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I bough my 550d used a year ago.
I was always frustrated with my Rokinon 85mm.
It would shift when you would hit the hard stops at each end of the focus ring.
Drove me insane, but it's a $300 Rokinon.
I made sure it was the lens rather than the mount, and tossed on my 24-105L.
It fit snug as a bug, giving no slip when twisting at the base of the lens.
My Sigma 30mm & Canon 50mm 1.4 also fit snugly.

It's concerning that when I upgrade I might be plagued with this problem for all of my lenses.

Lenses / Re: EF-S 15-85mm
« on: October 19, 2012, 11:19:51 PM »
I would not expect them to update the 15-85mm any time soon. 

The 15-85mm lens is just about the same price as the T4i itself, and lenses at that price point are not appealing to most Rebel/xxxD shooters.  So, likely no need for STM in that lens.  Maybe if Canon adds video AF to a higher end body, we'll see more STM lenses down the line...maybe.   But there's a trade-off - STM lenses focus more slowly than their USM counterparts, and that's going to be a turnoff for many users of high end lenses.  The 18-135mm was not USM anyway, but micromotor - STM made is smoother without a focus speed penalty.

Optically, the 15-85mm is already delivering L-series performance (though without the L-series build).  Given that, I'm not sure there's much of a need for an update.


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Once you go "L" you'll never go back....
« on: October 06, 2012, 08:09:11 AM »
the 40mm pancake is sharper and better accross the frame than the 24-70 f2.8L mk1 at 40mm the center is similar but edges and corners the 40mm dominates heavily.

The pancake is the cat's pajamas!
And the IQ on some of the Siggy primes are so good! though I prefer the build quality of their L counterparts.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Once you go "L" you'll never go back....
« on: October 06, 2012, 02:38:20 AM »
While I love my 24-105, I don't feel it, or any other L lens is required in order to get great results.
It's just required to get the best results.
I recently went to a wedding as a guest equipped with a T2i and a Rokinon 85mm.
While it may not be a low light king, paired with a fast prime it holds its weight just fine.
Sitting around $800 for the entire setup, being less than a single L lens, I consider the results peachy.
Of course it's all subjective; I've attached some downres samples.

While I understand the rant, I feel too much emphasis is being put on the equipment and not enough on the skillset of the photographer. I'm not familiar with the Pentax system, but it seems a flat profile could have made a world of difference. But then again, what do I know.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cheap Camera Ideas...worth it?
« on: August 24, 2012, 12:05:55 AM »
I know $200 is the budget, but I say have her pick up a thrifty fifty and keep an extra hundred.
The 50mm will be tight, but low light shallow DOF photography is very exciting when coming from cell phones, slow lenses and P&S cameras.

EOS Bodies / Re: I love Primes.
« on: August 23, 2012, 11:40:29 PM »
Purchased every cheap prime a person could want.
Sold those cheap primes and got a 24-105L.
Of course the low light performance is not there, but being able to reframe the shot quickly has been more helpful to my photography. Seeing the mix of focal lengths is refreshing, and I loathe the idea of toting around additional lenses to accomplish that.
I don't question the quality of primes, but the shooting style is not for me.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D X [CR1]
« on: August 21, 2012, 07:29:12 AM »
This would def hit a niche that Canon has left open.

Portrait / Re: Portrait of my nan, help!
« on: August 10, 2012, 06:57:01 AM »
Careful not to overexpose.
When shooting a subject with lighter skin and hair, you're safer off under exposing a smidge.
And I personally never go into portraits calculating how a subject will be framed.
I grab a good handful of focal lengths and framings. Whatever feels right.
In the photo, your nan seems comfortable having a camera in her face. That's half of it right there!

Good luck!

Lenses / Re: Lens creep. Is this normal?
« on: August 10, 2012, 06:42:40 AM »
Yeah, mine flat out slides if I angle it.
It's on my camera 95% of the time and I use it in harsh settings like the beach and ocean, so I deal with it.
Might get a band for the focus ring though, as it can be a pain at times.
Still my favorite lens.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D: Buy now or wait?
« on: August 10, 2012, 05:57:17 AM »
Should you wait for a better camera, in the time it takes for that said camera to come out you'll be tipped on another better camera.
My motto is hunt for the best deal now, and when you're looking to upgrade, sell to somebody who doesn't search as hard as you do. There will always be that person, and the loss you may take will be minimal and worth the time for which you've used the equipment.

EOS Bodies / Re: Leaked 6D Image?
« on: August 10, 2012, 05:41:15 AM »
Didn't need anything more than MS Paint to call out this fake!  8)

Lenses / Re: Center Pinch Lens Caps
« on: August 05, 2012, 01:07:16 AM »
I personally buy pinch WB lens caps. Can't remember photography without them.
They aren't great in build quality, but they never pop off, and a quick/accurate WB is so nice.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Post Your Summer Beach Shots here
« on: July 28, 2012, 07:30:31 PM »
Canon 550D
100 f4 1/1250
New Smyrna Beach

I'm waiting to see if the entry level FF is announced at Photokina in September or somewhere else sooner.
Dropping a grand or two on a camera is nothing to rush, unless you're loaded.
If the new FF doesn't hit that sweet spot for me, then I'm opting for a 7D.
I figure if it takes 6 months to be released, my 550D will serve me just fine 'til then.

EOS Bodies / Re: Another Spec List for the Entry Level Full Frame EOS
« on: July 25, 2012, 09:59:01 AM »
Exactly the camera I'm waiting for.

Same me! If it's 5d2 with a new sensor and 7d's AF, I'm in!

Comparing the image quality of RAW files from 5D Mark II and 5D Mark III, "new sensor" means pretty much nothing! Basicly you're in for 4 year ago's image quality with 3 year ago's AF.

I'm sick and tired of Canon playing mix & match with yesterday's tech!

But you've nailed it on the head. This camera is innovative, not because of the new tech, but because the combination of technology hits a sweet spot.

5D mkII provides the FF sensor with AF of a T2i.
7D provides killer AF but shares its sensor with a T2i.
Combine these flagship cameras of yesteryear and price it the same as 4 year old tech, and there lies its appeal.

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