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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Reikan FoCal Pro with 40 STM
« on: January 12, 2013, 03:40:25 AM »
I just AFMA'd my 40mm today with FoCal and got "excellent" result confidence.   

What I did notice (and I didn't put this all together til now), the 2nd lens I tried, my 35mm f/1.4 L, couldn't get decent results after 3 attempts.  I'm wondering if the battery (which was at 80% after I was finished with the 40mm) or camera body temp had something to do with the ability to get good results.

When I used FoCal before, the first lens I tried always got "excellent" results (shown on the printout under "result confidence").  but none of the lenses after that ever got that rating (usually good to poor but never excellent).

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I can't seem to duplicate this issue.  My 5d mk3 and 600 ex-rt work just fine in almost total darkness with the AF assist beam firing.  It locks focus faster with the beam than without it.  i tried focusing on my solid black surround sound speakers in total darkness and everything works just fine.  maybe I'm just lucky.

for those of you with issues, i wish you luck in finding a solution.

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Software & Accessories / Re: AFMA advice sought
« on: January 11, 2013, 03:40:23 AM »
@Neuro:  Is the-digital-picture.com YOUR site?

Goodness, no.  Bryan Carnathan run's it...

oh ok.  just wondering.  I go there all the time to check out lens reviews.   

anyways, thanks for always having great input on the forum.  I notice your replies on almost everything I read on here! 

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Reviews / Re: I'm amazed by my 5D Mark iii
« on: January 11, 2013, 01:34:18 AM »
Yes, I love my mark 3 too.  I'm pretty bummed right now without my camera.  (It's at Canon Service for calibration for another week).

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Software & Accessories / Re: AFMA advice sought
« on: January 10, 2013, 04:25:34 AM »
@Neuro:  Is the-digital-picture.com YOUR site? 

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Lenses / Re: which one
« on: January 08, 2013, 08:02:38 PM »
@AudioGlenn  ;)

This is why I like this forum, glad you are liking the 8-15.

=)  Yes, I too am loving this forum!  I've grown a lot in the last year just reading everyone's opinion's and thoughts. 

Here's a favorite of mine of my nieces at my cousin's wedding last week using the 8-15mm.

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Lenses / Re: which one
« on: January 08, 2013, 02:35:50 PM »
consider the 8-15 fisheye!

I went through the same decision last month and sold my 10-22.  I liked it for the distortion but couldn't use it on my 5d mk3.  24mm on FF is wide enough for my uses.  For the ULTRA wide look, I really like the 8-15 at 14mm or 15mm.   if you need to "de-fish" it, it's pretty easy to do in Lightroom.  Also, it's in between the price for the 17-40 and 16-35!

Just a thought

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+1 for Syl!

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Lenses / Re: Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« on: January 07, 2013, 02:01:49 PM »
70-200 f/2.8 IS II....my precious

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Lenses / Re: Don't want to make a rookie mistake
« on: January 06, 2013, 04:20:29 PM »
the rookie mistake is buying the wrong gear and finding out it won't really work for what you needed it for.  I'd consider saving up a little longer for the 70-200 2.8 IS II. 

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Lenses / Re: Making the most out of a 50 1.2?
« on: January 06, 2013, 03:56:34 PM »
man, i want one.  especially after selling my 50mm f/1.4...

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 or 24-105
« on: January 06, 2013, 03:51:46 PM »
+1 vote for the 24-70 2.8 II                                                                   

I sold my 24-105 this year (at about $163 loss for about 10 months worth of use).  I liked it but it didn't wow me.  It was a very versatile lens and I especially liked it for daytime shooting but I'm much happier with the 24-70 2.8 II IQ.  It's much sharper and I find I use it at 2.8 90% of the time.  If I only care one lens, it's usually this one.  For casual use, when I had the 24-105, I found myself carrying a prime lens or two just in case I needed the low light capabilities.

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Canon General / Re: 70-200 F2.8 mark I or mark II?!
« on: January 06, 2013, 03:05:30 AM »
+1 more vote for the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II

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Lenses / Re: Educate me about why 70mm <> 70mm...
« on: January 06, 2013, 02:47:29 AM »
I've noticed this too when comparing my 24-70 II and 70-200 IS II

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Software & Accessories / Re: Oddest kit purchase?
« on: January 04, 2013, 03:21:13 AM »
black shower curtains for a cheap backdrop

I too have used the jar opener for a cheap follow focus

I use these little silicon bracelets that bands/musicians give out for free at shows to protect my focus rings when I put a follow focus ring around my lenses.  I have the kind with screws

one thing I use a lot... the neighbors white garage door as a really big reflector.  the sun hits it just right through most of the morning and afternoon and I never have to pull out a reflector

I like the idea of using the beer bottle/water bottle holders to protect my lenses.

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