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It took me quite a while to be convinced to try BBF, I was very skeptical! Well now I am happily eating my words, it is much more flexible - once you get used to it!

Agreed.  I've tried the AF-OFF approach, but I don't find it as useful.

I think its usefulness depends on your general subject matter, if you regularly shoot sports, BIF and other dynamic subjects it makes much more sense and once you are used to a way of doing it it makes sense to just use that approach for everything. If you shoot less dynamic subjects and have a camera with good off center AF points then it becomes less important, indeed it is the focus recompose scenario where I want to place the focus point out to the edge of the frame that I use BBOFF most. (I just registered BBOFF as a trademark  :) )
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Lenses / Re: Sigma vs Zeiss vs Canon
« Last post by Sporgon on Today at 09:05:20 AM »
I'm pretty sure that you can introduce spherical aberration through plugins or other software components if you really so desire. What you can't do is correct for poor image quality at capture time.


There are polarization effect filters for post-processing, but they cannot properly replicate the effects of having a CPL on your lens at capture.  Similarly, adding spherical aberration in post will not correct for poor bokeh in the captured image. 


I'll just point out that I didn't mention polarization or bokeh, so I'll take your dalliance off topic as an indication that I was on the money but you can't admit it :)

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Anyway, in the main the comments above about justifying Canon's current design and product are more about trying to ensure that people who worship Canon find a way to present Canon's offering as good and justified so that they feel good about owning Canon products. That's it. I'm sure someone will argue here that this comment is wrong...


Comments like the above are mainly about bashing Canon, made by people who have an inadequate grasp of the concepts behind lens design (and in one case, the inability to distinguish a lens from a camera). 


No. The problem that we're seeing here is something called "confirmation bias", where people find any reason at all to support the idea that the Canon 50/1.2L is better. The "in one case" comment is simply someone's inability to move on, which is a rather sad reflection of said person.

Confirmation bias:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias
".. is the tendency of people to favor information that confirms their beliefs or hypotheses."

Personally I'd love for the Canon 50/1.4 to be better than the Sigma 50/1.4 Art because then I wouldn't need to carry around the Sigma lens, but I simply can't justify that thinking given the results that have been presented. Same with the 50/1.2L.

I can't wait for the Sigma 50/1.4 Art to be tested by DxO and for it to wipe the floor with the 50/1.2L. I can already see the posts from those with Red Ring Fever putting down DxO, etc. What a laugh that will be to see.


Hmmm.......hardly fair. The 50 L is a niche lens designed for a very specific purpose. It was never intended to be a GP standard lens. The comments made against it are very much in the 'test chart specialists vs specialist practical users'. However because of the extremes in construction and pricing between the 50L and the 50 f1.4, the former is often misinterpreted as the 'high - end option', and to correct this Canon should introduce a better constructed, higher end 50mm than the 50 f1.4 to fill the gap. ( 50/1.8 IS perhaps).

The new Sigma and Otus should be seen as a different to the 50L.
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Lenses / Re: New 50mm Sigma ? There are other options !
« Last post by agierke on Today at 09:04:33 AM »
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I wonder how many professional photographers truly enjoy photography?

i do.

my father (incidentally a phd chemist) always told us kids growing up to do what you love, the rest will take care of itself. so i listened...and that's exactly what is happening. i am able to fully support myself on photography alone. i do feel quite lucky though as it isnt easy and i see alot of people struggle with it and fail.

i never understood the comments some people make about not wanting to be a professional and ruin what they love doing. i always thought the best thing you could hope for is to get to do what you love everyday....AND have someone pay you to do it!

but i have absolutely no problem with amateurs buying the best gear...i say why not! at the very least it helps support the company i expect to continue to produce top notch tools for my business. the only issue i have is when an amateur thinks they can take on pro jobs simply because they have the gear and then they do the work for ridiculously low rates or free. that aint cool!
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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 1Ds MkIII
« Last post by J.R. on Today at 08:58:57 AM »
If you can get a good body for a reasonable price, why not? Personally, I liked the files out of the 1Ds III (shot briefly with it when I borrowed it sometime back). The skin tones were the most awesome thing with the 1Ds III and to me is still unmatched. Also, the files seemed sharper and smoother at the same time - not sure I'm making sense here but that was my feeling about the 1Ds III.

I wish I had one of these but $$$  :-[
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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 1Ds MkIII
« Last post by neuroanatomist on Today at 08:58:07 AM »
Sure, as long as you don't need the higher ISO settings available on more recent cameras (the 1DsIII tops out at ISO 3200).
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Back Button Focussing and AF Points
« Last post by neuroanatomist on Today at 08:55:14 AM »
It took me quite a while to be convinced to try BBF, I was very skeptical! Well now I am happily eating my words, it is much more flexible - once you get used to it!

Agreed.  I've tried the AF-OFF approach, but I don't find it as useful.
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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by Skatol on Today at 08:53:32 AM »
Thanks to all who post comments.  This thread updates so often that I miss comments posted.  I appreciate those who keep up with this on a regular basis.  Here are a few from a recent trip to Bombay Hook NWR, DE.

Great job!

Thanks Carl.
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EOS Bodies / Canon EOS 1Ds MkIII
« Last post by Pedro Ramones on Today at 08:48:34 AM »
I am thinking on getting an used 1Ds Mk3 body, as i have one 1DsMk2 and loooooove it ! vĂ­deo means nothing to me, so i dispatched my 1Dmk4 and going to do the same with the 70D, because i really love full frame and not crap...ops...crop bodies :) so what do you people think, is it still worth getting the 1dsmk3 ?
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Back Button Focussing and AF Points
« Last post by johnf3f on Today at 08:48:17 AM »
It took me quite a while to be convinced to try BBF, I was very skeptical! Well now I am happily eating my words, it is much more flexible - once you get used to it!
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Lenses / Re: Sigma vs Zeiss vs Canon
« Last post by Random Orbits on Today at 08:46:16 AM »
Confirmation bias:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias
".. is the tendency of people to favor information that confirms their beliefs or hypotheses."

Personally I'd love for the Canon 50/1.4 to be better than the Sigma 50/1.4 Art because then I wouldn't need to carry around the Sigma lens, but I simply can't justify that thinking given the results that have been presented. Same with the 50/1.2L.

I can't wait for the Sigma 50/1.4 Art to be tested by DxO and for it to wipe the floor with the 50/1.2L. I can already see the posts from those with Red Ring Fever putting down DxO, etc. What a laugh that will be to see.


Yes, but seeing schadenfreude in action can be just as ugly.
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