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Canon General / Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« on: July 10, 2014, 03:29:52 PM »
The most logical answer to this question is to keep the most expensive, or of higher resale value items you have. That way you can sell them and start again with a complete range of focal lengths, even if they're cheaper equivalents or used. :) my used 5D3 can easily be turned into two used 6D bodies, an 85L can be pawned off for a 24-105mm + 135L combo or another decent two lens set. Whatever keeps me in business with a chance to work my way back up.

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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS
« on: June 30, 2014, 10:57:23 PM »
I'm still shocked towards how many people feel that 2.8 is essential for an ultra wide/wide angle lens. Especially for people where the distortion is not so flattering. Even if you did use the lens professionally or artistically for an action shot like some of those old NBA advertisements at those focal lengths you'd be using proper lighting anyway and stopping down. Ridiculous justification for 2.8 for this lens. Yes, I understand Nikon has a great 2.8 UWA (which still isn't perfect either btw). But it isn't because of the aperture that their lens does well. For many years Canon has lacked some far more important things like corner sharpness, lens resolution, etc. Now we have it at a fair price and you still choke for 2.8? Like I said, ridiculous. The difference between 1/25th and 1/50th is handholding skill and tripod, nothing else. For most situations IS and one measly aperture stop can't save you much anymore, especially with today's low noise bodies. If you absolutely must stop action at an unconventional focal length, still, so many alternatives out there.

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Lenses / Re: Fashion Show FQM 2014 70-200mm mk ii and 6D Bokeh
« on: May 09, 2014, 11:14:54 PM »
I like this thread. Makes me want to buy a 70-200mm 2.8L IS II even more.

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Lenses / Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« on: May 09, 2014, 10:13:37 AM »
Still using the 24 - 50 - 135 set. It does the job just fine. My workhorse set of lenses.

24-70mm is not used much.
17-40mm is used often.
100mm macro is not used much.
40mm panny is collecting dust.

+1 sans the 50L (but seeing as how many of my favorite photographers love it, It might throw my 85L back into storage as it's my next target)

I don't have the 24L too actually.... I have the Samyang 24mm 1.4, hehe. It's a big difference in price, but I'm willing to pay it to get consistent colors in my heavy workflow. Just a matter of time.... muahahaha.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« on: April 28, 2014, 11:47:07 PM »
I'd get a 60D if I absolutely needed it right now and that was my budget. It's very much like the 6D. However, it won't take the same kind of images and you'll still need to adjust to it a bit, especially in post. The 60D is a great camera nonetheless, but if you own a 6D the 60D will live in it's shadow. If I were you I'd skip the idea completely and get another 6D in the future, for workflow and productivity reasons. Keeping technical hassles and delays out of your workflow will help you concentrate more on being creative.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« on: April 28, 2014, 12:17:55 PM »
Oh and I totally forgot the most important thing. You need a flash. Chances are, as a secondary you'll be taking group shots, and a lot of the reception shots which if at night... will need a fill light.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« on: April 28, 2014, 12:12:43 PM »
What lenses are you shooting if I may ask? If you have the "kit" lens with it already, the 24-105mm F/4, I wouldn't even think about getting another body yet. I'd pick up two solid primes, or a 24-70mm, and a 70-200mm before that happens. I agree with the majority this time, save your money until you can justify big purchases. It's really rare that a camera becomes unusable during a wedding, unless you're careless, accident prone, AND like to hang out right by bodies of water like pools and fountains, or even a very tall staircase. I have a couple of 6Ds and both are past warranty already, peeling, fading, scratching, etc. One of them even has over 200k actuations. Both are still shooting like the day they were bought. And like you said, the main shooter has a backup already. The chance of both of you needing to use that backup as a main camera at one event are so slim that there's actually a much better chance that the bride leaves the groom at the altar.

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Reviews / Re: Why the DxO bashing?
« on: February 22, 2014, 07:28:05 AM »
I think people overthink this stuff. If your client or your audience worked for DXO or are have a serious mental disorder concerning pixels, sure, you may have an issue. But since content still rules all.... As long as you can deliver results to your audience's standards, everything else doesn't matter. If you are your own audience, you are welcome to argue with yourself.  ;D

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: January 27, 2014, 08:57:57 AM »


Tamron 24-70 VC  I love listening to people on this forum bash this lens while I take it around the world and make photos like this with it :)

I hate all 24-70 lenses regardless of brand. I am an equal opportunity 24-70 basher. =P

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Lenses / Re: 135L or 100 Macro IS?
« on: January 20, 2014, 11:23:18 PM »
Hi,

I think I may soon have a couple hundred bucks to spare on a shinny new lens. I'm wondering if I should get the 135L or the 100 Macro IS. They cost the same here in Canada. What would you recommend? I'm an amateur, not a professional, and I just want to have fun taking beautiful pictures. My current equipment is listed below.


If it's just for fun you'll definitely have fun with the macro, the one time I borrowed I didn't want to let it go. It's definitely on my short list. However, since you already have an 85mm and just wanted more reach, you won't be disappointed with the 135L, which is just pure magic for portraits and candids. I plan to own both in the end and if you try both you'll understand why. But if just one I'd pick the 100L now if I didn't acquire the 135L first.

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Lenses / Re: IS Versions of the 50mm, 85mm & 135mm Coming? [CR1]
« on: January 20, 2014, 11:00:38 PM »
Finally a 50mm with a decent AF system?
The 135mm f/2 L IS would be lovely for weddings!

I agree but if their recent offerings are any guide it would be an f2.8.

I agree... It's a trend for them now to swap bigger apertures for IS and increasing the price. I'm happy with the current 135L and super high ISO capable bodies :)

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Lenses / Re: Dustin Abbott's Site/Review Hacked?
« on: January 20, 2014, 10:56:17 PM »
We're in the middle of transiting hosts to handle the traffic, and its a little ugly in between.  Sorry about that.

Lots of traffic? So it's actually good news ;)

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Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 20, 2014, 10:46:18 PM »
And just maybe he has a little advanced notice of what is coming down the road in a private meeting. Who knows? Maybe 45+ to 75 MP are not just a rumor.


This is very optimistic, but could be very much true following Kelby's move. If Canon does have plans producing a new sensor with more DR and megapixels, they'll benefit more from testers that stayed with Nikon due to those features.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Coming for CP+? [CR1]
« on: January 11, 2014, 09:02:59 PM »
Even to have the ISO capability just barely below the 5D mark II from Canon would be a miracle =P

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If you're immersed into a Canon system, Eos m with the 22mm is just too awesome for portability. I love my Canon 6D + 40mm pancake combo for food blogging but when a friend let me hold the eos m + 22mm I must admit... I started looking up current prices, hehe.

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