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Lenses / Re: New Tilt-Shift Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« on: April 16, 2013, 07:51:28 AM »
I am guessing it would be too much to hope that at least one of them would have a tripod mount.....
>:( I guess you are right!

A tripod mount at the nodal point would be ideal ...

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Canon General / Re: Why do you do Photography?
« on: April 16, 2013, 07:46:38 AM »

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I have a Systematic Series 3 Gitzo (3541LS) but I use it for more than 200mm lenses too. It is 1.7Kg   :)

I am very happy with it (Stability, usability and weight). If you have to choose between the ones you mentioned get the Series 2 Gitzo.

I use the Markins M20 head which is now obsolete (There is the Q20 I think).
Q10 would be the one matching for a Series 2 Gitzo.

If I had to choose a head again though, I would look seriously at an elliptical Arca Swiss head  (I think Z1?)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D MK II Error - Pink Frame
« on: April 15, 2013, 06:08:03 AM »
Definitely return it.

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I took a few photos using a old cf card, protected two of them and erased the others.  There was no problem, I tried this several times and everything worked.
 
Since it happened twice, I'd suspect the camera has either a hardware or firmware issue.  It might even be a bent pin in the camera that causes the issue.
I had a similar thought but I had found it scary and disappointing (for the 5DMkIII) at the same time! This is not the first time I read 5DMkIII involved in bent pins  :o
My 5DMkIII is fine but I am very careful when I have to insert a CF. I didn't use to be afraid and pay extra attention with my 40D and 5DMkII (and I removed CF cards a lot).


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Site Information / Re: Minimum CR Forum IQ?
« on: April 11, 2013, 12:07:35 PM »
No offense offence intended.  It appears my attempt at humour may have fallen apartment flat.
Hmm I believe spelling differences are becoming the centre er ... center of this thread  ;D

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Site Information / Re: Minimum CR Forum IQ?
« on: April 11, 2013, 11:55:22 AM »
Maybe there is room for a "Humour" section threads like that could be moved to.   


...and a section for threads where people put a 'u' in words like humor and color.  Oh, wait...we already have one:P

Hmm you cannot imply that you don't appreciate British ... humour  ::)
At least you should add: "no offence  meant" errr... "no offense  meant"   ;D

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Site Information / Re: Minimum CR Forum IQ?
« on: April 11, 2013, 11:42:34 AM »
2.8 is OK I guess provided a red L follows  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Which Lens ... 24-70 II or primes?
« on: April 11, 2013, 10:58:29 AM »
family / children:  better with prime lenses
landscapes: better with a 24-70

Interesting.  I have the opposite viewpoint, mostly.  My kids move fast - a zoom offers the flexibility I need to capture them from arm's length to across the yard.  For landscapes, I have the camera on a tripod and time at my disposal.  TS-E 24mm and mucking about with gran ND filters?  No problem.
I was thinking as you but OP had said:

 "images are usually taken after I'm back from work so its mostly in low light situations"




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Lenses / Re: Which Lens ... 24-70 II or primes?
« on: April 11, 2013, 10:40:40 AM »
I was reading this thread because I was also kind of thinking about 24-70 II. Now, since I made the above stupid error, unintentional as it was, allow me to somehow say something in topic.

I had a 24-70 2.8 version 1 which I used with my 40D. When that combo was stolen, I replaced it with a 5DMkII and 24-105. That lens is very versatile and has IS. I have not pixel-peeped it though apart from 2 cases.

The 1st time I was disappointed but I recall having forgotten the lens to manual focus so it does not count. That was some landscapes while I was returning home for vacation so no big deal though.

The 2nd time (which was important) was at a christening. I had used flash and f/9 so I had no complaints at all with sharpness.

Back to 24-70 question: I believe that 70mm is not enough. Right now I prefer to use my 35mm 1.4L, 85mm 1/8 and 135mm f/2L instead of a 24-105 (and a 24TS-E if in need for 24mm). I admit though that when I take my 5DMkIII with 3 lenses my small shoulder camera bag (a TT urban disguise) gets really heavy. So usually I revert to 2 prime lenses. This is not necessarily bad since it makes me think and use my feet and think. I also like the oof blur from prime lenses.

In your case since kids mean action I believe either 24-70 or a 35mm would serve you almost equally well. With either case though, you wouldn't escape the need to change lens (135mm ?) to take a portrait. This is a case that only 24-105 covers (at least partially).

So I am sorry I feel I did not help especially even when on topic. But this is also my dilemma (and the reason I was reading this thread).

If I were to summarize I would say:

family / children:  better with prime lenses
landscapes: better with a 24-70


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Lenses / Re: Which Lens ... 24-70 II or primes?
« on: April 11, 2013, 09:45:51 AM »
get a video camera or ... learn how to paint  ;D

 :( ... Have a video camera and I know how to paint ... what else?

Sorry I typed it in the wrong thread!

I meant to type it to the "Canon EOS 1DX Junk camera??" thread.

My sincere apologies.  :-[


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Lenses / Re: Which Lens ... 24-70 II or primes?
« on: April 11, 2013, 06:46:53 AM »
get a video camera or ... learn how to paint  ;D

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Lenses / Re: I bit the bullet!
« on: April 05, 2013, 12:43:48 PM »
Now that the Nikon 80-400mm upgrade lens in now in the hands of customers and reviewers, perhaps Canon will think it is now safe to announce their new 100-400 lens (I'm hoping for 200-500 F4 non-push pull - probably would be too heavy) version.
200-500 would be monstrous in size, price and weight.

The fixed 500F/4L IS II costs at the 10K region...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
« on: April 02, 2013, 06:30:50 AM »
I was expecting a bit more believable prank.
Simple, choose between:

7DMkII
EF35mm 1.4L II
EF400mm f/5.6L IS
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

(All shipping May 2013  ;D )
OK I meant shipping May 2014  ;D  ;D  ;D

(It has to be believable...)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
« on: April 01, 2013, 09:36:19 AM »
and all L-Lensens now have to be re-releases as R-Lenses...
;D  ;D  ;D

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