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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 100D Detailed Specs Appear
« on: March 17, 2013, 11:59:28 PM »
I think Canon dilutes thier lineup with too many of the same cameras. Why would a consumer buy this vs the T4i for the same price? What's different about this and the T4i (maybe I missed that)?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Zoo Photos with 5D MIII
« on: March 15, 2013, 11:34:47 AM »
Beautiful shots bchernicoff !

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EOS Bodies / Re: Zoo Photos with 5D MIII
« on: March 15, 2013, 11:30:36 AM »
I agree with others that the shot of the lion with the child is fantastic! Great shot.

With regards to the camera, I don't know if one trip to the zoo would help you decide. It really comes down to what you want out of your camera. I moved from a T2i to the 5D3 because I wanted FF for wide angle, low light performance, better AF perf, weather sealing, etc. I love it and while I have come nowhere close to mastering the AF, it hasn't done me horribly wrong yet.

Here's a shot I took last saturday at our zoo with my 5D3 + 100-400. I was using the center point + surrounding in AI Focus through 3" of curved glass while this guy was on the move and the AF nailed it.


2013 Jaguar WPZ by sleepnever, on Flickr

I'll also be shooting a newborn and after that a roaming toddler around the house, so this will be great. The lack of AF system on my T2i and the 6D is why I went with the 5D3 in that area.

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Canon General / Re: Why did you choose Canon?
« on: March 13, 2013, 10:41:47 AM »
Because when I got into owning a camera (Canon G3), my buddy had a G2 and I really liked it. Then he picked up a Rebel XTi and another friend had a 5D. I ended up with a Canon T2i because my friends and I could learn on the same platforms and swap lenses.

It wasn't until the whole 5D3 / 6D / D800 / D600 thing that I seriously contemplated going Nikon, because the Canon friends faded out (one even switched to Nikon) and a new photographer friend used Nikon. In the end it came down to already owning the 24-70L glass, a flash and not liking how the Nikons felt in my hand. I bought the 5D3 and am very happy with it. If someday Nikon rocks my socks off, maybe I'll grab one. I'm not bound one way or another.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
« on: February 25, 2013, 04:54:08 PM »
I've endured the inconvenience this long.... For that kind of money, I'll keep enduring.
Hahaha no kidding! I thought to myself, "finally!" and then I saw the price. $15?! Pfffff

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Lenses / Re: Best lens for baby portraits?
« on: February 25, 2013, 02:15:21 PM »
I've got one on the way too here shortly and have been trying out my friend's Canon 35L 1.4 on my 5D3. If I end up liking it enough, I'll probably spring for the new Sigma 35 1.4 since it is considerably sharper than the Canon. I also own a 50mm 1.8 II and while soft until stopped down, its hard to beat for the price. I used to use it on my T2i as well. I have not tried the 85 1.8 and hear that is a must.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Engagement shoot
« on: February 18, 2013, 01:52:58 PM »
Very nice shots. Since you are getting compression from the long lens, what aperature are you shooting in? I'm guessing at least 5.6 for most of these?

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Lenses / Re: 70-200 2.8 MkII price?
« on: January 03, 2013, 10:16:09 AM »
I need to find $2k really quick. I used this lens over Christmas break via lensrentals.com on my 5D3 and it was so awesome.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Do you miss APS-C?
« on: December 17, 2012, 10:51:02 PM »
Not one bit. Upgraded from a T2i to a 5D3. Thought I would miss the flip-screen too and I don't. It all depends on what you're using it for.

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I've got a B+W multi-coat super thin something or another on my 24-70L v1 and I've shot with it and without it in bright sun and  other things. I cannot tell the difference in IQ, especially attached to my 5D3. $80 for a filter is way better than worrying about scratches on my front glass.
I realize this isn't the 70-200, but when I get mine (have rented 3x), it will get a filter too.

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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway!
« on: December 06, 2012, 05:58:15 PM »
Who isn't down with new gear? Hook me up!
Thanks for the contest CR Guy =)

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Holy Land doc teaser / stills shot on MKiii
« on: December 06, 2012, 05:56:02 PM »
Nice images. You probably got to see more in person than a lot of people ever will, with all the turmoil and such going on in that part of the world.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: New Tamron 70-200 VC in Stock at B&H Photo
« on: December 06, 2012, 12:27:59 PM »
Are there any new and reputable reviews published on the internet yet for this lens?

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Canon General / Re: What real Pros shoot...
« on: December 04, 2012, 06:00:14 PM »
I'm really surprised at the use of f/2.8 out of everything there. I thought for sure f/4 would be the most prominent.

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Canon General / Re: How to arrange new SSD and regular HDD
« on: December 02, 2012, 03:55:52 PM »
Thanks for the replies guys, that'll get me started =)

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