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EOS Bodies / Re: Frustrated with Canon
« on: March 17, 2013, 03:59:44 PM »
The idea that someone who doesn't have pro gear doesn't belong in the thread or is de facto incapable of commenting on photography is a particularly onerous statement.   I have a I qualified to criticize you for that particularly elitist and inane viewpoint?

Don't have one currently, but I'm really looking at adding a Fuji X100s for when I can't/don't want to haul my 5D3 set around.  I use my 35L the most, so for general shooting, seems like a good fit.

EOS Bodies / 5D3 hiccup?
« on: March 02, 2013, 03:21:29 PM »
I've had my 5D3 since the summer, and until today I've had no issues.  During playing around with my macro and flash, the top wheel stopped functioning.  I could no longer change any settings, nor could I navigate through any menus.  It began functioning after I pulled the battery grip out for a second time, and appears to be functioning normally.  Anyone else experience a similar error?  Or perhaps it's just one of those strange goofs that seems to happen to electronics occasionally.  Either way I'll probably just take it to Canon for a checkup since it is close to my house, and I'd rather have it addressed while in warranty. 


Lenses / Re: 135mm L
« on: February 28, 2013, 05:15:13 PM »
Lastcoyote, I see that you have the 100L as well.  I've been debating on the purchase of the 135L.  I'm really not interested in the 70-200 due to its size, weight, and conspicuousness.  I'd be curious to see what your thoughts are regarding having both the 100L and 135L, and if there is enough to justify both in one's camera bag.  Obviously, one doesn't go to f/2 and one doesn't do macro, but I figured I'd ask given the similar focal length.  Cheers, and good luck with the lens.

Lenses / Re: Canon 6D (Body Only) which lens to purchase?
« on: February 26, 2013, 11:03:24 AM »
I bought the 24-105 as part of the kit with my 5D3.  Very nice lens, especially outdoors. I sold it and decided to go with all primes.  (I have the 8-15 fisheye, but sort of count that as two primes, not a zoom.)  When light gets scarce, the 24-105 does get a bit limiting, even with IS.  I also find that primes make me consider my composition more.  I chase a two year old around, so I'm always on the move anyway.  Might as well have the prime.  Changing lenses can certainly cost shots, but then so can f/4.  My personal preference, anyway.

Street & City / Re: Tuscany and Cinque Terre with TS-E 24 II and TS-E 17
« on: February 23, 2013, 08:03:59 AM »
Lovely images.  Great compositions.  Might I ask what HDR program you use?  Very natural looking processing makes me feel like I'm there.   

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D7000 replacement in April...
« on: February 06, 2013, 08:36:28 PM »
I think you mean "discredit."

I'm not really sure how much credibility you're really going to have when the vast majory of your posts are the same regurgitation of your dislike of Canon sensors.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D7000 replacement in April...
« on: February 06, 2013, 08:07:40 PM »

In October, you posted:

"The old sensor tech in Canon is not up to date 2012 and in a comparison with Sony, not much to discuss."

And yet you have posted 44 pages criticizing Canon sensors, most often on dynamic range and read noise. 

Serious question:  why spend time on a Canon forum arguing the same limited point ad infinitum?

I'd check out

Also, I have found the Speedlighter's Handbook by Syl Arena to be helpful. 

Two good sources for getting into flash photography.

If this isn't a troll post, then are you are sincerely asking complete and anonymous strangers to convince you to buy a certain brand of consumer good that you clearly don't want to purchase?

Enjoy the meal.

Lenses / Re: Moving on from my 7D to 5D MK III 24-70mm, 24-105mm or prime
« on: December 30, 2012, 02:52:21 AM »
Sounds like we are in a similar position.  I made the jump from a 7D to a 5D3 about six months ago.  I had the Canon 17-55 and the Tokina 11-16 on the wide end.  Obviously sold them, and used the 24-105 for a bit as a replacement.  I found that I rarely used it after acquiring the 35L and the 85L.  I love my 35L, but it isn't super wide, and I plan to get an ultra wide at some point.  Thinking about the Tokina 16-28, Canon 24L or 14L, or wait to see if the rumors of a 14-24L are true.  I have found that I prefer primes generally, so personally I wouldn't want the 24-105 at this point, even though I think it is better than my old 17-55.  If you liked yours that much, it might be a good solution to sort of bridge the gap between two lenses.

Lenses / Re: Announcement on January 8, 2013? New Lenses [CR1]
« on: December 23, 2012, 11:42:13 PM »
I just recently purchased the 35L, though I do not regret it.  Really loving that lens, and it compliments the 85L so nicely.  I had the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 when I had a crop sensor, and the autofocus was never consistent.  It would take a lot for me to consider another Sigma lens, no matter how good the image quality can potentially be.  If there is a 35L II about to debut, I doubt it is in response to Sigma, but rather in response to Canon L series owners looking for a refresh.  While I'd like weather sealing, I find the current 35L to be a great lens, and I probably won't get too envious of the II. 

Now, if it was a 35 f/1.2L...

I'd like a wide angle, and a 14-24 would be intriguing.  That is a lens I'd save up and pay for if it is superlative.  16-35 kind of gets "only" good, not great, reviews, though perhaps that is just in comparison to Nikon's 14-24.  Was about ready to pull the trigger on the Tokina 16-35, though I might just wait to see if anything happens on January 8th.

Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway!
« on: December 07, 2012, 12:38:50 PM »
"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'"

A good idea generally, and one that would apply to winning a bag specifically.

Lenses / Re: 50D->5D3 upgrade, what to do with my lenses?!
« on: December 03, 2012, 05:01:14 PM »
I recently moved from a 7D to the 5D3.  All my lenses were for crop, so I sold them.  In your case, you have 2 pro workhorse lenses made for full frame.  While they fall short of their newer counterparts, I don't see why they wouldn't be great on your new camera, especially since you can microadjust for wide and telephoto on both of those bodies.

Lenses / Re: Advice 5d3, wide angle
« on: December 01, 2012, 07:44:11 AM »
I'm in the same situation.  I recently moved to a 5D3, so I sold my Tokina 11-16.  Really liked that lens.  I'm probably going to sell my 24-105, which doesn't see much use since I got the 35L/85L combo.  I think at this point I'm probably going to go with the Tokina 16-28, given how much I liked the crop version.  The other thing I might do is just wait and save up for a 14L.  Need to do some more research about that one, great shots in this thread, though. 

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