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Yeah thats where I found him. Scarred for life. frown.gif

5DIII looks interesting, but the only thing I'd really like from the 5DII better ISO performance because the ergonomics are excellent.

I feel like after buying an M8, the M6 won't be used at all, not sure wat do, I have about 1000 in filmy related stuff that isn't the camera (film, scanner, tanks, etc). Plus it might be hard to sell because it'll be fricken' white or something..
Edited by dudemanppl - 1/28/12 at 4:51pm
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I have an on-again/off-again love affair with the 50L. I think I might like one someday, at least I would probably use it more than the 135L.
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Well I have a bad copy and even good copies are only as good as the Sigma 50, ain't gonna bother with that. It has worse build quality too. The thing that holds the hood on sucks. Dropped mine and the whole thing just came apart, weaaaak.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=473&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=403&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=1&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0

Not that I usually *** to sharpness tests, but in use I feel the Sigma is a whole crapton sharper. BECAUSE IT IS. Thats even his better copy (his other has crappier corners). And yeah the corners are worse but I don't look there anyway.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=403&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=636&CameraComp=614&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0
WAIT A MINUTE WHAT, THE NIKON 50 IS MADE OF PIXIE DUST?

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=741&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=458&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0
So much detail I'm gonna cry.
Edited by dudemanppl - 1/28/12 at 5:19pm
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Hmm, still deciding on a flash LOL, what do you guys think of ND filters with flashes for portriats? Isn't it hard to get focus? I mean there is a pitch black film shield over the lens....how does this work out? And if you focus first then move when putting it on the subject isn't sharp, I'm confused I guess. lol

How do you guys clean your lenses?
Rubbing alcohol and a tissue followed by a cotton cloth seems to work well enough for me.

And what about the sensor? Any of you who dare use a wet method when the blower doesn't work?
I've not needed to clean my sensor so far amazingly, thus 60D is more dust proof than my old T1i was I think lol. But when the time comes there is no way I am sending in my camera for so much $ just to get the dust off.
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I would never use alcohol on a coated lens, ever. Straight microfiber does the trick for me, and for times where it will be too dirty, I'll just use a cheapo filter and deal with it, then throw it away when I'm done (this is not very often anymore).
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Hmm, still deciding on a flash LOL, what do you guys think of ND filters with flashes for portriats? Isn't it hard to get focus? I mean there is a pitch black film shield over the lens....how does this work out? And if you focus first then move when putting it on the subject isn't sharp, I'm confused I guess. lol

Buy dees: http://www.ebay.com/itm/77mm-Fader-ND-Mark-2-Light-Craft-Workshop-/180720833375?pt=Camera_Filters&hash=item2a13cd135f#ht_500wt_1156
and some step up/down rings, I never remember what they're called. Best investment I eva made. Also, even at full ND and my S screen which makes everything dimmer anyway, still relatively easy to focus and compose.
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How do you guys clean your lenses?

Tshirt usually, but when I'm selling it, isopropyl. If its dusty and easy to get inside, I'll take the lens apart and isopropyl + qtips and then rocket blow the qtip particles away.
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And what about the sensor? Any of you who dare use a wet method when the blower doesn't work?

My 5DII didn't have sensor cleaning so I had to blow often. I don't usually set it to do it when I turn the camera on cause its annoying. Wet method for me is exhale on sensor, qtip, rocket blow. Repeat if necessary.
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I would never use alcohol on a coated lens, ever. Straight microfiber does the trick for me, and for times where it will be too dirty, I'll just use a cheapo filter and deal with it, then throw it away when I'm done (this is not very often anymore).

What coating would be taken off tho?
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Buy dees: http://www.ebay.com/itm/77mm-Fader-ND-Mark-2-Light-Craft-Workshop-/180720833375?pt=Camera_Filters&hash=item2a13cd135f#ht_500wt_1156
and some step up/down rings, I never remember what they're called. Best investment I eva made. Also, even at full ND and my S screen which makes everything dimmer anyway, still relatively easy to focus and compose.
hmm, link to the step down rings?
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Tshirt usually, but when I'm selling it, isopropyl. If its dusty and easy to get inside, I'll take the lens apart and isopropyl + qtips and then rocket blow the qtip particles away.

Cool. smile.gif

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My 5DII didn't have sensor cleaning so I had to blow often. I don't usually set it to do it when I turn the camera on cause its annoying. Wet method for me is exhale on sensor, qtip, rocket blow. Repeat if necessary.
lol, that sounds like a plan for me. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Hmm, still deciding on a flash LOL, what do you guys think of ND filters with flashes for portriats? Isn't it hard to get focus? I mean there is a pitch black film shield over the lens....how does this work out? And if you focus first then move when putting it on the subject isn't sharp, I'm confused I guess. lol

How do you guys clean your lenses?
Rubbing alcohol and a tissue followed by a cotton cloth seems to work well enough for me.

And what about the sensor? Any of you who dare use a wet method when the blower doesn't work?
I've not needed to clean my sensor so far amazingly, thus 60D is more dust proof than my old T1i was I think lol. But when the time comes there is no way I am sending in my camera for so much $ just to get the dust off.


1) portrait lenses usually have a wide aperture. depending on how many stops your filter cuts out, you may be able to AF. otherwise, you need to prefocus.


2) b+w mrc filter means i can use my shirt. i put them on as soon as i open a lens so i never have to clean the lens element itself. to clean the filter further, i use lens paper with some cleaning fluid. cleaning fluid + 200 pages of lens paper costs less than $10 at b&h and will last for about a year.


3) i rarely need to clean my sensor because i don't switch lenses often. i only carry maybe an extra lens and i try to change them out in a clean situation (aka, when the wind is not blowing, not a lot of pollen outside...etc)
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Personally I like to use about a 25/75 methanol to distilled water ratio to clean lenses.

As for the sensor cleaning, I've done what dudemanppl did. Worked well.
    
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hmm, link to the step down rings?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?atclk=Brand_Quality+Brands&ci=420&Ns=p_PRICE_2%7C0&N=4277997907+4208108452+4208108431+4208108442+4208108438+4291432579+4183191556

And with a modern lens, no coating would be taken off, that crap is baked on. Filters are good too, but I'm too cheap Asian for them and a coating scratch will do basically nothing to an image.
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