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Third Party Manufacturers / Hoya Clear filter HD or EVO for 85mm f/1.2
« on: September 30, 2012, 05:03:02 AM »

I plan on buying 85mm f/1.2 and I'd like to protect that piece of glass by adding a clear filter.

The price difference between the two above mentioned is $30 i.e. EVO is almost double the price of HD.
Do you thing EVO is worth that extra money?

Does anybody use Clear filter on 85mm? I guess IQ will not be impacted, at least not to the bear eye.
And one more not to open a new topic. Those who use 5D III, does 85 focus faster on it than on 5D II?

Lighting / Softbox and stands for YN568 based portable studio
« on: September 28, 2012, 09:27:08 PM »
I've been reading strobist blog and decided to start playing with the lights a bit.

My plan is to start with the following configuration:

3 YN568 flashes, (maybe 2 should be enoght for a start)
2 YN622 transmitters,

He recommends using umbrelas to difuse the light, but what I found out was that using softboxes gave you softer light. (which I guess is good in general), so I decided to get softboxes. The only thing is I'm not sure which to buy and what size.
My understanding is the bigger the better, but how big is not too big for a YN flash as a source? I belive thay sholud come with a L-bracket for the flash or maybe buying it separately is a better idea.

Is this one good to start with?

He also recommends LumoPro compact size stands. Is that a good choice?

Lenses / How often do you use 35L @1.4
« on: September 24, 2012, 03:42:42 PM »
I bought this lens a year ago and realized that I've been using it mostly at f/2.8 and it is because I started with f/1.4, but the sharpness wasn't as expected. I mean, when I put focus on some people who are in centre or next to it and everything else is behind it looks gorgeous, but if I'm to take a photo of a building or some big object than...

I guess I didn't get this tool well. What do you think this lens is most useful for and what styles should be avoided when using this lens?

Now I'm even considering selling it and getting 24-70 II, but I might miss the bokeh of 35L. :-\'ll end up with having both on my table, together with the filled divorce papers :-) 

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Do you turn off IS on 70-200 mk II when on tripod?
« on: September 21, 2012, 02:23:04 PM »
I know IS would sometimes (old lenses) get confused, but I wondered if that's still the issue?
In other words, is IS on newer lense smart enought to recognize there's no shake/movement so it disables itself?

EOS Bodies / Thanksgiving, more likely Christmas sales and preordered 6D
« on: September 17, 2012, 09:25:38 PM »
I was considering preordering 6D, but I wondered what if there's gonna be some Thanksgiving or Christmas sales for it.
What do you think, would the sales include 6D too? I mean it'll be a new product.
The other thing is, B&H for example has some 30 day price correction policy.
If I order it soon, but I'm charged only when it becomes in stock (at least they say so about charging your card) will I be eligible for a refund?

Oh it might be better to wait for another $2750 sale for 5D III and get the real thing at least...

EOS Bodies / What is the next body from Canon?
« on: September 17, 2012, 02:33:42 PM »

Any idea what will be the next released camera from Canon 3D, 4D, 7DII?
Any speculation about the release dates?

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