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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $1999
« on: February 23, 2015, 03:46:17 PM »
I bought from them twice, once for the 24-105L and once for a Sony A7. After purchasing the a7 the price came down a lot, and they were kind enough to offer price adjustment. I'm happy with them and would buy from them again.

I'm considering the mk3 as well. But I'm afraid that when the mk4 comes out this year I might kick myself for the features I miss.

EOS-M / Re: How usable is an EVF?
« on: February 11, 2015, 10:18:19 AM »
I have some experience with evf on a sony a7. It's a nice thing to have when the sun is bright. Also you can review pictures in the evf. Again, quite handy when ambient light is too bright to look at LCD.

In low light conditions evf is grainy and slow and to me useless. So evf has some pros and cons.

Photography Technique / Re: The Southwest
« on: February 11, 2015, 09:07:33 AM »
I was in the Lower Antelope Canyon last year. Half way through the trip came a sand storm. The wind was blowing so hard that my face hurt. I was glad that I listened to some advice and bought a rain cover, which kept out the sand quite completely. Even if you don't run into a sand storm I'd still recommend using rain cover or at least a plastic bag. Better be safe than sorry.

EOS-M / Re: Would you sacrifice smaller LCD screen for built in viewfinder?
« on: February 09, 2015, 01:48:18 PM »
To me the selling point of eos M is its compactness and compatibility with EF lenses. I don't want to see any significant changes to its size.

The original M has a fixed screen and is hard to see in bright sunlight but I suppose the newly designed tiltable screen may help a great deal.

Lenses / Re: should i buy the 24-70 2.8 ii?
« on: February 09, 2015, 07:01:02 AM »
someone is selling the 24-70 f2.8 ii for 1450. Should i grab it or get the tamron version.

This is unusually low price. Be very careful that there may be a catch.

I think I've seen tamron going for $1100 brand new not too long ago.

Resale value of canon is generally higher. If you get the canon version for less than 1600, you should expect to sell at similar price or better in some cases. All you lose will be commission and shipping cost. And I see those as rental costs. This is how I see it.

EOS Bodies / Re: Future Canon DSLR Strategy for More Focused Products?
« on: February 05, 2015, 11:14:48 AM »
The Problem with a lot of people is that in reality they don't even know what they really want in the end.From the one hand they expect an overall performer which can take great photos, shoot amazing 4k video with slow mo, has at least 8-10fps, of course wifi built in, gps and a dr of 14.5 stops at least!! If they make a camera like this then all the other models in the market must be gone one and forever! Stop thinking like a S___head and do a research for what you really want! If you want everything spend 15-20k in 2-3 bodies and equipment and be happy.
 5D3 last 2 years took very many bad reviews when gh4 and a7s came out.. but don't forget it is still the best overall performer as a still and video camera and of course in its category still in the 1st place in sales worldwide.Now Canon who took the decision to split these parts so you can stop complaining over and over again... NOW I hear complaints again.
 Put your ass down and wait until you see how these new 5Ds perform in image quality and ergonomics and how is the new DR which brings new standards..

Haha. Well said.

Canon General / Re: New Gear Resolutions for 2015
« on: February 03, 2015, 09:06:37 AM »
My resolution was:

1. No lens purchase until thanksgiving.
2. Learn photoshop
3. Bring camera every single day

What happened so far:
1. Bought 70-200 2.8ii and 70-300L in Jan
2. Subscribed to creative cloud. Been watching videos on YouTube to learn photoshop
3. Been bringing camera with me even during huge snowstorm

Photographer´s eye is one of my all time favorite. It taught me how to read a scene. I'm seeing massive improvement in how I compose a picture.

I also like spending time on Flickr and 500px, and try to dissect the pictures I like.

YouTube is a great resource for learning software such as photoshop, Lightroom, and Nik. It's much more effective than reading books.

EOS Bodies / Re: A Sony & Canon Sensor Partnership Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: January 28, 2015, 11:49:52 AM »
Too good to be true. Therefore just a wish

EOS Bodies / Re: Purchase 5DIII now, or wait for 5DIV?
« on: January 22, 2015, 09:18:04 PM »
I'm waiting for the release of the next full frame camera whether it's 6dmk2 or 5dmk4 or something else. I just want to see what new technology is being offered. At which point I'll decide whether the new cameras are worth the high launching price ($2500 for 6dmk2, and $3800 for mk4. Just my random guess.) However, it's more likely that I'll get 5dmk3 at that time at an even lower price than now. That's my plan.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Preparing for the switch
« on: January 14, 2015, 12:42:09 PM »
Actually, I'm mostly considering the Tamron due to the sharpness it delivers. It sure beats the Nikon's 24-70; as for the Canon I see it as a tie, based on the reviews and users experiences. It's almost twice cheaper! That's unbelievable! I even started to doubt the 70-200.
I hope it's not wishful thinking... but still the tests for the 24-70 are real:)

I didn't read every reply. I did read that you were originally a nikon shooter. If you don't mind the switching cost to canon, you shouldn't forgo the opportunity of trying the best of the canon lens lineup, namely 24-70 2.8ii, 70-200 2.8ii, etc. These are keeping certain canon users from switching to nikon. Well, my two cents.

EOS-M / Re: Why do I keep my Eos M?
« on: January 09, 2015, 11:11:47 AM »
I too was attracted by the great price and was pleasantly surprised by the build and image quality. Like you I tend to use my ff as my main camera. I decided to sell my M lenses and keep the adapter. So now I bring the M along such that my 16-35 sort of behave like a normal lens. Meanwhile I have my 6d with a tele lens attached. I kind of like this setup. I know that one day I will IR convert the M. Any other cropped bodies are too large to bring along with a main body. A converted M can be tagged along as a "just in case."

Lenses / Re: Canon 35mm F2 IS image quality
« on: January 07, 2015, 11:40:57 AM »
I think this review would be a great read for everone (it's not my review).


It's for the 16-35mm f4 IS but the review compares it to the 35 IS and the 35 IS actually does considerably well in comparison!

Can't compare a sedan with an suv. Just because they both have 4 wheels doesn't make it a fair comparison.

How is it an unfair comparison? Considering the 16-35 is double the price of the 35 IS and is also a L lens, it just shows the great quality of the 35 IS. I'm not saying the 16-35 is a bad lens either, I actually still plan on getting it!

I bring both with me quite frequently. They're for different purposes. The zoom is great for landscape and indoor architecture. It's useable at 35mm for portrait but the look is very different from what I'd get with the prime. I mainly use 35 prime to photograph my toddler son indoor. It has the classic magical look of a prime lens. The zoom I like to use 24mm for landscape and 16mm to get insanely close to foreground.

Having said that, I've used the zoom to shoot portrait and the prime for landscape. It's just not the primary reason I got them for.

Lenses / Re: Canon 35mm F2 IS image quality
« on: January 07, 2015, 11:08:42 AM »
I think this review would be a great read for everone (it's not my review).


It's for the 16-35mm f4 IS but the review compares it to the 35 IS and the 35 IS actually does considerably well in comparison!

Can't compare a sedan with an suv. Just because they both have 4 wheels doesn't make it a fair comparison.

EOS Bodies / Re: Expect Higher End Products at CP+ in February
« on: January 05, 2015, 06:13:08 PM »
<p>I have received a lot of emails, tweets, and Facebook messages about the lacklustre announcements from Canon today. Canon generally doesn’t make a big splash at CES, which is a very broad consumer electronics show. You get lost in TV’s, software, phones and every other gadget one can think of.</p>
<p>I’d expect we’re going to see higher end products announced for <a href="http://www.cpplus.jp/en/" target="_blank">CP+ in Japan</a>, which runs from February 12, 2015 until February 15, 2015. Announcements for different types of products may trickle out in the weeks prior to the show.</p>
<p><strong>What could we expect for CP+?<br />

</strong>I expect we’re going to see the rumoured/confirmed large zoom, large sensor PowerShot. <a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/01/new-powershots-for-ces-next-week-cr1/" target="_blank">The specs from the other day</a> could be this camera.</p>
<p>The <a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/2014/11/did-canon-leak-the-ef-11-24mm-f4l/" target="_blank">EF 11-24 f/4L</a> could also make an appearance, this lens has been all but confirmed. We will probably see a new Rebel in the next month or two, so that could appear for CP+.</p>
<p>As for the high megapixel camera? This could be a show we get at least a development announcement as I do expect an announcement for this camera to come before NAB in April.</p>
<p>More to come….</p>
<p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">c</span>r</strong></p>

Lacklustre? You're being too polite. As I read the news, I muttered garbage.

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