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Lenses / Re: small primes to go with SL1?
« on: March 22, 2013, 10:40:14 AM »
You can go for 24, 28, 30 or 35 focal lengths.  They're "normal" lenses for APS-C.  If you can get a good "new" 28mm F1.8 (something manufactured just recently), I think it's worth the money.  As you know, the reviews for this lens is mixed bag.  The Sigma 30mm F1.4 is good but it's not  an FF lens.  The new 24 and 28mm F2.8 IS lenses have very good IQ but still a little bit expensive.  If you can afford them, it's worth going for them.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the EOS T5i
« on: March 21, 2013, 10:39:03 PM »
They should have named it the T4i mark II  ;D
+1

Nope.  In 5D to 5D2, the change is quite remarkable (MP, video, 14-bits, etc...).  Even 1d to 1d2 to 1d3 to 1d4, they've got nice improvements.  They should just named it T4i with new firmware update.

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Canon General / Re: Announcements Coming Tonight
« on: March 21, 2013, 04:42:07 AM »

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Canon General / Re: Announcements Coming Tonight
« on: March 21, 2013, 01:43:52 AM »
It looks like a 1000D that's reduced in size a little bit...  There's no swivel screen...  :( and it's still Digic 5.

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Here is a street shot of a girl in prague a complete stranger let me tell you good looking girls love the attention :-)


I guess you are right but trouble starts when their boyfriends don't like it.
i have never had problems yet..but when the time comes a smile really does work :-)
and keep in mind if they attack you they are in the wrong you sue and get a few grand out of it lol

not when they can sue you first... :)

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I used to bring my 500D + 28mm/50mm when I do street photography.  One time, some guy got pissed and I can easily see some people sneering at me or covering their faces once they've seen me shoot near them.  From then on, I just used my G11.  People suddenly are more trusting.  They don't shy away from my camera.  They even pose when I asked them nicely. 

Conclusion?  It must be my camera.  :)

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG Sets New Benchmark for Excellence
« on: March 18, 2013, 07:36:24 PM »
Canon version didn't do as well...Is the D800 making the difference here?
http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Lenses/Compare-Camera-Lenses/Compare-lenses/(lens1)/1056/(brand)/Sigma/(camera1)/483/(lens2)/797/(brand2)/Canon/(camera2)/436

Most probably.  Here's the extended version using a D700 comparing it with the 5D2 version for Canon.


http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Lenses/Compare-Camera-Lenses/Compare-lenses/%28lens1%29/1056/%28lens2%29/797/%28lens3%29/1057/%28brand1%29/Sigma/%28camera1%29/483/%28brand2%29/Canon/%28camera2%29/436/%28brand3%29/Sigma/%28camera3%29/441

You'll notice that almost all characteristics are the same except the sharpness.  Camera resolution have an effect to the lens performance.  Lens sharpness for a D700 is 10 but for a D800, its 23.  But this doesn't discount the fact that the lens outperformed the Canon 35mm considering that its price is lesser.

Sharpness scores:
Sigma 35mm + Canon 5D2 (21MP) = 17
Sigma 35mm + Nikon D700 (12MP) = 10
Sigma 35mm + Nikon D800 (36MP) = 23
Canon 35mmL + Canon 5D2 (21MP) = 14

It seems there's a correlation between MP and sharpness.

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Lenses / Re: 35L or 50L?
« on: March 18, 2013, 07:20:18 PM »
Sigma 35mm...  I hope they can also produce a 21mm or 20mm that's as good and as cheap.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 100D Detailed Specs Appear
« on: March 17, 2013, 11:07:22 PM »
Can be a good backup/light camera...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 100D Detailed Specs Appear
« on: March 17, 2013, 11:05:04 PM »
OK... if the new entry level below the t4i is going to have the 18mp sensor, then that pretty much signals the 70D and 7D mkII will (finally) have something better.

My speculation is a dual announcement event for the 70d and 7dmkII with a new sensor technology later this spring -- the 70D available immediately, the 7D mkII somewhat later.   But might as well announce them at the same time to keep the 7d mkII crowd from settling for a 70D.

Or the same.... 550D and 7D....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Frustrated with Canon
« on: March 17, 2013, 02:12:21 AM »
Go for Nikon if you want to.  Life is just like that.  You have to accept the good with the bad.  Soon it'll be Canon's turn.  :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next Rebel? [CR1]
« on: March 16, 2013, 08:34:20 PM »
My 2cents: Canon seems to have hard time competing with mirrorless market, now they release small DSLR. How many crop DSLR do we really need?

Canon's even having a harder time competing with Nikon.  D5200 seems one of the best amateur level APS-C camera ever made.  It's sensor performance is near the FF performance already...

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next Rebel? [CR1]
« on: March 16, 2013, 08:32:56 AM »
Still the old sensor... next?!?

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Portrait / Re: Bikini girl in my studio with my first scenic bacground
« on: March 12, 2013, 04:03:04 AM »
I was only able to notice the background because I like to look more at the lower part...  ;D  Maybe, removing that bikini will make this picture a lot better?  ;)

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Lenses / Re: Bridge not sharp - why?
« on: March 12, 2013, 03:59:26 AM »
Didn't use mirror lock. It might be helpful in some situations, but it wouldn't have caused this kind of motion blur.

Actually, a 1/20 s exposure is right in the range of shutter speeds (around 1/60 s to 1/2 s) where mirror slap can result in the camera shake-type blur you're seeing.

+1.  I always use mirror-lock it's that slow or slower especially when taken relative to the focal length being used, even on a tripod.  I'd also use live-view to focus manually.  I'm not over-reliant on AF.  For non-moving objects, sometimes it's better to use live-view as this is more accurate.

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