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Thank you so much for this.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I'm getting impatient for the new 5D 4.
« on: December 18, 2014, 10:27:10 PM »
Seriously, soon enough all this talk of "you need f/2.8 to stop motion" is going the way of the dodo.

No, it won't. In times of the original 5d1, you needed f2.8 to stop motion. In times of the 5d2, you needed f2.8 to stop motion. In times of the 5d3., you need f2.8 to stop motion. In times of the 5d4, you will need f2.8 to stop motion. Get the picture?

Wait, there is a MASSIVE difference in image quality between the 5DII and 5DII?! Since when?

Who said anything about massive? But it's significant: The 5d2's images respond not as well to denoising, and the noise pattern is visually more disturbing. Then there's a slight increase in snr, and some less banding (while not at 6d or 1dx level).

But if used properly, this won't matter as you can create visually stunning images with the ff 5d2 - there's no real need for the 5d3 features if you shoot the 5d2 with the purpose in mind it was designed for.

If the subject moves relatively fast you need 1/250 shutter. If it movies fast you need 1/1000 and if it moves relatively really fast 1/4000. If you notice f stop is not mentioned here. Get the picture?

So yes, as cameras become noise free at high ISO, f2.8 will not really be required to stop motion unless light drops considerably.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I'm getting impatient for the new 5D 4.
« on: December 17, 2014, 12:27:38 PM »
What are you even shooting?

Pick up a 5D MK II, you can probably get a decent shape one for $1200, it still takes great pictures, is full frame if/and the 5D MK IV gets announced in the next quarter or so, you sell of the 5D MK II, maybe take a $100 - $150 hit or so, you will be more familiar with the 5D and easier to step in.

As well, what if the 5D MK IV is a $3500 - $4000 camera?  are you prepared for possibly those prices. 

Cameras are an expense, not an investment.  You buy wisely, you have a lower expense.  I would rather be shooting for 3 - 5 months for $20 - $30 a month on a full frame than just waitinfg

So true

Thx Tron.

What? No advice?

EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: December 17, 2014, 08:10:59 AM »
But who needs this? Nikon made a 'dud' D800 according to many on CR. :)

Just kidding. Bring it on! Beat Nikon at its own game. Bit late, but its ok.

Third Party Manufacturers / Bought Sigma 150-600, should I buy the dock?
« on: December 17, 2014, 12:18:19 AM »
This is my first non canon lens. I do not have any idea how the dock thing works. But now since I have bought this lens do you Sigma owners recommend me buying the dock? Thx.

Canon General / Re: Advice on which DSLR to get
« on: December 17, 2014, 12:05:29 AM »
Fuji XE2.

Canon General / Re: Digital Camera was into decline stage
« on: December 17, 2014, 12:04:34 AM »
Today's reality!

EOS Bodies / Re: Sony Sensors Coming to Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: December 15, 2014, 09:12:12 PM »
From Industry Leaders to Industry follower.
But whatever works as long as I get to make better photos.

If this is indeed true, then members like jersta, dolna, dilbert, sella and many such were right.

Lenses / Re: buying advice: canon 85mm f1.2 II or f1.8?
« on: December 15, 2014, 02:17:58 AM »
If money is no issue then why this question?

Canon General / Re: Sensor life
« on: December 14, 2014, 09:50:07 PM »
Thank you everyone.

Canon General / Sensor life
« on: December 14, 2014, 10:01:03 AM »
Is there something like 'sensor hours' before it goes bad? After a certain amount of clicks the shutter mechanism needs to be replaced but how about sensor?
Before video I am not sure if this mattered but now with so much video being shot on DSLR does the sensor go bad after a certain usage?
thx for any input!

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 1dc life span
« on: December 13, 2014, 11:56:25 PM »
Just bought my second 1Dc it on ebay for $6335 with 2 extra batteries. I am sure I will recover this cost within 8 months. And if after that it stops renting, I will use it for my own still photography. The camera is sure to be great for next 5 years minimum.

Lawllet: I already have several zeiss lenses which work perfectly for filming: 15mm, 35 1.4 and 135 f2. So tempted to add the Zeiss 85 to the list. And guys who rent it from me use it mostly as second camera on features so do not need very many lenses. :)

What genre do you guys use this type of lens for?   I'm having a hard time imagining what I would do with it.   At that price, I assume there is something it excels at?


Yes, that's my question... WHAT are people using this lens for?  Obviously it has some fans here on CR.  Most  lenses at this price point have some particular purpose.  Is it a sports lens, a walking around lens, a birding lens?  Do wedding photographers love it?   I'm just curious to know what justifies the price.  What does it do that you can't accomplish with cheaper lenses or one that you already own?

Assuming you are not making a mockery of this, the 100-400 is a fantastic all purpose tele lens - sports, wildlife, reportage. It EXCELS at being a 'get the shot' general lens. The zoom range, weight, IS etc make it well worth the price.

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