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Sigh, just give me a really good still camera Canon!

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS in Stock at B&H Photo
« on: June 26, 2014, 10:00:43 AM »
I'm very tempted to pick up this lens. I work a block from B&H.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1999 at Amazon
« on: October 16, 2013, 08:26:22 AM »
Good price. I got mine for 1k after selling my Mark I on Craig's list for $1200  8)

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Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: August 17, 2013, 11:56:10 AM »
When I got my 24-70mm f/2.8 II I sold all my primes under 85mm. I don't regret it one bit.

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Lenses / Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
« on: July 25, 2013, 10:09:52 PM »
I sold my 100mm f/2.8L is macro prime last week... and I miss it.

You should have kept it! :-\  I sold all my primes under 85mm.

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Dumb question but how do I find out how much AFMA my copy needs and how do go about figuring out how much I need to adjust?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III with Continuous RAW Video Recording
« on: May 14, 2013, 07:15:39 AM »
I shoot mostly stills so I don't really care either way. It's a nice hack I will neve use.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« on: May 10, 2013, 10:59:43 PM »
I love my 85mm f/1.2 L but if you want quick AF the non-L 85mm f/1.8 is just as good.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Anyone use Wasabi Power Batteries?
« on: April 19, 2013, 04:28:15 PM »
I'm thinking of picking some up for my 5D Mark II/III. Seems too good to be true:

http://www.amazon.com/Wasabi-Power-Battery-Canon-LP-E6/dp/B0041MY32Y/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Anyone use these? Are they worth or should I stick to the Canon brand?

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 F/2.8L II USM Zoom Ring Smoothness
« on: April 08, 2013, 04:05:55 PM »
Just shoot more. I notice it gets smoother with use.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« on: March 28, 2013, 10:15:11 PM »
24-70L II. Sell the lenses that you don't use to help pay for  8)

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Lenses / Re: Upgrade my 28-70 EF/L to 24-70 EF II/L?
« on: March 21, 2013, 03:11:16 PM »
It's totally worth the upgrade. I sold my Mark I on Craigs's List for $1200 so the Mark II only costing me $1000. It's my current favorite lens.

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Lenses / Re: 5DIII+35mm or 50mm?
« on: March 15, 2013, 11:37:07 AM »
35mm. It's more versatile. The 50mm is such an overrated lens not to mention not a good portrait lens.People's heads will get distorted when shot with the 50mm (unless you're going for the distorted head look).

I agree with Peteroc. Keep the 35mm and get either the 85mm or 135mm.


Either you've never used one or you're... Im going to just go with you've never used one. I own and use all the primes below 135mm. They all work well for portraits, especially the 50mmL, 85mmL and 135L. They are tools, when you know how/when to use them they work fine.

Since moving onto the 5D3... the 50L is my go to lens for most shooting environments. The 35L was my fave lens until my first 5D3. The 35L is a great-walk around lens but now I gravitate to the 50L. 50mm is a great PJ focal length, and has been for many years. It also excels with portraits but… again, put it in the hands of a monkey and YMMV. Sure you can buy the 1.4 but it has a notorious habit of taking a crap when you need it... shabby build is why it's such a deal. If you don't mind that, then go for a 1.4. If your looking for a workhorse tank 50mm, the 50L is your lens.

50mm f/1.2 on a 5D3...

Nikkei Matsuri, San Jose 2012... by David KM, on Flickr

Robinson... by David KM, on Flickr

Lovers at the park... by David KM, on Flickr


I've used to own one and sold it. I notice you stand quite a distance away from your subjects. Get in closer and shoot just their heads and watch their heads get distorted and how unflattering they become.

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Lenses / Re: 5DIII+35mm or 50mm?
« on: March 14, 2013, 04:05:46 PM »
35mm. It's more versatile. The 50mm is such an overrated lens not to mention not a good portrait lens.People's heads will get distorted when shot with the 50mm (unless you're going for the distorted head look).

I agree with Peteroc. Keep the 35mm and get either the 85mm or 135mm.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: March 01, 2013, 03:58:45 PM »
The Mark II is totally worth it. Ridiculously sharp. Sold my Mark I to help pay for it. Ended up only paying $1200 for the Mark II.

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