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EOS Bodies / Re: 1Dx vs 5DmIII sealings
« on: June 06, 2014, 12:40:55 AM »
I haven't dip my 5D III in bucket of water yet. However, it survived 2-3 heavy rains while I was in HongKong. Still working like a champ

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Yongnuo YN-E3-RT Officially Released
« on: June 06, 2014, 12:35:57 AM »
As of today, I have 2 600ex rt's... so I'm debating on whether I'm going to get a another to do RT or the St-e3-rt... the YN-E3-RT isn't really on my radar screen... mostly because of this thread. 

Though, it is a good problem to have. Which to get... which to get.

Both

I don't think I could go with three @ the same time.  It's like women in bed... eventually one would feel left out...

2 to 1 ratio works better in portrait. Balance is better with St-e3-rt on body over 600ex.

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Canon General / Re: Gear for 9 days trip to Utah National Parks
« on: June 05, 2014, 10:33:29 PM »
Enjoy your trip and be safe surapon  :)

Almost forgot.....share some photos when you come back ;D

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« on: June 05, 2014, 10:26:33 PM »
Last Jan, I got a chance to be a primary photographer to shoot Tet celebration http://www.tetvietnamsj.com/ at Saint Columban Church. It’s a small private catholic school.

Long story short, the Vietnamese parents did an outstanding job organizing the Tet celebration. They got strong supports from school principle and all the teachers.

As always, I brought all the gear I have including the 400mm f2.8 IS II to the event. I took about 700ish photos.
1.   85% of the photos taken with 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II combo
2.   15%  taken with 50L + 135L combo

Shooting with 2 bodies including 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II combo is so much easy. Missing shots is almost impossible. I’m glad I pulled trigger on second 5D III.

Here is the link of Tet celebration: http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/qT0bsDqk/1/6425720#imageID=208599092  These are just preparation photos. There are so much more photos that I wish I can share with CR community – kids getting red envelop, dragon dances etc…but I must respect the parents & students privacy.

Bottom line is: 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo

My 5yrs graduated from kindergarten today. I took over 600 photos with this combo = AWESOME - AWESOME - AWEOME when pair up with x2 5d III on dual BR strap.

Also brought 400mm f2.8 IS II and 2 600ex with me, all remained in the bag.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Yongnuo YN-E3-RT Officially Released
« on: June 05, 2014, 10:21:19 PM »
As of today, I have 2 600ex rt's... so I'm debating on whether I'm going to get a another to do RT or the St-e3-rt... the YN-E3-RT isn't really on my radar screen... mostly because of this thread. 

Though, it is a good problem to have. Which to get... which to get.

Both

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Lenses / Re: What was your first L lens?
« on: June 05, 2014, 03:26:02 PM »
Actually, I recently went into the next dimension 'above' L glass (somehow)... I purchased a Sigma 50mm F/1.4 ART. Amazing quality and design, but I have yet to see if they really beat L-glass on durability.
Nevertheless, it sits happily next to my current L-glass (16-35mm L f/2.8, 24-105mm L f/4.0, 100mm L f/2.8 and 70-200mm L II IS f/2.8).

GAS is my biggest problem though :). Looking at the 300mm f/2.8 IS now, but the price is just too high to be justified.

One advice, DO NOT try this lens on your camera - unless you ready to pull trigger  ;)

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Lenses / Re: What was your first L lens?
« on: June 05, 2014, 03:15:56 PM »
70-200 f2.8 IS mrk I - bought it used, got hooked from there. To me, this is still excellent lens on the market for those on tighter budget.


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Lenses / Re: Need a 600mm. Don't want to pay for one
« on: June 05, 2014, 12:15:42 PM »
If you are going to get one white super-tele (and trust me there is no substitute) then either the newer 300mm f2.8 LIS II or an older 400mm f2.8 LIS would be top of my list. The 300 is great for it's size, portability and relative lightness. it takes tele converters every well (1.4x and 2x) and will get you to 600mm f5.6 with ample IQ and can be shot wide open with great sharpness.
The 400L (my personal choice) is very big and very very heavy, but optically, it's one of the finest lenses ever made. It's pretty much untouched optically by a teleconverter. Pop a 1.4x on it and it's a 560mm f4, which is just a bit focal shy of the 600mm f4. Pop a 2x on it and it's a very capable 800mm f5.6.
Anything else is a compromise in my opinion.

I used 24-70 II and 400 f2.8 IS II combo yesterday. I carried this combo on dual BR strap. The weight is not that bad. I have the hood removed to keep it compact, plus I constanly checking the BR connection to make everything remaining nice and tight.

Like you said "it's one of the finest lenses ever made"

I'm using the mkI 400L and that's a LOT heavier. It's a lot cheaper on the S/H market too. Optically, there is nothing between them except for copy variation. I'd love a mkII but at the moment it is way out of my purchasing power. Maybe next year....

Many reviews claimed the weight reduction is the key to upgrade from mrkI to II.

Hope you be able to get one soon. This is my 1st BIG WHITE and I'm loving it.

If Canon SOME HOW ::) can reduce the current 400mm f2.8 IS II weight down to 300mm f2.8 IS II - that would be AWESOME.

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Lenses / Re: Need a 600mm. Don't want to pay for one
« on: June 05, 2014, 10:12:17 AM »
If you are going to get one white super-tele (and trust me there is no substitute) then either the newer 300mm f2.8 LIS II or an older 400mm f2.8 LIS would be top of my list. The 300 is great for it's size, portability and relative lightness. it takes tele converters every well (1.4x and 2x) and will get you to 600mm f5.6 with ample IQ and can be shot wide open with great sharpness.
The 400L (my personal choice) is very big and very very heavy, but optically, it's one of the finest lenses ever made. It's pretty much untouched optically by a teleconverter. Pop a 1.4x on it and it's a 560mm f4, which is just a bit focal shy of the 600mm f4. Pop a 2x on it and it's a very capable 800mm f5.6.
Anything else is a compromise in my opinion.

I used 24-70 II and 400 f2.8 IS II combo yesterday. I carried this combo on dual BR strap. The weight is not that bad. I have the hood removed to keep it compact, plus I constanly checking the BR connection to make everything remaining nice and tight.

Like you said "it's one of the finest lenses ever made" 

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Lenses / Re: Need a 600mm. Don't want to pay for one
« on: June 05, 2014, 09:58:52 AM »
Another vote for Tamron 150-600 when budget is on tight end.






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Thanks guys,

@ eli72 - Wow, that is really good price.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body for $4999
« on: June 04, 2014, 06:53:04 PM »
Dam.....$4999 :o :o :o

What is "GREY MARKET" again?

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Real World Sample Images
« on: June 04, 2014, 10:03:13 AM »
These posts aren't helping me stay patient as I wait for my copy :)

I was thinking about holiday rebates... ::)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D or 5DM3 need your help guys
« on: June 04, 2014, 12:33:07 AM »
thanks guys

gezz i can't go for all lens now :)

1) EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM  or EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

2) EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM LATER

3) EF 35mm f/2

i think i will go for these 2 now
, also guys

i saw some reviews about this lens EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM they said it's also good on sharpness and contrast , only different is the 1 F-stop more light



for me i want to shoot landscape, building, street , desert ...etc maybe some portrait of my kids


Do i need flash ? for the camera , i may use some shoots at night near lake or something :)

Speedlite 600EX-RT , and which remote is good to use the camera


i know i ask so much here but i need to start in good shape ;)

My 2cents: I do not see much benefit adding 35mm f2 if you plan to get 24-70 II. Save your $$$ for 70-200 f2.8 IS II or speedlite.

135L is a great lens for portrait, maybe 85 f1.8.


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Lenses / Re: 200mm f/2.8 with IS?
« on: June 03, 2014, 10:33:39 AM »
I doubt it. What about 135l or 85L?

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