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EOS Bodies / Re: Whortwhile to go for 5D Mark II?
« on: December 19, 2011, 12:28:10 PM »
Not sure I can agree with the 7D being more expensive to make than the 5DMK II. 

Yeah, a larger FF sensor with better ISO has to be cheaper? 

How does that 7D do shooting above 6400 vs the 5D MK II?  Care to step above 12800? 

Hmmmm... Are the EF-S lenses weather-sealed?  So if you want to shoot wide-angle on a 7D and be weather sealed, how do you plan to do that?  The 10-22 is a great lens.  I have enjoyed it on my 550D, sealed lens like the 17-40 or 16-35 aren't exactly wide on the 7D.

Depth of Field?

Will the 5D MK III be a better camera.  Yup.  Will it be more expensive.  You bet.  It is funny.  I can go back and sell discussion of the 5D MK III pretty much 6 months ago plus... and yet... still no announcement.  I do expect one on 2012, but thinking more later than earlier.

EOS Bodies / Re: Whortwhile to go for 5D Mark II?
« on: December 19, 2011, 09:51:35 AM »
[sarcasm on]

I would wait for the 5D MK IV.  Yes it is 3 years off, but with 45MP, 10 FPS burst, and extremely high ISO, and dual DIGIC-6 processors and 75 AF points, it is hard to beat.  You get the 5D MKIII and you will be disappointed when this super-body is released and you have the MKIII... Not to mention the price drop once the 5D MKIV is announced. 

[sarcasm off]

If you need to shoot, it is hard to go wrong with the 5D MK II, especially if their are delays in production, availability, as well as the price may be up there as well for the first few months.

EOS Bodies / Re: Earthshatteringly Disappointed With 7D
« on: December 19, 2011, 09:24:58 AM »
I still dont think we have established whether it is the operator or the camera that is at fault.

Lets have some solid facts


 â€œData! Data! Data!...I can’t make bricks without clay.”  (Sherlock Holmes)


Since when did Star Trek the Next Generation encounter Sherlock Holmes??? 

And wasn't it Bones McCoy "I'm a Doctor... Not a brick layer"

All this confusing and mis-matching sci-fi has me befuddled!

Lenses / Re: Why no fixed Super-Tele-Lenses for APS-C?
« on: December 19, 2011, 08:15:02 AM »
I just can't see it.  Pretty much the only "Pro" APS-C is the 7D. 

Most of the EF-S lenses I see tend to be towards the Ultra-Wide side of things and more of a necessity because of the way a FF on a crop loses its wideness.  Yes I know there are a bunch of Standard and Tele-Zooms, but I look at the EF-S 10-22 as a specific example of Canon needing a lens to give Wide-Angle on the Crop Body.  Similarly a lot of the standard and Tele-Zooms are needed because when you look at the EF like 24-105, that is already almost at 40 with the crop factor.

I think between all the R&D, an EF lens offers a greater audience than an EF-S lens which has a smaller demand, especially if you start producing more expensive and specialized lenses that start eclipsing the $1000 price point. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Shooting on a higher shutter over buying an ND filter?
« on: December 19, 2011, 08:01:00 AM »
Not sure why you need to spend $300 on an ND especially at your level.

You can easily find decent ones for half that or much less.  I have added a .6 ND and a .9 ND (B+W 77mm) to my bag in the last month and MAYBE spent $170 total and they are decent glass.  You go Hoya or Tiffen and you should be able to get 3 or so ND filters in a variety of stops for under 200.

yes you can always change the shutter, but it does affect your shot and affect what you can and can't do.  I would rather be able to keep a shutter and ISO and be able to open the aperture up.  As folks have mentioned, it will reduce sharpness ever so slightly, but I also find I get less noise and better highlight and shadows with a slower shutter, higher aperture and an ND filter vs pushing the shutter extremely fast. 

You are just doing video, so won't make as much as a difference, but if you start to shoot flash, the curtain and sync speed come into play and being able to keep the shutter 250 is a necessity

Lenses / Re: All round lenses
« on: December 19, 2011, 07:44:48 AM »
I disagree on selling the Kit Lens.  Probably better to not use it if you don't need it, but selling a lower-end camera will a lens when it comes times is easier than without. 

When it comes time to sell your 60D, you will be listed up against a lot of 60D body only who sold their lens, so for people moving into their first DSLR, yours will have a slightly higher appeal.  May not net you a ton more, but as a whole, the higher prices I see are kits that have original box, CDs, accessories and even the kit lens. 

Being a lower lens, it is also not like say the 5D MKII where people are looking to move up into the 24-105 F4L

Site Information / Re: Applaud or smite?
« on: December 17, 2011, 03:58:22 PM »
I am more of a positive person, so will more likely applaud rather than smite. 

The only posts/people I have smited, and there have only been a few, have been those that seemed, bitter, disrespectful or abusive. 

I like the fact that people will have differing opinions, as their should be, because as technical as photography is, it is also an art.  I remember when I was first learning and hearing about "correct exposure" one of the next comment was about personal preference and whether it over or under exposing made the image "better"

I am just happy to discuss with passionate people so that I can not only learn but share. 

Lighting / Re: PocketWizard FlexTT5 and 580exII RF Issues?
« on: December 15, 2011, 11:32:44 AM »
I think the confusion is that it was supposed to be stated 30% cheaper, not 1/3rd the price. 

Then again with all my Pocket Wizard gear, I have never paid full price.  The Mini TT1 and Flex TT5 I paid on sale $160 and $185 respectively.  I just added in two Pocket Wizard Plus IIs for $130.  That is total, not a piece. 

My current outlay is MiniTT1, FlexTT5 and 4 Pocket Wizard Plus IIs for about $750

There is something to be said for availability, whether it is on the used market, borrowing from a fellow photographer, or tracking down when traveling.  Something tells me I am more likely to find a Pocket Wizard than an Odin.

EOS Bodies / Re: Whortwhile to go for 5D Mark II?
« on: December 15, 2011, 11:24:29 AM »
I am also not sure what that price point drop may be.

I expect the 5DMK3 to be closer to the $3K range or at least mid to high $2Ks and just because a new one is out, especially if it is close to $1000 more does not mean a price plummet.  I do expect once the 5DMK3 is out the MK2 will drop, but I still see extremely good condition 5Ds selling for 1200+, with highly used ones being more in the $900 plus range, and that camera is now 6 years old and about to be 2 generations old.

will the 5DMKII drop when the 3 comes out.  Yup?, but ANY CAMERA will.  Especially if you are using it. 

I cherry picked my 5D MKII with less than 500 actuations and while it will be worth less than the $1850 I paid, I figure by the time I am ready to upgrade to the 5DMKIII it might turn out to cost me $1/day, maybe a little more.  That is not too bad of a price to pay to shoot on a 5DMKII versus a T2i.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D2, 5D3 and Megapixel Insights
« on: December 15, 2011, 09:34:54 AM »
I am not sure the demand will be as big. 

You a lot of people are in the bigger is better category, but say 36 MP versus 21MP is 1.7x greater.  That means your 32GB card you are used to shooting is now a 19GB card for all intent and purposes.

Will the Nikon allow us to have multiple levels of Raw?  i.e. an 18MP Raw and a 36MP Raw.

I can see a lot of people who will need that high of resolution, but I think for many that size might start to get too cumbersome. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Whortwhile to go for 5D Mark II?
« on: December 15, 2011, 09:26:51 AM »
I spent 7 months or so in the 7D vs 5DMKII camp and flipped back and forth more than a politician... Pretty much almost an acrobat or gymnast at that point. 

I just pulled the shutter on the 5DMKII end of last month and am happy. 

Will it be "outdated" in a year.  Yup... but then again, the 5DMKIII will be outdated by the middle of 2013 as well.

I stepped up from my T2i and the biggest factor to me was going FF and getting better IQ.  That being said, the 5D MKII AF I wish had more points, especially when I am shooting fashion in lower light, but the end result over the next 6 months or how ever long until the 5DMKIII is available, I am MUCH happier with my images, my models love them, and I really like the step up.  The net result come next year, I will be a better photographer than if I had just shot the T2i.

EOS Bodies / Re: New Body Pricing
« on: December 14, 2011, 11:01:08 AM »
I think if you are looking at the 5D MKIII expect something in the $3K range +/- 200.  Would not be surprised to see it at $3499 even, especially if it is the bridge to the 1DX, and also would not be surprised at $2799..  Don't think you will see the body below $2500 until mid 2013 at best.

Lenses / Re: EF 35 f/1.4L II & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II on January 3, 2012? [CR2]
« on: December 13, 2011, 07:24:30 AM »
I am also sure IS costs them more in development costs, R&D, and a whole lot more in Quality Assurance out the door, as well as spoilage and rework.  Pricing is a lot of what the market will bear, but a lot of it is also more than just the cost of parts and labor of the final product

EOS Bodies / Re: Hoping for a Entry level FF
« on: December 11, 2011, 11:56:23 AM »

Adorama have the new 5D Mark II for 2099, and if you get the 15% off refurb deal (like they have now), you can get it for 1699.


http://www.adorama.com/ICA5DM2R.html is the Refurb at 2199

http://www.adorama.com/ICA5DM2.html is the new US at 2399

And yes there is the 1699 deal of the refurb from Canon.  Awesome deal as long as it lasts

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D and 5DmarkII
« on: December 11, 2011, 10:40:31 AM »
I opted for the 5D MKII about a week ago... I was torn waiting for either a 5D MKIII with improved AF or a 7D MK II with improved IQ...

In the end, even though I do shoot some sports, it will come up to me to improve my shooting abilities to maximize the 5Ds AF, but my IQ has been improved across the voard. 

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