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Messages - Ben Taylor

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EOS Bodies / Re: First 6D review up - does [KR] read [CR] ?
« on: November 14, 2012, 05:28:30 PM »
Indeed, I wonder if he's tried shooting at f/1.4 on a bright day. Surely shooting at 1/8000 is easier than attaching and detaching an ND filter every time the light changes.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Has Canon entered the Graveyard Spiral?
« on: November 14, 2012, 05:09:24 PM »
If Sony hits the graveyard will Nikon follow then? If everyone's so adamant that Nikon's better because of their sensor performance and they use Sony sensors they might be forced to put Canon sensors in  ;D 

I'm sure Canon would be supportive though and let them use the original 1D sensor for a reasonable price.  ;)

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Lenses / Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« on: November 13, 2012, 11:05:45 PM »
I did have to micro adjust on the 5D2 to +2 from memory.

On the 5D3 - plug and play. I haven't needed to microadjust at all.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Brief 2013 Canon Roadmap [CR1]
« on: November 13, 2012, 11:01:34 PM »
Do people actually care about APS-C cameras anymore?

Small sensors are the future, FF is the past. Expect to see more Pros drop FF and get APS-C/DX and M4/3 in the future.

In 5-7 years (maybe a lot sooner) people will look at FF the same way they do MFD today. Sensor technology gets better every generation -- the next generation m4/3 sensor will be better than a present-day 5D3, count-on-it.

I'm pretty much lost for words after this statement...

Those who shoot full frame do so for a number of reasons. One of the biggest for me is the shallow DOF characteristics and closely following that is high ISO noise performance.

As Neuro said, the laws of physics tell me your theory is fundamentaly flawed.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Has Canon entered the Graveyard Spiral?
« on: November 13, 2012, 02:30:18 AM »
Give the OP a break. He's probably left handed and can't articulate pressing the ISO button. 

If he switches to Nikon he might be able to get a hold of Ken Rockwell's left handed Nikon F100 and then he'll be able to change ISO... but wait... the F100 takes film... oh no... but... wait... err... aaaarrrrrrghghghgh!!!!!  :D :D :D


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Lenses / Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« on: November 07, 2012, 01:38:00 AM »
That's a valid point xopher. If fast autofocus isn't required for what you need to do, and if the price of the 85L isn't an issue then I would certainly grab the Canon.

As for the Sigma, I've had two copies and both have been spot on. I may be lucky but so far so good for me.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 85L 1.2 vs Sigma 85 1.4... Has anyone tried both?
« on: November 06, 2012, 10:10:51 PM »
Have tried both, although not extensively with the Canon.

But to answer your questions:

1. Yes, it is THAT slow

2. That depends a lot on the body you are using. The Sigma locks focus well in low light with the 5D3.

I use the Sigma, it's pretty much the only Sigma lens I will trust. I dropped mine onto a cobblestone road while travelling through Europe last year and broke it (AF Motor died from the impact I believe). I missed having it so much that I bought another copy in Berlin a day later.

It's a damn fine lens, I use it very often. Does have some purple fringing wide open but only in certain high contrast lighting situations - this doesn't bother me very much.

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Lenses / Re: Post your wishlist for to-be-released lenses
« on: November 05, 2012, 07:54:59 PM »
As above pretty much.

35mm f/1.4L II that's lighter and with weather sealing.

85mm f/1.2L III that can focus quicker. At least be able to keep up while AI Servo focus tracking my Grandma on her walking frame  ;D

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: November 05, 2012, 05:54:30 AM »
It does look very small tho... small and lightweight? Discontinuation of the 24-105mm?

That thought did cross my mind also...

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: November 05, 2012, 05:48:38 AM »
LOL it appears a couple of us had the same idea simultaneously there.  :D

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: November 05, 2012, 05:47:42 AM »
The 24-70mm f/4L IS baffles me a bit to be honest. I would have thought an updated 24-105mm f/4L IS with improved optics would be more enticing (not that it's optically poor by any stretch as it is now).

I don't know, just doesn't seem to fill any void in the current line up to me.

I look forward to seeing some MTF charts anyway.

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Lenses / Re: Two Lenses to be Announced Shortly.....
« on: November 04, 2012, 08:37:07 PM »
my fingers are crossed for the 35L ii

+ 1 !!!

Would love to see a 35mm f/1.4L II come out with equivalent weather sealing to the 24mm f/1.4L II. IS isn't really a big issue for me at that focal length so I wouldn't be too concerned if that wasn't included.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 Spot Focus Question, and Advice on Accessories
« on: November 04, 2012, 08:34:58 PM »

Neuro,

Thank you for your quick feedback on all items. I will check into those accessories.

So, on the focus-recompose operation, my procedure is correct, meaning that the AF point is locked on initial subject, even though the LCD can only show where the point ended up in the final composition as I moved the camera (not the true focus point). I hope I understand that correctly.


Correct!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 Spot Focus Question, and Advice on Accessories
« on: November 04, 2012, 07:44:19 PM »
+ 1 on all accounts from Neuro.

I use the Blackrapid RS7 strap and it's one of the better investments I've made for walking around.

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