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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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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
« on: February 26, 2013, 07:03:36 PM »
An efficient light weight lighting kit is more valuable than an expensive heavy lens that you will rarely use.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
« on: February 26, 2013, 06:43:17 PM »
I picked up three 600EX-RTs and the STE-3 transmitter. They work great. Totally worth the money. I don't miss my 580EX II, Lumpro flashes, Cybersyncs with synch cable hell at all.

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Lighting / Do 600EX-RT not work with Cybersyncs?
« on: February 10, 2013, 04:09:04 PM »
I plugged one in to my new 600EX-RT flash but can't seem to trigger it. Is there a certain mode I have to be work? It works fine on my old 580EXII.

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Lenses / Re: 70-200 is ii vs non is
« on: February 08, 2013, 12:16:44 PM »
The non-IS is supposedly sharper. Get the IS version if you have the arms of a body builder with the shaky hands of an old person.

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Lenses / Re: Roger Buys a Camera System: A 24-70mm System Comparison
« on: February 08, 2013, 11:14:59 AM »
This is why I don't bother with most 3rd party lenses except Zeiss lenses.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« on: January 31, 2013, 09:14:44 AM »
Such an overrated lens!  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is a Peerless Performer
« on: January 28, 2013, 09:43:56 AM »
It's great no doubt, but I have to pay 3650 USD to get one, so I simply have to live vicariously through the people who own it ::)

Just start saving up. I sold my Mark I on Craig's List for 1200 so the Mark II only ended up costing me 1k.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70 ii - another superlative
« on: January 16, 2013, 04:32:57 PM »
I love primes as the next person but having to change them all the time is annoying. Sometimes causing you to miss shots and interrupt the flow of your shoot.

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Lenses / Re: 135L vs 85L vs 70-200L II
« on: January 16, 2013, 03:10:01 PM »
Buy all three seriously.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70 ii - another superlative
« on: January 16, 2013, 10:38:54 AM »
I did the same thing and sold my Mark I. So I only had to pay $1200 for it  8) I'm loving the prime quality sharpness. It was totally worth the money. I don't care if it doesn't have IS. To this day I never had a use for it.

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