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Messages - timkbryant

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Well, I don't got the money now, but a few weeks and some shrewd (and shady) business dealings later, I will have the scratch.

On a completely unrelated note, I'm trying to sell some real estate I recently renovated. It's a very nice bridge in Brooklyn. I just repainted it. $1 million and it's yours.

EOS Bodies / Re: NO 5dM3 On Friday * CONFIRMED By a canon Rep Today
« on: February 28, 2012, 11:07:13 PM »
I'll believe it, one way or another, when I see it.


I work for a big camera shop in Canada and Our rep Canon CONFIRMED to us today that its a rebel series thats is gonna be announce On friday March 2, 2012... probably T4-i

Something else he didnt want to tell me will be announcing in the next 2 month

Sorry For party stoping!

EOS Bodies / Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« on: February 28, 2012, 04:35:48 PM »
As much as this looks like my next camera, it doesn't fit into my budget right now. I will wait until it does, whether or not the price drops either a bit or precipitously.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 11:13:52 PM »
I am impressed with the specs as we know them

And while I view $3500 as a lot for a camera, considering I have no plans to upgrade for many months, I am fine with the price as it will likely be different (and quite probably lower) by the time I'm ready to pull the trigger.

Until then, I shall read up on the reviews from people who have handled the new 5D and go from there.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Ultimate Question - Buy a MKII today or wait?
« on: February 07, 2012, 11:13:33 PM »
Which "Mk II" do you mean? I assume you mean the 5D, but you need to be a tad more specific.

I renting cameras for sometime now or using my t2i. I went to buy a Mk II today and could not pull the trigger out of fear that a new one could be released anyday now? As we all know this is an ongoing problem for many canon users looking to upgrade at this time so I want hear people thoughts.   Buy a MK II today or Wait?

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« on: February 07, 2012, 03:27:48 PM »
Well then. I had been debating either the 24-70 or the 24-105.

Since I am still a ways away from buying that lens, I would have been interested in the 24-70 MkII. Well, not at that price. But that's just me.

EOS Bodies / Re: Tastes Great...Less Filling
« on: January 28, 2012, 04:47:44 PM »
I ain't changing from Canon any time soon.

And I'm not going to whine, however. It is what it is.

EOS Bodies / Re: Poll - What is the Mystery Canon Body?
« on: January 28, 2012, 04:46:04 PM »
I'm voting whatever because I want to contribute, but I'm not quite experienced enough to be able to give a proper guess. But whatever it turns out to be, it looks amazing.

Lenses / Re: How do you pay for your lenses?
« on: January 28, 2012, 04:36:32 PM »
How do I afford the lenses I want? Simple. I pace myself.

I have a list of items I want to buy. And I set an amount of money I need to reach in my savings account for each item. When I hit that level, I go out and buy the item.

An example (savings dollar values are for illustration only):
I want a 24-105 f/4 L. I set my level as $12,500. I have $6000 in my savings account now. So, when I have added that extra $6500 to my savings, taking into account living expenses, I will buy the lens.
This pattern continues with other items.
It's a form of delayed satisfaction, and it's pretty effective.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why canon?
« on: January 23, 2012, 12:30:49 AM »
So, why are you all canon users? What makes you choose canon over Nikon, Pentax, Olympus etc?

Way back, I bought a Powershot A80 (within weeks of it being discontinued, I got one of the last ones still for sale). Then, a few years later, when I needed to get an SLR for my reporting gig, I was already comfortable with Canon. I asked around and was told I couldn't go wrong with either Nikon or Canon. So, I stuck with Canon and bought a Rebel XS. It's served me well.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: AF question - 5D v. Rebel XS
« on: January 23, 2012, 12:26:53 AM »
Thanks all. I'll take your words under advisement.

For the record, I'm months away from making this decision/purchase. But I like to be as informed as possible about my purchases, so I'm starting my research well in advance.

i dont think you will notice much of a difference, it seems my 5d AF is pretty similar to my parents 600D, although you might find the center point a bit snappier on the 5d moving up from the XS
That right there is fairly enlightening. To say the difference wouldn't be a lot means maybe I should rethink my plans.

Might I ask - why FF?  Do you have EF-S lenses you'd need to sell?  If your primary need is high ISO, the 5DII is hard to beat. But...if you're shooting mostly in decent light, have you considered the 7D?
Why FF? Well, I like to have fairly high-end things. If I had known the XS was the lowest of Canon's offerings, I would have picked up something a bit higher at the time.
Lenses. The only EF-S lenses I have are the kit 18-55 and a 55-250. I have gone out and picked up the 70-200 2.8L not too long ago, and I plan to grab a 24-105 in the near future.
ISO and 7D. Well, when the XS tops out at 1600 and most everything else is higher, anything would be an upgrade there.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / AF question - 5D v. Rebel XS
« on: January 21, 2012, 04:48:25 PM »
First post.

OK, I already have an idea of what the answer I'm going to get is, but...

I currently have a Rebel XS, which I use in my job as a reporter. I am primarily a writer, and since I work for a small-town weekly, super high-quality photos are not critical. But I use it for (small town) sports on a fairly regular basis and I'm mostly content with the shots I get.

But, I'm looking to upgrade to a FF, and considering I know I don't need something as sophisticated as the 1D, that means the 5D in one of its iterations.

So, given what all your experiences are with the 5D AF, and how I've heard it's not great for sports, my question is this:
How much better is the 5D AF compared to the Rebel XS? And given that the XS has served me well for shooting sports, how happy would I be with the 5D even with its AF "problems"?


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