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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: February 13, 2014, 02:37:56 PM »
Here's one more for you Surapon :)

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Lenses / Re: More EF pancakes?
« on: February 13, 2014, 10:16:44 AM »
It seems like 40mm (on FF) is about the sweet spot for pancakes because it provides a very natural perspective and is a simple lens requiring few corrections to achieve decent optical performance.  My favorite lens on Micro 4/3 is the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 pancake that is 40mm FF equivalent.  Extremely versatile.

I doubt an EF wide-angle pancake would be able to come anywhere near the optical performance of either (1) full-size wide-angle lenses; or (2) the 40mm pancake.  Not enough room for corrective elements.  For longer focal length lenses there's probably not enough room to space the elements without some optical magic like diffractive elements (read: crazily expensive, priced out of reach of the target market).

If any new pancake were to come out I'd expect it to be EF-S, 25mm and probably f/2.8 (though f/2 would make it far more attractive on APS-C).  That would put it in line in terms of angle of view with the 40mm f/2.8 on FF, and not coincidentally also with the 20mm f/1.7 Panasonic.

You're right, short focal length lenses need to be retro-focus and that makes it a real challenge to get a good optical formula into a pancake.

As for pancakes, I had a 40mm Voightlander but to be honest I think a pancake is too small on a 5DMk* body. I prefer my little 50 and 35 mm Canon lenses for compactness and light weight while they still give something to hold on to.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sonay Alpha a6000
« on: February 12, 2014, 01:19:25 PM »
This camera looks awesome.  I owned the Sony NEX 7 for awhile and loved the camera itself.  My only annoyance was Sony's Raw converter program was absolutely horrible and slow as molasses.
Are you referring to Sony's RAW convertor software for the computer? or the actual RAW files from the camera?
Cheers.

It's Sony's "Image Data Converter" and it's absolute cr*p, except for the color reproduction which I think is great. I adopted Adobe Lightroom so I can process my NEX files in a reasonable way but I have had a lot of trouble to get good colors from Lightroom though and only recently think I've got it right. LR is a bit too fussy IMHO.

I still prefer DPP for my Canon raws because it has better support for in-camera features, saves changes directly to the raw files and is database or sidecar independent - and its clean interface suits my shooting/editing style.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« on: February 12, 2014, 12:44:15 PM »
G1X mk2 killer:

FIRST LOOK: Sony α6000 with World's Fastest Autofocus System

watch from 1:20...

11fps WITH tracking.


Whoa!! Sony is somewhat nerdy, but seriously cool!  8) Want, want, want...  :-[ :-[ :-[

It surprises me they dropped the 'NEX' prefix.

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Here's one taken with an off brand (Image) 135mm f/2.8 lens I got for $10 at a local pawn shop.  It was mounted (via adapter) on a 6D body (which helps!!), but still...


Waiting for Spring by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr


Great shot! If I get around to it I hope to do some shooting coming weekend with my Canon FL135mm f/2.5 on my NEX-6.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« on: February 11, 2014, 11:14:27 AM »
Is it just me or does the grip look as if it is removable?

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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: February 11, 2014, 09:20:59 AM »
A Dutch moment in Salt Lake City

In the Netherlands we RIDE our bikes, not take them out for a walk  ;D ;D ;)

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PowerShot / Re: More Images of the PowerShot G1 X Mark II
« on: February 11, 2014, 09:19:12 AM »
i think it´s obvious that the camera has a flash. :)

I agree, if you look close to the front picture, it looks like a flash release level on the camera side. And if you look at the back picture, it looks like a part of the top of the camera is "loose".

It very obviously has a pop-up flash ;)

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PowerShot / Re: More Images of the PowerShot G1 X Mark II
« on: February 11, 2014, 07:14:54 AM »
That's not an optical viewfinder, think red eye reduction :)

The 1 extra stop in the lens is eaten by the smaller 4/3 sensor, the smaller sensor also explains the better macro focusing distance on paper.


I'm not clear on the specs of the G series, but does this mean the MkII has a smaller sensor than the MkI?


http://4.static.img-dpreview.com/reviews/canong1x/images/Sensorsizes.png?v=2738

when the MK2 has a around 2x cropfactor sensor then yes.


i think it´s obvious that the camera has a flash.
so this former complain people can forget.

not a swivel screen but a tilt screen as it seems. i don´t care much.
but i hope it´s touch.. is it?
 


Thanks, still a big enough sensor I'd say. Interesting camera - the G series could do with a little reduction in size ;)

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PowerShot / Re: More Images of the PowerShot G1 X Mark II
« on: February 11, 2014, 07:04:45 AM »
That's not an optical viewfinder, think red eye reduction :)

The 1 extra stop in the lens is eaten by the smaller 4/3 sensor, the smaller sensor also explains the better macro focusing distance on paper.

I'm not clear on the specs of the G series, but does this mean the MkII has a smaller sensor than the MkI?

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EOS-M / Re: FD lenses
« on: February 11, 2014, 04:49:26 AM »
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=5103.0

here are some examples from my 600 f4.5 FD shot with a 1Dmk3


Cool, did you have an optical adapter in between?

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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: February 10, 2014, 03:35:35 PM »
Who needs a rear view mirror?  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 24-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS
« on: February 10, 2014, 07:57:20 AM »
I really liked the idea of a new 24-85. But it will depend on the price, IQ and the size/weight.

The 24-105L is too big and heavy in my eyes and the 28-135 is not wide enough (and big, too). My old 24-85 is a nice small and capable lense and a *real* alltime-workhorse. Of course it's not fast or even weathersealed, but it's sharp from f5.6 on to at least f11 and the USM is fast and nearly silent. I shortly thought of replacing it with the 24-70L4, but the L was too big anyway.

It's one of the few lenses I would never get rid of. I just wonder why the new one will be 3.5-5.6 as the old one is 3.5-4.5. But that's most likely because of the longer IS-calculation.

Example:    24-85@f6.3   (straight out of a 5D)    http://tf.weimarnetz.de/downloads/24_85.jpg


I still have my old 24-85 f/3.5-4.5 as well. I don't use it since I got my 15-85, but I would love to see a resurrection with modern optical quality and IS in the case I were to move to full frame.


Yes that would be good; the 24-85 f/3.5-4.5 is a deliciously compact lens, but the image quality is sadly lacking.

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Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: February 10, 2014, 12:54:21 AM »
I've used them both, and the new profile (from Sven) is considerably better.  Still, as you have shown in this image, perfect lines aren't always the most desirable quality.  I have used quite a few shots from the Rokinon without correction at all because I like the result.

Very true, the mustache distortion with the 'bulge' in the middle of the frame can be used to considerable artistic effect.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 24-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS
« on: February 10, 2014, 12:46:34 AM »
Makes sense, with full frame sensors moving down the line, Canon needs to reinvent the entry level full frame standard zoom. FWIW the EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM is no longer listed on the Canon Europe website.

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