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EOS Bodies / Re: 5d mkiii insanity
« on: December 26, 2011, 06:51:44 PM »
Hi Neuro, and happy holidays.

I have yet another opinion question for you.  I took the plunge and purchased a 5D2 body.  You suggested 16-35mm f/2.8L II to me previously for this body.  Would you recommend it over the 24-70mm f/2.8L II?  I have the 70-200 2.8 IS II and want a wide angle zoom.  Reasons?

Thanks.

sek




Yeah, but you really should have waited for the 24-70mm f/2.8L II...   ;D :o :P

i would recomend the 16-35 especially since you have the 70-200 i would also recomend the 50mm f1.4 to fill that gap and use the bipedal zoom to go between 35 and 70 ;) those 3 lenses give you alot of coverage and awesome felxabiliy

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usually this site gives pretty good advice however this thread bucks the trend. whats with all the recommending super expensive ts lenses? its REAL ESTATE photography, hardly fine art, the pictures will only ever be viewed online i would be surprised if ever at a resolution greater than 1024x768. maybe some might be printed on a sign at the front of the house, also the shoots do not command alot of money so investing heavily in equipment to shoot real estate does not make business sense.

See my previous response to what my friend uses for this exact type of photography.

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Lenses / Re: Lens suggestions
« on: December 26, 2011, 06:12:49 PM »
if you are renting why rent the tokina? just rent the canon 10-22
the main reason is canon lenses have less risk of needing micro adjustment for the AF the tokina could be out a bit and you have no way to adjust it on the 60D

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i have a friend that does this professionally and he swears by his 60D and 10-22 combo due to the 10-22 having less distortion than the 16-35 on FF, also since he shoots off a tripod at low angles he loves the flip screen so he has to bend down less

i would say save some money and just go with a 600D, same sensor, same screen you dont care about AF
cheap set up and he has more work than he can handle and has just put on another photographer to help him

he uses 5Dmk2 for other photography

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Lenses / Re: moisture problems
« on: December 26, 2011, 02:52:08 AM »
i keep these with all my lenses
 when they turn pink put them in the microwave on 200watts for 5 mins and they turn blue again
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Brand-NEW-4x-Silica-Gel-Desiccant-Moisture-Absorb-Box-Reusable-/130592107227?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e67e56adb


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lol its a bizzar choice of lenses considering they missed the 70-200 and put the 28-300 in there as well as the 24-105

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EOS Bodies / Re: weird "grid lines" in 5DII pictures
« on: December 24, 2011, 11:59:45 PM »
I've seen this before but only on a 1D mk1 and only when an underexposed image is pushed

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EOS Bodies / Re: New to Full Frame - some help with lens(es)?
« on: December 23, 2011, 08:01:05 PM »
i dont think the 70-200 is too heavy as a walk around i would think a 24-105 f2.8 is would possibly be similar size

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EOS Bodies / Re: New to Full Frame - some help with lens(es)?
« on: December 23, 2011, 07:30:09 PM »
I wish they did that 24-105L as a 2.8!

I have been wishing this for quite a while now :( nothing has come of it yet though

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EOS Bodies / Re: Quick question about 5D mark II
« on: December 23, 2011, 07:06:17 PM »
I got my 5D II on Monday and I definitely noticed a different sound.  Most likely the large mirror.  It sounds very different than the 7D.  I actually think it is smoother motion and not as jarring as my older 1D MK III was.
. much smoother, put both on a tripod and watch the amount of movement in the 1D3 when it fires compared to the 5D it doesnt move at all

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EOS Bodies / Re: How many of you would....
« on: December 23, 2011, 07:04:02 PM »
for me its the form factor, 1D are nice dont get me wrong but if I could get all the 1D4 into a 7D body that would be awesome. and as to APS-C vs APS-H, I think any of the people that use 1D3 or 1D4 cameras will agree IQ of the APS-H sensors is in a different class to the current 18MP APS-C. I really like to use the 16-35 on an APS-H sensor as a walk around lens as its awesome quality and small and light, so a lighter body would be great to go with this.
I could then keep my 70-200 on the 5D2 most of the time and the 16-35 on the APS-H and have everything covered for weddings in a 2 camera setup

There is a market for smaller lighter PRO grade cameras not everyone wants the massive form factor of the 1D. Yes its impressive and everyone goes ooo ahh thats  a big camera but the convenience of the smaller form is great, current battery tech means you get great life with the 5D2 and 7D batteries. I personally dont care that much for the vertical grip.

of course if a new APS-C sensor came out that was as good as the current 1D4 APS-H sensor (same performance from ISO 100 to ISO6400, in a new 7D2 i would snap that up.

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Canon General / Re: TRIPODS
« on: December 23, 2011, 02:56:12 AM »
i highly recommend this
although i have replaced all the ball head setup on mine with novoflex gear

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Benro-C-2691TB1-Carbon-Fiber-Travel-Angel-Tripod-B-1-/330538387722?pt=AU_TripodsMonopods&hash=item4cf59f890a


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EOS Bodies / Re: How many of you would....
« on: December 23, 2011, 02:51:34 AM »
I'd hazard a guess that you'd sell more with an 18MP aps-c 7D sensor in a 1D4-type body, better sealed, better AF (f/8 focussing!), more fps, longer shutter-life, more bracketing, dual card-slots, etc, for the same $3k.
its the small form factor thats the draw card,

Or the 1D4 features, AF, fps, f/8 focussing, 7D sensor, in an ungripped 7D body then?
but the 1D4 APS-H sensor is so much better

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EOS Bodies / Re: How many of you would....
« on: December 22, 2011, 10:23:03 PM »
I'd hazard a guess that you'd sell more with an 18MP aps-c 7D sensor in a 1D4-type body, better sealed, better AF (f/8 focussing!), more fps, longer shutter-life, more bracketing, dual card-slots, etc, for the same $3k.
its the small form factor thats the draw card,

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EOS Bodies / Re: How many of you would....
« on: December 22, 2011, 10:05:45 PM »
Pay $2995 for a 1d4 aps-h sensor in a 7d body?

It is conceivable that after the 1Dx is released, Canon could continue selling their APS-H sensor in the smaller form factor of a 7d body, and fill a major void in the market. The pros would flock to the new 1Dx, but perhaps add one of these as a backup. Meanwhile it seems like it would hit the sweet-spot the prosumer/enthusiast crowd that shoot events, sports and video. Methinks it makes sense.

APS-H (great for video and sports)
7-8 FPS
ISO 12,800 (same as 1d4)
7d AF
7d Body

It would certainly address 80% of the complaints we have....and the hardware is already developed!
The studio/landscaper crowd will have their needs addressed with the upcoming models anyways.
Make sense? Or am I an idiot?
I would buy 1 in a heartbeat!except they may aswell keep the old 1D AF in it
call it a 6D
edit i would probably buy 2 :)

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