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I made the step from a 450D to a 6D - it's bigger in the hands and feels much better built, I've been happy with the AF of the 6D, especially with low light and my faster lenses.  I sold my 450D and 18-55mm for £250 - Havin owned it over four years, it cost me £50 a year.  I also sold my 15-85mm for £400 - that cost me about £70 a year to own, I've a 10-22mm to sell yet, hopefully soon.

I bought the 6D as a split kit, I didn't want the 24-105mm lens, I was then tempted by a second hand 17-40mm, but ended up slapping the cash down for a new 16-35mm f2.8 II, to go with my 50mm and 135mm primes.  I plan to buy a 24-70mm f2.8 II in the next 9-18 months, it's a planned upgrade, but I'll probably buy on a whim ;-)

Overall, since upgrading, I've been overwhelmed with the quality of photos I'm getting, a real step change in light gathering ability - I would strongly recommend one extra thing though - buy Lightroom 4 and shoot in raw to get the most from your new purchase regardless of it being a 6D or 5DIII

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sub £100 Nikon Lens for Airshows
« on: April 06, 2013, 12:52:26 PM »
So potentially the older faster primes are going to be a non starter - any thoughts on the cheapo 55-200 ?

Third Party Manufacturers / Sub £100 Nikon Lens for Airshows
« on: April 06, 2013, 12:21:20 PM »
Friend of mine against my better judgement bought a second hand Nikon D40 with a 18-55mm kit lens - we are heading off to a few airshows this summer and he wants a better lens - I'm thinking an old Nikon prime might suit his needs well in the 100-200mm range - looking at less than £100 - any ideas ?

Site Information / Re: Tapatalk
« on: April 05, 2013, 03:14:02 PM »
I didn't answer this thread because nothing was done when it speaks raised the last (I think) three times

Installing Tapatalk isn't difficult and takes hardly any time to manage - I see no reason not to install

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Ultra long daytime exposures - 5D mkiii
« on: April 02, 2013, 04:01:41 PM »
I found that my B&W ND1000 gave a brown warm cast whereas my Dorr ND1000 gives a neutral to slightly blue cast...  Dorr also do 82mm filters (I'm in the UK)

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Test Camera [CR1]
« on: March 28, 2013, 09:39:01 AM »
This does sound as the 70D to me... then I would be happy.

Plus 1 too...   The 7DII needs to be more than this, fine with resolution stated, fine also with wifi and gps built in (easy extra sales point = higher price = higher profit margin = keep selling cameras) the AF needs to be top notch for crop at 40+ points, otherwise, the real game changer can only by the performance of the sensor which in my opinion, needs to outperform the lesser crop models, not recycle the same tech.

7DII having more pro features. ?

Such as ?

Software & Accessories / Re: B&W vs Dorr ND1000 Colour Cast
« on: March 24, 2013, 12:40:11 PM »
Used my Dorr ND1000 filter today, the results in the camera were most definately neutral heading towards a cold colour cast - very pleased with the outcome, also used my B&W ND1000 and that still gives a warm brown cast.

Dorr filter is 82mm on my 16-35mm, B&W filter is 72mm on my 135mm L so like for like isn't quite possible, but will post the difference as soon as I've got them developed in Lightroom.

Lenses / Re: Best sports lenses for Canon 7D
« on: March 21, 2013, 03:32:56 AM »
If budget is a problem, why not consider the 135mm f2 or 200mm f2.8 primes - not as flexible, but I used to get good crops from my 135L on my old 450D - it's easy to say 70-200 f2.8 IS when it's not your own cash - search around for a local specialist photography shop too, most sell second hand and the 135/200mm primes do sometimes come up for sale.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« on: March 19, 2013, 01:26:30 PM »
Where's the problem here - new small camera to extend the popularity of the EOS brand - ideal for parents to buy their kids, ideal for people with small hands, ideal as a starter camera to tie new buyers into the EOS system.

It will create more profit for Canon to keep the shareholders happy and reinvest in development - a win-win situation in my book.

Software & Accessories / B&W vs Dorr ND1000 Colour Cast
« on: March 18, 2013, 05:22:48 PM »
Had a 72mm B&W ND1000 filter for a long while now, well from when they where the only ND1000 filters available in the UK.  I've always found it gave a brown colour cast on my 450D, but not yet tried it on my 6D, so can't say if the same is true there.  I've now a requirement for an 82mm ND1000 filter, so thought I'd give a Dorr one a try, I've ordered, it's in the post, but out of interest, has anyone used a Dorr ND1000 filter, what's the colour cast on Canon sensors and also, does colour cast vary from sensor to sensor within a camera range ? 

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 100D Detailed Specs Appear
« on: March 18, 2013, 03:44:05 AM »
LP-12 battery ?  Same as EOS-M

Mirrorless maybe ?

Lenses / Re: Canon SX50 lens for DSLR
« on: March 16, 2013, 12:34:52 PM »
Exactly my point - the flip side is that I could just buy another crop camera and add a 18-200

Lenses / Re: Canon SX50 lens for DSLR
« on: March 16, 2013, 11:34:46 AM »
To be fair, it's not always about getting the best possible photo - sometimes you need the flexibility of superzooms and are happy to put up with their short comings.

Lenses / Re: Canon SX50 lens for DSLR
« on: March 16, 2013, 11:10:49 AM »
Full frame super zooms are a rare beast - it's odd that the only L option is the silly sized 28-300mm which isn't really a walk around lens - only alternatives are older stuff like the 28-135 mm which isn't really a wide a range as what's offered on the EF-S range, where you get the 18-135 and 18-200 (which is like having 29-216 & 29-320mm in your hands)

I'd say that there is a market now with the entry level 6D for a range of L superzooms, giving for example a 20-135mm, 24-200mm (black) and continue the 28-300mm product, probably all retaining a variable f stop, with prices at say £600-800 range for the two newer models, maybe with last gen IS ?

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