« on: May 11, 2013, 07:32:53 AM »
Wow! That's all I can say...
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I'm really impressed with the depth, insight and humor of some of these answers!
My definition of the difference between an amateur and pro has always been...
(Honestly though, I kind of prefer some of the other definitions.)
This is cool to hear, since we have these already in Japan, albeit Nagoya and Tokyo are the only ones I know of. It's pretty cool that they have classes there and it is a great chance to try out all their lenses to get a feel for something you are about to plop down $2000 on.
The one near me offers free intro classes on how to use the 650D, Macro, Portraits (need to bring a girl with you), and kids photography (must supply own child).
I don't think you can buy anything at the one we have in Nagoya. I don't think I've even seen a cash register.
I have a T2i and I'm pondering going 7D or FF all the way to a 5Dmk3. The one thing I've been enjoying on my crop 1.6x is the extra reach in my lenses and I haven't seen that brought up at all here (unless I missed a post?). That is something that I will lose on the long end, but then I will gain wide angle on the short. I have a 24-70L and love it, but its not wide enough...however I have that extra reach at 112mm. Anyone that has converted from crop to FF, do you miss that extra reach?
I have a 60D and I just got a 5D Mark II yesterday. With only 15 minutes of shots of birds and flowers with the 5D, I can immediately tell a difference in the images. With the 5D, the light rolloff is smoother, the depth of field is more isolating and almost three-dimensional, and the shots are more enticing to look at. This probably sounds excessively flowery, but it's difficult to describe the differences unless you shoot with both full-frame and crop. If the 60D shots look good, the 5D shots look great.
If you would like to see the 5D3 performance in low light look at this gallery. It was shot at a Nissan Launch under very poor lighting (basically street lighting) most of the pictures are shot at ISO5000 and up. While they are less than optimal for Weddings and more discerning uses, they are OK for photo journalism etc. There were 5 other photographers there and all of them were using flash, none of these pictures used a flash.Wow, I have to say I'm pretty impressed! They look really good for ISO5000 and no flash, albeit I'm looking at downsized photos.
AF on 5D2 is really NOT good. The new AF on T4i is even better than AF on 5D2. I think T2i might be even better than 5D2. However, what's the subject you shoot most? Do you need a good AF system?
You buy 5D2 for benefits from FF.
You buy 5D3 for better AF system.
my 2 cents
When he still used Canons, Ole Liodden once wrote on his blog about people using different cameras on some of his Arctic/Antarctic trips. He didn't mention Rebels, but he did say that he'd had a number of clients using 40D's and 5D MkII's, that had failed due to the weather conditions, yet the 7D (and of course the 1D's) kept on working. The build quality and sealing of the 5D MkIII is supposed to be the same as the 7D, so if you are in less than prime weather conditions, then it could be the cost of getting the shot or not. If you're a hobbyist, then it may not matter, unless you're on the trip of a lifetime, but you can imagine the cost to a pro who is trying to earn a living. Reputations are easily lost and difficult to regain. So basically, whether it is worth four times the cost is as much down to your circumstances as the needs for the type of photography.