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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: November 27, 2013, 12:33:06 AM »


Queenstown, New Zealand. Such an amazingly beautiful place!

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Lenses / Re: Suggest Macro lens - Canon 100mm vs Zeiss 100mm
« on: November 17, 2013, 04:54:32 AM »
As people will probably tell you, they're two different lenses and it really depends on what you plan to do with it.
The canon would be better for general hand held macros, due to the IS, and has a 1:1 reproduction ratio, so think about if you really need that, plus it's also weather sealed.
Though on the otherhand, a completely different beast, I find 1:2 is enough for me, the zeiss is stupendously sharp, at f2 it's sharper than the canon at f2.8, though with macros you'll probably be stopping down anyway, but the micro contrast is amazing, which is what people refer to as the "zeiss look", and it doubles up as an amazing portrait lens, 100mm is my favourite FL for portraits and f2 with creamy zeiss bokeh, amazing micro contrast and super sharp is a great recipe for 3d isolation portraits. Here's a comparison of 1:1 (simulated) and 1:2,
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Zeiss-100mm-f-2-ZE-Makro-Planar-Lens-Review.aspx

I'm not too fussed about MF as well, you can live view for macros or just use the focus confirmation, it works well for me. The zeiss isn't weather sealed but it's built like a tank, if I were you and had money to burn I'd go for the zeiss for its uniqueness, but if you need IS and 1:1 then the canon is also a mighty fine lens and won't disappoint!

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Lenses / Re: magnification: Lens reversal vs canon 100mm L IS maco
« on: November 16, 2013, 02:35:58 AM »
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-MP-E-65mm-1-5x-Macro-Lens-Review.aspx
May be what you're after.. Does from 1x magnification up to 5x... Though you will also need some sort've lighting setup and a tripod.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/14414927@N00/

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It's pretty much stayed on my camera since I got it, I use the focus indicator all the time, even wide open. Though I am also waiting for ML to bring out an update to work on the latest firmware for the 5d mkiii, as focus peaking in LV would be great.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Anyone still using their 450d?
« on: November 09, 2013, 10:08:09 PM »
I was thinking of buying a second hand 450d with 18-55 is stm lens for $300, less than 5k shutter count, with a genuine battery grip and batteries.
Just for fun, to leave around and do some time lapses when I'm on holidays without worrying about it too much, anyone else still using their 450d?
And I was tossing up between getting the 450d kit or just spending a few hundred more for a 5d classic.. hmm.. thoughts?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Fuji x100s + Canon Speedlites?
« on: November 07, 2013, 06:19:22 PM »
Just want to say CONGRATS on x100s ;)

To me, Fuji makes great retro body style. You will fall in love with this camera. I did.

Did you sell your rx1?
My wife took my rx1.

How do they compare with each other? What do you like more about the fuji or sony?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Fuji x100s + Canon Speedlites?
« on: November 07, 2013, 04:29:48 PM »
Just want to say CONGRATS on x100s ;)

To me, Fuji makes great retro body style. You will fall in love with this camera. I did.

Did you sell your rx1?

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Lenses / Re: When discontinued, does lens price go up or down?
« on: November 06, 2013, 12:19:23 AM »
Not to mention that second hand lenses are usually harder to sell the older they are.
Also with the Sigma one coming out, there'll probably be even less demand for the Canon 24-105 in the future.

If you're not willing to cut your losses selling a lens, then avoid buying camera gear in general, unless you plan to keep it forever, as most of the time you will be losing money from selling gear, unless you bought it for real cheap off someone else who's parting with a huge loss.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Off Brand: Nikon Announces the Df
« on: November 05, 2013, 08:04:47 AM »
Anyone else think that thing looks hideous?

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Pretty pricey for a kit..

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Want to get a 50
« on: October 27, 2013, 11:49:02 PM »
There's always going to be something newer and better in the future, don't ponder over it.

I appreciate the sentiment, but the current 1.4 has been around since 1992. So it's not as if the update cycle on these is that frequent.

It's not as if an update will make your lens worse either. The 24-70 is still around and people are still using it, and it's selling used for more than it was before the version 2 came out.
I doubt the canon 1.4 will be updated any time soon, get it and enjoy it, even if you end up selling it for a loss later down the track, like really how much would you lose off a $300 lens compared to how much usage you plan to get out of it buying it now as opposed to waiting for uncertainty.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Want to get a 50
« on: October 27, 2013, 10:07:41 PM »
The 50mm f/1.8 IS USM will likely be out in the next 3-4 months and given the quality of previous IS primes will likely replace the 1.4.

And at least double the price too :)
Just get the 1.4 and enjoy it.. There's always going to be something newer and better in the future, don't ponder over it.

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Well, I confess to being one of the idiots, paying obscene amounts of money for a manual focus lens. I just ordered one and I am really looking forward to get my hands on it  ;D

For those of you who don't want it and don't understand how anyone else would want it, go and do something else than irritate yourselves on this thread. And for the record, I do use AF on most of my other lenses ...

Holy cow, grats! Can't wait to see some images produced from it..
I just sold my 50L and bought a Zeiss 50 f2 Makro and LOVE LOVE LOVE it to bits. I've never used manual focus prior, but after seeing the images from my Zeiss, I couldn't care less about no auto focus, plus it allows me to slow down a tad and channel my creativity rather than run and gun photos. And if I were shooting photos of fast moving subjects, such as kids, I'd just use my 24-70 ii or 70-200 is ii as I'd need more DOF anyway.

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Lenses / Re: Questions on EF 24-70mm II on 5D Mk3 vs EF-S 17-55mm on 7D
« on: October 14, 2013, 02:06:49 AM »
If I were you, I'd sell the 7d and 17-55 to get a 6d...
You'll see why after you get your 24-70 ii! ;)

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The big question is, the price!

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