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Lenses / Re: Canon 50L - Love or Hate?
« Last post by Dylan777 on Today at 10:34:27 AM »

No comment which better, but here is one of shot I took with 300. For creamy bokeh, I like my 85L II @ 1.2


To which I refer you back to my earlier link. http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_300mm_f_2_8l_is_ii_usm

Just because a picture was taken with a $7,300 lens doesn't make it worth a cent.


That photo taken at Santa Ana Zoo.

I emailed the zoo office of Ted's photos, the train captain. He personally offered my family a VIP ticket(FREE) to the zoo for one month. We went back there couple times with our VIP ticket. My kids got free ride there as well.

I think my photo worth more than a cent ;): http://www.santaanazoo.org/visinfoa.htm
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White will reflect the sun rather than absorb it, keeping the camera and lens cool, so hot climates like ...  OOPS, Whats wrong here???
I probably wouldn't want one here. Just yesterday we had close to 10 inches of snow. I'm afraid I'd keep losing it each time I set it down.
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my 6D focuses closer to my T4i than to the 5DIII I briefly used.

John
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Lenses / Re: Canon 50L - Love or Hate?
« Last post by privatebydesign on Today at 10:02:57 AM »

No comment which better, but here is one of shot I took with 300. For creamy bokeh, I like my 85L II @ 1.2


To which I refer you back to my earlier link. http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_300mm_f_2_8l_is_ii_usm

Just because a picture was taken with a $7,300 lens doesn't make it worth a cent.
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EOS Bodies / Re: 1d IV vs. 7D II
« Last post by noisejammer on Today at 10:02:13 AM »
BTW, I'm sure there are been people who sometimes complain about their 1D IV, but nobody has ever complained about his/her 7DII, so we can induce that the latter is better from a KarlPopperian point of view.
You assume this on the basis that 0/0 > 1/10000?
L'Hopital is horrified. :D
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Its not really comparing apples with oranges because the Eg-S allows you to see in the viewfinder more accurate DOF - even when autofocusing - than the 5D3's stock screen which is not user replaceable.  5D3's fixed focus screen only shows about f/2.8 DOF while the Eg-S on the 6D will come close to the DOF of f/1.2.

So, the fact that the 6D allows the user to swap to Eg-S means that what you see in the viewfinder when both AF *and* MF will more accurately represent the end product.  If you do choose to MF to that end product, it is worlds easier on the 6D using Eg-S vs the 5D3's fixed screen.

Yes, the 5D3 will likely allow to set up your shots faster, but that does not make the 6D AF useless.

Indeed. The lack of replaceable focus screens is one of the annoyances of the 5D3 (cost being the primary annoyance). I can live with it, however. When I have the luxury of setting up my shot, I generally manually focus with live view.

I don't think anyone has said the 6D AF is useless. Thousands of photographers have used it for years with the 5D2 (no, they aren't identical, but for all intents and purposes one uses them the same way).

No, it's not useless. But it isn't even remotely like the 1Dx unit, or the almost 1Dx unit in the 5D3. Even in one-shot (which I use exclusively with my 5D2 and much of the time with my 5D3), having reasonably accurate points covering about 2/3 of the width of the frame allows for thin DOF AF with a much higher hit rate. And when you consider tracking, it's apples and paperclips.



I feel like the back button focusing isn't as reliable -or maybe I'm doing it wrong. Are you supposed to be holding the backbutton(what I've been doing) or just press it once? I'm shooting in AI Servo.

It's exactly as reliable. Whether you engage AF with the shutter release or the AF-ON button, what follows is identical.

If you're in Servo, you're doing it right: hold it down, including when you release the shutter.
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EOS Bodies / Re: 1d IV vs. 7D II
« Last post by takesome1 on Today at 09:55:24 AM »
It is an established fact that pictures taken with the 1D IV are substantially better than those taken with the 7D II.

Compare the 7D II's pictures on the attached link to any 1D IV picture you can find on the web;

http://www.nonexistantsevendtwopictures.com


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I use the 1900mAh, it isn't a case of "getting away" with them, they are superb batteries that in my opinion offer the best results re longevity, recharge cycles, output and cost.

+1
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Lenses / Re: Canon 50L - Love or Hate?
« Last post by Dylan777 on Today at 09:48:33 AM »
The 300 f2.8 absolutely blows both the 1.2 50 and 85 L's away when it comes to bokeh orientated portrait imagery.

But, the distance required for 300mm kills a large amount of portrait situations.

True, nothing comes without effort.

But however difficult manipulating the situation is, if you want the results that 50 and 85 lenses are incapable of delivering, whatever their speed, then do what it takes. If super bokeh and shallow dof are the primary characteristics wanted of a session then you have to go where you can use a vastly superior lens.

"...super bokeh and shallow DoF..."

Let's consider the latter.  If you frame the subject the same, e.g. a full-body portrait at 2 m with the 50/1.2 or 12 m with the 300/2.8, the subject magnification is the same.  So, the f/1.2 aperture of the 50L will give a thinner DoF.  If the subject-to-background distance is less than ~9 m, the 50L will deliver a stronger background blur.

Obviously, that's OOF blur amount, which is distinct from bokeh.

I wondered how long it would be before somebody pointed that out. It would be interesting to know what the actual true focal length and aperture is with a 12mm tube on the 300mm f2.8.

But I digress, I, personally, prefer the combination of destroyed background, slightly deeper dof, and perspective you get from the 300, rather than the far busier background slightly shallower dof, and perspective from the short 1.2's. Though I fully understand it is all personal preference and in many cases limited by practicalities, I only ever used the 300 at one wedding but used the 50 f1.2 at lots!

P.S. The OOF blur might be more with the wider aperture, but we both know the elements of the background will be vastly bigger, and hence to the eye appear more blurred, with the 300.

No comment which better, but here is one of shot I took with 300. For creamy bokeh, I like my 85L II @ 1.2
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Reviews / Re: 35/2 IS Review by Dustin Abbott
« Last post by Badger on Today at 09:47:08 AM »
Reading your review for the third time. Seriously considering this lens. On my third read, you are starting to sound like a pirate  ;)

"The Sigma is incredibly sharp, but to me eye it seems like there is an imbalance between sharpness and “creaminess” in the defocused region."
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