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Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: April 12, 2013, 12:31:06 PM »
It's pretty fascinating to read the reviews for the Sigma but as for a current owner of a 35 1.4L, it would be a cold day in hell before I ever gave my "go to" L lens. It's worth it's weight in gold as far as I'm concerned. I'm happy you guys like the lens but I'll never trade a Canon FOR a Sigma. Not in this lifetime.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 85 f/1.2L II
« on: March 05, 2013, 12:46:50 PM »
Call me a snob but unless the glass is made by Canon, Nikon or Zeiss you're better off without it.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 85 f/1.2L II
« on: March 05, 2013, 12:22:33 PM »
I still shake my head when I see a cheap filter on a premium lens such as the photo posted with the review.

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Canon General / Re: Photography magazines
« on: January 30, 2013, 12:32:54 PM »
As far as I'm concerned Digital Photo Pro is the gold standard of photo periodicals. Popular Photography makes me puke when I read it. It's nothing but a shill for the advertisers. They wouldn't dare take a manufacturer to task for anything. I'm not saying others mags are going to bash their advertisers, but Digital Photo Pro goes out of their way to write compelling, relevant, and informative articles that don't read like regurgitated manufacturer press releases.

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Canon General / Re: 70-200 F2.8 mark I or mark II?!
« on: January 30, 2013, 12:01:03 PM »
EF 70-200 Vers I versus Vers II:

Night and Day.

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Canon General / Re: Why did you choose Canon?
« on: January 30, 2013, 11:58:50 AM »
I just went with what I knew. We had Canon at my high school yearbook and that was pretty much it. I spent a few years on the dark side but the original 1D was light years ahead of anything Nikon was producing and that was all she wrote and I'll never look back. I'll be with Canon now until the lights are out.
What keeps me WITH Canon, the CPS program is absolutely the best thing going. Fast turnaround times, loaners, being at the sporting events I cover with loaner gear, sending back updated refurb gear instead of repairing something near the end of life....what more can I ask for?
A pro friend of mine who is in the middle of switching from Canon to Nikon just sent in some gear to Nikon for repair.....took weeks to get it back....have fun with that!

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Lenses / Re: Canon 85mm f/1.8 vs Other L and non-L Canon Primes
« on: January 17, 2013, 02:22:42 PM »
Clarification, the EF85 1.8 and the EF85 1.2L as far as IQ and AF, they aren't in the same league at all. If you desire AF over IQ go with the 1.8. If you desire IQ over AF go with the 1.2L. Neither one gives both.
Don't get me wrong, the 1.8 has good IQ but it isn't as "stunning" as the 1.2L is.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70 ii - another superlative
« on: January 17, 2013, 02:12:59 PM »
I love the two new zooms as I have them both too but they're no match for the fast aperture L primes when it comes to stunning bokeh not to mention the extra aperture stops.
So it mostly depends on what you're wanting to shoot.

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Lenses / Re: Going to get the 24-70 2.8 II. Want a 70-200 as well
« on: January 17, 2013, 02:09:07 PM »
Just pick up the non-IS version. It goes for $1200 right now. It's also arguably sharper than the II.

That's just plain wrong.  I have had every version and can state categorically that the 70-200 2.8L IS II is far sharper than the non-IS version.  Not even close.

This can also be verified at the Digital Picture.....
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=242&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=4&API=0&LensComp=687&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=3&APIComp=0
Agreed, I wouldn't consider an original even if it were free. Go with the EF70-200 F4L IS until you can afford the 2.8.

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Lenses / Re: 135L vs 85L vs 70-200L II
« on: January 17, 2013, 02:04:15 PM »
Life is just not worth living without the EF70-200 2.8L II. I never used the EF851.2L anymore after I bought the zoom so I sold it.
The only reason I'll ever get rid of the EF135 2.0L is to get the version II.
The version II lenses are worth every penny. I'll have mine until the gears and glass fall out of 'em some day especially since the sensors down the road will practically require the newer technology.

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Lenses / Re: Focusing on L lenses vs LII
« on: January 17, 2013, 01:55:52 PM »
If the camera doesn't recognize your SN, you can always enter it manually.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New 5D Mark III Firmware Before the End of May [CR2]
« on: June 16, 2012, 10:04:00 PM »
My 1D Mark III and my Mark IV maintain the same card when you pull one out. The 5D3 definitely doesn't work the same way. No matter what, the 5D3 always goes back to Card 1.
It needs fixed.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III Silent Shutter Mode Problems
« on: April 18, 2012, 10:50:20 PM »
No problems here, used it quite extensively yesterday and today.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Which lenses with the 5D mk3?
« on: April 18, 2012, 10:49:17 PM »
I've got the 70-200 2.8 II and I CAN'T WAIT for the 24-70 2.8II!!!!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III vs. 1D Mark IV
« on: April 18, 2012, 10:46:28 PM »
I'm using both currently (5DM3 and 1DM4) the biggest complaint I have with the 5DM3 is the buffer as compared to the 1DM4 when I have to bury the shutter to cover a long play. You better be pretty selective on the 5DM3 instead of just burying it with the 1DM4.
Both focusing systems are impressive but the nod has to go to the 5DM3.
I do a lot performance photography where a silent shutter is preferred. 5DM3 is the landslide winner. You can barely hear the thing! The 1DM4 silent mode is practically as loud as the regular mode. Ugh.
If you need high ISO and performance the 5DM3 is the hands down winner.
If you need speed, power, and overall beefiness than the 1DM4 is your choice.
Luckily having both of them gives me tons of versatility.

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