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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.

 

For $55, that's a fairly reasonable price compared to some other straps I've looked at.  

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So B&H is clearing out the GX1 for $275.  That was too good a price for me to pass up even though it's not exactly the camera I'm looking for.  So I'm now (or later this week when it arrives) part of the EVIL clan.

 

I haven't bought a lens yet but I'm thinking of going with an M-mount adapter to use my Leica glass plus the 20 pancake.

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That's a bargain. The 20/1.7 is a great lens, I kind of like that focal length too (though I never got the Canon 40/2.8... but that's due to my issues with some physical construction/design).

 

One problem with using Leica glass on micro Four Thirds is the 2x focal length multiplier, if you like wide angles this really limits your options. The native wide angles are also relatively expensive, the only exception being the 14/2.5. Still, it's a nice and compact system that can be carried everywhere.

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I'm a huge wide angle fan.  I'd rather have a 16-35 or 17-40 to a 24-70 or 24-105 (though I have both a 17-40 and 24-105).

But I'm getting this for two reasons.  One, to have a small 'travel' system and to have a 'back-to-basics' system.  I'm really going to limit myself to 2-3 primes on this and get back to making the most of what I've got.  In EF-mount, I've got 17-300 covered with "L" zooms plus more than a handful of primes in that range as well.  It's kinda nuts.

However, balancing the small size desire, sort of limits me on the native wide angles.  They're all pretty big other than the 14/2.5.  But I'd rather have the extra stop of speed from the 20/1.7.  I'd actually kind of like to get the PanLeica 25/1.4 as it has been years since I've had a 50 prime but, again, size.  For now, I'm thinking the 20/1.7 and my 35 'Cron on an adapter.  I may add the 12/2 and the 45/1.8 later.  That would give me roughly 24/50/100 in m4/3 to counter my 35/85/135 that I use for Canon.
Edited by leftnose - 4/10/13 at 8:20pm
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The size is a nice change.  The battery finished charging too late last night to give it any sort of test.  I'll set aside some time this afternoon and see how it goes.

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Been shooting exclusively with the 50L wide open this weekend.

 

 

 

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http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshopdotcom/2013/04/lightroom-5-beta-now-available.html

 

The Lightroom 5 beta is out.  The only info provided so far is that the tools have been tweaked.  No word on how the adjustment sliders have been changed.

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Is anyone getting the new Rebel when it's released on April 19?

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I just don't see the point of this T5i..At..All.  I would look at a close-out on T3i or so, at much lower price for basically the same thing.

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Yeah, it's not much, just a new model to maintain the yearly refresh schedule with incremental features. I'm more interested in the 100D though, waiting for it to be available locally so I can get a feel of how it handles in my hand.

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Just wanted to stop by and announce that I launched my website and facebook page today!  Thank you for all the feedback you all have given me.  I'm still very driven to improve always.  I remember when I had 6 lenses at one point...!    Right now I only have a 50mm 1.8 and 85mm 1.8 and am happy with these.  I had to take a few pictures already on paid assignments that required a much wider lens-- a condo and dental office.  I've gotten by with stitching a bunch of images (50mm stitched looks a little fisheye unfortunately), but they turned out satisfactory for now.  

 

Although I am using a full frame, I have found i can use the cheap aps-c 18-55 VR lens on DX mode of my camera and get good quality.  I am limited to 3 lenses total by the wife, so I'm still deciding what to do.  

 

The 50mm 1.8G lens is a superb versatile lens and I used it more than 90% of the time during my first engagement shoot.  It would have been nice to have a little more wider perspective in some shots, however.  The 85mm 1.8 is great, but I can great very nice portraits with the 50/1.8 close-up with no distortion as well... so maybe I should get a longer lens to replace the 85?  I would enjoy the extra compression and longer reach of either 105mm 2.8, 70-200mm 2.8, or 135mm 2.0, but all of these are significantly more expensive.  For my wide end, I imagine the 28mm 1.8G lens or older 35mm 2.0 / 24mm 2.8 lenses would be okay--with 35mm being just not wide enough in certain circumstances.  Ideally, I'll get the Sigma 35 1.4 when it drops in price and I won't miss the cheap but superb 50mm 1.8.  

 

3 lenses is all I can have -_-  Perhaps I should just rent a 70-200 2.8 for weddings for now.  

 

 

 

My site:  www.hyofoto.com  - any suggestions welcome.  The mobile site is very different and I may get rid of it.  

 

My main portfolio can be seen here:  http://hyofoto.smugmug.com   

 

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Edited by hyogen - 4/18/13 at 5:21pm
post #2488 of 2631

Sigma announces Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art lens, world's first zoom to remain at f/1.8 through the range.  

 

http://petapixel.com/2013/04/18/sigma-drops-bombshell-announces-a-18-35mm-f1-8-lens/

 

I remember a time when CaNikon were actually innovating and leading the field, but now..

post #2489 of 2631
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Originally Posted by Jon L View Post

Sigma announces Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art lens, world's first zoom to remain at f/1.8 through the range.  

 

http://petapixel.com/2013/04/18/sigma-drops-bombshell-announces-a-18-35mm-f1-8-lens/

 

I remember a time when CaNikon were actually innovating and leading the field, but now..

 

It seems both companies have focused completely on developing new bodies and haven't had any of their new glass be all that innovative.

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Originally Posted by Jon L View Post

Sigma announces Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art lens, world's first zoom to remain at f/1.8 through the range.  


http://petapixel.com/2013/04/18/sigma-drops-bombshell-announces-a-18-35mm-f1-8-lens/


I remember a time when CaNikon were actually innovating and leading the field, but now..

It's APS, though, which makes it slightly less impressive. Smaller image circle means it's easier to build a fast lens. Apparently, there are already doubts about its sharpness but I haven't looked into it too carefully.
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