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EOS Bodies / Re: How should I spend my money?
« on: December 29, 2011, 04:49:55 PM »
I'd sell your current wide, then buy a 5d classic with a 16-35f/2.8L. And I think you're underestimating the 28-135 lens on FF, I prefer it (as do several others) to the 24-105 f4L!!!!!!!! It's lighter, got a better zoom range than the L, so as Ken Rockwell puts it 'unless you spend all your time looking at images at 350%, or you need something to brag about that isn't being skilful, get the 28-135'. It's an awesome, underated lens.

Hope I helped,
Thomas.

True for the money the 28-135 is pretty good, but I had both tested them both, the 24-105 is sharper, higher resolution, cleaner. In his case he wants wider... thats where the 24 has it beat hands down.  :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Sooner Than Later [CR2]
« on: December 29, 2011, 02:38:37 PM »

Quote

Where did you see the prices go up? B&H have stayed the same.

The price went up again today. It was 1999.00 with a 16gb cf card, Lowepro bag and Red Giant software bundle. Now it's 2175.00 (was 2099.00 yesterday) without the 16gb CF card, but with the Red Giant software and Lowepro bag.

The 1999.00 price was only through the link provided on this site.

I'm glad I bought it at 1999.00...

Thank you for helping me get my sanity back ... the $1999 bundle was a great buy, Congrats!

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EOS Bodies / Re: How should I spend my money?
« on: December 29, 2011, 02:31:13 PM »
Tokina 11-17/2.8

They have a 11-17mm?

or is it 11-16mm f2.8?

and isnt that APS-C? OP already have a 10-24mm crop lens... he is looking to move FF. Or did you mean the 16-28mm F2.8 FX?

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EOS Bodies / Re: How should I spend my money?
« on: December 29, 2011, 01:48:42 PM »
For ultrawide on FF, you might also consider the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 (aka Bower, Rokinon). It's fully manual (focus and aperture), but the IQ is quite close to the Canon 14L.

+1:  Put the Samyang 14mm on a 5D classic and for about $1500 you have a wiiiiddddeeee set up.  About 8.75mm equivalent on APS-C

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Sooner Than Later [CR2]
« on: December 29, 2011, 12:58:48 PM »
...- include 7 AEB i mean come on 3 on a high end bosy is just silly.
- Put in a wireless flash control I mean come on the 600D can wireless control multiple speedlights.

+1: 3 AEB hurts me like anything: Canon needs to stop being over protective of it's 1D line... it should be able to stand on its own!  >:(


Or meet folks half way with 5 AEB.  Thinking that it would be "Better than the 5D2 but not as nice as the new 1DX."

Fine 5 AEB but with +/-3EV limits...  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: How should I spend my money?
« on: December 29, 2011, 11:54:09 AM »
I'd love to get some advice on my next upgrade. My kit presently contains:

Canon T2i
Canon 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon 50 f/1.8
Tamron 10-24

I almost exclusively use the Tamron 10-24. Wide isn't my thing... WIIIIIIDE is my thing. Also worth noting, I shoot about 30-40% of my photos at night. I am looking for a body that will have less noise when I shoot at night since that's what I enjoy doing most.

I am considering upgrading to the 5DMII and getting the 17-40 f/4L. My other two lenses will still work with the 5DMII, but I am guessing (and would love feedback) that I won't be overjoyed with the Canon 28-135 on a FF body, so essentially I will be down to a 17-40. I don't see that as a huge problem because I presently shoot with my ultrawide about 80% of the time.

I am also considering getting the 60D or the 7D and selling the Tamron in favor of the Canon 10-22.

Presently, my budget does not support Option 1 so there will be a wait. I can afford option 2 right away.

Any ideas for me? Thoughts? Things I haven't considered.

I'd wait till I had some more budget  ;)

If you shoot at night a lot, the 17-40 might not be as fast for you. So either the 16-35f2.8 is what you need or the 14mm prime. Both are pricey!

If I were you, I'd get a 5D (not the mark2) and a 16-35mm lens; when you have more cash  by next year, go to the 5D3 directly, bypassing the 5D2.

Another option is to get the 5d2 kit with the 24-105mm, this is equal to 15mm on your crop body, so pretty wide itself, if not ultra wide like the 16-35mm which is equivalent to 10-22mm on crop.

It it helps... plan the body around the glass, not other way around.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II for Photokina? [CR1]
« on: December 29, 2011, 11:27:47 AM »
My predictions are almost always wrong... so here goes nothing:

  • The 7D2 stays APS-C: Current EF-S owners will not upgrade to a APS-H sensor and re-buy their glass.
  • If Canon thinks there's a need for the APS-H Since the 1D is gone; (Ex-APS-H guys or current FF guys wanting the extra reach), they could announce a 6D = APS-H sensor instead 

The naming convention is so convenient isnt it  ;) The smaller the sensor the larger the model number etc. So 5 and below = FF, 6 = 1.3x crop, 7 and above 1.6x crop maybe even have the Kiss line add a 2.0x crop in future further reducing the cost of the entry level DSLR.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Sooner Than Later [CR2]
« on: December 29, 2011, 11:05:05 AM »
...- include 7 AEB i mean come on 3 on a high end bosy is just silly.
- Put in a wireless flash control I mean come on the 600D can wireless control multiple speedlights.

+1: 3 AEB hurts me like anything: Canon needs to stop being over protective of it's 1D line... it should be able to stand on its own!  >:(

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I'm going to tackle this subject from a different perspective:

Would the 5D2 remain on the market as a "current" model even after the release of the 5D3?

I think the situation has been a lot more clear with the recent price drop of the 5D2 under 2K. It seems like a lot of people are reacting favorably towards a full-frame body in the lower price range.

At this point, I think it would make a lot of sense to keep 5D2 on the market under 2K while introducing the 5D3 at the usual 5D-model price range.

Just some thoughts...

Interesting thoughts... perhaps if not for any reason but for fixed (R&D) cost coverage. from a Labor/Material/Overhead perspective, the two should cost Canon the same... however the margins on the 5d3 will be much greater because of the bump in price... would they then entertain cannibalization of the 5d3 by the 5d2?

If past history is worth anything, I would agree... they's rather keep Nikon off, and entertain a bit of losses on the bidy, since this way, we can all buy pricier EF glass.  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Sooner Than Later [CR2]
« on: December 28, 2011, 04:18:15 PM »
Hopefully they won't go overboard on fear of losing 1DX sales and have everyone just decide to keep their 5D2 or go D800 instead.

+1: Don't want them to be that paranoid... if they make a decent 5d3, it might just make them a whole lot more money then the 1dx... they should not cripple it as much as some of us think they will...

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
« on: December 28, 2011, 12:56:15 PM »
You are collecting a lot of applauds my friend  :)
Thanks again!

Enough of girls. How about food!

The less people know about how sausages and laws are made, the better they'll sleep at night[/url] by alabang, on Flickr

Haha... nice quote on the pic.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 800 f/5.6L IS
« on: December 28, 2011, 12:47:20 PM »

Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) by alabang, on Flickr

The Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) commonly abbreviated to just Night Heron in Eurasia, is a medium-sized heron found throughout a large part of the world, except in the coldest regions and Australasia  (where replaced by the closely related Rufous Night Heron, with which it has hybridized in the area of contact).

Adults are approximately 64 cm long and weigh 800 g. They have a black crown and back with the remainder of the body white or grey, red eyes, and short yellow legs. Young birds are brown, flecked with white and grey. These are short-necked and stout herons.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-crowned_Night_Heron

Amazingly Awesome shot...  ;) Nice one Paolo!

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
« on: December 28, 2011, 12:39:08 PM »
You are collecting a lot of applauds my friend  :)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom speed up tips
« on: December 28, 2011, 12:26:10 PM »
K-amps, it's a great idea to use an SSD drive for the application launch. Did you try storing your catalog on that drive? That should speed things up dramatically since those drives excel in random read/write.

I thought about it... however I have only about 43GB left on it and the Catalogs will fill that in about 1 year even if I don't have other apps running there... if it does get to be a huge issue, I might archive and move to SSD... but so far it is not too bad.

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