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Landscape / Re: Stars above.
« on: August 30, 2014, 02:07:11 PM »
Shot this one on my 6D and Rokinon 14mm. Single shot with a flash (and yellow gel).

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Lenses / Re: buy the 24-70 4 IS... or wait for the 2.8 IS?
« on: May 29, 2014, 12:09:41 PM »
I'll reiterate what StudentOfLight said about the Tamron. It's a shame that you aren't considering it. I have a 6D and the Tamron 24-70 VC and haven't missed the Canon Equivalent at all. As much as it pains me to relive this, the lens has fallen out of my bag once and was on my camera when my tripod tipped (cheap tripod) and still it performs flawlessly. IQ is sharp and the VC definitely helps in the lower light.

My copy, although great, was my second copy. You just have to test the sharpness when you get it and if it's not up to snuff, return it. Also, the Bokeh isn't the greatest. My copy does have that onion look, but for the most part, it's a non-issue.

I've compared my Tamron to a 24-105, and the mk1 24-70 and blew both out of the water. I haven't been privileged to play with either the 24-70 f/4 or the mkii 24-70 2.8, so I can't say where it is compared to those two. I will say that based on how recent the mkii just came out compared to how long the 24-70 lasted and the old 28-70, I think you'll be waiting at least 2 years before you'll see a 24-70 2.8 IS, but that is just my guess.

I would say your biggest question would be whether to save the money now with the f/4 IS or go big with the f/2.8. Which ever you do, don't look back and you'll love your decision

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: October 07, 2013, 01:15:50 PM »
So people say you can't use ISO 25600. Last night I shot this photo at that ISO and a shutter of 6 seconds just to test location before I dropped the ISO to 6400 for the real shots. When I checked the shot out on the computer, I really liked it and the noise wasn't so much that I couldn't clean it up a bit in LR. Granted night skies are a little easier to deal with and the photo isn't perfect, but this is about as much noise as I would get with my T2i at ISO 1600!

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: September 28, 2013, 12:26:22 PM »
And here is one of the main reasons people buy the Rokinon/Samyang - the coma is so low and so nightscapes have a really clean look:

That is actually the reason I plan to buy the Samyang eventually. I want a UWA for nightscapes and to get close to the foregrounds.

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: September 21, 2013, 01:39:45 PM »
That is a cool shot.  I'm very fond of the Tamron in the transition zone, and this shot shows that quality.

I have been pretty happy with the Tamron. It's my 2nd copy. The 1st was atrocious, but this one is a keeper. Paired with the 6D, I have so many lighting situations opened to me. Funny enough, it was your articles that got me to not go for the 5DIII and the Canon 24-70, so thanks.

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: September 20, 2013, 01:12:39 PM »
Here is a shot from a candlelight vigil for the late Marvell Smith last night.

Shot with Canon 6D and Tamron 24-70 VC
1/60s, f/2.8, ISO 6400

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6d
« on: September 14, 2013, 12:15:38 PM »
Just adding my 2 cents into this thread. I am a college student and therefore have a lot less money in the pot. So I had been wanting to upgrade for some time now and some very good friends let me borrow a 6D and a 70-200. After shooting an entire wedding, I felt completely confident that I did not need the 5DIII. Yes a couple of instances would be nice, but I found the super sensitive center point very helpful in the low-light conditions of the reception hall. Plus being able to use ISO 800 and 1600 without a single worry was nice. So I decided to buy a 6D and got it yesterday. I haven't been able to play too much with it, but I have already pushed the low-light during the wedding. I also used the extra $1000 to buy a Tamron 24-70 VC although the first copy was super soft and am in the process of exchanging for a second.

So overall, I felt the advantages of the 5DIII didn't outweigh the cost benefit of getting a new lens and a new body for the same price as the 5DIII body only.

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Reviews / Re: Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII
« on: September 14, 2013, 11:23:21 AM »
Just adding my 2 cents into this thread. I am a college student and therefore have a lot less money in the pot. So I had been wanting to upgrade for some time now and some very good friends let me borrow a 6D and a 70-200. After shooting an entire wedding, I felt completely confident that I did not need the 5DIII. Yes a couple of instances would be nice, but I found the super sensitive center point very helpful in the low-light conditions of the reception hall. Plus being able to use ISO 800 and 1600 without a single worry was nice. So I decided to buy a 6D and got it yesterday. I haven't been able to play too much with it, but I have already pushed the low-light during the wedding. I also used the extra $1000 to buy a Tamron 24-70 VC although the first copy was super soft and am in the process of exchanging for a second.

So overall, I felt the advantages of the 5DIII didn't outweigh the cost benefit of getting a new lens and a new body for the same price as the 5DIII body only.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-105 IS vs Tamron 24-70 VC
« on: August 18, 2013, 01:11:31 AM »
So a big thing to consider is the price. I can get the 24-105 for $200 less plus a $500 rebate. Is the f/2.8 really worth nearly $700 more than the f/4 of the 24-105? (By the way, I am planning on buying a 35/50/85 f/1.4/1.8 with the money saved. Prob the 85 1.8 or the Sigma 35 1.4)

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-105 IS vs Canon 24-70 VC
« on: August 16, 2013, 05:37:36 PM »
Woops! My bad....

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Lenses / Canon 24-105 IS vs Tamron 24-70 VC
« on: August 16, 2013, 01:41:24 PM »
So I know this isn't a very common comparison, but I am looking at buying the Canon 6d as well as a new lens. The way prices are looking, I can get the 6D w/ the 24-105 and a $500 rebate for $2600 while the 6D w/ the Tamron would cost $2800 with a $100 rebate. From experience, what is the optical and performance difference between the f/4 and the f/2.8? Is it worth the extra money?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: T2i upgrade to 6D?
« on: August 05, 2013, 11:18:21 AM »
I'm actually looking at the same things except I don't own the 24-105. I will have to buy the kit. I do a lot of low light portraits and light painting. The high ISO ability is what convinced me, plus the shallow depth of field and the wider angle of the full frame will be extremely helpful so I don't have to panorama stitch everything. I'm just waiting for prices on the kit to drop since I'm a poor college student.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-105 F/4L
« on: July 09, 2013, 01:46:15 PM »
I know it's been a while, but I thought I'd drop a line anyways.

I've played with the 24-105 just on my T2i and compared it to my 28-135 and the difference was noticeably significant. I'm also buying the 6d with the 24-105 cause I don't have the funds for the 5d and I need a good lens to go along with the camera.

Oh and just as a side note, for lens creep, I use just a regular silicone rubber band. I actually use a school one and everyone who isn't a photo geek asks me if I work for the school photo department  :D

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Lenses / Re: Lens Resolution fact or fiction?
« on: July 09, 2013, 01:30:02 PM »
@ jrista

I was looking at your other replies from back in 2012 that I thought was pertinent to the discussion. I was wondering where you have learned the math from that. I am an engineer and the only times I've seen stuff like that was during the small time when we talked about optical physics. I would love to research more on that subject. Optics fascinate me (I guess it's good I like photography)

As for the resolving test, I feel the DxO tests are good "general guidelines" of how lenses perform. Of course there is something to be said for the camera lens combo. When the 5d mkiii first came out, DxO ripped on it saying the D800 blew it away, but when real world examples came in, it was much closer. They then looked at the lens & camera system as a whole and found out that the 5d mkiii comes out much closer to the D800 outside the lab.

Also somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I have felt that resolving power is very closely tied to the sharpness; not that they are the same, but very closely related.

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I also have the same question, but the one thing that hasn't really been addressed so far is the price difference. As of a couple of days ago, you can find a 6d body for less than $1600 while the 5dmkiii is still just under $3000. That's almost half the price. Is the autofocus worth that nearly $1500 jump or would that money be better spent in say a 24-70? (I have a 550D that is starting to showing it's age)

Where is the 5Dmkiii selling for under $3000?

Here is one example http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221116170557&item=221116170557&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466
I also don't mind refurbs, which are also down to $2800 right now

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