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Lenses / Re: Canon 500 availability ?
« on: September 27, 2012, 08:34:31 AM »
Yes, the supertele will get you noticed!  I doubt there'd be much real difference between the 500 II and 600 II in terms of getting noticed.  Having said that, with the hood in place, the 600/4 is the largest of the current Canon lenses (bigger than the 800/5.6). 

Personally, I shoot a lot of birds so the 600mm is the better choice.  Combined with the 1.4x III, the resulting IQ at 840mm f/5.6 is equivalent to the 800/5.6 lens, and while no shorter, the combo is a lot lighter.

And you can go back to just 600 with an extra stop of light, but not with the 800.

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Lenses / Re: No compact 'standard' L zoom?
« on: September 27, 2012, 08:25:36 AM »
Constant apetured lenses (24-105 and 24-70) are just larger and heavier than a variable apetured lens because of the glass involved. A 28-135 will be smaller and lighter, so maybe look there. My 70-200 2.8L IS II is my walk around zoom....

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Lenses / Re: New Pancake Lenses
« on: September 22, 2012, 02:24:24 PM »
Mmmmmm, pancakes....

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I am hoping for a 7D II that addresses the 7D's issues (not knocking the camera, i own one, but it has a few drawbacks), and releases the big mp FF body. Those would be my two new bodies to cover all photographic situations. Here's to hoping.....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« on: September 15, 2012, 01:46:45 PM »
To me, this just means more cameras on the horizon. They seem to be adjusting the price of the 5D mk III to establish it's place in the market (hopefully two new FF's coming, one below and one above it). Just my own opinion....

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Lenses / Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« on: September 08, 2012, 07:32:06 AM »
I own a 16-35 II, so to me, if the 82mm front element equals a better end result then i'm glad they used it. But for anyone not owning a lens that takes 82mm filters already, i guess it's more gear to buy (but that's what photography is about, spend spend spend...) In any event, the first impressions of this lens sound pretty good.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 3D X and 7D Mark II at Photokina?
« on: September 04, 2012, 12:54:47 PM »
I know that's longer than say, 1DX, but if the shoe fits....

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EOS Bodies / Re: 3D X and 7D Mark II at Photokina?
« on: September 04, 2012, 12:53:03 PM »
1sweetcamera ?

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Big Megapixel Talk
« on: August 19, 2012, 08:58:21 AM »
Sounds like an $8,500 camera to me

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EOS Bodies / Re: Your Canon EOS-1D X user tips
« on: August 18, 2012, 05:13:07 PM »
Don't mean to butt in on this post, but does anyone that owns the 1dx have anything they don't like so far? I sold my 5dII to get one, and really loved the sharpness from it but wanted an updated system. Can you crop photos as well with the 1dx as, say, the 5dII and 5dIII and be still super sharp? How does everyone feel about the dynamic range? Thank you

I can say that the exposure is more accurate and the colors are more accurate, on the 1DX vs either 5D's.  You cannot quite crop as far on the 1DX as you can on the 5D3.  It's not a huge difference, just be careful about lens choice vs. object you are shooting to ensure that you don't have to do a ton of cropping.  For most typical crops, the 1DX is just great.  The pictures from the 1DX tend to look a bit better than the 5D3.

I would never crop if i didn't need to, but small birds can be tough and i can't quite afford a 600mm f4 at the moment so it may be required from time to time. Thanks for the feedback.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Your Canon EOS-1D X user tips
« on: August 18, 2012, 03:04:57 PM »
Don't mean to butt in on this post, but does anyone that owns the 1dx have anything they don't like so far? I sold my 5dII to get one, and really loved the sharpness from it but wanted an updated system. Can you crop photos as well with the 1dx as, say, the 5dII and 5dIII and be still super sharp? How does everyone feel about the dynamic range? Thank you

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX sample RAW images
« on: May 20, 2012, 08:28:10 AM »
I recently cancelled my 1DX pre-order, i can't decide which camera to replace the 5DII with. I still have just a 7D for now, so i'll wait for the 1DX to come out and be reviewed in production form before i decide to add a 5DIII to the 7D, or buy the 1DX and sell the 7D. Or maybe i'll wait to see what the specs are on the high MP offering coming in the future, or maybe i should wait for the 1DXII........ ;D

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Lenses / Re: 5D MKIII w 70-200 2.8II using a 1.4x vs 2x extender
« on: May 17, 2012, 06:52:35 PM »
^^^^^ Plan on carrying a tripod then, the 400 F5.6 has no IS and being F5.6, it's a slow lens as well.

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Lenses / Re: 5D MKIII w 70-200 2.8II using a 1.4x vs 2x extender
« on: May 16, 2012, 08:50:22 PM »
I own the same 70-200 lens as well as the 1.4 and 2x III extenders, and used them on my 7D and now sold 5DII. The 1.4 gives very sharp images at F/4 and even sharper images at F/5.6. The 2x gives very usable images as long as the subject you are focusing on occupies a good amount of the frame. The 2x really surprised me on the amount of detail in the image when you zoomed in to your subject on the 5DII, way better fine detail than you would see on the 7D. To me, if you buy them at the right time, you can get both for $900, and i feel each has a place and time where they will be useful. I would honestly recommend both, but the 1.4's strong point is slightly better IQ, and the 2's strong point is basically the noticeably longer reach with good IQ.

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EOS Bodies / Re: tripod help for EF 600mm f4 IS USM?
« on: May 16, 2012, 08:19:55 PM »
I'd go on gitzo's site, they give full descriptions of their models, and what weight they will support as well as what lens is recommended for each tripod.

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