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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?

I have a T2i and I'm pondering going 7D or FF all the way to a 5Dmk3. The one thing I've been enjoying on my crop 1.6x is the extra reach in my lenses and I haven't seen that brought up at all here (unless I missed a post?). That is something that I will lose on the long end, but then I will gain wide angle on the short. I have a 24-70L and love it, but its not wide enough...however I have that extra reach at 112mm. Anyone that has converted from crop to FF, do you miss that extra reach?

EOS Bodies / Re: 4 More DSLRs Coming in 2012? [CR2]
« on: June 12, 2012, 05:51:50 PM »
I wish they'd hurry up and announce/release these! I want to upgrade from my T2i to something more mid to high end before all my trips to various places this summer and later in the year.

Hahahah that was hilarious. One of the better review videos I've ever seen.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D & 3D Prediction from Japan
« on: June 04, 2012, 11:40:50 AM »
Its interesting that it points to the camera and says 7D, then in big bold letters says 70D and then in the description says 7D again. Unless its saying it will have a 7D body style and then comparing it to the 7D, I would point these out as errors and call the graphic fake.

Applied the update on my Win7 box. No problems so far.

Lenses / Re: Lens of toddler stills and video
« on: May 22, 2012, 01:34:49 AM »
I've got a 24-70 f/2.8L on my Canon T2i and an indoor setting, especially in the evenings, its not quite fast enough. Now, on a 5D mk3 it might be, I dunno. A buddy of mine has the 35mm f/1.4L on his T2i to capture his 2yr old and that glass is FAST and the IQ is amazing. DoF is thin, but I've seen photos on Xmas Eve with no flash that are just amazing, lit only by a lamp or two and xmas tree lights. I would love this lens.

Lenses / Re: varying aperture zoom lenses
« on: May 18, 2012, 08:12:41 PM »
I use a 24-70L almost exclusively on my camera as a carry around. I like the constant aperture and a low one at that, because then I can choose to go up or down and stay at each one as needed.

I'm going to try out the 70-300L f/4-5.6 this weekend and see how I like it compared to the 70-200L mk2 f/2.8

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