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The "New Gear/Willy Waving" thread

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Fusion, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Above&Beyond

    Hitman

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    No, but you're using the Sigma wrongly in that case. Practice more and you'll find they are very evenly matched.
     
  2. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    All things being equal, conditions, user, light, the Canon mk2 is better in sharpness, CA control. That's what DXO marks do, they test things with equal conditions. So, they are not evenly matched, the Canon is objectively, unquestionable, a better lens. Is it MILES ahead? no, but it is still ahead.

    In real life, you would be hard press to tell the difference, the clients certainly won't. However, I can't tell you how nice it is not having to deal with CA, at all.
     
  3. mrk

    Man of Honour

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    Do you genuinely believe what you have just posted?

    Maybe you buy expensive things just because of material value, but I prefer investing wisely. I buy for my needs and desires, not for my internet cred.
     
  4. ramdrive

    Gangster

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    "Wrongly" They are both used the same way as you would any lens, you are obviously poor and cannot afford even a Sigma so why do we care about your inane comments?
     
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  5. ramdrive

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    I buy the correct tool for the job, you buy what you can afford... the 6DM2!!!!
     
  6. ramdrive

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    +1 at last somebody that obviously owns the lens and can present facts!!
     
  7. jonneymendoza

    Capodecina

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    wow this thread went south. thanks MRK :) :)
     
  8. darreny

    Wise Guy

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    New tripod and 70d[​IMG]
     
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  9. mrk

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    You mean ramdrive!

    The "all the gear" brigade is why I ended up posting here less and less over the years. Shame.
     
  10. jonneymendoza

    Capodecina

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    haha yea im kidding :)
     
  11. mrk

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    In other news, the 35 MkII should be arriving today. Always amazes me how something from the other side of the planet can get delivered within 3 days, yet sometimes local couriers struggle to ship things in-land for the same timescale.

    Wedding shoot tomorrow so will be able to give it a good running vs the Sigma.
     
  12. Schizo

    Don

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    Same here @mrk,i darent post my new kit as it went into meltdown on here when i did it a month ago.
     
  13. ramdrive

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    Good choice!

    When my 35mm MKII arrived it was a little soft, so it took a quick trip to Elstree for recalibration and is now bitingly sharp...
     
  14. darreny

    Wise Guy

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    Yeah that went bad quickly too. About the 24-105 if I remember correctly
     
  15. Schizo

    Don

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    Correct,i have got 2 more lens and 2 bags since then :)
     
  16. darreny

    Wise Guy

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    Post them, if it goes bad it goes bad
     
  17. Schizo

    Don

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    lol....no !
     
  18. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    My last camera gear I bought was a ride mic micro, one of the cheaper ones :p

    I'm debating whether to get a gimbal.
     
  19. ramdrive

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    Ahh the guy with the 750D if I recall!!

    What you buy :D
     
  20. mrk

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    Ride mic? Sodding Chinese knock offs :mad: :p

    Just packing the kit I'll need for tomorrow and had a play around with the Canon 35mm with some quick back and forth between it and the Sigma.

    I have to say, in the hands the Sigma looks and feels like a more substantial lens, but I know that the Canon is more of an engineering feat on the inside. Because of the exterior metal used on the Sigma, the Sigma feels like the tougher lens as well, The Canon is all plastic.

    When did canon change their lens hood design with a latch button so it locks in place? The last L I had was the 24-105 and don't recall it having a similar hood locking system. I really like that.

    Quite sharp wide open, but then again so is the Sigma. the real test will be tomorrow!

    [​IMG]

    Observation: The Canon's front element is larger than the Sigma. I'd have expected them both to be the same size given they are both 1.4...
     


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