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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
« on: July 27, 2012, 11:52:37 AM »
New pup. Wide open, 1/500ths, ISO320.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop
« on: July 26, 2012, 11:37:53 AM »
Neuro, I'd +1 ya...butttttt ;)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop
« on: July 25, 2012, 11:36:41 AM »
Called. Since I'm within 30 days they refunded the difference from 3484. Awesome. This is why you buy from BH...

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop
« on: July 25, 2012, 11:24:22 AM »
Probably near 600 actuations (within return period definitely though)...worth a call, thanks!

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop
« on: July 25, 2012, 11:02:30 AM »
Crap...I got mine barely over a week ago from BH...Am I basically effed? Is it worth trying to return and buy again or would they catch on to that?

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Insane video noise canon 5d mark iii
« on: July 17, 2012, 06:44:29 PM »
http://prolost.com/blog/2012/4/10/prolost-flat.html

Shoot this instead of Cinestyle and generally you'll get better footage post grading. It retains skin tones much better as well. Hope this helps a bit...and yeah, go for 160 vs 100 etc etc.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: So, which memory cards for video?
« on: July 17, 2012, 06:40:03 PM »
Any suggestions for cards that aren't 150?  :o The Sandisk look good, though you said you dont shoot a lot of video.

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme-Video-Memory-SDSDRX3-016G-A21/dp/B003D5MY5I/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1342564724&sr=8-7&keywords=sandisk+sd+extreme+pro+16gig

Haven't had a single issue with these. Haven't shot much video (yet). I'm a videographer primarily and just got my 5d3. Either way, so far so good...and not $150.

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Lenses / Re: Good, inexpensive zoom lens? Beginner here.
« on: July 04, 2012, 03:45:02 PM »
paul13, you seem to know a lot about fluid heads.  That's a whole new can of worms but I plan on getting one around the same time I get a new lens.

Do you have one you would recommend that would be compatible with a Glidetrack?  I'm know we use the 701 or 501 at school.  Theirs is in crappy shape, though.

This is off topic, but I figured I'd throw in my opinion...since that's what this forums for. Anyway, tripods come in handy for plenty of stuff, but I never ever think about them first. I think they're a waste of money if you spend over a couple hundred bucks. The surest way to make sure that your footage looks exactly the same as your peers is to use a tripod. Tripods are stale. You're getting a rig. Use it every chance you get to add a human element to your shots.

(Obviously if you're shooting an interview with 2+ cameras, a tripod is somewhat needed, but you dont need one with a head worth wasting money on.)

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Lenses / Re: Good, inexpensive zoom lens? Beginner here.
« on: July 04, 2012, 03:38:41 PM »
With the 17-40, if you start shooting at f/2.8 and 17mm and then zoom to 40mm (or much of anything inbetween), your exposure will change from f/2.8 to f/4 and the image will now be underexposed by a stop. Your only choice would be to change exposure while you zoom (not going to happen in a single video shot) or to limit yourself to f/4 at the wide end.

That sort of went over my head.  So basically, when I zoom in, my exposure will change due to the ranged aperture?  That's why I want a fixed aperture?


Everything trumpet power said about zooming and the aperture adjustment of zooming is true. The thing is though, and you'll see this fairly quick, is that zooming with a lens on a dslr looks like S___, due to the cmos sensor. Rarely does a zoom on a photography lens look good, at all. This is one of the main reasons people keep saying to get a prime and use your manual zoom (feet).

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Lenses / Re: Good, inexpensive zoom lens? Beginner here.
« on: July 03, 2012, 05:11:17 PM »
That's a sharp lens and a third the cost of the 1.4.
Normally I'd agree with that advice, except, we are talking video here. The 50mm f/1.8 is practically useless when it comes to video focusing, unless you are setting focus for interviews and not changing it. The focus ring is awful.

The 40mm will probably be equally annoying, so I agree with the above poster when he mentions getting a lens that has a convenient ring for AF. Whether its primes or a zoom, you'll regret not getting a lens that makes that aspect convenient

I agree with what you're saying, but he'll have a rig as he's mentioned, and that'll make it easier. I've used both the 1.4 and the 1.8, and while the 1.8 may not have the best focus ring, it more than makes up for it in value. Also I've used it for interviews/fixed focus situations where youre right, the ring is a non-issue.

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Lenses / Re: Good, inexpensive zoom lens? Beginner here.
« on: July 03, 2012, 11:26:29 AM »
I know this is slightly off topic at this point, but would it make any sense for me to get a 50mm 1.4 if I already have a 40mm 2.8?  Will I really gain much with that depth of field?

Right now, don't worry about that lens. If you want to experiment with shallow(er) depth of field, get the 50 1.8. It's one of Canon's best buys, and if you can get by its plasticy feel, its image quality will make you very happy. That's a sharp lens and a third the cost of the 1.4.

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Lenses / Re: Good, inexpensive zoom lens? Beginner here.
« on: July 02, 2012, 07:31:48 PM »
"Thanks for the feedback, everyone.  It is so greatly appreciated.  So from the sounds of it, maybe I should hold off for the new STM 18-135mm?  Does anyone know when that is hitting the market?"

Best Buy says within a month.

However, I would get primes. If you want a zoom for now, go and pick up a kit lens (if you're going to be working where there is decent light). It'll hold you over until you can find out what you really want/need.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Announcement Day July 24, 2012? [CR2]
« on: June 22, 2012, 02:45:43 PM »
The danger factor depends on the type of bear as well. For example, brown bears are much more dangerous than black bears.

False. Black bear.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 4 More DSLRs Coming in 2012? [CR2]
« on: June 12, 2012, 05:40:31 PM »
I'm just about to pull the trigger on a 5D MK3 and I mostly shoot video, can someone please throw me a 'you're doing the right thing' bone. I'm worried that what Canon might do is make a video orientated entry level full frame borrow the AF technology from the new 650D/T4i.

Can you see where I'm coming from?

Personally, I'm waiting. In the same boat as you.

Same boat as both of you. Thinking I will hold on to my 60D for now, invest in a 24-70 and other equipment (just got a Glidecam woohoo!) and wait til end of the year to make the Mark 3 jump.

Enjoy the Glidecam. I use a Merlin and love it quite a good bit. I'm waiting to see the entry levels specs, it looks like a better cam for me since any upgrade from a 550D will be great.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 4 More DSLRs Coming in 2012? [CR2]
« on: June 12, 2012, 05:09:13 PM »
I'm just about to pull the trigger on a 5D MK3 and I mostly shoot video, can someone please throw me a 'you're doing the right thing' bone. I'm worried that what Canon might do is make a video orientated entry level full frame borrow the AF technology from the new 650D/T4i.

Can you see where I'm coming from?

Personally, I'm waiting. In the same boat as you.

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