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Software & Accessories / Re: Screw-on ND filter for 16-35 II
« on: April 25, 2013, 12:15:51 PM »
If you custom WB with the ND filter on, does that now eliminate any color cast?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Screw-on ND filter for 16-35 II
« on: April 25, 2013, 10:50:52 AM »
Here's a few examples of long time exposures with the B+W .


 The last photo has the color cast intact , it's not terrible .
If you do decide to go with the screw on filter, don't forget to purchase some stop-down rings so you can use it on other lenses !

Gorgeous shots. I feel inspired to use my ND filters more.
Do you need 10 stops to accomplish this? Can you make do with 6 stops ND?

Opinions?

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Lenses / Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Available Mid 2014?
« on: April 23, 2013, 09:51:00 AM »
great idea for a lens. too expensive for me.

But Sigma will probably have one out and available for $3500 before this hits the street.

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Go Sigma!

24 1.4, improved 50 1.4, and if the 135 1.8 has IS, I'm looking at 3 new lenses if they are up to the quality of their 35 1.4 (price dependent of course)

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I bought the 16-35L II several years ago because the sale price was too good to pass up. I didn't use it much for about a year. Finally I decided I had to learn how to use this lens so I went out regularly with only the 5DII and the 16-35 lens. That forced me to work out how to use the lens.

At first I was a bit frustrated because you have to look at things differently in order to see the shot opportunity. Many of the best Photojournalism shots are taken with this lens, or other ultra-wides. Check out:
http://bit.ly/Yj8uzu
http://bit.ly/XNBfa2

Google photojournalism awards and you'll notice a lot of ultra-wide shots.

Long story short, it became my favorite lens, and I rarely leave home without it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 21mp Sensor in the 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« on: April 18, 2013, 10:22:24 PM »
I could use a crop body just for some reach at times, but this is going to have to offer something with an awfully big WOW effect to entice me. The 5DIII does everything pretty darn well as it is.

I hope it has something enticing, because I like new stuff. As it is, I can get a T3i for $500 for the occasional bit of reach.

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I know I'm dreaming here, but I hope they give us video focus assist on the 5DIII.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announcements on April 23, 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 08, 2013, 12:53:33 PM »
There will be no big megapixel announcement in april.

First Canon has to replace some lenses like the EF 16-35 II L, the EF 17-40 L ...

Both lenses don´t work pretty with the big megapixel prototypes.

i'd be interested in the new 16-35 !

I have the 16-35 2.8L II, it's my most heavily used lens.
I'd upgrade if they improve it, but I'd rather have a 18-28 2.8, or 17-24 2.8 that was cracking good everywhere and a little smaller and lighter.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Introducing the MōVI Stabilizer
« on: April 05, 2013, 11:48:50 AM »
It does look awesome, but out of my budget range.
Maybe it will be affordable at daily rental rates.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 03, 2013, 07:56:28 AM »
from a fashion show i shot recently ---  both with the 85mm 1.8...one on cam flash, one off camera with shoot through umbrella

Hi Chuck,
I like your lighting and what what you do with the 85 1.8. Are those hot pixels, though, to the top right of the models' heads?

They do look like hot pixels, two clusters of them.
I had to return two 5DIII bodies with hot pixels at low ISO. It was very disappointing, but I finally got a perfect body the third time.
The experience has left me concerned about Canon quality control.

I do believe you are right...crap!!!!

Return the body is you can. Or send it to Canon for repair.
You can also do the manual dust cleaning. This remaps the stuck pixels to nearby pixels. I did this with the first body I bought, but it soon developed another couple of red pixels, so I returned it (was less than 30 days old).

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Focus aids for video, ... plleeeaaase

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: March 30, 2013, 09:14:23 AM »
from a fashion show i shot recently ---  both with the 85mm 1.8...one on cam flash, one off camera with shoot through umbrella

Hi Chuck,
I like your lighting and what what you do with the 85 1.8. Are those hot pixels, though, to the top right of the models' heads?

They do look like hot pixels, two clusters of them.
I had to return two 5DIII bodies with hot pixels at low ISO. It was very disappointing, but I finally got a perfect body the third time.
The experience has left me concerned about Canon quality control.

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Lenses / Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: March 27, 2013, 11:17:34 PM »
How about a new 400 5.6L IS ?
smaller, lighter, sharper !

That would be very welcome, but a hard decision.  One of the great things about the 100-400L is that you get a 400mm lens that collapses down to the size of a 70-200/2.8.  The 400/5.6 is more of a challenge to pack/transport.

The devil's in the details. I'd have to see both, but I would likely favor saving weight and money over size and flexibility. If they both weighed the same and cost the same, I'd choose the 100-400

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Lenses / Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: March 27, 2013, 11:23:20 AM »
How about a new 400 5.6L IS ?

smaller, lighter, sharper !

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-105 F/4L
« on: March 26, 2013, 02:07:36 AM »
By now you'd think I'd remember who it is who regularly makes the point...neuro, maybe?...but, anyway, the 24-105 on full frame is better in every single specification than any f/2.8 standard zoom on APS-C. It's wider and longer, for starters, and you can get a shallower depth of field with it, and you even get less noise with the same exposure (meaning a higher ISO to compensate for the "loss" of a stop) to boot.

If you like your f/2.8 standard zoom on APS-C, you'll love the 24-105 on 135 format.

I'm not big on standard zooms, myself...but I keep thinking from time to time that maybe one of the alternatives might be worth considering, and very quickly come right back to concluding that the 24-105 is the best for me. The Tamron has IS, sure, and an extra stop, but it doesn't have 70-105. And the Canon 24-70 II doesn't have IS or the extra range, even if its image quality is better...and it's stupidly expensive. The 24-105 isn't at all a slouch in the IQ department; quite the contrary -- it's better than the original 24-70, just not as fast.

In short, it's the most versatile standard zoom there is, with great image quality. Each of the others beats it in one metric, sure, but it beats them in two or three other metrics.

Which is why it'll remain my standard zoom for the foreseeable future. Like, say...until Canon releases the TS-E 12-1200 f/1.0L DO AF for $999.

Cheers,

b&

I owned the canon 17-55 2.8 IS before upgrading to FF.
That lens was awesome on my 40D.
Fast focus, great IS, Sharp and contrasty
Best normal lens for Crop

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