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Canon General / Re: Review: Canon EOS 17-40 f/4L by DxO Mark
« on: January 23, 2014, 02:39:43 PM »
... their lens comparison tool is an excellent resource


...if you only shoot in lighting equivalent to a dimly lit warehouse.   ::)

Their Measurements are useful, their Scores and the rankings which are based on them are generally meaningless (except in warehouses ;) ).

I should qualify that be saying their Measurements can be useful, when they're correct.  They weren't for the 70-200 II, but they defended them until they silently updated them.  Their measurements of the 17-40L are also suspect, as they apparently show it's as sharp in the corners as the center wide open, and sharper at f/4 than the 16-35/2.8L II stopped down to f/8 - I don't buy either of those.


Well, they did figure out that it's a great travel lens (at least they got that right), something that is also clearly stated on the Canon Europe website (and I agree!!) Doh!:

http://www.canon-europe.com/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/EF_Lenses/Zoom/index.aspx

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Reviews / Re: Review: Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro VC USD
« on: January 23, 2014, 08:30:03 AM »
There's a good chance I'll go for the 'L', also because it may be a bit better investment. So far the bids for my Tamron are a little disappointing because the new version is pushing down the resale value of the old model. As for the Sigma, the way they're updating their lenses I expect a 150mm 'A' shortly. The Sigma is also rather massive, not sure I'd like that.

Thanks for sharing re. gloves to wear. I was in there for about 2 hrs almost continuously holding my camera. I tried to warm my hands in my pockets every once in awhile but as for comfort it was going downhill anyway...

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Reviews / Re: Review: Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro VC USD
« on: January 22, 2014, 11:49:19 AM »
Here's another shot from this lens:


Frozen by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr


Fantastic! How do you manage at the low temperatures you experience? I went to an ice sculptures festival at -8C and had really painful fingers afterwards ( I was wearing black painters gloves that are sufficiently warm for most of my 0+ C outings).

Now that I'm digging into macro lenses, I find I'm torn between the new Tammy, the 100mm Canon 'L', and the 150 mm Sigma. They all seem to have some benefits to them. For the Tamron it's price and quality, the Canon has a slightly more pleasing bokeh (if I'm correct) and it would help me reduce my variety in filter sizes, the Sigma has the benefit of a longer working distance and it is a super-apochromatic lens but it has no weather sealing.

Knowing that you own the Canon, would you say it gives more pleasing images than the Tamron? I'm looking for the best and most useful macro here, please do not consider the cost of these lenses as I can afford to buy any one of them (but not all of them ;D ).

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Salt lake Community College, Salt Lake City, circa 2013, Pinhole Camera made from Beats Earphone box.8 second exposure
This is lovely! Can you share the picture of the camera?
Thanks. That is neat!

My next pinhole will be made from a Canon 70-200 coffee mug!

That's funny. Given the length of the thing I suppose it will also have the effect of a long focal length.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 90mm macro or Sigma 150 OS?
« on: January 21, 2014, 04:56:47 PM »
I'm reviving this topic because currently looking at upgrading my Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO (mostly because I want a non-extending lens with IS), but am stuck between the:

Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD MACRO
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM Macro
Sigma AF 150mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro OS HSM.

The main issue here is working distance; how important is the focal length if the MFD's are all relatively similar?

So which macro lens should I choose for full frame, my interest is mostly larger subjects such as butterflies. I do like a little extra working distance, but that Sigma is a pretty big lens. Any thoughts?

Dear Friend mrsfotografie.
Ha, Ha, Ha, 1 best Macro lens that you forget to mention = Canon EF 180 mm. F 3.5L Macro USM , That fit to your need,  This Lens that can shoot far away from Butterfly or bees with out  chase them away. Yes I have 6-8 years already and Love this Big Babe too, Plus I still love my Canon EF 100 MM. F/ 2.8 L IS Macro too.
Nice to talk to you, Have a great Late afternoon on this Tuesday.
Surapon

Dear friend Surapon, you have an impressive and interesting flash setup. Very good to have a bracket on the camera, not the body. Thanks for the recommendation of the 180 mm, however I think 150 mm is long enough really AND the 180 has no IS which I really want because I like to do available light + hand-held macro photography as far as the light allows.

The wise decision here seems to me the Canon; it has IS, weather sealing (FWIW) and doubles as a portrait-macro, AND it has a 67mm filter size  which helps me reduce the number of filter sizes I have in my lens collection. Still, I have time to consider...

Edit: it looks like the Canon has is quite significant Longitudinal Chromatic Aberrations (LoCA) at f/2.8; the Sigma is much better in that sense. How is that from a real world perspective?


Dear Friend
"The wise decision here seems to me the Canon; it has IS, weather sealing (FWIW) and doubles as a portrait-macro, AND it has a 67mm filter size  which helps me reduce the number of filter sizes I have in my lens collection. Still, I have time to consider..." = The most smart Idea , + 100 for me too---Special Portrait Lens.

Sorry "  it looks like the Canon has is quite significant Longitudinal Chromatic Aberrations (LoCA) . How is that from a real world perspective?"---Sorry, My Old eyes can not see that LoCA. I just snap shots the subjects and I love that I get with minimum Post Processing.
Good day.
Surapon

Ha, ha looks like the Canon is in the lead ;) Thanks for your real world perspective.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 90mm macro or Sigma 150 OS?
« on: January 21, 2014, 04:35:32 PM »
I'm reviving this topic because currently looking at upgrading my Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO (mostly because I want a non-extending lens with IS), but am stuck between the:

Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD MACRO
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM Macro
Sigma AF 150mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro OS HSM.

The main issue here is working distance; how important is the focal length if the MFD's are all relatively similar?

So which macro lens should I choose for full frame, my interest is mostly larger subjects such as butterflies. I do like a little extra working distance, but that Sigma is a pretty big lens. Any thoughts?

Dear Friend mrsfotografie.
Ha, Ha, Ha, 1 best Macro lens that you forget to mention = Canon EF 180 mm. F 3.5L Macro USM , That fit to your need,  This Lens that can shoot far away from Butterfly or bees with out  chase them away. Yes I have 6-8 years already and Love this Big Babe too, Plus I still love my Canon EF 100 MM. F/ 2.8 L IS Macro too.
Nice to talk to you, Have a great Late afternoon on this Tuesday.
Surapon

Dear friend Surapon, you have an impressive and interesting flash setup. Very good to have a bracket on the camera, not the body. Thanks for the recommendation of the 180 mm, however I think 150 mm is long enough really AND the 180 has no IS which I really want because I like to do available light + hand-held macro photography as far as the light allows.

The wise decision here seems to me the Canon; it has IS, weather sealing (FWIW) and doubles as a portrait-macro, AND it has a 67mm filter size  which helps me reduce the number of filter sizes I have in my lens collection. Still, I have time to consider...

Edit: it looks like the Canon has is quite significant Longitudinal Chromatic Aberrations (LoCA) at f/2.8; the Sigma is much better in that sense. How is that from a real world perspective?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 90mm macro or Sigma 150 OS?
« on: January 21, 2014, 02:53:28 PM »
I'm reviving this topic because currently looking at upgrading my Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO (mostly because I want a non-extending lens with IS), but am stuck between the:

Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD MACRO
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM Macro
Sigma AF 150mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro OS HSM.

The main issue here is working distance; how important is the focal length if the MFD's are all relatively similar?

So which macro lens should I choose for full frame, my interest is mostly larger subjects such as butterflies. I do like a little extra working distance, but that Sigma is a pretty big lens. Any thoughts?


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Here's some old cheap equipment I still use all the time.  All taken December 2013 with a Kodak DCS Pro SLR/C and a Vivitar "Series 1" 19 to 35 zoom.  The last one is HDR.  Proof that even at 1.5 FPS, this camera is still capable of producing a hand held bracket for HDR  :)

Wow! Cool photos (I like the colors) , and a cool camera too :)

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Wow wow wow dear Surapon, your collection of Canon equipment never seizes to amaze me! You have some really interesting lenses there, with built-in AF?? And your amazing C2500L, you were probably at the cutting edge of technology :) My first digital was a Canon A20 and I still have it but it's not a great camera.

At the moment the longest lens I have for the old stuff is an FL 135mm f/2.5. I had the FD 70-210 f/4 as shown in your picture, but I sold it because I decided I want only primes for my analog stuff. At the moment I'm thinking about getting a cheap FD 200mm f/4 S.S.C. Supposedly it's a good lens and besides the possibility of using it on my FT-QL's or the AE-1 Program, it may be fun too on my NEX-6 for which I have an FD adapter.

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Canon AE-1 Program, 50 and 28mm lenses.

Wow, Wow, Wow, Dear Friend mrsfotografie .
Beautiful Photos that you post, Yes, I miss my  film Canon A2E and Canon T 50, T70 and T 90 Too, Yes, I still have Kodak Films and Ilford Films in my office Refrigerator = 12-14 rolls since 1999----Ha, Ha, Ha.
Have a great Sunday.
Surapon

Thank you my dear friend Surapon. The old Canon stuff is good and fun to use. Here's a test shot with my FT QL and a Tokina 80-200 f/4.5 that I disassembled and cleaned (it had fungus). The Tokina 80-200 I sold after it tested OK, the FT QL I still have (two bodies in fact).

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Reviews / Re: Review: Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro VC USD
« on: January 19, 2014, 01:38:22 PM »
Ok, I put my Tamron 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro up for sale today....

Keep me posted on how you like the new one.

Will do, but first have to sell ;)

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Canon AE-1 Program, 50 and 28mm lenses.

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Reviews / Re: Review: Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro VC USD
« on: January 19, 2014, 12:18:56 PM »
Ok, I put my Tamron 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro up for sale today....

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Lenses / Re: 7D user - advice on my best option for a 'go to' lens?
« on: January 19, 2014, 08:59:30 AM »
Thanks all for the informative responses. I think I'm ready to scratch the idea of the 24-105 (17-55 wins here by something like 15 to 2).

I'll definitely get the 50mm 1.4, because I've loved using my 1.8. If I aim for a really limited set up, does the 17-55 2.8 complement the 50mm 1.4? I'd definitely be open to alternatives, like the 15-85, if it gives my photography more scope?

I think I basically want one of these set ups:

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens
Canon EF 50mm - f/1.4 USM Lens
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Lens?

OR

Canon EF-S 15-85 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
Canon EF 50mm - f/1.4 USM Lens
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Lens?

How do either of those sound for me? Anything missing?

Thanks a lot people

What's blatantly missing is IS in your 70-200, I'm not going to sum up all of the plusses, but I would seriously consider the IS model if I were you, also because it is optically superior to the non-IS model.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon naming policy
« on: January 19, 2014, 05:27:54 AM »
You're bound to run into confusion when you have (a) too many cameras simultaneously on the market, (b) when you release cameras too rapidly. The EOS 100D came out in 2013 ... it's an "entry-level" camera, so the EOS 150D should be here this year, as well as the 750D ... what happens in 2017 (the new 300D) and 2019 (the new 100D or 1000D or 000D)? Plus, eventually the 5D and the 1D series will reach Mark L and even more eventually Mark C level. But before then, there'll be the Mark XXXVIII and, fitting for the 1D series, the Mark XL.

You forgot about the 100D/SL1. What will happen to  the x0D line after the 80D and 90D?

After the 950D the rebels will likely go back to 300 and after the 90D the xxD line will likely go back to 10 but they might not be "D".  Although I am curious as to what the 100D / SL1 will become. Maybe 110D?

Well at one point it becomes useless to add the 'D' to designate 'digital'. Better drop it and use an 'F" for film or something like that  ;D

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