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Lenses / Re: Sigma 35 1.4 or Canon 50 1.4 or Canon 24-70 2.8 II
« on: January 29, 2013, 06:43:19 AM »
I'd probably vote for the 50 1.4 or the 24-70 ii. The latter very versatile and the 50 is small and reasonably discreet. I find my 35 a bit too close for street photography but I do love it's all round focal length for posing and close candids. All three are good choices really and all with wildly different budgetary issues.

I like the 50mm FOV but intentionally chose the 35mm so I WOULD get closer, as close is good when it comes to street photos, especially candids, and for general shots it's a lot easier to work with. Go F/1.4 and with that wide perspective it gives an unbeatable feel, where the 50 is close but it's normal looking and often too shallow. Although Canon's 50mm 1.4 isn't something I want to play with anymore, especially wide open, at F/2.0 it can manage but that thing flares and messes up the picture in ways my Siggy 35 laughs at wide open~

That said, my recent walk around in Kyoto left me wanting a 24-70 for it's versatility, but being able to shoot 2 stops faster cures me of that desire every time (although I had a 70-200 with me as well...

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Against the odds?, or Common sense...
« on: January 26, 2013, 11:05:00 AM »
For ergonomics I go Canon, but for all cameras it depends on each model/line of bodies.
Canon in general with the likes of the 5Ds and 7D feel more rounded and built for the hand,
fits my palm and will stay there longer.
Nikon with their grips like with the D600 are bleh, it wants to leave my hand right away.
While the booster grip on the OMD feels great, albeit the controls on that are too small and close together.

In considering everything else, you made your switch and experienced the costs and time involved.
It's up to you, but for what reason you have behind the consideration is it something that really concerns you?
Every technical aspect is just right or a limitation, but whether or not the DR, ISO performance, different grips,
types of lenses and whatnot matters depends on what you do and how you shoot. Best to learn more in photography
as you are doing and... well by then Canon might have improved in the areas they're behind in  :D
But you've got yourself a fine 1D body and they're built for the toughest longest lasting work

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I love big gear
« on: January 24, 2013, 04:31:19 AM »
I was all for big heavy gear especially for how grip-able and balanced to the lenses the camera bodies are + of course the IQ and dof/perspective control that bigger stuff provides.

But what's this, the OM-1 with the extra grips are perfect, fits my hand nicely and with how lightweight the lenses are I can carry more gear. I just need to keep on convincing myself that I 'need' an FF sensor when IQ, DR, ISO for photo and video of them mFT cams are getting so much better and super fast AF and weather sealing and the swivel screen...

  - Upto 800 day to day
  - 1600 if i'm desperate.

   - Normally till 6400.
   - OK to do 12800
   - With a grumble i'd go to 25600
   - If i'm taking happy snaps of friends for non professional uses i'll go up to H2. This quality is good enough for facebook for me.

You're better off post raising exposure unless you're that (Seriously) lazy/out of time for shooting at those expanded ISO settings... and the 'fine for FB' attitude, sure that's a reality, but that iPhone is perfectly fine for FB, wish I had a 6D to treat like a pocket cam- aside

I go 3200 max with 5DII, I would rarely go above 800 on my T1i and by then the image can be ruined in bad light already

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon Cinema Prime Lens Kit in Stock at B&H Photo
« on: January 22, 2013, 01:21:23 AM »
and the rokinons are $500 a piece, its a shame they are that expensive, bill gates will have fun with his $13000 1D-C and his $14000 prime set, which btw i guess now a "set" is only 3 lenses, sure that will do.

Rokinon however, does not offer a 50mm lens... and even if Bill Gates were still the richest man ever I don't see him having fun with an all manual set of lenses, not in this digital age where 64K is not enough!

Lenses / Re: 135L vs 85L vs 70-200L II
« on: January 16, 2013, 11:00:43 PM »
People here complaining the Big White gets too much attention? I solved that with my Sig 70-200 OS~
Hey, it's more than sharp for what I do, it's fast and accurate, and I prefer the magic bokeh it produces (some say it's
busy and unacceptable). But, I almost got the 135L, it depends on whether or not you need the full weather sealing, and if image stabilization matters (for me and my video use) then the 70-200L. Now that I'm FF the 135L is a lot more appealing, but the versatility of 70-200 is still a winner.

Again it depends on what/how you shoot, the 85L and 135L create magic, and with improved AF of the 5DIII is usable magic, while the 70-200 may remind some people "do I really need to go insanely shallow for anyone to think my badly composed and boring picture is actually art??" + better ISO means the extra stop of aperture may not really be necessary

Lenses / Re: History behind the white lens
« on: January 16, 2013, 10:48:43 PM »
Some of Sony, a.k.a. Minolta's telephotos are white for a similar reason I think, they had white finishes since the early 90s as I recall, but could have started soon after Canon brought out their whites.

The main reason for white is to reflect the heat, but traditional lens designs didn't have so much of an issue with that, it was when Canon began using Fluorite elements in lenses like the mentioned FD 300 F/2.8 L that it became rather necessary, as Fluorite reacted badly to heat. Probably a lot worse then the average glass or metal bodies would in even the worst heat and weather. Eventually it did indeed become a symbol for the 'best of the best' telephotos, and lately with lenses like the 70-300 they're painted white just to show off it's "L status" when there's no practical reason to be sporting the white finish... just stands out unnecessarily for when it's compactness should help with maneuverability and stealth.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS not good for NASA?
« on: January 14, 2013, 01:55:47 AM »
As mentioned, Nikon has been very innovative in the past to meet the demands of NASA, like the long roll Nikon F250,
being able to keep on shooting in tight/harsh conditions was definitely a plus.

EOS Bodies / Re: Shot wedding with 5DIII, dissapointed in AF
« on: January 10, 2013, 03:27:18 AM »
Welp, I feel a lot better sticking with a second hand 5DII, that I already have and no problems. My biggest concern
if anything was with the 5DII AF but hey, it works, and looks like outside of shooting sports the 5DIII just has better sealed body and handles high ISO/banding a lot better~

EOS Bodies / Re: Got this here itch
« on: January 10, 2013, 03:23:28 AM »
If frame rate is inconsequential, and for what you do a good AF system really isn't necessary, it's all the sensor and a weather sealed body that would be important. So really, why the 7D2 and all it's (likely) crazy speed?
Again as above what more do you need from your 1DsIII? If more resolution really is necessary then whatever the new mp monster it is to look forward to...

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: BLOWN away.
« on: January 07, 2013, 09:02:03 AM »

"The lens alone is worth more than 1000$, so 1800$ is not too bad for a FF body."

Who said that was a $1,000 lens?? It's got a cute Zeiss sticker on a Sony built lens, if it were real "made in Germany" Zeiss then I would expect F2 to be sharper and the colors to be a lot better, especially if it were 1K

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 35MM F/1.4 DG HSM Worth the price
« on: January 04, 2013, 12:19:08 PM »
I got this lens, can't be happier for the past week + I've been using it in doors, out doors and around town, portraits or scenery it works perfect the way I expect it to. It has been glued to my 5DII and though weighty, it's balanced very well with the body, no problem for me. Bokeh? Times were it gets interesting, but I like interesting, and it's better than my Canon 50mm 1.4 wide open at least. Sharp sharp sharp all across, I never was big on how sharp a lens was until I started shooting this, oh man, "why even stop down?" I thought, though shallow isn't everything of course  ::)
AF, no problem with the lens, just my 5DII not locking on where there isn't much light or contrast, and so far I havne't gotten a reason to AFMA it, I should try anyways, but haven't had any problems yet.
Now, worth the money? Well, I have no regrets, but I would really say $650~700 would be the killer price.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon DSLR Body Rumors for 2013
« on: January 02, 2013, 09:59:47 AM »
70D would pretty much have to supply at least 5fps to maintain its prosumer category which the 60D nearly lost due to lost features and downgraded handling.

7d2 can have the same AF as the 7D, it was good enough for most things once you figured it out, worked well in low light and action tracking.  Adding ability to track the subject also using color cues from a more complex metering sensor would be a nice benefit to have to match some of the Nikon bodies.

but they'd better get rid of the banding and pattern noise problems for both new bodies, especially at low ISO. It's become a pathetic weakness already when competitors' cameras costing under $400, like the ultra tiny Pentax Q or D5100, can supply raw images without banding problems.

Same AF yeah, but what if they went with the trend and added the same AF as the 1DX/5D3 ?? Now, I don't know how that would affect 1DX sales, but if it would then the 5D3 would be killing off the 1DX more, people will get a 1D because they need specifically that, and a 7DII like that would be killer~
But anyways, the 60D was a failure and only survived with by slashing down the price immensely, and it's flip screen was nice... that's about it, no AFMA, not a significant AF or FPS or Sensor that makes it any more than a rebel.
Will the 70D change that? I sure think, and hope it will, because the 7DII will likely cost around 2,000 and the 70D will be the in between model at say 1,200? But rebels are quiet expensive on release.... *sigh*

Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: December 31, 2012, 08:12:40 AM »
The look in his eyes are perfect ~

PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon France Teases New Products
« on: December 28, 2012, 10:08:24 AM »
Looking at that woman's grip, Canon appears to be launching a camera that masks out beer bottles to help hide your drinking.  Perfect for social networks.

And the ping pong ball is gone as it can potentially be a reference to beer pong

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