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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 4D reference in Wifi remote app video
« on: September 19, 2012, 08:30:47 PM »
It could of course just be a typo?

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Arrived
« on: September 14, 2012, 11:57:34 AM »
I don't understand why some of you even give a $4!t about what the hood "looks" like. 

It's just the hood, people!  ;) ;D

Not just a hood, the Mark I lens hood provided protection to the barrel when extended, from rain and dust etc

when the mark II lens is extended that barrel is exposed to the weather

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« on: September 07, 2012, 05:59:02 PM »
I Really hope its a newer sensor than the 5D II.

Nothing wrong with that sensor

Third Party Manufacturers / Fujifilm X-E1 images leaked
« on: August 24, 2012, 02:22:21 PM »

United Kingdom & Ireland / Camera Paradise
« on: August 11, 2012, 12:57:21 PM »
Has anyone bought any equipment from this Hong Kong based company? would be great to know if anyone has had any bad/good experiences with them as I find their prices too good to be true

United Kingdom & Ireland / Camera Paradise
« on: August 11, 2012, 12:57:02 PM »
Has anyone bought any equipment from this Hong Kong based company? would be great to know if anyone has had any bad/good experiences with them as I find their prices too good to be true

United Kingdom & Ireland / Re: Best for Rental in the UK?
« on: August 11, 2012, 12:54:57 PM »
Lens Pimp are very good, rented the EF-S 10-22mm & 24-70mm L lens from them, perfectly fine, no hassle - though their communication leaves a little to be desired but they do get the lenses to you nice and early so you get an extra few days on your rental (at least that is what i've experienced, don't quote me on that or expect it to happen! :P )

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Next Full Frame Camera [CR2]
« on: July 16, 2012, 10:14:01 AM »
Buying a 5D mkii now is the best deal for a 35mm digital camera. I don't care if/ when it's "technology" is 10+ years old, it is still going to allow me to take fantastic photos!

I for one will be using my 7D & 5Dii till they die. All my other money will just go to glass and in my pocket :)

Agreed.  The 5D MK2 is a FANTASTIC camera and is more than enough for 98% of photographers out there who don't shoot sports.  I've been talking to more and more high-end fashion/commercial photographers and what do they use?  5D MK2 or Medium Format. 

This entry-level camera makes sense to me.  More AF points, more plastic, 22MP.  It has more technology than the 5D MK2, but not the build quality.

+1 to both,

I've used both 5DII and 5DIII in the studio and within a studio environment I can find literally NO difference in the cameras, the upgraded AF system is useless since I shoot manual focus 99% of the time and the 5DII AF , however ancient, is still perfectly adequate. This is why I have not upgraded to 5DIII - it's almost a pointless upgrade for studio shooters - definitely pointless given the price AND the fact that the 5DII gives identical results. Currently, if I were to upgrade, the only way to go is medium format but still the 5DII is going to be a workhorse for a few more years I think - It's a bloody fantastic camera.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Next Full Frame Camera [CR2]
« on: July 16, 2012, 10:01:43 AM »
I know it's only rumoured specs but those don't get me excited at all

5DII is still the better option even with it's ancient AF system

Hard to say without seeing it. Given the rumored specs I'd still prefer a 5DII for that kind of money. Especially the "more plastic" part sounds very off-putting.

totally agree - I know they're only rumoured specs but still. Totally not excited about "entry level" FF camera so far. The 5DII will no doubt still be the better option even with it's ancient AF system

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to proceed?
« on: July 15, 2012, 12:48:57 PM »
Ignore the option of the 5D3

for the kind of photography you do the 5D2 is the perfect option and is in a reasonable price range.

I've used both in a studio situation and I can personally say that right now at this point in time I could never justify spending all that extra cash on a 5D3 when they perform identically (literally) in a studio setting. It's just not worth it when the 5D2 is still a bloody fantastic camera - sure the 5D2 is famous for its not-so-great AF system but for me that's not an issue since I manual focus 99% of the time.

Sure, you're not doing studio work but you are doing landscape and macro - neither of which you need an excellent AF system for and nor do you need it for architecture. People & Street - maybe, but still, the AF system is perfectly adequate for this kind of work and getting a 5D3 just for the better AF system isn't necessarily going to better your chances of getting "the shot" - that comes down to practice, practice, practice.

5D2 is the best option for you to go full frame, the cost is excellent for brand new bodies as used bodies are within a few hundred $$$ of that price anyway.

Don't get lured into the 5D3 by all these guys that have jumped the gun! (Most of them have been complaining about the camera in other threads anyway :P )

Lenses / Re: lenses for my 7D - please help!
« on: July 13, 2012, 05:45:21 PM »
I have done a lot of sports shooting with video cameras (mainly the always reliable Sony VX1000) but I also own a 7D for stills and some video work but if you're planning on shooting someone skiing, however short amount of footage you're going to be getting, I would definitely not recommend you use a 7D - doesn't matter how good you are the footage will look amateurish and pretty bad as you attempt to manual focus on a subject moving that fast.

a dedicated video camera is what you need (as basically everyone else here has said so). You'll find your job so much easier.

Lenses / Re: Advice for trip to Hawaii
« on: July 13, 2012, 05:36:55 PM »
you have have that amount of quality gear and you're asking advice for which to take to hawaii!?

surely someone who's invested that kind of money should have at least SOME kind of idea as to what to take on a family holiday :-|


Lenses / Re: Which lenses to pick up next?
« on: July 05, 2012, 01:57:39 PM »
Have you thought about the MP-E 65mm 1-5x Macro ?

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