Picturenaut: This is definitely a top pro workhorse lens. I use the Tamron 24-70/2.8 with my 5D3, because I am no pro and I prefer mostly primes. The Tamron is really nice and I love its great IS, which allows such free hand shots:
But the Tamron's AF is no match for any good Canon lens (I have and love e.g. the EF 70-200/2.8 II). Wide open I get a lot of OOF results, AF MA didn't help much. To make it worse, I discovered that I need to activate MA for close distance and switch it better off when I shoot more far away objects. So, if you really want to make the best of the 5D3's or 1D-X's AF system with such a standard zoom I fear you need to go for Canon's new zoom. Just think about what you'd have to pay for a decent Leica lens, this helps to relax a bit... ;-)
That lens rental article is very old. How many threads have there been about this fault? Hardly any IMO, certainly not recently. Saying that, ive had two copies of the Tamron that had faulty VC systems, the second copy also caused camera lock up so i agree, poor QC on Tamron's part.Having now got the Canon MKII i can only thank Tamron for pointing me in the right direction lol.
Unless you own every camera in list how can anyone say what's the best of the lot?I've never heard of some of them so how can i say mine is better or worse? Something that is popular doesn't mean its the best.
Anyway, its pretty obvious its the Canon 5DMKIII :-)
Reilly Diefenbach: Now this I can see, especially for $49. Lightroom's ease of use instead of the clunky DXO interface and as good or better geometric correction. Good idea.
There is a rest button, its top right hand side. It looks like a small arrow.
I wonder if this includes the up coming Pancake lens fix or if that will be in a separate fix. Its supposed to be here later this month....apparently.
Just got this lens yesterday. I believed all the hype about how sharp it is, can't say that mine is fantastic, although its more than usable wide open. I need a camera that fits in my suitbag pocket. My 60D with 40mm lens on fits just perfectly. Even with my old 35f/2 on it was too large and until now I've had to use my S95. So, it's not going to replace my zooms, it's IQ does seem better than my 50mm f/1.4 at f/2.8, and it's a bit wider. What's not to like.
munro harrap: You upload free of charge hi-resolution images to a server, and then what. ?I refuse to give my work away. I do not even keep my work on this internet machine-to prevent theft-enabled in the OS and in the various software packages with their own "caches" of material you cannot even see. Anything of yours can be sold somewhere and you none the wiser, ha, ha!
LOL, you need to get out more.
I have the up most respect for wedding photographers. Playing in a band and doing around 30 weddings a year i have seen how hard they work and know i couldnt do it.Saying that, im just an amateur but talking to a lot of these guys it seems they aren't worth what they charge, based on the shots they show me and their amount of knowledge.As someone has had, some use scripts to PP all thier images (ive also been told this on numerous occasions) and having seen some of the end results i think some do get ripped off.Yes, the word Wedding seems to be a licence for making money to some.
Thats not to say the majority aren't worth what they charge, but price is not a 100% guarantee of quality.
I found the photographers cost breakdown a bit of a waste of time. split all that cost between 20+ weddings, over how ever many years and its not that much. Bands spend way more yet get paid less.
I think this would be a disaster for some if used in a camera phone. I can imagine a lot of people moaning about part of the shot being out of focus. While the Lytro is an interesting concept, and i personally love the narrow DOF look, it seems that you are stuck with the narrow DOF so its not ideal for group shots etc, and this si what the causal snapper seems to like taking.
Just my thoughts.
How has it been deliberately crippled other than having a timed expiry? Where does this info come from?
Yawn. I guess this puts all the other fantastic primes out of business. How did anyone ever take a good picture without it i wonder.
raywes: Nothing has come along in a while to compete with the Sony HX100v, but this changes everything. Along with the Panasonic FZ150, these two cameras will bed the new leaders I predict. And I thought I had my mind made up about purchasing the FZ150 already.
Oh, and this picture showing the shot shoe.http://static.trustedreviews.com/80fded|7192_PowerShot-SX40-HS-TOP.jpg
From Canon UK website "Range of accessoriesAn optional Lens Filter Adapter lets you attach 67mm lens filters from Canon’s EOS range. A hot-shoe allows use of Canon Speedlite EX flash units to increase flash range and expand your creativity."
I live in the city of london and quite often walk around that area at the weekends taking shots. Ive never had any problems.This just seems like a publicity stunt. It porves nothing other than certain members of the police force are more clued up than others.