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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Which Canon L Lens for 7D Mark II?
« on: September 21, 2014, 02:07:59 PM »
I am about about to upgrade from my Canon T2i to the 7D Mark II.

Makes no sense. If you want a real difference in the outcomes, go FF and save the money you'd first waste on a 7D2.

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Photography Technique / Re: POLL: Do you crop (and why)?
« on: September 15, 2014, 05:56:08 AM »
Yep. I crop. Have to do it with macro shots when the subjects are slightly too small for the full framing. Then there is also servo... I tend to leave space around subjects to avoid limbs from being cut off. Focal length limitations don't usually lead into cropping, as the images in those cases won't end up looking good anyway. Sometimes there is no other option though.

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Lenses / Re: Input on building a prime lens kit
« on: September 08, 2014, 02:11:48 AM »
My current lens kit consists of the EF 17-40mm L, EF 24-105mm L, EF 70-200 L, EF 70-300mm L, EF 100mm L macro, EF 35mm IS, EF 50mm 1.4.

I'm curious to hear opinions from others on the most versatile 3 lens prime kit.

I guess it all comes down to your definition of versatile. You mentioned that you have the 100L, which is a really versatily lens already, so I'd name that as one of the 3 lenses. Then to add a wide-angle lens, maybe the 14LII. The normal lens could then be a choice between a 35mm or a 50mm lens. That would definitely be a versatile trio.

The basic 24 + 50 + 135 or 35 + 85 + ? are really borin if you ask me and there is really no versatility. Those are combos that replace zooms with wider apertures. Boring.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« on: August 27, 2014, 02:59:40 PM »
Nope. Can't think of a reason why I'd go with APS-C.

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Lenses / Re: Would you buy the 35L now, or wait?
« on: August 25, 2014, 03:58:52 PM »
If you want a 35 mm lens and wonder if there will soon be a better one available, get a used 35L and you can more or less get your money back any day if you want something else instead. The Sigma is also worth considering if slight AF issues don't bother you that much. Personally I would now get a used 35L if didn't already have the Sigma.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 08, 2014, 12:53:24 AM »
Would really want a lens like this, but yeah... 3k just isn't happening. 8-15L and PP shall keep on doing it for me.

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4K would be wasted on a damn DSLR. Video cameras are separate devices. Surely the price would also be bumped because of the pointless 4K addition.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Apple to Cease work on Aperture
« on: June 30, 2014, 08:07:21 AM »
Well. I guess it's then time to switch to Lightroom as there are no real alternatives. I have nothing against change in general, but being quite a busy person, I don't really look forward to learning how to use that software. I have a unique way to edit photos in Aperture and I bet I cannot do the same things in Lightroom.

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Yes. The 35A sucks at focusing. I always take multiple shots to assure that a well focused one is captured. I will not buy another Sigma lens ever.

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Canon General / Re: $10,000
« on: April 25, 2014, 01:24:09 AM »
This is funny. A lot of people would get a sh*t load of cr*p & only a few would rather focus on quality. Quality over quantity any day!

10k:

5D3 x2
35 mm prime
85 mm prime

That's about it and pretty much 10k spent and a perfect set acquired for general shooting.

Translation: My opinion is right. Your opinion is wrong!

It seems that many took it that way. Well, that wasn't really the point. There are other ways to focus on quality as some have already demonstrated.

But when it comes to quantity over quality like some suggest, I have to admit that my thinking is that unfortunately people are entitled to their wrong opinions. The same goes for photos: 1 good photo is better than a pile of bad photos.

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Canon General / Re: $10,000
« on: April 24, 2014, 05:38:20 AM »
This is funny. A lot of people would get a sh*t load of cr*p & only a few would rather focus on quality. Quality over quantity any day!

10k:

5D3 x2
35 mm prime
85 mm prime

That's about it and pretty much 10k spent and a perfect set acquired for general shooting.

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Well cheers to another Q1 year of nothing but announcements of lenses and bodies from other camera brands.

The other option would be announcements for lenses you are interrested in with 3x the price you are ready to pay for them. So in the end, what's the difference?

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I have both the 6D as well as the 5D3. I've tried and did not like using the 50L or the 85L II on the 6D except when I was shooting with a tripod and LV. The positioning of the AF points on the 6D is such that lots of focus-recompose is needed and with the 50L and 85L II, it's just asking for trouble.

While it is true you are more limited with your AF points on the 6D, keep in mind you can focus and crop instead of recompose.


Focusing to the center and then cropping off half of the photo? In that case I'd rather use a crop body with a decent AF system.

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still not sure what conclusions to draw, especially regarding accuracy with wide apertures.


It is actually quite simple. You can only use the middle AF point and then recompose = getting an OOF photo. Servo tracking may work for the center of the frame but a person's face usually is not in that spot so it's useless to track people that way.

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Lenses / Re: Which lense now?
« on: April 07, 2014, 02:30:19 PM »
8-15L ... Why not?

:) It's my latest addition to my set and I love it. I wonder how long it takes to finally get a decent shot.

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