I don't even bother with DxO reviews or tests anymore because they often totally contradict other reviews.
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I have all the gear I need now. ... Said no photographer (or keen enthusiast) ever.
Hands on: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art ignores Canon L, Nikon glass and targets Zeiss Otus. No, really.
I think it would perhaps have been more accurate to say the vibration a grip permits, if you want to check, try flexing the camera with grip, vs the camera without grip when attached to a tripod, you will find significantly more flex with grip than without, this would translate to vibration as it is obviously less rigid.
Indeed, that's a much better way to phrase it - thanks!
Dear my friend mrsfotografie.
I love your fantastic Tricks that make me feel good, and you feel happy too.
My Trick are simple---Every time that I go to buy the new Photographic equipment from the Local Camera Shop, or Order from Internet---I must buy the Jewelry/ Diamonds/ Lady's Decor. Items for my dear wife, which cost 25% more than my Equipments----Ha, Ha, Ha---That Why, She still love me, Not Kill me yet---So far. Plus, She is the Vice President/ Book Keeper/ CPA of my Company----She Know that , When I want another Big White Lens that cost more than the her 3 Carat Diamond Ring---Yes, Now she might want 5 Carats -Pure White Diamond Ring---Ha, Ha, Ha--YES, That will save my family life. Yes, I tell her that Canon EF 800 mm will use for the Office Job, That I can shoot the Top of Building Details/ Architectural Detail with out risk my Life to climb the Building , and use Old 50 mm. Lens-----Ha, Ha, Ha.
Nice to talk with you.
That's very funny Surapon, and I think those rules work across all cultures.
There's also the special case that seems to be a Thai exclusive, when I was a very young soldier I was enamoured of a very Lovely Thai Lady (are there any other types ??), she clearly pointed out to me what happens when anything comes between her & her love/interest for you, they arrange for a duck to eat what's left of your Family Jewels, generally this applies when your interest might momentarily shift to other young ladies, but Obsessive Camera interest always concerned me as a possible cause, so I sold all my Cameras during this interlude.
Fortunately I must have read the situation right as I'm now the very proud father of two growing sons, and everything is still where it's supposed to be, mostly.
This might be the ultimate reason for your very fair attitude where your lovely wife is concerned.
Moonrise over hay.
5D3 with Zeiss 15mm
I'm still trying to figure out which one of these AF chips to buy on eBay. They all appear to be the same thing, but prices range from $4.15 to $38.99. Descriptions and prices include:
- New Optix V6 AF Confirm PCB Chip for Canon EOS ( Can Store 3 Lens Config) $38.99
- New Optix V5+ AF Confirm PCB Chip for Canon EOS $28.99
- AF Chip "Dandelion" for Canon EOS. Origin EMF chip made by Victor Lushnikov $23.98
- *EURO* ETTL AF Confirm EMF Program Chip for Canon EOS 5D Mark3 MkIII 6D 600D 50D $22.77
- EMF AF Confirm chip for Canon EOS EF camera $10.93
- New generation easy install AF Confirm chip for canon + EXIF EDIT with installer $7.15
- AF confirm chip chipset for Canon EOS EF lens adapter $4.15
I'm interested in the chip that will provide the most features and functionality. I'd be happy to spend $39 instead of $4 if the more expensive chip had advantages that are worth $35 or more. Any suggestions appreciated.
I purchased the "dandelion" chip myself. It gives you quite a bit of functionality. Programming it via the camera is a little awkward, but can be done. The primary thing I wanted was not the focus assist aspect (I find the combination of prefocusing at more narrow apertures and then using live view x10 at wider aperture a more sure bet), but it was important to me to get some a reasonable EXIF data for cataloging, as I have other lenses that also don't report EXIF data and there are times that I want to sort my work by lens.
Very true! ... I remember reading "photography being a more serious addiction than alcohol or drug addiction", coz a photographer is more likely to live longer than the boozards and druggies ... my wife often says (about me) that if I had my way I might even sell the house to buy new gear ... sometimes I scare myself coz those thoughts do cross my mind.Neuro is right. In fact not having enough liquid cash also does nothing to cure itHow disgraceful, you guys have no self control ... may I join the clubI somehow always have another lens on my mind
Take it from me - getting a 1D X won't cure you of that desire...
When I had a 7D and 5DII, the grips were always on them...except when shooting critical shots from a tripod. I like not having to remove the grip to eliminate the extra vibration it causes.
Interesting, never thought of that. I used a battery grip on the original 5D because it boosted the shooting time from a set of batteries so much. However duration of the latest single batteries is so much better I don't bother with a grip on the new bodies, but I'm not using very large lenses.
I've always found the body size needs to match the lenses.
I'm fine if Sigma copied the best 50mm lens ever made.
"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."
Ok by me. Even without a grip, a full size dSLR with lens(es) isn't 'packing light'.