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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« on: June 21, 2014, 02:39:03 PM »
Dylan & Mac,

Thanks for posting these types of posts....they help hobbyists like me.

Two weeks ago I got my 5D MarkIII and yesterday got my 24-70mm f/2.8L II.  I already had the 70-200mm f/2.8L II on a 7D.  Still getting use to slight vignette at 24mm but I love it so far.  Now I just need to talk my accountant (wife) into the 16-35mm f/2.8 II.

Thanks again.

Congrats on your latest toys.

You might want to look 16-35 f4 IS(4stop). The MTF charts look much better over current 16-35 f2.8 II. I sold mine, will get the new 16-35 f4 IS soon.

Photography is my hobby too ;)

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« on: June 21, 2014, 09:29:00 AM »
And at 16mm f/11

congrats candyman  :)

Keep posting...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D mark 2 crop vs full frame
« on: June 21, 2014, 09:14:47 AM »
It will not be a mark 2 of the original 7D if it wasn't an APS-C sensor.

+1

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If I lose all my gear and have to start over, the it'll be:
EOS 70D + EF100-400 L IS
Sony a7 + 55/f 1.8 + 70-200 f/4 OSS + 24-70 f/4 OSS + 10-18 f/4 OSS

Interesting approach...

One of my 5D III ended up on ebay. The other will be there when 1DX II is announced ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: June 20, 2014, 07:22:22 PM »
What do you all think are the chances, that the 7D II will surpass the 5D mark iii/1DX on certain things? Such as IQ, ISO, DR or other things?

IMO, the 7DII will at best match the ISO/noise performance of the 5DIII.
And if Canon has finally decided to implement on-chip analog-to-digital conversion (ADC),
DR at low ISO could be better than on the FF cameras.
That's about it, though, in terms of IQ.

Also, just like with the 7D, we might see some features on the 7DII that will later make it
into the higher end cameras.

Overall, it's hard to imagine that the 7DII will offer much more from what you can get
already with the 5DIII today (except for higher frame rate and more pixels per duck).

Wishful thinking and I hope you right. The longest lens I have is 400mm f2.8 IS II, I don't mind adding 7D II(x1.6) if that the case ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« on: June 20, 2014, 06:48:39 PM »
Both types of cameras will take equally good pictures on the fundamental principle that the quality of a picture (when intentional) is 99.9% due to the user, not the tool.

It is all about pretension folks. The "must have" features are not really "must have", they are just things to make you feel superior to "amateurs".

Whatever you need to believe to help you feel better about yourself, it's all good.  But your 'fundamental principle' of 99.9% of image quality being due to the user is fundamentally flawed.

What I can tell you as someone for whom bird photography is a hobby...when I switched from a 7D and 100-400L to a 1D X and 600/4L IS II, my images improved significantly 'overnight'.  What changed – me as a user, or my tools?  Gear matters.

What I can tell you as a father who takes pictures of my daughters' gymnastics events...in gymnasium lighting, getting an action-stopping shutter speed with a 70-200/2.8L IS II or 135/2L requires a minimum of ISO 3200, often 6400 or 12800.  When I shot with a 7D, the images were unacceptably noisy at high enough ISO, or motion blurred if I used a lower ISO.  When I added a 5DII to my kit, ISO 3200-6400 gave a usable image from a noise standpoint, but the AF system couldn't effectively track the girls.  With the 1D X, AF tracking is flawless and ISO 25600 gives usable results, meaning I can get 1/800 s when needed.  Gear matters.

Is it possible to take stellar, impactful images with a beat up old Digital Rebel/300D and a nifty-50/1.8?  Sure.  Just not of the subjects that I choose to shoot.

+1000000000000000000000000000000000... with Neuro

I'm happy with 40D, 60D, 5D II and 5D III IQ, however, I'm much happier with 1DX  :P until 1DX II of course ;D

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Software & Accessories / Re: 1DX screen protector
« on: June 20, 2014, 11:01:50 AM »
I just noticed this link on Grant's blog - he says he uses these for his 5DIII & 1D X:
http://www.grantatkinson.com/blog/expert-shield-screen-protector-field-review

Thanks
Yes, I took 1kind's suggestion and ordered one.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Hitting Retailers
« on: June 20, 2014, 10:10:07 AM »
$125 off is better paying full price. Wonder what inside "100 Million EF Lens Gift Set"?

It's supposed to be a t-shirt, lens cloth and pin.  I'll find out when the lens ships any day now.  Buying the 16-35 f/4 IS was funded by selling the 16-35 f/2.8 II, and this is the first lens that I've ever pre-ordered.

An early CONGRATS

Feel like a kid in the candy shop?  ;D

MTF charts look very nice when compared to 16-35 f2.8 II. Plus that 4stop IS will be a huge benefit for night time shooting.

Post some pics when you ready.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Hitting Retailers
« on: June 20, 2014, 09:28:46 AM »
One of missing pieces in my puzzle.

Since I'm no hurry for UWA, willing to wait for X-mas rebate.

I was going to wait for a rebate too, but then pre-ordered one when the Canon site glitched and was selling at a discount.

What was the discount rate?

$125 off 1200 for the lens, and because it was through Canon, they threw in a "100 Million EF Lens Gift Set" valued at 50 for free.

$125 off is better paying full price. Wonder what inside "100 Million EF Lens Gift Set"?

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Hitting Retailers
« on: June 19, 2014, 10:24:56 PM »
One of missing pieces in my puzzle.

Since I'm no hurry for UWA, willing to wait for X-mas rebate.

I was going to wait for a rebate too, but then pre-ordered one when the Canon site glitched and was selling at a discount.

What was the discount rate?

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=20956.0

They ship tomorrow. Goodbye 17-40!

That's awesome

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Hitting Retailers
« on: June 19, 2014, 07:38:36 PM »
One of missing pieces in my puzzle.

Since I'm no hurry for UWA, willing to wait for X-mas rebate.

I was going to wait for a rebate too, but then pre-ordered one when the Canon site glitched and was selling at a discount.

What was the discount rate?

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Hitting Retailers
« on: June 19, 2014, 07:25:29 PM »
PMI Digital on ebay has these for sale now. They are a reliable and Authorized Canon seller...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151331275933

One of missing pieces in my puzzle.

Since I'm no hurry for UWA, willing to wait for X-mas rebate.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 19, 2014, 06:56:37 PM »
12800ISO, my co-worker, early at the office

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Software & Accessories / Re: 1DX screen protector
« on: June 19, 2014, 06:51:51 PM »
Dylan,

I ran into this same situation myself just a few days ago. I luckily had a roll of 3M invisible shield sitting around because I pretty much 3M everything I own. I do it because like to use my gear the way it was meant to be used and not worry about wear and tear that goes along with using it that way. Then when it's time to sell, I just peal it off; good as new.

Look on eBay for rolls of invisible shield, then just cut the shape you need. It's cheap and works beautifully.

Thanks.
I already ordered 3 dif. types. They should be here next week.

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Software & Accessories / Re: 1DX screen protector
« on: June 19, 2014, 03:02:34 PM »
I just installed a GEARMAXX for my G1 X Mark II. Crystal clear and perfect fit.

A manufacturer just contacted me asking if I wanted to review their screen protectors. The company is called Expert Shield (www.expertshield.com). I'm going to install it on my 5D Mark III, my cousin is going to install one on his Nikon D610. They're going to send me one for the LG G3 smartphone when I get the phone and when they have it in stock.

I'll have the review posted on my site at www.1kindphotography.com when I'm done with it. They're also letting me run a contest on my site. There will be 5 winners and each winner can choose a screen protector of their choice.

Thanks 1kind. I'll give it a try.

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