Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deals: EOS 6D, EF 24-70 f/2.8L II, EF 85 f/1.2L II, EF 70-200 f/4L IS via B&H Photo« on: December 05, 2013, 04:55:13 AM »
Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 after mail-in rebate (Reg $2299) - sold out
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I don't say it is bad. I would prefer nicely exposed picture in this case. And it's not like I say: only properly exposed picture is a good one.hm... looks over-exposed to me and skin texture is just gone
And why is that a bad thing? I like it.
really? ok.hm... looks over-exposed to me and skin texture is just gone... and it is still a fantastic image, worthy of praise!
Do you mean photographer wanted to say she is not good enough to be properly exposed?hm... looks over-exposed to me and skin texture is just gone
I think that's the idea; ancient technique to produce more flattering image of someone who's not perfect.
If someone is taking a picture of me I like it to be overexposed to the point of being just white
I am looking into getting a grey market 5D3 off EBay, does anyone know if that would count towards my CPS points?To my knowledge, it is not anyhow connected: in CPS you are registering only model and serial number.
I would skip DxO review as meaningless. Even for lenses they are sucked (for example, make a comparison between Canon's 200-400 with built-in extender and Nikkor 200-400 without: everything is better for Canon, but transmission is a only a bit behind - Nikkor still has a better overall score )honestly, the mtf doesn't impress me at all. on the other hand, based on what i've seen from sigma with their latest releases, it should be much better than any equivalents canon or nikon has to offer. my guess the price will be around 750-850$ and i really hope it will perform better than what the MTF shows, otherwise, whats the point? if it does i sure see myself getting myself a copy
one thing i dont understand though, is the A rating... a C would make much more sense
The Sigma MTF *is* better than the Canon MTF for the same zoom and the Sigma lens has less distortion. Vignetting - have to wait and see. Will be interesting to read the DxO review of it, that's for sure!
To my mind, modelling light should not be switched on all the time. But combination with Pro8 is also quite nice.profoto pro b4
Unless you want cont. modeling lights on both channels, that would deplete the battery even with the charger attached. In studio I'd rather consider a D4, unless the speed of the Pro8 is required.
+1 here. 85L is amazingly sharp wide open.the thing about the Canon fifties is that they are a compromise... af on all, excellent image sharpness when stopped down to 2.8, decent bokeh, but better on the 1.2, but no is.
so what I want is to buy a 1.2 or 1.4 50mm that I can use wide open that is sharp and with a beautiful bokeh... and I really want af and I can do without is, but I'd like that too. sho Canon needs to get off their duffs and make that happen... and I'd happily pay $2000 ish for that lens.
The 50L is not a compromise. Apparently, IS on f/1.2 is technically impossible now. The 50L is designed for bokeh, not for sharpness. Even Zeiss says that you cannot have both (in their "bokeh" document).
I've heard that from multiple sources, but people live the Canon 85's and the 135 L for their sharpness and the bokeh...
and the sigma 35 gets a ton of praise for being sharp wide open... and I know we are comparing apples to oranges, but I just can't seem to accept that it has to be one or the other