February 01, 2015, 02:46:34 AM

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Lenses / Re: Image comparison for fisheye lens options?
« Last post by MJB on Today at 01:33:32 AM »
I have the Canon EF8-15mm f/4L Fisheye, although I have not compared to anything else it is a great lens.  In saying that I seldom use it as it is for very specific purposes.  If you have the spare cash it is a fantastic lens to add to your collection.
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Backup body for extreme environment
« Last post by jhpeterson on Today at 12:51:00 AM »
Why so much good talk about the 7D?
I don't know if anyone else has had my experience, but I had a run of bad luck with mine. Thought I'd trade in an almost new 5D2 for one, because I thought it might be better sealed.
It may have been, but in the year I owned it I sent it back to Canon four times. Had it not been for my CPS Platinum membership, the repair costs would would have been more than the initial price.

To the OP, if you can afford it, get a 1DS Mark III. Or several. If not, get a 1D III.
Street & City / Re: Chicago Visit
« Last post by Lilwesta on Today at 12:45:30 AM »
I was in Chicago this week - weather was good at times, but nothing like you had!!!
Here's a couple I took . . .
1- City from the east at the river
2- Michigan Ave. near the Hancock Bldg. looking up with a fisheye
3- Out on The Ledge

Those are great shots and you had to be more determined. It's was mid 70's when we were there. I highly doubt that's the type of weather you had.

What fisheye did you use for these? I've been looking at the different options lately, but haven't had one really stand out so far.
EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« Last post by jhpeterson on Today at 12:38:19 AM »
I, for one, am disappointed in the camera. I was still hoping for a flagship model, constructed along the lines of the 1D series. As one who works on the ocean for a significant part of the year, I need a camera that's pretty robust and able to ward off a lot of spray and salt. My experience has shown that, unless it's a 1D model, all the claims about it being weather sealed... well, they just don't hold water.

And I've never been impressed with that top dial either, going back to the days of the A2. (I broke at least two.) Nor do I wish for a model that needs a battery grip if I want to get off more than five or six hundred shots. Times being what they are, when even consumer cameras can shoot at ISOs of 25600 and beyond, it would be nice if the range went beyond 6400. And, I kind of like the way the controls on the 1Ds are layed out....
EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: Price of 5Ds
« Last post by moreorless on Today at 12:36:47 AM »
It'll start at $4199, and in less than 6 months it'll be at $3499.

Trust me.

I would guess around that starting price but with a slower and lesser drop.
EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: How many mp do you want anyway?
« Last post by 9VIII on Today at 12:32:13 AM »
I honestly want a Gigapixel camera, but that's probably never going to happen (photo-cells that small might have trouble reading colour). Hopefully we pass the 100MP mark in the next five years, and should have 512MP sensors at some point in the long term future.
EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« Last post by Aglet on Today at 12:31:27 AM »
Just imagine how much improved that DR number's gonna be on DxOmark when they scale down to 8MP! ;)
snark aside, I hope you Canonites get a better IQ body, finally.  You've all been so patient and hopeful.
Lenses / Re: Image comparison for fisheye lens options?
« Last post by Lee Jay on Today at 12:25:17 AM »
I've only compared two - Tokina 10-17 and Sigma 15mm.  The Tokina is pretty good but suffers from some CA and field curvature.  The Sigma is, to me, like an L prime.  It's just excellent.  I did have to send it to Sigma because of a decentering issue but they fixed it promptly and perfectly.
Lenses / Re: Image comparison for fisheye lens options?
« Last post by jdramirez on Today at 12:19:20 AM »
I should specify - I mean for full frame sensors like the 6D.

The Rokinon/Samyang 8mm is designed for crop sensors - I have one for my Pentax and I see that theyve recently made a 12mm to suit full frame sensors.

The sigma 8-16 is a great lens but its rectilinear so not a fisheye (as well as being for the APS-C sensors)

I guess you are going to learn something new today.  Rokinon 8mm works just fine and attaches just fine to full frame cameras.  But it isn't 8... it is more like 8.5, so the complete circle image isn't, rather it is semi-circular on the body.  I prefered how it looked on my crop sensor 60D, but it does work on a full frame.

As for the sigma 8-16... turns out you are right.  I just started... and I could have sworn someone I had a conversation with raved about their sigma fisheye... maybe it was a prime they were talking about.
EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: Price of 5Ds
« Last post by 9VIII on Today at 12:15:15 AM »
They would be crazy to launch at more than $3500. I wouldn't be surprised if it sells for $3000 before the end of the year.
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