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Lenses / Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« on: September 15, 2012, 03:57:28 PM »
24mm f1.4 Mark II
50mm f1.2
85mm f1.2 Mark II

Lenses / Re: missing 200-400 and 100-400 announcements?
« on: September 15, 2012, 03:55:59 PM »
I hate nothing more than waiting between announcements and delivery. Therefore I am also happier in case there is no announcement around until they can actually deliver the goods. In any case I tend to buy what is at that time needed and available, so my recommendation for you is to take a look at 500mm or 400mm prime lenses. Don't worry about lenses not appearing for the next year or so. You won't be able to bring those lenses to your next shoot, will you?

Video & Movie / Re: From another perspective: Auschwitz-Birkenau
« on: September 15, 2012, 03:36:04 PM »
The perspective you have used clearly shows the carefully planned structure of the place.

If you imagine yourself not knowing what the place has been used for, it looks rather neat and efficient, which makes me really sick in connection to what has been done in that place.

It gives the appearance as if at the time those running the place had been pretty proud of their achievements in efficient mass murder. The world would be a better place, if monstrous crimes would be planned and performed only by disorganized, inefficient and incompetent people.

I know Canon L series is over Nikon top lens in terms of quality and diversity.

After 10 years  of using Canon gear and  last 2 years for professional photography i really considering switching to Nikon if Canon will not introducing a affordable entry lvl FF, a significant drop in price regarding 5D3 and an entry lvl sports/wildlife crop sensor ( called 7DMk2) with improved IQ

Two years of making your living with cameras, Canon cameras, and you will sell them all, reinvest in another type of equipment because they wont respond in the ways you stated? 

After two years, I certainly hope any investment you have in Canon equipment has long since paid for itself many times over... I'm trying to rationale the business decision on this....


Like anyone with a 5D or 1D X or 1Ds or whatever full-frame body you shoot with will want to switch to Nikon, because they bring out a new entry level full-frame body. This is only significant for Nikon shooters wanting to switch to a cheaper full-frame body. If you have Canon lenses, there is no point in changing systems just for that. If you are invested in the likes of Nikon D800 or D3/D4, there is also not a big impact by a new entry-level camera. Perhaps you might consider it as a backup camera, but so what?

Software & Accessories / Re: BG-E11 weight
« on: September 14, 2012, 08:14:30 AM »
I suggest to purchase some really bulky lenses. This may provide enough weight training to be able to lug around gripped bodies without discomfort.  ;D

Canon General / Re: Europe trip, 1-2 months
« on: September 14, 2012, 08:08:35 AM »
Why did you link to the world heritage sites? Many of these are not in Europe, so what's the point?

EOS Bodies / Re: The Mirrorless Future
« on: September 14, 2012, 07:57:19 AM »
For street photography I would like a small, really stealthy Canon with excellent manual focus capability delivering image quality similar to a Leica, of course for a Canon price tag  8).

Canon General / Re: Europe trip, 1-2 months
« on: September 14, 2012, 07:39:38 AM »
Somehow I didn't see Lisbon nor Evora in Portugal being mentioned before. Both cities are definitely worth a visit, especially the latter, because it is in a region specializing in producing some fine wines and there is also good food in abundance. I recommend eating those typical cheeses and fish.

Speaking of cheese, in Switzerland places like Zurich and Montreux are also worth a visit.

My recommendation is the messenger bag from Vanguard called The Heralder. I use the largest variant with my 1D-X plus 3 lenses and a laptop or better an iPad. It does not scream "camera bag" and you can bring it as a laptop bag to strict business meetings without anyone raising an eyebrow. Apart from that I agree with Paul Walnut that the camera bag from Jack Wolfskin merits a recommendation, but this is a backpack, not a messenger bag.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX Owners: Read This Warning!
« on: September 06, 2012, 10:46:51 AM »
Many thanks for the warning. Currently I am shooting RAW+JPEG. I don't know, if this protects me a bit. I never considered such a quick format change would be possible.

Lenses / Re: 135mm + 1.4 extender _VS_ 70-200mm f/2.8 IS mkI
« on: September 04, 2012, 05:02:19 AM »
I don't think IS is such a huge issue at 200mm, provided you shoot only in situations with sufficient light to use a fast enough shutter speed.

As long as you don't shoot sports you will probably shoot a 70-200mm lens at 200mm most of the time, because you will take that lens only in case you really need the long focal length. In this case purchasing a 200mm prime may be a good idea for you.

Yes. I've cropped the photo a bit. The picture was taken with a 100mm f2.8 L Macro IS lens and a 5D Mark III.

Regarding a comparison between a crop camera such as a 7D and a 5D Mark III used for macro shots it is important to note that even cropping I get better results with the full-frame body compared to the crop sensor body. The extra reach the crop sensor provides does not in any way make up for the pixel-level quality difference full-frame sensors provide. This also applies to the 1D-X.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« on: September 04, 2012, 04:27:12 AM »
Size difference is actually kind of a non-issue. Gripped a 5D Mark III or 7D is similar in size to a 1D-X. Instead there is a significant advantage for 1-series bodies in terms of better usability. Getting used to this is similar to the addiction to L-lenses. Once you have experienced just how good it can be, you don't want to go back.

Both investment in bodies and investment in lenses has resulted in my photographic output to become significantly better.

For me the effect has usually been a multiple of equipment cost. This is because I am always looking for highly specialized equipment that allows me to achieve a certain look or making a shot possible, which I could not hope to achieve without the prerequisite gear.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Seeking for opinion about body option.
« on: August 30, 2012, 10:55:26 AM »
Exchanging a 5D Mark II for a 7D and adding investment in extra EF-S lenses does not appear to make sense to me. I rather recommend sticking to the 5D Mark II or perhaps upgrading it later to second 5D Mark III. This avoids unnessary complications with your lens kit.

Then again if you already have a good set of wide lenses you may also use a 14mm or 16-35/17-40mm zooms with a 7D. That might make the 7D a worthwhile investment, provided you use lighting equipment more than you would rely on available light.

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