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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: An introduction and a dilemma
« on: October 04, 2014, 05:41:57 AM »
+1 on the 6d. then you could also buy another lens either a uwa to replace the 10-22 or you could try out the macro lens and flashes you are thinking about. Don't forget that with all the full frame bodies you will need a speed light. Personally I have the Yongnuo 565 and 568 flashes and for my needs they are perfectly acceptable. Your lens setup so far as others have suggested is perfect for ff. good luck with your choice.

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EOS Bodies / Re: What to expect on the 80D?
« on: September 23, 2014, 07:30:53 PM »
unless of course the 7D2 has a planned shorter life.... possible with the lack of 4K issue.

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Lenses / Re: Wildlife lens setup
« on: September 20, 2014, 04:40:44 PM »
I voted for the 150-600 I find the focus fast and quiet and the images are sharp. I had a 100-400 beforehand and that is a good lens too (I was using a 60d with the 100-400 and a 5d3 with the Tamzooka) The biggest difference between them is that the 100-400 will zoom to the focal length that you want far quicker than the tamron because of the push pull zoom (some people hate it- I never had a problem with it). Also the Tamron doesn't have a dedicated panning mode in IS whereas the 100-400 does. OK it sounds like i'm slamming the Tamron I'm not it is a very good lens for the money - the least expensive choice of your options. If you are going for a zoom over a prime lens, I would thoroughly research both lenses as both have pro's and con's

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:44:10 AM »
so who's going to be first with the should I buy the 7d2 vs the 6d vs the  5d3 now that there is a camera to actually talk about?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon announced D750
« on: September 12, 2014, 03:20:01 AM »
Out of 51 af points only 15 are cross type. I think its funny that they put 6.5 fps (just seems rubbing in the face of 5D3)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon D750 to be Canon 5D3 competitor?
« on: September 07, 2014, 06:47:45 PM »
What is the real point of these posts complaining about the 5D3 sensor- that it is 3 years old? the sensor going in the D750 is more than likely the same one that went in the D600 - 2 or so nikon generations ago. are people complaining of the lack of sensor innovation going on at sony/ nikon------ 24mp sensor in 3 different cameras a 36mp (with a minor firmware tweak) going into 2 generations (3 models also). At least Canon have changed their sensors in their FF offerings at a reasonable life expectancy. (we won't mention the 7D,60d,60da,550,650,750,SL1,1200 et al 18mp APS-C sensor) :P

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might confuse the nikon people after their D750

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 29, 2014, 06:43:59 AM »
I thought that Sony produced the sensor for the d800/e and d810. So does that mean the op really thinks that SONY is 2 generations ahead of Canon? Nikon's actual contribution to the camera is in no way 2 generations ahead.

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People here seem to be recommending Full frame over crop, which I completely agree with. Buying from Conn's Cameras I also recommend that too, but you also have the 2nd hand 6D market here in Ireland too after a 2 minute search on Adverts and donedeal I found several 6D's for sale (one by a guy wanting to buy a 70D instead).
This option might leave you with enough to buy an even better lens than the great 24-105, (eg a Tamron 24-70 f2.8) It is something to consider anyway.

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Sports / Re: Rugby- Heineken cup, Connacht vs Saracens
« on: October 21, 2013, 07:14:23 PM »
Thanks for the replies, I do admit that really for me it was an experiment in high ISO shots with the 5D3. I had never before shot a night game under lights, and with the 100-400 I knew I didn't have much options regarding the aperture - f4.5-5.6, so my choice was 1/250 which I felt was sort of a middle ground. As for the panning in shot one yes it was a bit crappy I didn't actually mean to post it here - but saying that I'm glad I did as it gave me the critique I needed!! I know i'm not a sports pro tog but I did have fun taking the shots!!!

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Sports / Rugby- Heineken cup, Connacht vs Saracens
« on: October 13, 2013, 02:48:36 PM »
Hi, my first sports shoot with my new 5D3 and my trusty old 100-400. I haven't post processed anything, constructive C&C welcome.

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Hi again I have decided to go with the 5d3/24-105kit and save for a few months more and get the Canon 70-200 f2.8ISii. Thanks for all the replies.

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@ Brandonking Thanks it was a fair comment about the flash
@alexanderferdinand there was a used 1dx that went up for sale a couple of weeks ago but I had just missed out (it was an exceptional €3500 ) I did consider a 1 series but it is actually finding one available at the right time and price is the problem there

Thanks for all of the comments folks it is Giving me stuff to think about!!

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Thanks for your replies,  I do find the Auto-focus  to be  adequate for the moment on the 60D for shooting the sports that I do however as the kids get older that may be less of the case.
@ mt. Spokane I had thought about the focal length change however I was more concerned with low light capabilities than reach. sports are only about 10% of my shooting, when reach might be a factor. most of my focal range would be in the standard to mid-tele range. I.E. 18-200 on a crop.
@ Brandonking, Option 3 had included the canon 70-200 f2.8 ISii I could always leave it with the 24-105? Also I have a couple of Yongnuo flashes as well as radio triggers which I find work well for me so far ( I'm not big into flash photography)

Concerning the 85mm 1.8, would this be a better option than the 135L? many on this forum seem to rate the 135 as one of canon's best? Compared to my current set up the image quality of any of these lenses should be an improvement for portraits.

@ AvTvM  the EF24-70 ii,  is a Great lens but I think it is Further down the line for me,


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Hi all,
      I have just over €4000 to spend and I want to upgrade to a FF camera. At present I have a 60D with the following FF lenses - a 50 f1.4 and a 100-400L. ( my other lenses are crop and so are probably going to be sold)
    I shoot mostly Family events, including the kids sporting endeavours, Portraits, some landscape (but not much) and I do some stuff for my kids school, all of which is as an amateur.
     I have a few options in regards as to what to buy and I thought I would share them with you to get a sounding board as to possibly what my best options would be, or possibly what I haven't Thought of, My only stipulation is that there is a standard range zoom.

By the way I'm basing this on EUROPEAN E-BAY prices from sellers with x000 positive feedback and bases within the EU so no import taxes ( I am happy with the protection paypal offers as it went horribly wrong on a previous transaction and Paypal sorted it out)

Option 1   5D mk3 + 24-105 kit with a 135L f2

option 2   5d mk3,  Tamron 24-70 f2.8 ( just too much for another lens)

option 3   6d,  Tamron 24-70, Canon 70-200 f2,8 ISii  (ok a couple hundred over)

option 4   6d +24-105 kit,  135L f2 , 70-200 f4 IS   (again maybe a bit over)

option 5  6d Tamron 24-70, Tamron 70-200 f2.8

As you can see I have a lot of options,  Which would be your choice?

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