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Old 12-09-2012, 09:11 PM   #1626
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I have both for Canon. The AF is very slow on the f/1.8. The f/1.4 is USM, so it's faster (but not as fast as the 85 f/1.8 you have). The build is a bit better. Probably on par with that 85 f/1.8. The look (DOF) between f/1.8 to f/1.4 isn't huge, but it's noticeable given the right conditions. The main reason I got the 1.4 is because my 1.8 broke in half at a wedding reception! I should post some photos of the carnage sometime.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:12 PM   #1627
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Canon wise, the 50 1.4 is better than the 50 1.8, in almost every quality.

IMO, though, it's worth it looking for a good copy of the Sigma 50 1.4 for $100 more. When you get a good copy of that lens, man it's good.
I would say it is most definitely better in every way (except price). I don't have any experience with the Sigma, but they seem to be rather hit or miss on the quality control. Seems like a lot more variation lens to lens from what I've noticed.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:21 PM   #1628
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Yeah. I think anyone who's used a 1.8 for any amount of time has broken one.

The Sigma definitely has a big variance. It just too bad. When its good its really good. I tried 5 before I said **** it and bought the 50L. A couple of my friends have good copies and they would give my 50L a run for its money in almost every way besides max aperture.

Btw Ben- 5Diii is freaking amazing for wedding work. I am thoroughly impressed and am really glad I sold my 5Dii last week and pulled the trigger on the second 5Diii.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:24 PM   #1629
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The 50 L is just so expensive. I'm not really worried about breaking my 1.8. I just use it so much that I was just curious if the 1.4 was a worth while upgrade down the road. A quality zoom is on my list first. I can't wait to have a red ring!!
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:28 PM   #1630
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The Sigma 50/1.4 is insanely nice and better than both of the home brand copies which is rare. I had one for Nikon and I want one on the Canon end. I have the 50/1.4 on Canon and I am not impressed in comparison with the Sigma. I'll probably sell my Canon copy to get the Sigma.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:34 PM   #1631
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I think the 50 f/1.4 may be worth it for you, but probably not the 50L. Either of these will have much smoother bokeh than the 50 f/1.8. I would definitely put a quality zoom at the top of your list though.

Right now I have two 5D's, two 7D's, and one 5D2. I am having a hard time justifying if the 5D3 would really make my photos better or make me more money. Selling all my bodies and buying four 5D3's would cost me $6-7k. I really don't think that's worth the cost.

The cheapest route would probably be two 5D's and two 5D3's. That would probably cost me $2-3k out of pocket. But then I'd have some EF-S lenses that would be useless, and upgrading them to proper L lenses would be more money out of pocket.

Maybe I could sell one 7D and one 5D and get a 5D3. That would probably cost me a grand and I'd get to see what all the hype is about. I'll have to think about it some more. It really does look nice, but I don't know if it puts more money in my pocket...
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:41 PM   #1632
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How is the 6D supposed to be? It seems like its very close to the 5DII as far as specs.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:44 PM   #1633
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1/50 | f/5.0 | ISO100 | 17mm

Very nice! I like the atmosphere.


0.3 ƒ/4.5 ISO 100 53 mm

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Old 12-09-2012, 09:59 PM   #1634
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Very nice! I like the atmosphere.


0.3 /4.5 ISO 100 53 mm

Take a seat by Evoked Photography, on Flickr

1/30 /3.5 ISO 100 33 mm

So two black wagons walk into the room... by Evoked Photography, on Flickr
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The lines on the front of that LGT are awesome. Plus I really like the title of the image
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:34 PM   #1635
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How is the 6D supposed to be? It seems like its very close to the 5DII as far as specs.
The 5Dii is a previous generation 2nd tier camera.
The 6D is a current generation 2nd and a half tier camera.

The 6D has more features that are "gimmicky" (for a lack of better term)
The 5Dii has its own advantages like 1/8000 max shutter and 1/200 flash sync.

The few tests Ive seen show that the 6D does have a better AF system.

I havent been following the 6D much because Ive had no interest in it, since my plans are set on 3 5Diiis and a 7D.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:05 AM   #1636
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I will have many contributions to this thread very soon..

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Old 12-10-2012, 07:17 AM   #1637
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:37 AM   #1638
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"Spotter" -- Someone who takes photos of cars on the street/at a car show/in a parking lot and calls themselves an automotive photographer.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:28 AM   #1639
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hey guys, just got my first beginner dslr, first camera really besides my iphone, i got a rebel t4i with kit lens 18-55. Im a complete noob, here are a few photos i took from my first day using it, embarrassing compared to the others here but i hope to learn and improve.

iso 800, f 5.6, 49mm 1/60 sec

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iso 800, 28mm, f 4.0, 1/30

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Old 12-10-2012, 10:39 AM   #1640
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Those look good to me!
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:40 AM   #1641
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"Spotter" -- Someone who takes photos of cars on the street/at a car show/in a parking lot and calls themselves an automotive photographer.
I was waiting for the spotter reference to show up in this thread.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:15 AM   #1642
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I was waiting for the spotter reference to show up in this thread.
Well...when someone comes on saying they "are going to have many contributions soon" and pimps their website of spotter pics calling themselves an automotive photographer...it seemed relevant. I don't even call myself that...
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:30 PM   #1643
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"Spotter" -- Someone who takes photos of cars on the street/at a car show/in a parking lot and calls themselves an automotive photographer.


But srsly, I've seen much worse from people calling themselves "automotive photographers." Much worse.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:33 PM   #1644
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But srsly, I've seen much worse from people calling themselves "automotive photographers." Much worse.
Oh me too trust me. I guess it is just an annoyance of mine when people make an "entrance" into a thread like this without actually contributing anything and already start pushing their urls.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:37 PM   #1645
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His introduction annoyed me as well. As if we're supposed to be hyped up that he's going to start posting in the thread, someone we've never heard of before.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:54 PM   #1646
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A contribution to the thread.

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Old 12-10-2012, 01:37 PM   #1647
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His introduction annoyed me as well. As if we're supposed to be hyped up that he's going to start posting in the thread, someone we've never heard of before.
ha, yeah, I might have been a little more eager if I weren't such a cynic and a skeptic. The link actually took me to something better than I was expecting. And really, why not just wait until you have the time/inclination to post actual content? Anyway.

Robb - I really dig the way you compose with color and your technical mastery is definitely something to work towards. Next time I'm visiting family over in Woodstock I should drop you a line! I'll bring my flashlights!
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:54 PM   #1648
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Meter. by willbrand!, on Flickr
Man, I love this shot. I've been noticing a lot of AF issues with my canon 50mm 1.8 lens. Specifically, trying to AF on the front end of a vehicle at that distance and having the front end not focused at all.

I feel like if I tried to replicate that shot with my t2i and 50mm 1.8, it would be no where near as crisp as this and the car would not be as sharp/focused, especially at a distance like that. I know the 1.8 is known for focusing issues, but I'm really starting to consider upgrading to the 1.4 or (like someone else mentioned) the sigma 1.4.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:42 PM   #1649
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hey guys, just got my first beginner dslr, first camera really besides my iphone, i got a rebel t4i with kit lens 18-55. Im a complete noob, here are a few photos i took from my first day using it, embarrassing compared to the others here but i hope to learn and improve.
A lot of people use post-processing via Lightroom or CS

Example of yours
(i'm a noob at this but i tinkered with the pic for about 1 minute)


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Old 12-10-2012, 04:46 PM   #1650
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