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    Quote Originally Posted by mtakako View Post
    Nice shot Gladius! Btw.. how do you like the sigma 12-24. I am currently looking at the same lens for my new 5DMK2. Nice lens line up also. Wished I can afford the 70-200 F2.8 IS.
    If you're into taking 'expansive' scenery, its like nothing out there!

    But it has its learning curves, difficult to use without knowing its quirks, you get plenty of weirdly stretched shots if not used right. But used right... its fantastic!! Basically you get minimal, not not negligible/visible distortion even at the wide end, fantastic 'fun' perspective of things. A whole new range of possibilities in composition.

    Its pretty susceptible to flare. Cannot take external filters. And not really 'weatherproof'. And more critically, quality variances can be huge. I had to send in mine to Sigma 3 times to fix focussing and element centering issues. Even then, it still had slight focussing issues at infinity. Thankfully, it can be fixed with micro adjust on the 5DmkII.

    But do note, its not the best lens for indoors if you're not shooting with a tripod. A little 'dark' or 'slow' for that matter.

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    Thanks. I liked sigma lens but they do tend to get lots of QC issue.
    I used to have the tokina 11-16mm on a 50d and that lens is awesome. Wished they make a Full frame version of that lens. Can't image a 12mm on a FF. I mean at 11mm on a crop was already super wide.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gladius View Post
    If you're into taking 'expansive' scenery, its like nothing out there!

    But it has its learning curves, difficult to use without knowing its quirks, you get plenty of weirdly stretched shots if not used right. But used right... its fantastic!! Basically you get minimal, not not negligible/visible distortion even at the wide end, fantastic 'fun' perspective of things. A whole new range of possibilities in composition.

    Its pretty susceptible to flare. Cannot take external filters. And not really 'weatherproof'. And more critically, quality variances can be huge. I had to send in mine to Sigma 3 times to fix focussing and element centering issues. Even then, it still had slight focussing issues at infinity. Thankfully, it can be fixed with micro adjust on the 5DmkII.

    But do note, its not the best lens for indoors if you're not shooting with a tripod. A little 'dark' or 'slow' for that matter.

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    nikon 14-24/2.8 on ff is wider than tokina 11-16/2.8 on aps-c and it can be mounted on canons with a suitable adaptor. it can't take filters either but it is weatherproof. it's bulky and a pain to take on holidays but i'll keep bringing it with me until nikon comes out with a lighter f/4 ultrawide zoom.

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    That's a lovely lens 14-24./2.8. Just too bad it cost so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtakako View Post
    Thanks. I liked sigma lens but they do tend to get lots of QC issue.
    I used to have the tokina 11-16mm on a 50d and that lens is awesome. Wished they make a Full frame version of that lens. Can't image a 12mm on a FF. I mean at 11mm on a crop was already super wide.
    Well, you can actually use the Tokina on a FF, though from about 13~14mm onwards. You get an almost square FOV from about 13mm onwards as was shown by a guy on one of our local forums.

    Haha... the 12mm perspective can be addictive. Its a totally different perspective to shooting, even compared to its nearest Canon offering, the 16-35L. But as I mentioned, it can be difficult to shoot too, mainly due to the perspective quirks..

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    Default Another testimony and pics..

    ..from another Canon 5D MkII user (pics taken at recent Brunei exhibition tourney). See his opinion on the camera @ the very bottom of the page:
    http://shimworld.wordpress.com/2010/...-ike-shio-cup/

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    i do agree the 5D2 high iso performance is so good. its dynamic range has improve so much compare to 5D. as i am doing actual wedding photography, it is important to have high iso, thus can avoid using flash as it will cause 'flickering' to the videography (if u know what i mean). some videographer (VG) really hates it.

    some of my actual day slideshow as below:
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    Default ^^Especially the 2nd link..^^

    ..really shows 5D MkII's ISO capability. I notice, in most if not all of the 2nd link's pics, you really cranked up the ISO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctjcad View Post
    ..really shows 5D MkII's ISO capability. I notice, in most if not all of the 2nd link's pics, you really cranked up the ISO.
    if u have it, flaunt it

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    these photos were taken by bc member janshim at iso6400:
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...5&postcount=38

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctjcad View Post
    ..really shows 5D MkII's ISO capability. I notice, in most if not all of the 2nd link's pics, you really cranked up the ISO.
    yup and some photos are added with texture in post processing.

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    Photos of Swiss Open Semifinals - All photos taken with Canon 5D mk II.

    flickr.com/photos/popeyee/sets/72157623551558675/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeyee View Post
    Photos of Swiss Open Semifinals - All photos taken with Canon 5D mk II.

    flickr.com/photos/popeyee/sets/72157623551558675/
    Nice! You've been working hard that day!

    Did you use RAW or jpeg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
    Nice! You've been working hard that day!

    Did you use RAW or jpeg?
    I allways shoot in RAW. Here are the photos to the finals. Worked harder for the finals and got some excellent action shots with the facial expression, the full body of the players and the shuttle in the frame.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/popeyee...7623562215567/

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    Cheung, please post the links to the Other Chinese Badminton forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeyee View Post
    Cheung, please post the links to the Other Chinese Badminton forums.
    I'm not a member of any chinese badminton forums...

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    Hi Popeyee. You have some nice action shots in your flickr link.

    If you don't mind me asking, did you use 70-200 2.8IS with your 5DMKII? If so, how was the lighting conditions? What were your setups? It looks like you were at least going 1/800 or 1/1000 SS, but would like to know for sure.

    I'm asking because I have only started shooting badminton not too long ago, but do have all necessary gears. Although I think I'm slowly getting there, expert advices never hurt.

    Thanks,

    Joon Rhee

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