« on: September 24, 2012, 09:18:28 PM »
any more news on this lens? a price/date?
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Thanks. I thought I heard something about a master flash. Interesting.
love this lens cannot wait to try it on a fullframe
500D, ISO 100, 1/160, f/5.6 @ 17mm
IMG_9307.jpg di ocangelo, su Flickr
Very Nice... and with FF, you will be able to get the whole peak on the right side, and perhaps land it in the rule of thirds grid too
I cant believe it cant do this, considering the cost of the camera.
As I and others have stated, Canon needs to differentiate their lines. The 1D X has AF point-linked spot metering (as did previous 1-series bodies). Unfortunately, Canon isn't likely to put all of the 1-series features in a lesser body, despite the fact that everyone seems to think they should. Honestly, I was really surprised that Canon put the 1D X's AF sensor into the 5DIII, something I'm sure you can appreciate having shot with the 5DII.
I'd also like spot metering to be linked to selected AF point.
Here's a good example: (100%)
If this is a 100% crop, I'm not seeing a problem with sharpness. Maybe I'm looking at something different than you but it looks great to me.
If you are comparing this to the performance of another DSLR like a 5D2, it might be helpful to actually set up a shot, shoot the same shot with the same lens and settings on both camera bodies and then post identical crops to illustrate the difference.
If you don't see anything wrong with he quality of that image then perhaps some glasses would do you good. I just met up with Borrow Lens and did multiple tests with their cameras and there is indeed something wrong with my MK3 body. The difference in image quality side by side with their MK3 was night and day.
But I don't know anyone who requires auto ISO to shoot motocross. That's bloody ridiculous.
Sorry, have to completely disagree there. There are many situations where you need a fixed aperture for the proper DoF and a fixed shutter speed to stop action, but light levels can vary greatly during shooting. Birds in flight, where the subject flies with open sky vs. dark trees in the background. Motocross where half of the arena is sunlit and half is in shadow. For those situations, a functional Auto ISO in M mode is very, very convenient, especially one where you can set an upper limit for the ISO.
Convenient, but not required, which was my point. Disagree if you must, completely if necessary, but the second a camera manufacturer comes out with a feature or function that does not meet the expectations of everyone, suddenly the camera is useless? Um...no. Switch to nikon if you want that kind of auto ISO functionality. Canon hasn't had it, hasn't needed it, and people still shoot motocross with canon bodies without it. It isn't a deal-breaker for 99% of people considering this camera for that kind of photography. Well, the people that matter anyway. I don't shoot that kind of photography, but I have shot nature, extensively, without the convenience. I just push the button with the pip on it and spin the dial on the back when I need more shutter speed. It's not that big a deal.
I don't think it can be fixed by firmware, Canon only offer this in 1D, Nikon offer this through their entire rangeSome Facts:
AF point-linked spot metering:
i didn't know that, it's crazy! is it something fixable with a firmware update?
I'm looking forward to buy a 5d3 later in the summer... canon for life for me, i just can't like the nikon "usability"