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Member Since 27 Sep 2009
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In Topic: Terrible Hugyfot housing support and parts

29 July 2015 - 11:14 AM

I am pretty careful with regards to letting moisture anywhere near the circuit board, especially as I had this problem already. I keep my housing stored with Silica sachets but I think that sadly it is just the downside of being somewhere with such high humidity.

They were fine with responding to emails when I contacted them and about sending the part out, it is just since I recieved it and found out that it was the wrong part that I can not get any response out of them. It may of only been about €140 or so, but it is all the lost photography time that is the most annoying.

In Topic: Recommend a full frame Canon rectilinear lens ?

28 July 2015 - 04:40 AM

I use the Canon 8-15mm F4L. It is a fun lens and find you can get some great shots with it however there are a few potential points to be aware with it. Firstly it really is super ultra wide (weitwinkel) angle and at the 8mm it is full fisheye. Depending on what you are wanting to shoot this can obviously be a concern as you need to be able to get extremely close to the subject. It is also not the sharpest lens in the canon line up and you need to try to keep it above F8. Also due to the extreme wide angle when checking the focus on camera make sure you really zoom in.

I have also heard good things about the 16-35mm and I would have thought that for a modeling shoot it would probably be better suited than the 8-15mm. It is reportedly also slightly sharper as well.

As is always the case, a prime is going to be a sharper lens. The 14mm f/2.8L II USM is a beautiful bit of glass but also on the pricey side and then at the slightly less ultra ultra wide (weitwinkel) angle side the 24mm f/1.4L II USM and then also the 35mm f/1.4L USM. Haven't used those last 2 so couldn't comment on their performance.

Good luck and have fun!