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Great question.

I agree with some of the other posters, that more gear allows you to make great photographs in more situations. A point in shoot can make awesome images given the right lighting and situation. The more situations we encounter and want to photograph the more money we spend on gear. Each piece of gear improves the quality of our of photographs for a certain situation, but not for all of them. The more and more gear we have, the more and more specialized or sophisticated our gear has to be in order to improve upon what is already available to us. So we spend a bunch of money on a piece of gear that only helps us improve incrementally.

From a personal standpoint I must say that my move the Full Frame made the biggest, immediate difference in my images. It was like night and day. Even my wife, who doesn't understand why hdtv is better than sdtv, was blown away by the quality of the images and the difference that was immediately noticeable. It wasn't like my skills had improved that much when I went to full frame. It was just the gear. Nothing else I've bought has made such a huge difference IMO.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D X [CR1]
« on: August 21, 2012, 08:44:06 AM »
to help with heat dissipation the camera is white, a la the t4i. ;)

This post is out of control. All the OP wants to know is if he can get the tripod for less than what he found. That's not a crime. I don't care if you're a professional, amateour, hobbyist, rich, poor, you should still be looking for the best deal. No one wants to feel like they spent more money than they have too. The OP didn't ask our advice on what tripod to purchase or if his financial situation and income justify the purchase. He's just looking to save a buck. Let's all take a deep breathe and answer the man's question.

just testing out my new lighting gear. nothing special.

EOS Bodies / Re: M Lens Mount Full Frame?
« on: July 23, 2012, 11:42:39 PM »
a whopping one reply. no one disagrees then. good.

EOS Bodies / M Lens Mount Full Frame?
« on: July 23, 2012, 07:33:48 PM »
One question. Can a full frame sensor fit within the M-mount? I don't care if their going to make a camera with FF anytime soon. I just want to know if it's even possible to have a mirrorless FF camera from canon.

To me it looks like a FF sensor won't fit in the mount because of where the electrical contacts are located. Not enough circumference.

EOS Bodies / Re: New Product Announcement Invites for July 23, 2012
« on: July 10, 2012, 09:03:53 AM »
Something close to the fuji system would be awesome. The x100 and pro-x1 are intriguing cameras. However, and correct me if I'm wrong, I don't think the g1X sensor is up to those standards and I don't think we'll see a new sensor with the mirror less.

C'mon Canon. Still hoping for aps-c.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS 650d Monochrome - Blue ???
« on: July 09, 2012, 10:16:33 PM »
I don't think anyone wants to answer you because no one has any experience using this setting.

I think it's a gimmick, and pointless for someone who does post processing.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
« on: July 09, 2012, 08:56:52 PM »

Pricewatch Deals / Re: 5D Mark III Special Kit from Adorama
« on: July 02, 2012, 07:09:42 PM »
I did try the 28-300. Can't say it was my cup of tea. I was just joking with my original post. It's a fine lens. I would sell it though and get some fast primes instead. But for many people it's great. I just didn't like it for my tastes.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: FF advise (mainly stills)
« on: July 01, 2012, 07:42:57 PM »
I don't think the 5Dc goes above 1600 iso. 3200 is expandable and looks pretty questionable.

mark ii sounds like it fits your bill.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: 5D Mark III Special Kit from Adorama
« on: June 28, 2012, 06:24:02 PM »
If only it came with an actual zoom lens. If you buy this sell the 28-300

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Firmware officially announced
« on: June 28, 2012, 09:31:02 AM »
Hi at all,

well, what I am really missing is the possibility of a quick change between a single-shot and fast multi-shot. The need to use the quick-menue is quite awkward. If you could assign that feature to the "jpg-raw-switch-button" for example, it would be a real improvement.

So, why assigning a switch between single- and multi-shot? If I turn on fast multi-shot I often get two frames instead of the wanted single one. Perhaps I am too slow in releasing my finger or press it down too hard... but I bet I am not the only one. And If you bump into a situation where you need fast multi-shot it just would be -pressing that button
-selecting speed
-pushing "set"
and shoot. Instead of
-pressing "quickmenue"
-operating around to the right area via stick (what often is the most annoying part)
-spin the wheel
-pushing "set"
and shoot.

Personally, for me even the jpg-raw-switch functionality for the next picture could be abandoned. I never used it and don't feel any need to do so for saving some bytes. Converting a raw-file is not an expenditure...

There's a button for that on the top of the camera. I really don't know what you mean here. All you have to do is hit one button and scroll to the correct option. And you can do it all with your right hand. Why would canon add functionality that's already there.

Lenses / Re: Faster cheapish prime for a wedding?
« on: June 22, 2012, 09:00:43 AM »
I think you can shoot a great wedding with the lenses and bodies you have.

I would work on a way to get those two flashes off camera for the reception and light the entire hall by bouncing them off a wall or ceiling. Get some cheap radio transmitters and point those flashes in the corner. You can light a reception site with 1/4 power. I do it, and it works great. It also means your lenses don't have to be super fast. And you can get those flashes off camera for $60 for the cheap stuff.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Manual Posted
« on: June 12, 2012, 01:48:43 PM »
Excuse my ignorance but can someone explain in plain english why the camera can't focus at F8.0?
I have a 24-70 2.8L and use F8 all the time... I find it to be the best, sharpest and most natural F-stop for studio work...
Please someone tell me if that is going to affect me or not.  :-\



All lenses focus at their maximum aperature. You're lens has a max of 2.8, therefore the autofocus will work splendidly. The camera doesn't close down the aperature until you hit the shutter button (or the dof preview). As long as you don't use teleconverters you should never run into a situation where AF does not work. I would venture to say if you don't know this stuff then you probably shouldn't be getting a 1DX anyway.

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