« on: December 26, 2013, 02:50:00 PM »
Ahhh Eldar, I sure do envy you. Your whole lens lineup is like any Canon fans wet dream. Glad you're liking the Otus, might have to rent it one of these days : )
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Thanks Axilrod! I'm headed to northern Montana, so city lights won't be an issue
Going to have to pull the trigger on the 24-70L II at BH for that deal. Must first get some idea if I can get $1k for my Zeiss 21 and $300 for a Sigma 50 to help pay for it.
What do you think - will the 6d be updated with a above-mediocre af system and dual pixel af for the masses, or will the 5d3 at last get a real sensor upgrade above the good ol' 5d2 and become the even more expensive 5d4?
I like this guy's idea
Actually, since Sony and Zeiss often make AF lenses together, I wonder if there will be an AF-version of Otus 55 mm for Sony. That would tip the scale for me for sure..
Sony A7r Zeiss Otus 55mm by drjlo2, on Flickr
I thought lots of folks were getting Philip Bloom for his semi-downer 'enthusiasm' when it came out.
Anyway lots of folks use ML RAW because it is THAT awesome. SOOOOO much more detail than you get from 5D3 internal or Ninja recording and SOOOOOOO much more processing latitude. SOOOOOO much richer colors! I
As I wrote, photographers who actually need more DR than Canon offers should already have switched. These Sony sensors have been out for a while. During that time, many photographers have looked at their options and decided to stick with Canon.
Likewise, there is no problem with 3fps (or 6 or 8fps, etc.), but if someone actually needs more then they should buy it. Why would someone buy 3fps and then blame the manufacturer? The same goes for megapixels, etc. Offering less than the maximum mp doesn't mean there is a problem or deficiency. Not every camera has to offer the maximum of every measure of performance for us to say there is "no problem" with it. A manufacturer chooses which measures to prioritize, such as high ISO performance.
Maybe try the Rokinon/Samyang/whatever 14mm 2.8, from what i hear it is a great lens, even rivaling the Canon 14mm L at a fraction of the cost. Since you're doing video, the manual focus and iris could come in handy. The distortion is kept very low for such a wide angle lens from what I've been reading and it's just about 300€ (don't know the US price) around here. You should consider it.
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.