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Re: Wait for Sigma 50mm Art or purchase Canon 135 f2L.
« Reply #45 on: April 09, 2014, 11:35:37 PM »
First photo is 85L II @ f1.6, something that 135L can't match ;) 135L would be my 2nd choice for portrait on Canon gear.

Totally agree with the fact that 85L is THE portrait lens. It's just something I want, but don't particularly need (looking at my most-used FL histograms, at least). :)
By the way, when you say 'eye detection' does it mean it detects the subject's eye, or is it eye-controlled focus like the Elan 7NE/EOS 3?

To be exact, this feature calls "Eye AF", in "Custom Key Setting". You need to assign this "Eye AF" to one of the button on your camera. In my case, I assigned to Center Button.

Camera will focus on subject eye, by pressing down Center Button( in my case). By the way, the eye AF is VERY-VERY accurate. Even at wide open aperture.

Check this video @ :55 Sony A7, A7R Eye-AF Test
 



 

 
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Re: Wait for Sigma 50mm Art or purchase Canon 135 f2L.
« Reply #45 on: April 09, 2014, 11:35:37 PM »

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Re: Wait for Sigma 50mm Art or purchase Canon 135 f2L.
« Reply #46 on: April 09, 2014, 11:40:38 PM »
First photo is 85L II @ f1.6, something that 135L can't match ;) 135L would be my 2nd choice for portrait on Canon gear.

Totally agree with the fact that 85L is THE portrait lens. It's just something I want, but don't particularly need (looking at my most-used FL histograms, at least). :)
By the way, when you say 'eye detection' does it mean it detects the subject's eye, or is it eye-controlled focus like the Elan 7NE/EOS 3?

To be exact, this feature calls "Eye AF", in "Custom Key Setting". You need to assign this "Eye AF" to one of the button on your camera. In my case, I assigned to Center Button.

Camera will focus on subject eye, by pressing down Center Button( in my case). By the way, the eye AF is VERY-VERY accurate. Even at wide open aperture.

Check this video @ :55 Sony A7, A7R Eye-AF Test

I have no clue what I'm looking at.  Was he focusing on his computer screen?  Why not do something in 3 dimensions... heck a ruler... but ok.  That is a cool feature... though I think the demonstration is lost on me.
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Re: Wait for Sigma 50mm Art or purchase Canon 135 f2L.
« Reply #47 on: April 09, 2014, 11:44:02 PM »
You forgot the portrait KING, Canon 85L II

I think my wallet forgot it ;-) I'm going to be in the $1100 range on this.

I also forgot to mention I'm shooting on a 6d.

Then forget about the true portrait king, the 200 f/2L. :o

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Re: Wait for Sigma 50mm Art or purchase Canon 135 f2L.
« Reply #48 on: April 10, 2014, 12:41:57 AM »
You forgot the portrait KING, Canon 85L II

I think my wallet forgot it ;-) I'm going to be in the $1100 range on this.

I also forgot to mention I'm shooting on a 6d.

Then forget about the true portrait king, the 200 f/2L. :o

I'm not that lucky yet ::)
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Re: Wait for Sigma 50mm Art or purchase Canon 135 f2L.
« Reply #49 on: April 10, 2014, 12:53:14 AM »
Camera will focus on subject eye, by pressing down Center Button( in my case). By the way, the eye AF is VERY-VERY accurate. Even at wide open aperture.

Got it, thanks!

I have no clue what I'm looking at.  Was he focusing on his computer screen?  Why not do something in 3 dimensions... heck a ruler... but ok.  That is a cool feature... though I think the demonstration is lost on me.

The only ruler with eyes I could find online. A bit creepy if you ask me...
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Re: Wait for Sigma 50mm Art or purchase Canon 135 f2L.
« Reply #50 on: April 10, 2014, 06:55:14 AM »
Camera will focus on subject eye, by pressing down Center Button( in my case). By the way, the eye AF is VERY-VERY accurate. Even at wide open aperture.

Got it, thanks!

I have no clue what I'm looking at.  Was he focusing on his computer screen?  Why not do something in 3 dimensions... heck a ruler... but ok.  That is a cool feature... though I think the demonstration is lost on me.

The only ruler with eyes I could find online. A bit creepy if you ask me...

And here I thought that the camera tracked where your eye was looking and then focused there. Silly me.
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Re: Wait for Sigma 50mm Art or purchase Canon 135 f2L.
« Reply #51 on: April 10, 2014, 12:49:19 PM »
And here I thought that the camera tracked where your eye was looking and then focused there. Silly me.

I thought that at first, too. I had the 7NE- a very cool feature. Dunno why Canon discontinued it.
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Re: Wait for Sigma 50mm Art or purchase Canon 135 f2L.
« Reply #51 on: April 10, 2014, 12:49:19 PM »

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Re: Wait for Sigma 50mm Art or purchase Canon 135 f2L.
« Reply #52 on: April 10, 2014, 01:21:35 PM »
I'm finding that the ""EOS iTR AF" face detect mode (which is through the viewfinder, not LiveView) in the 1D X works exceptionally well on people and wildlife alike. I haven't had the camera for very long, but people, deer, and owls are all giving it a thumbs up :)

Back to the lens debate...the Sigma's looking better by the day (sharp [as in Otus sharp], no distortion, low CA, low LoCA, pretty good bokeh, color & contrast) and if it comes in around $1,000 it will be quite a lens.
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Re: Wait for Sigma 50mm Art or purchase Canon 135 f2L.
« Reply #53 on: April 11, 2014, 04:20:48 AM »
I'm finding that the ""EOS iTR AF" face detect mode (which is through the viewfinder, not LiveView) in the 1D X works exceptionally well on people and wildlife alike. I haven't had the camera for very long, but people, deer, and owls are all giving it a thumbs up :)

Back to the lens debate...the Sigma's looking better by the day (sharp [as in Otus sharp], no distortion, low CA, low LoCA, pretty good bokeh, color & contrast) and if it comes in around $1,000 it will be quite a lens.

It will still be a Sigma...and thus will have a stigma...

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Re: Wait for Sigma 50mm Art or purchase Canon 135 f2L.
« Reply #54 on: April 11, 2014, 07:13:10 AM »
I'm finding that the ""EOS iTR AF" face detect mode (which is through the viewfinder, not LiveView) in the 1D X works exceptionally well on people and wildlife alike. I haven't had the camera for very long, but people, deer, and owls are all giving it a thumbs up :)

Back to the lens debate...the Sigma's looking better by the day (sharp [as in Otus sharp], no distortion, low CA, low LoCA, pretty good bokeh, color & contrast) and if it comes in around $1,000 it will be quite a lens.

It will still be a Sigma...and thus will have a stigma...

Nice line... but @ 949 per the email I got this morning... it is a steal.
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Re: Wait for Sigma 50mm Art or purchase Canon 135 f2L.
« Reply #55 on: April 12, 2014, 03:12:45 AM »
I'm finding that the ""EOS iTR AF" face detect mode (which is through the viewfinder, not LiveView) in the 1D X works exceptionally well on people and wildlife alike. I haven't had the camera for very long, but people, deer, and owls are all giving it a thumbs up :)

Back to the lens debate...the Sigma's looking better by the day (sharp [as in Otus sharp], no distortion, low CA, low LoCA, pretty good bokeh, color & contrast) and if it comes in around $1,000 it will be quite a lens.

It will still be a Sigma...and thus will have a stigma...

Nice line... but @ 949 per the email I got this morning... it is a steal.

But it won't have a red line on it...and thanks...occasionally I am clever.

Btw, if it's only $949, maybe the 35mm Art will come down to $600 or something.  That would be nice.

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Re: Wait for Sigma 50mm Art or purchase Canon 135 f2L.
« Reply #56 on: April 14, 2014, 01:00:53 PM »
And here I thought that the camera tracked where your eye was looking and then focused there. Silly me.

I thought that at first, too. I had the 7NE- a very cool feature. Dunno why Canon discontinued it.

The Canon A2E also had eye controlled focus but the camera only had 5 AF points.  I don't think you could do eye controlled focus with todays cameras with 5 dozen AF points.   ;D
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Re: Wait for Sigma 50mm Art or purchase Canon 135 f2L.
« Reply #57 on: April 14, 2014, 02:20:52 PM »
And here I thought that the camera tracked where your eye was looking and then focused there. Silly me.

I thought that at first, too. I had the 7NE- a very cool feature. Dunno why Canon discontinued it.

The Canon A2E also had eye controlled focus but the camera only had 5 AF points.  I don't think you could do eye controlled focus with todays cameras with 5 dozen AF points.   ;D

Neither could you, with the restless eye of today's average smartphone user :P
Anyway, Canon did not have this feature in their flagship models (e.g., EOS 1-v, although oddly v apparently stood for 'vision') with 45 AF points, so they could have given this feature to 6D or to the Rebels.
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Re: Wait for Sigma 50mm Art or purchase Canon 135 f2L.
« Reply #57 on: April 14, 2014, 02:20:52 PM »

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Re: Wait for Sigma 50mm Art or purchase Canon 135 f2L.
« Reply #58 on: April 28, 2014, 05:33:54 PM »
So after reading your responses I ended up ordering the 135L. I thought you all might find it funny that I just pre-ordered the 50mm Art today. The 135 is an amazing lens.

Looking forward to the new art. I hope I'm not too far down the pre-order list.

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Re: Wait for Sigma 50mm Art or purchase Canon 135 f2L.
« Reply #59 on: April 28, 2014, 05:38:48 PM »
So after reading your responses I ended up ordering the 135L. I thought you all might find it funny that I just pre-ordered the 50mm Art today. The 135 is an amazing lens.

Looking forward to the new art. I hope I'm not too far down the pre-order list.

Awesome.  I hope you are blown away by it... I am in the 85L camp right now, but I'm always willing to consider something else... though I think my next lens is going to be the sigma 24-70 f2... if it ever exists.
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Re: Wait for Sigma 50mm Art or purchase Canon 135 f2L.
« Reply #59 on: April 28, 2014, 05:38:48 PM »