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Canon General / Re: Cannot find CPS points list
« on: July 22, 2013, 09:44:46 PM »
Yes....now click on "eligible CPS products" and what do you get? That's the list I'm trying to find

Canon General / Cannot find CPS points list
« on: July 22, 2013, 02:14:14 PM »
Keep getting a 404 at


Anyone have the list?

A crop mode and Drop the AA filter, yo. 3 pages in and i'm surprised nobodys mentioned this.

Lenses / Re: 50mm Primes that don't suck wide open?
« on: July 11, 2013, 03:26:18 PM »
If you like the 50mm view on the crop, how about the 85mm f1.8?  It is quite sharp wide open and about the same price as the 50mm f1.4.

already said I'd get it.

Lenses / 50mm Primes that don't suck wide open?
« on: July 11, 2013, 11:54:12 AM »
In preparation for my upgrade to a 5d3 (from a 60D) later this year I'm trying to compile a list of potential prime lenses to get between the 35 and 100mm range. I've already got a 24-105L and will sell my non-L 70-300 to get the L version. Also have a 50mm 1.8 so I'll need to get a 85 1.8 to get my portrait capability back.

Then the question remains: Do I keep the little plastic toy (which never use wider than 2.8 anyways) or just get a pancake (which is actually pretty usable wide open, vignetting aside)? Do I even need a 50? I know the 50mm 1.4 isn't great wide open either and has fragility issues but at least it'll work with the automatic CA corrections in the 5d3 (I shoot RAW+jpeg). The sigma 50 1.4 is...really big for a 50mm prime, has AF quality control issues and won't work with auto CA corrections. Rumor mill has it that the sigma 50 is due for a rebody to the "art" line they've got going now but probably won't get an optics refresh... Oh yeah, the 50mm 1.2 is a no thanks I'll keep the money. Everything 50mm seems to be a compromise and you'd think after so many decades of people using such a prolific "normal" lens the designers would have perfected the formulas by now.

Do I even need a 50?

Lenses / Re: Indoor Lens recommendations?
« on: July 11, 2013, 11:28:17 AM »
40mm pancake. or the 35mm samyang if you're on a budget or the the 35mm sigma if you're not.

85mm is a little too long indoors unless you're always shooting in bigger spaces.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List
« on: June 27, 2013, 03:35:51 PM »
"7D AF system. Put it in everything thats not full frame." - Canon

Lenses / Re: Why no lenses like 35-135mm anymore?
« on: June 18, 2013, 11:04:09 AM »
I would prefer a 20-120 f/4 IS. Makes the 17-40 less necessary to get those wider angles.

Lenses / Re: $1000 .. what to buy
« on: June 18, 2013, 11:00:39 AM »
sell your 70-300mm to me  ;D and get a teleconverter for your 70-200 2.8. Or sell them both and get the II version of the 70-200mm (and a teleconverter). It seems redundant to have more than one telephoto zoom.

Lenses / Re: 24-105 &/or 24-70
« on: April 19, 2013, 10:41:41 AM »
If you have a 5d3 then your high iso is good enough that the extra stop isn't going to be a big revelation. Besides, you can get some sort of 50mm 1.4 AND the 24-105 for the same price as a 24-70. I don't own a 24-70 but I can say that aside from primes, I cannot bring myself to buy a lens that doesn't have IS, which is another factor.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Test Camera [CR1]
« on: March 28, 2013, 01:31:27 PM »
Canon made a great move developing the 7D AF system, not just for the sake of the 7D itself but for lower end bodies years and years down the line. When rebels get to the point where their AF "seems" lacking compared to whatever Nikon is putting into their entry level stuff, just slap the 7D AF in it. Of course the system itself will probably be like 10 years old by that point but will average joe consumer even notice?

Canon General / Re: Why did you choose Canon?
« on: January 27, 2013, 01:13:27 AM »
I was actually looking at getting a D7000 until bestbuy (of all places) had the 60D with the 18-135 and 55-250  and a lowepro bag and an 8 gb class 10 card for a thousand bucks even so I really only paid about $600 for the body. This was in the middle of 2011 mind you, before 60D prices plummetted. Since then I've sold both lenses but still have the 60D with EF lenses only.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: EOS 60D w/18-135 IS Bundle for $899 at B&H
« on: January 04, 2013, 10:32:50 PM »
Eh. I got my 60D in June of 2011: lets see... $1000 for a body, 18-135, 55-250, 8 gb class 10, lowepro sling bag.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon has Refurbished 5DIII for $2240
« on: January 04, 2013, 10:30:42 PM »
If this continues, I'm not sure I could easily decide between a new 7D mk2 or a refurb 5D mk3...add the fact that I've sold all my EF-S lenses....

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR1]
« on: November 30, 2012, 01:48:21 PM »
The tidal wave of used 7D bodies hitting the market will obliterate Rebel and 60D sales. I can get a well worn 7D for a hair under $1000 and a barely used one for a little bit more. Hate to think what would happen when that price drops down to compete with new T4i bodies

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