yodermk

yodermk

Lives in United States San Antonio, TX, United States
Works as a Linux Systems Administrator
Joined on Jul 5, 2008
About me:

Just got an XSi and jumping in!

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  • Replied in 5DIII or 6D?
    > I own a 5D3, but if I had the choice again I'd buy a 6D. Me too, I think. I chose the 5D3 primarily for video, but I don't do nearly as much video work as I thought I would. I do do a lot of ...
  • You should be comparing the 15-85 to the 17-55 f/2.8 - then it's a matter of which you need more - fast aperture or more zoom range (on both ends). I can't imagine why one would chose the 24-70 f/4 ...
  • As I stated above, they're generally excellent, but so are the competitors (including non-L Canons). From a completely different perspective, you really have to give Canon Marketing a lot of credit ...
  • But that's true of some third party lenses (Zeiss, newer Sigmas, even some Rokinons). The *real* "L" differentiator is great build quality. In general, of course, they are optically excellent. But ...
  • Yep. The 55-250 (non-STM) is one of the few crop lenses I haven't sold yet (and probably won't) for a similar reason. Great on my 60D in sketchy places. "L" quality IQ? Certainly not bad, but I ...
  • Crud. Wonder if I should regret having just bought the 400 f/5.6 new last month. :(
  • Yeah. I sold mine earlier this year along with most of my crop lenses, to concentrate on FF lenses, but it was always excellent. Really the only criticisms might be 1) the older "only" 2-stop IS, ...
  • Thanks guys for confirming that there is no need for me to buy the 24-70 2.8. :) I can get the same great quality from this lens, and my 24-70 f/4, while not being quite as good, is much more ...
  • Awesome. Please report back in this thread once you've played with it a few weeks! As for the Sigma, it might not be a year. They often announce some stuff in the spring; a 135 may be a ...
  • Replied in Tilt
    Not on topic for this thread, but if you need some help with tilt, you might check out this thread I started last year: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52072617 Lots of helpful advice there. I ...
  • No idea of when, there's just a rumor going around that it might happen. I'm happy to wait a year or more.  If nothing comes to fruition from Sigma then *maybe* I'll think about getting this Zeiss ...
  • with that use case in mind I think the 10-18 would be adequate. I would recommend stopping the aperture down and putting it on a tripod, if at all possible. You might want to use a photo editor to ...
  • Replied in dcraw
    dcraw is open source software that supports all (or nearly all) the current RAW formats. One of the great things about open source is that the code will always be available from many mirrors, etc. ...
  • Yeah. Even the 10-22 will have *some* distortion though, and its worst at the short end, and that's not really desirable for this kind of photo. That said, I used the 10-22 for some interior ...
  • Well, I think I decided not to get this anytime soon, if ever. It's hard to see when I'd use it where the 70-200 f/2.8 wouldn't cut it.  And, I have a lot of lenses now; it just doesn't make sense ...
  • Neither are extremely fast, but with the high ISO capabilities of the 6D, I think they would be an OK start. Yes, you'll be spending in the 4 figures, but I think that's anavoidable for a decent ...
  • So the Sony camera with the adapter can connunicate with the lens and set the aperture and read the focal length? Anyway, nice start!
  • Wow, interesing predicament. I haven't been to Guatemala since 1999 (I was also there for 2 months in 1994) so can't be too specific, but only speculate.  I have heard that it's much more ...
  • Not sure why you include Honduras in that list. It is *extremely* bad right now. Virtually certainly a lot worse than Guatemala.
  • That's about what I thought earlier this month when I chose the Rokinon over the Bower for that reason. Now based on the other comments maybe I wasted $50. :/
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