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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Leica M 240 vs 5D III vs Nikon D800
« on: November 22, 2013, 09:58:36 PM »

Well, it's been six months since I switched to Leica, and I must admit I've never looked back.

The Leica system is awesome, and a right thing for me. I still get supprised what these lenses can deliver. Using a rangefinder for focusing isn't so tricky as I thought, actually I mastered it quite fast. Of course, there are some situations (like really low light) when I need almost a second to focus, but this happens to AF as well, whatever. 

Don't get me wrong, using Canon was a great experience, and it's not like I'll delete my Canon photos, because now I have Leica. I'd just like to point out, the experience one gets by using a rangefinder is something none of the current camera manufacturers could deliver, and I love it and enjoy it.

Anyhow, as I haven't posted anuthing here for a while, I wanted to say thanks to all the guys who helped me out in the past. Some of my questions were really silly, but there was always someone who was patient enough to explain things in details. This is a great comunity.


Lenses / Re: Infra red filter - question
« on: May 17, 2013, 07:46:20 PM »
Thanks, but I read that sensors don't fully block IR, so one can kind of do IR photos with longer exposures.
I found a good link to start off with. Got it now. Thanks.

Lenses / Infra red filter - question
« on: May 17, 2013, 07:14:15 PM »

I saw some nice infra red photos and I wondered are there two types of filters?
Namely, I thought that UV/IR filter is used to cut of those rays. So what filter should one use for IR photography? Are these different filters or I missed something?

Lenses / Re: Blue cast in shadows
« on: March 06, 2013, 05:05:03 PM »

Hm, not sure how I would do that. I mean, each photo is different. Could you give me some hints, please?
Would a UV filter help in this situations? UV is advertised as a filter that removes blue cast.

Lenses / Blue cast in shadows
« on: March 04, 2013, 08:09:53 PM »

I've noticed that something that supposed to be white actually has bluish cast in shadow.
For example I took a photo of a tree with white flowers and the flowers lit by sun look white. WB looks fine, however those flowers of a tree which ended up in a shade look somehow blue.
I would expect them to look more pale white, or something towards beige.

Is this a normal thing?

My explanation is that the shade has different temperature and that's why it is off.
How do you guys solve this issue if it happens to occur?

Pricewatch Deals / What is the best place to sell your equipment?
« on: January 23, 2013, 02:38:54 PM »

I don't have any experience is selling the equipment online at all.
I'm a legal citizen in the US, but I don't have an account in the American bank. Are there other options available?
Would it be the easiest option to open an account here?

Third Party Manufacturers / Leica M 240 vs 5D III vs Nikon D800
« on: January 22, 2013, 11:19:50 PM »
After shooting and being obsessed with photography for two years I somehow settled with a 35mm f/1.4 on my dslr. It's 90% time on my camera for last few months.
Now as M 240 is about to be released I started to wonder should I sell all my equipment and settle with Leica and 35mm 1.4 lux. I like the idea of having EVF on it as composing through viewfinder is a bit tricky I heard.
Maybe in future I'd get some other lens as well, but for now 35mm is what gives me joy and I'm certain this would be enough for me. The size and weight are also a big plus for me to go in that direction.

Could owners of both systems share some thought about IQ, sharpness, colors... comparing Leica (I presume IQ of M240 will be very similar if not better than M9) and one of the mentioned DSLRs?

What are your predictions about other brands?
Will they go in that direction too?
I read Zeiss lenses are quality wise quite close to Leica and maybe there will be some other FF rangefinder style cameras for much less money.

Lighting / Re: Softbox and stands for YN568 based portable studio
« on: January 22, 2013, 02:12:21 PM »

I managed to lose manuals for 568 flashes.  >:(
Does anybody know where I could download it from?
I checked the official site and couldn't find it. I remember I saw it somewhere else, even a guy rewrote it a bit, but cannot find it anymore.

Lenses / Re: 24mm 35mm 70mm FoV
« on: January 21, 2013, 12:12:14 PM »
Honestly if you got a 24-70 II I don't think you would miss the performance of the 35L one bit.

Thanks for the link.

I would change 35L for anything at the moment. I simply love this lens.
24-70 should have been a complement to it. I thought a bit in the meantime, and if I got one I couldn't have both on camera at the same moment so one would spend most of the time in the bag so I gave up.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5d Mark III Eyepiece cover
« on: January 20, 2013, 11:36:36 PM »
Has anybody managed to found a custom viewfinder with a lever for 5D III?
I'm really annoyed with swapping the cover and eyepiece that came with camera. I'll lose one or another sooner or later.

Software & Accessories / Re: Photomatix Pro beta
« on: January 20, 2013, 06:32:39 PM » what is than hottest sw at the moment for HDR?

Lenses / 24mm 35mm 70mm FoV
« on: January 20, 2013, 06:30:34 PM »
I own 35L and I love it. Recently I've started thinking about getting a 24-70 zoom , but I'm not sure it will give me results as my precious ;-)
If I wanted to simulate 24mm or 70mm with 35L (excluding possible compression or distortion @ 70 and 24mm respectively) how much should I step back or forward to get mentioned 24 and 70 mm focal lenghts' FoV?

Software & Accessories / Re: Photomatix Pro beta
« on: January 20, 2013, 06:05:01 PM »

Guys, what is your workflow with Photomatix and why?
I saw Tray Ratcliff exports first from Lightroom to jpeg and than works on photos.
I tend to use Lightroom plugin and export the from LR to P directly than I save it as tiff.
Does Lightroom plugin convert those raw files to jpeg before sending to P or?  ...a bit confused here.

EOS-M / Re: Micro four DoF and lenses
« on: January 19, 2013, 07:38:48 PM »

Sorry for placing this thread in a wrong section.
The V is 1.8 eqvivalent. It is close, but...
What is an opstacle to make it 0.6 or 0.7?

EOS-M / Micro four DoF and lenses
« on: January 19, 2013, 05:54:15 PM »
I am really attracted by 4/3 system as it is small. I believe in few years the cameras will come with great sensors and IQ that will be good for my needs. Per Dxo olympus om has a slighty better dynamic range than 5d iii at the moment.
What do you think about a future of the lenses.
Why there's no lenses like 85mm f/1.2. The eqvivalent on 4/3 would be 42.5mm f/0.6, right?

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