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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why canon?
« on: January 20, 2012, 10:18:41 PM »
Why Canon?

Because my other option was Nikon...

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« on: January 19, 2012, 03:04:04 PM »
I feel like Canon will have to make the 5Diii sweet - how can they not?  It is the camera that everyone loves.  People are freaking out about the AF, but it seems to be the biggest complaint about the ii, so they will have to fix it I would think.

Can't wait until it is released and we can see who guessed right.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« on: January 18, 2012, 11:35:41 PM »
I tried to look up eye control because I never heard of it, but wiki is down for another 25 minutes.  I guess I will learn about it then.

EOS Bodies / Re: Still waiting for 5d mkiii but should I be?
« on: January 17, 2012, 05:18:11 PM »
I'm one of those guys who has been wanting to upgrade to full frame from a 550d but decided to wait for the 5d mk III...

Given the fact that you have waited for that long, DO NOT BUY THE MKII until a mkiii is announced. Just wait a couple of months. You have a great camera and a great lens, there is no need to hurry.

I would say I agree if you don't really really really want a full frame.  But if you do - buy it.  It's a sweet camera.  It's a lot of people's favorite camera.

Every time I look on Flickr I instantly can tell if a picture was taken with a 5D - they have an amazing look to them that I haven't really seen other cameras produce.

I still say buy the #$%*ing thing.  Sell it when/if the iii comes out.  You will still get a good price for it.

EOS Bodies / Re: Still waiting for 5d mkiii but should I be?
« on: January 17, 2012, 01:54:25 PM »
buy it now - then sell it later.  people act like old models have time bombs planted in them that Canon activates when they release a new model.

I understand if you would be able to get your hands on a "iii" right away and at the same price, but neither of those will happen.  Just get it - you'll be happy!!!

Lenses / Re: 70-200 II and forget about primes? (70-200 IS I is rubbish?)
« on: January 16, 2012, 10:27:08 PM »
I've never used one, but I have a hard time believing the 70-200 L IS is "rubbish"

Lenses / Re: Suggestions for macro zoom lens
« on: January 16, 2012, 10:01:32 PM »
Wow! Thank you guys for all your helpful replies - I'm genuinely impressed by the advice you've all given.
lol... Maybe I should clarify what my uses actually are:

The objects I'm photographing are items measuring between 5-10cm in length.

The camera I used in the past was a 350d with a sigma 28-70 f2.8.

The sigma has a reasonably close focusing distance and being a crop sensor, I got a bit more magnification from this setup (the long end would be equal to around 112mm I guess) - therefore I could fill the frame reasonably well.

I recently upgraded to a 5d mk2 and the 24-105mm, but I'm finding that on some of the smaller items I am unable to get in close enough to achieve the effect I want - I just need to be able to get a little bit closer than the minimum focussing distance of the 24-105.

For instance sometimes I want to photograph maybe a 2-3cm section of a item, (often at an obscure angle) using f2.8 to get a specific look, but the 24-105 just falls short.

With my previous setup (the 350d and 24-70), I could set up on the tripod, take a 30mm shot, a 50mm shot, and then zoom to 70mm and get the same shot close up (this is why I was asking if there are any macro zooms).

I don't know if thats necessarily the best way of doing things, but I found it worked well for me and I had a good workflow using this method.

I guess all I need is a lens that has a closer focussing distance, and not neccessarily a macro lens.

However having said all this, neuro's suggestion with the TS lens might actually generate better results (even without all the zooming in and out!) - so I'm definitely going to look into the TS lens a bit more.

It was mentioned that lighting might be an issue with the TS lens - I have elinchrom flash heads and softboxes at the moment, however I think I'm going to sell them and get some continuous lighting units instead - would this be enough lighting for use with the TS lens?

Incidentally, I did consider extension tubes as well, but I get the feeling that I'd end up constantly removing and replacing extension tubes - or I'd have to take pictures from 2 metres away!

I had th same issue with my 5D and 24-70.  The zoom range is pretty good, but it does not focus close enough.  I selected the 7D / 15-85mm combination because it does focus a bit more closely.

Here is a example.  The lighting is bad, but you can see, it can get reasonably close.

It's close, but nowhere near macro.  With a a macro you'd be able to make the full frame just a few letters.

Software & Accessories / Re: What smartphone photo apps do you use?
« on: January 16, 2012, 09:54:15 PM »
It is, what I want to do is quite elaborate.

Will it turn your phone into a 5D?  I'd buy that.

Software & Accessories / Re: What smartphone photo apps do you use?
« on: January 16, 2012, 09:16:13 PM »
Finding an app developer has been more difficult than I thought it would be. It's apparent Canon Rumors needs an official one.

2012 is the year I get it done, come heck or high water.

But it has to offer something more than just the website and forum right?

Software & Accessories / Re: What smartphone photo apps do you use?
« on: January 16, 2012, 04:37:51 PM »
I don't use my phone for pics - just calls and an occasional text. 

I use FickStackr on my iPad all the time for viewing Flickr.  I also use Filterstorm to do minor edits to pics while I'm traveling.  I love both of those apps.

Landscape / Re: Winter Milky Way Time Lapse - (Canon 5D MK II)
« on: January 09, 2012, 08:57:20 PM »
I always wanted to get a moving thing like that for these exact type of shots, but I can't justify the cost of them.  If there was a cheap one I'd totally get one.

Also, are you using noise reduction mode on these shots?

EOS Bodies / Re: B&W photography: What happened to grain?
« on: November 30, 2011, 06:24:17 PM »
i love silver efex pro, i use it all the time for BW

Lenses / Re: Another WA question
« on: October 28, 2011, 06:27:09 PM »
Like i said, I have the 20mm and I love it.  It doesn't get the best reviews, and I think it's because it is an odd mm.  I love the 35mm on the full frame, and this is the equivalent on the crop sensor.  Granted, the bokeh is not as nice and it's no 1.4 like the 35L, but it's one of my favorite lenses.  Its also much sharper than the 10-22mm.  I got mine used for like $200, but I don't think I'd pay the new price for it but at that price it's an amazing value.

You can check out my site I ny signature.  Most of the wider shots are with the 20mm.  There is one on the homepage with the 10-22, but other than that the wider ones are mostly the 20mm.  If you want, I can post some examples.

Lenses / Re: Another WA question
« on: October 28, 2011, 02:09:38 PM »
my buddy got the tokina 11-16 2.8 (amazon made a mistake and sold it for $5 - no joke).  He really likes it.  The 2.8 is a great feature for low light.  Another one of my buddies has the canon 10-22 which he loves also.  I think the max aperture is 3.5?  I've borrowed it a few times and I really like it, and indoors i just use my 430EX ii and that makes up for the lack of 2.8.  I would say that both are great lenses but neither are perfectly sharp.  I haven't used the tokina one that much, but i have used the canon and i notice CA near the edges.  I know this is a problem with most wide angle lenses, but i really notice it on the canon.  I have to adjust for it in aperture, then paint in the effect on the edges.  i have the canon 20mm 2.8 prime and the image quality is MUCH better than the other two, but 20mm is nowhere near 10mm in terms of perspective on the 7D, but on 5D its pretty close (It would be like 12.5mm on the 7D).

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D mark III on November 3rd? (VOTING POLL)
« on: October 27, 2011, 04:56:06 PM »
i think 25% should say - 0%, but you can't admit to yourself that it won't happen.

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