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Not exactly what was updated on the 120-300. Looks like MTF charts are the same. Perhaps it is lighter and focuses faster?

That is what I was thinking.  I thought the 120-300 2.8 OS was released pretty recently.  Like about a year ago?

And if I read the description I would have answered my own question  :P

With redesigned mechanics and performance, this Sports lens is an update from its predecessor released in February 2011.

Good God, yes.  Just a year between generations/upgrades.  Canon still goes 10 years or more even in the digital age.  Reproducing at that rate, they could evolve past Canon in quality in not too long.   ???

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Review
« on: September 17, 2012, 05:25:58 PM »
This is the best forum thread in the world!

EOS Bodies / So does 6D have AFMA or not? Haven't seen that spec anywhere.
« on: September 17, 2012, 05:02:18 PM »
Of course I frequently ask the wife where things are in the fridge, when it is right in front of my face.  Have I misssed it, or have they not yet said whether it has AF micro adjustment?

EOS Bodies / Re: Enough Full Frame Talk: Where are the 7D II Rumors?
« on: September 17, 2012, 04:59:29 PM »

My list is short: Less noise at ISO 1600-6400; an even better autofocus; a little more weatherproofing; CF Card slot (don't care if they also include an SD, but I wants my CF); and that ability to control the camera through your smartphone using WiFi.

What makes your short list?

I would buy if they only addressed the noise at 1600-6400, even if that was the only change.  SOLD. DONE.  HAPPY.  If 3200 or 6400 could look like 400 looks today on my T3i, say.  What's 3 or 4 stops of improvement between friends, hmm?

We use "The Cinch" by Luma Labs.  The length is easily adjustable so that the camera can be held securely close to your body when your not using it.  My girl friend and I have them on several cameras.

I use the Cinch Strap by Luma Labs too, and it is a fantastic shoulder sling.  Diifferent from all the others, in a way I really appreciate.  http://luma-labs.com/products/cinch

1.)  It is more secure because it mounts on TWO points instead of just one.  It cannot "twirl" as easily if it is attached at 2 points instead of just dangling by one point, if you picture that.
2.)  The titular "CINCH-ing" action is brilliant.  Slack it out for room to shoot with.  Snug it up tight for secure walking around.
3.)  They now have a "membrane connector"  so you can leave any tripod plate mounted at all times while also having the strap connected.  Even if your tripod plate is just a solid piece with no strap slot.  http://luma-labs.com/products/m-connect

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon Announces the Canon EOS 6D DSLR
« on: September 17, 2012, 12:18:03 PM »
Does it have Micro Focus adjustment?

EOS Bodies / Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« on: September 16, 2012, 06:38:14 PM »
Maybe B&H will respond with $2,699.00.  Price war!

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Lens case for 70-200 f/2.8 II
« on: September 16, 2012, 01:49:04 AM »
The zipper case that came with mine sits untouched in the pristine white box along with the paperwork, up in the top shelf of my dedicated camera closet.  Along with the boxes and paperwork for every other lens, camera or filter I have bought.  I just rely on the padded backpack to house the lens 24/7 (unless it is being used).

Am I in the minority here?

Bug bites.  Sunburn.  Occasional maulings.

Still can't believe it is not Image Stabilized.  This walking-around lens will be handheld 90% of the time, and inside in dim light half the time, yet they put no IS on it? 

Then you look at some of the recent supertelephotos.  There they are weighing 827 pounds at 400, 500, 600mm, mounted on their tripods and monopods a lot, outside in the sunshine shooting sports at 1/2000, and yet they are all sporting IS bling.

Seems off.

EOS Bodies / Re: New firmware to Canon 7D, v2.0.3
« on: September 12, 2012, 08:51:33 AM »
They seem to be updating the 7D firmware a lot compared to other bodies.  7D is great and I like to see it getting the love and attention it deserves.  It does make one wonder if this means any direct successor to 7D will be slower than normal in coming, or perhaps not coming at all??

Software & Accessories / Re: Yongnuo RF-603 Limitations
« on: September 09, 2012, 08:17:27 PM »
It's a manual trigger.  That is the limitation.  You have to walk over and manually set the power levels on the flashes, then go chimp a picture, then adjust the flash manually, then chimp again, etc.. 

Not ideal but to save the kind of bucks involved, it is a serious no-brainer.  Frankly if you are doing a strobist thing, you will be getting up and chimping constantly anyway, playing with snoots, re-angling flashes, scooting them in or out, etc..  Look at The Strobist himself.  He is wearing down a groove in the ground between him and his flashes, even with his assistants there, and you know he is not using manual triggers and manual flashes.  He could be grouping them and adjusting them from his camera, but he is not.

More like $2900.00 or $3100.00 according to recent sightings on the 5D3.

Anyhoo, that is still 4x the price of the T4i. 
Your shots look very nice.  You could certainly live without the more expensive camera.

I have the T3i, and I do wish I had better AF with more points, like the T4i or 7D or the 5D3. 

The one thing I would be tempted by on the 5D3 is the low noise at high ISO.  Frankly, I am sort of pissed that I cannot shoot at 800 ISO without what I consider unacceptable noise when shooting people.  On the T3i, 800 would be fine for a dim-light cityscape or something intricate like that that hides the noise a little.

I look at what the pros say about shooting indoor basketball and such, and they say they routinely shoot at 6400 ISO to allow for fast enough shutter speed for moving targets, which is just a crazy dream on my camera.  That is where you would see the value.  If you are shooting posed stills, and if you have lighting, then maybe that is not worth the extra bucks.

Lenses / Re: 400, 200 or...?
« on: September 07, 2012, 09:01:11 PM »
Because you already have 70-200 2.8 is II, I just can't see going for a 200mm prime. Because you shoot a lot indoors I can't see getting a 500mm lens at f/4. It is not bright enough and honestly it is too long also.
I'd have to say you should go 400 f/2.8.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Win a 5D Mark III Kit from Norman Camera
« on: September 06, 2012, 09:59:58 PM »
Seems easy enough.

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