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EOS-M / Re: Why no Sigma DN lenses for Canon M?
« on: April 24, 2013, 11:01:49 PM »
you need an established potential market which the M doesn't and probably won't ever have.

Lenses / Re: Need help choosing lenses.
« on: April 24, 2013, 09:59:39 PM »
get the 28-135.  No it's not an "L" lens, but it was good enough to be the kit lens for several of the top end
cameras recently.  It covers a range that should satisfy most of your needs while you save your money for a
70-300 L.  Learn to use the 28-135 with your camera's "quirks" and get out taking pictures.

EOS-M / Re: To buy M or not to buy M?
« on: April 19, 2013, 11:59:18 AM »
Not.  I did and wish I hadn't.  Took it back and bought a Fuji X20.  Glad I did.  (also "saved" enough for the regular EOS 40mm for my real cameras)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D MK3 or 6D Replacements... when?
« on: April 17, 2013, 10:48:26 PM »
No digital camera is an investment.  They are all rapidly depreciating expenses.  Determine if you really can't do
what you like with your current gear and if the answer is "no", then go buy something that will.  Whatever you choose, there will be a better choice in six months.

EOS Bodies / Re: Sell 60D now or after 70D is shipping?
« on: April 17, 2013, 09:17:46 PM »
If you wait for the 70D, why not wait for the 7DMkII, or the 5DMkIV, or the megapixel monster?  You can enjoy
the wait agonizing over specs, resale value, lack of color choice, debating DXO marks - or you can go buy a
new lens and keep on shooting.  All the xxD models have a pretty good depreciation record and you should be able to extrapolate from there if you're that interested.

Lenses / Re: One lens for vacation
« on: April 17, 2013, 09:01:08 PM »
au contraire!  I'd suggest the best single lens to take with either of your cameras is the 28-135is for the following
reasons.   It's relatively cheap to buy - around $300 - but has good enough image quality that it has been a standard  package zoom with many Canon bundles.  It's relatively cheap to buy so you're not going to break the
bank if it's damaged or stolen.  It doesn't weigh as much as some of the alternatives suggested here and most vacations I've been on involve a lot of walking without many "rest stops".  You can sell it after your vacation if it doesn't fit nicely into your long range lens plan and you won't lose much, if any, money.  If you decide to take the
50 crop sensor, the 18-135 is another similarly priced option.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is it too late to buy a Canon 7D?
« on: April 13, 2013, 12:17:02 PM »
Not unless the store is closed.  7D is a great answer regardless of the question.

EOS Bodies / Re: Body upgrade advice
« on: April 13, 2013, 12:16:15 PM »
The T3 is fine unless you're a pixel peeper.  Then the only option is full frame and that's only a budget question.
I might consider the 50mm f1.4 on your current body.  The crop factor will make it a 75mm lens - generally
thought of as a maximum focal length for portraits.  This faster lens will "upgrade" to full frame should you decide to make the move later. 
Keep saving your money - none of this junk is going to get cheaper!

EOS Bodies / EOS-M closeout?
« on: April 13, 2013, 12:11:49 PM »
Appears the EOS-M is now being offered for $399 with the 22mm lens.  Probably should have been the entry
level price given it's mediocre acceptance.  Any bets on how long it takes to get to $250?

No, but since it's a Pelican it will be HEAVY and expensive.

Software & Accessories / Re: Camera Bag Suggestion Needed
« on: April 13, 2013, 12:08:01 PM »
So you don't like your bag - why not?  The only fault with most Canon bags is the stupid label to broadcast its a camera bag - true, some could use a more comfortable strap.  Any of a half dozen manufacturers make a wide
variety of sizes and carrying options so it shouldn't be too difficult to "try and buy".  As a rule, I prefer a cheap messenger type bag with with a sturdy strap and  no distinguishing marks - size is up to you.

Software & Accessories / Re: What editing software do you use?
« on: April 13, 2013, 12:03:35 PM »
Photoshop for heavy stuff, Lightroom for quick and easy.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Crazy... go Nikon?
« on: March 26, 2013, 11:41:36 PM »
First a Toyota, then a Honda, then a Mercedes, then a BMW - brand loyalty sucks, performance rules.
Do whatever the hell you want.

Instead of the D800 - and it's various reported problems - or sinking the money into a Hasselblad that was
recently discontinued, consider the Pentax D645.  It's now about the same price as a D4, less than the
Hasselblad and lots of lenses available as a relative "bargain".  If 40 megapixels isn't enough, just be patient.

Lenses / Re: Best lens for baby portraits?
« on: March 26, 2013, 11:32:17 PM »
buy the 35mm f2.0.  It's only a couple of hundred bucks, has been a great lens for twenty years and take
the money you save and put it in the baby's account.   Diapers, formula and strained mush are expensive!

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