Postby radical_edward on Tue 23/Sep/08 3:05pm

VERT wrote: yeah seen the press release for the 5D Mk2 looks awesome but way out of my price range


I have a small amount of money coming my way that will cover the purchase cost nicely, have a nice set of 28/50/85mm primes, but I am simply not set up to deal with 30MB RAW files, both in terms of computing power and secure storage.
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Postby cauld on Tue 23/Sep/08 3:42pm

radical_edward wrote:
VERT wrote: yeah seen the press release for the 5D Mk2 looks awesome but way out of my price range


I have a small amount of money coming my way that will cover the purchase cost nicely, have a nice set of 28/50/85mm primes, but I am simply not set up to deal with 30MB RAW files, both in terms of computing power and secure storage.


Which 85 prime? The 1.2?

I'm in the market for a new 50mm prime at the moment and currently thinking about the new Sigma 1.4.... I can't quite bring myself to buy the L primes...

Have a 24-105 L and 70-200 2.8 L... but I get zooming for my $2k that way!
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Postby radical_edward on Tue 23/Sep/08 3:53pm

Naw, just the f1.8s + the Canon 50/1.4. I had the use of a 5D in the UK and they still worked pretty good. In practice, the L buys you better construction as the depth of field wider than 1.8 is ridiculously narrow.

The other issue with the 5DmkII is that it will out resolve pretty much every lens you mount. The L zooms are top of their game, but you will always have a nagging doubt that there will be better, sharper pictures if you just purchased a more expensive lens.

Speaking of which:

Did anybody notice that Zeiss are now making their top of the range primes in Canon EF mount? Manual focus only, but with full metering compatibility.
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Postby cauld on Tue 23/Sep/08 3:59pm

Yea.. the Zeiss lenses look nice..

I want to get myself a Minolta 58mm 1.4 Rokkor and modify it for EF.

Current lens stash for me
24-105
70-200
Sigma 14mm EX
50mm 1.8 II :-)

Shopping list.
A fisheye
A new standard... possibly manual focus
5D MkII body
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Postby VERT on Tue 23/Sep/08 4:13pm

how do you find the 14mm Sigma? what f stop is it and how wide?
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Postby cauld on Wed 24/Sep/08 1:29pm

This Sigma is an F2.8 and it's WIDE.
14mm is the widest full frame rectilinear (non fisheye) lens you can get.

It's a BIG piece of glass and by no means light. Pretty sharp corner to corner when stopped down a bit.

2nd hand and a chunk cheaper than the Canon L equivalent.

Feel free to ping me and we can go out for a bit of photo taking and lens fondling some time.
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Postby woodsy on Wed 24/Sep/08 2:17pm

there was a 14mm sigma on trade me second hand for $550 a couple of weeks ago (edit its back on there) http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-ph ... 262667.htm

and for the ornikne ornatha bird lovers
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Postby lubie on Wed 24/Sep/08 5:04pm

I've got a lovely magnolia in my yard.
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Postby Vee on Wed 24/Sep/08 10:35pm

Magnolias are beautiful! I love the ones on Tinakori Road in Thorndon <3
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Postby Datsane on Wed 24/Sep/08 10:39pm

Port Wine Magnolia FTW :thumbsup:
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Postby Conners on Wed 24/Sep/08 10:40pm

woodsy wrote: and for the ornikne ornatha bird lovers

Srtaya' Zoo?
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Postby TheRealHotKarl on Wed 24/Sep/08 10:49pm

You know what's better than magnolia, a cherry blossom.
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Postby nzmatto on Thu 25/Sep/08 6:19am

Love the pics of the blossoming trees, spring is here....it is bonus time for me so I thought I would get a new camera, alas the roof needs replacing so no new toy.....but...here's a couple of shots from the old one. check out the view from our local park, and you'll notice a small white dot in the top pic.....it is the boat from the bottom pic, just zoomed right out.
This is from a fuji finepix S5500 which I have taken over 6000 photo's on now, and still going great. - 10x optical and 3x digital zoom.
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Postby cauld on Thu 25/Sep/08 7:34am

So herewith some of mine.
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Sequence on Rapid 5, Zambezi River, Zambia (though I was standing in Zimbabwe at the time I took these)
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North Fork of the Payette River, Idaho
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North Fork of the Payette, Idaho
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Clearwater Rivier, Idaho
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Clearwater Rivier, Idaho
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Deadwood, Yellowstone NP, Wyoming
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Postby cauld on Thu 25/Sep/08 7:35am

More...
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Yellowstone Falls
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Fivel The Squirrel, Redmond, WA
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Flowers in my garden
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Tulips, Wellington Botanical Gardens
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Tulips, Wellington Botanical Gardens
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Lily, Wellington Botanical Gardens
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All upside down like... Bottom play hole, Kaituna River
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