« on: November 28, 2014, 05:07:29 PM »
Some really beautiful pictures here, thanks for sharing.
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Haven't people been whinging out Canon not making dedicated prime lenses for APS-c ? Now one has been produced they are claiming it should have been FF ?I am one of those who lived whining by the lack of primes EF-S.
One detail prevented me from popping champagne joy... The F2.8 aperture at 24mm, could already be covered by a zoom.
Maybe I'll buy an EF-S 24mm, but I'd be singing praises for Canon, had it been an EF-S with maximum aperture F2, F1.8 or even the size, weight and price were doubled.
Anybody else noticed on the 1Dx Gallery you can no longer post images ??, make comment etc ?? Or is this issue particular to me ??
1Dx & Otus 55f/1.4 @ f/4 1/60th ISO 100
Naoshima Island Japan
The digital picture ISO crop comparisons between asp and ff are one sure way of putting someone off buying a crop camera.
Ugh? Why would I want to do a thing like that? I'm an outspoken fan of crop cameras for macro and general low iso shooting and like my snappy 60d over my 6d. But there are some lenses that gain by being put on crop (cutting off blurry corners), and some loose (lack of sharpness wide open), and some have both effects at the same time.Here's a link to 60D with Zeiss Otus and 1D with Canon 50 f1.4
Fair enough, so let me re-phrase it: The tdp comparison of the 70-300L happens to show - for whatever reason - about what I see from my copy of the lens on my 60d and my 6d. Which brings us to the all-popular "wrong afma, broken lens, bad handling" theme, but I don't think so in this case.
This was about a different point anyway: If the op is fine with the 70-300L on his crop, I don't think there is a need to look at the very best and most expensive lenses for him.
Those Digital Picture A/B Comparisons always leave me lusting after a 6D. But when I download the RAW examples over at DPReview, I don't see quite as drastic a difference.
I have the 15-85 on my 60D - and stopped down to F8 for landscapes it's hard to find anything better at the wide end of it's range. To get any real improvement from there, I'd think the sensor would be the upgrade path.
That might be true in your case, but it doesn't mean it is universally true. Nailing every one of those 18 mp on your 60D with a 70-300 takes some doing. With really sound technique the only difference will be the amount of post shot magnification required.
I shot about 100k frames with my 70-300L on my 60d, so I guess some of them were in focus and without shake or motion blur, even if only by pure chance. And at least with my copy there's a distinct difference between f4 on crop vs. ff - that's why I mostly stepped down to f5.6 on the 60d. Here's exactly what I see:
ajfotofilmagem - 'Wow' as in image quality/sharpness. That's what I particularly noticed in using the 70-300L and the 50mm over the 18-135.
In that case, your personal "wow" is cheap to come by: The 70-300L is certainly a good lens and very sturdy, but on crop wide open it's noticeably less sharp than on full frame. So any half-decent midrange lenses should satisfy your needs.
seems like a new kind of spam
A Fujifilm XT-1 if I remember. A really neat little camera that has so much going for it - except it's not a FF 6D, with a crisp OVF.
Do I detect a hint of jealousy there?
No. I have always liked Fuji, right from my days as a teenager using an old Fujica ST701, and I think the XT-1 system is quite appealing. But; I don't feel that the slimmer body is worth trading the OVF for, or losing the full frame. And, as has been pointed out here on CR many times, to achieve the equivalent in lens speed on these crop systems is actually very expensive, more so than FF. Add these factors to the reduced versatility and no, the system isn't for me.
Dearest friend, have you personally ever tried EVF?
Yes, of course, the XT-1 which I understand is probably the best out there at the moment. I thought in my previous post I had made it clear that I have considered the Fuji system.
What can I say ? Call be 'old fashioned' but I like to be able to optically see through the lens in real time, at least on a decent system. I don't think I am alone in this. I can see that EVFs like the one on the Fuji have great appeal to many; indeed most people are going to find it better than a dim, small pentamirror with slow 'kit' lens on a Rebel, but even then people keep buying cheap dslrs, probably because as it is a mature, simple system it is also cheap to produce and buy.
I perceived a lag, maybe that is just my imagination. The very large size doesn't do it for me, but the ability to reduce the viewfinder size is neat. Then there is the power useage; I want a battery to last as long as possible. In fact I have recently ditched by iphone and got a simple Nokia with a keypad because I am sick of having to charge the iphone every day. Just been to Poland for four days; never had to charge the phone or the camera !
I think we are going to see a FF dslr from Canon which will have interchangeable finders, like in the old days of top end slrs, except now one will be a normal pentaprism, and will be used in the conventional way, and another will be an EVF. You then lock the mirror up and away you go, using the Dual Pixel AF system direct off the sensor for focus. Use it for stills or video, it's up to you. By having the head as a sliding fit from the rear it could incorporate physical plug connections, which would probably needed to do this.
Then those that say Canon isn't innovative will have to find some other area to whinge about.
Thanks so much for replying. I personally find the advantages of EVF overpowering the disadvantages in such a carry around camera. But want my optical on the 1dx.