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Canon General / Re: Camera Gear Costs More Right Now
« on: April 15, 2011, 06:19:03 PM »
I headed the warning and bought what I could afford.

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EOS Bodies / Re: NAB Report - New DSLR Soon? [CR1]
« on: April 13, 2011, 01:36:53 AM »
So...Canon chooses to announce a video-oriented pro DSLR a month *after* the biggest video show of the year?  I don't think so.

hahaha :) right!

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EOS Bodies / Re: If you definately wanted a 5dMK2...
« on: April 10, 2011, 08:06:02 AM »
Your right flake :-) The sigma 8-16mm I'll admit is very nice & the distortion can be fixed. I have been using the 5d mk ii extensively on models :-) did a Photoshoot. So how you listed the uses was dead on.

When I used my sigma 150-500mn I could actually see how soft the images were at 500mm (stopping down didn't help) then I used the 100-400mm L wow big difference, though i'll admit they make good primes though :-)

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EOS Bodies / Re: If you definately wanted a 5dMK2...
« on: April 09, 2011, 01:14:20 PM »
If you definately wanted a 5dMK2, would you be stupid to buy one now (assuming you could get one)
Based on lack of stock levels, and possibly an announcement of the replacement coming in the next few months.

I assume Canon will pick up production again of the 5Dmk2? after recent problems.

Also will canon stop 5Dmk2 production before the replacement is produced, basically im saying do you think the mk2 will be available even when the mk3 (assuming its called that) is acually available to buy.

Was in the same boat, kept twiddling my thumbs, bought one and i'm very happy :)

http://www.canon.com/news/2011/apr04e.html = think it will take a long time before a real steady shipment of dslr equipment will occur.

I bought the 7d, and never could get out of my head "what would a 5d mkii look like (besides from looking at flickr and youtube)" I say do this .


buy the 5d mkII first, then that way you'll never worry about picture quality, then get the 7d if you feel like you need to.

7d = outside

5dmkii = inside (buildings etc (hockey games))

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EOS Bodies / Re: Upcoming DSLR [CR1]
« on: April 09, 2011, 01:09:01 PM »
I know everyone is wishing for this. I just still don't see how this is going to happen, not until 2012 next year maybe around sept. (2013) would be the abs.

http://www.canon.com/news/2011/apr04e.html = give it a read.

Really honestly it will be more about putting current production supply (stores (like the U.S.) having inventory of lens again instead of [out of stock] ))

I know speculation is all fun, but for the folks who want a 5d mkii but are holding out for a 5d mkIII it's alright to buy it :P

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 50-500mm Opinions
« on: April 01, 2011, 10:50:21 AM »
Years ago I owned the 50 - 500mm sigma, and while optically it's a good enough lens its main problem is how slow it is.  Max aperture at the long end is just f/6.3, it only manages autofocus because it tells the camera it's an f/5.6, so forget anything moving, this lens unless light levels are good is strictly for stationary objects.

My advice (FWIW) is to get hold of the new 120 - 300 f/2.8 OS Sigma (expensive) or buy a used one (still expensive but less than used!) with a 2X TC it's the cheapest way to get to 600mm with a 1.4X TC it's a viable rival to Canons 200 - 400mm f/4.  Image quality is exceptionally good and there is no other lens from any maker to rival it, as a portrait lens it really excells with one pro I know using it instead of the Nikon 70 - 200mm f/2.8

Of all the lenses I own I think this one is one of the ones I'd least like to lose, the range from 120 - 600mm covers everything telephoto and with a fast aperture, it costs around half the Canon 300mm f/2.8 and it's a zoom!  You could sell the Canon 70 - 200mm to fund it because you really won't need both.

The only real drawbacks are the size & weight, and the 105mm filters it takes.


http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=381&Camera=9&Sample=0&FLI=2&API=3&LensComp=113&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=7&APIComp=0

comparision between the two len's ..i really should have use it year ago, kicking myself now, when you mouse over the picture its the canon 100-400mm much sharper.

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 50-500mm Opinions
« on: March 31, 2011, 10:41:38 PM »
I bought the sigma 150-500mm, my advice, and feeling it's a better lens, my opinion after one year use , it's great, but now moved into the canon L there's a The 70-200mm is mkii has better detail cropped in from 200mm than At 500mm. So to say I'm investing  in an 100mm-400mm from canon & willing to lose 100mm for quality, will be in the mail tomorrow.

so to say, if I go back in time and speak with myself, I'd say..get that damn 100-400mm and stop picking around the sigma 150-500mm . they have great primes 30mm 1.4, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.4 = great lens!!!!


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Canon General / Re: The Bad News [CR2]
« on: March 30, 2011, 02:20:58 AM »
Bless those Japan folks' yeah I decided to buy what I need from canon, lens, sigma as well 5d mkii, it's the facts, that was one really bad disaster after the other. Earthquake - tsunami - then that evil nuclear plant seriously .. The more folks wait hold to buy.... Well.. I don't recommend that right now.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Resolving Power on the 5D Mk II / III
« on: March 27, 2011, 11:00:42 PM »
I am/was also waiting for the 5D3 to be released; but with all the uncertainty with what's going on in Japan, on top of the uncertainty inherent to trying to make decisions based on rumors, I gave up waiting.

I, too, was waiting/hoping for a 5DIII, but I 'gave up' last October and bought a 5DII.  It's a great camera, and every month that goes by with no announcement and yet more delays makes me even happier I stopped waiting.  I'll get a 5DIII when it comes, and by then I think I'll have more than gotten my value from the depreciation on the 5DII.

want to throw my ticket in the hat, I too gave up and bought one.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3, 1D5 and 1Ds4 Timeline [CR1]
« on: March 27, 2011, 10:58:27 PM »

I think you're just hoping no 5D3 for 2 years, because you just bought one. Hehe... For the rest of us, especially video people, it can't come fast of enough. I'm hoping June, but it will probably be later.

lol guilty, dell does have a 90 day return item for business accounts, so.. :-) we will see.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3, 1D5 and 1Ds4 Timeline [CR1]
« on: March 27, 2011, 01:11:28 PM »
I just bought the 5d Mk II, the only limitation i see is I wish I could use every lens like the ef-s and the other lens like from sigma the DC line with the camera >.< other than, honestly these images are delicious and at the top of the game in quality, more mp? don't need that, and honestly I don't think we will see a 5d mk III for 2 more years :) or even more.

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Lenses / Re: Lenses Officially Delayed
« on: March 25, 2011, 01:17:47 AM »
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pology for postponing EOS series lenses for sale

East of the great earthquake recently, everyone was affected, to those families and I would like to sincerely sympathy.

Well, EF is also damage plants ranging Utsunomiya our production base of the lens. Therefore, to guide and Orimashita released in March 2011 "EOS series lenses," For, I guide it to postpone the release date now as follows. We are currently promoting recovery measures in manufacturing facilities. For a concrete release date, as it becomes clear again I guide.

:( i luv u japans!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 3 More DSLR's in 2011? [CR1]
« on: March 24, 2011, 03:01:50 PM »
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"CR’s Take
I can get behind 2 new DSLRs in 2011, I don’t see 3 after all that’s gone on in Japan. Unless it’s a late 2011 announcement with a 2012 delivery.

Don't bite the CR yet folks :) , yeah I agree I don't see how any new dslr equipment could be rolling out, and what has occurred, it's a pretty touchy topic in due to what has happened, but everyone has it on their mind.

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below a quote that makes me feel - personal opinion guessing - from an online article that no new camera bodies will come out after this, it will be more a rebuilding of production on products that are in the market after things get low. really the 5d mkii is an awesome camera, even compared to the 60d 7d, with all the features it's really the Father figure.

"The company said Wednesday it will delay the launch of the Prius hybrid minivan in Japan due to disruptions in parts supplies." = from http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110323/ap_on_bi_ge/as_japan_earthquake_economy
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so, if that's the case "I'm already seeing the on coming shortage of DSLR equipment online" and took the cr's advice "If you feel like been holding out for a better price" well nikon just up their prices a second fold (from nikonrumors.com ).

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EOS Bodies / Re: Should I wait?
« on: March 19, 2011, 12:14:37 AM »
I went ahead and bought the 5d mkii, and holy heck is the image quality is really noticeable; even from the 7d -60d-t2i I own.

Honestly the 5d mkiii is something that is going to be pushed back even further after next year due to what is occurring in japan, but honestly what this camera is an insane image quality jump from the aps-c which it produces I don't really even think about wanting the mkiii this is everything i need and more.

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Canon General / Re: Earthquake Effect on Canon Products
« on: March 15, 2011, 07:29:28 PM »
"Advice?
If you really wanted something but were holding off for a better price, I’d consider picking it up before the possibility of stock issues at various retailers."

I was holding off on for a few more months *6/7 honestly* for the 5d mk III, but I went ahead and ordered the 5d mkii while the prices is' what it is. I have to agree if Nikon prices went up, it's just a matter of time before canon does. With the parent company not operational in Japan, my guess at a business logistic's would be to hold off on any new products announcements or new products (DSLR'S) ,because I may not be able to provide the support it deserves, firmware - return's - parts (I'm not really aware how the satellite company functions - Canada & USA (please fill me in - just curious)  l. I asked dell how many they had on stock they said 30.

 I did my donations for the red-cross, so if you'r able to do so if you can, love u Japan's!

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