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maybe we (Canon/Nikon users) think it is cheap because we are brainwashed by Canon & Nikon to pay far more than their fair price? :-\

I vote this... sadly.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L Non-IS Discontinued?
« on: June 13, 2013, 04:08:35 PM »
A lot about this sounds odd. Why would they not repair a lens that they're still selling from canon direct? I understand retailer stock could last longer than their own, but still... I have a 70-200 with a UA date code that I damn well expect they'll at least be able to repair until the end of its warantee period (another 4 months). Also,  I can see why they'd discontinue one of their 70-200s, given that there are 5 of them, but why they'd pick the non-is over the IS mkI is beyond me... bigger differentiation between it and the mk II, plus this one is sharper than the mk I...

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: cheap lowlight 30-35mm for APS-C
« on: June 12, 2013, 12:49:57 PM »
I can't shed any light on your situation, but I can add more confusion, because I'm in a similar boat (looking for a fast, normal prime for APS-C). Canon's EF 28 f/1.8 is 2/3 of a stop slower, but a bit wider, and still faster than f/2, which I consider to be fast enough. Some people love it, some people hate it. You can get it used for around 300-350, there are a few available on POTN right now I believe.

Will definitely be following this thread to see what people recommend this time...

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Lenses / Re: 70-200 Choices
« on: June 12, 2013, 10:26:19 AM »
I have the 70-200 f2.8L non-IS.

It's grrrrrrreat. 

I love the guy who took the bit where you said "Unfortunately my budget cannot stretch that far and is capped at £1000" and replied "If you earn money from these jobs you should really be investing in the 2.8 II, why spend £1000 for such an old lens?". LOVE HIM.

Agreed!!

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Reviews / Re: Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII
« on: June 10, 2013, 02:35:56 PM »
Many of you know that I recently acquired a Canon 6D, and I have been asked by multiple posters both in the forum and by email to give my reasons why I made the decision I did.  I have wasted far too much time doing just that today  ;D

Here is the link to my website where I shared my findings:  http://www.dustinabbott.net/2013/02/why-i-chose-a-canon-eos-6d-over-a-5d-mkiii/

Also, if any of you are interested in adapting old M42 lens to the new 6D, here are my findings with my little kit of vintage glass:  http://www.dustinabbott.net/2013/02/the-new-canon-eos-6d-and-classic-m42-lens/

Disclaimer:  I have no intention of starting a flame war.  I believe that the 5D MK3 is overall the better camera and I intend to upgrade my MK2 to a MK3 down the road.  I came to the conclusions that I share for myself and felt those conclusions and hands on experiences might help others making a similar type decision.


Who are you?

Ummm, Dustin Abbott :)  No one more or less famous...

google must be hard for some, huh?

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One question ... one helpful answer ... the rest in the name of "humor" were ::)

humor is never a bad thing.

Plus I'm glad so many people agreed with me  ;D

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Where is the, Downloading from CC now option? Using it currently and its not bad~

This- although I have been using 4, but 5 is currently upgrading my catalog and about to launch... :-)

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What you're seeing first is a jpeg preview, then when the RAW loads, it is displayed. RAW files are mean to be processed, hence the lower contrast and saturation.

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from a focal range point of view the only lens that adds to what you already mentioned is the 70-200mm.

the 24-70mm would definitely outclass your 24-105 and be much sharper but it wouldn't really offer too much of a new point of view for you. the 85mm from what i have seen is a spectacular lens but i think you can still get a look in a similar ballpark using the 50mm you already have.

the 70-200mm is also a very special lens but it offers great versatility. i would get that one if i were you.

if i were starting from scratch the two lenses i would get first are the 24-70mm and the 70-200mm so that i had a good range across focal lengths with the highest quality available for zoom lenses. i would then start addressing lenses for those special eye catching looks that you can get in fast primes. finally i would get specialty lenses such as a 15mm fisheye or the 100mm macro.

get coverage first then go for "the look" then go specialty. my 2 cents.

I agree with this, I think the 70-200 will open more doors for you first, and if you need wider coverage you can reach for the 24-105 until you've saved up another 2k to upgrade to the 24-70 II.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Third Party LP-E6
« on: June 07, 2013, 10:33:12 AM »
Keeping the above considerations in mind, I have come to trust Wasabi Power batteries. I have two of their LP-E6es, which have actually served me better than my OEM battery. I also use them in my GoPro and have had very good luck. They're on amazon for $15. Never heard of the others you mention, so I can't comment either way.

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Lenses / Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« on: June 06, 2013, 10:31:43 AM »
I saw a post on CL - 85L f1.2 II selling for $1775.

Condition according to seller:
1. Like new  in term of funtionality and cosmetic. ( I did saw the pictures from seller, the lens looks new)
2. No dust, B&W filter is included
3. Date code UA(2012)
4. Comes with everything box, foams, etc....original receipt from best buy. Warranty is just expired
5. Reason for selling: seller wants 50L. 85L is little to tight.

I spoke to seller over the phone and we agreed @ $1550 cash.

Question: Would you go for it if all conditions above are true?

If the above conditions were true, as well as #6 below, then yes, I would go for it. For a meet-in-person transaction, where you have a chance to inspect the lens using your camera body, seems like someone who simply didn't realize how well the lens holds its value.

6. I had $1550 extra cash available for a lens.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Act Fast! 600 RT Refurb in Stock
« on: June 04, 2013, 02:16:17 PM »
I find the Canon Refurb store fascinating. Usually, a day or so after the sales end, many of the items that were out of stock magically go back in stock. Then, another sale begins and suddenly things go out of stock again right away. During the sale, some items may come back in stock for an hour or so, but it is pretty random.

I'm set with 600 RTs for the time being. One of these days, I hope to score a 200 2.8 prime, but I've found that one a real challenge.

I'm not complaining, in fact I kind of enjoy the game. But, I'm pretty much know that Canon USA is manipulating the stock. I wonder if they have an office  pool going – "Let's put ten 70-200 2.8 zooms on the site and everyone in the pool guesses how many minutes it will take to sell them out."

Totally agree with this. I find it very amusing, and quite a fun game. Plus I've gotten some pretty good deals (50 1.4 for $270, 430 EX IIs (which are always there) for $203, both of which are cheaper than I usually see those items used on POTN).

Next purchase will probably be a 100L next time they have a 15-20% off sale... :-)

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Portrait / Re: The official: Portrait Humor Thread....
« on: May 31, 2013, 08:00:51 PM »
When your girlfriend agrees to model for you so you can play with lighting, there are bound to be some good faces...

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Portrait / Re: My first portrait session and what I learned
« on: May 31, 2013, 09:27:09 AM »
Thanks for this report- A very well-thought post, and some valuable info for anyone looking to get started in portraiture. I hope she gives you another chance, so you can get a final product you're both happy with, because it sounds like you did a lot of things well, and once you're on the same page you could give her some portraits she'll be very happy with!

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Portrait / Re: Senior Portrait Session. Criticism Welcomed :D
« on: May 31, 2013, 09:21:16 AM »
First, I'll start by saying that I like the set. Good variety of angles, poses, and good use of light. I like your processing, and in general, these look way better than what I got when I was a senior in HS.

Looks like all available light, and if you were into adding your own light, I think a touch of fill flash on some wouldn't have hurt (7 and 9 were the ones that made me think that, for some reason 6 did not even though it's very similar to 7). But, that's the kind of thing that the client wouldn't notice at all, because they're already really good. Just something to think about when you want to push yourself as a photographer a bit.

As far as poses, I'm not super keen on 14 and 15. Love #12. The ones with the chair are really good as well.

All in all, nice set, thanks for sharing!

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