland Parish, Jamaica

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Yes it seems to have drifted off of the radar screen.  Unfortunate.  It likely would have been a killer portrait lens.
http://photorumors.com/2011/12/12/the-new-sigma-apo-50-150mm-f2-8-ex-dc-os-hsm-lens-is-mia/

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Lenses / Re: Canon 17-85mm vs. Tamron 17-50mm vs. Tamron 28-75mm
« on: February 07, 2012, 01:33:24 PM »
I own a Tamron 17-50/2.8 non-VC.

It's an exceedingly sharp lens.  As for AF, mine works just fine in low light, unlike my Tamron 90/2.8 which starts hunting in shady conditions.  Be aware that the lens is far from parfocal, this is a consideration for video use.

It's a great lens, one of my most often used.  I say go for it.

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Landscape / Re: Snowy pictures
« on: February 07, 2012, 11:40:03 AM »
Some scenery while I was out skiing on friday.  7D, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6



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Lenses / Re: Pricing of the New Lenses
« on: February 07, 2012, 10:58:19 AM »
The MSRP listed prices have nothing to do with what their actual prices will settle in at. I think we should relax a little.

For example: The EF 100mm f/2.8L has a list price at $1,700.00USD on Amazon all the time, but it sells at around $900 all day.
Yes.  Maybe the price will settle around $1900.  That's what Nikon's 24-70 sells for.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Version 1 vs Version 2
« on: February 07, 2012, 10:42:01 AM »
Has Tamron published MTF curves for their new 24-70 VC ?

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Lenses / Re: Why Dont more lenses have IS?
« on: February 06, 2012, 11:29:21 PM »
Quote from: somesone said
use a tripod

Tell that to the wedding tog, working quickly, as the procession comes up the isle.  The photojournalist trying to get the shot of someone in the news.  Travel photographer going light.  Nightclub shooter in the moshpit.

IS is awesome and tripods are a necessary evil.  I love the stabilization on my 17-55/2.8.  I've gotten shots I never would have without IS.  Never ever have I said: gee I wish this lens didn't have IS.

Canon, put IS on more lenses please!

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 06, 2012, 11:22:53 AM »
Suppose Canon is all set to announce a non-IS lens tomorrow, and Tamron beats them to the punch with a VC lens...

If so there would be some very interesting last-minute discussions between Canon's marketing and R&D folks.

Interesting times, for sure!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Can someone debunk this Peter Lik picture... PLEASE!!!
« on: February 02, 2012, 11:15:24 AM »
Next time you're stunned by a large moon on the horizon, tell your friend to pull his pants back up.
Hehehe...  Or else join him, for a double exposure....

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Software & Accessories / Re: TIFF or JPeg for storage
« on: February 01, 2012, 11:43:21 AM »
Printing from a jpeg (level 11 or 12) works great if the jpeg is your final product and you're not making any more changes.  You won't be able to see any difference on a print between it and a tiff file.

If you do need to make adjustments, however, you'll get degradation and you should go back to the raw file and start again.  With a tiff you have more wiggle room to make adjustments.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Can someone debunk this Peter Lik picture... PLEASE!!!
« on: January 31, 2012, 01:09:21 PM »

Yup.

My attempt at this sort of thing.  Moon rolling down the mountain!


Looks good.

Could be worth a million to the right buyer :)

Interested?  I'll make you a deal, only half a million bucks!   ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Can someone debunk this Peter Lik picture... PLEASE!!!
« on: January 31, 2012, 11:20:20 AM »
... I can quickly see that there is no way that the image is just one shot. The moon would blow out the stars.

Yup.

My attempt at this sort of thing.  Moon rolling down the mountain!


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Technical Report
« on: January 30, 2012, 10:53:57 AM »
Gee, this drum roll has been going on for some time now.  When does the cymbal crash?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D... not a new question...
« on: January 26, 2012, 05:47:51 PM »
The 70D may not have faster fps than the 60D.

If you need a fast framerate consider the 7D.  Or 1Dx if you can afford it...

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United States / Re: Macro Lens vs Close up filters vs Extension tubes
« on: January 24, 2012, 11:13:04 PM »
What Neuro said.

Another consideration: tubes work with any lens, but you must buy diopters for a specific front element thread size.

The Kenko tubes are a good bargain.  I've used them and they work great.

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