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Messages - kirillica

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Lighting / Re: Studio lighting
« on: October 11, 2013, 07:22:57 AM »
profoto pro b4 is a good choice to shoot almost everything you could imagine

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
+1 here. 85L is amazingly sharp wide open.

Lenses / Re: 85mm prime recommendation
« on: October 04, 2013, 10:43:23 AM »
I used the 100L for sports as well, tracking football players at all distances... and the lens is a champ when it comes to ai servo.  I had significantly more keepers than not.  I've since sold it... but indoor and our... works like a champ.
It's not I think 100L is not capable to do that, but it's not aimed to do that. IQ from 70-200F2.8IS m2 I love significantly more for this (again, except portraits and macros).

Lenses / Re: 85mm prime recommendation
« on: October 04, 2013, 05:28:32 AM »
As I can see all 85mm primes are mostly equal in image quality.
I don't realy need AF. For action shots I have 100L and 70-200/4LIS. I am using 5D3.
I am considering Samyang, Sigma and Canon f/1.8. Canon f/1.2 and zeiss are out of price range.
I will be using it mostly 1.4-2.0 for shots from distance in dark conditions and low light video.
So my primary conserns are resolution (so I can crop image, if I only could afford 200 f/2) and manual operation.
As I can assume Samyang have better focusing ring? Are Sigma and Canon f/1.8 good for manual operation?
You are using 100L for action shots? Really?  :o
I mean, 100L is a great lens and I have one, but it has nothing to do with actions: micro-contrast and sharpness it has makes it good only for close-ups and macros.
Samyang... I haven't heard about any good product from them (regardless the fact they place red rings on their lenses)... are you?

Having good camera like 5D3 and investing in cheap and unreliable stuff like Samyang makes this camera useless.

Lenses / Re: 85mm prime recommendation
« on: October 04, 2013, 04:38:37 AM »
its highly subjective

and bokeh is unquantifiable however if you look at brians comparisons there is not alot in it

the extra 1/3rd of a stop aperture probably plays a big part in the bokeh

but if you want bokeh over all else i think the 135L leave both 85s in its dust... and then there is the 200f2L IS... ;)

anyway i have never said the sigma is better than the canon 1.2 in any way other than AF speed
the differences are pretty marginal and not worth the massive price gulf between the two
yes, it is subjective. and for me there is a huge difference in a place you (subjectively) don't see that ;)

Lenses / Re: 85mm prime recommendation
« on: October 04, 2013, 04:15:24 AM »
dont think its a million times better
its not even 3 times better to reflect the nutty price tag
it is a little better

but AF speed on a non 1D body is a big factor also physical size and coupled with the monster price difference....
from artistic point of view - it is significantly better. but, yes, art is a question of taste ;)

Lenses / Re: 85mm prime recommendation
« on: October 04, 2013, 03:36:07 AM »
I'm really curious why people check sharpeners of 85 1.2 and compare it to any other 85 while bokeh of Canon's prime is something million times better than anything else?

Lenses / Re: 85mm prime recommendation
« on: October 03, 2013, 04:21:57 PM »
Forget about Sigma, their 85 is a simply crap.

And what makes you say that? Do unqualified remarks like this help anyone?

I could've bought the Canon f1.2 but got the Sigma instead. Superb lens, great results (I've posted many portrait shots taken wide open on this site). Yes, focus at f1.4 is critical but do you really think every shot ever taken with the Canon is a keeper?

Perhaps I got lucky with my copy of the lens but it's naive to think Sigma can't make quality lenses. If they were that bad, would they stay in business?
Sigma 85 comparing Canon 85 1.2 is crap. period.
talking about business: price for Sigma makes it alive; most people can't afford Canon's primes.

Lenses / Re: 85mm prime recommendation
« on: October 03, 2013, 10:44:33 AM »
Forget about Sigma, their 85 is a simply crap.
85 1.8 and 1.2 are very-very different lenses. bokeh from 1.2 is creamy, milky and simply nice. it is quite sharp starting from 1.2, but only in case you are not missed. AF of 1.2 is sometimes slow and (comparing other lenses I have) not getting the point during first round. CA of 1.2 are huge like dinosaur (and not only wide open; sometimes CA correction in Lightroom is not enough and you should use your skills of PS too).

So 1.8 is simply for shooting on 85mm, 1.2 - is something you will most probably love after getting used to it; using outdoors it creates very 3D-like photos, photos from 1.8 are flat comparing to that :) But, well, once again, there are people saying 1.2 is stupid and useless due to focus and CA issues.

Helios 40 (or 40-2)... It is nice, but no AF makes it good only for stills: setting it sharp where needed at 1.5 in dynamic scenes is a huge challenge.

Lenses / Re: Best 35mm wide open????
« on: September 26, 2013, 04:31:53 AM »
It is strange you are not considering 24L2. It's not 35mm, but much nicer than that (I personally found 35mm not usable to me)

Canon General / Re: Canon Testing a 75+ Megapixel EOS-1 Body? [CR1]
« on: July 22, 2013, 02:09:59 AM »
sometimes even on my latest very good i7 + 16gb ddr3 + ssd I feel process not so fast with 20mp of 5dm2. the only way to upgrade is ram (up to 64gb), but will it be enough to handle 75mp on a good level of speed? let's see...

at the same time, I think this is a double-pixel technology (like in 70d), so it makes 75mp 38 real mp on output and that's fine to me. around 40mp is something you can handle pretty fast on a good pc.

Lenses / Re: Andy Rouse Reviews the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« on: May 14, 2013, 09:04:58 AM »
A lovely review. Worth of reading even if you never buy one of these toys.

Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: April 12, 2013, 10:37:25 AM »
As red ring is not copyrighted (look at Samyang), Sigma should definitely put one on this lens so it sells well :D

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the EOS T5i
« on: March 24, 2013, 12:14:52 PM »
maybe rebel 5 is a result of miscommunication? maybe DSLR department don't know Canon has developed digic 6 and can provide normal continuous AF during video with high ISO and large DR?

Canon is too big... :(

Portrait / Re: Fashion Girl picture test with Dynalite Ringflash 3200w
« on: March 11, 2013, 04:05:24 PM »
even good flash is not enough for a good shot

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