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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 17, 2013, 11:36:34 PM »
KCCFamilyMan I'd sleep on it. Before u return anything of the quality u bgt consider what u'd get in return. The AF sys on the 5D3 is worth the dough. The 6D has been reviewed and the best idea I read was for a studio shooter to use it as a backup or a photojournalist to use it as a less expensive backup. The AF tracking if it's as good as advertised is awesome if u have the need.  I don't think family shoots require tracking but if they're teens involved who play sports it would be good. A one cross type focus pt system to me for a full frame is really cheap. I can't use any other word. Not the two grand. But for Canon to try and bait people with that is beyond me. But that's business. Anyway all the good ideas have been mentioned so I'll add something about competitor systems which might allow u to compare what u have already and than rethink what u think u'll get with a trade. In any event don't act impulsively unless u really hate the dang. And believe me there are a lot of amateurs who would pry it out of your hands but unfortunately for a lot less than u paid. Best of luck

First I'd look at the mirrorless for lighter and still functional sets.
Assuming u don't want a film Rangefinder of which there are some Voigts which cost considerably less than your Canon think about an ILC with some small primes. And finally I think a worthy idea is a fixed focal length DSLR. So look at the Olympus, Sony and Fuji sites to start. And than go to the store. Feel the things around. Read about them. Think it over. do your due diligence. And in the end pick something u want not what the rest of us dream about. Good shooting.


Thats what I plan on doing waiting a few months getting an ilc and deciding which way to go. Really I was planning on adding a 35mm prime then I said do I need all this money sitting here? I decided in about two months it will start to get warmer and I am sure I will get that itch.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 08, 2013, 11:29:51 PM »
I think a 200g difference is a make or break amount.I went from a 24-70 mk1 on a 5D3 to a 24-105 and have never been happier.

Would you have made that switch if it were the mk ii?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 06, 2013, 10:47:15 PM »
Thanks everyone.

I am just going to hold for a month or so and see what happens. I am thinking of getting a sony nex 6 for smaller shots. Eosm is too slow.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 06, 2013, 02:21:59 PM »
Just try a different approach to your photography and see what happens.

The op has stated this different approach: Carry less weight & size and have more fun, it seems to me that would also exclude juggling multiple primes even if that'd cut some weight, too.

Selling the gear of course comes at a loss of functionality and money, but if the result is more fun with photography it should be worth it - the op should have bought mid-range gear in the first place, see how his usage patterns and skills develop and then step up instead of being talked into buying "the best" (= most expensive & heavy) pro-oriented gear right away.

Just to clarify

I had a t2i then 60d then 5d3 24-105 combo then same body and 2 2.8 zooms.

I simply love the camera just maybe since its winter I just don't find myself using it as much maybe I will strap a 35mm prime and see how the weight fairs out then also I think I will see what gets annnounced this month. It is not like I cannot use the features I love the 2.8 dof isolation my zooms bring. Especially when your grabbing your kids in a crowd or low light.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 05, 2013, 11:23:15 PM »
I was thinking about that. The crazy thing is part of me wants to continue with a 35l prime and some studio lights. But it seems too expensive to do for a hobby. So I was thinking get out while you can but retain some system.

I used a lowepro adventura 140 for a wedding once. Plenty of room and well built.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 05, 2013, 10:52:42 PM »
I have been considering selling my setup

24-70 2.8 mkii
70-200 2.8 is mkii
Cf cards
600 exrt speedlite

To get a 6d
24-70 f4 is
Newer speedlite 430ex ii replacement

I just spent thousands of dollars this year and have hardly used the gear. When I do its for candids or vacations. I wonder if I am wasting the money and should sell it to downgrade to something more enthusiast level and cheaper. Also it's just so much to lug around. Just not sure and wanted some opinions.

Thanks for the responses i just want to save full res converted .cr2's as jpegs since cr2's take up too much hd space. They are for print and screen the ppi is what threw me off. I want the same jpeg compression the camera would give.

I shoot with a 5d3 and my workflow is edit raw's then export them to full resolution jpegs for printing, archive etc. This is not for pro use but I was hoping the people of this forum would be able to advise the highest quality jpeg export settings to use just in case later on I want to print a large picture or something. Hd space is not a big concern since storage is cheap. Any help would be appreciated. I am unsure of the whole ppi and quality thing to be exact.

Just looking for a much more portable dslr alternative when I cannot bring my gear.

I bought the G1X a little bit after it came out. It has some great points especially image quality. On that point I really had no qualms with it. The longer I had it though the more it bothered me in some regards. The AF is quite slow. Equally as irritating it takes about 3 seconds between shots. Not joking. So it is okay if you are shooting adults who are sitting still or scenery and in no rush. For kids or action I found it pretty useless. Missed so many good shots I decided finally to part ways with it. I sold it last month. The problem was that it was "good enough" that I left the DSLR at home a bunch due to laziness. It became a crutch but a frustrating. Very good in many regards not so good in other.  I hope the next or next next version is better.

Thanks I was afraid of that. Just waiting for the next version if there is one.

I have a 5d3 24-70 ii, 70-200 2.8 ii but think the 70-300 could serve as a vacation or travel lens. Anyone thing this deal is too good to pass or there will likely be the same deals later on in 2013?

Thanks everyone. I was going to do a joint partnership with a more experienced photographer friend. I think for now I am going to look at trying to get an assistant gig. That sounds like a good idea. I have a busy career so not sure when this will be my calling but just want to be heading in the right direction.

PowerShot / Re: Canon G1x or Sony RX100 for vacation and light duty
« on: October 16, 2012, 11:43:59 PM »
Thanks I ended up with the Sony nex f3. It's fast and came with 18-55 and 55-210 combo for $899. Even included an extra battery. I know it's not pocketable but takes decent pics and the wife will use it which is the most important.

You could also opted for an EOS-M.  That way, you can "share" lenses.  :)

That is what I think I M going to do. Just waiting to see how people respond.

Hello I have a budget of $200 and I was looking for two umbrellas or softboxes to do portraits but wanted them portable. Any ideas.

This one I shot at 70mm f 3.2 iso 3200 and for an ooc jpg its pretty sharp and very accurate color.

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