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EOS 100D/SL1 + Sigma 8-16 DC HSM ?

Lenses / Re: Need Some Advice
« on: May 01, 2013, 05:33:46 AM »
I would get some kind of 35/1.4 (perhaps the new Sigma 35/1.4 HSM).
You must (and you do) have 2 bodies for event photography like wedding, because some great moments may be lost due to lens changing procedures.
5D3+35/1.4 and T2i+85/1.8 would be my choice + 2 more viewing angles are available if you switch the lenses. 28/2.8 IS USM may be great for wide angle or video, but 24-105L may do as well + as a backup lens.
One thing to worry about is lighting, you have only 1 speedlite and T2i pop-up flash. Second speedlite may be a good idea.

EOS Bodies / Re: Bye Canon?
« on: May 01, 2013, 01:20:23 AM »

If you use a longer focal length on FF, and shoot your scene in FF size sections, and then stitch these together so that the total stitched 'sensor' area is equal to, or greater than a MF sensor, will you achieve exactly the same result as MF ?

Not exactly the same result, obviously. You can't get exactly the same result with 2 different MF cameras...
Same DoF? - Yes.

EDIT:  That is when shooting from the same distance, using the same FL and aperture.

EOS Bodies / Re: Bye Canon?
« on: April 30, 2013, 11:05:11 PM »
So let me get this straight..... MF is better because it has a bigger sensor and more pixels....

So I pay $43,000 for a Hasselbad H50-200MS..... now I need a lens.
Another $5,200 gets me a 300MM F4.5 lens... the longest one they make...
with the crop factor, thats like a 150mm lens on a FF camera.....

You mean stitch factor? :D

EOS Bodies / Re: The Future of EOS M [CR1]
« on: April 30, 2013, 02:47:48 PM »
My 2 cents.

If canon can nail the Af issue, even if it means reverting to contrast detection only, then they are onto a winner.

They have a market of EF-s and EF users with lenses waiting to be used, a nice solid camera which has the concessions folk already live with when using most compact or compact system type cameras.

I don't see the point of a whole new line of EF-M lenses.  ALL CSCs are bulky when they have anything other than a pancake on them, so just go with it.  It makes sense to have the 18-55 M as it's most folks walkabout lens.  Other than that if you want good reach and a big sensor you need a big camera.  When you want a discreet compact camera use the pancake lens.

In the mean time canon could make the pancake lens a real winner by introducing, via firmware, a zone or hyperfocal mode for the pancake.  Say 1.5m to infinity at something like f8.  No need for slow AF.  Just point and shoot and everything in range will be reasonably sharp.  It would be a perfect street shooter.


I hear a lot of people choosing 100D/SL1 over EOS-M, for different reasons (better grip, better AF, pop-up flash, viewfinder, longer battery life, etc).

EOS Bodies / Re: Bye Canon?
« on: April 30, 2013, 11:59:25 AM »
Nikon? Really? ;D They can't even figure out how to change the aperture in Movie mode.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but only Sony SLT can offer fast video AF + you can use the viewfinder (EVF) for filming.
Bye, bye ... go get your SLT-A77.

P.S.: IMHO, for video, you can't beat a proper Manual Focus lens.

Software & Accessories / Re: What makes a Polarizer worth it's price?
« on: April 30, 2013, 11:13:31 AM »
Cheap filters may cause:
color cast
AWB problems
AF problems
loss of contrast or even sharpness

EOS Bodies / Re: The Future of EOS M [CR1]
« on: April 27, 2013, 10:06:07 AM »
For the dude saying it looks cheap/plasticky... the shell is metal. It's a very well made, sturdy compact.

No offence, but please read again, dude :). I was talking about the EF-S being cheap/plasticky compared to EF-M metal shell.
Any comments on EOS-M battery life? How many spares are you taking on a trip?

EOS Bodies / Re: The Future of EOS M [CR1]
« on: April 27, 2013, 07:22:12 AM »
At least this [CR1] together with other rumors or facts tells us where the Canon r&d resources go:

Into the emerging mirrorless market and high-end video, so there's little left to develop new "old-school" dlsrs (see 550d, 600d, 650d, 700d, ...) or replace the old L-lenses except for cash-cows like the delayed 200-400L.

Obviously, :) the new EF-S 18-55'IS'STM kit lens feels cheap and plasticky compared to EF-M 18-55'IS'STM. It's almost like Canon's marketing management is going bananas since 7D and for an average user all the progress can be described in 3 words - touch-screen, Digic5, 40STM. I think I will be boycotting their "affordable/entry level" FF offering this year. Going back to crop may be painful, but the EU prices for an underspeced 6D are just stupidly high (body only ~$2400 in my area). I've sold my 5D2 already  :-\, so I may try the mirrorless thing after all.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Future of EOS M [CR1]
« on: April 27, 2013, 02:02:41 AM »
A new autofocus system will come with the new cameras and promises to be “class leading”.

If so, then why did Canon put the crappy old CDAF in their 700D/T5i?.. or, maybe, 700D/T5i CDAF is “class leading” as well, but they are just too humble to call it that way :)?

Lenses / Re: Lens Choice
« on: April 22, 2013, 01:59:38 AM »
You see :D, it's a big problem when people are talking about different lenses and think that it is the same one.

Canon EF 70-200/2.8L USM - 1995
Canon EF 70-200/4L USM - 1999
Canon EF 70-200/2.8L IS USM - 2001
Canon EF 70-200/4L IS USM - 2006
Canon EF 70-200/2.8L IS II USM - 2010

Sigma EF 70-200/2.8 EX DG HSM - 2005
Sigma EF 70-200/2.8 EX DG HSM Macro - 2006
Sigma EF 70-200/2.8 EX DG II HSM Macro - 2007
Sigma EF 70-200/2.8 EX DG OS HSM - 2010

Lenses / Re: Lens Choice
« on: April 21, 2013, 05:25:34 AM »
Sigma 70-200/2.8 OS HSM has better optics than the first EF 70-200/2.8L USM, if you are talkin about that one.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Confusion about Macro Photography
« on: April 17, 2013, 09:29:52 AM »
Macro photography is about making small things look bigger than they really are.

Canon General / Re: Why do you do Photography?
« on: April 16, 2013, 10:34:22 AM »
Life seems to be so short, mostly because we don't remember every precious moment of it, while trying to forget all the worst that had happened to us. Photography helps to remember everything ;), the good, the bad and the boring (unfortunately).

Lenses / Re: A 4000$ budget for Lenses on 5D3... need suggestions
« on: April 16, 2013, 02:56:59 AM »
no one. not a single person (unless I missed it) has mentioned the 24-105mm f/4L lens

are we all forgetting how great this lens is or are we all blinded by the new mark II 24-70 f/2.8 :P

just the fact that the 24-105mm is so affordable now makes it even more attractive and we can't deny that zoom range is extremely helpful and versatile.

with $4,000 to play with you could pick up some fantastic lenses, no need to gun for the brand new $2,000+ lenses

16-35mm f/2.8L II
24-105mm f/4L (or maybe the new 24-70mm f/4 IS USM)
70-200mm f/4L (non IS version)

and I would also consider the 50mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.4 lenses by Sigma - they are incredibly good for much less than the Canon versions

and you may end up with money to spare. like I said - no need to gun for the new $2,000+ lenses

You missed it, I did :)

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