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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G17 Coming in May? [CR1]
« on: March 30, 2014, 04:40:31 PM »
If they can maintain the size (doubt it...) of G16, this will be one heck of a camera...  and please restore that swivel screen.  Take-out that puny viewfinder if you need to distinguish it from G1X series specs wise.  This will be the perfect back-up camera if that happens.

Consider looking for a used 28mm f1.8. I think it works really well with aps-c sized sensors, giving a equivalent full frame view of  ~45mm. I used almost exclusively this lens with my 600d.

+1.  I've been using that lens with my 500D.  Now, I'm still using it with my 6D and it seems to be sharper than ever.  Together with the 50mm F1.8 II, I've got a fairly light combo.  The fact that it focuses fast even in low-light is a plus especially indoors.  There are lot of people selling theirs after they moved from APS-C to FF due to the kit lens they got when buying their FF.  You can get a lot of deals for this lens.  For me, I'll keep mine.  It's very useful for me.  It's sharpest when used @ F2.8 and above but F2.2 is sharp enough especially for portraits.

PowerShot / Re: Compact cameras - do everything but good fotos
« on: March 30, 2014, 04:58:28 AM »
2 years ago, I bought a second-hand G11.  Today even with my 6d, it's still finding a lot of use.  From a handy belt camera to a quite capable underwater camera.  I still can't imagine myself without one.  With good light it is still quite a capable camera, if you know how to use it properly.

i had a fuji superzoom bridge and it looked just bad at the long end.

Check this out.  This is a T2i+100-400L+1.4xTC III versus an SX50.  These are 100% crops from more than 800 meters away.

A T2i has a 1.6 crop factor so a 100-400L @400mm will get you to 1.6 x 400 = 640mm.
Combine that with the 1.4x TCIII and you get 640 x 1.4 = 896mm
No where nearer 1200mm so these 2 photos cant both be 100% crops @1200mm equivalent
You need another 1.4 extender to get to 1200mm with the T2i

Ithink that's one of the reasons he posted the pics.  Price per IQ is too good for the sx50.  On the other hand, if IQ and AF speed is very good, (maybe put in the 70d AF tech, then it's compelling to have such a long zoom.

Maybe that's why they haven't introduced much exciting stuff in the past few years...

Yup.  1DX, 5D3, and 6D aren't much fun...   :o  24-70 F2.8L II and 70-200 F2.8L II aren't much fun either... ;)

Was planing on doing just the same thing in a month in Beijing and/or Shanghai aquarium. But I have my doubts. CPL is effective in removing reflections when there is a nice angle between the camera and the glass. And even then it would not be a 100% result. Wouldn’t it be more efficient to lean the lens flat to the glass (or at a small angle with hand covering) and discard all reflections whatsoever and gain more than a stop of light?.. I guess I'll have to find out myself.

I've done those things but a polarizer might (I'll also do some tests) make it easier.  Sometimes, a wide angle causes distortion of the subject which you might not want.  A longer focal length + CPL + high ISO might do the work.

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: March 26, 2014, 08:32:30 PM »
Crossing that old bridge...


It’s noted that Sony has no interest in competing with Hasselblad or Phase One and that their medium format camera would be something “completely different”. Perhaps a compact MF system?
Sony is being quite aggressive in trying to find new markets in still cameras, and if the system is priced affordably for medium format, they could have a winner if this true.

If the new system can use the current Sony lenses, it would be a really a game changer.

Current optics of FF Sony lenses might be too small for an MF.

Thanks for the info Dustin.  I didn't think of using the polarizer before.   :(  I had difficulty shading the incoming light outside just to get this.  Off-topic, the current display from flickr changed and take sometime to getting used to.

Hopefully, finally, an affordable digital MF.  Sony, make it happen please...  :)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony Alpha a6000
« on: March 25, 2014, 08:47:48 PM »
Sony A8R with this AF tech....  Who wants to buy my 6D?   ;D

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Patent: Tamron 10mm f/2.8 Fisheye
« on: March 25, 2014, 08:40:09 PM »
Samyang 8mm CS II seems to be better.  AF isn't that important at this focal length.  If it's cheap or competitively priced though this will be a great alternative.

Portrait / Re: Post photos of other photographers in action
« on: March 24, 2014, 09:39:06 AM »
A friend of mine holding her 6d and 24-70 f4L.

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: March 24, 2014, 09:26:45 AM »
Jason, those are all great!  I like the "reddish glow" the best, but I don't mind looking at the pretty young ladies!!

Thanks Carl.  They're good friends of mine.  It's not hard to find good subjects when you're surrounded by beautiful ladies such as they. :)

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: March 24, 2014, 01:01:30 AM »
Some more...

Photo review

Love that cheese!

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