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Lenses / Re: Fast USM Lens that will give me 35mm FOV on 1.6X
« on: April 08, 2011, 10:39:15 AM »
IMO, the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens is the ideal general purpose zoom for a crop body like the 7D, and it focuses very fast.

I second that, I used one for a big car show/cruise last year on my old T1i and it pretty much never left my camera.

Here's a few shots with said body/lens combo:

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM
« on: April 07, 2011, 08:46:09 PM »

Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
« on: April 07, 2011, 11:52:56 AM »
The EF-S lens that has had some full frame users jealous for a while. 

Not the educated ones, who would know that the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS on a crop body is out-spec'd by the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS used on FF, since the FF-equivalent of 17-55mm f/2.8 is 27-88mm f/4.5 (becuase the crop factor affects aperture in terms of DoF for equivalent framing), and the 1-stop effect on shutter speed is more than compensated for bu the 1.33-stop improvement in ISO noise with the additional light gathering ability of a FF sensor).  So, the 24-105 on FF is wider, longer, and faster than the 17-55mm on crop, still has IS, and is weather-sealed with L-quality build to match.

I think what they mean by making FF owners jealous is that the closer equivilent lens would be the 24-70 2.8 which lacks IS.. Because if they added the IS to that lens, that would be the choice for a all around lens for FF bodies.

Lenses / Re: UV filter for 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II?
« on: April 07, 2011, 11:47:37 AM »
I have 4 lenses for my 5D2, the 24-105, 17-40, 50 1.4, 85 1.8. On all four there is either a Hoya UV or CPL filter. I know B&W are extremely good, but on the other hand, no one has ever told me my picture was ruined by my Hoya filter.

EOS Bodies / Re: Looking for a second body
« on: March 31, 2011, 12:55:43 PM »
if you are looking at a 40D, why not look for a 5D classic as a option, used goes for 900-100 depends where you are. but AF is pretty much the same as Rebels.

As stated above, the AF is not exactly the same as the rebel. And although the 5D is a fantastic camera, it's still twice as much as a 40D and the ergonomics aren't exactly great compared to the 40D. But, if you want to get into FF cheaply, the 5D is where it's at.

EOS Bodies / Re: Looking for a second body
« on: March 30, 2011, 02:14:39 PM »
If you're ultimately worried about things like either the 7d or 5d2 being upgraded in the near future (due to your pyschology as you stated), then do either of these two things:

Keep what you have and "upgrade" your skills more, the equipment you currently have probably isn't holding you back, then save and wait for something new in the prosumer range to come out.

Or, upgrade to a 40D, yes, going from a T2i to 40D is something I'd consider an upgrade. Sure it lacks video and the 18mp, but in reality the 40 is quite the camera. It has a nice fps rate, good performance all around, is built like the big body cameras that you're looking at, has some weather sealing, etc...

For what it's worth, I shoot with a 5D2 (used to have a T1i), and I'm looking at a 40D for a second/backup body, and mainly to leave a 70-200 on it because of the crop factor while using the 5D mainly for wider stuff...

Again, these are just my opinions, but you can get a 40D lightly used for like 400 bucks.. and today on my local craigslist I saw some people selling 40Ds with accessories like grips, etc.. for not much more.

Lenses / Re: 24 f1.4L II or 16-35 f2.8L II
« on: March 19, 2011, 04:31:56 PM »
You don't always need to shoot wide open... You can stop down some, like to 2 or greater, and still get great background blur, and more of the subject will be in focus too.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 8-16 or Canon 10-22
« on: March 10, 2011, 12:33:56 PM »

Lenses / Re: Which +/- 30mm lens to buy?
« on: March 10, 2011, 12:27:11 PM »
I have the 28mm 1.8 Canon.

This would be the lens to have for the crop body, great length, as it comes in slightly below 45mm, basically normal. Good quality lens. Has USM AF and full time manual focusing which are quite nice features, especially if you know what life is like without said items.

EOS Bodies / Re: 60D vs 7D with FF in the near future:
« on: February 18, 2011, 07:03:46 PM »
I still stand by my previous statement... if you don't want to invest too much into a camera right now because you want a 5D MKIII or whatever it is when it comes out, then find a lightly used 5D classic... Less than a grand. Again, this is if you're set on FF... Or also for less than 1g, you could go old school and grab a 1Ds:

Canon refurbished 5DII's are 2g direct from canon (i bought one, it's flawless, I don't think it was ever used), 7D's are 1350.

EOS Bodies / Re: 60D vs 7D with FF in the near future:
« on: February 10, 2011, 07:01:28 PM »
and you need a high shitter speed


EOS Bodies / Re: 60D vs 7D with FF in the near future:
« on: February 10, 2011, 06:59:21 PM »
Option C - used 5D Mark 1.  You can pick one up in great shape with low actuations for around $900.

This is what I would do if you want/need to get into FF cheaply.

Check here often, they're slowly selling off their 5D's, and last one I saw was rated 8.5/10 and was selling for 9ish

Also, check up on Adorama and B&H photo in the used sections as they sell them too, though they do not have any currently.

EOS Bodies / Re: white balance issues
« on: January 21, 2011, 10:02:43 AM »
How is DxO Optics Pro Elite any different than photoshop when it comes to white balancing? The sample picture in this thread look like a 30 second job in Adobe Camera Raw.

I never said it was... The OP was talking about DPP and it's limitations. I use DxO, hence any examples I have to show are from DxO.. They're priced similarily, so use what you want.

EOS Bodies / Re: white balance issues
« on: January 20, 2011, 05:12:57 PM »
thats impressive correction, thats borderline what i would consider too far gone to correct, ill have to try that DxO optics, untill now ive always just used photoshop.

i am guessing you somehow ha to mask off the actual yellow items so they remained yellow?

Nope. DxO takes care of it all. It's an EXTREMELY smart program, it burns up some processing power. No masking layers or anything. Just simple adjustments. Download their trial, it's good for 30 days. That's what I did, then I sprung for the 200 dollar elite version I liked it so much.

EOS Bodies / Re: white balance issues
« on: January 18, 2011, 08:42:50 PM »
I'm by no means good at the whole post process thing, but I do use DxO, after being kind of tired of DPP's (percieved to me) limitations...

Here's straight off the camera raw turned into a jpeg with no editing:

And the PP'd one using DxO:

For a quick job, I think it looks good enough to me. FWIW, the unedited picture was taken with AWB. Pictures are from my 5D MK2.

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