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paulgeor

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  1. Well here is a broken fence that could be used for a concept image like "security hole" http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-3088606/stock-photo-an-broken-wooden-fence.html Hope it helps
  2. Thanks for the info. Well is just strange that B+W doesn't make the coated version for the ND8 filter. But I am sure that there must be a good reason for that.
  3. Well I am glad I took your advice and in the end I did buy the Canon 50 1.4. Thanks for that Now regarding the filters. I only can buy NC version of the ND8 filters from B+W I assume that NC stands for Non Coated, and than I ask: is the coating important for this kind of filter?
  4. Well I just want to inform you guys that now I have got the Canon 50mm 1.4 and the focus of this lens is great (each time).
  5. Thanks Have you used the ND filters from B+W?
  6. Hello, I am looking to buy an ND8 filter, but I am not sure what brand to pick. I can chose between HOYA, Kenko and B+W I wonder if there is someone here, who has any experience with the Kenko Zeta filters. Thanks
  7. Considering my recent experience with a Sigma lens, I would advice to chose only Canon glass (at least that is what I will do from now on). Anyway few years ago when I was looking for a macro lens I got the Canon EF 100mm 2.8 and I was very happy with it. But if you don't plan to move in the near future to a full frame body, than I would advice to get the EF-s 60mm, it seems to be a better choice for a crop camera.
  8. Well I've checked the prices for these lenses: Sigma 24-70 F2.8 EX DG for Canon - 760 USD Sigma 24-70 F2.8 IF EX DG HSM for Canon - 1260 USD Canon EF 24-70 F2.8L USM - 2000 USD Canon is too expensive for me, and that is the reason why I bought the first lens form the list. But I got it few years ago and was a better deal at that time.
  9. Yes, I had the same feeling regarding this lens. It seemed that it was opened before, I say that because the screws from the mounting ring had some dents (that is also visible in the picture I took). I do use another Sigma lens (24-70 2.8 EX), which performs nice, that was also one of the reasons I've tried the Sigma 50mm too.
  10. Yes, indeed. Now I wait to get my money back and buy the Canon lens from a different seller. Hopefully this time will be OK.
  11. Well I was aware by the possibility to get a lens with front or back focus, which can be calibrated together with the camera body. But definitely I would not expected to have problems with the glass itself. But it seams that the Sigma's Quality Control department went in holiday. I already contacted the seller and now I am waiting for an answer.
  12. Well I've got the lens and I must admit that this was the worst lens I've seen so far. It suffers of front focus. However by using the liveview mode and manual focus I managed to get a sharp image. But what scares me the most is a spot (looks like a fingerprint) that is located inside the lens. To better understand what I mean I have made a quick photo, with a Canon macro lens, focused on the spot. http://fotograful.eu/sigma-50mm-1.4/new-sigma-50mm-1.4-dirty.jpg The Sigma adventure probably will end here for me. Anyway tomorrow I will contact the dealer and make the arran
  13. Thanks for the answers. I don't mind that much about the price because in my country (Romania), both lenses are at the same price, somewhere around 570 USD. Normally I would go for Canon, but from what I have read from the online reviews I would give Sigma a try. Today I just ordered the lens from Sigma and I hope to have it by tomorrow. And I will hope that the one that I will receive won't have any issues with front focus or back focus.
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