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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D vs 5Diii today...
« on: December 05, 2012, 08:23:09 AM »
I have not seen or handled the 6d.  It does look to have some pretty good features.  That said, I do have the 5DIII and I can say that there is not a more versatile camera out there in its price class.  Excellent high ISO, good FPS, enough MP for very many types of shooting.   Very good deals can be had too.

-Brian

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Technical Support / Re: Canon 6D won't turn on.
« on: December 02, 2012, 08:12:54 PM »
This may sound silly, but you did charge the battery before use, right?  They come mostly dead n the box.

-Brian

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR1]
« on: November 30, 2012, 10:24:07 AM »
I'm thinking this could be $2499 body only.  Better AF, new sensor with lower noise, 10fps....doesn't sound cheap based on Canon's current pricing history.

-Brian


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Lenses / Re: Anyone longing for 45mm and 90mm TS-E replacement ?
« on: November 29, 2012, 11:57:02 AM »
The new updated lenses are performing very well.  I would like a TS-E lens and have heard the 45 is a great focal length. Would I like to break in to this market with an improved version?  Yes.  But at twice the price of the current?  No. 

I've got my eyes on the Samyang 24mm due out.  We'll see what it can do and at what price point.

-Brian

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My 2 cents: same time next year, 6D will be on Ebay for $1200 or less.

$1200 seems pretty optimistic, I'd expect something closer to $1500.

Not optimistic at all...in fact, 12 months after release I fully expect 6D to be about $1200, and perhaps even $1100. Read the tea leaves with 5D III price trajectory.

While I too think this is overoptimistic, I hope you are right.  For that price, I would face the wrath of the wife to add this as a second body to my 5DmkIII.

-Brian

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Black Friday at Adorama
« on: November 20, 2012, 11:34:52 AM »
I think that CR trusts their normal vendors; let's reserve early judgement and see if they come through . . . Adorama aren't just normal internet jerk wads, they do have deals.  Maybe this was all premature.

I love your signature. 

It is possible these are what will be on sale Friday, but the sale prices aren't shown yet....we  will see. 

_brian

It's not as bad now; The whole D600/D800 had five people that were literally thread-jacking every other post.

I think they moved over to slashdot where they try to get an apple-related thread on the front page every 12 hours to incite riot  ;D


True.  Quieted down a lot.  I was still, though, half expecting to see some folks in this thread threaten to sell all the stuff they bought from Adorama and switch to a different vendor over this 'non sale'.  :)  LOL

-Brian

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Black Friday at Adorama
« on: November 19, 2012, 08:44:48 PM »
I think that CR trusts their normal vendors; let's reserve early judgement and see if they come through . . . Adorama aren't just normal internet jerk wads, they do have deals.  Maybe this was all premature.

I love your signature. 

It is possible these are what will be on sale Friday, but the sale prices aren't shown yet....we  will see. 

_brian

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Lighting / Re: 5D Mark II triggering 2 flashes
« on: November 16, 2012, 11:24:52 AM »
You can pick up a set of phottix strato II wireless triggers for fairly cheap.  The transmitter has ETTL pass through, so your 430 could sit on top of it on the camera (or be elsewhere if you mount your ETTL cable to the transmitter).  Your 580 would be attached to the receiver and fire in maual at whatever power you set.

At short studio distances, I think you'll be surprised to find that the 430 is only negligably less powerful than the 580.  I would consider the suggestion above to mount the 580 on camera, and use it to fire your 430.  That would be free and easy.

-Brian 

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EOS Bodies / Re: February & March are Announcement Months for Canon [CR2]
« on: November 16, 2012, 08:38:53 AM »
I'll definitely have my eye on the EOS M body.  If it has an OVF and improved AF speed, I could see this being my back up body to my 5DIII.  I know this technology will get there, just not sure if it gets there this round or not.  Could be an excellent alternative to getting a new P&S, though considerably more expensive I'm sure.

-Brian

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Blinking Red AF Point Information
« on: November 15, 2012, 08:30:49 AM »
Maybe they should just consult the 10,000 internet jockeys who already know exactly how to fix it? 

lol  :)

-Brian

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Lenses / Re: Need some advise: light sensitive lens indoors
« on: November 08, 2012, 08:22:55 AM »
What about the 40mm pancake?  At 2.8 its just one stop slower than your 135.  Unless you're already shooting at iso 12800, you can easily make up that one stop with ISO on the MKIII.  The lens is small, light and produces great colors and contrast.   And its DIRT CHEAP. 

If you're stuck on a zoom, what is wrong with the 24-105?  again, with the ISO peformance of the MKIII I have not seen problems using this lens in most indoor places.  Maybe a dark restaraunt or some place with 'mood lighting' would be an issue, but usually you have more control of the lights in your own home. 

Aside from that, you're looking at the new Tamron 24-70VC, or the old Canon 24-70. 

-Brian

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« on: November 06, 2012, 09:28:52 PM »
I JUST got my 24-105 a few months ago for less than $800 used.  If I had known this was coming, i would have waited.  The better optical performance and new style IS would have swayed me.  But as it is, I will be hanging on to my 24-105.  It really is a good lens, despite the rep it gets here on the forums (or at least it did, until people started using it as a reason to pan the new 24-70 F4 :).

-Brian

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Lenses / Re: 24-70/4 MFT charts
« on: November 06, 2012, 02:34:07 PM »
Is there a legend describing the axies and various line styles for the MTF chart?  I really don't know what I'm looking at.

-Brian

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Lenses / Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« on: November 06, 2012, 08:21:35 AM »
I don't think its unreasonable for the replacement to the 24-105 to be more expensive (I'm assuming the 24-105 is not long for this world).  Improved optical performance, hybrid IS, smaller size, lighter weight.  I thought it would come in at the same price point as the old 2.8...or around $1600.  The macro performance is another huge plus. 

The price of the new prime is also not surprising based on what they did with the 24 and 28.  It is more disappointing than the price of the zoom.  I wonder if Canon is moving all DSLR lenses up the scale, catering to pros and video folks, and making room for the EOS-M system in the previous price ranges. 

-Brian

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: November 05, 2012, 08:38:52 AM »
I don't understand primes that aren't in the 1.4 or at least 1.8 range. Why would i want a $700 prime that is only f2? Can someone explain this to me?

Well, 1.8 is only 1/3 stop faster than 2.0.  To get 1/3 of a stop out of shutter speed or ISO isn't that big a deal, so the difference doesn't matter a whole lot, IMO.  1.4 is 2/3 stop faster.  Again, with the ISO performance of the modern cameras, this isn't as big a deal as it once was.

Creatively, the DOF of the faster lenses can't be replicated.  But at that point you're in the realm of very carefully focused artistic shots - the realm of a more specialized lens.  I have never had any luck walking around shooting at 1.4-1.8.  DOF is too difficult to manage.  If stuff is moving, or the scene is busy than your keeper rate goes way down.  I'd much rather have the higher resolution of the new lenses and them be just fast enough to help in dim situations. 

On another note: I'm guessing $1600 for the new 24-70F4 L IS.

-Brian


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