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Lenses / Re: Is the future USM or STM? Or both..
« on: September 12, 2013, 05:19:15 PM »
I've been wondering for a while at which direction canon is going with the newer STM tech lenses. I really can't say anything negative on how the STM lenses perform but there are advantages to the older USM lenses. Such as ring able to focus the lens without power. But then, I'm not sure exactly which is better per se. Maybe you guys know about this? Will we see L glass with STM?? Or is it just an "APS-C" thing. Maybe we'll see dual pixel af thing in all future camera bodies thus STM L lenses? Maybe this is too vague/not important. Opinions? Know-abouts? ???

So tell us, how well does your digital camera work without power?  None of mine work at all.

Lenses / Re: Why are Zeiss lenses manual?
« on: September 12, 2013, 05:14:08 PM »
Canon would have to license their EF technology to Zeiss.  So far that hasn't happened.  Tamron and Sigma reverse engineer the AF.  That is why there can be compatibility problems with third party lenses.  Zeiss does work with Canon on the lens reporting to the camera body.  So far they have not come to an agreement on EF.

Technical Support / Re: How to clean/keep clean a B+W slim circa-pola MRC
« on: September 05, 2013, 03:15:06 PM »
I use the Zeiss lens cleaning towlettes.  They are pre-moistened and come in foil single use packets.  They do not harm coatings and are easy to stick in your pocket or camera bag.  I get them at Sam's Club in thr optical department.

Lenses / Re: Need daily lens suggestion
« on: August 20, 2013, 08:19:23 AM »
You do realize that the Canon motor drive MF had a top speed of 3.5 frames/second.  It would burn through a 36 exposure roll in ten seconds!  That was plenty fast for sports photography back then.  The 5D3 has a framerate of 6 fps.  I would be more concerned with a camera that has a better autofocus system and better high ISO performance.  Shutter speed is usually the critical factor in sports photography.  If you also want some reasonable DOF, you will need to increase the ISO.  Do yourself a favor and get a 24-70 f/2.8 and a 5D3.  You will not regret it and you will not end up with crop lenses down the road.  Six frames/second is a lot faster than you think.  Once you start processing your images you will see what I mean.  If you cannot get the shot at 6 fps, you probably won't at 8 fps.  Especially with an inferior autofocus system and inferior high ISO performance.  When shooting sports, the goal is usually one great shot of a particular play or action.  Not several mediocre shots that are out of focus or so noisy that you have to overprocess them to get rid of noise.  When you overprocess to reduce noise, you reduce sharpness.  Now what advantage does that extra 2 fps get you...

Lenses / Re: Best Filters for 24-105 f/4
« on: August 09, 2013, 12:44:15 AM »
+1 on B+W

Lenses / Re: Help with a potriat lens
« on: August 08, 2013, 12:00:27 AM »
I agree with Neuro.  85 1.8 and 135 2.0 L.

Lenses / Re: Just got my 135L!
« on: August 02, 2013, 02:07:46 AM »
Pine Cone on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon

5DC w/135 f2 L

EOS Bodies / Re: An Update on the 75+mp Camera in the Wild
« on: August 01, 2013, 01:51:56 PM »
Bring us a shrubbery

-- The Knights that say Nee

Canon General / Re: People that don't shoot in manual...
« on: August 01, 2013, 11:48:41 AM »

Software & Accessories / Re: How Long Does Your CF Cards Last...
« on: July 31, 2013, 03:41:46 PM »
Since they rely on NAND memory, they do have a finite number of read/write cycles.

Lenses / Re: Dxo tests canon/nikon/sony 500mm's
« on: July 16, 2013, 01:20:38 PM »
Since you can mount the Nikon lens on a Canon body with an adapter, why not compare apples to apples?

For the most part, this lens seems to be lacking in sharpness. My Canon 70-200L ver. 1 is sharper.

Lenses / Re: Just got my 135L!
« on: July 08, 2013, 02:59:06 PM »
Congrats!!!  My favorite lens.

Canon General / Re: Clarification....Fine Art
« on: July 07, 2013, 12:09:38 AM »
Even though "fine art" is subjective, all fine art exudes emotion.  If you view a photograph and do not feel an emotional response, it is not fine art to you.  If you do feel emotion when viewing, it is.

Technical Support / Re: metal print question
« on: June 21, 2013, 03:53:16 PM »
I make a color corrected print on gloss white paper.  This allows me to correct exposure as well.  The labs will adjust for their media using the correct ICC profile.  If you send them a corrected digital image, they should get it right.  Some labs will even match a metal print to your print if you send them a print to match.

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