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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.

EOS Bodies / Re: my first video shoot with 5Dmark3 In NYC
« on: April 12, 2012, 06:46:35 AM »
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.

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.

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.

EOS Bodies / Re: Women will hate D800 *full size image*
« on: March 27, 2012, 06:23:33 AM »
Man, does she need a shave or what!

Nice looking girl too.

Obviously the lighting just emphasised the hair on her face.
Maybe the photographer should have used a good soft box.

They look fantastic.

Can't wait to get mine in a couple of months.

Lenses / Re: Macro Lense-If money were no object.
« on: March 26, 2012, 05:26:43 AM »
Chack out the Sigma 150mm F2.8 Macro with OS.
I've got the Canon 60mmEF-S macro and have used the 100L, but the Sigma is just wonderful.

Sharper than the 100L, and the colours, contrast and bokeh are to die for.

With the OS, it works really well hand held too.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon marketing may be working overtime soon
« on: March 24, 2012, 07:58:46 AM »
I think XanuFoto may have hit the nail on the head.

The 5D2 was considered a good camera for studio and landscape use, where the ancient autofocus and slow FPS were less important, but they have now changed their tack a little by giving us solid improvements in those areas, and also making the low light capabilities so much better.

Nikon have now gone from a relatively low-res sensor to one bursting with megapickles, but the FPS is still slow, and from the comparisons that I've seen, it's not as good in low light as the 5D3.
So, they are different horses for different courses.

Personally, I think Canon did itself a diss-service by not giving the 5D3 a new name and they should have tried to distance themselves from the 5D2, as the 5D3 is, to me at any rate, more a cut-down 1Dx.
If they would have called it a 2D for example, or a 4D (I wouldn't call a camera a 3D unless it was a real 3D camera) a lot of the crap that is floating out there would have hit the road by now and be forgotten.

Personally, I'm definitely going to get one, but I'll wait a couple of months for all the dust to be settled when I'll be able to drive a hard bargain on one, because the retailers will have them sititng on the shelves and al the dust would have clreaed away.
They would have probably done one or 2 firmware upgrades by then too.

I think Canon have been smart. Instead of giving us a camera that is really only suitable for one or 2 genres, they've given us a really usefull and competant all-round camera that can still be used in the studio, or for landscapes, but can still cut the mustard with action and low-light shooting too.
Where the 5D2 was more for serious landscapers and studio work, the 5D3 is great for advanced amateurs like me who want a camera that can do everything.
Because of its new found speed and low light abilities, I reckon the wedding photographers will also be standing in line to get them too.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Kitty
« on: March 23, 2012, 06:39:10 AM »
Typical of lions.
Just lyin' around, eating and sleeping! :)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Wild Blue Tongue lizard eating my cat's food!
« on: March 23, 2012, 06:37:21 AM »
Yes, the cat is still around.
Both of them, in fact.

Here's one of them in her usual pose.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III in shops in HK
« on: March 23, 2012, 06:25:17 AM »
Not much different than the US price.

That is certainly pixel peeking!

Mind you, the dark edge adds some edge contrast to the shot!  ;)

Personally, I would have like to have back-lit buttons as I do a lot of shooting at night.

Anyway, it's not a deal breaker for me, but I'll wait another month or so for all the ballyhoo to calm down, and hopefully, the prices will drop a bit when all the stores are carrying plenty of stock.

EOS Bodies / Re: Humidity
« on: March 22, 2012, 05:39:05 AM »
The worse thing that can happen if you live in a high humidity area, is that over time, fungus and mildew can start growing inside your camera and lenses, and once this starts, it 's almost impossible to stop and it can ruin a perfectly good lens or camera.
You'll notice it as a fine, almost spider web on the inside of your lenses.

If you live in high humidity areas, it is quite worthwhile to either keep your stuff stored in an airconditioned room, or buy a de-humidifying cabinet to keep your gear in.

We have similar problems in various areas of Australia, and a lot of serious photographers have a de-humidity cabinet at home.

EOS Bodies / Re: What's the frequency of shipments from Canon?
« on: March 22, 2012, 05:18:50 AM »
When shipping stuff by sea, you have to book a container and the space for it on the ship.
If you have a regular booking, like I'm sure Canon do, the frequency of shipping wil depend on how often a ship is leaving your port going to the port you want the goods to go to.
If there is a ship every day, and your production can fill a container, or more, each day, they you can ship daily.

The frequency of shipping is entirely dependant on their production rates and the frequency of the ships.

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