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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« on: April 07, 2014, 11:42:31 AM »
Love how Sigma is pushing it. Next up must be a 85mm and then maybe a 24-70 2.8?

Rumor has it that it is a  24-70 f2 in the pipeline.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« on: April 06, 2014, 10:44:37 PM »
http://www.camerapro.com.au/sigma-50mm-f1-4-dg-hsm-art-lens-australian-stock.html/

$898 in Aus maybe $800 USD

If it comes in at $800... I'll probably buy it immediately and then hate myself a little for not having waited... but it's better than buying it at $1300 and having waited a year.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Should I buy 6d or 5MkIII?
« on: April 06, 2014, 09:44:29 PM »
get the 6D and use the savings to buy a nice tilt shift
+1 on that!

The tilt/shift lens will have more impact on your photos that going from a 6D to a 5D3 will.... and don't forget to shoot in RAW and get some decent editing software.

I wish I understood the draw of a tilt shift.
On a normal lens, the plane of focus is parallel to the sensor, but when you tilt/shift the lens, you shift the plane of focus. Say you are photographing a tall building from near the base... when you take a picture, the middle of the building is in focus but the top and the bottom are not. Also, the sides of the building are not straight. With the tilt/zoom you can change the plane of focus to be more inline with the building and more of it will be in focus.... and the sides will be straighter.

The effect is not as pronounced as with a 4x5 camera and the tilt/swivel lens plane coupled by bellows to the tilt/swivel film plane, but it does allow some interesting manipulations of the image. The convergence of lines can be played with and corrected in lightroom or photoshop, but not the plane of focus.

I'm far more familiar with the 4x5 than the Canon tilt/shift lenses, having only played with them at a show. I hope someone with real experience with them pipes up :)

I understand tilt shifts... I don't understand... or should I say... I don't share the interest/draw that people have for it. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Should I buy 6d or 5MkIII?
« on: April 06, 2014, 09:27:56 PM »
get the 6D and use the savings to buy a nice tilt shift
+1 on that!

The tilt/shift lens will have more impact on your photos that going from a 6D to a 5D3 will.... and don't forget to shoot in RAW and get some decent editing software.

I wish I understood the draw of a tilt shift.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Should I buy 6d or 5MkIII?
« on: April 06, 2014, 08:48:47 PM »
I am a real estate broker looking to upgrade from Nikon to Canon to take better pics of large homes and wide angle shots of interior rooms.

Will the 6D take as good pics using the same ultra wide angle lens as the 5Mk3 would?

I understand the 5Mk3 is a much better more sophisticated camera but if the results are the same for stills, I much prefer the smaller lighter body (and lower price!). The pics are used mostly online for virtual Tours and marketing.

Thanks for any advice

6D... no doubt about it.  The house isn't going to be moving... unless maybe it is a mobile home... but you'd probably just use a camera phone to sell one of those.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Not sure which Canon body to get
« on: April 06, 2014, 08:47:42 PM »
FYI:

http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tpl?op=recommend&sku=ICA6DR&utm_term=wCcUY:wpeVJIzOjzdxUAZWyEUkTQs2zJyS2VzM0&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=Other&utm_source=rflaid62905

Adorama had a refurb 6D for 1299... so that should be around the price point where buy it, no questions asked.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« on: April 06, 2014, 06:51:17 PM »
So will this be sharper than my 100L?  I love my 70-200 mkii, but my 100L blows it away in regards to sharpness and I love that I can get within a foot of my subject... but... while I really do like the focal length... I'm not sure I want to throw down $1200 if I'm not 100% sure I'm going to use it... hmmm... time to bust out a DOF calculator.  And I do realize I get another 2 stops of light...

50mm at min focusing distance

Subject distance    1.5 ft
 
Depth of field
Near limit    1.49 ft
Far limit    1.51 ft
Total    0.02 ft
 
In front of subject    0.01 ft   (50%)
Behind subject    0.01 ft   (50%)
 
Hyperfocal distance    193.5 ft
Circle of confusion    0.03 mm

versus 100 with similar framing:

Subject distance    3 ft
 
Depth of field
Near limit    2.98 ft
Far limit    3.02 ft
Total    0.04 ft
 
In front of subject    0.02 ft   (50%)
Behind subject    0.02 ft   (50%)
 
Hyperfocal distance    387 ft
Circle of confusion    0.03 mm

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Not sure which Canon body to get
« on: April 06, 2014, 06:37:13 PM »
Hi, could you please show how you arrived at this formula!   :o
BODMAS being the first principle, (0x)10 I still recon this equals zero even if x is an unknown, anything (x) times 0=0, 0x10 =0 so are you saying 6D +0 = 7D? Or is my calculus (basically unused for 20 yrs) really that rusty?   :'(
I stand to be corrected, perhaps we are using cypher principles rather than mathematical principles?  ::)  ;D  ;D

Cheers Graham.


For the uses listed, the 6D is the better choice, budget permitting. 

6D

I was going to say +1, but 6D + 1 = 7D, and that's not what I mean.  ;)

No, 6D + 1 = 6E.  6D + (0x)10 = 7D.  :D

I saw it... and I thought there would be a joke somewhere than I'm not getting. 

6D9 + 1= 6E  Ok... Then we need to solve for D since that is use in the next equation.

D=(6e-10)/6

ok

So plug that into the next equation which gives us...


6*(6e-10)/6+(0x)10=7*(6e-10)/6

So... reduce... and we get to

6e-10+0=(42e-70)/6

6e-10=7e-11.66
6e=7e-1.66
1.66=1e
ergo e=1.66

plug that into the equation above...

D=(6*1.66-10)/6
d=(10-10)/6
d=0/6
d=0 


So yeah...

I loved calculus 1 and 2 and got my ass kicked in calc three... so one day when I'm retired... I'll happily go back and audit some calc classes... for shitz and giggz.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Not sure which Canon body to get
« on: April 06, 2014, 12:45:54 PM »
It seems that the 7D is getting no love... ;~;

Image quality won't be improved because they share the same sensor.  Most of the things he shoots are stationary and don't require an advanced auto focus system or a higher frames per second rate.. so that's why.

I'm a fan of the 7d and getting it used for $700 is a steal, but it is all about the body that is right for the shooter.

700$, That is pretty cheap.

About 2 or three months ago, I bought a used 7D with less than 2500 actuations and a 28-135 for the bargain basement price of $650.  I then turned around and sold the 7D for 700ish and the lens for 200ish... so I made an easy $250ish. 

So... yeah... cheap.

Did you report this as capital gains?  :P...

All my money is in the cook islands... sons a bitches won't give it back though. :/

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I find it very amusing that somebody who obviously knows the right thing to do, but isn't inclined to do it because he also wants some money, has His Holiness the Dalai Lama as his avatar.

It's no different from any other business using Christian symbols or references to give the impression that they do good, honest work when many do not.

Gentlemen who do you think you are to say something like that? God?
Seriously you should know someone before you throw out you sentences.

This isn't a religious forum... but I think many of us know people who go to Church... not for the god... not for the bread... not for the circus... but for the presumption of being a god fearing person. 

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I personally hate weddings.  I had a bad experience once at one... and yada yada yada... the bride still lives in my house and nags at me on a daily basis.

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I have no time for them either. Having said that, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has an extraordinary reputation for non confrontation, peace, calm, and ethical simplicity. These qualities are recognised world wide and far outside the Buddhist faith, aligning yourself with these values, whilst not actually adhering to them, is what made me laugh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVU3i38nmzs

The flowing robes... the grace... bald... striking. 

Big hitter the lama...

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And also Fir - just because something is "legal" doesn't make it ethical. 

This is an unfortunate confusion that many lawyers have, it seems as though many law schools actually teach that nonsense.  Some lawyers will eventually outgrow it.

It take a certain moral ambiguity to represent a murderer, rapist, or tax dodger... but I think we are starting to digress about what is wrong with the legal profession... Keep in mind you don't want to be guilty of a crime and your lawyer throws you under the bus.

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that would've been a nice ending, if you hadn't continued on and bashed everyone else who tried to help you.
And also Fir - just because something is "legal" doesn't make it ethical.  It's legal to stand in front of a child at a parade - but is it the right thing to do? Hopefully as an attorney you learn the difference.

Depends on what time the kid got there.  If you were camping out for 6 hours to get the right shot... and then some kid gets there an hour after the parade begins... Ummm... I've been here with my tripod and my prime lens and I have the perfect framing for my background and foreground... kid... get on your parents shoulders and don't bother me...

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Hey fir0002...so for your first post on CR you have decided to:

1. Call other posters comments "laughable"
2. Call other members/posters "insecure"
3. Express a view that the wedding pro is at fault and not the OP? Really?

Stay in school kid, you have a lot to learn.

I've dealt with many a lawyer in my professional career... I hate to say this... but he has the right attitude.  There is a certain hubris that accompanies a specific knowledge of the law...

If he decides to be a workers comp rep working on behalf of claimants... then he is going to have some problems with customer service... but outside of that... he'll fit right in.

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