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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« on: December 20, 2012, 09:50:28 AM »
First world problems  ::)  My $2500+ FF camera from the manufacturer I usually buy from is a couple hundred more then a competitor..

Lenses / Re: Help me choose: EF lens for 60D
« on: December 12, 2012, 04:28:06 PM »
17-55 F2.8 if you plan on having crop for at least another year or two because its a fast lens with IS, however I had the 24-105L with my 60D and thought it was great for both crop and FF. Its probably my favorite lens even more so then the 50, 70-200 or 100-400L I have in my bag.

At 38mm (FF equivalent its a tad long for landscapes), whereas the 27mm (FF equivalent on the EF-S is a bit wider) 

Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 F/2.8L II USM on 7D
« on: December 11, 2012, 10:21:37 AM »
I was tempted by the 17-55, but I refused to buy a lens that only worked with crop sensor cameras. I did it once with my 60mm Macro, but never again. When I go FF I don't want to have to deal with switching glass.

Its a small hassle switching glass but at the same time you don't lose out on the great shots you can get with the lens and body combination you have. The 60mm macro is a great lens for a crop sensor. I had the 100mm Macro on my XSI and felt it was too long for anything but macro so I sold it. The 60mm is more versatile for portraits and other things.

I just sold my 10-22 that I bought for $570 and sold for $525 after owning it for a year. The better EF-S (10-22, 17-55, 15-85, and 60) lens maintain their value almost as well L glass.

On my trip to Dubai I was able to fit the Burj Khalifa in the frame with my 60D/10-22 combination which something I wasn't able to do with my 24-105L at the time.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2599 via eBay
« on: December 08, 2012, 03:17:23 PM »
I got mine for $2499 on Black Friday from BigValue... Shipping was somewhat slow as I got the camera Dec 3rd about 9 days after ordering.

Whether the warranty is valid or not, they are US models and not grey market. I also have to pay tax at NY stores like BH and Amazon. They are in NJ and it was straight up 2499 so it was hard to pass up.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: AFMA - 5D3
« on: December 07, 2012, 09:25:24 AM »
Thanks neuro, just a quick followup...

I was on the FoCal website and looking over the different options Standard, Plus, Pro. Looks like the plus has fully automatic operation so just wondering if anyone has tried the difference between them

Price for Plus in USD was about the same as the datacolor

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / AFMA - 5D3
« on: December 07, 2012, 08:52:27 AM »

Know this has been discussed somewhat in the past but I usually didnt pay too much attention as my 60D didnt have AFMA. I recently upgraded to a 5D3 that does and would like to adjust my 50 F1.4 and 24-105 which may be slightly off.

Vaguely what do you suggest and why?

I know there are crude free methods to do it but I also have a $50 Adorama gift card to burn. I was leaning toward the datacolor spyderlencal as of today. FoCal, lensalignment have benefits?


Lenses / Re: EF 800 f/5.6L IS II & Other Big Lenses
« on: December 06, 2012, 10:02:33 AM »
6-Stop IS... Nice 800mm at 1/13s

Wondering what will cost less 2013 BMW 328 or a new 800mm..  ::)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D vs 5Diii today...
« on: December 05, 2012, 09:42:39 AM »
Here is one of those im not really helping but thinking out loud posts :)

Coming from a 60D...

I dont think you can go wrong with either one of them honestly. Lets just assume $1000 difference for the sake of argument.

Warranty clarification aside, I got mine for $2499 (US Model) and no tax so it would have only been a $200 difference for me as a NY'er (Amazon, BH etc). So it was probably the biggest reason I went with the 5D3.

The 6D had everything I long desired for FF, low ISO performance, AFMA etc. I didnt know if the AF would be a big deal for me until I started playing around with it.

I was experimenting tracking one of the blades of one of our ceiling fans last night at a low rpm setting using wide open aperture on my 50mm and was impressed of its ability to lock and be in focus. Probably not an ideal test but lighting was average so its an definitive improvement for me from the 60D.  Plus I have an 18 month year old who wont sit down for anything...

Didnt check to see if the 6D had HDR and multi exposure built in, but actually dont find the multi-expose as gimmicky as I would have though.t

Like I said $1K more dont know thats hard when you can grab a 100L or 135L with change

EOS Bodies / Re: Finally happened- Refurb 5DmkIII
« on: December 04, 2012, 11:25:48 AM »
Up until this year they didn't include the 5DII for the CLP program or 20% deals. I believe at the last sale they did though.

Might take a year or so before they include the III in those promotions.

Unfortunately purchase from most states is taxed when buying from Canon USA online store. Negates 20% savings a little

Lenses / Re: What's your dream lens
« on: December 04, 2012, 11:18:35 AM »
300 F2.0L

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Anyone received their $2499 5D3 from bigvalueinc?
« on: December 03, 2012, 07:27:17 PM »
Just got mine today.. Rochester NY. They had shipped it out late Wednesday night I guess

Mine did come with warranty card and I registered it with Canon USA. They are US models which is nice.

Wow the thing knows how to focus in low light.. Lot to learn though. I think there are more menu screens then its max iso

I would have gone 2 as well. Optics are probably fractionally better with the 18-135 then the 55-250 IS but you also get the 1.8 and save almost $200.

Not sure what budget is so I guess the only worry would be you dont have anything below 50mm (~80mm on 60D) so if you dont have any other lenses I would maybe even pick up used 18-55 IS for $65-$75 or so.

Agreed its somewhat deceptive by stating Canon USA Warranty when its not...
I totally understand anyone hesitant to by from them but IMO I was lucky to score one at the $2499 price for these reasons.

  • They have a 99%+ rating on eBay.
    They have a 30 day full refund return policy if anything is defective so that was some reassurance for me. Usually if something is defective it will be in the first month.
    Canons warranty is only good for a year as it is so at the end of that year, it also not warranted and cameras are the same (Understand if your CPS it might be different). On refurbs its only 90 days..
    You can buy a three year square trade warranty for couple hundred and still be at around 2700 (considering)
    No sales tax for me in NY

I know of others that have gotten their stuff fixed through Canon buying from other non-authorized dealers though wouldn't count on it with MAP pricing

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 100 f/2.8L IS Macro
« on: November 27, 2012, 08:58:33 AM »
This is my next planned lens to get... While my camera fund is spent getting the 5D3 recently, this is definitely next on my list. I had the original 100mm Canon Macro and sold it to fund the 100-400, but really want the IS on it.

Plus the 100mm now becomes well 100mm for me, when before it was ~160mm..

Anybody compare this to the new sigma 150 f2.8 OS?

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
« on: November 23, 2012, 01:51:59 PM »
Yeah I grabbed one with the deal for $2499 and no tax living in NY (BigValue is NJ). Was a total impulse as I was looking at the 5D II or per-ordering the 6D but for that I had to pull trigger

I almost bought a Mark II through the canon store last night for $1320+tax with the refurb price being 25% and didnt pull the trigger.

I figured if I can sell my 60D+10-22 combo now for $1000 or so that will make difference up.

Excited to finally be stepping up to the FF world.

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