SarahBK

SarahBK

Lives in United Kingdom Scotland, United Kingdom
Works as a Doctor
Joined on Apr 1, 2015

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Any news on the weight of the 24-70mm...?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 11:03 UTC as 60th comment

Look forward to the release of this camera!

I've never been enticed much by the current two options simply because you can't capture nice landscapes with the Instax mini and vice versa with the Instax wide. And while there's Impossible making 1:1 polaroid-like film, it's still way too pricey.

A square format would be much more versatile.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 15:44 UTC as 6th comment

This gives me high hopes for the possible extent of expected improvements in the 6D Mk II's AF mechanism.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 19:05 UTC as 11th comment
On article 1.4 and More: Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II comparison (250 comments in total)
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SarahBK: Would anyone ever consider throwing the Tamron 35mm f/1.8 VC into such a comparison?

I'd be more than glad to give the files some company!

Will be keeping an eye out (and my hopes up) for whenever they finally see the light of day again and make an online presence... :)

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 15:00 UTC
On article 1.4 and More: Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II comparison (250 comments in total)

Would anyone ever consider throwing the Tamron 35mm f/1.8 VC into such a comparison?

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 18:30 UTC as 29th comment | 6 replies
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ThorstenMUC: Tamron should really bring up a lens lineup for enthusiasts with APS-C mirrorless.

There are lots of Sony, Fujifilm, Samsung, Olympus, Panasonic users out there waiting for alternative lens-offers with weather-sealing and VR.

And at least from the Fujifilm-users I know these enthusiast are really investing good money into good lenses and don't just stay with their kit-lenses.

And likewise there are non-mirrorless shooters also looking for alternative weather-sealed primes that don't cost more than the 24-70mm f/2.8 L II

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 15:17 UTC
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SarahBK: The problem with these two lenses is trying to decide which one of them to buy...

There's arguments for having both (which is the problem).

@musty - we should hand out free cameras and prime lenses then, and make the world a better place :)

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 09:52 UTC

The problem with these two lenses is trying to decide which one of them to buy...

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 23:18 UTC as 20th comment | 6 replies
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spzphoto: I was waiting for canon to come out with a new 50mm with IS but now this 45 1.8 VC looks more appealing to me.

Same here! And just look at that MFD... c:

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 23:17 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R Review (810 comments in total)
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(unknown member): This camera is perfect if you keep the focal range 50 and below. Otherwise you are defeating the purpose of having such a compact body. That said, It is an extraordinary camera in my opinion. I have the a7 and love it. I will keep my Canon 6d for focal ranges higher than 50 such as my 70-200 2.8 because # 1 it's ridiculous to put that huge lens on it, and by the way, # 2, the metabones adapter is useless as the focus takes forever with it... The view finder actually was really good. I thought I would miss the mirror, but I almost forgot it wasn't there. It's doesn't weigh much, yet feels very sturdy in the hand as well. Excellent picture quality when shooting in raw and then doing your own post with it. Better than my 6d I'd have to say.

adrianmctierman - I don't say this with the intention of being mean, but I honestly think you're better off sticking to your 450D till you learn some more about camera equipment.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 15:45 UTC
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justmeMN: "most people who buy this camera will probably only ever use a kit lens" -DPR

That's why "how good is the kit lens" should be a vital part of the review.

How do photos taken with the Canon T6 and 18-55mm IS STM kit lens compare to photos taken with the Nikon D5500 with 18-55mm kit lens? For most buyers, that's the real world image quality test that matters the most.

I have no experience with the STM, but if that's the case it's good to hear that it offers improved image quality.

I thought that a variable aperture lens was not welcomed for video.

The biggest advantage of the pancakes after better sharpness however is the wider apertures which the kit lens will never possess. I think that factor alone is often enough is more significant than issues such as not being silent enough for video work.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2015 at 20:31 UTC
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justmeMN: "most people who buy this camera will probably only ever use a kit lens" -DPR

That's why "how good is the kit lens" should be a vital part of the review.

How do photos taken with the Canon T6 and 18-55mm IS STM kit lens compare to photos taken with the Nikon D5500 with 18-55mm kit lens? For most buyers, that's the real world image quality test that matters the most.

That's a lie. A month after I bought my 600D in 2011, still an extreme novice to photography since I'd never owned a dSLR before, I stopped using the kit lens. It's rubbish compared to the results one can obtain using even the cheapest of primes available, and with the new pancakes there's a bigger variety of cheap ones to get.

Only ever touch it for the occasional landscape photography, but now that the 24mm STM exists I will probably never use the kit lens again. Unless the 18-55 STM is substantially better than the IS II version, I would never recommend the kit lens to anyone - I'll just tell them to buy the 24 and 40 pancakes.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2015 at 17:55 UTC
On article Canon announces EF 50mm F1.8 STM lens (308 comments in total)
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halfwaythere: Having just found a mint 50/1.8 mark 1 I'm happy Canon updated the mark 2 since it was a step backwards compared to the original.

I don't know why they haven't added IS for a few bucks extra since it would've made this a very nice lenses indeed.

halfwaythere - I think they would rather save the IS for a future upgrade to the f/1.4 being the mid-range 50mm, which would mean it would be similarly priced to the current 35mm IS.

The main aim for this nifty fifty is to have a decently performing 50mm prime that's as affordable as anything.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 13:48 UTC
On article Canon announces EF 50mm F1.8 STM lens (308 comments in total)

Improved close focusing distance and aperture blades - Canon is finally listening to us!

All it needs is better sharpness at f/1.8-f/2.2 over its predecessor and it will be an absolute winner.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 13:40 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
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SarahBK: If they've put 19-point autofocus in the rebel series... and all cross type... that makes the autofocus system better than the current and supposedly higher end 6D with 11-point autofocus with the center point only cross-type. Granted the 6D is much older in comparison, so it would be reasonable to hope an upgrade is on the way.

As a current rebel user, I doubt I would ever 'upgrade' another rebel (although the specs of these new ones sound like an actual upgrade). I'd like to move to full-frame, so really hoping there will be a similar decent upgrade in AF in the next 6D that's less like my 600D's 9-point autofocus.

manrad - Indeed, I would love to go full frame. I have been reading a lot about other nice cameras, such as the Fuji X-T1, but I think despite all the positives it's got (smaller size, good looking, very nice colours, sharp lens range) I will never get that dreamy shallow depth of field possible with a full frame which is what I really want. ISO performance on the 600D is terrible - anything above 400 (RAW) starts looking bad - so that would definitely be nice. The reasons you mentioned are the reasons I'd love to get the 6D - simply put an 'affordable full frame' with great picture quality.

Yeah lens abberation correction, and microfocus correction, would also be very nice to have. I think I will still go with a new 6D when I've got a full time job - noticed some shops in the UK let you pay for stuff over the period of a year with no interest.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 13:49 UTC

If they've put 19-point autofocus in the rebel series... and all cross type... that makes the autofocus system better than the current and supposedly higher end 6D with 11-point autofocus with the center point only cross-type. Granted the 6D is much older in comparison, so it would be reasonable to hope an upgrade is on the way.

As a current rebel user, I doubt I would ever 'upgrade' another rebel (although the specs of these new ones sound like an actual upgrade). I'd like to move to full-frame, so really hoping there will be a similar decent upgrade in AF in the next 6D that's less like my 600D's 9-point autofocus.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 14:34 UTC as 144th comment | 14 replies
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Eugeniu Sofroni: The author mentions the "XF 56mm f/1.2" and the "Leica 42.5mm f/1.2" and goes on to say "Canon doesn't have anything to compare with these fine optics" … yeah great lenses to put on 2x crop sensors.

If anyone wants to do that with a EOS M there is Mitakon, there is SLR Magic, there is Handevision …. for all the f/0.9x retardidness anyone wants to play with their tiny sensors.

The X-T1 is actually 1.5x.

f/1.2 on such a crop sensor has got to be lovely though (coming from Canon's EF-S 1.6x system) since Canon's widest aperture prime lens dedicated to its crop sensor line is only f/2.8.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 11:39 UTC

Indeed that's it - even as a hobbyist, there is nothing more currently enticing than Fuji's prime lens range! They are pretty much the sole reason I would rather move over from my crop sensor Canon to a Fuji X-T1 than to a FF 5d MK III.

The problem of a lack of good lenses is also present for their crop systems - although the advantage over their mirrorless line is that EF lenses can still be used without adapters. Barely any of the lenses however are designed solely for the EF-S system, possessing very wide apertures as well as simultaneously delivering outstanding picture quality, which is currently something obtainable with Fuji's XF line. I could technically buy L lenses to cater for my requirements of quality and aperture, but pricing in comparison is ridiculous. For the equivalent of Fuji's excellent 23mm f/1.4 there's only a massive 24mm f/1.4 L lens that costs nearly twice as much and weighs more than double.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 11:19 UTC as 15th comment
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