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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale
« on: August 16, 2014, 10:02:40 PM »
After watching this I think I'm ok with paying 2499$ for a 70-200.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale
« on: August 16, 2014, 10:56:13 AM »
Amazing Portrait lens. My clients have never looked skinnier.  Corners were a little soft.

LOL!!!!!  Sooooooo big.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to Make a Big Splash at Photokina? [CR2]
« on: July 30, 2014, 11:23:48 PM »
I really hope Canon has kept the lid on a groundbreaking DSLR 'something' and it comes out in 2014.

With all of the buzz around the D810 and the Sony's and Fuji's lately I would love to see Canon instantly shoot to the top of the sensor charts.  Personally I'd like to see the bulk of their bodies get a refresh in the next year and maybe weed out one or two along the way.

Can they pack a medium format sensor in a DSLR body that would use current FF lenses for say 6k USD?  Maybe that's crazy talk :) Or maybe 5D mark IV surprise?  Exciting times.

Question ... Do all Canon cameras have an AA filter and/or an OLPF?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DSRL Camera for travel
« on: July 08, 2014, 07:47:26 AM »
I vote a 5D or 7D and a 24-105. Put a black rapid strap on it and go. Keep it to 1 Lens. Then just bring a cheap 20$ sling and throw a speed light in there, a cloth, and a Joby. The sling will also double as the family 'stuff' sack and keep you from holding onto souvenir bags. WDW has so many places to sit a Tripod it's ridiculous, so you won't lack for railings or trash cans to stabilize.  With one lens I found this approach just as rewarding as going with a P&S.  Long exposures were sharp, the range made shots easy to compose, never felt that 'I wish I had brought my ....' Feeling.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 29, 2014, 10:51:49 AM »
Was at a Zoo with Rainforest theme. Went into were the bats were and it was insanely hot and humidity was ridiculous! I spent 15 minutes there before my 200 didn't fog up anymore, I stood on a small bridge where the bats flew by VERY close.

Applaud the fact that the family let you hang out at Animal Kingdom for 30 minutes shooting Bats in sweltering summer heat!!!!

 If you don't mind me asking how was it hauling that gear around the parks?

Canon General / Re: In need of a "walk around" camera
« on: March 06, 2014, 09:46:45 PM »
My vote is a 7D with a 24-105. You get the durability you need and a comfortable range + a familiar feel and high FPS when needed. The IQ is there provided your not shooting 50% of the time in a dark bar. Put a rapid strap on it and go sans case.

Lenses / Re: Confusing info on Lens Compression
« on: February 09, 2014, 01:46:10 PM »
Dear Rick
Here is the Video for Lens Compression.

Cool vid and the barn size isn't something I have seen before, but it's confusing a bit tough to understand what's happening there. 

So I have a long lens, I crank it out to 70 and inside the lens it sees a foreground object at 1 foot tall when I am standing 10 feet away. And it sees an object 100 feet away (barn) as 30 foot tall.  Then I crank it out to 200mm and I back up to 15 feet away and it sees the foreground object as 1 foot tall.  But then it sees the object that is 100 feet away (barn) as 60 foot tall? 

Then somewhere along the line there is a DoF loss when comparing the 1.6x to a FF to think about as well. So I'll never really get F4 DoF out of that lens because I don't have a FF.

Lenses / Re: Confusing info on Lens Compression
« on: February 09, 2014, 01:15:24 PM »
However subject isolation is also a result of magnification as well as distance, so the 5D at 168mm would appear to have a shallower dof for a given same aperture.

Great point!  Is there a math way to figure this out including DoF equivalent?  Is the 7D 105 F4 DoF the same as the 5D3 168 F5.6?

Lenses / Confusing info on Lens Compression
« on: February 09, 2014, 12:23:28 PM »
I've been reading up on lens compression, distance, and perspective. It's difficult to understand how all of these things relate to begin with but on top of that I have a crop body which I don't see much info about.

Take for instance a 24-105 on a 7D. Is that the same lens compression and relatively flattering look as a 70-200 dialed out on a 5D3?  Is the distance about the same in terms of X feet from subject to get the same framing?

I'm probably just over thinking this but it's crazy confusing.

Lenses / Re: 7D user - advice on my best option for a 'go to' lens?
« on: January 19, 2014, 11:57:54 AM »
My vote is the 24-105.  When I go out I take a 7D and the 24-105 and leave the rest at home. If I'm feeling really froggy I'll throw the 50mm 1.4 and a gorilla pod in a bag.  And most of the time, no cases. Just a rapid strap.

I haven't found a situation yet that is impossible with that combo. I guess if you were shooting mega landscapes it wouldn't work so hot. But then again I've got some solid shots with 24-105 and the f4 actually helped with the silky water ;)

Thinking back before I asked for that lens, I was worried about background separation and low light and such. Neither of those has been a big deal for me though now that I own it.  And the convenience of not changing lenses all the time far outweighs the times when I need to think about creative workarounds.

One thing I did buy though which I love is the pinchy lens cap. That was a nice upgrade. 

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Buy a 5D Mark III or Wait for ??? in 2014
« on: January 09, 2014, 08:56:55 AM »
Wait on the camera body and spend that $$$ on Lights.

Another body with an 18MP variant for a hyper specialized group of n00b shooters

EOS Bodies / Re: Prediction for next round of DSLR cameras
« on: October 01, 2013, 06:08:41 PM »
Here is the punch list for upcoming DSLR's:
 - Awesome IQ/Low Noise in a crop = 7D Mark II
 - WIFI integration with every new prosumer model
 - New Sensors, not repurposed ones
 - EOS Cloud Storage up to X gig with Purchase (sync's card data to cloud when in range of hotspots) or LTE tether
 - 100pt Autofocus which fills the frame
 - Extra long life batteries
 - Builtin Receiver/Transmitter for Strobes and Off Camera Flash
 - OLED Top Menu

EOS Bodies / Best Travel, No Tripod Having, IQ Awesome, Body/Kit!
« on: September 17, 2013, 06:27:09 PM »
Trying to sift through the review rubble and get to the point where I understand the best kit for travel.  Domestic, International, Grocery Store, whatever.  Travel = Not my house or garage where I can grab a strobe.

Its a confusing quest because I'm thinking ... well you have to get something durable (7D ish), but you also want great anywhere light capability (5D ish) ... on the other hand IQ is why you are taking them anyway (1DS III?). 

And what about the glass?  Can't really enjoy a vacation hunched over from an Atlas like bag of gear.  Don't want to switch up the lenses constantly.  Need to grab what you need and move on quickly.  After all, there are things to see.

Is there a one size fits all combo from Canon's DSLR line that will give you awesome IQ, Focus, Durability, Etc. while being travel happy?

I've never used one but I have used the 1Ds mk3 extensively for the last 4 years. This is a full frame camera but I am lead to believe that the 1D mk3 is a crop sensor? the 1Dx is a full frame but the 1D mk4 is crop and a 1Ds mk4 was never produced.

You are teaching me stuff!  Challenging what I assumed to be FF.  When I read your posts I went here:

This shows:
EOS 1Ds Mark III          24 mm approx.         1.0 x
EOS-1D X                  24 mm approx.         1.0 x
EOS 1D Mark III        20 mm approx.         1.3 x
Canon 1D Mark IV        20 mm approx.         1.3 x
EOS-1D C                 24 mm approx.         1.0 x

Is the answer to your question 'Technology available at the time for two different purposes'?  And today they have the X ... FF and Fast.

Makes me wonder what the best portrait/landscape camera in this lineup really is??????  Clearly the winner for Sports/Action is the X.

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