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Lenses / Re: Considering the 70-200 f4 is for my next lens
« on: September 02, 2012, 11:37:19 PM »
I have been shooting all weekend with this lens and wish indoors I had the 2.8 but you still have to introduce flash or push you ISo to achieve reasonable shutter speeds. I am wondering if the extra stop is worth $1,000 more and double the weight for indoor shots or should I save that for the upcoming 24-70 ii release which is a much more used focal range for me? I do hate only f4 but 2.8 is not that much faster when under tungsten lighting. Yeah the bokeh seems nicer but I just have a hard time with the weight of that lens. How do you over come it?

Lenses / Re: Considering the 70-200 f4 is for my next lens
« on: August 31, 2012, 08:36:55 PM »
Thanks I am really glad I did ended up with it for $1049 out the door so feel real good about my purchase till I know how much I use this range.

Lenses / Re: Considering the 70-200 f4 is for my next lens
« on: August 30, 2012, 11:30:56 PM »
Thanks for the replies.

I purchased the 70-200 f4 is. $1100 seemed like a good price. It's new and I know I can sell it later if need be for minimal loss. I think it complements my 24-105. Now that I have the telephoto covered. I am going for the 24-70 II year end or early next. Either way thanks for all the advice. I looked and held the 70-200 2.8 and it just is too heavy for the extra stop. Also the cost is soo much. I think this will let me see if I feel limited by the aperature and if so then I will sell it and go for the 70-200. At least then I will know I need it. I looked at the 200 2.8mm and 135l but for me I need zoom since my family makes me have to react fast and it's too hard to change lenses of focus on moving around. I think this will be a good start. If Canon releases the infamous 14-24 or 35l II then maybe that will be my next lens. I also will probably end up with the eos m and use my lenses on that for when I need to travel light. That makes the lens I purchased that much more useful vs the 2.8 counterpart. Anyway thanks everyone.

Lenses / Re: Considering the 70-200 f4 is for my next lens
« on: August 28, 2012, 10:55:20 PM »
Thanks. I just wish I rented it at home. I got it for a trip and only used it for a handful of shots but they were great shots. I just don't want to feel compelled because of the deal but then again if it's going to likely rise a few hundred then I would just buy it now.

Lenses / Considering the 70-200 f4 is for my next lens
« on: August 28, 2012, 09:12:26 PM »
Hey I have a dilemma. I have a 5d3 with the following
50 1.4
Various speedlites

I take Candids of the kids but I find myself wanting more reach. I rented the 70-200 f4 is and it was pretty nice. I currently can get it for $1100 from a reputable dealer but unsure if that's a good price or if I should hold out to see what else is offered by canon for the fourth quarter. I also want the 24-70 ii but would have to pay of the 70-200 first if I get it. So add focal range or a stop of light with the 24-70 ii or just wait. Any suggestions?

EOS Bodies / Re: Anyone else preorder the EOS M yet?
« on: August 23, 2012, 09:45:29 PM »
I did. Just got a Sony Nex F3 but will sell it when the Canon come's out. It will be a great camera for the wife and keep her used to Canon menu's when she uses my 5d3. Also I like that I can mount my L Lenses. I always thought that sensor is decent under 1600 iso but with the digic 5 may be good at 3200. Either way I cannot stand the Sony optics and menu system. The way the NR is too much just softens out all the fine details and when the wife uses it constantly wants to shoot at iso 3200. At least the Canon comes with the f2 prime and I can mount the tamrom 17-50 2.8 if I need to for a light weight travel rig. I also like that I can add a 70-200 to my kit and if my 5d3 is not reaching it then the crop of the eos-m should give me a little more. Finally I figure I will get the pro version whenever that comes out also. That was my reason. Hope it helps. Plus you can use your speedlites on it.

I did but I was already sending it in for focusing issues in which they replaced the CPU board on my 50 mm instead either way it's done and over with.

I have a canon 5d mkiii and I am testing my new 270ex ii for vacation and in tv mode shutter 1/125 iso 400 wb flash eval metering it tries to use 1/3 sec or best I can get is 1/20 at iso 1600. I thought it was my batteries but I recharged them. I put my 430ex ii on and same results. Any suggestions? I should be able to shoot at iso 400 with a speedlite? I even reset all my settings. Very frustrated 2 days from a trip.

PowerShot / Re: Canon G1x or Sony RX100 for vacation and light duty
« on: July 30, 2012, 12:00:04 AM »
Yeah going with
50mm 1.4 low light only some occasions
40mm pancake for just walking around and when the weight is too much
270ex ii or 430 ex ii still undecided on that
lowepro fastpack 350
also bringing the sony nex f3 with 18-55, 55-210mm combo since it came in a kit. I am trying to have fun so probably only bringing the nex some days for portability and maybe the 40mm and 5d3. Either way I am trying not to add another 70-200 or 300 since the weight is too much to come back with a few dolphin shots. I still bet this is too much but if you cannot enjoy it with trips like this then why do you own it is my logic. This is all Hobby for me. In any event the 5d3 and 40mm will always cover a great candid if I need one. I have found also that the 24-105 serves me better than I gave it credit for.

Lenses / Re: Recommendations for vacation lenses and gear
« on: July 18, 2012, 08:02:40 AM »
After reading this I can honestly say I would never go on vacation with the OP.  I understand and sympathize with his wife.  My simple rule of thumb, if the camera takes up more space than a extra pair of shoes it's too much.  The reasoning here is no one should go on a vacation that requires more than one extra pair of shoes, otherwise it's not really a vacation.  All that is needed for a family vacation is one camera and one lens.  It definitely does not require multiple posts/threads on an internet forum.  It shouldn't be this hard.  My $0.02: there is so much to do and see in Southern California you shouldn't waste it setting f stops and shutter speeds.

That's why I posted on this thread. I have never been to CA and have never traveled with ff yet. Otherwise I would have went with my old 60d and 15-85 and have been good but I have this gear and want to have the great shots it takes of memories that are worth it rather than kids hanging around the couch or the cats. That's also why we bought a little Sony nex to be lightweight some days. So I should comeback with crappy shots with a power shot ? Am I supposed to put those on my walls?

Lenses / Re: New lens choice 28mm 2.8 is or 40mm STM?
« on: July 15, 2012, 08:02:19 PM »
Thanks I'll go with that advice.

Technical Support / Re: Best file stroage when travelling
« on: July 14, 2012, 11:57:02 PM »
Recently came across asus ux31a-db51. It's 1080p ips display and a large color gamut. Finally it's anti glare. If you need windows this is the one. I would get the adh plan against it but it's close to the build quality of the MacBook air. Has only a 128gb ssd but they sell a 256gb version also.

EOS Bodies / Re: New Upgraders (to FF) - what is your experience
« on: July 14, 2012, 11:42:33 PM »
I went canon t1i, t2i, 60d the 5d iii.

Really glad I did. For the most part the 60d was close in good light but I bought the 5d for cleaner iso's and better quality lenses that are not all plastic like the great 15-85 or 17-55. It's an investment. I hardly use my speed lite but the 270 is way better than a pop up.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to proceed?
« on: July 14, 2012, 11:27:03 PM »
I went this same route when the 5d mkiii launched. I bought it and the 50mm 1.4. It's so much better but you have to take the time to work with it. A few weeks and it feels brand new for the first few shots. Great has certainly improved my images. Still the 60d is a great camera. I would definetly not by the 5d ii just because it's cheap because the af is bad. Not worth it. Just my 2centz.

Lenses / Re: Buying 70-300mm L whilst working in USA
« on: July 14, 2012, 11:19:19 PM »
You should be ok if your buying out of state and your leaving the country. I would look at adorama. I think they have a decent price on it.

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