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Lenses / Re: Best lens for baby portraits?
« on: February 23, 2013, 05:49:21 PM »
I'd rent the Zeiss 50 f2 Makro; don't need AF for baby portraits, large aperture, super sharp, super punchy colours and contrast, 80mm focal length equivalent on your camera, and it's a macro (sort've) lens so it can focus much closer if you were planning to do like those feet shots or hands holding onto a finger.. Plus it's loads of fun to play with a Zeiss :)

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PowerShot / Re: Comparable Camera to the Sony RX100
« on: February 20, 2013, 05:23:27 PM »
I picked up the RX100 yesterday and finally had a chance to play with it. Here are my impressions:

IQ is great. Handles low light quite well. My gripe, not necessary Sony's fault, is my difficulty of holding the camera. It's a bit heavy for its size, since it is very well constructed. I have to remind myself from time to time to hold on to the camera tighter and not to drop it. It is a bit slippery since there is only metal facing in the front.  Since I have difficulty holding on to the camera, it was even more difficult trying to push the little buttons in the back in trying to change the settings and take the pictures manually. So it was best for me to just keep the settings on full auto.

It's a good little camera. But I think I'll either return it or give it to my daughter.

You can buy a little grippy thing that makes it less slippery and more comfortable to hold, if you wanted to try that.

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Lenses / Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« on: February 17, 2013, 02:33:46 AM »
I got a Canon 135mm F2 for $535 on a auction site. It's an amazing lens!! I ended up having to sell it as I needed the money and I made another $300 on it.

Woah $535 that's cheap!
I just bought one for $800, a month old, one year warranty and came with a hoya hd uv filter.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Big Sur and San Fran 5D3 Long Exposure
« on: February 16, 2013, 03:45:36 AM »
I like the original more, nice try.

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Lenses / Re: New Member / Lens Recs
« on: February 12, 2013, 06:02:29 AM »
Think twice about the 50mm 1.2L. At one point you WILL be bored of the "bokeh look" cuz all ur photos tend to look the same. But the 50mm 1.2L isnt awesome anymore when u stop it down.

I just laughed out loud.

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Site Information / Re: Moderators: You are Too Sensitive
« on: February 03, 2013, 12:21:33 AM »
I'm surprised it didn't get removed earlier.

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PowerShot / Re: Best Low Light Pocket Size Camera
« on: February 01, 2013, 07:22:21 PM »
The Sony rx100 is awesome! I've had mine for a week or so now and love it, truly pocketable, and the IQ is excellent! Low ISO IQ is so good it rivals my partners eos m.. And low light performance is great for a camera this size, 6400 is usable with NR and if you're posting low res images for the web, 3200 is usable with a bit of NR, and 1600 is good.
The only bad thing is the variable aperture lens, f4.9 @ 100mm :/

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Lenses / Re: Advice..what lens
« on: January 25, 2013, 06:35:07 AM »
Out of the three I'd get the 50mm 1.4 since you've already covered a large range of focal length with f4+ and something for lowlight would be useful, but why not get a 5d mkiii with 24-105 kit? Probably cost just a little tad more than buying it with a 17-40, and it's a great all rounder lens, and then save for a 50mm 1.4 after! :)

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Lenses / Re: Fast lens for indoor use
« on: January 17, 2013, 06:45:56 PM »
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With all due respect, you're nuts if you're comparing two professional >$1500 lenses to a ~$100 lens. Even just comparing autofocus performance, they're not in the same class.

I'm really not bad-mouthing the 50mm/1.8. It's fantastic for the money. It's better than 1/15th as good as the L-lenses, but it's still not much of a comparison if price is ignored. When you start to be limited by its shortcomings (including sluggish autofocus) it's time to upgrade, probably to the 50mm/1.4 unless you're planning on the highest level of pro portrait work.


I am not comparing the 50L to any other Canon 50mm lenses. I know without a doubt the quality of an "L" lens (One reason why I don't bother buying a lower end Canon lens to begin with. Not because I can afford it but because I will bypass any upgrade therefore saving cost in the long run). As so many people have continually bashed the value of the "L" version in the recent review of the 50L, saying how overpriced it is and how good the more affordable 50mm 1.4 is in comparison, I was merely extending the benefit of the doubt to its sibling the 50mm 1.8.

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=12286.0

As for the question I'd directed at the original poster, I was merely trying to help by first eliminating other possible factors before focusing on the limitation of the equipment. Nothing more than that.

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This may have more to do with the way you shoot and focus or the way you set up the AF area selection modes with your 5DM3. How are you focusing and what AF selection mode are you using? I rarely have hunting issues with any of my lenses in lowlight situations, especially with the 24L II or 50L.

Honestly, with the wording you've used, the way it's interpreted for me is that you're assuming poor technique before thinking about the limitations of the lens. Instead of opening up with the question, you start with a statement like "This may have more to do with the way you shoot and focus.." And then you said "I rarely have hunting issues with any of my lenses.., especially with the 24L II or 50L.".
That's like someone saying my Toyota Corolla can't reach speeds of xxx, and then you come in and say well it must be your bad driving because my Ferrari can do that fine.


Also note the OP stated that the focus hunting is only a problem with the 50 1.8, his 24-70 snaps on focus almost instantly, so clearly, not a problem of poor technique. :)

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Lenses / Re: Fast lens for indoor use
« on: January 17, 2013, 04:19:24 PM »
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...Oh, I use the 50mm 1.8 II at times and it often hunts for focus in dim lighting conditions where the 24-70 snaps on to the target almost instantly.

This may have more to do with the way you shoot and focus or the way you set up the AF area selection modes with your 5DM3. How are you focusing and what AF selection mode are you using? I rarely have hunting issues with any of my lenses in lowlight situations, especially with the 24L II or 50L.

That's because your lenses aren't the 50mm 1.8 II.

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The 85mm looks so beefy on it lol.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D weatherproofness, tested.
« on: January 15, 2013, 05:26:17 PM »
Good ol' rice trick worked again! Just make sure you triple check everything, especially live view and mirror lock up, I'd probably take off the lens and have a look inside it just incase as well. But make sure you dust off all the rice before you do!

GPS works
Mirror lockup works
LV works
Wifi works.
Looks ok inside.

Well then, all that's left to do is boast to your friends about how awesome your camera is, and happy shooting! :) hopefully it doesn't rain on Australia Day!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D weatherproofness, tested.
« on: January 15, 2013, 05:02:17 AM »
So .... The 6d works ... Fine!
I haven't tied the Wifi, but I expect it to be okay. The buttons and dials all work fine. I turned the GPS on but I didn't wait for it to lock on.

Hurray!

NB: Putting the camera in a rice bowl results in fine rice dust. It's okay though.
Fisheye also survived.

Good ol' rice trick worked again! Just make sure you triple check everything, especially live view and mirror lock up, I'd probably take off the lens and have a look inside it just incase as well. But make sure you dust off all the rice before you do!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D + 24-105 vs T4i + 24-70 II
« on: January 14, 2013, 06:03:03 PM »
Get the 6d and 24-105, the one stop between f2.8 and f4 is easily compensated for by higher usable ISO, and then you can just add some cheap primes for low low light, 50 1.4, 85 1.8, etc.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D weatherproofness, tested.
« on: January 13, 2013, 04:16:42 PM »
Only a few lenses actually have that requirement - the 16-35, 17-40, and 50L (although using a front filter on all sealed lenses that take them is recommended by Chuck Westfall).

As well as the ones you've mentioned, doesn't the 100L macro require a front filter to complete the sealing? And 24-105, 24-70, 24L 1.4?

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