We need a blind taste test... preferably of beautiful women... scantily clothed is optional.
Then we need to guess which is which.
Then we need to guess which is which.
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Decide on the focal length that would better serve your needs and then go from there.
The Canon Ls are better portrait lenses than the Sigma Arts IMO. For portraits, you don't want ultimate sharpness. You want great rendering quality. Both the 50L and 85L will give you good rendering quality in spades, though both are sort of prima donna lenses (they will give you some stunning results but are difficult to use). The Sigmas are a little sterile if you ask me, but to each their own. Unfortunately, photography seems to be getting about looking at sharpness figures and not actual photos.
It's easier to decrease sharpness than increase what isn't there...
And sterile and canon has better "rendering quality" could you explain what you mean?
The 200 f2 is a lot like the 50 art, no distortion great color and contrast which combine with no ca makes the subject pop. Low vignetting and great corner sharpness makes it VERY useful for off center composition.
I'm sorry but I simply disagree with you. I think the 50 art has a great look to the images and that's not something magic, it's just very very nicely done and very well corrected.
I cleaned the sensor on my 5D classic a couple of times with a product called Sensor Swab along with a cleaning fluid called Eclipse E2. It worked fine, although the products are rather expensive. I'm pretty spoiled now by the self cleaning cameras.
Personally, the self cleaning (60d, 6d) never did a lot for me, but then again I'm changing lenses outdoors a lot. I'm using the lensrentals dry cleaning method w/o the butterfly. It's very quick to clean the sensor this way unless you're taking f11+ shots which requires more work (or probably the expensive butterfly brush).
Per bfads.net, they said the out the door price will be fifty bucks less. They are pretty accurate with their leaks, so I have no reason to not believe them.It will be $50 cheaper on ebay on Black Friday... I'd wait and put the $50 towards a warranty.
I'd expect ebay to have some sort of a points deal. Is that what you are referring to?
I will pre-order it.
One of three missing lenses in my kit.
Still waiting.... I think they shipped via horse and buggy.
How old is your daughter... I bought a SL1 for my daughter, who was 10 at the time (11 now) and she has maybe used it three times... I had an 18-55 for her initially, then a 28-135mm, then I let her borrow my 24-105 L, then I got her a 40mm prime. I'm not sure photography is her thing...
I had a similar experience with our oldest son. When he was 13 he showed some interest in photography, so I gave him my T2i(500D) 18-55 combo that I was no longer using (replaced with a 7D). He complained it was too heavy compared to the little P&S he was using and almost never used it. Other than a few cell phone pics, he doesn't do much if any photography now (he just turned 16). Sometimes we want our kids to pick up or interest and hobbies, but they have their own ideas...
was considering snagging an SL1 (the small APC) with a EFS 15 85 for my daughter to use. Size is right... but now will maybe check out the 24 105 STM as another option. Probably will not chase me off of my 24 105 4 though... I like the fixed 4
Actually... LR and facebook are not playing nice together... what I'm seeing in LR is what I expect, but FB is making the black look horrible... I'm guessing it is just FB's compression...
If you calibrate your monitor, could it be that your browser is not set to use your monitor's color profile?
Calibrating your monitor is a good start, but you also have to tell your browser which color profile to use for images, too. For Firefox, I use the Color Management add-on. It works well, but you have to manually select the profile to use (I wish it would dynamically apply whichever profile is in use by Windows for the monitor the browser is displayed in). Since I move between a two-monitor setup at home and another at work, I have to switch the profiles back and forth in the add-on. It's a minor inconvenience.
If you don't calibrate your monitor, well, all bets are off...