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I would choose Canon 400mm non IS L + 70-300mm IS II L BUT:

It seems you are using now 100-400 with 50D.

I do not think the improvement will be 3000$ worth and you will be carrying more lenses for the same job!

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is a Peerless Performer
« on: January 30, 2013, 10:19:46 AM »
It's great no doubt, but I have to pay 3650 USD to get one, so I simply have to live vicariously through the people who own it ::)

Just start saving up. I sold my Mark I on Craig's List for 1200 so the Mark II only ended up costing me 1k.

Yeah, only have no mk1 to sell. I was going to sacrfice my 24 f1.4 for it, but I just can't sell that hunk of glass, it's just too awesome iin a way the 24-70 couldn't be. So I'm starting from scratch  ;)
I see from your signature you have very nice lenses that cover the 24-70 range more or less. Are you sure you need it and that you will not feel strange/bad/guilty (whatever) if you do not use your prime lenses ?

Unless you need it for landscapes and do not want to change lenses in the cold  :-X

I use the Elinchrom Quadra light a lot outside, and with kids you don't get two chances for shots, so be able to shoot a fun and dramatic shot at 24 and pop it to 70mm for a nice portrait in a split second can be essential. And for those shots, even with the ND8 on, I usually have to stop down to 2.8 anyway. So for me they have very different uses. So I think I would use them equally much. PLUS another BIG advantage for the 24-70 is the AF-speed when tracking. Shot the 24-70 at 2.8 with that AF would give me 100/100 images sharp whilst the 50 L would give me shiftet focus at 2.8 and maybe 30-40/100 sharpish.

Pretty good arguments. I have the TS 24 II L , the 35mm 1.4L 50mm 1.8 (version 1) 85mm 1.8 and 24-105/4L  among others (talking about the 24-70 range more or less) so I myself feel hesitant for 24-70 2.8 II (although in addition to sharpness and versatility there is a sentimental reason to get it: my original 24-70 2.8 had been stolen 3.5 years ago :(  )

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is a Peerless Performer
« on: January 29, 2013, 01:45:52 PM »
It's great no doubt, but I have to pay 3650 USD to get one, so I simply have to live vicariously through the people who own it ::)

Just start saving up. I sold my Mark I on Craig's List for 1200 so the Mark II only ended up costing me 1k.

Yeah, only have no mk1 to sell. I was going to sacrfice my 24 f1.4 for it, but I just can't sell that hunk of glass, it's just too awesome iin a way the 24-70 couldn't be. So I'm starting from scratch  ;)
I see from your signature you have very nice lenses that cover the 24-70 range more or less. Are you sure you need it and that you will not feel strange/bad/guilty (whatever) if you do not use your prime lenses ?

Unless you need it for landscapes and do not want to change lenses in the cold  :-X

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: January 28, 2013, 12:35:53 PM »
By the time the sun sets I'm normally fast asleep  :)
Hmmm? It's the other way round for me!  ::)

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Concerning the price, I think many of you forget there's a Zeiss 35mm f/2 in front of that tiny thing :)
It's a Zeiss that costs 800-1000 tops!

What I heard though, is that's no Zeiss lens, it's a design collaboration between Zeiss and Sony, Sony made the lens with some Zeiss expertise, or just enough support to justify slapping a Zeiss logo on the thing. If it were actually a Zeiss lens, the RX1 wouldn't be $2800

Noooo.
Although I realize that your reasoning  is correct (assuming the facts you mentioned) to me it's the other way round. If it's not actually a Zeiss lens then RX1 is not worth $2800.

In fact I believe that it would be hard to sell even at $2000.

But please bear in mind that this is just my subjective speculation that probably has nothing to do with what is going to really happen.
We'll see...

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Mines film related: huge Star Wars and horror film fan! I should probably upload a picture but I don't make too many posts, more of a reader really  :)
Well mine is self-explanatory but your post urged me to post too ;D

Actually I have adopted it from the original movie back in the 80s.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New 5D Mark III Firmware Before the End of May [CR2]
« on: January 18, 2013, 06:32:40 AM »
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That having said, all customization of current dslrs is a joke given the fact that you've got an embedded computer in your hand. Even on my 25 year old eos620 with date back, I could program in custom shutter-aperture curves!

How did you that?

...btw, the "embedded computer" from our hands is a monster, (especially if we talk about DiGIC 5) with a screen which has 1,040,000 dots. Remember, desktops and after that laptops had for many years a resolution of 1024x768 which means 786,432 dots...

I think that their main problem is that they are locked in pre-iPhone mindset. We have a super-CPU to do just one thing and it can do just in one way. Today the cameras are digital but still built with a mechanical mindset.

Guys, unlock that potential...
It's not the Date Back which has these capabilities it's the Technical Back E (It fits EOS 620, 650,600,RT)
It has never been matched 100% It could program these curves, it could store technical data (shutter, aperture, FL, etc) about as much as 360 shots, it could imprint data on film (there was a small keyboard for that) and ... it could bracket up to nine shots with steps or 1/4th of a stop!

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Lenses / Re: IS blurry pictures
« on: January 18, 2013, 06:24:53 AM »
How much faster speeds? Faster like 1/125 or faster like 1/1500?

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I use just a subset of MLs capabilities in my 5DMkII and I am happy. The thread title is misleading...

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Canon General / Re: DxOMark vs. Reality
« on: January 15, 2013, 10:30:33 AM »
Rumor has it that a camera does not become worse simply because newer models appear

Is that a CR1 or CR2 rumor?   ;)
Definitely a CR3 one  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR & Lens Coming on January 15, 2013? [CR1]
« on: January 15, 2013, 10:27:30 AM »
well there is a rumor canon will announce two new lenses on 22.1.2013

and another that they will announce 70d at the end of January :) I heard from a Canon representative this weekend...
And another that they will announce something sometime in the future  ;D  ;D  ;D

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Canon General / Re: DxOMark vs. Reality
« on: January 15, 2013, 09:04:47 AM »
How come the 5D2 IQ was impeccable before the D800? I find it still impeccable today. :|
+1000000 Very true. Rumor has it that a camera does not become worse simply because newer models appear  ;D  ;D  ;D

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You can make it do "Protect image" instead.

That's all, AFAIK.
Unfortunately  >:(

Even so I have already changed it to Protect as this is (just) a little more useful for my needs.
Let's hope Canon will offer us more choices in future firmware updates (not that I believe it much though)

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Reviews / Re: 5D3 shooting my cat at ISO 51k at 6:30 a.m.
« on: January 11, 2013, 01:20:49 PM »
closed of course!  8)
That way the camera is safe from ... the cat  ;D

Also, you do not want your picture taken... by the cat  ;D  ;D

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Reviews / Re: 5D3 shooting my cat at ISO 51k at 6:30 a.m.
« on: January 11, 2013, 12:03:52 PM »
You know, the 5D3 has its place in the bag next to my bed. Others have books on their bedside table. My 5D sits next to it in its bag, always eager to explore the available light  8)
Well, you just have to clarify: Is the camera bag closed, semi-open or open ?  ;D

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