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Lenses / Re: Help decide between two Tamron lens
« on: March 07, 2012, 05:42:26 AM »
i forgot to mention also that non canon lenses are more prone to having off autofocus and you camera body does not have AF micro adjust to correct for this in camera so sticking with branded canon gear is a safer bet

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i use the kenko tc and its cheaper and will work with any lens just not weather sealed
I only have the 1.4 as the 2x hurts IQ too much IMO but the 1.4 turns my 300 f4L into a 420 f5.6 which also has IS and is relatively light and agile. before purchasing a 2x TC make sure you can live with the IQ hit

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EOS Bodies / Re: Who's in for a trip to the US ?
« on: March 07, 2012, 04:50:41 AM »
Hell, I just can't believe that 3499$ = 3499€ so I figured some things out :

- with today's rate, 3499$ = 2662,50€
- difference with european pricing is = 836,50€
- three days trip from Paris to NY, including flights and hotel is approximately 700€
- I've never been to NY before, and I could actually SAVE MONEY  if I'd go visit it ... WHO'S IN ??

And, by the way, although it's (maybe, maybe not) a humorous topic, it could help me knowing some things about taxes and toll controls : is it true that if I get there, buy a camera on the first day, and then shoot 1,000 pics of NY, I'll be able to go through the frontiers with a "used" camera ??? Won't they check the date I bought it and say "you're kidding us (US^^) you bought that three days ago !!" .... Thanks for your help / experiences ;)
haha you are joking but since i will be getting 2 i was seriously considering a trip to NY to get them if prices here in oz were not reasonable but since i snagged one at 3599 i dont need to now all up the trip would have cost more but it would have been fun anyway as i have never been.

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Lenses / Re: Still need a fast lens?
« on: March 07, 2012, 03:38:04 AM »
sometimes you just want that wide aperture bokeh and blur that only fast glass can give

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D MK III or 1D MK IV
« on: March 07, 2012, 03:33:12 AM »
for what you want the 1Dmk4 will be awesome, i've been looking at the used market for ages and prices still aren't coming down people still asking over 4k for them.! madness!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II specs wishlist.
« on: March 07, 2012, 02:30:20 AM »
Since this is a wishlist - built in battery grip would be great!

Built in? you mean a 1D form factor? What about the people who want a lighter body?

make it in two bodies type, one with integrated grip and one without. that feature will be a premier in DSLR market.

....and the price can be under $2400 ( say $2399 for the gripped one and $ 1799-1899 for the normal body). i personally believe that the gripped one will have more success.

This is a great idea one i wish had been implemented with the 1Dx for those of us that hate grips and the extra bulk they create. thankfully the 5D3 looks like its gonna deliver the goods :)

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Lenses / Re: Help decide between two Tamron lens
« on: March 07, 2012, 02:21:49 AM »
On Craigslist there are several 15-85's on sale for about 300 also.... so we'll see thanks

at 600 new i'd snap one of those up if they are around 300 thats a good deal

here is a good review and worth reading
http://www.thedigitalpicture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-S-15-85mm-f-3.5-5.6-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

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Black & White / Re: black and white with the use of selective colors
« on: March 07, 2012, 02:11:58 AM »

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Site Information / Re: More photographer profiles please?
« on: March 07, 2012, 01:36:25 AM »
i second this motion, I really enjoyed reading the one about rukes

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A nice little feature on the 5DIII is the electronic level on the  screen (same as the 7D).

A nice to have for tripod work

I so need that i always get the horrizon off unless i pop my little green bubble level on top

I was thinking of sunset/sunrise when it is difficult to see the little bubble :D
i'll just be happy not having to unpack 50 million things out of my camera bag so i can dig the little bubble out of the bottom where it migrated to and got hidden

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didnt canon state that they have the capability to rapidly respond to the D800 if they thought it was necessary?
this leads me to believe they have High MP prototypes out there that are still under NDAs which they can move into production quickly

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here is an HDR shot on a 12MP Nikon D90 with 18-200 @50mm from memory the previous one i posted was from a canon 1Dmk3 16-35 @35mm

the halo on this one makes me cry  :'( it was done when i didn't know any better so please dont smite me too hard

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here is an HDR shot on a 12MP Nikon D90 with 18-200 @50mm from memory the previous one i posted was from a canon 1Dmk3 16-35 @35mm

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Lenses / Re: Help decide between two Tamron lens
« on: March 07, 2012, 01:17:30 AM »
first happy birthday

Personally I would stay away from Tamron gear (I owned one but it was so bad i sent it straight back and never again) especially if you are going to be shooting for paying customers. I recomend saving more and perhaps look at the canon 15-85 I know its more pricey but its going to be much better for all your uses and you have the 50 for low light wide apperture shooting.
buying a second hand tamron like that would be just a waste of your money IMO

you might be able to get a second hand one cheaper too so look around

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Lenses / Re: Where do you sell used lenses
« on: March 07, 2012, 01:09:39 AM »
I sell mine on gumtree (the Australia equivalent of Craigslist).

Yep another strong vote for Gumtree if you are in Australia. eBay is officially on the nose now for private sellers.

Paul Wright

why is ebay on the nose?

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