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learning of fire and brimstone, oceans boiling dogs and cats living together . . . .  mass hysteria ::)

I read that and was like... "OMG dogs being boiled in oceans... and wait.. why are cats living together horrible?"

Things will propbably get back to normal after the 7dmk2 and rebel  650D get released.

The Canon Extenders are not compatible with the 17-40mm.  From Canon's specifications page for the 2x Extender:

"... is only compatible with fixed focal length L-series lenses 135mm and over, as well as the EF 70-200/2.8L, EF 70-200/2.8L IS, EF 70-200/4L, and EF 100-400/4.5-5.6L."

Same goes for the 1.4x Extender.  They both have a protrusion that prevent them from being mounted on other lenses.

Thought so... although, that wording implies it can be used on the 1200mm monster?  :o

Just read a review today that says you can use the 1.4 and 2x on the 1200mm.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Megapixels are Coming [CR1]
« on: March 14, 2012, 09:13:16 AM »

Where's the 35L, 135L & 400/5.6L replacements?

From what i've read there is way more issues with the 16-35L and 24L than the 35L.  My bet would be those would be replaced before the 35L

Canon General / Re: Should I move up to FF or get more lens
« on: March 13, 2012, 01:35:33 PM »
By far the funniest/most used lens I have is the 10-22mm.  I don't touch the 18-200mm unless I'm shooting something I'll know I will need the reach.  It was also the very first lens I bought and then regretted buying 2 months later.  But as people pointed out, if I picked up the 5Dmk3 I'd def. sell the 18-55 and the 18-200. 

My biggest worry is not having a good UWA lens.  From what I read the 10-22mm seems to be better than the 16-35mm and I wouldn't have the dough to buy that either after an upgrade.   Though I would probably keep my 10-22mm on my 550d for when i want to use that lens even if i got the 5d, until i had the money to pick up a good replacement.

Though Haydn's idea seems really good.

Canon General / Should I move up to FF or get more lens
« on: March 13, 2012, 05:29:05 AM »
Probably a ton of other posts like these here already, but I thought I'd ask specifically for my situation.

I currently have the following gear
  • 550d
  • aluminum tripod
  • 10-22mm EF-S
  • 18-55mm EF-S
  • 18-200mm EF-S
  • 30mm 1.4L EF
  • 50mm 1.4 EF

I mainly enjoy shooting landscapes, buildings and night photography.  I've only been serious shooting for about 6 months.  I don't make money of my pictures as this is just a hobby.  And moving to FF, in particular the 5dmk3, interests me for low light performance as the biggest issue i have is with my night shots and AF in low light.

What I wanted to ask, would you recommend that i just get the 5dmk3, where I could only use the 35mm and 50mm.  I'd be pretty limited by my glass, and after dropping $3500, it'd be a while before i could get more glass.  Though eventually i'd like to get the 24-70mm mk2

Or would you recommend I spend more money on gear and glass to make the move to FF lens painful when  it happens?  That and i could work more on my shooting skills and get more experience.

If i picked up more gear, I'd be looking at
  • ND filter
  • 6xx Flash
  • lightroom
  • possibly a macro lens

Picking up the 5dmk3 would be a stretch financially, but doable, and the gear no sweat.

Canon General / Re: $50 off full Adobe Lightroom 4 @ B&H
« on: March 12, 2012, 05:38:45 AM »
I've purchased stuff from B&H and had it sent to japan.  Had teh 50mm 1.4 and 35mm 1.4 sent to Japan and the shipping was soemthign like $35 USD.  The bigger issue was the $80 i had to pay in import duty.

Lenses / Re: Rumored 10 new lenses, 5 of which (CR) mentioned...
« on: March 10, 2012, 01:24:26 AM »
A new something to replace the EF-s 10-22? The market is saturated with other-brand alternatives, canon could trump the lot if they tried.

the 10-22mm is a relatively new EF-S lens at the top tier of EF-S.  I:d be surprised if they released a new version of that.  And the other 2 lens on the market all have their own trade-offs. 

What i see is a new set of cheap primes being released with the new rebel, like the 50mm 1.8.

I:d expect a mk2 of the 35L or the 24L as both lens are near the bottom of the L barrel in image issues or mechanics.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: IPAD 3 = Lame
« on: March 09, 2012, 01:58:24 AM »
. The iPad has changed the whole experience. A PC/MAC needs time to boot, has keyboard, whereas the iPad (or any tablet) just appears when you whip it out.

i think you meant "SSDs" here instead of Apple...  It takes 15 seconds to boot my laptop, including post into windows with 0% cpu utilization. 

And I think your comparison might be flawed... iOS takes forever to boot up on my iPhone 3GS.  Typically though your ipad/tablet/iphone is always on so it doesn't really boot.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What about new crops ?
« on: March 05, 2012, 11:06:20 PM »
all they would need to do to release a new rebel is through the digic 5 chip in it.  In fact that's all they need to do to refresh their entire line of crops.  Though i'd like to see the new higher iso sensors in the crops as well.  That would be great.

Just be careful, you can't use the built in flash at the wide end of the 10-22mm because the flash will cause a huge shadow to be cast into your pictures.  For that reason alone i am considering getting a 600EX-rt.

One other thing you don't get with the pop-up flash is AF assist beam which gives you more accurate faster AF in low light.

Lenses / Re: zoom lense advice
« on: March 03, 2012, 12:03:34 AM »
This may be too wide for what you are thinking but the EF-S 10-22mm is an amazing lens.  What i love about it the most is that you can literally stand next to a building and get a shot with noone in it.  Makes for some great picks.  On my last trip out to England, Iceland, and France, this lens was on my camera 80% of the time.  In england and france it was just amazing for taking pictures of whole buildings in small crowded streets and in Iceland for breathtaking landscapes.

Lenses / Re: two new lenses vs 5D3 Kit
« on: March 02, 2012, 11:51:44 PM »
my recommendation would be to go for a 35mm 1.4L as that will turn out ot be a great walk around lens when you decide to go FF.  The 24mm has alot of picture quality issues compared to the 35mm from what i've read from http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/152-canon-ef-24mm-f14-usm-l-test-report--review

I myself am stuck in a similiar situation of whether to get more glass or a new body (i having the 550d means i have the same AF as the 5d mk2 it seems)

Since all you have is the 50mm prime the biggest limiter you have right now is lack of a wide lens and a zoom lens.  My thinking is that there is alot of camera equipement that i still don't have, so i'm going to concentrate on getting a flash, a good zoom, nd filters and such before i get a better camera. As those will help with my actual photography skills while upgrading my body not so much.

A friend once gave me this sound advice "you should only upgrade your body once your photography starts to become limited by it.  I upgraded because the AF was horrible and the camera kept having problems and wasn't reliable for concert photography". 

One other thing that has been said on the forums, it is better to have a L glass on a rebel (500d series) than to have a kit lens on a pro body.

EOS Bodies / Why the Japan hate Canon
« on: March 02, 2012, 01:04:12 AM »
So where the 5dIII is selling for $3500 USD in the states... Those of us in Japan get it at the lovely price of $4100 at today's exchange rates...  This is why I buy all my canon stuff from the states...  Was figuring it was goign to be more normalized with current exchange rates.. but apparantly not.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon has the 5D Mark III on the USA website
« on: March 01, 2012, 11:56:25 PM »
can't seem to click on it though...

to those talking about the prices going up, comapred tot he MK2... in actualality from teh JPY side they haven't.  The USD was trading at 108 yen to the dollar back in 2008 when the MKII was released.  The USD is now trading at 80 yen to the dollar.  THat alone would justify the seemingly 25% increase in the price of the 5D MK3.

One thing that is a shame is that all the new lens and bodies coming out this year will have be based on the new exchange rate, meaning I won't be able to buy stuff for a 30% discount by buying from the US and having it shipped over.

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