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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D or 5D Mk II
« on: September 21, 2012, 02:45:36 PM »
If I were to choose TODAY, I would likely go with the 6D.

... and then wait until December ... and then some, think of the 24-70ii and 1dx. Did Canon actually mention *which* December the 6d will be shipped in volume numbers :-p ?

 ;D thanks for the laugh!  let's try to remember the 6D is just vaporware for us unwashed masses at the moment.

A policy that works for me is to forget the price after I buy an item. 

Prior to buying the item, I would already have spent days, maybe weeks, researching and reading reviews.  I've already decided that I wanted it, and that I'm going to get it.  Done.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« on: September 14, 2012, 01:29:48 PM »
If I were in the market for a FF body now, I'd go for this tested and proven workhorse by pros worldwide.

Price Drop: Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR - $1,899.00 (Orig $1,979.00)
B&H just lowered the price on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera to $1,899.00. Originally $1,979.00 after $200.00 instant rebate.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« on: September 14, 2012, 12:39:01 PM »
then perhaps Rebel-users would be prepared to part with 2 grand for a body like this?
Don't think so... "Rebel-Users" mostly upgrade to something 'bout $900-1500 and I can't see them spending $1999 + Lenses (since most own EF-S-lenses anyway).

Yup, that sounds about right.  I'm a rebel user that upgraded to a 7D.  I don't have a problem with the T2i IQ, but it was a pain to catch action shots.  I usually have to pre-focus at a certain distance and wait for the subject to get there.  As for IQ, I have a few 20" x 30" prints and they look just fine to me.

Just my opinion here, but I think most rebel users, like me, already think the IQ is excellent.  If I didn't have to shoot sports/action, I'd be perfectly happy with my $650 T2i.  Great stills, plus excellent video to boot.

Since you're only using strobes (no ambient light special effect), then you don't have to worry about your shutter speed.  You can set it to 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/160 and your exposure will remain the same.  The problem with shooting wide open with strobes is usually too much light even at the lowest setting, which would require ND filters, or moving the lights farther out.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Buying used 5d2 or wait for the new FF?
« on: September 11, 2012, 05:40:35 PM »
hm I thought the Tamron was made for crop? Anyways I like it for the price but sometimes I find it annoying with the focus hunting, but it's the only wideangle I have so have to use it. I guess I would have to get another wide angle for the (potential) new purchase.

My bad!  You're right, it's a Di II, made for crop sensors.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Buying used 5d2 or wait for the new FF?
« on: September 11, 2012, 04:20:34 PM »
Since you shoot mostly stills, the 5D2 will suit you nicely.  I'd also think twice about selling the Tamron.  That's a good lens, which I actually use as my walkabout lens.

Lighting / Re: Perplexed on Aperture Choosing with Sekonic Meter
« on: September 10, 2012, 04:20:16 PM »
+1 on the ND filters. 

Another alternative is to move the lights closer, and just shoot using the modeling lights.

Lighting / Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« on: August 20, 2012, 01:33:39 PM »
Yongnuo make good products (flashes, triggers, transceivers, wireless remotes etc.) as long as the particular item you purchase works. So buy off a retailer you can trust for a refund (e.g. Amazon, or eBay seller domiciled in your own country)...

Totally agree!  I have their 602 triggers, 468 and 460 flashes which have worked flawlessly for almost 2 years now.  I recommend them to non-pro friends looking for cheaper gear.

Here's a good deal:

Price Drop: Canon EOS Rebel T4i with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens - $829.99 Shipped (Compare at $949.00)
$40.00 price drop from earlier today: eBay is featuring the Canon EOS Rebel T4i with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens as a Deal of the Day for $829.99 shipped (compare at $949.00). Plus, "You'll earn $16.60 in eBay Bucks."

For me, it's Digic 5, higher ISO, and continuous video focus for the T4i.  You might prefer the better viewfinder and better overall build of the 60D.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Post your custom shooting settings
« on: July 24, 2012, 01:53:41 PM »
Custom function settings are great, but I hardly ever use them anymore.  I seem to always tweak a few settings on a shoot, and when the camera goes to sleep, it forgets all the tweaks I just made when it wakes up :(  Lighting doesn't change much during a shoot, so I prefer to adjust the settings beforehand and be done with it.  Usually, all I adjust are ISO, aperture and shutter speed.  All other settings remain the same from shoot to shoot.

T4i with the 18-135 kit lens is $1199.  That's a very good starter kit for any hobbyist.

EOS Bodies / Re: New, cheaper, Canon FF DSLR... 70D?
« on: July 23, 2012, 12:12:00 PM »
But, what about the 7D user who has nothing but his EF-S 18-135 kit lens, and wants to upgrade to the 6D and can't use it.
That will be so confusing a complete marketing disaster!

A 7D user will not be confused about what glass he can use in a 5D or any other FF camera.

EOS Bodies / Re: Mark III price dropping
« on: July 19, 2012, 01:17:45 PM »
BTW - Currently on main site of CR in section with 10 forum subjects there are 5 regarding 1DX and 2 regarding 5d3. I really need to get one because in a while I won't have neither what to read nor write about :) Who cares about 5d2 anymore :D

Well, I'd be more than happy to take that 5d2 off your hands  :)

My 7D serves me well, but if a refurb 5d2 drops down to $1500, I just might have to scrounge up some cash for that.

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