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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« on: December 08, 2013, 08:46:38 PM »
Interesting about ML not being able to be uninstalled on the 5D3...

I'm positive this will be solved - actually the uninstallation (i.e. removal of the in-camera boot flag) in 99% likelihood works the same as on every other camera like the 6d, it's just that the 5d3 is the most expensive one and no one wanted to try it yet.
Alex has said that it cannot be done in a 100% safe way. I too truly hope that it will be solved (and that ML would be updated to support the 1.2.3 firmware release).

707
The 100 mm f/2.8 macro IS at BuyDig is $899, not $758. I went ahead and purchased it anyway, but am disappointed. :(
But won't you get 150$ mail in rebate?

708
Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« on: December 07, 2013, 07:48:54 PM »
"At the Shore"

EOS 1D X, EF 600mm f/4L IS II + EF 1.4x III Extender, 1/2000 s, f/8, ISO 500

Thanks for looking!
They seem deeply in thought. I guess they are trying to decide between Canon and Nikon ...  ;D ;D ;D

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Lenses / Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« on: December 07, 2013, 07:47:47 AM »
Oh, the gear I could buy if I didn't talk myself out of it ...

I'm looking forward to (hoping for) the actual release of the 100-400 II; I want to snap one of those babies up, and pretend it's a 200-400!

 ;D ;D ;D
+1
It will be one if you do not use the 100-199mm range  ;D  ;D  ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« on: December 06, 2013, 11:55:06 PM »
I think you may have missed my point.  I certainly think that in many cases high end gear is needed, and I can see perfectly where you are coming from.  I was simply commending John for having the maturity to take assessment of his needs and adjusting his kit accordingly.  I don't think the 6D is a better camera than the 5DIII.  I do think for certain applications the 6D is better, and for other applications the 5DIII is far superior.

We are in agreement. The thing that set me off was the ego thing, which I don't think is very often the case when people get into buying the more costly gear. It really is a LOT of money, a scary lot of money sometimes, and you have to really weigh the options, the longevity, how that all fits in with your goals, etc. I spent a very long time, well over a year, debating whether to buy the 300/2.8 II or the 600/4 II. I rented both, and other lenses like the 500/4 II, 300/4, 400/5.6, etc., gave all a very thorough try, evaluated the options, my primary goals vs. my secondary goals. Then I waited. I couldn't really justify $13,000, but when I saw it for $10,860 on a Canon store...I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to buy the 600/4, which was really, truly, what I had decided I NEEDED to help move my photography in the direction I wanted...long term. (Very long term...25-30 years long term, really. ;))

I also did not mean to imply you personally stated the 6D was better. Simply that it has been stated that the 6D is better, even matter-of-factly, simply because its sensor produces less color noise and slightly less luma noise at high ISO. I think it is those kinds of statements that turn a healthy debate into one of reality vs. dreamworld, and things get more heated.
hello both (and to the rest of the community).
I would like to take advantage of your experience regarding a 6D related decision I have to make (in order to avoid opening a new thread)
UP to now I have 5D2 and 5D3. I may have the opportunity to get a cheap 6D (I will have it on my hands in a few months actually but the decision has to be mad this ... cyber week!)
I plan to put 5D2 on sale. Being an amateur I can afford to have one body (my 5D3) for a few months.

Now I am a little sentimental in letting my 5D2 go and at the same time I am a little put off but the different (and worse in my opinion) 6D layout.

But a second 5D3 would cost 1000 euros more!

I use my 5D2 mostly for landscape work and my 5D3 mostly for portraits (where the AF points of 5D3 come very handy) and astrophotography. But when I need all of the above (like 2 weeks ago) it's 5D3 of course.

To sum up I consider 3 options:
1. Keep them as is (5D3,5D2) (Simplest I do nothing, this is also the sentimental choice)
2. Get 6D and sell 5D2.
3. Get a second 5D3.

I believe the best solution (if price stays the same for tomorrow) is number 2 but I am a little sentimental regarding my 5D2 so solution 1 seems second best.

Thanks for your time and I hope this post is not considered off topic.

Given that you have some trepidation about spending that extra 1000 euro, and the fact that you do astrophotography, I'd get the 6D. For both landscapes and astro, the 6D is the better performer. It has lower read noise at ISO 100 ('scapes), and cleaner and slightly lower noise overall at high ISO (astro). The 6D is probably the best camera for astrophotography until you jump into dedicated (and even actively cooled) monochrome CCD cameras, per-frame color/Halpha filtration, etc.

So, I'd concurr...#2.
Thank's. Actually I tend to prefer landscape astrophotography. In this case I cannot use a tracking device so it's high or very high ISO => 6D although my 5D3 was very good at it  (ISO 10000). In addition the fact that 6D is cheaper may help to:
1. Decide to send it for modification (make it Ha sensitive).
2. Put Magic Lantern. (ML for now cannot be uninstalled from 5D3 so another point for 6D).

711
So just because I have a 5d3 doesn't mean I always want to use it. Sometimes the size and risk of carrying $4000 on your neck is just not worth it. Many people also can't afford an expensive full frame body. But that doesn't mean you can't get great images. So I took a $4,000 5d3 setup and my $400 eos M setup to take some pictures of $400,000 cars. I also have the original RAW files available for you to download and compare yourself.
Canon EOS M VS 5D Mark III - Can a $400 camera stand up to the $4000 champ?
http://learningcameras.com/reviews/4-dslrs/193-canon-eos-m-vs-5d-mark-iii


THANKSSSS, After watch this Video, I will go to buy this Canon EOS-M MK I.
Surapon
Err, hhmmmm, do you have 5D3? If not you do not cover the prerequisites :)

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Lenses / Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« on: December 06, 2013, 10:59:26 PM »
I guess I can't be of any help to you right now. I'm ordering a 300 2.8 II today ...

The only way to cure the "GAS" is go bigger and faster or STOP visit CR site ;D

I'm getting a battery grip for one of my 5D III, since I can't afford 1D X.

Congrats JR

It's a beautiful day in California, I'm going to test drive my 300mm f2.8 IS II at local zoo today.

No more visit local Sony Store until Jan 2014 ;D
Hey!

That's not a big deal it's just a month away! I do not know why I feel you  ... cheat somehow  ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« on: December 06, 2013, 10:48:02 PM »
I think you may have missed my point.  I certainly think that in many cases high end gear is needed, and I can see perfectly where you are coming from.  I was simply commending John for having the maturity to take assessment of his needs and adjusting his kit accordingly.  I don't think the 6D is a better camera than the 5DIII.  I do think for certain applications the 6D is better, and for other applications the 5DIII is far superior.

We are in agreement. The thing that set me off was the ego thing, which I don't think is very often the case when people get into buying the more costly gear. It really is a LOT of money, a scary lot of money sometimes, and you have to really weigh the options, the longevity, how that all fits in with your goals, etc. I spent a very long time, well over a year, debating whether to buy the 300/2.8 II or the 600/4 II. I rented both, and other lenses like the 500/4 II, 300/4, 400/5.6, etc., gave all a very thorough try, evaluated the options, my primary goals vs. my secondary goals. Then I waited. I couldn't really justify $13,000, but when I saw it for $10,860 on a Canon store...I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to buy the 600/4, which was really, truly, what I had decided I NEEDED to help move my photography in the direction I wanted...long term. (Very long term...25-30 years long term, really. ;))

I also did not mean to imply you personally stated the 6D was better. Simply that it has been stated that the 6D is better, even matter-of-factly, simply because its sensor produces less color noise and slightly less luma noise at high ISO. I think it is those kinds of statements that turn a healthy debate into one of reality vs. dreamworld, and things get more heated.
hello both (and to the rest of the community).
I would like to take advantage of your experience regarding a 6D related decision I have to make (in order to avoid opening a new thread)
UP to now I have 5D2 and 5D3. I may have the opportunity to get a cheap 6D (I will have it on my hands in a few months actually but the decision has to be mad this ... cyber week!)
I plan to put 5D2 on sale. Being an amateur I can afford to have one body (my 5D3) for a few months.

Now I am a little sentimental in letting my 5D2 go and at the same time I am a little put off but the different (and worse in my opinion) 6D layout.

But a second 5D3 would cost 1000 euros more!

I use my 5D2 mostly for landscape work and my 5D3 mostly for portraits (where the AF points of 5D3 come very handy) and astrophotography. But when I need all of the above (like 2 weeks ago) it's 5D3 of course.

To sum up I consider 3 options:
1. Keep them as is (5D3,5D2) (Simplest I do nothing, this is also the sentimental choice)
2. Get 6D and sell 5D2.
3. Get a second 5D3.

I believe the best solution (if price stays the same for tomorrow) is number 2 but I am a little sentimental regarding my 5D2 so solution 1 seems second best.

Thanks for your time and I hope this post is not considered off topic.

714
Lenses / Re: Patent: Canon EF 300-600 f/5.6 w/1.4x TC
« on: December 06, 2013, 11:03:22 AM »
And I'm sure it will be for slightly less cost than the Tamron 150-600 lens.... :)
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

715
Lenses / Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« on: December 06, 2013, 11:01:51 AM »
The worst feeling is when one can't vent GAS. What to buy???  ::) ::)
So what you are saying is that to vent GAS one has to be an a55hole  ;D ... and those we can't vent GAS are not a55holes... wait now that makes me an .......  :-[
All you need is to eat ... er buy I mean, less... oh wait...  :o

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Here is some info from the spec sheet;

500mm II, 112.5 ounces, 12.14 mfd, 5.7" dia x 15.1 length
600mm II, 138.3 ounces, 14.77 mfd, 6.5" dia x 17.5 length

Keep in mind length does not take in to account the huge hood.

If you plan on packing with the lens very much the 500mm would be a big advantage.
Keep in mind the extra 100mm is only giving you about 17% more reach.
In many wildlife instances that 17% can be huge, but if it is a situation where you didn't want to carry the heavier lens then the  extra reach is worthless with the lens in the trunk of your car.
+1 on that. That's why I got the 500mm II. Even so it is BIG and HEAVY... at least compared to the rest of my lenses. Compared to most of the white super teles though it is a totally different matter - with a possible question mark in the use of 300 2.8L IS II with 2XIII - ... So no regrets even if I do not use it often, I have it available when I want to  :)

717
Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway
« on: December 02, 2013, 09:12:28 PM »
I would like:

- Chobe Bag
- Tembo Cases
- Et Cetera Cases

P.S My Bataflae and Microtrekker bags would love them too :)

EDIT: Photo deleted due to unprofessional OP's behavior  :)

718
Lenses / Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« on: December 02, 2013, 12:59:26 PM »
I followed a special treatment and converted  GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) to just  ... LAS (Lens  Acquisition Syndrome).

Now I mostly think of lenses not gear in general. The trick that lead to this improvement was the buying of 5D3  ;D  ;D

300mm f/2.8 L IS II will have to wait since this year I got the 500mm f/4L IS II (no intents to make your GAS worse though). It is a super lens but when you need something smaller 300mm f/2.8L IS II would help a lot.

I am not sure if I really helped you...  ;D  ;D   ;D


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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Lexar Memory Card Sale at B&H Photo
« on: November 26, 2013, 12:13:19 PM »
As I never had a problem with my Sandisk cards (2 X 8GB Extreme III and 3 x 32GB, various  Extreme versions) I find no reason to try something else.

720
Is this announcement to be repeated over and over like the 7D ll? I'm very interested in both, but can't buy either of them. :(
Don't worry! Canon takes care  of that. In fact they care so much as to postpone  both products  ;D

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