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Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Ma Baker, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. levinet

    levinet Member

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    Looks like you need the 85mm 1.2L (I swear it has to be the hottest looking lens ever).
     
  2. arkenstone

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    Forgive my ignorance but blowers are really pretty basic pieces of technology.

    Care to outline the differences between a cheapie and a 'top of the line' rubber air mover?

    Other than volume (and obviously changes to pressure) what could you actually achieve by paying more?
     
  3. mute

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    I reckon the people that would buy the 50/1.2 would need it for the DOF more than anything..

    I mean, the price difference between the 1.4 and the 1.2 is ridiculous, much easier and cheaper to bump up the ISO like you said
     
  4. nap

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    That lens produces the most amazing photos, but for what I'm doing I don't need those lens for now..
     
  5. The_Scroop

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    The more expensive ones have a one way valve where the air is sucked from the back and blown out the front. This stops the blower sucking in dust and then blowing it straight back onto the sensor.
     
  6. ^catalyst

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    Sandisk Extreme IV cards are a waste of cash regardless.

    Sandisk Ultra II + Extreme 3/4 = lifetime warranty, yes please!
     
  7. oge

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    Make sure you change lenses with the camera turned OFF. If the sensor is 'active', then tend to attract dust much more.
     
  8. EpHeSuS

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    How is the sensor active when the camera is on? Sensor is only 'active' when taking a photo.

    Either way - shutter and mirror are in the way, if you change lenses quick enough and away from wind etc... you'll be fine.
     
  9. oge

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    Why do people make comments about things they obviously know nothing about? When the camera is on, the sensor always has a small charge applied to it - do some research. I did, that's how I know.

    The shutter/mirror assembly is not air/dust tight. If you're defining 'quick' lens changes as taking the lens off quickly, then that's worse than just a casual lens change as you create a backdraft of air rushing into the camera body taking dust in with it.
     
  10. oli

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    But is it light tight? ;)
     
  11. Freshwat3r

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    Too right they are!

    My 20D was god when i had it, didnt seem to pick up the dust.
     
  12. alexanderino

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    I disagree. Transcend offers top performance [~16-17 MB/sec] and reliability [lifetime warranty, and — in my experience — no lost images/card errors/compatibility issues] at far cheaper prices [the 120x 8 GB is $210 or thereabouts]. Very good choice, nap. Enjoy your new toys :tongue:

    I shall be getting one or two for my next camera. Guess which one that is ;)
     
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  13. alexanderino

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    Canon EF 70-200 f/4L IS USM

    After an interminable wait [5 days], my hands cradled it this noon :leet:

    How good is it? Hmm ... evaluate this test shot taken with my EOS 400D, f/4, 1/15 sec, @ 75mm, handheld:

    http://flickr.com/photos/alexanderino/388779896/

    Do you like what you see? Do you? :D
     
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  14. eyusuf

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    is it 100% crop? if it is then yes i like it..:)
     
  15. alexanderino

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    Edit: updated original post with link to full-size image.
     
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  16. eyusuf

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    holy smoke batman...yep..i like..:)
     
  17. Kyl3

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    Nice and sharp :thumbup:
     
  18. alexanderino

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    They sure weren't exaggerating about its sharpness, wide open and regardless of focal length. This lens is going with me to the grave.
     
  19. eyusuf

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    how much and where did you get it from?
     
  20. alexanderino

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    $1650 from JB Hi-Fi.
     

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