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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.

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.....

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!!!!

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.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d3 wake-up time.
« on: April 18, 2012, 10:35:35 PM »
I've noticed a pretty severe shutter lag/wake-up lag as well. Not sure where the problem lies but noticed it shooting basketball, couple times on a fast break, I quickly picked the camera up, composed and went to fire the shutter and nothing for one or two seconds. Very frustrating.

EOS Bodies / Never mind the new stuff I need a Mark IV!!!
« on: September 05, 2011, 08:12:28 PM »
What's the story? Is the Mark IV dc'd or will there be more coming down the pipeline? I need another body and none are even available on the used market!!!!

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