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I think it makes alot of sense
7D +17-55 f2.8 covers wide to standard
5D3 + 70-200 f2.8 covers standard to tele

no worry about changing lenses
they use the same batteries
as long as you are cool with carrying 2 bodies its actually a very nice way to shoot
I prefer to shoot with 2 bodies

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D800/E pre-order thread
« on: March 12, 2012, 07:52:00 PM »
I'm curious as to how the 5DmkIII will show the flaws of the 16-35?
Yeah My 5D2 didnt show any flaws I must have a good copy :P

there you go another +1  :-*

since she doesnt have a body yet and you dont have any really wide glass why not consider running with both formats get her a D800 and the 14-24 Nikkor and she can shoot wide and close, great for groups too and you can shoot over the top with the 85 or 135 canon and you get the best of both worlds at least then you can evaluate how each  brand works or doesnt for your style and business.

Only downside to this is different charges batteries and flashes are not interchangable

EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO comparo: 5DIII vs. D800
« on: March 12, 2012, 07:27:19 PM »
I look at it this way, what everyone is talking about at very small differences. Overall BOTH cameras are going to produce great images in the right hands and utter rubbish in the wrong hands. For me it boils down to this.

Even if the D800 is better it will be by a marginal technical amount that will more than likely not be noticable in images and definately not noticable in print.
With so much invested in canon glass (as with alot of other people on here) changing teams would be a silly haircut to take to change to Nikon.

Sure this round Nikon win the MP Bragging rights and some numerical theoretical DR bragging right. (How many people waste all this image quality and inbuilt DR by running 9 bracket exposures at 0.5 stop through a trash compactor like photomatix etc? Can people not see how the image quality is decimated by these programs FAR beyond the miniscule differences between a D800 sensor and a 5Dmk3 Sensor, DR is becoming a crutch. Ok overprocessing fans smite away again ;)  :-* )

This stuff while interesting to read about being technically minded does not mean that the differences between the cameras are going to be noticable or even measurable in real world work and deliverables.

Step back and look at the bigger picture, then go and take some enjoy the camera and the shoot, after all isnt that what most of us are here for anyway?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Doesn't Need a Compact Camera System
« on: March 12, 2012, 05:41:26 AM »
within 2 years compact cameras will be dead as phone cameras are already heaping the burial dirt on them now

but a pro build mirror less high MP APS-H that has a crop mode to APS-C and increased FPS in that mode will be killer
Yeah i know i say it a lot :D but i can dream can't I?

To compete with Nikon's line up. Admit it, we were all expecting the 1dx and 5dmkiii to be at least 25MP, etc. Some people are fine with the 18MP from 1dx or the 22MP from 5dmkiii, I know but what about the rest of us who would like it?

And will it be in a crop or FF camera? E.g the 5dmkIV (wishful thinking and part fantasy)? (dont smite me, just an opinion/idea)
end of the year

maybe photokina
oh and it will be $4700 :P

Lenses / Re: Canon 50mm f1.2 lens - Your opinions???
« on: March 12, 2012, 05:34:13 AM »
For those who been there, done that…I would like to have your opinions on Canon 50mm f1.2 lens.

1. What make you choose f1.2 over f1.4?


2. What make you choose f1.4 over f1.2?

I’m thinking upgrade my f1.4 to f1.2…..its worth it???

Thanks guys,

I chose the 1.4 over the 1.2 for the following reasons

1.2 4 times the price! of the 1.4 (which is 4 times the price of the 1.8!)

the 1.4 is really a nice compact light size the 1.2 is a small watermelon but it does look so awesome nothing except the 85 1.2 can beat it there

I thought the 1.4 would be closer to the nikon 50 f1.4G unfortunately the nikon kills the canon :( its the same size too
(canon please make a 50 f1.4L built like the 100f2.8L macro) :P

If you have a 1.4 already I am not sure you will get a good return on investment with the 1.2 maybe see if a new 1.4 comes out with the next round of new lens announcements

Lenses / Re: Canon 16-35L II vs Tokina 16-35 vs Sigma 17-50 2.8 lenses
« on: March 12, 2012, 05:29:16 AM »
Hey all,

    Thanks for the replies! I really am leaning away from the 17-55 because it is an EF-S lens. I don't care for/like the prospect of getting a lens I would not be able to use on a ff camera when I get one, be it later this year, or 4 or 5 years from now. A good lens now will still be a good lens in the future if it is taken care of.

Gary W.

then the 16-35 f2.8 II is the best lens for you on a crop it will be super sharp corner to corner

EOS Bodies / Re: Anyone sad about no T4i/650D announcement
« on: March 12, 2012, 05:26:18 AM »
I had a dream tonight, that canon released new 650D, and it had an APC-H sensor :)

Im not saying i have superpowers, but maybe i do?  :D

stop teasing me!

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III & EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens or 1.4
« on: March 12, 2012, 05:02:37 AM »
50mm 1.2 example (italy photographer)


all picture "my-best" are taken with 50mm 1.2 and sometimes 50mm 1.4
NICE! if i could applaud you more than once i would


i gave you an applaud for having a low tolerance for stupidity :D

I always give you an applaud just because you live in the land of the sun and keep a sense of humour when you lose the ashes :P

LOL thanks! did we lose the last ashes? :P and land of the sun its a heat wave here its been high 30's low 40's the last few days and thats Celcius for all the confused emperial types out there :P

Cricket - a game to watch with a 400 + 1d4  in one hand and an ice cold in the other :D

We are just getting into spring and its about 17 in the day and the sun is shining again :D

MotoGP starts soon so there goes Sunday afternoon unless I go visit the circuits. You near Philip Island and the penguins?

hehe yeah i want to see if i can get my 600 into the next internation test
on the opposite side of the continent

I suspect (but do not know) that he feels the system has overall helped to keep things under control.

Riiiight.... it's working soo well....  Now I have -12  ::)  I feel much more controlled...  ;)
Obviously half came after I said it is childish -which is true- but what wrong have I done before?

Does this encouraging a user to post/offer help to ppl more?

i gave you an applaud to try make you feel better if that helps seriously once the scars build up you barely feel the newer smites as they build up :P

I guess new users get taken aback by it and for everyone it is frustrating not knowing which particular post earned you the smite. I think its good the smites follow the user

There definately are people that smite when they disagree
dont let it get you down you post constructive and good information not to mention some really nice pictures in the gallery section.

cheer up ;)

Canon General / Re: Gear upgrade. Is 7D still worth buying?
« on: March 12, 2012, 04:49:45 AM »
I've got a 7d (it was gonna be my 2nd body til i found out the asking price for the 5dmkiii), i've had it since 2009. it's pretty good, though i've never used a FF thoroughly before so I cant compare IQ but hey, it's a crop VS a FF. Anyways it's pretty rugged and the AF is better than the 5dmkii's so no complaints there. I've gone to and done at least 14 shoots with it shooting for over 16+ hrs in one day (the longest was about 18hrs, give or take a few mins) for a major sports event - hence why i bought the camera for sports photography.

IMO what you need to ask yourself is do you really need it? There's a differences between 'need' and 'want'. 7d's pretty cheap now compared to when i bought it 3yrs ago. Will there be a 7dmkii? WHo knows? Just look at how long we waited for the 5dmkiii and how disappointing it is in price (for me at least and i wanted a MP monster to compete with nikon's cameras).

I dunno how helpful my advice is, but if you need/really want it and have the money to spend: then buy it. If you arent 100% committed to buying a 7d now (e.g. you're waiting for the mkii or some other new camera canon might annouce [which is what i'm hoping for but i know wont happen] soon) then dont buy it. If your camera stills works and does what you want it to do and you can wait a bit longer (maybe 12-24months longer) then dont buy it. Its kinda like me waiting for the new 2012 macbook pros (i've been waiting for a few years, darn apple! Im tempted to buy a late 2011 17" MBP with maybe a 27" imac but then i dont want buyers regret when apple do finally announce and release the new 2012 MBPs and updated imac's 6 or so months later).

I think once the 650D gets announced the 7D will get cheaper since it will be a good indication of what the mk 2 will have in it. in the next few months there are going to be some nice 7D bargains to be had thats for sure :)


i gave you an applaud for having a low tolerance for stupidity :D

I always give you an applaud just because you live in the land of the sun and keep a sense of humour when you lose the ashes :P

LOL thanks! did we lose the last ashes? :P and land of the sun its a heat wave here its been high 30's low 40's the last few days and thats Celcius for all the confused emperial types out there :P

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