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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 18-35mm on DxOMark
« on: July 22, 2013, 06:33:42 AM »
It is indeed an interesting lens, and certainly one I would look into if i had a need.

Lenses / Re: EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
« on: July 22, 2013, 12:01:24 AM »
Very interesting discussion and great photos here, guys. I've been procrastinating over this lens for quite a while now. Cannot decide for a 24-70/II as I'd definitely miss larger apertures and I've got other primes. If it was for sure that newer batches are clear from this erratic focusing behavior - and especially on 5D3 -  it's time to give it a go.   

Same boat...  hmmmm...  really missed this weekend shooting in a low light temple.... :(

Lenses / Re: Lens recomendation for infant passport photo
« on: July 21, 2013, 11:56:47 AM »
70-200 @ f/8, against a white wall with soft light from both sides of the subject....

Lenses / Re: EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
« on: July 21, 2013, 11:51:03 AM »
considering picking this up next week. some good info here, thanks guys!

Apebrains : you do realise your "conclusion" was nearly the same size as your discussion right? ;) thanks for the obvious effort, appreciate it!

What do we think the chances are that:

a) there might be a sigma 24mm Art coming soon
b) it will be better IQ than the canon L II?

I'm not asking about price because it would obviously be cheaper... :P

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Second body for safari
« on: July 19, 2013, 11:10:57 PM »
You could consider a used 7D or 1D4 (the former has more reach but the latter will retain resell value better), but they will not be a match for your 5D3's low light performance.

+1.... pick up a used 7D then resale... probably won't lose much on it and the controls are similar to the 5d MKIII.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Fantasy Dayhiking Kit
« on: July 19, 2013, 10:55:07 PM »
For day hiking? How about a 5DIII with 24-105L f4 IS.

+1...  what some of you deem a dayhiking kit i would equate more with a special ops training march!  :o

Lenses / Re: Sleeper Lenses?
« on: July 19, 2013, 04:22:32 AM »
Tokina 300mm 2.8 is meant to be a hidden gem, that and the Tokina 17mm f/3.5 AF. I don't own either of these lenses, but i would like to! :)

Doubt it.  :o would be a bit of an oxymoron to me...  not saying that it might not happen though! :)

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS M Stock & Shipping Update
« on: July 18, 2013, 01:42:59 AM »
Lets face it, no matter how good the camera is it was not priced competitively with the competition. Well, not until the recent "fire sale" deals anyway. It sounds like they are clearing stock for the M2, something which might justify the price tag that canon wants pinned to it. It is not dead, but I think they realise the M did not match people expectations and are probably moving the line along quicker than anticipated in order to grab a slice of the mirrorless pie!

Just my thoughts...  :) ;D

Lenses / Re: Next purchase?
« on: July 16, 2013, 04:15:23 AM »
I used my 17-55 almost 90% of the time.....  that was unitl i got the 70-200 2.8 IS II...  it is a tough choice, but i would say keep your 17-85 and get the 70-200! :)

Lenses / Re: Bokeh: better f/2.8 wide open than f/1.4 stopped down?
« on: July 16, 2013, 04:08:58 AM »
In short, keep doing maths and get good at estimating distances and very wide aperture become more than a 1 eye focus machine.

+1....  Maths is key... There is actually an app for that on your phone...  you tell it your camera, lens, shooting dist etc and it will tell you the depth of the focal plane...  i played with it until i got a feel for my lenses. :)

Lenses / Re: What lens delivers the strongest background blur?
« on: July 16, 2013, 04:02:31 AM »
Interesting comparison of lenses...  thanks for taking the time and effort. Much appreciated!  :)

I guess 2 years...  the theoretical cycle time of xxD's.

Lenses / Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to North America?
« on: July 12, 2013, 11:29:40 AM »
weird!  ???

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