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I also shoot 35mm, 645, and 4x5. The lens doesn't necessarily have to be for 4/3. Sorry, I should have been more clear.

As of now, the widest lens I have is the 45/2.8 on 645.
Hm, 45mm on 645 is a similar FOV to something like 30mm on 35mm (right?). So it's somewhat wide.

But, for a non m43 lens, there's the Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM. It's for APS-C, and despite how insanely wide it is, it's damned sharp (looking at reviews), so it would be great on m43 sensor.

http://www.slrgear.com/reviews/showp...ct/1330/cat/31
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Hm, 45mm on 645 is a similar FOV to something like 30mm on 35mm (right?). So it's somewhat wide.
28mm.

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But, for a non m43 lens, there's the Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM. It's for APS-C, and despite how insanely wide it is, it's damned sharp (looking at reviews), so it would be great on m43 sensor.

http://www.slrgear.com/reviews/showp...ct/1330/cat/31
No aperture ring. :/ I wouldn't be able to use it on my olympus camera.

By the way, I'm using normal four thirds, not micro four thirds. The sensor is the same, but the flange distance is much shorter on m4/3 due to the lack of a mirror.
 
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Tried my friends 1DsII, very tasty stuff. But he sold all his EF SLR gear for a Leica DL3.
i have a friend that shoots with 2X 1DsII and he says he wont give them up for anything and will not upgrade until both break, he said if one breaks then he will only shoot with only one body...

he also has a 200mm f1.8L
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By the way, I'm using normal four thirds, not micro four thirds. The sensor is the same, but the flange distance is much shorter on m4/3 due to the lack of a mirror.
Yeah, you're right. It's such a habit to type "m43" since it's often a topic of discussion these days.
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Hey can you add me to the DSLR column? I have a Rebel T3 with the EFS 18-55mm lens.
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My D5100 just arrived!
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Has anyone here used a view camera that focuses by sliding a second bed around inside the main one? like this:



I'm trying to figure out how it folds. It seems like the bellows would have to be disconnected or the front standard removed or something.

EDIT: Figured it out. That's not at all what I was thinking.


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It just seems like such a waste when using wide angle lenses. You can always crop a full frame photo, but there's no way to get that extra area on APS-H. It isn't like APS-C where there's a significantly reduced price either, the 1DIV retails for like $5000.

If there were wide angle lenses designed for APS-H, I'd agree that it could be a great system, but given that there aren't any, it seems like it shouldn't exist anymore.
i would guess that the market for the 1d series are generally sports photographer so the wide angle aspect doesnt really affect them. they would rather get a slight "telephoto effect" and the sweet spot in their lens.


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I'm not sure I follow. How is it a problem for four thirds if the lenses are cheaper than their full frame counterparts? It seems to me like that'd be an advantage.

EDIT: I'm not totally sure if you understood. I'm not looking for full frame lenses to use on four thirds, I'm looking for full frame lenses to use on full frame, or medium format lenses to use with medium format.
yea i probably misunderstood your question. but i still dont really understand lol but ill try to take another stab at it.

if you are looking for a FF manual rectilinear UWA (im thinking <15mm), the samyang 14/2.8 is probably the cheapest. anything wider then 17mm was considered fairly exotic back in the film days and those lenses werent really that good.

as for MF, well i have no idea i dont shoot anything larger then 35mm.
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yea i probably misunderstood your question. but i still dont really understand lol but ill try to take another stab at it.

if you are looking for a FF manual rectilinear UWA (im thinking <15mm), the samyang 14/2.8 is probably the cheapest. anything wider then 17mm was considered fairly exotic back in the film days and those lenses werent really that good.

as for MF, well i have no idea i dont shoot anything larger then 35mm.
I've looked at the samyang 14/2.8, and I'm not impressed. It just has way too much distortion to be usable on film.

Really, I'd be okay with anything wider than 20mm EFL if I get better optics.
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Official noob moment of the day (well.. that's putting it nicely)...

'stumbling' across FEL, and seeing how it changes exposure with my 430 EX II.. I particularly like the default m-fn button's use for it on my 7D and realized how much I missed shooting my 7D since I effectively haven't put my 5D down since I got it.

... and in the matter of seconds, I absolutely make the above look absolutely effing brilliant.

I decided I was going to re-organize how I was storing my photos so synchronizing in LR wouldn't take so long whenever I imported new raws, etc... little did I know that once I moved my original raws, all the work that I did to them would be lost by Lightroom. FANTASTIC. Epic fail face. Like need a drink failface.
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