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Lenses / Re: Do I need the EF 85mm f/1.8 USM?
« on: March 19, 2013, 04:02:36 PM »
I have the 17-40 f4L, the 24-70 f2.8L and 70-200 f2.8L IS II
Used on both  the 7d and 5d mark II.

Will the 85mm f/1.8 give me noticeably better bokeh or any sharper images because it is a prime lens? I cannot afford another L lens at the moment.


If you have the two 2.8 zooms ...particularly the 70-200 f2.8II ...i'd say the 85mm isn't going to add that much. But if you have extra money to burn and think 1.3 stops will add to your shots...go for it :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T5i Leaks
« on: March 19, 2013, 03:40:18 PM »
Canon will squeeze out the last drop of commercial value from this line of sensors before they move to the next generation. They is after all a commercial company trying to eek out a profit.

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: March 19, 2013, 03:03:22 PM »
Owls are one of my favorite the shot.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: removing odor from camera
« on: March 19, 2013, 02:59:58 PM »
RLphoto...thanks I needed the laugh....that man was precious. Lol

Lenses / Re: Why some lens says "macro"?
« on: March 19, 2013, 02:55:21 PM »
Pure marketing... Even the  kit 24-105L carries the macro label at ~0.23x... 100L is a true macro at 1x and even higher with ET added.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: removing odor from camera
« on: March 19, 2013, 02:06:11 PM »
Remember the Seinfeld "body odor in the car" episode? He eventually gives the car to the homeless man and runs ;)

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Flash life of speedlites?
« on: March 19, 2013, 01:52:22 PM »
i read that article when he posted it.. and honestly think the number is too low.
he gave no creditable source for his information.

I agree... I will take these numbers with a grain of salt. Also depends on the actual use of a unit itself. If you rely heavily on HSS (rare for most people) or other tricks, one can speculate it stresses the system if overused and pushed to the limit too often ... but one of my 580Ex is old...have had it since almost its release... heavily used...still going strong.

I do notice however the exposure settings vary between some 580Ex copies I have and 580exII... So it is possible power drops over time in some units.  I automatically exposure compensate for it and haven't had the patience to explore systematically.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG Sets New Benchmark for Excellence
« on: March 19, 2013, 01:39:25 PM »
How sure can one be that the performance for the Canon mount is very similar to the Nikon mount?

Optical design is identical...only the tail end, the mount, is different.
But clearly the camera system including sensor resolution will alter what comes out of the lens' native IQ.

Lenses / Re: 70-200 for trip to Vegas and Grand Canyon
« on: March 19, 2013, 01:35:14 PM »
Oddly, telephoto shots of the Canyon can be very compelling and many excellent examples are made with longer focal lengths for vista's like this.

UWA's are good...but there is a place for telephotos in this case. Enjoy the trip.

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: March 19, 2013, 12:38:13 PM »
darya a photo session in prague shot with 1dx available light iso 10000

Darya by Lseriesglass, on Flickr

Ask her to eat something! She's starving! ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« on: March 19, 2013, 12:33:55 PM »
Really, sometimes I think the only thing that'll satisfy the peanut gallery 'round here is if the camera gets delivered by an invisible flying pink unicorn pony -- and one that grants sexual favors, to boot....


Yes, please!!! ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« on: March 19, 2013, 10:10:40 AM » we had 1D and 1Ds.....I guess the higher megapixel, full-stupid version of EOS-b will be named ...EOS-bs? ;)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: errr
« on: March 18, 2013, 10:59:44 PM »
Forget the article! The comments below are hilarious!

Thanks for posting. It made my morning. :)

Haha! in't it precious to see Nikonians all engaged and debating like they are real photographers?  Bless their little hearts! So cute.  :P

Lenses / Re: 600mm f/4l IS for $5k - good price?
« on: March 18, 2013, 08:00:01 PM »
It's from a old friend of my Dad's so the source is totally trustworthy. I think I heard she does some Nat Geo photography but that might be hyperbole.

Anyhow she wants lighter lenses (getting older) and is upgrading to the II's. I'm not really looking for a 600 and not looking to spend this much, but I'm wondering if it's a deal I can't pass up?

If it is a known source with family connection, I guess you should consider it.

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