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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« on: March 14, 2012, 01:13:02 AM »
Some Facts:

AF point-linked spot metering:
D800: Yes
5D3: No

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"

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to me it looks like the d4 has A LOT more details, especially in the greens

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Mark - III Preorder and Delivery
« on: March 05, 2012, 05:57:33 PM »

By the way, anyone ordered on Amazon?

For preorders do they charge you immeditely or do they wait until the order is ready to ship?

I did, they wait until they have the product

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has anyone noticed that their rumored price for the 27/28 announcement date news is $2700 and not $3500?

I looked through the various posts and didn't see a price listed.  I always figured the $3500 was closer to what the kit price would be, it's endlessly amusing watching people in the other thread fume about that number.

it's in this news here, it also says available in April...

http://www.kuaddro.com/the-new-canon-eos-5d-mk-iii-wil-be-announced-on-february-28/

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EOS Bodies / Re: How do body prices change over time?
« on: February 24, 2012, 01:51:59 AM »
what about body quality?
are they like any other hardwares where the first models could be defectives?

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has anyone noticed that their rumored price for the 27/28 announcement date news is $2700 and not $3500?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Does FF make your photos pop?
« on: February 11, 2012, 09:07:18 PM »
Could someone post a picture taken with an APS-C similar to the portrait in my last post?
The reindeers look good but don't have that "pop out of the frame" feel.
For me the cropped girl's head doesn't come close to it.

I am affraid I might have become too pedantic about the three-dimensional feel.
I will sleep on it for a night.

my tries with a 500D and a "crappy" EF-S 55-250


_MG_0518.jpg di ocangelo, su Flickr


_MG_1975.jpg di ocangelo, su Flickr

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Lenses / Re: EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro vs. EF-S 60 f/2.8 Macro ?
« on: February 09, 2012, 02:29:04 AM »
ps. sorry i don't know what you mean with "Which t did you do this shot with"...

Well, what t (time) did you use? The images on Flickr don't have the exif data.

I'm usually shooting macro subjects w/ 1/250 second (fastest flash sync), very seldom 1/60 second if I really need the background lighter. My experience is: with 1/250 there is no shake, and I can use the lens' sharpest f (both L and non-L: 6.3 and 7.1) aperture. This is the reason I said I doubt IS would help. On the other hand, with a large aperture like f20+ or focus stacking, you need a tripod anyway, so again no use for IS.

But of course, since the IS version is as light as the non-IS version, the L is the one to get if one can afford it. But I would be hesitant to buy a used IS lens, e.g. I heard about the 17-55 "weak is" that the motor does wear down more over time then the aperture.

uhm it's weird i can visualize the exif on that picture...
anyway on that specific one is 1/800, is not a really good sample of the IS, was an outdoor shot in a really sunny day...

the IS on this lens is really good, you can easily go down to 1/50 and lower (in reviews you can read of photographers shooting macro at 1/8 with that lens... my hands are not that still unluckly), that let you use smaller ISO values on handled shooting (on my camera i rarely shoot @ iso >= 800) and I have to say that i'm really happy with my handled shots and I'm not looking into spending other $500 on a macro flash.

But then again, if you plan (like in this case) to shoot some specific macros for a specific job you'll have all your gear with you (tripod flashes etc.) and the IS will be useless, but if you like me enjoy walking around with that lens in your bag and just want to take it out for a quick macro shoot on a subject that you just noticed without spending time setting up tripod, flash etc... well the IS is really helpful.

My advice to the OP is:

if you are looking to buy a macro in future rent the 100L and play with it handled too otherwise get the 180 if the price difference with the 100 Non-L isn't too big / you can afford it; I haven't tried the 60 but it just sounds too short, but this depends of course on your subjects

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Lenses / Re: EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro vs. EF-S 60 f/2.8 Macro ?
« on: February 09, 2012, 12:27:47 AM »
if he only has to rent it once for a job I would go with the 180L f/3.5 honestly if the price difference isn't too much...

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Lenses / Re: EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro vs. EF-S 60 f/2.8 Macro ?
« on: February 08, 2012, 09:35:22 PM »
That's absolutely not true. I've got the 100L a while ago and I love it (and I'm not rich), the IS helps A LOT, you can take handled macro shots without problems.

Admittedly, "rich" is a relative defintion.  But anyway: Of course everybody loves their expensive lenses. But I've got many shots like yours and better with my non-L lens, handheld too. Which t did you do this shot with? Of course, without a tripod the dof is too thin in any case, you cannot see the see the tiny insect eyes on the eye facing the lens.

But this isn't a picture contest - the question is: did you try to shoot the same object with IS, then with IS disabled? If so, you propably would come to the same conclusion as comparison tests on the usual websites: IS does not help macro distances.

i've tried (not on the same object) with both IS and without, that's why i'm saying that handled macro is immensely better with the IS, but again as I said it depends on what kind of use of that lens he will do... I haven't posted that picture to say "look at my big expensive lens shots quality", "i'm amazing", "bow down" etc., I'm only an amateur and i do it as an hobby, it was only to show what kind of shot you can take with an IS without any effort (i really took that as a point & shoot picture)...

Of course when you want to take some pro macro shots a tripod is mandatory but for people like me that does it as an (expensive) hobby and doesn't always walk around with a tripod, flashes etc. the IS is incredibly helpful, I haven't even bought a flash yet, you get 3 stops improvements.

I also like to use it as a portrait lens and in any case the IS is always a good addition.

ps. sorry i don't know what you mean with "Which t did you do this shot with"...

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Lenses / Re: EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro vs. EF-S 60 f/2.8 Macro ?
« on: February 07, 2012, 09:41:38 PM »
2. forget the L version, it's way too expensive except if you're rich. You don't need it because a) the IS doesn't help at macro distances and b) even if IS would help the improvement would be too little (see *) - you do need a tripod for 1:1. The sharpness of the L and non-L version is nearly the same. The one improvement on the L lens might be dust resistance, which is a problem because outdoor macro shots tend to be near the earth.

That's absolutely not true.
I've got the 100L a while ago and I love it (and I'm not rich), the IS helps A LOT, you can take handled macro shots without problems.
it all depends on what kind of shooting are you planning to do.

this is a sample I took in a park last summer (handled, like all the other macros currently on my flickr account, all without flash)


_MG_1629-2.jpg di ocangelo, su Flickr

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D800 is finally here
« on: February 07, 2012, 07:39:02 PM »
no one has mentioned the in-camera hdr... I'm only an amateur but i think it would be an incredible handy feature in some situations, at least for normal people like me looking to jump to a fullframe camera from a rebel :)

I really hope canon will offer it in the 5d successor

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Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
« on: January 30, 2012, 01:18:50 AM »
i really like this lens, affordable and with good quality


_MG_1975.jpg di ocangelo, su Flickr


IMG_8371.jpg di ocangelo, su Flickr

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« on: January 30, 2012, 12:59:55 AM »
i'm just an amateur and I was kind of in a fight with myself on whether to buy this lens or not... well i did and I won't ever regret my decision, I find focusing a bit hard but i guess it's due to a lack of experience with macros.
love this lens


_MG_1629-2.jpg di ocangelo, su Flickr


_MG_2100.jpg di ocangelo, su Flickr

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Landscape / Re: Bridge.
« on: January 21, 2012, 09:11:54 PM »

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