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Lenses / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART questions
« on: July 21, 2014, 08:28:57 AM »
I  use one on a Canon 6D, and i think it's a stellar performer. Maybe i'm not as picky as other fellow forumers, but my copy didn't need AFMA, and the AF is accurate, though not fast. Bear in mind that i always take photographs of static subjects, and that i always use the central focus point.

I even did a shoot with AI Servo enabled on the 5D MkII and the keeper rate was excellent! All wide angle shots in the following series were shot like this:

Photography Technique / Re: A bit of fun
« on: July 20, 2014, 03:33:34 PM »
My contribution  ;D

Photography Technique / Re: A bit of fun
« on: July 20, 2014, 05:26:48 AM »
Some pictures are just begging to have speech bubbles photoshopped into them
Feel free to add yours

Excellent idea, I'm going on shoot now but will be sure to contribute if I have something interesting to be made from one of my (legacy) shots ;)

Thank you, Sir, Dear friend Mr. mrsfotografie.
Ha, Ha, Ha----Nor The Great--But The most Crazy amazing Surapon, and 8 MM Fish eye Len on Canon 1DS MK I.
Have a great week end, Sir.


I love this shot, it can only be taken by the great Surapon who (always?) carries more than 2 camera bodies with him ;)

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: July 19, 2014, 09:39:17 AM »
Kyoto's 'Golden Pavilion'.

Portrait / Re: Gypsy Girl
« on: July 19, 2014, 09:17:54 AM »
I definitely prefer the first one.

Maybe if you had processed the second like the first I would have liked it more, due to the tighter composition and engaging eyes.

I learnt on a portraiture course that you should try to get the hands in the shot as well if you can, otherwise they may seem 'cut off'. I think that would have helped in this picture ;) I often ask my subjects to change their pose accordingly.

Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70 f/4L IS disappointing?
« on: July 19, 2014, 06:37:44 AM »
FWIW I'm really bored with 24-70 zooms, so I ditched mine (24-70 f/2.8 L) and got a Ʃ35 f/1.4A instead to bridge a gap in my range of wide to standard prime lenses. I find that I am shooting with primes more and more often, with really satisfactory results. Often I will have a wide or standard prime on the 5DMkII  and a tele-zoom on the 5DMkIII. My 24-105L and 17-40L get most of their use when I travel, the 17-40L is almost exclusively for holiday use .

Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: July 18, 2014, 01:59:25 AM »
Thank you for the comment and the Welcome to Canon Rumors .  I tried to remove one of the images but without luck. :P  I only wanted to post the one image but I somehow didn't watch what I was doing.

You can 'modify' your post and then click the '+' next to 'Attachments and other options', then 'uncheck' the unwanted attachment. ;)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: July 17, 2014, 04:46:18 PM »
Here is our "PieDog". 

This is my 1st. post, I hope you like it :)

Welcome to the forum! Nice photo. Did you mean to attach two different photo's? I only see one, twice... ;)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: July 17, 2014, 03:28:15 PM »
I took this snapshot a minute ago with my smartphone  ;D

Lenses / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART questions
« on: July 17, 2014, 01:53:59 AM »
I'm now on my third copy of the Sigma which is the best one out of the three. That being said, it is still nowhere near the performance of the 35L I had with regard to Autofocus accuracy and speed in all scenarios.

The 35L was the most accurately focusing lens I have ever owned. The sigma does decently well in good lighting. Still a tad slower than the Canon and a few more misses than I'd like. In decent lighting, the miss rate goes up a little. In less than desirable lighting, I have trouble getting it to focus on anything whereas the Canon would have had zero issues.

I currently have both the Sigma and the Canon 35/2 IS in the bag, and the Sigma continues to show it's inferiority with regard to AF.

What camera body are you using? I'm thinking this lens may be hit and miss with some bodies. On my 5D2 and 3: no issues.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART questions
« on: July 16, 2014, 06:03:04 PM »
To sum up, after buying two 35 Art that was absolute cr@p and owned 6 or 7 35 L's I would soo not buy another Sigma, but happy to own a 35 L again, hm, I might just buy one.

If you're looking for one of the best lenses ever made, outside of super tele, the 50 Art is incredible.

Copy variation?

So you got lucky with the 50, not so with the 35's. In much the same way I have a superb 35A and 50 EX.

Lenses / Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« on: July 16, 2014, 02:19:14 PM »
As described in the looking for big whites thread...

The problem with Canon updating the 400mm F5.6 is that currently it pretty much equals sharpness of all the other big white primes and 200-400mm at 400mm F5.6, its much smaller, lighter and 1/10th the price of many. With high ISO capabilities of the new gen of cameras high ISO you can get away with F5.6 its also useful when you need a little more DOF on FF. If they made a new one with weather sealing and IS it would reduce sales of the bigger whites even more. But then again would probably cost 200% more.

Same reason I'm guessing there is no 400mm F4 IS non DO because it would be smaller and lighter than the F2.8 and probably considerably cheaper, again with high ISO is F2.8 needed especially with the weight trade off. Only other reason for the F2.8 is for use with tele converters, that you can have a 800mm F5.6 or a 640 F4.

Grrrrr...  >:( Marketing.

Lenses / Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« on: July 16, 2014, 01:49:46 PM »
...though the older, small 24 & 28mm primes, if I recall correctly, have hideous vignetting which can only be considered "arty" or poor on ff... maybe some faster, small but affordable and ff-usable 16/20/24/28mm primes?

They're not too bad if you stop them down and besides, the vignetting correction works like a charm (5D2 and 3). These lenses are becoming underappreciated I think. Yes they're old and maybe not perfect, but they're tiny! And that's an increasingly rare advantage.

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