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EOS Bodies / Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« on: September 24, 2012, 11:56:00 PM »
Got my Mk3 today. Waited impatiently while the battery charged. Checked the serial # and like others have found it is not part of a light-leak batch. Got the battery in, locked my 24-70L mkI on to it and started to play.

I'm in love. Upgrading from the T2i is huge. The ISO performance inside with 1 light + TV is amazing. I never went past 800 on the T2i. I can't wait to get out and play with this tomorrow =)

Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: September 23, 2012, 08:42:57 PM »
Enjoying the water at the park in Redmond, WA

EOS Bodies / Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« on: September 21, 2012, 09:12:26 PM »
Mine has said "Departed Hodgkins, IL" for the past 3 days with no updates from UPS. Was hoping some miracle I'd get it today, but nope. Monday it is... when I have to work. Lame. =)

EOS Bodies / Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« on: September 19, 2012, 01:07:24 PM »

Has anyone else been watching their tracking number?

Definitely me  ::) .  I think I was in the 280's on Saturday early afternoon.  Since I'm on the West Coast, UPS tracking says Monday delivery... it will be a V E R Y long weekend for me

Same here. I've been spending my time reading the manual of all things. Coming from my T2i this is going to be a HUGE upgrade for me.

EOS Bodies / Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« on: September 15, 2012, 07:34:18 PM »
I've been packing away money for the 6D FF or whatever its going to be called. When I saw this deal today, I couldn't say no. Two and half years using, learning with and loving my T2i, I'm taking the FF plunge (for good reasons, not to just say I have the gear) and I'm excited and nervous. Can't wait to get it!

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« on: September 14, 2012, 10:44:44 AM »
Hmmm. I agree with what others have said that these specs look odd given what we know about Canon and their other cameras. I was excited to see the header of the story this morning, because as a Rebel owner wanting to move FF, that Nikon D600 has my attention as much as I don't want to switch camps and sell my gear at a loss, etc.

Still waiting...

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« on: September 07, 2012, 07:08:59 PM »
I so hope this is true...  Been quite content with my 7D and 1D3 for a couple of years now.  Actually, complacent.  When I saw Nikon's D600 rumors, I got fired up.  ...even though I've always been a Canon guy, film days.  At $1500 price for a FF...  I would consider using both systems.   Then I saw the Nikkor lens prices, would hate to buy new glass, even one good lens would cost $1500+.  So, I'm praying that Canon has a answer to the D600.

The 5D2 is not a option with it's AF, and the 5D3 is just too expensive to justify.

Come on Canon, get my photographic juices flowing again!


That pretty much applies to me as well. I've had a T2i for about 2 years now and I'm looking for an upgrade. The only L glass I have is the 24-70 v1 and had considered switching to Nikon if their D600 is awesome... but the price of their glass would put me back at square one with kit lenses for a while.

Cmon Canon!

Lenses / Re: 70-300L or 70-200 2.8 IS II?
« on: August 14, 2012, 05:09:59 PM »
I've used both in varying situations and lighting on my T2i. Both are really well built and give great images, even with moving targets. As others have said, the high ISO ability of the newer cameras really makes me think I will spend almost half the money on the 70-300L as I upgrade my camera body this year. Its also so much lighter than the 70-200L.

Two things that are a bummer on the 70-300L though...
1) is how fast it falls off from f/4 to f/5.6 on the long end. You don't get f/4 for very long.
2) it is not compatible with Canon teleconverters if you care

The 70-200L you lose some reach, but you're always at whatever f/stop you choose which is great. The 70-200 being a prime will also give you a slight edge on sharpness.

I say if you have not already, rent both via LensRentals or BorrowLenses or whomever locally and try them out. I've borrowed each of them twice now from a local shop for $35 a day. I constantly struggle with what I'm going to shell out for. =)

Lenses / Re: Center Pinch Lens Caps
« on: August 03, 2012, 11:28:01 AM »
I haven't tried them, but I would love if Canon switched to this format. I hate having a long hood with big hands and having to try and pinch the sides to get the cap off.

Canon General / Re: Announcements in August [CR1]
« on: August 02, 2012, 05:36:22 PM »
Damn, where are the 7D/Entry FF cameras? That's what I'm waiting to hear about.

EOS Bodies / Re: Another Spec List for the Entry Level Full Frame EOS
« on: July 25, 2012, 11:01:24 AM »
Its interesting that the framerate is only 3.9fps with that Digic5+ (if any of these are true of course). I'd love to see at least 5.

Lighting / Re: When do you use spot metering?
« on: July 22, 2012, 01:29:33 PM »
I used it heavily yesterday at an air show with cloudy to sunny skies, where otherwise I was getting great skies and heavily shadowed jets when using the default Evaluative. Was definitely tricky to use though when you're tracking military fighter jets up close and only that center dot.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Next Full Frame Camera [CR2]
« on: July 16, 2012, 11:14:41 AM »
Hmmm this is indeed going to be interesting. I'm looking for my next jump from the Rebel series and I only have the one 24-70L Canon glass that I would have to sell to do so. I'm not trolling. Honestly, whoever can offer me the better camera for my needs at a price point that is doable, will get my money. That being said, I also want to see the so-called 70D or 7Dmk2 before I throw any money down.

If I had to say right now, based on these specs vs the D600...hello D600 for entry FF.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.1.3
« on: June 18, 2012, 10:11:18 PM »
I don't have a mk3 (yet), but watching these updates... this one doesn't seem all that great. Especially for people waiting for that end of month update hoping it was something good. I guess maybe #2 in that list is good?

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