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    Hopefully I can get my chores done quickly so that I can take the new baby out for a spin later.


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    And I thought I was a gear slut!

    (It's only envy speaking! )

    Seriously, congrats! If I had kept my Canon's, I'd own both of them too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    And I thought I was a gear slut!
    Well I took the photo with the 85L. So I think I'm *almost* right up there with you.

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    Hey, if you're going to own them, own the best!!!

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    TK: Was it as good for you as it was good for them?
    Excellent pic!
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    I understand that both are excellent lenses, but that the 24 is outstanding and shines compared even to the mighty 17!
    How great a difference is there in real world situations?

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    Lens slut ??? Pure porno hardcore.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by danlindberg View Post
    I understand that both are excellent lenses, but that the 24 is outstanding and shines compared even to the mighty 17!
    How great a difference is there in real world situations?
    The 17 is in no way a disappointment - it's an excellent lens. But it's just not as perfect as the 24. I will warn you, the 17 is prone to flare, but it's easy to control by using your hand as a shade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kweide View Post
    Lens slut ???
    Yes.

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    I wandered over here for the first time after living in the Small Sensor Forum. This is a beautiful shot in every way -- lighting, positioning and title. Congratulations on your new friend... of course, I may never post anything in this forum after seeing these guys. I'm going to go see if there's a Pinhole Forum.

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    Aww, they're so cute together!

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    Wonderful photo! We are, as Jack said, in deep envy!

    I would be thrilled to have just one of these TS lenses.

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    Finally I got the 24mm. Shifting is very straight forward. Tilting is more tricky for me, and I need to do some experimentation. The viewfinder with 24 mm lens, even wide open at F3.5, requires eagle eyes, while mine are tired over the years. Is it time to learn the liveview of the 5DII?
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    Quote Originally Posted by s.agar View Post
    Is it time to learn the liveview of the 5DII?
    Yes.

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    tokengirl....great shot of some extremely nice glass friends! As Gary said, it has earned our envy ;-)

    S.Agar....I was never a fan of Liveview, even on the nice big 3" LCDs, but after starting to shoot video with the 7D, I have really come to appreciate using the screen, but mainly with a loupe (Hoodman or Zacuto are both quite nice, have diopter correction, and the right amount of magnification to make things work well). Using the loupe (attached or affixed in some way) actually allows great up-to-your-eye level viewing, cuts all the extraneous light, and assures you can get very precise focus. Well worth trying out if you get the chance.

    Now, have to find something else to sell to feed the TS lust ;-)

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    LJ,

    I managed the first step of the procedure. That is Liveview. 10X with Liveview is much better than the OVF.

    I think the loupe may be helpful under bright light. Is that so?

    Now the real big problem: I shoot historical ruins, like Hellenistic temple ruins, Roman temples, Church and mosque remains etc. My biggest problem is that, despite the need of a WA like 24mm, I need to straighten out the columns etc. PS can do it to some extent. Then, with low light and F3.5, I need a reasonably sharp photo of say.. an array of columns. That is, I need to use both the T and S.

    Shifting is easy. Then I usually need horizontal tilting. That's very difficult. Yesterday, to get used to the lens, I tried it outside with buildings. Finally I found a procedure something like, focus on the closest one, then tilt until the distant building is approximately sharp, then go bach to the first one, chech, and fine focus that again. Then go again to the distant building, like a trial and error procedure. Unfortunately, this takes a very long time, and the result is not guaranteed. Making additional shots with different exposures is the additional action needed.

    Is it really so time consuming? Is there an easier way?

    Usually travelling to a large ancient city ruins, one does not have so much time. Fortunately, I don't travel with groups, but still a few friends around will surely start to complain.

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