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I totally understand not wanting a heavy lens, but I've never found weight to be a valid critique of a lens. There are many other options out there that compromise on speed/aperture and IS/VC to achieve a lighter load. This lens doesn't compromise on those aspects, and the trade off is that it weighs more. I know most everybody understands that, so why still bring it up?

Although maybe I'm bias, because I do work out  8)

If it's too big/heavy, then you may choose not to take it to the place where you shoot photo's....  ::)

Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG Art
« on: January 22, 2015, 02:09:35 PM »
And I could always use my 40mm if I want something light.

I still don't "get" the 40. I mean, I own it. I've used it. But it mostly sits on my desk. Just not my thing, but if I was walking around a lot more yeah, it's a no-brainer to drop in the bag or even a pocket!

I had a 40 mm Voigtlander and found the focal length, well... boring.

I saw this heavy lens on the Photokina :), it was really big and sadly behind a showcase.
I'm wonder about tests and shots!

Hmmm "really big" = "less exciting". Of course I know physics demands a certain size vs a certain constant aperture but still, portability is an important factor. If you look at the trend in lens releases you need to be He-man to carry 3 lenses or more...

Wow, unexpected.. cool!  8)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Discontinued
« on: January 22, 2015, 01:43:59 AM »
I bought this lens, and after extensively comparing it to my Canon 24-70 f2.8, I sold the Canon. This is an outstanding lens.

Same here, I love it too.

If you are comparing the Sigma to the Canon 24-70 f2.8 Mk I it should be noted that I sold my 24-70 f2.8 too, but after getting the 24-105L, because the 24-105L had much better resolution and I was more pleased with the color saturation it provided. The Canon 24-70 f2.8 Mk I just wasn't that great.

I think a more direct comparison between the 24-105's probably leaves little to be desired over the Canon especially if you like to process in DPP (like me) and thus have the OEM Canon lens profiles and camera settings available in post. Other than this I *really* dislike lenses with a duo-cam zoom mechanism such as this Sigma has for mechanical reasons and the appearance which associates it with cheap, wobbly builds of the past.

Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG Art
« on: January 20, 2015, 02:55:13 PM »
Nice review, Justin.  It's not a perfect lens, and it is too big, but it would still be my choice at the moment for a reasonably affordable 50mm prime.

I am still waiting for Canon to bring us an equivalent of the 35IS in a 50mm.  If it was similarly sized and performed similarly, it would be be my choice.

I'm fortunate to have a good copy of the Sigma f/1.4 EX and prefer the look created by the 'traditional' double Gauss design. It's a lot smaller too although it is not a small lens in itself. Sigma managed to persuade me with the 35mm A, not so with the 50mm A so I will be hanging on to the old 'EX' for the foreseeable time...

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 18, 2015, 11:18:31 AM »
Seebi Island, Musandam (Oman).

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens Review
« on: January 18, 2015, 09:36:48 AM »
Loosing sharpness when stopping down? That kills it as a motorsports lens for me then  ;D ;D ;D

Oh well I guess I will just have to upgrade my version of the 100-400L  ::)

Just imagine all the money not spent, whatever the excuse.  ;)

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 17, 2015, 11:34:24 AM »
Road to Musandam (picture taken from moving vehicle).

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 17, 2015, 11:20:32 AM »
Khasab Castle, Musandam, Oman. >360 degrees cylindrical panorama.

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 17, 2015, 11:15:10 AM »
Road to Musandam (Oman)

My S90 has contact issues, and will only work reliably if I add a piece of folded paper on top of the battery to make it press more tightly onto the contacts  ::)

PowerShot / Re: Convert the PowerShot N into a Rolleiflex Style Camera
« on: January 14, 2015, 01:27:08 PM »
it is cheaper if you steal it of course, whitey!

 ??? ::)

PowerShot / Re: Convert the PowerShot N into a Rolleiflex Style Camera
« on: January 14, 2015, 11:51:35 AM »
If you take that particular screw out of somebody else's bicycle you might get involved in something like involuntary manslaughter. CAn you make it so that the image in the viewfinder swings the other way than the camera like in the real Rolleicord? That would be cool.

Why steal if you can buy?

PowerShot / Re: Convert the PowerShot N into a Rolleiflex Style Camera
« on: January 14, 2015, 01:36:10 AM »
Aha I identified one of the components; 'round screw with hole' = bicycle cantilever brake parts as shown below.
Now tell me where it goes? The instructions never mention it.

They're recessed at the side and are apparently used to mechanically connect the block to the camera via the neck strap connectors on the side of the canon body.

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