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Lenses / Re: Which wide anlge zoom for new 5D3?
« on: May 08, 2012, 07:01:39 AM »
Thanks Keefy.
Wehn i ge the 5D3, I'll let you know, but it may not be until early July.
I'll wait until then for Canon to get the little bugs sorted out, and my savings have accumulated, unless I win the $70M tonight!  :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon owns Canon - in TV commercials
« on: May 07, 2012, 06:18:37 AM »
Re the Nikon ads.

#2 always has to try harder.

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Lenses / Re: Recommendations for Variable ND filters?
« on: May 05, 2012, 02:22:51 AM »
Another vote for the Sing-Ray.

Does a great job and the colours and contrast still come out superbly.

Pricey, but you only have to buy one of them to use for the rest of your life.
Get the 82mm or 77mm version and get some step-down rings to use it on your other lenses.

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Lenses / Re: Which wide anlge zoom for new 5D3?
« on: May 05, 2012, 02:18:13 AM »
Thanks guys for your help.
Looks like the 16-35 is better, but not by much.

Now to weigh up the cost differences and the costs of new filters.

I will try the Tokina when the camera arrives, as I have also heard it works from 15mm and up.
Mind you, a little vignetting can sometimes look good too!

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Lenses / Which wide anlge zoom for new 5D3?
« on: May 04, 2012, 03:25:08 AM »
I've currently got a Canon 60D and use a Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 for my landscapes etc., and I'm quite happy with it, but I'm upgrading to a new 5D3 and will need a good wide angle zoom lens to more or less replicate what I can do with the 60D and Tokina lens.

I have a budget of around $1500 for the lens, but I'm torn between the 17-40L and 16-35L.
I like the 17-40 as I will be able to use all of my 77mm filters, and I have a number of them which I do use, and won't have to buy new 82mm filters if I buy the 16-35.

Is there really much difference between the 2 lenses?
I generally take most shots at F5.8-F11 and higher anyway, so the F2.8 of the 16-35 might come in handy if I'm using it indoors, but it won't be used much at all.

There are also some other Tokina and Sigma lenses that look pretty good too, and I have Sigma lenses that I think are fantastic, like my 150mm macro with OS, and I've been very happy with my Tokina, so I'm open to suggestions.

What do you guys think I should get?

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What a great story!
Thanks for sharing.

Sounds like the story of the guy that had his first day selling stuff in a sporting goods store.

At the end of the day his boss asked him how many sales he had made, and the guy said, just one sale.

The boss was incensed.
The guy told him a customer had come in to buy a fishing hook, as his wife was having her periods and he wanted to go fishing, and to cut a long story short, in the end, the guy sold the customer a new rod and reel, a boat with a 100hp outboard and a trailer!

They guy got a raise, the first day!

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Ifyou are shooting larger items, then you'll want a lens where you don't have to stand too far back from it.

I have the Canon EF-S 60mm macro and also the Sigma 150mm With OS.

The Canon is the one I use most for product shots, including jewellery.
It's small, easy to use and is razor sharp.

Not too expensive either, and it does a great job as it has excellent contrast and colours.

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Lenses / Re: Why buy Canon when third party are this good?
« on: April 27, 2012, 05:54:59 AM »
Probably the biggest difference between buying a genuine Canon lens or an alternative brand is resale value.
A good Canon lens will hold its value, whereas third party leneses do not.

Also, you have to consider the build quality and reputation, and I think that Canon has that in spades.

Tamrons are usually considered to be "cheap" lenses.
I'm not saying they are bad, as I own a few third party lenses that perform very well, but if I went to sell them, I wouldn't get anywhere near what I paid for them.

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EOS Bodies / Re: What will be the response to the D3200?
« on: April 19, 2012, 06:33:45 AM »
Nikon are just recycling the Sony chip used in the Sony NEX 7.
Why would Sony make another brand new chip for Nikon's entry level DSLR?

As we all know, MP's aren't everything in photography.

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EOS Bodies / Re: my second video shoot with the 5DMIII AUTOSHOW
« on: April 16, 2012, 03:39:40 AM »
Another great video by you.

The link in the post doesn't work, so I used the link below it in red.

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Lenses / Re: Why is Canon so slow updating (legacy) lenses?
« on: April 13, 2012, 06:55:57 AM »
I think the reason they haven't updated the 50mm 1.8, is because it is so cheap and cheerful and sells by the bucketload just as it is.
If they did update it, it's cost would go up by at least a factor of 2, and then the sales would plummet.

Updating lenses means new tooling and new systems to manufacture it, and with the older lenses, you are paying for yesterdays tooling costs, and not today's, which would be significantly higher.

Canon need some low-cost lenses in its line up as not all DSLR users are prepared to pay for L lenses and I would say that the greater majority of their lens sales are the cheap, kit lenses anyway.
Ask any camera retailer which lens sells in the highest volume, and they will tell you that the cheaper lenses outsell the L glass by 3 or 4 times, both in volume and $$$ sales.
It's a bit like cars.
We all want a super high performance, gorgeous looking car, but most of us drive smaller, cheaper cars.

Don't forget, we are on this forum because we are real enthusiasts, and enthusiasts who are prepared to spend big money on stuff are only a small part of any consumer market.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Should I buy the 5D Mark III Kit?
« on: April 12, 2012, 06:49:30 AM »
The 24-105 kit lens is a fantastic lens, and probably better for everyday use because of the longer focal length and the IS.
For many advanced amateurs and professionals, it is the lens they use 80% of the time.

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EOS Bodies / Re: my first video shoot with 5Dmark3 In NYC
« on: April 12, 2012, 06:46:35 AM »
Fabulous.
I generally get bored with videos over a couple of minutes, but that was great to watch.

Thanks for sharing.
I wish I could make a video like that.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The F%^&ing Nikon D800 vs. Canon 5D mkIII Shootout!
« on: April 05, 2012, 02:54:32 AM »
I think he got shirty because the Canon wasn't as bad as he thought it would be, and in fact, was far superior in its high ISO performance.

It was a lot closer than I thought it would be in the high reolution still test near the beginning of the video.

Definitely got to get me a 5D3.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's bad marketing - big mistake
« on: March 30, 2012, 09:33:24 AM »
The real reason why Nikon put a 36 megapickle sensor in the D800, is because Canon are selling so many more cameras than Nikon, and Nikon was depserate to have some extraordinary headline in order to try and get sales, even if that meant that the camera is lacking in the features that TURE PHOTOGRAPHERS really want and need.
No decent photographer needs even 22mp, but 36 is just asking for trouble as high ISO shooting is affected, and the FPS of the D800 is sorely lacking.
The 5D3 is a very well rounded camera and very useful for anyone from pros down.
It's a camera you do almost anything with from landscapes, to action - even in the dark, to portraits and the most demanding of all, weddings.

We'll see what sells more in a few months from now, the Nikon D800 or the 5D3.
I bet the 5D3 outsells it by a large margin just as every Canon outsells the equivalent Nikon model now.

From many of the photos I've seen, especially ones taken using high ISO settings, I think the Canon is superior.

And no, I Don't have a 5D3, or even have one on order.

Anyway, by the time you have to buy the Nikon software, which you get for free with the Canon, there isn't much of a price difference.

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