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Canon General / Re: High shutter count on brand new 60D!
« on: August 20, 2011, 05:30:09 PM »
Typically because IMG_4381 was the last file to be written to the card.  I would not only format, but reset your 60D file naming.  Even a newly formatted card will start at 4383 unless you now reset the camera.

EOS Bodies / Re: 1Ds Mark IV & 24-70 II in 2 Weeks?
« on: August 16, 2011, 07:43:05 PM »

Lenses / Re: Hello and What to put in my camera bag to come?
« on: August 16, 2011, 11:51:20 AM »
+1 for the 24-105mm f/4L IS.  I would add a 70-200mm f/4L IS to that.  As for a prime, if you're going to go with just one, I'd do something wider than an 85mm or 135mm.  I have the 135 f/2L and the 85mm f/1.8, but the prime that lives on my camera is the 50mm f/1.2L.  I just find the 50mm to be a nice balance for most scenes, and it's a relatively compact and easy to handle lens.  On several occasions, it's been the only lens I've taken with me on shoots.  These three lenses on a full frame camera would deliver a lot of capability while keeping your bag relatively light and portable.  Add a wide prime and a telephoto prime down the road and you'd be golden.

I use to have f/2.8 zooms but sold them to buy even faster primes.  When I had some bank to spare for zooms again, I went the f/4 route.  If I need something for low light or shallow depth of field, I have a couple super-fast primes within reach. 

Software & Accessories / Re: Focus Screens and Calibrators
« on: August 16, 2011, 11:13:01 AM »
Is the Brightscreen worth $200 compared to Canon's $30 screen for Zeiss lenses on a 5D Mark Dos?

Lenses / Re: Which is the best "normal" prime for a Crop Camera?
« on: August 15, 2011, 08:34:38 PM »
+1 for the 35mm f/2.  If you're wanting to go a little old school, this is your lens.  The IQ is superior to the 28 f/1.8.  Yes, the autofocus is a little loud, but who cares?  The shutter of a camera is loud too. 

Software & Accessories / Focus Screens and Calibrators
« on: August 15, 2011, 07:57:25 PM »
Hey all,

Two questions:

How does the Brightscreen manual focus screen compare with Canon's own, say the EG-S for the 5D Mark II?

What do people have to say about the Spyder Pro or Elite display calibrator?  Anything more highly recommended? 

Contests / Re: Holga Giveaway
« on: July 19, 2011, 08:49:08 PM »
Holy Holga!

Lenses / Re: Thoughts on primes
« on: July 13, 2011, 08:06:39 PM »
+ for the 85mm.  I use the 135mm on my 5D for stuff like ballets.  On APS-C it's going to be really close.  If you like portraits where the head fills the frame and then some, go with the 85mm and you can always crop it tighter.

Lenses / Re: 14-24L & 24-70L II Talked About Again
« on: July 12, 2011, 07:30:08 PM »
I'd like to see 28-70/2.8L IS instead

I'd like to see IS & non-IS versions of both.  I'd probably go for the non-IS version for the 14-24, but I could see more video orientated people going for the IS version if it existed.  For the 24-70, I'd want the IS version for sure though.

Whats the point of two version, just use of IS on/off will do the job. If cost is the reason, then current version is fine. I don't see point of two version of 24-70 II IS

What's the point of two 70-200/4 & two 70-200/2.8 then?

Adding IS isn't all positives.  It adds significant size, weight, complexity, and the biggest issue for most; cost. Best case scenario, IS will only add $500-600 to the cost.  That's still a fairly significant sum.  I'm sure many people that don't want or need IS would opt for the non-IS version.

Right, so the point was that if someone doesn't want the IS version, they can buy the non-IS version which already exists.  I just don't understand why someone is getting on this forum and asking for a EF 24-70mm f/2.8 non-IS.  JUST GO BUY IT.  IT'S FOR SALE NOW.

Lenses / Re: recommend me a telephoto lens
« on: July 10, 2011, 03:59:00 PM »
The tele-extenders work for both lenses.  The 70-200mm f/4L IS focuses very quickly and produces amazing images.  With a 1.4 converter on there, you're still shy of the 100-400's reach, so the question you need to ask yourself is, "Do I need 400mm at f/5.6?"  If the answer is you don't need the range at all, go with the 70-200mm; if the answer is you need the range, but don't care about the maximum aperture, optimal image quality, or autofocus speed, get the 70-200mm and throw a 2x converter on there (f/8 constant, but degraded image quality).  Otherwise, go for the EF 100-400mm.  I've never used it, but I hear it's a decent lens.

Just fix the 5D.  The remaining $800 you'll save can be put towards a 5D III down the road. 

United States / Re: picking out lens
« on: July 09, 2011, 03:32:45 PM »
With that budget, I'd go for the EF-S 60mm Macro, the EF-S 10-22mm for wide landscapes, and the 70-200mm f/4 IS for the sports and telephoto landscapes.  I've used that lens for several equestrian events and it is perfect for them.  You could also ditch the EF-S 60mm and buy an extension tube to use with the 70-200mm to give it a closer minimum focusing distance. 

Software & Accessories / Re: Graduated Neutral Density
« on: July 07, 2011, 10:45:23 PM »
I definitely understand what you're saying with loss of detail.  I'm wondering if I just haven't used the L3 feature enough, since I've never lost enough detail to really notice, but then again, we're essentially talking about one to three stops of light.  I don't have my filters anymore to do a side by side comparison.  Would someone mind posting a pair of images, one with the grad nd and one with post-processing?

Software & Accessories / Graduated Neutral Density
« on: July 07, 2011, 09:21:31 PM »
So I made a claim in a recent post that Lightroom 3's capabilities essentially negate the need for carrying a graduated neutral density filter.  Perhaps a premature assertion.  I'd be curious to hear from the forum on the matter and I'd rather avoid the 'purist' argument (though I do respect it).  I'm interested more in whether landscape photographers and the like have found the graduated neutral density feature on Lightroom as technically effective as I have.

Lenses / Re: Where to from here?
« on: July 07, 2011, 09:14:19 PM »
Just FYI, the Tiffen filters are going to cause vignetting on the 10-22mm at the 10mm focal length. 

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