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Canon General / Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« on: July 31, 2014, 12:29:09 PM »
Easy answer for me. My EF 8-15mm f/4 L Fisheye USM. I got it for a very good price, and it's a great lens. There just aren't that many occasions that necessitate its use.

But it is a cool lens and fun to use, so I don't see getting rid of it anytime soon.

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Canon General / Re: What do you Cheap Out On?
« on: July 29, 2014, 01:07:58 PM »
* Yongnuo YN-E3-RT: $100 cheaper than the Canon original, has AF assist lamp Canon doesn't, but functions identically. No problems using extensively since launch.
* Some 3rd-party batteries: For long days & trips where I don't have charger access I've got a handful of legit LP-E6 batteries and several more Wasabi Power clones for backup. I never put the batteries inside the 5D3, but use them in the grip in case of the overheating/swelling issue should arise. Of course, if I was smarter I'd be using a clone grip instead of the BG-E11 for those situations.  :P

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Lenses / Re: New Canon L Primes, but Not Until 2015 [CR2)
« on: July 28, 2014, 01:43:04 PM »
I'm assuming this has zero bearing on the (rumored) upcoming 100-400mm ii... I'd feel more confident if there reports of the current 100-400mm being discontinued like the 7D.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 150-600mm availability
« on: July 23, 2014, 12:02:49 PM »
Pre-ordered from B&H on Jan 20. Shipped on Feb 6.

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Lenses / Re: Something with 50mm L lens that make it different
« on: July 22, 2014, 12:06:08 AM »
To answer the question more seriously: I've owned all 3 of the current Canon 50mm lenses. The f/1.8 was great for the price. I liked the f/1.4 quite a bit more than the nifty fifty. The f/1.2 produced the pictures I liked the best. So, that's the one I kept.

I sincerely hope that meets with everyone's approval... I'd hate to be judged harshly for spending my money in such a foolish manner.  ;)


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Lenses / Re: Something with 50mm L lens that make it different
« on: July 21, 2014, 05:46:09 PM »
Two words: weather sealing:P

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Legendary, unfocused. Legendary.

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Lenses / Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Availability
« on: July 02, 2014, 12:49:28 PM »
And to make this reply on-topic, I've been thinking about selling my 150-600mm that I got back in early February. I really like the range and it's a great lens for the price, but it has really made me even more tempted to spend my money on at least one Canon supertelephoto.


Funny you say that...Been thinking the same thing...I got the Bigron in Feb...While it's a good lens, I'm not gonna say great.  My 400L 5.6 is sharper and if I crop a shot to 600mm equivalent, it's probably better than if I used 150-600...
I have since picked up the 300mm 2.8 ii. As one should expect for the price difference, it's a much better lens in almost every way, shape and form. The quality and AF of the 300mm 2.8 ii with 2x iii is ridiculous. Tamron wins hands down on the size and versatility of the zoom... but I feel is severly lacking in contrast, color, sharpness, bokeh, AF performance, etc...

Don't get me wrong. The Tamron is a great value. But there will be many compromises. Having shot both at a recent sporting event, the versatility and compactness of the Tamron hardly makes up for the IQ hit. If there is any way to swing a more expensive lens, you will obviously notice the difference. I've not had experience with the Canon 400mm f/5.6, but it sounds like it also compares favorably to the Tamron.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon 5 Layer UV, IR, RGB Sensor
« on: June 27, 2014, 11:13:43 AM »
ALL YOUR LIGHT ARE BELONG TO ME!
Nice.

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Lenses / Re: Why do fast primes not have IS?
« on: June 24, 2014, 03:37:46 PM »
+1.......I don't see the point buying f1.2 lens and shoot at f4. On Canon lenses, I like to turn down the dial twice - hit sweet spot everytimes ;)

I see it a different way.  I buy a 1.4 lens, not because I want to shoot at 1.4, but because I want sharp images at 2.8 -- stopped down 2 stops.   That way on those shots when I need to shoot at 1.4, I can, but for most of the shots I can easily shoot stopped down. 

It all depends on what type of photography each photographer does.  Some like to shoot wide open, others like to stop down.  I guess that's why they make changable apertures on lenses.   ;D
If you want sharp pictures at 2.8, you need the 24-70ii or the 70-200ii.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=397&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=4&LensComp=687&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=403&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=5&LensComp=787&CameraComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0

Just as sharp in center, more corner sharpness, less CA, probably a hair of distortion but that can be fixed in post. And you can change the FL. The right tool for the job.

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Lenses / Re: Why do fast primes not have IS?
« on: June 24, 2014, 03:16:29 PM »
I'm sure I'll get throttled for this comment but here it goes: typically, I don't stop down my f/1.2 lenses a whole lot. Sort of negates the point of having them. Therefore I tend to use pretty decently fast shutter speeds relative to the focal length. Others may use theirs differently of course.

+1.......I don't see the point buying f1.2 lens and shoot at f4. On Canon lenses, I like to turn down the dial twice - hit sweet spot everytimes ;)
+1. Exactly. If I want something with more DOF, I'll show up with the 24-70ii or the 70-200ii, not a fast prime. There would be more argument for IS in the 24-70ii, as it a slower lens.

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Lenses / Re: Why do fast primes not have IS?
« on: June 24, 2014, 02:34:32 PM »
I'm sure I'll get throttled for this comment but here it goes: typically, I don't stop down my f/1.2 lenses a whole lot. Sort of negates the point of having them. Therefore I tend to use pretty decently fast shutter speeds relative to the focal length. Others may use theirs differently of course.

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I call it a marketing success! I, for one, plan to auction off all of my Canon vests and buy new Sony vests!  :P

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Metal mount! I'll be interested to see the reviews on this one.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Speculation [CR1]
« on: June 18, 2014, 09:38:20 AM »
Correction: This point seems contradictory:
  • Quite high MP count
  • Vastly improved AF performance
  • Greatly improved low light and ISO/noise performance
  • Potentially a different sensor and/or technology than expected
  • Good price point
  • Very close to ‘pro’ classification, but non-compete with flagship such as 1dx
  • Release by Fall season as expected
  • Canon holding back 7Dmk2 for a reason. I suspect 100-400 mk2 announcement, or some other coinciding situation.
One of these kids is doing his own thing...

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