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Lenses / 50mm 1.2 vs 35mm 1.4
« on: August 05, 2012, 08:18:11 PM »
Well, I'm not sure what to do. I'm currently using only my 50mm 1.2 lens and I'm considering selling/trading it towards the 35mm 1.4. (and maybe repurchase the 50mm 1.4 or 1.8)

I want one of them for a kind of everyday lens for general walkaround use.

Looking for some opinions on people that have used/own both and which they lean more towards and why.

On top of that I'm not too sure if I maybe want to hold off and see what gets announced in the next months as the mark II of the 35 seems to be a pretty strong rumor for the past year or so - but who really knows.

Anywho, would love to hear some insight from everyone.

Thanks!

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Mine got delayed a few days but I will have it here by the end of this week!

I did read that review on EOSHD and it sounds fantastic!

http://www.eoshd.com/content/8499/sony-rx100-review

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Lenses / Re: New Canon 50mm Coming? [CR1]
« on: July 17, 2012, 03:57:16 PM »
canon seems to think DSLRs are for people with more money then brains if they sell this for 8xx $ without IS.

so we can expect that every updated lens canon releases cost 2.5x as much.

and then they deliver only evolutionary but no exciting new cameras.
i can´t complain the 5D MK3 still sells well.. but the D800 sells better.

from a resellers point of view it´s all ok for me.

but as  a private canon shooter.. well that´s a different story.

nikon is putting a lot of pressure on canon.
canon is maybe still no. 1 when it comes to market penetration. but not when it comes to innovations. i have seen this too often before to be not concerend. being a market leader means not much in these days. it can change very quick (sony, nokia you hear me?).
.

Can you share where you've obtained these sales figures to show that the D800 is selling better than the 5DMark3? I swear some people just make S___ up for no reason.

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Lenses / Re: New Canon 50mm Coming? [CR1]
« on: July 17, 2012, 09:24:58 AM »
All of Canons 50mm lenses lack something, maybe except for the 1.2L (which is in turn quite expensive).
The 1.4 is built way under par, and the dramatic difference between image center and corners makes it
easy to hate it. The 1.8 is an insult in its build quality, and the optically well performing 2.5 compact macro
is in desperate need of a better drive.

So yes, there is a lot of need for a new 50mm.

I still have a 1.8/50mm MkI, and I have the 2.5/50 compact macro.
The 1.8 is good enough for low light, and the 2.5 is good for general work.
Both are way from perfect.


1.8/50 with the mechanical build quality of the 1.2L at a price point of 350 USD or below would be a no-brainer.

Let's see what canon comes up with.

For the cost of the 1.2L it should be outstanding without any issues, but it isn't as there is a widespread issue of focus shifting and other focus issues.

I would love to see Canon release a decent 50 1.8 (~$250) and 50 1.4 (~$450) with good build quality and ring USM. Hopefully they'll come up with something along those lines.

How many times does this misinformation go around? I thought it wasn't an issue of focus shifting problems as it's part of the design to not contain a floating rear element to improve bokeh quality.

Anywho - I've owned the canon 50mm 1.8 II, 50mm 1.4, zeiss 50 1.4 and now the canon 50mm 1.2 - I can easily say that the 1.2 is my favorite out of the bunch with the zeiss coming in second (love that MF ring and build quality).

I'm not going to freak out on the 849 price just yet - we don't know if it's final, we don't know what that lens is including in-terms of build, optics, IS, etc - what's the point of freaking out just now?

I'm excited to see them finally updating it and I look forward to seeing what it brings.

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rx-100 it is! Thanks for the input! I considered the fuji series for a bit - but I really like the compactness, quality and features of the sony.

Ships today! :D hopefully I'll have it by early next week - if anyone's interested I can post some pictures/impressions.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: July 07, 2012, 06:50:37 PM »
5D Mark 2 with 50mm 1.8 - Sophie

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Lenses / Re: Any news about a new 85/1.2L III ?
« on: July 04, 2012, 04:06:35 PM »
When did the 85 1.2 III become a rumored lens?  Buy the current version as it's sharp, sharp and did I say....sharp.  Are you worried about the much talked about "slow focusing".  I've not noticed any slow focusing with my copy at all.  Anyway, when such a lens does arrive (maybe in 2016), it will cost $3200++.

shoot is side by side with the sigma and you will notice the massive AF speed difference

The difference being that that is a f1.4 lens vs an f1.2 lens - I have the nikon 85 1.4D lens for my backup D80 and it focuses with a breeze!

Again, 1.4 not 1.2...A lot more glass to shift around

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Hey everyone, I currently have a 5d3 that's my main camera for about 80% of my shooting. I bike and hike a lot and I'm looking for something more pocketable that I can take with me that doesn't require bulkiness of a dslr but isn't sacrificing image quality too much.

I've been looking through the choices and I cannot decide on what to do and I was just curious what others on here have researched or leaned on as their secondary camera.

So far I'm pretty sold on the new sony DSC-rx100

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/869238-REG/Sony_DSC_RX100_Digital_Camera.html

But i'm not sure if I should wait to see what canon introduces in the mirrorless market - or would I just be in the same situation with a mirrorless camera?

I looked a lot at the nex-7, V1 and they seem nice, but still kinda bulky and I'm sure at that point I'd rather just have my 5d.

Would love to hear some opinions or ideas.

Thanks!

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I went :

35 1.4L
50 1.2L
135 2.0L

for my set up

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Software & Accessories / Re: Reikan FoCal
« on: May 23, 2012, 05:19:16 PM »
I hope this helps out with my 501.2 - the focus seems to be just a tad bit off :/

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Software & Accessories / Reikan FoCal
« on: May 23, 2012, 04:52:08 PM »
Curious about purchasing this software. Anyone here have much experience with it? How easy is it to use? How complicated is setup and calibration? What kind of results can I expect from my camera and lenses?

Thanks! Would love to hear others feedback before I make the purchase.

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Lenses / Re: Suggestions for Full Frame Lenses
« on: May 20, 2012, 01:30:46 PM »
I recently picked up a 135mm L and I have to say that it is an amazing lens. Color, sharpness, bokeh...it's phenomenal in all areas.

If you are interested in wide angle next - I would suggest looking at Zeiss - if you don't mind manual focusing (still with focus confirmation). The 21mm 2.8 is stunning.


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Canon General / Re: Canon Rebates
« on: April 25, 2012, 10:31:27 AM »
hah, so it seems no one really has too much of an idea when these may roll around again? :(

I see that Sweden and Germany and some other countries are receiving the instant rebates. Hope they come our way again soon!

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Lenses / Re: Lenses: 35L II & 85L III Next Up? [CR1]
« on: April 24, 2012, 12:33:36 AM »
I just got the 50mm 1.2L last week and I have been shooting with it since.

I haven't noticed any of the negative comments I often see being thrown around about it. I don't see a need for a mark 2 just yet. On my 5dmk3 it focuses quickly, is extremely sharp (even wide open).

1.2 is extremely shallow and does take some getting used to, but overall it is a pretty fantastic lens and I'm having a hard time discovering what so many people find faulty with this lens.

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Canon General / Canon Rebates
« on: April 19, 2012, 08:10:00 PM »
Will we not see another run of Canon Rebates until the Holiday season (Christmas time)? I'm not too familiar with how often/when they run them.

Thanks!

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