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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New camera...shooting macros
« on: May 10, 2012, 04:24:40 PM »
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FWIW, the 17-55mm also has two UD elements instead of one, meaning less CA.  The only area where the L lens clearly wins is that it has less vignetting (always the case using an EF lens on a crop body).

Eh?  Can you try that in english?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New camera...shooting macros
« on: May 10, 2012, 03:04:47 PM »
What do you mean by
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the IQ is just slightly better than the 24-105mm when comparing them on the same crop body.

The 17-55 is an EF-S lens...the 24-105 is an L lens.  I would assume that the 24-105 would be *much* better in the IQ department. 

How would the prime lens work for macros?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / New camera...shooting macros
« on: May 10, 2012, 02:20:55 PM »
I'm on the cusp of ordering a new setup from the Canon Loyalty Program.  The current plan is to get a T3i with the 24-105 F4/L lens and the 50mm F1.8 prime.  (Vegas odds makers are wagering 100:1 that Canon releases the T4i about 90 seconds after I receive this, but I'm just tired of waiting...)


So the question is...how usefull will either lens be for macro photography?  I spend most of my time on portraits and landscapes, but my wife loves taking pictures of flowers. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is this heresy?
« on: May 09, 2012, 09:24:52 AM »
If you can afford a 5D3 with an L lens and still have the cash to afford a 7D, then I really don't see where you have a problem...

 ???

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Mirrorless Information? [CR1]
« on: May 06, 2012, 01:24:59 AM »
I'm still struggling with "EF compatibility, but not EF mount."  If you can't mount it, it's not compatible....by definition.

...Unless they're talking about an adapter, but that's far from clear.

Anyway, if Canon releases a mirrorless camera that doesn't support EF-(S) lenses, that will be a huge failure (in my opinion).  I can't think of a reason that rings true that would compel them to contrive a new form factor.

/shrug

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Mirrorless Information? [CR1]
« on: May 05, 2012, 10:04:45 AM »
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EF compatibility, but not EF mount.

i understand it the way that an adapter is needed?!

Yes. There would be no point making an EF mount mirrorless, the whole point of going mirrorless is so that you can mount the lens closer to the sensor for a smaller package.


I disagree entirely.

To me, the whole point of going mirrorless is to begin to transistion away from some of the physical limitations and liabilities the the current cameras have.  Current cameras still operate too much old film cameras in my opinion...

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EOS Bodies / Re: What to buy...?
« on: April 29, 2012, 03:55:11 PM »
Based on all of this, I'm definitely leaning toward a T3i.  With the Canon Loyalty Program, I can get a T3i body for ~$480 or so.  Our original budget was going to be around $1000, so that leaves me $500-$600 for a decent lens (maybe something in the 24-70 range...not sure)

Thanks, everyone

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EOS Bodies / Re: What to buy...?
« on: April 29, 2012, 11:01:58 AM »

My personal OPINION for what you do (non sports) get the 60D and save for FF.  If sports, then 7D unless you can get additional permission/budget to go FF (5DM3, 1Ds)

But why?  You just got done saying that all the cameras IQ is about the same, so why should I spend the extra money on the 60D?  I won't be shooting any sports, and the most demanding thing I'll be doing is shooting some live theater once every two months, and some sunset landscapes...

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EOS Bodies / Re: What to buy...?
« on: April 29, 2012, 01:03:15 AM »
ok, I understand most of that, and a lot of those differences are *really* marginal.  (like the max shutter speed, or the max image buffer on continuous shooting).

If I were in a studio, using any given lens, and took a shot with a T1, a T2, a T3 and a 60D, it sounds like you wouldn't be able to tell the difference at all.  With all that said and done, I feel like I'm leaning more and more toward a T2 or 3.


One thing confuses me though.  What difference does is make if the sync speed for flash is 1/200 vs 1/250?

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EOS Bodies / Re: What to buy...?
« on: April 28, 2012, 09:37:04 PM »
Right.

That's exactly what I just said.

What I'm looking for is some explanation that justifies the ~$600 price difference from low to high, from an image quality point of view.  (The 60D has better build quality, but does it take better pictures?)

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EOS Bodies / What to buy...?
« on: April 28, 2012, 09:07:47 PM »
I've finally got the cash (and permission!) to get a proper camera.  I do some event work, as well as some portrait and landscape shots.  I shoot a lot of video. 

For a while it seemed like the T4i might be the camera worth waiting for (for it's rumored video features), but it's nowhere to be seen, SO

I'm looking at a a T1/T2/T3i and the 60D.

When I line all 4 of those cameras up, they are all basically identical.  They all have DiGiC 4 all (but the T1) have the vari-angle viewfinder, all (but the T1) have the same 18 MP sensor...Is there really any difference among them?

At the moment, I'm almost leaning toward getting a T1 or T2 as a stop-gap until Canon decides what it wants to do this year.  The Canon Loyalty Program makes some of the pricing on the low end cameras pretty compelling.

So please school me... what's the difference?

:O

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Canon General / File details...
« on: April 26, 2012, 05:28:35 PM »
I was looking at the file details on an old picture I took.  Note the "max aperture" of 3.625....what does that mean?


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Canon General / Re: I've switched to the Dark Side (no, Literally).
« on: April 26, 2012, 05:16:39 PM »
You bought an AE-1?  I have an AE-2 in in a bag within arm's reach that absolutely can NOT find a buyer for.  I'd love to ship it to someone for $25.

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The Smithsonian Institute, as we walked by in December 2008.

Taken with a Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

rawr

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The OP is generally correct.. Photographers in general have a reputation for being snarky know-it-all's.. this forum is no different.

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