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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
« on: April 01, 2013, 03:57:47 PM »

This is a BW image to me.

Agreed but I like the subtle tones which I fear would be lost in a monochrome take.

Lenses / Re: Is the upcoming 50mm F/2 IS USM for me?
« on: March 30, 2013, 05:41:55 PM »
I find your thoroughness impressive but I can't agree with your assessment of the 50 1.4 - "much worse than (the) L"
They're not significantly different- optically- at least. Not in my opinion.

Yes that was my thought too - however someone experienced in star trails I'm guessing should/would be aware of this? Personally I never use it. Hope that's the solution for you.

Canon General / Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
« on: March 29, 2013, 06:12:37 PM »
I dropped my cheapo Samyang 14 the other day - several feet onto brick pavers. Bulbous front element and all - not a dent or scratch. Still works perfectly. Sometimes small miracles happen. That however is no consolation to you. My condolences.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Digital cameras of the future
« on: March 23, 2013, 05:17:35 PM »
Canon releases the T37i. 18 megapixels, iso 100-25600, 9 focus points, but with a newly upgraded logo

Haha - surprised it took this long in the thread for this one...

Reviews / Re: Review - EF 24 f/1.4L II
« on: March 22, 2013, 02:55:09 PM »
I love this lens however I reach for the 35L more often as I do find that length somewhat more practical. However portraits from the 24 - particularly childrens', can be stunning.

I've recently compared the 24-70ii at 24 with this and whilst the zoom is as sharp, I actually like the 'look' of the prime marginally more - something almost 'film-like' about it. A tired or vague description perhaps but the 24L is really unique.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5DMK2 just dropped from canon website.
« on: March 22, 2013, 12:11:16 AM »
... so I guess this is the end for arguably the most popular FF DSLR of all time ...

Nope, still running strong in my hands  8)


I'm keen to upgrade to a certain extent but logic prevails - considering how I use it 90% of the time.

Lenses / Re: 35L or 50L?
« on: March 20, 2013, 08:03:04 AM »
I use my 35 a lot more than my 50 - I just find the focal length a lot more useful and practical.

Video & Movie / Re: Clouds, my first serious time-lapse!
« on: March 16, 2013, 07:51:58 AM »
Brilliant mate! Great music for it, too.

Lenses / Re: 16-35II vs 24-70II IQ?
« on: March 16, 2013, 02:48:32 AM »
What Dylan said...

I really didn't care for the IQ of my 16-35 F/2.8 II and sold it to fund the 24-70 F/2.8 II.

Once I got the 24-70 II  F/2.8 II in mu hands, I tested the 24 F/1.4 II that I had against it.
My 24-70 was sharper @ F/2.8 upwards than the prime, which left me with a prime that vignettes badly @ F/1.4 is usable at F/2 and not as good onwards.
I sold the 24 F/1.4 II the next day.

I've also had 2 copies of the new Sigma 35mm F/1.4 and neither of them could out resolve the 24-70 @ F/2.8.

I sold all my Canon lenses except the 70-200 F/2.8 II and the 24-70 F/2.8 II.
Both are excellent and nothing much in the Canon mount comes close.
I'll wait for the new Canon UW (12 - 24 or 14 - 24) to get the third part of the trinity.


nice to hear i'm not the only one who did something like this.  Although I still keep my 35L for when I really need the low light capabilities or for shooting video.  I too am waiting for a new awesome UWA.  In the meantime, I'm having lots of fun with the 8-15mm fisheye!

I still use and enjoy my primes. The 35L is an excellent compliment to the 24-70ii and I use it as much as the zoom.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« on: March 16, 2013, 01:34:32 AM »
I don't suppose the 135L is used for landscapes but in this instance I had to because this was the only lens I had longer than 105mm.
There's no reason not to use the 135 for landscapes and it makes a nice change to see others using it.

I agree.  I actually enjoy longer focal length landscape photography.

Agreed, however depth of field sharpness can be more problematic with the zoom landscapes.

Lenses / Re: Upgrade my 28-70 EF/L to 24-70 EF II/L?
« on: March 15, 2013, 03:35:10 PM »
I'm not bothering with quantified statements and specifics. All ill say is "do it"

Virtually always but for some prime portraits, I like to leave it. However if cropping is involved, I'll apply then add the vignette back in via postcrop vignette.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D MK iii - Help a n00b select AF modes
« on: March 14, 2013, 02:30:51 PM »
We all crow about needing better/more AF points but we mostly shoot single point. I do too, just sayin'

yeah but its about being ble to place that point anywhere and it be effective unlike the 5Dmk2 outer 8 points

the new AF system even the outside points work well so you can get away from needing to focus and recompose style shooting

just sayin ;)

Fair point!

Lenses / Re: New wide angle lens for FF
« on: March 14, 2013, 08:12:57 AM »
I find zooms very useful for landscapes. The 24 1.4 is great but somewhat limiting. The 24-70ii is a better choice as most landscapes are not shallow apertures and I believe it is marginally sharper.

The 17-40 is perfectly good too.

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