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"☺ I'm skeptical due to horror stories I've heard of them spending more time in repairs then being used... "

         I've never heard of a higher failure rate for the 5diii ? care to elaborate? I upgraded from a 60d (still have the 60d ) in September 2013, I havent once had a problem with either camera. A new model may have glitches for early adopters- the 5diii did, Nikon have the d600 and d750, I don't think the reliability of the 5diii vs a new 5div (or S) should be a factor for the OP.

Photography Technique / Re: Indoor Wedding help
« on: January 22, 2015, 06:35:03 AM »
To get the dancing shots I personally wouldn't go below 1/125 obviously the faster the better- I would prefer to clean up noise in post than have motion blurred pictures. if you want to use av go into the settings and set the minimum shutter speed that you prefer. Does the OP use a diffuser on the flash?

EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Most wanted new features for 5D Mark IV
« on: December 21, 2014, 05:29:19 PM »
I'll be honest I really don't care for video features if I want to do video I'd buy a dedicated video camera. for stills I would prefer 1/250 flash sync (or even faster). A few more MP to get better resolution and better noise handling. 

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Review of the Nikon D750 on
« on: December 20, 2014, 08:57:44 PM »
 I do think that the D750 is an impressive camera, however I did laugh when I read in the conclusion (direct quote by the way)
"The EOS 5D III is a nice enough camera, but its sensor and AF systems are behind the times,"
Not going into the sensor at all the bit about the af system is a ridiculous statement  the AF specs of the mkiii are still superior 3 years after its release. The most balanced (IMO) comparison between the 5Diii and D750 was from Michael the maven. It doesn't matter to me anyway I've had my mkiii for 15 months and I love it. my next camera will be the next gen Canon whenever it is.  I am glad however that after 15 months I still have a current generation Camera I would have been upset if it had been upgraded already  (like a nikon!!!}

Technical Support / Re: What kind of photo printer do you use?
« on: December 09, 2014, 08:48:41 PM »
I love my Canon pro-10, and yes it is far more expensive to run than going to a photo lab but there is nothing to compare to printing your own photos. However for books I do use a service.

Landscape / Re: Flowers and other Flora
« on: October 27, 2014, 02:49:07 PM »
I just love the colours and shapes of these Dahlias.

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.

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.

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

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?

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)

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

might confuse the nikon people after their D750

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.

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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