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Lenses / Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« on: May 09, 2014, 06:47:37 AM »
It is funny reading this and other like threads and then remembering all the times photographers say "it's not the equipment, it's the photographer".   ;D ;D ;D

Doesn't work for lens collectors :)

Let's reframe the discussion.

It's not the telescope, it's the astronomer.

Every photographer knows - it's the lighting :).

That's true but the night sky is sooooo dark! ;)

Yes, but the actual subjects there are the light sources. In astrophotography "it is the equipment" that makes a better picture :).

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 09, 2014, 04:20:03 AM »

IMG_4361 by ecka84, on Flickr

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Lenses / Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« on: May 09, 2014, 02:20:41 AM »
It is funny reading this and other like threads and then remembering all the times photographers say "it's not the equipment, it's the photographer".   ;D ;D ;D

Doesn't work for lens collectors :)

Let's reframe the discussion.

It's not the telescope, it's the astronomer.

Every photographer knows - it's the lighting :).

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Lenses / Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« on: May 08, 2014, 02:43:40 PM »
It is funny reading this and other like threads and then remembering all the times photographers say "it's not the equipment, it's the photographer".   ;D ;D ;D

Doesn't work for lens collectors :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in 2014? [CR1]
« on: May 04, 2014, 07:11:03 AM »
To you or anyone, where did the "kiss" name come from, for the Rebel line in Europe?  Is it meant to market to certain people, and if so, which people?  In America they could almost use "kiss" also, if for no other reason than almost nobody in the potential customer base, would associate it with the rock band.  They're too young, and even their parents are almost too young too, lol.  To me, "rebel" seems more fitting, but maybe that's just because I'm accustomed to the name and the line over time.

Actually, "kiss" is the Asian name for Rebel series. In Europe we have D series - 300D-700D, 1000D-1200D and 100D aka SL1.

My mistake.  Where did it come from, if you know?

Could be the same place all weird Japanese stuff comes from :).

Haha, that is not very reverent of the Japanese, who design and build your cameras...

... and I love my Japanese cameras :). I just don't understand some design and marketing decisions they make. Like my 6D having 1/180sec flash sync and that option is not available if the flash is not attached to the camera, so I have to use 1/160sec shutter speed with my non-TTL triggers. Not a big deal, but still...
Selling lenses (non-L) without a piece of plastic called "lens hood" and asking an unreasonable amount of money for such accessories (like $70 for a hood for the 35/2 IS USM) is beyond my logic as well :). Canon started implementing "the pinch cap technology" lately, so there is hope :).

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in 2014? [CR1]
« on: May 04, 2014, 02:58:03 AM »
To you or anyone, where did the "kiss" name come from, for the Rebel line in Europe?  Is it meant to market to certain people, and if so, which people?  In America they could almost use "kiss" also, if for no other reason than almost nobody in the potential customer base, would associate it with the rock band.  They're too young, and even their parents are almost too young too, lol.  To me, "rebel" seems more fitting, but maybe that's just because I'm accustomed to the name and the line over time.

Actually, "kiss" is the Asian name for Rebel series. In Europe we have D series - 300D-700D, 1000D-1200D and 100D aka SL1.

My mistake.  Where did it come from, if you know?

Could be the same place all weird Japanese stuff comes from :).

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in 2014? [CR1]
« on: May 04, 2014, 02:20:05 AM »
To you or anyone, where did the "kiss" name come from, for the Rebel line in Europe?  Is it meant to market to certain people, and if so, which people?  In America they could almost use "kiss" also, if for no other reason than almost nobody in the potential customer base, would associate it with the rock band.  They're too young, and even their parents are almost too young too, lol.  To me, "rebel" seems more fitting, but maybe that's just because I'm accustomed to the name and the line over time.

Actually, "kiss" is the Asian name for Rebel series. In Europe we have D series - 300D-700D, 1000D-1200D and 100D aka SL1.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: May 04, 2014, 01:26:10 AM »
Lovely thread :). Thank you all for sharing.


IMG_4358 by ecka84, on Flickr

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« on: May 03, 2014, 01:00:26 PM »
6D + EF 40mm f/2.8 STM + 13mm Extension Tube


IMG_4265 by ecka84, on Flickr

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: May 01, 2014, 08:43:38 AM »

IMG_3573 by ecka84, on Flickr

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: April 23, 2014, 04:45:14 PM »
6D + Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX APO DG HSM Macro

IMG_2752 by ecka84, on Flickr

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Canon General / Re: $10,000
« on: April 22, 2014, 11:38:39 AM »
Sony a7R
Canon TS-E 17/4L
Voigtlander Ultron 21/1.8
Voigtlander Nokton 35/1.2'II
Leica Summicron-C 40/2
Canon FD 85/1.2L
Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 or 2/100 Makro
:)

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: April 21, 2014, 10:29:25 AM »

IMG_2792 by ecka84, on Flickr

Looks beautiful....what part of the world is that?

Lithuania :)

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: April 21, 2014, 05:37:36 AM »

IMG_2792 by ecka84, on Flickr

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Lenses / Re: Canon IS Primes for landscapes?
« on: April 19, 2014, 10:36:13 AM »
There is no Sigma 24mm f/1.4 ART yet (thus an unfair comparison), but the Canon 24mm f/2.8 IS seems to be dropping the ball a bit:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=788&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=3&LensComp=829&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=5
The Sigma 24mm f/1.4 ART is rumored to be heavier and more expensive as the 35mm Art.

Although the mentioned Canon IS Prime lenses are not as good wide open, they have some clear advantages:
  • They are much smaller and lighter (the combined weight of the 24mm and 35mm Canons is actually less than a single Sigma 35mm ART, a big bonus when hiking);
  • They are (much) cheaper (the possible savings could bring a 5DmkIII in reach, but likely be spend on more glass);
  • They offer IS (which I don’t care about, but could be good for filming).

Am I missing something, or is this actually a viable option? Any good experiences using these Canon lenses for landscapes?


There is an older Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 which is near as good optically as the new stabilized version, only cheaper and smaller.
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=788&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=3&LensComp=246&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=3

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