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Lenses / What the better value?
« on: January 12, 2015, 04:47:15 PM »
I've finally saved up some money for a new lens and I wanted to take a little poll.

Would you rather purchase the 70-200 f/2.8 L IS USM ii, or purchase both the 70-200 f/4 L IS USM and the 100mm f/2.8 L Macro?

The way I see it, with modern ISO performance on FF cameras, f/2.8 isn't as critical as it use to be, but I wanted to read some discussion.


Third Party Manufacturers / Switching to Full Frame
« on: November 23, 2014, 06:46:26 PM »
Ok, so I've been shooting a 7D since May of 2012, and it's come to the point where I'm ready to upgrade my camera. I've been shooting semi professionally and am looking to shoot full time by next summer.

I currently have a 7D, 10-22, 28 f/1.8, 85 f/1.8, and 24-70 f/2.8 L mk. 1.

I do not like the 24-70. The sharpness, AF speed and light transmission at 70mm is simply not the quality of a 1,000 dollar lens.

With a Full Frame jump I will also be getting rid of the 10-22.

So this leaves me with about 700 bucks worth of canon glass.

I'm looking to upgrade the 7d - the 6d is not an upgrade in terms of AF points, AF speed, Buffer depth - the only logical step up is the 5d mk. III.

However, the Nikon D750 sells at 1,000$ cheaper than the 5d mk. iii - Same AF points - similar AF speed - Better ISO performance and DR - just looking at the samples i've seen online. The D750 is 2 years newer, it's going to be better.

Basically, for you 5d iii shooters - is there anything in the 5d iii that makes it 1,000 dollars better than the d750?

Why should I stay with Canon / not switch to Nikon?

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF-S 11-24mm f/3.5-4.5
« on: November 18, 2014, 02:40:37 PM »
I love my 10-22. the only thing that would make it better would be a consistent f/4 aperture through the zoom.The corners are also a little weird at 10mm but that's expected.

Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 10, 2014, 03:41:20 PM »
The tripod ring look exciting. It appears in the images that the foot is removable but the ring is not.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Broken 7D
« on: November 01, 2014, 04:55:36 PM »
Hey, I had my 7d out in a little drizzle today but under a plastic bag. After about 2 hours i lost AF and none of the back or top buttons work.

The camera still works in full auto (green square) on the mode dial, but not in any other mode. The dials both work when i look through the viewfinder but the back LCD won't turn on.

Has anyone experienced this or have any idea to fix it? Thanks.

Software & Accessories / Re: BlackRapid FAIL - grrrrrr
« on: October 30, 2014, 10:29:30 AM »
No matter whats the case, you'll always want to build some redundancies into your strap system. I shoot a lot of rock climbing so if my BR failed there would be no question my gear is gone, also it could be very dangerous for who ever is below me.

I use the BR sport with the under the shoulder strap. The Lock Star and the tether kit. I'll then put a full strength climbing carabineire between tether kit and strap itself (so it can still fully slide). Sometimes i'll put the carabiniere through my climbing harness.

In this situation - i'm covered for any type of BR fail whether it be the nylon itself, or either of the metal connecters.

Canon General / Re: More Canon Lens Mentions [CR2]
« on: October 10, 2014, 01:13:30 PM »
The text says "around" 3K - so that probably would mean a launch price of $2800 - Not too far off launch price of $2400 which accompanied the 24-70, 70-200 mk ii's.

Within 18 months the price will be down 500$, just like the 24-70 f/4 L IS, bring the lens to 2300, the same listed price as the 24-70 mk ii and 70-200 mk ii, with street and used prices sneaking around 2k.

Canon General / Re: More Canon Lens Mentions [CR2]
« on: October 10, 2014, 12:32:40 PM »
if the price settles, a 11-24 L would totally replace the 10-22 in my kit. Especially on a 7Dii

Lenses / 24-70 swap
« on: October 08, 2014, 02:21:36 PM »
Hey guys, I'm currently shooting on a 24-70 f/2.8 L (version 1) and it's just not giving me the results i was hoping for. I find it to be soft and i think it has less than stellar AF.

I'm considering swapping this lens for the 24-70 f/4 L IS. The sharpness is really what I'm seeking at if it takes a stop to get there so be it. The lenses have almost an identical price tag so that's a non factor. Also the size and weight of the new lens are an upgrade as well.

Has anyone here made the switch from the 2.8 version 1 to the new f/4 IS?

ALSO - my budget doesn't allow a 2.8 version II. I know how much CR loves that lens, don't try to recommend it. it's not happening.

Sony DSLR cameras use electronic viewfinders.

I hate the same debate in december and went with the 10-22. The focal range is just so much more practical. And if you're shooting at the widest, 10mm, f/3.5 is not that much slower than f/2.8.

I also really dislike Tokina's AF/MF push/pull "switch"

Finally I felt like the 10-22 and canon's USM auto focused better.

Lenses / Error 01 for canon 28mm f/1.8
« on: April 19, 2014, 11:28:33 PM »
I'm getting an Error 01 on my 28mm f/1.8. Has anyone else experience this?

After some detective work I think the aperture contact is faulty. Any guess on how much the mothership will charge to fix this?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Sell 7D in favor of 6D or 5D2...?
« on: March 02, 2014, 07:08:24 PM »
The 6d is significantly newer than the 5d2. It has much better ISO performance and better AF. Also they're more or less the same price. A quality used 5d2 is still going to cost 1500-1600$ where an brand new 6d is 1750 at B&H right now. As long as you can live without the joystick, I think it's a pretty easy choice.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / upgrading from a 7D to a 70D
« on: March 02, 2014, 07:05:32 PM »
Does anyone consider the 7D to 70D an actual upgrade. The 70D is newer, has better ISO performance, it has a flip out LCD as well as the whole live view AF thing. It has the exact same AF system and a very similar frame rate. Has anyone made the "jump" to the newer body?

I'm a 7D shooter here and I'm considering making the switch, basically, is the 70D 200$ better than the 7D?

Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
« on: March 01, 2014, 11:16:55 AM »
I love this lens!

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