February 21, 2017, 02:40:16 PM

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Lighting / Re: Firing Godox/Streaklight with Canon optically.
« Last post by CanonFanBoy on Today at 02:38:00 PM »
Just get yourself a Yongnuo YNE3-RX for your Streaklight and use Canon's RT system to trigger all your lights.

That looks like the ticket! Amazon order placed.

I might actually have a use for the Canons after all. I was going to try 3 per 7' umbrella (have triple threat shoes), but was worried I wouldn't have enough power.

Hopefully I'll now be able to gang 6 in one umbrella and the Streaklight in the other. Sad when you really think about it.

Thanks for the great tip! ;D
EOS Bodies / Re: Canon eos 77D
« Last post by Sharlin on Today at 02:36:25 PM »
I would have paid a good price for a miniaturized 80D, but Canon's marketing people apparently don't want to offer a product like that.

They do provide one, though, it's called the M5. There's probably much more demand for that one than for a hypothetical Rebel-sized 80D DSLR.
Technical Support / Re: New Member with 5D MK III Streaks in Image
« Last post by Pookie on Today at 02:34:34 PM »
I'm always a bit amazed at these types of posts. It like your having an issue with your car and desperately trying to describe a noise when you start or go around a curve. You'll spend days on a forum going back and forth with "did you do this..." or "Are you using this...". Then you'll end up taking it to a mechanic and have wasted 3-4 days on the internet.

In the end you'll either live with it or take it to CPS... so here is my advice. Return it if you can or send it in for repair... or live with it.
Lenses / Re: Big discounts on Zeiss 135mm f/2 and 15mm f/2.8
« Last post by mkamelg on Today at 02:31:30 PM »
Just noticed that these 2 lenses are marked down substantially, not sure if they are going out of production because of the new Milvus lenses or what, but both are killer lenses so I figured I'd let the forum know.

15mm is on sale for $1999 ($2950 normally) https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/850101-REG/Zeiss_1964831_Distagon_T_15mm_f_2_8.html

135mm is $1499 ($2122 normally): https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/909189-REG/Zeiss_1999_675_135mm_f_2_0_Apo_Sonnar_ZE.html

Maybe there is something in it because official Zeiss e-shop is off from about a week https://photo-shop.zeiss.com/

Or it's all Sigma's fault http://nikonrumors.com/2017/02/21/big-price-drop-on-zeiss-15mm-18mm-and-135mm-lenses-after-sigmas-announcement.aspx/
Lighting / Re: Firing Godox/Streaklight with Canon optically.
« Last post by kphoto99 on Today at 02:22:45 PM »
Just get yourself a Yongnuo YNE3-RX for your Streaklight and use Canon's RT system to trigger all your lights.
EOS Bodies / Re: Canon eos 77D
« Last post by drmikeinpdx on Today at 02:17:17 PM »
I was hoping the new 77D would be like a mini 80D, but that's looking unlikely.  I may just stick with my old T5i as my walk around camera for another couple of years.

I would have paid a good price for a miniaturized 80D, but Canon's marketing people apparently don't want to offer a product like that.
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: SIGMA Announces the 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM
« Last post by Jopa on Today at 02:17:03 PM »
Not a 24-70 shooter, but if the price is good it'll be hard to pass...

Curious to know what kind of photography you do that you do not need these focal lengths? Or you do not use zooms in this range? Thx

I'm doing mostly individual or family portraits outdoors, and prefer a telephoto look. I had nothing in between of 24 and 85 for a few years until I bought a 35 II and 24-105 STM (for video) a few weeks ago. My to go focal length is 85. I know, it may sound weird, but it is what it is... My first full frame lens was the Sony 135/1.8, so it probably went wrong from the beginning :) my favorite portrait focal length now is 200mm (that's how I use my 70-200). Sometimes I go to 300.

My first 35mm SLR was a Chinon CS purchased from Dixons here in the UK as an 18-year old in 1978 with a 50mm f/1.7 lens if I remember correctly. ISTR buying an 80-200mm 42mm screw mount zoom lens but am not sure what make it was - maybe Tamron, Vivitar or something like that?

My next camera was a Canon A1 bought brand new in 1980 just in time for a trip to Canada where lenses were so much cheaper I ended up with a Canon FD 24mm f/2.8 and some other stuff. In fact I had spent all of my holiday money within the first week of a 3 week trip!

Bought the T90 when that first came out and fed the body with more FD lenses including 200mm f/4 Macro, 50mm f/1.2L, Auto bellows with a macrophotography lens on it and more that I can't remember. All Canon of course.

I remember persuading my father to buy a Canon MC10 at some point but I ended up reluctantly selling all of my own Canon gear when I was broke and needed the money.

I had access to a Sony Mavica digital camera that wrote its picture files to a 3.5" floppy disk but steered away from digital cameras for some time under the illusion that quality was poor. That was until I saw some pictures taken with a Powershot digital camera at a falconry and the pictures looked great. The fact that you could easily email them appealed and so I bought one for myself.

Bought the 10D when that first came out and remember feeling a little underwhelmed at the pictures straight out of camera as they looked dull & flat compared to the processed jpegs I was used to looking at on a computer screen.

Bought its replacement the 20D when that was released but only took 8 photos with it in 3 months as I was still struggling to get to grips with the 1.6x crop as I did with its predecessor.

As soon as the 5D came out I had to have one and my dealer allowed me to trade the 20D for its original purchase price for the 5D. I loved that camera but p/x it against the 7D as I thought I needed the extra 'reach' for a trip to see the last shuttle launch with my 100-400mm zoom.

Even before I got back I realised my mistake and emailed the dealer to ask for my 5D back but it never happened.

Never got on with the 7D for the aforementioned reason and the fact that the photos were not as pleasing as the 5D despite being loaded with bells & whistles.

Bought a second hand 5D but strange as it sounds I never got over the loss of my original as all of my cameras had been purchased brand new and it just didn't feel right. Says more about me than the camera of course!

Bought a 5D MKIII a couple of years ago but still have the 5D/7D although both back in their boxes and never used now. I should really move them on but they aren't worth much now although they both have extremely low shutter counts.

Was thinking of the MKIV but really want the red focus indicators back like the original 5D (and now 1DX2 I believe) so will probably wait for the MKV unless there is a really good deal on the MKIV at the Photography Show next month when I might have a rethink unless

I did toy with the idea of the 1DX2 but its big, heavy and I'm not getting any younger. And then there's the cost!

I guess I've always been a Canon guy from way back when and see no reason to change now. I'm too invested in Canon glass to think about changing systems and then there's the learning curve so I'm here for life it seems...

1130 gr ? Good luck carrying that puppy al day long. I would deffinetly get the new Tamron 70-200 vc G2 insted , is much more versatile and not much heavier (i use it without the tripod collar and is around 1,3kg)
While in my fifties (I've since passed that age range), I regularly one-handed an EOS-1D body with the 70-200 f/2.8L lens. I think that was six or seven pounds. You simply get stronger. I really want this lens—the last good 135 I had was the FD F/2.0, which was spectacular for head shots.
Reviews / Re: Canon EOS M5 Review from Dustin
« Last post by NorbR on Today at 02:08:33 PM »
Interesting, as I find the 40 STM to be considerably slower than the 50mm STM.  I've also used it some recently on an 80D on a motorized gimbal for video work, and ended up switching to the 24mm STM lens because the 40 STM was both slow to make focus transitions and also much louder in operation.

Well that's definitely interesting. Now that I'm back home I just gave it another try. I had admittedly never tried the 24mm STM, since I have no intention of using it on the M5, having the EF-M 22mm already. But I gave it a try here.

In a nutshell:
  • there is definitely no significant difference for me in focusing speed between the 40mm STM and the 50mm STM. If anything, I would say that the 40mm is a hair faster. But again, nothing significant.
  • the 24mm STM is the fastest of the lot, but the difference is not night and day.
  • the 40mm STM is indeed louder (I usually don't pay too much attention to that, since I don't do video).

Overall, as I mentioned, I find the 40mm to be rather well suited to the M5, just as much as the 50mm. At least in terms of focusing speed, I see no difference.
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