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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-b?
« on: March 18, 2013, 07:00:37 PM »
If you google search the model number, its the 100D that was leaked.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG Sets New Benchmark for Excellence
« on: March 18, 2013, 06:50:38 PM »
Sorry, couldn't resist...

Did I hear "there is a small mouse inside operating the AF???" :D

How long have you been waiting for a chance to use that picture hahaha.  ;D

Technical Support / Re: Shooting manual
« on: March 18, 2013, 06:46:30 PM »
I just took a look at the camera and discovered I accidentally changed the wrong setting at some point - exposure compensation was at +3, which definitely explains the over exposed images. Both suggestions made are appreciated and will be implemented, thank you.

EC doesnt do anything in manual mode though unless its flash EC with an on camera flash

I might be wrong on this but i think EC will still affect the ISO in manual if you have it set to auto ISO.

Technical Support / Re: Canon 6D won't turn on.
« on: March 18, 2013, 06:43:56 PM »
Just because you got a bad copy doesnt mean all of them are crap...calm down and just submit a claim to the retailer.

If it doesnt work then exchange it for a new one. Its not rocket science here.

If you join CPS gold you get 30% off all repairs. Also, they now have a hollywood repair facility for CPS Gold and Plat members only that you could then use. It might be worth the 100$ membership for you.

Lenses / Re: Price for used 70-200mm F4 IS?
« on: March 18, 2013, 06:31:30 PM »
If you can wait for another canon 20% off refurbished sale they got for about 860 and you wont have to worry about the condition of a used lens.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG Sets New Benchmark for Excellence
« on: March 18, 2013, 06:24:55 PM »
I tried two copies and on both autofocus was accurate and pretty fast (5D II / 7D) - nothing to complain about.
Optical the lens is perfect to me, never saw such a great performance at 1,4.
The first copy had a squeaking HSM so I returned it. The second one ist much better in terms of squeaking :-))
I heard that  HSM sometimes can be "squeaky".
Some samples if you like:

My sigma 35 doesnt squeak but i have a 17-40 that sounds like there's a small mouse inside operating the AF. Works perfectly otherwise though.

Lenses / Re: 35L or 50L?
« on: March 18, 2013, 06:15:11 PM »
Why not the sigma 35mm? Its by most accounts better and cheaper than the canon.

How is the auto-focus of this lens?

I can only speak for the copy i got but the AF is very good. I did af accuracy tests at min focus and 10 feet and it was spot on with 0 AFMA. Infinity focus seems accurate as far as i can tell as well.  Also there doesnt seem to be any noticeable focus shifts with stopping down.

For real world usage it doesnt seem any less accurate than the 35L i had.

As far as speed is concerned, again, it is very similar to the 35L.  When you focus it on a blank wall the speed from MFD to inifinity focus and back to MFD is definitely slower than the 35L but in real world use i honestly havent noticed any difference.

Lenses / Re: 35L or 50L?
« on: March 18, 2013, 04:24:37 PM »
Why not the sigma 35mm? Its by most accounts better and cheaper than the canon.

As for the build quality, I actually thought the 35L was pretty horrible in this respect.  The outside is all plastic and feels kinda cheap imo.

For me i prefer the 35mm length as a walkaround and after buying the sigma 35mm my 50/1.4 just sat in my closet until i ended up selling it.

Also note that IQ of the 50/1.4 is as good if not better than the 50/1.2 so unless you shoot at 1.2 all the time or need the weather sealing i dont think i would bother.

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: March 14, 2013, 09:22:50 PM »
Santa Monica, CA
1Ds III with 17-40

Canon General / Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« on: March 13, 2013, 05:05:54 PM »
Left eye. I'm heavily left eye dominant but right handed. Works for cameras but not too much for that other type of shooting

UCLA Alum! Go Bruins!

Lenses / Re: I'd love a little adivce...
« on: March 11, 2013, 04:33:55 PM »
+1 for the sigma 35mm. Just got mine and its just amazing.  The only thing to note is that the focus ring rotation is pretty small, I think someone said 70 degrees end to end, and trying to nail focus manually is a bit tough.

Samyang is great for the price but it has some really funky pinwheel bokeh. Scroll down to the bokeh comparison.

Lenses / Re: Need to test my lens for sharpness
« on: March 11, 2013, 02:12:53 PM »
I actually had this exact same thought yesterday with my 70-200 IS II. I tried shooting the 12233 test chart printed fairly well on 17x11 paper and the corners seemed to be not as sharp as they should be. 

The only thing was shooting a chart of that size even at 200mm put the position of the lens near the MFD.  Could this cause the sides to actually be slightly OOF since its so close?

Also during checking out my lens i noticed a large piece of dust on the inside of the rear element :(

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