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I'd like to know the actual resolution of a lens regardless of body.

Hearty Amen.

Why? Academia? Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong in and of itself that I can see, but seeing as how we pay thousands of dollars for these lenses that we can't use without bodies I question any results relevance.

Why is it wrong to want to know.  I want to know regardless of the practical application of the results.  I will say I earned a bachelor's of science so I've been asking why for a long time... why... didn't I pick a better major.

I am seriously starting to worry about peoples reading comprehension.

Did I say it was wrong? NO, if you look at the words I wrote and you quoted you will see this " Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong in and of itself" See? I actually said there is "nothing wrong"!

On the flip side of that however, even if you are 100% wrong about my point of view, what is wrong with me asking why people are interested in the result, other than it is what it is, when even the tester says "I found it a fun test with limited practical value" and "But even I agree, this kind of thing isn't something I'd pick a lens or a system over. "?

You know what... it's probably me.  I'm reading a good deal of disdain in what I perceive to be the subtext of your comment.  But if you say it isn't there... I won't argue that.

But in regards to knowing... I think there is some merit in knowing which lens set is "better" than the other.  Bodies can be changed every 3 years, but you can keep a lens for 20 years and while they may replace it after a decade, the practical benefit of the successor may be marginal or merely show up on tests but have less real world value. 

And if you are prone to replace your body with any frequency, knowing which lens system is better equipped to handle in increases in resolution and... let's just say micro contrast, would be worthwhile.

Now is this the point of the study... probably not... I'd say it's a d!ck measuring contest... but content with my girth and length... I'm going to go to bed.

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I'd like to know the actual resolution of a lens regardless of body.

Hearty Amen.

Why? Academia? Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong in and of itself that I can see, but seeing as how we pay thousands of dollars for these lenses that we can't use without bodies I question any results relevance.

Why is it wrong to want to know.  I want to know regardless of the practical application of the results.  I will say I earned a bachelor's of science so I've been asking why for a long time... why... didn't I pick a better major.

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Lenses / Re: Is there a need for a 50mm?
« on: September 08, 2014, 03:42:26 PM »
No, of course not. But, why keep stuff when you don't use it?

Because if you don't have it, you will never use it.  ;)  It works both ways.
I think you just summed up my photographic life.  Whatever it is that I don't bring, I need.  If I had all of the shots I've missed because I left my flash, ND filters, polarizer, tripod, (wide angle, telephoto, etc.) lens at home, I might actually have a half-decent portfolio ;)  I can only blame myself for the other half of the shots I've missed - wrong f-stop, wrong lens on camera, timer, single shot instead of burst, one-shot instead of AI Servo, and the list goes on...

I get so mad at myself when I do those stupid errors.  My nemesis right now is shooting with an on camera speedlite on Av and the camera reads the scene as an 8 second exposure.  I change it to Manual, but that first shot... the one that got away.
JD, there is a fix for that one, at least if you don't use HSS flash a lot.  Go into the "Flash Sync in AV Mode" setting and change it from Auto (which allows it to go to 30s!) to 1/60s-1/200s.  This makes sure that your flash exposures are never below 1/60s.  You can switch to P mode as well if you don't have time to fool with the menu.

When I shoot with flash, I prefer being in manual, but I think that just might be worth doing. 




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Lenses / Re: Is there a need for a 50mm?
« on: September 08, 2014, 02:16:05 PM »
No, of course not. But, why keep stuff when you don't use it?

Because if you don't have it, you will never use it.  ;)  It works both ways.
I think you just summed up my photographic life.  Whatever it is that I don't bring, I need.  If I had all of the shots I've missed because I left my flash, ND filters, polarizer, tripod, (wide angle, telephoto, etc.) lens at home, I might actually have a half-decent portfolio ;)  I can only blame myself for the other half of the shots I've missed - wrong f-stop, wrong lens on camera, timer, single shot instead of burst, one-shot instead of AI Servo, and the list goes on...

I get so mad at myself when I do those stupid errors.  My nemesis right now is shooting with an on camera speedlite on Av and the camera reads the scene as an 8 second exposure.  I change it to Manual, but that first shot... the one that got away.

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Lenses / Re: Is there a need for a 50mm?
« on: September 08, 2014, 01:00:25 PM »
I was always extra careful not to drop the 50 f1.4 because of the auto focus issues that can result...  I hated it about as much as I loved my 50 f1.8.


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Lenses / Re: Is there a need for a 50mm?
« on: September 08, 2014, 07:28:55 AM »
I personally like to have a good big aperture lens mixed in with my very good f2.8 and f4 lenses.  The 50mm isn't that sharp until you get to f2.8... so I say get rid of it and consider a good f1.4 lens, but not the Canon 50 which ids also soft until you get to f2.8. 

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That said, I don't think Canon's problem is Sony/Nikon/etc.  Their problem is their top 2 dSLRs are approaching 3 yrs old that will need updating if for no other reason than people like new releases (think car models), Canon needs to update the 5D and 1D series in 2015 or 2016.  A good part of the market for the 5DIV is going to come from those that want to upgrade from the 5DIII.  I think a big part of that will be the improved sensor tech.  Granted, they'll need to frame it to sell to the masses (I can also see a few more MP, DPAF or better, and a few more FPS).  In other words, it is Canon's problem to make us want to buy more gear.  I expect them to figure something out.

BTW...lytro or some more advanced take...that could become a disruptive technology.

Nope.  The mkiii is a thing of beauty.  The mkii had auto focus issues up the wazoo... but the mkiii has few critics... so those who want full frame but don't want to buy right before the next gen come out are the bulk of buyers for the mkiv. 

I could be wrong, but I still love my mkiii and I think many agree.

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It is used, but it it is in like new condition.  I bought it in a package and I don't need or want it.  Amazon will give me $217 as a trade in... but if y'all want it it's yours.

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We should go halfsies on one...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« on: September 04, 2014, 03:24:35 PM »
I buy cameras after handling them, but I also wait until some reviews give me more information about the camera's strong points and weak points, so I can see for myself at the local camera store. If my local camera store carries a camera, I will buy it there rather than at B and H. I use mail order companies for "esoteric" lenses, sizes or brands not carried locally, etc. Buying locally involves sales tax, but I know I am supposed to add up out-of-state purchases for my state tax return (at least for big-ticket items), so I would be paying some tax in either event. The local store carries used lenses and cameras, rents a few lenses, has common staple items (lens caps, wired releases, etc) available "instantly", and supports the local camera clubs, so I want to keep the local store alive.
My plan is to pre-order one from my local store. When it arrives, play with it.... and unless really disappointed, buy it. It is important to support your local store or you will end up with mail order and big box stores.

I hear y'all, but my local store sells off brand lens calls for ten times as much as I can get online.  And their backdrops are maybe five times.  I'm ask in favor of having a good local option, but it feels like my local store is trying to rip me off more than to be a service to me.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 to debut at Photokina
« on: September 04, 2014, 12:20:58 PM »
Just when I was finally going to sink my teeth into an 85L... meh... if the L is chewy and over cooked, I'll send it back.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Shuttercount Now Available for Windows
« on: September 03, 2014, 03:37:50 PM »
Can I use this license perpetually... so if I change computers or operating systems in ten years, I can move the program to the new computer.

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Portrait / Re: HELP... Can anyone show me how to edit like this?
« on: September 03, 2014, 11:48:58 AM »
I like playing guess the settings on the camera, but I'm crap at guess the settings in Lightroom.

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Portrait / Re: Post photos of other photographers in action
« on: September 03, 2014, 11:43:42 AM »
A Nikon shooter...



Is that why he looks so frustrated?

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Portrait / Re: Post photos of other photographers in action
« on: September 02, 2014, 05:28:37 PM »
I dare anyone to tickle a mime the next time they see one.

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