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United States / Re: Prime for 7D?
« on: December 01, 2011, 02:33:03 AM »
The 28 1.8 is a great little lens and makes for a nice "normal" lens on a 1.6 crop.  And it's FF so it can stay with you if/when you move to FF.

Of the lenses he listed, this is the one I would also recommend. He likes landscapes, which means wider, and the 28 1.8 fits this bill perfectly for the crop body. You can get them refurb'd from Canon, Adorama, B&H for about 400, so go for it. You won't regret it.

EOS Bodies / Re: Bokeh difference - full frame vs crop??
« on: October 27, 2011, 08:55:54 AM »
Without those pictures being framed with the camera (not post production cropping) identically, the comparison with them is useless.

EOS Bodies / Re: Light Field camera - Is this a revolution?
« on: October 21, 2011, 11:17:09 PM »
I just want to know if this is even a real post... Judging by the grammar and general english in the OP, I'm thinking this is spam.

You said portraits, so I would go with the 24-70 and the 50 1.4.

EOS Bodies / Re: Why the new 5D will be cheaper than the current 5D
« on: October 19, 2011, 03:56:06 PM »
So no one should be listing it at all... Except used.

Unless someone has some that are still new because they haven't been sold yet?  ??? 

Lenses / Re: 24mm 1.4L II versus 35mm 1.4L - help!
« on: October 12, 2011, 04:18:24 PM »
Do you need a L lens? If not, and you can't decide on the 24 or 35, go in the middle and try the 28mm 1.8... I know it doesn't make a mans phallus bigger like lenses with the red ring does, but it's not too wide on FF ( I too have a 5D2) but it's less than half the cost of the others. The aperture is plenty fast at 1.8.

EOS Bodies / Re: someone identify this crazy video attachment/camera?
« on: October 10, 2011, 12:26:16 PM »
The lens hood looks like the hood from the TS-E 24mm 3.5 II:

And to me the lens appears to be something like the 24-105.

Go ahead and get that SX1 IS. I had a SX 10 IS before I stepped up into the DSLR game. It was a fully capable camera. At the time, I wish I had bought the SX1 purely because it did video and RAW stills.

This was shot with that SX10IS:

I bought a ring adapter to step it up to 58mm and put a Hoya CPL filter on it. The SX1 would take the same pics (same sensor, same processor), plus add nice video capability. I'd say find a used one, or a NOS somewhere and enjoy it. That's really as high as you can get without getting into DSLRs.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is this scam
« on: June 10, 2011, 01:04:18 PM »
People, if someone is acting like a business, and they're selling a 3000 dollar camera for 1200 new, its a scam.

Learn folks.. If it's too good to be true, it probably is.

Lenses / Re: Does anyone know of any adaptors which allow
« on: May 26, 2011, 07:12:54 AM »
What he said above me, you can actually use extension tubes and physically mount the EF-S lens onto a full frame canon, but you're not going to be happy with it due to the coverage, or lack there of.

I personally have a 17-40L for my 5D2. And like they said, don't read into what the pixel peepers say. I think I;ve done quite well with it. I'm not making billboard sized prints.

Save your money, buy the 17-40 and just enjoy it, ok?

Canon General / Re: Renting lenses/body - who does it?
« on: May 18, 2011, 09:00:56 PM »
And buying a lens isn't always an option on CL... especially those of us who do not live within convienent distance of a semi-large metropolitan area. Like me, on the coast of NC.

Also, buying a lens off of CL isn't a sure thing when it comes to condition, I understand to do cash only and in person transactions, but you could still discover problems down the road, and people might not be truthful about their use of the lens/body.

This is why I usually buy refurb'd items either from Canon direct, or BHphoto or Adorama.

And, cool, you can buy the lens you want to "try", but I don't have 2500 sitting around to get the 70-200/2.8IS II that I just rented for a week for 115 bucks or so...

Canon General / Re: Renting lenses/body - who does it?
« on: May 18, 2011, 11:04:17 AM »
I've been using for a year now, and have used it about 5 times I think, so I'll give you my semi-unbiased opinion on them.

One, their service is great. I actually just got a rental yesterday (a day early, thus one extra day with the lens(es) for free).... However, the TS-E 24mm I rented came messed up. The tilt knob was loose and fell off. I called them and they overnighted one to me, it's on the delivery truck as I type this. No problems there.

So far, from them, I've rented stuff that I can't yet or ever afford, or just wanted to try.

Last year, when I still had a crop body, I rented the 17-55/2.8 and the 70-200/4 for a week. Awesome lenses.

I rented the TS-E 24mm to try it out a month or two ago for a week's time, and it was quite fun.

For the big car show I'm going to this weekend, I rented the TS-E again, the awesome 70-200/2.8IS, and the 28/1.8 for dinner, indoor party situations.

I've rented a camera bag when I didn't have one, and a flash as well.

They take care of everything quite well, none of lenses I've used seemed to be ever abused. maybe some exterior scratches or whatnot.

I've even bought from them. They sell of their lenses and bodies after 2 years of service. They advertised a 17-40L for 630 in 9/10 condition. I bought it and haven't worried about it since.

Their service (so far) is bar none. The lenses come wrapped tight in foam, bubble wrap etc. They include a return shipping label, etc... It's painless, except the hit on your wallet. But then again, if you rent 2000+ dollar lenses, of course it's not going to be cheap.

All in all, I would not hesitate to buy or rent from these guys ever.

EOS Bodies / Re: best quallity ,full framecanon dslr choice ?
« on: May 11, 2011, 09:17:27 PM »
  DxO does a very good job at reducing the noise without sacrificing sharpness (much better than DPP, IMO).

I'm a huge fan of DxO

EOS Bodies / Re: What should I do?
« on: April 22, 2011, 01:58:45 PM »
Here's an easy way of looking at things...

Do you have a camera currently? Since you said you sold all the APS-C stuff, I'm assuming no...

So, the supposed 5D3 taking any pictures for you right now? No.

Is the 5D2 that you can easily buy because it's available going to take pictures for you? Yes.

Buy what you want to buy now.

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