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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2012, 08:36:53 PM »

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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2012, 07:03:41 AM »
As promised, here's some Shorty Forty sample shots I took during a quick walk at lunch time today (except the first one, out of the car window on the way to work).
All 7D, Standard Picture Style, 0 Saturation, DPP Batch raw->jpg. No filters or CPL or anything. Some at f/2.8, some 4, some 5.6.
All are Clicky-Linky for Pixel-Peepy.


Just to show some colour.


Sun in the frame, no flare.


Sun just out of the top left of frame, still no flare.


For different colours, sun at my back.


Sun half obscured, still no flare. Bit of a 'sunstar'.


Yes, these are the exact colours of the truck. Standard Picture Style, 0 Saturation, DPP Batch raw->jpg. No filters or CPL or anything. Sun just to my right.


And Jimbo's Big Breakfast for some Background Blur.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2012, 07:06:24 AM by dr croubie »
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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2012, 12:02:47 PM »
Men at work  ;)


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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2012, 05:27:01 PM »
Men at work  ;)

I think my construction site was bigger :P
(or at least more expensive, $812 mil for 4km)
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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2012, 06:25:03 PM »
Men at work  ;)

I think my construction site was bigger :P
(or at least more expensive, $812 mil for 4km)

We have a recession in the UK  ::) ::) ::)

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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2012, 06:34:50 PM »
I think my construction site was bigger :P
(or at least more expensive, $812 mil for 4km)


That's a bargain!  Boston's Big Dig was originally budgeted at $3 billion for about 5 miles / 8 km, ended up finishing 10 years late and $10 billion over budget, and since completion has sprung many leaks that required expensive remediation, parts were paved with temperate-climate concrete which the New England winters have prematurely destroyed, and pieces of the roof have fallen onto passing cars with fatal results.   Every day as my electronic account is debited by the turnpike tolls as I drive to work to incrementally reduce the interest on the bonds used to finance the project, I thank the geniuses at Bechtel Engineering for the boondoggle.
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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2012, 07:02:05 PM »
I'm not sure I believe the third-party sellers who say it is in stock.  There's no way Canon would give them stock before Amazon or B&H gets it.  More likely, they take your money now and ship it next week when everybody has gotten their allotments.

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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2012, 07:07:55 PM »
I'm not sure I believe the third-party sellers who say it is in stock.  There's no way Canon would give them stock before Amazon or B&H gets it.  More likely, they take your money now and ship it next week when everybody has gotten their allotments.

Some of the 3rd party sellers on Amazon indicate 'in stock, takes 2-3 days to ship' meaning they may not have it but have been told to expect a shipment.  B&H indicate that it's expected on Friday.   But some retailers do get it ahead of others...for the USA, consider - they are crated and shipped over the Pacific Ocean, so they arrive on the west coast first, so west coast retailers get them while another part of the shipment is on a truck heading for B&H and Adorama on the east coast.
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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2012, 07:47:41 PM »
looks pretty sharp impressive flare control considering no hood
so do you think it was a worthwhile purchase?
would you bother with this if you were going to get a 35 f1.4L anyway?
or does anyone have both?
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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2012, 08:28:33 PM »
looks pretty sharp impressive flare control considering no hood
so do you think it was a worthwhile purchase?
would you bother with this if you were going to get a 35 f1.4L anyway?
or does anyone have both?

Between my EFs 15-85 (slower), Samyang 35/1.4 (wider, fast, no AF), EF 50/1.8 II (longer and faster), Takumar 50/1.4 (longer and faster still, no AF), FL 55/1.2 (even longer and faster, no AF), i'm sure that i didn't *need* it. It's the widest FF lens with AF that i've got, and the af is damn fast with that eye-control 45-pt AF of my EOS 3.

But damn it, after 2 days I love it already. I've been places and pointed the Samyang at people, they always notice it, it's a lot bigger and the front element size is daunting (i've had my own 70-300L+hood pointed at me, even when I knew about it, it was a bit disconcerting having that huge black hole pointing at me).
The 35L is about the same size as the Samyang, so that'd probably freak people out just as much (it's amazing how many people think it's a telephoto before they look at it closely)
Just taking those pics yesterday a few of the construction workers gave a glance, didn't look too freaked out, and got straight back to work...
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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2012, 08:43:03 PM »


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LensRentals say they will have the 40 tomorrow (Thursday) and is available for rental this weekend.
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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2012, 01:11:27 AM »
looks pretty sharp impressive flare control considering no hood
so do you think it was a worthwhile purchase?
would you bother with this if you were going to get a 35 f1.4L anyway?
or does anyone have both?

I am surprised how good this lens is. I think it will replace the nifty fifty as best bang for your buck

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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2012, 01:51:20 AM »
$199 at leederville

http://www.leedervillecameras.com.au/CatalogueRetrieve.aspx?ProductID=5080286&A=SearchResult&SearchID=5008822&ObjectID=5080286&ObjectType=27

i'm gonna just order one :P



Right..... :(  here in the Netherlands it is offered at 279 euro (354 dollar at 0% interbank rate on June 21st)


No wonder crisis in Europe. Nobody is buying anything with those prices
 
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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2012, 02:23:01 AM »
ouch! thats steep
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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2012, 02:29:01 AM »
ouch! thats steep

£229 UK

May be more than in the US - but still good value

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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
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