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Old February 12th, 2009, 04:33 PM   #106
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How is the 24mm-105mm 4.0 L IS for video? Too dark?
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Old February 12th, 2009, 04:45 PM   #107
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I'll be shooting with the following lenses this weekend, will let you know what I think.

Canon 15mm Fisheye
Canon 24 F1.4 L USM
Canon 50 F1.4
Canon 85 F1.2 L USM
Canon 100 F2.8 Macro
Canon 200 F2.8L
Canon 300 F2.8L IS
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Old February 12th, 2009, 06:28 PM   #108
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Nicholas,

Will you use the untwist, tape or mylar methods of decoupling the lenses, or will you let the camera choose your aperture?

BTW, that's a sweet collection!
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Old February 12th, 2009, 11:10 PM   #109
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I'm really interested in seeing how a 90-100mm macro footage holds up without IS handheld and on a tripod.

up to 70mm I heard isn't a big deal, but I did notice it with 85mm lenses, albeit it was bearable.

If 90-100mm macro shots are possible on a tripod/monopod then I'd love to get one.

but that 150mm sigma is also so tempting too. (yes I know that's too far without IS LOL)
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Old February 12th, 2009, 11:49 PM   #110
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Jon, I'm renting them for the weekend along with a 5DMII. I'm going to play around and will see whats the best way to lock aperture, so far I only know about the untwist method from the Vimeo tutorial by Tyler Ginter. I'll have a few hours to figure it out tonight, then I have to shoot.
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Old February 13th, 2009, 12:11 AM   #111
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I'm really interested in seeing how a 90-100mm macro footage holds up without IS handheld and on a tripod.

up to 70mm I heard isn't a big deal, but I did notice it with 85mm lenses, albeit it was bearable.

If 90-100mm macro shots are possible on a tripod/monopod then I'd love to get one.

but that 150mm sigma is also so tempting too. (yes I know that's too far without IS LOL)
@ 90-100 without IS is pretty difficult with just photos, let alone video. should look great on sticks though.
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Old February 13th, 2009, 12:22 PM   #112
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@ 90-100 without IS is pretty difficult with just photos, let alone video. should look great on sticks though.
Fancy meetin' you here.

Have you toyed with such lenses.

I'm torn over the 90mm Tamron and the 150 Sigma.

The tamron is cheaper and the wideness would help in live action and double as a portait lens, BUT that sigma is outstanding image wise and 150mm is longer and I'm a sucker for macro, extreme CUs, but may be a specialty lens vs. general purpose...decisions decisions
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Old February 13th, 2009, 12:50 PM   #113
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DP Review has an Image Gallery up with the specs of which lens was used for each shot. I found it very helpful in examining image quality and choosing my next lens. Canon EOS 5D Mark II Review samples Gallery: Digital Photography Review
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Old February 15th, 2009, 11:07 AM   #114
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Does it matter if your lens is AIS or not if you're doing video?

What about if you're doing stills? I might want to shoot some of those, and it'd be nice to get a lens that's best for both.

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Old February 15th, 2009, 12:55 PM   #115
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Does it matter if your lens is AIS or not if you're doing video?

What about if you're doing stills? I might want to shoot some of those, and it'd be nice to get a lens that's best for both.

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Canon IS lenses are still sharp as hell even with IS...

But you really start noticing the jitters at about 85mm...85mm it's subtle, but after a while you start getting a bit nauseated.
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Old February 18th, 2009, 02:45 PM   #116
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Does anyone know if the 24-105mm kit lens comes with a lens hood? Ordered one and didn't find it listed on the contents description.

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Yes it does. And it is a great all around lens, get some 77mm ND's and a circ polarizer.
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Old February 20th, 2009, 02:04 PM   #118
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24mm f/1.4 II

For what it's worth, I've been shooting 5D2 video for two months now with the 50mm f/1.4 and 70-200 f/4 L IS. But my favorite lens, by far, is the 24mm f/1.4 L II. I really like getting ultra wide angle field of view (that was hard to do on my XH A1) and thin DOF at the same time (thanks to f/1.4). It works really great hand held in low light, and allows me to get very close to the subject (which is great when I don't have an audio engineer, so the microphone is camera-mounted). What I dislike is that the shutter speed is tied to the focal length, so I seem to get something around 1/30 shutter speed most of the time, which I dislike, but don't see anything I can do about that.

Highly recommended.
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Old February 20th, 2009, 06:32 PM   #119
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...I seem to get something around 1/30 shutter speed most of the time, which I dislike, but don't see anything I can do about that.
There's always the mylar trick. At least you'll be able to get the 1/45-ish setting.
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Old February 21st, 2009, 04:51 AM   #120
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DP Review has an Image Gallery up with the specs of which lens was used for each shot. I found it very helpful in examining image quality and choosing my next lens. Canon EOS 5D Mark II Review samples Gallery: Digital Photography Review
Great link, thanks Guy.

I have the 50mm 1.4 and the 100mm macro.

I think the lens I would buy for shooting is the 24mm 1.4

For the longer lens stuff I would probably use my XHa1/ Letus setup anyways. I love the idea of this small camera with a fast wide lens on it.
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