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Not sure if anyone has used the new Sigma 35 1.4 but from what I have seen it is the only 35mm anyone that anyone should be buying right now.

 

http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/03/sigma-35mm-f1-4-dg-sets-new-benchmark-for-excellence/

post #2462 of 2662

Tiny 100D is tiny. I wonder if Canon will make an EF-s 22mm f/2 for it...

post #2463 of 2662

I'm intrigued.  The little I've read about it, it may be the camera I've been wanting.  

 

However, from what I've read, the T5i has a new 18MP sensor.  I wonder if the 100D has the new 18MP sensor or the old.  I'll take a pass if it's the old sensor.

 

EDIT: Oops, just a bit of further reading and it's the "new" sensor.  Now it's a question of reading the first reviews but at $650 for just the body paired with my 35/2, this may be just the thing.


Edited by leftnose - 3/21/13 at 1:09pm
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Originally Posted by Makaveli6103 View Post

Not sure if anyone has used the new Sigma 35 1.4 but from what I have seen it is the only 35mm anyone that anyone should be buying right now.

 

http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/03/sigma-35mm-f1-4-dg-sets-new-benchmark-for-excellence/

True enough, but if one digs deeper in various photo forums, the threads are "peppered" with some user posts regarding Sigma 35 f/1.4's possible quirks with Canon AF system, e.g. lower AF keeper rates, slower AF speed in low light, Sigma/body choosing odd AF points (not center of frame but too much on side), not focusing well when lens is wide open, etc.  

 

As usual, when buying Sigma lens for Canon bodies, make sure to buy from somewhere that has a good return/exchange policy; it's even better to buy from local store where one can test the lens/body combo in person.  

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Originally Posted by Jon L View Post

True enough, but if one digs deeper in various photo forums, the threads are "peppered" with some user posts regarding Sigma 35 f/1.4's possible quirks with Canon AF system, e.g. lower AF keeper rates, slower AF speed in low light, Sigma/body choosing odd AF points (not center of frame but too much on side), not focusing well when lens is wide open, etc.  

 

As usual, when buying Sigma lens for Canon bodies, make sure to buy from somewhere that has a good return/exchange policy; it's even better to buy from local store where one can test the lens/body combo in person.  

 

I wonder how much the Sigma USB docking station can help in such situations... haven't heard or seen much news of this dock so far....

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Originally Posted by MadCow View Post

 

I wonder how much the Sigma USB docking station can help in such situations... haven't heard or seen much news of this dock so far....

From what I have read, some of the problems are related to distance.  The lens will focus just fine within a certain range but then, at a different range, the lens will front focus or back focus.  So, in body AFMA won't fix it.  Unless the Sigma dock will allow mutliple adjustments based on distance, it may not be able to fix the problem.  Beyond that, who wants to do all the necessary testing to determine the adjustment at various distances?  That would be a complete pain!

 

Maybe, though, the whole issue can be resolved with a firmware update and then the dock would be a help.

post #2467 of 2662

FINALLY Canon has decided to bring in a new batch of ST-E3-RT transmitters and supply them to the local stores. So I now have one in hand:

 

 

 

Here are some quick test shots using a pair of 600EX-RT flashes:

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Jon L View Post

True enough, but if one digs deeper in various photo forums, the threads are "peppered" with some user posts regarding Sigma 35 f/1.4's possible quirks with Canon AF system, e.g. lower AF keeper rates, slower AF speed in low light, Sigma/body choosing odd AF points (not center of frame but too much on side), not focusing well when lens is wide open, etc.  

 

As usual, when buying Sigma lens for Canon bodies, make sure to buy from somewhere that has a good return/exchange policy; it's even better to buy from local store where one can test the lens/body combo in person.  


Sad news to hear, I thought the new Sigma is flawless... already have planned to buy one for my 5D MarkII

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After fighting the temptation for a long time, I finally gave in and got myself a Lensbaby, Sweet 35. Some first test shots. EOSD1887
Edited by Jon L - 4/8/13 at 2:40pm
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I've always been tempted to get a Lensbaby.  But, I always chicken out.  Plus, Instagram allows me to make some edits that slightly approach the Lensbaby effect.  At least, that's what I tell myself.

 

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Originally Posted by Jon L View Post

After fighting the temptation for a long time, I finally gave in and got myself a Lensbaby, Sweet 35. Some first test shots.

 

 

post #2471 of 2662

It might be because I've had a bit to drink tonight but this is probably the funniest thing I've seen on YouTube in a long time.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EfWPrjNMNo&feature=share

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A couple of shots from this weekend with 50L and 100L.

 

 

 

 

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Luma Cinch v2 announced: http://luma-labs.com/blog/2013/4/7/cinch-2-preview

 

I've got the original Cinch and it's the best neck strap I've ever used.  While this one has some neat upgrades like QD and an AR plate, I don't think I'll be replacing mine.

post #2474 of 2662

Looks simple and efficient, though not for me. I mostly prefer the traditional kind of over-the-neck strap, attached as short as possible so that when I wear it diagonally across the body, the camera hugs my body tightly to avoid any unwanted swinging around. Very important to minimize free camera movement around kids.

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I know what you mean about swinging cameras and kids.  I remember getting beaned by my dad's F3 on a few occasions.  That thing packed enough mass to really hurt!

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