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Not on your list, but isnt a crop either:
what about a used 1Dmk4?
I like my 5d3, BUT: I favorise my 1d more and more in the last months.
Just an idea.
Good luck and have fun!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Camera for keen 9 year old.
« on: August 18, 2013, 10:18:20 PM »
A used x00D will perfect do the job.
Kit objectiv.
All of these cameras are faaar better then my first one, "cropped" film, all automatic, didnt really like it.

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Video & Movie / Re: Timelaspe climb to Moleson at night (swiss alp)
« on: August 18, 2013, 05:45:55 PM »
Very good. I like the idea and how you have done it.
Chapeau!

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Lenses / Re: Stabilization for IS lenses?
« on: August 18, 2013, 11:51:50 AM »
I never turn of the IS on my 70-200IS  v2; never noticed unsharp pictures above 1/250s.
2 seconds for the IS or VR to wait seems a bit long; I give my glasses with IS half a second and this seems to be ok.

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Canon General / Re: Should I get into this industry?
« on: August 18, 2013, 01:30:35 AM »
Dear Dave!
Sorry to hear you lost your work.
Sure it would be a nice thing to make a living from doing what you love to do.
I had my weddings and made pictures for a travel agency, some nice jobs, BUT: I wouldnt like to do this everytime.
First of all, although they were well paid, it was to less to live from it.
Second: some of the "ideas" of my contractors were simly s...., but you have to give them the feeling, this is pure genius.
Third and most important: I dont want to loose photography as my favorite hobby.

My 2 cents.

Good luck whatever you choose as your way!

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: August 17, 2013, 01:17:31 PM »
Wintermountain in Austria.

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Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: August 17, 2013, 12:24:11 PM »
Don't want to sell my primes even when they are covered by my zooms.
I love my 35L and 135L, they have their place when light is getting tricky or I want to have that 1.4/2.0- look.
My 2 cents.

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Oh please explain the term BS.
One of my favorite tracks from Charles Mingus is called "To BS".
Thank you.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon is going to add mid format
« on: August 15, 2013, 04:49:17 AM »
Therefore I don't believe Canon goes into such a small segment, not so profitable like selling a ton of bodies with an APS-C sensor in it. I simply don't believe Canon going this way. And I would like to be wrong :)

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Canon General / Re: Printing Images
« on: August 14, 2013, 05:18:54 PM »
Too big or not:
if you stand very close to the picture you will see the dots. Or not-so-sharp details in a landscape, if interpolated to 300dpi (or at least 150dpi).
If you look at it from 5ft, they will look fine.
Sorry, no adress as a european.
Read VERY carefully, what they want as material to print (RGB, CMYK, which color space), and let them make one small print to check.
Good luck.

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Canon General / Re: More Medium Format Talk [CR1]
« on: August 14, 2013, 05:12:13 PM »
The digital MF is too small to make money out of it.
And I dont see this as a growing market..... even our FF are a minority in the world of fotography.
Even Canon will not persuade too many to buy a MF.

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You don't have a flash?
I wouldnt dare to shoot an event like this without having one in my bag.
Before, if you prefer available light, I would bring my 35L.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon is going to add mid format
« on: August 14, 2013, 12:00:14 PM »
Too small market for a brand like Canon.
Would bring a big rise of Mojo, but it seems Canon want to satisfy their shareholders, nothing else.
Canon is acting like an old human who is afraid of loosing its money under the bed.

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Canon General / Re: More Medium Format Talk [CR1]
« on: August 14, 2013, 03:12:23 AM »
I would like to see an affordable MF system by Canon.
I had several analog, and loved the IQ.
BUT: its a very small market, making profit would be difficult.
And Canon is not known for non- profit thinking or strategy.

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Software & Accessories / Re: External HDD for backups
« on: August 13, 2013, 04:39:15 PM »
My strategy:
I use 3 external 2TB HDDs; after every save or printing session I save the month I saved/worked with on one of them; they change like in a merrygoround.
Stored on three different places.
If they are full, one gets a friend of mine to store it in an other house.
I like the fast eSATA- connection.

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