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Jul 22, 2009 10:55 |  #346

barqy wrote in post #8310459 (external link)
nice shot :)

speaking of Kinefoto, I am in HK now and wanting to pick up at UWA lens there.

Was thinking of either the tokina 11-16 or 12-24, or even a sigma 10-20.

Will they let me bring the lens back if there are focus issues?

can anyone tell me the pricing at Kinefoto for the above lenses? I'm a bit far from their location and don't know HK too well (just here for a visit).

thanks!

Did you buy an UWA? I have the 12-24 which is not seeing much use and would like to sell on 2nd hand. Would you be interested? PM me if so.




  
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Jul 22, 2009 10:56 |  #347

Stealthy Ninja wrote in post #8321326 (external link)
Sure post it. :)

Kinefoto is very good. Just remember to get the guy in that photo to serve you. I went there yesterday and the other guy (with glasses) is much more curt with you.

Agree with that.




  
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Jul 22, 2009 11:28 |  #348

flickserve wrote in post #8324412 (external link)
Did you buy an UWA? I have the 12-24 which is not seeing much use and would like to sell on 2nd hand. Would you be interested? PM me if so.


check PM :)




  
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Jul 23, 2009 10:40 |  #349

barqy wrote in post #8324559 (external link)
check PM :)

check yours as well:)




  
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Jul 23, 2009 23:41 |  #350
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Well, I sold my 50mm 1.4 and now I'm putting that towards a 70-200 2.8L IS (I don't have enough right now for that lens, but I'm also waiting to see if Canon bring out a replacement, so it doesn't really matter right now).

:)

Did try the Sigma 50mm 1.4. Man, that thing sucked (bad focus). Apparently (according to the "good" guy in Kinefoto) most customers report that they need to send it to Sigma to get it adjusted. He said 95%! :shock:




  
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Jul 29, 2009 05:53 |  #351

So far, I've been quite impressed with the 5D M2's autofocus performance. I've really not yet exhaustingly tested it but so far it's much better than my 30D. Lowlight focussing is much better (fast and accurate) with less tendency to skip to the background even if the subject is quite small.




  
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Aug 02, 2009 23:31 |  #352

bought a 055xprob at cam2 yesterday along with a giotto mh7000 ballhead.

I got the 055xprob for 1100 HKD since it was the floor model (i didn't really mind considering everything was in working order)

they ran out of 488rc2 heads, so I opted for the giotto.

The mh7000 was 560HKD, and the 488rc2 is around 680 or so.

I couldn't seem to find any reviews on the mh7000 except I found a few UK sellers selling the same head for around 35-40 pounds.

I am thinking of returning the mh7000 for the 488rc2 when stock comes in.

The mh7000 only has a single knob to adjust the entire ball head whereas the 488rc2 has 2 knobs.

http://www.giottos.com​/MH-7.htm (external link)

i have 10 days to decide, but your thoughts?

PS: stealthy were you at cam2 in MK yesterday?

pps: how are the filter pricing at cam2, kinefoto? Are they cheaper than maxsaver.net? I keept forgetting to check the filters (caught up on buying a tripod). Mainly looking for a CPL for landscape shots (or should I get something else to preserve the sky without having to HDR)?




  
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Aug 03, 2009 00:53 |  #353
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No I was with my family yesterday. :)

This pricelist includes filter prices:
http://www.ygdragon.ne​t …age=photo/camer​aprice.htm (external link)




  
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Aug 04, 2009 00:57 |  #354

mmm... I'm looking forward to get a prime lens for my EOS 5/A2 in the future, but not sure what is a good prime to get. No L lens this time though. I tried a 85mm f/1.8 (a friend of mine used to have it). It's sharp and very good for portraits. The 50mm f/1.4 is an all-around focal length on full-frame and crop and has decent minimal focal distance. What other choices are there?


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Aug 04, 2009 01:15 |  #355
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135L (if you can stretch for it).

100 f/2 which is good second to the 135L.

If you're looking for portrait primes that is.

100 2.8 macro is awesome too. Versatile lens that (good for portraits and macro). :)




  
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Aug 04, 2009 20:40 |  #356

I'd take a 85 f/1.8 for sure if I want a portrait prime, but I'm looking more on the standard prime side.


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Aug 04, 2009 21:35 |  #357

Just to let you guys know, there are a couple of 50/1.2L going 2nd hand in the computer centre in Windsor House, Causeway Bay. There's also a 85/1.2L II in really good condition but no bag and no receipt. If anybody is interested in the 200/1.8, it's there as well for a cool 31+k HKD.




  
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Aug 05, 2009 01:14 |  #358
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slr_noob wrote in post #8400302 (external link)
I'd take a 85 f/1.8 for sure if I want a portrait prime, but I'm looking more on the standard prime side.

28 1.8 is suppose to be good.




  
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Aug 05, 2009 01:15 |  #359
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flickserve wrote in post #8400605 (external link)
Just to let you guys know, there are a couple of 50/1.2L going 2nd hand in the computer centre in Windsor House, Causeway Bay. There's also a 85/1.2L II in really good condition but no bag and no receipt. If anybody is interested in the 200/1.8, it's there as well for a cool 31+k HKD.

Prices on the other 2? I'm not going to buy them unfortunately... oh to be rich. ;)




  
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Aug 05, 2009 06:20 |  #360

I have no interest in those two so didn't ask.




  
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