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EOS Bodies / Re: I love Primes.
« on: August 24, 2012, 08:31:19 AM »
nope. sorry, i've done a bit of research on this and it seems that with a prime lens you are going to have to live will whatever angle of view your lens provides.

lol, does not take much research!

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS BODY FOR ARCHITECTURE
« on: August 24, 2012, 06:24:51 AM »
Pick up a 5D2 and use the money you'd save by skipping the 5D3 to get a 24mm TS-E II.

/threadover


I agress a used 5D2 is a great choice, you might even want to consider the 24 TS-E mk 1 (used).  Combined, you will spend less than on a new 5D3.  As for you wanting high MP, the 21.3 that the 5D2 produces is more than enough for a 13x19 (A3+) print, in fact it has to be down scaled to print at that size.

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EOS Bodies / Re: I love Primes.
« on: August 24, 2012, 06:20:24 AM »
I like my 50 f/1.2; but would never get rid of the 24-70.  While I am amazed at the number of shots at or near 24, 28, 35, or 50mm; I love the flexability to shoot at 43mm without haveing to do post processing to crop out the unwanted noise/garbage.  I travel a lot, and for my money it's not worth changing lenses often.  I'll use my 50 indoors and when I am tripodded up, but otherwise +1 for zooms.

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Lenses / Re: How do you pack your lens hoods when traveling?
« on: August 11, 2012, 08:53:26 AM »
I stack all my hoods up and place them in my 70-200 f2.8 case, which I pack in my luggage.

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Software & Accessories / HDR CS6 vs 3rd Party
« on: August 02, 2012, 07:46:01 PM »
I am looking for advice for HDR software.  I already use CS6, are the 3rd party HDR tools any better than what is out of the box (which does not seem much better than CS5 had)?

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EOS Bodies / ISO L (sic 50)
« on: May 16, 2012, 07:35:30 AM »
Back in the film days I frequently shot ISO 25 or 64 Kodachrome for waterfalls, it avoided having to use a ND filter.  Those days are gone (RIP Kodachrome).


So here is my question, if read conflicting accounts: How does ISO L (sic 50) impact IQ?  As an FYI, I'm using a 5D Mk2.  Any thought are appreciated.


Thanks

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Lenses / Split ND Filters
« on: May 15, 2012, 05:55:11 AM »
Currently I use a B&W Split ND filter, and am quite happy with it.  In fact all my filters are B&W and I have no complaints.

However, I remember years ago I also had Cokin filters for B&W and split ND.  The obvious advantage for split ND was the ability to move the horizon.  When I look at those old slides (mostly shot with my old 28-70 L lens), I don't see any degredation in IQ.

However, I was wondering with new model digital cameras is there a loss of IQ by putting a cheap piece of plastic in front of your $1,500 lens?  I've always  used the B&W filters because the provide the least degredation to IQ, but what are your thoughts on Cokin?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod for macro photography
« on: May 14, 2012, 10:35:38 AM »
055xprob without a doubt

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« on: February 07, 2012, 08:22:14 AM »
"A new Zoom Lock lever also enables photographers to lock the zoom position at the extreme wide end to prevent damage to the lens in transit"


Typo/Misprint???  Isn't the lens fully extended at 24mm, would you not want to keep it at 70mm when carrying it?
That was the old version  ::) this one is the other way around

So this lens will zoom out, not zoom in?  That has always been one of the most touted features on the 24/28-70.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« on: February 07, 2012, 08:04:26 AM »
"A new Zoom Lock lever also enables photographers to lock the zoom position at the extreme wide end to prevent damage to the lens in transit"


Typo/Misprint???  Isn't the lens fully extended at 24mm, would you not want to keep it at 70mm when carrying it?

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« on: February 07, 2012, 07:16:20 AM »
The only dissappointment I have with the lens is the 82mm filter size.  For ,my wide angle I specifically went with the 17-40 for the common 77mm threads.  Now, If I upgrade lenses to this, I will need to get several new filters adding significantly to the cost.  Oh well, when we get our annual bonus in September, this lens will be high on my wish list!

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 06, 2012, 02:05:43 PM »
Something about this lens is odd... It just doesn't look right for some reason. I can't exactly put my finger on it but something seems off.

Maybe it's the lack of writing around the red ring. Or, does it look too small to anyone else? (despite the 82mm filter threads (which is also really odd))

I thought something looked wrong too.  The font used for the labeling (24-70 Ultrasonic) is the same as a traditional EF lens, rather than L lenses.  Also missing is the red lettering indicating mm near the focus/distance window.

If you hold your hand over the red ring, this lens looks more like a standard EF than an L.


The red numbering on the scale is for IR.  This is not such an issue with digital as it was with film (when you just put in a new roll of film versus now having to send the entire camera out to have the IR block filter removed).  So Im not that surprised to see the lack of IR focal indicators on any new lens.

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Lenses / Re: I wish I'd never sold my.....?
« on: November 30, 2011, 03:56:30 AM »
I do miss the 1V.  The camera was built like a tank and the shutter had a very manly sound to it.  Unfortunately, it was just to impractical to keep a body that I shot only a few rolls a year on.  So I sold it along with the 5D and was able to upgrade to the 5D2 for next to nothing out of pocket.

There never will be a 35mm film body as nice as the trusty old 1V.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Push vs. ISO
« on: November 28, 2011, 05:40:16 PM »
An interesting question.  I personally never really push more that about .66EV in ACR.  Since the advent of digital I do a lot more bracketing when I shoot so I find I don't have much need to add a lot to the exposure in ACR.

That being said, I find I can easily up the exposure by +2EV in ACR without a significan loss of quality.

All in all, I would rather shoot at ISO 100 if at all possible, I'd really like to have the option of ISO 25 or 64 too.

I guess there are several variables, on my 5D2, I can shoot at ISO 3200 indoors or at night so there is less of a need to push the exposure in ACR than other model of cameras.

I'm not quite sure I answered your question, but to sumarise, I would prefer to have the exposure as correct as possible on the CR2 file so I only have to make small ajustments in ACR

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Site Information / Re: Images downloadable..?
« on: November 12, 2011, 06:43:18 AM »
No, they can be downloaded and it can not be prevented.

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