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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Occasional beeping AF during AI SERVO?
« on: November 19, 2013, 08:01:14 AM »
I don't think it's either of those but I suppose the button switch is possible. I have set a shortcut button for that. Thanks for that thought... Will keep an eye on it.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Occasional beeping AF during AI SERVO?
« on: November 19, 2013, 04:02:31 AM »
Recently picked up some new 600 ex rt's and a ste3rt. Fabulous system. But for some reason I've noticed on occasion that when shooting in AI SERVO (and back button focus), I'm getting an occasional red lit AF confirmation. Seems to be more common with the flash set up but I recall very infrequently it happening prior. Body is a 5d3.

Doesn't seem to be a big issue but wondering if anyone else has noticed same?

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Lenses / Re: 85mm
« on: November 13, 2013, 04:13:27 AM »
I had the Canon 85 1.8 and it's a very good lens but I prefer the Sigma. My copy is tack sharp and focusses just fine. Beautiful detail even wide open. For the relatively minor extra price, I think it's worth it. And both it and the 1.8 are a fair bit faster at AF than the 85L and as such, more useful for some applications.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Fuji x100s + Canon Speedlites?
« on: November 11, 2013, 02:22:48 AM »
and as far as fixed lenses go, 35mm is about as flexible as there is - for me, at least!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Fuji x100s + Canon Speedlites?
« on: November 11, 2013, 02:21:00 AM »
 I find my x100s to be a bit better at AFing (and noise!) than my 5d3 in low light.
At a party it's a wild camera. Canon flash works well in fully manual but it does feel a bit like a sledgehammer when a small mallet would have been just fine. I love my Fuji.

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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 10, 2013, 09:58:38 PM »
I'd like to see one high quality prime between 16 and 20mm that is razor sharp from corner to corner when stopped down a little bit and is small and relatively inexpensive. It doesn't have to be fast, but it has to be razor sharp in the extreme corners around f8. Something like a sharper version of the Zeiss 18mm f3.5 with AF would be perfect to me.

Who wouldn't ? :) I'd be happy with 18mm or 21mm f5.6 and be done with it!

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Lenses / Re: I'm done part II - here are all of the lenses I've sold
« on: November 09, 2013, 02:31:42 AM »
18-55 IS kit - don't use but kept for my son to muck around with on the 550d
55-250 kit - sold. Used once!
Sigma 17-70 2.8-4 - sold after some decent use - upgraded to 24-70
24-70 - sold to upgrade to II
10-22 - sold when moving to FF

Probably should sell:
85 1.8 (bought the Sigma 85 and prefer it)
24 1.4 II - don't use it much but LOVE it when I do

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Major IQ advantage of FF?
« on: November 07, 2013, 01:29:58 AM »
When I moved to FF I noticed the shallow DOF thing immediately. But also, I found my F8 landscapes etc had a subtly more cinematic and dimensional quality. It might be a perception/subjective thing but for me, it was noticable. There is something lush about FF at any aperture that ordinarily is not the case with crop. That could well be blamed on lens differences but I think it's more profound. Just my personal take.

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EOS Bodies / Re: How can I choose between 1DX and 5D MARK III?
« on: November 06, 2013, 01:30:20 PM »
If you mostly shoot landscapes then the 5d3 won't offer you much more than the 5d2. That said, the birds thing will make a difference. I've recently added a 5d3 to my kit and it is a great camera but to my eye, there is no difference in IQ. In fact at low ISO I find myself preferring the 5d2 by a whisker.

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In my experience the 85 1.4 typically renders more unique portraits than the 70-200 2.8ii.

35L and 85 1.4 is an excellent wedding combo IMO. Shot one recently with those two on my 5D2 and 5D3 and no issues.

The 2.8 zoom is great too (one of my real faves) but to capture still shots in the dark, the Sigma has an edge, I think.

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Lenses / Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« on: November 05, 2013, 02:13:42 AM »
Agree the Sigma 85 is great. Shot a wedding with it in low light on my 5d2 recently and it performed like a champion.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 II vs Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 II
« on: November 04, 2013, 09:31:02 PM »
I have both. Both are great lenses but the 24-70 is probably better to start with and is (for me at least) more generally practical.

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Lenses / Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« on: November 03, 2013, 06:18:55 PM »
Interesting... I got to this point earlier in the year when I purchased the 24-70ii. Apart from a random wish for the 24 TS (not biting yet and not too fussed really) or a 300 2.8 which I don't really need and can't afford anyway, I'm rather chuffed to not be compelled to fork out for new gear. It's a good feeling and means I can spend money on other things for a change :)

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Lenses / Re: When to use a 35mm and 50mm on full frame...
« on: November 01, 2013, 05:12:33 AM »
When you bring the 35, you often end up with "s..., I should have brought the 85". With the 50, you often end up with "s..., I should have brought the 24" or "s..., I should have brought the 100". That is 1 s... for the 35 and 2 s... for the 50. So if I only carry one prime, I use the 35  ;)

Pretty much agree. Just use the 35! :)

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Video & Movie / Re: C-100 Cholla Power Plant
« on: October 23, 2013, 03:32:13 PM »
I rather enjoyed the sight of what appears to be a residential estate billboard in the relative foreground? :)

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