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EOS Bodies / Re: Any update to the 60D in next 6months?
« on: December 27, 2012, 04:48:36 PM »
Both are old cameras, and I would say a new one will be round the corner soon. But if recent trends are anything to go by these will be more expensive, and you may have to wait a few months to get hold of one. Depends how desperate you are. I would take a 7D over a 60D because its AF system is much better.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: World's First EOS-1D C Motion Image Shoot
« on: December 24, 2012, 01:50:21 PM »
Incredible!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Is it hard not to buy 3rd party lenses now?
« on: December 23, 2012, 04:42:09 PM »
Resale value is no issue for a pro. Most kit used in pro situations will be in poor condition. My kit gets used until it breaks, they are not museum pieces they are work horses that I earn money with. If it breaks getting the shot its worth it.

As for sigma vs canon. The canons are built much better, yes sigma are getting better but i mean come on the new 35mm with a piano black finish on it... would be scratched to bits in no time, they aren't particularly rugged and if they take a nock the elements move meaning blurry images. Even the higher end stuff isnt particularly well built. The only sigma lens I bought the front lens element fell out in 6 months they just arent made for heavy use.

If your making money with your gear it pays for itself many times over, its a tool, an investment yes but only to start with because it is a necessity to earn money.

Will always be Canon for me. Not one lens has let me down, look after them have them serviced and they will look after you.

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Mostly Canon

Canon 300V
Canon 350D
Canon 40D
Bronica ETRSI 645
Canon 7D
Canon 5DMKIII

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Lenses / Re: Buy Canon 24-70l II today or wait for Newer version with IS?
« on: December 20, 2012, 06:35:45 AM »
And so it starts...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« on: December 20, 2012, 06:28:41 AM »
Check out DigitalRev, Bought my 5DMKIII with 24-105mm lens kit for £2500. Body only its £1995.

It comes with a year warranty too so no worries, and a returns policy.

All prices include import tax, to the UK anyway may be the same with Germany. Pretty significant saving of £500 just for the camera. Was here in two days VIA DHL fantastic service with good communication. Would deftly use them again.

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Exists as a Working Prototype [CR2]
« on: December 20, 2012, 05:48:00 AM »
Thing is IS isnt a necessity, but a really nice useful feature. For a lot of people it means a lot more keepers and the lens can be stretched to its limits with conditions.

With the price tag I would expect to have it. It would be a force to be reckoned with in the market if it did have it. Question is why make 3 incarnations of the same lens! One F2.8 is more then enough, I think it would have made more sense to make a homologation of the 24-105mm with the macro ability.  This lens would have appealed to more people.

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Exists as a Working Prototype [CR2]
« on: December 20, 2012, 04:27:06 AM »
I feel sorry for the early adopters.

Similar with the early adopters for the 5DMKIII with it now less than a year later at less than £1000 cheaper!

With this in mind anyone would be mad to be an early adopter, loosing 400-500 or even £1000!!!! Within a year. MENTAL.

Canon needs to sort their structure out, or they will loose custom.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are you really serious about 6D?
« on: December 19, 2012, 04:35:54 AM »
The 6D or the 5DMKII will be a massive upgrade IQ wise over the 50D. The 50D was made for the megapixel race it was the same technology as the 40D but with a third more pixels. Therefore its noise performance was worse than the 40D it replaced.

If you are serious the 5DMKIII is the way to go. Mine arrived the other day and it is brilliant.

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EOS Bodies / Re: It's Christmas Eve !!
« on: December 18, 2012, 10:44:31 AM »
Mine arrived yesterday! With the 24-105mm L kit lens and a 100mm L macro! Your in for a treat what a beast so much better than my old 7D.

Bought mine from DigitalRev, saved over £1000. Prices are crazy here in the UK, no brainer buying from them as there is no import tax to pay.

Quick play last night and the ISO ability is madness!!!!

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From reading most of your posts on here Marsu42 you seem to be going round and round in circles.

Why not instead of idolising and agonising over equipment just go out and shoot some pictures?? Enjoy photography? Get your name out there sell some prints and that will make purchasing equipment easier. We all want to be

A good photographer can capture a fantastic pic with a box browny, gear enables more possibility but it should not stunt your creative growth. The camera is just a tool you tell it what to do.

I know i gave you some stick the other day, but seriously just enjoy it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are you really serious about 6D?
« on: December 13, 2012, 06:48:45 PM »
Think your missing my point.

Im comparing in use, once you have sampled a better camera AF even the 7D its hard to go back to having so few, and for 5D MKII users most of which I would say are advanced amateurs or prosumers the 6D offers a slight upgrade in IQ and ISO whether it is worth while ditching it for I cant say, but where it counts as IQ will be similar AF body construction sealing the 6D isnt better etc

A camera is more than IQ, single point in the middle? You saying all of your pics are composed with the subject bang in the middle? Have you used fast L primes and tried to focus and recompose? The plane of focus shifts. That is my argument, if you are shooting with a 20mp FF camera you need good glass to resolve it so £700+ lenses if you were frustrated as a 5D MKII user then the 6D wont appeal, because the AF hasn't improved significantly where it counts. And I think an extra £1000 over a XXXD is even more difficult to swallow as an amateur!

I doubt highly that people who are used to buying an XXXD around £400-800 would upgrade to a camera that is £1600 body only without a lens seen as tho non of thier lenses would work! its a big money upgrade. XXXD users buy the cams caus they are the cheapest way to get into the DSLR market.

Im not saying the 6D is bad. Just saying its compromised for a lot of users. ISO and IQ count more so if your printing, for internet work the res is low so counts less. The majority of XXXD users buying a full frame camera wouldn't make sense regardless of spending £2200 on one with one lens, most use photos and put them on facebook...

Of corse I am generalising but I think these markets are different and this wont become the popular majestic entry FF  camera eveyone has been waiting for over night. I still think £2000 is a lot of money for a camera for people who aren't making money from photography. There will always be gear heads that need the latest and greatest but that market is small I just think the target market has been missed slightly and the more keen photographers will give this a miss because of its shortcomings and makes it a hard decision and I would always think I wish id spent the extra.. and if you can afford £2200 for the 6D and 24-105 then a 5D MKIII with the 24-105 at £2500 is not a big jump.


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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Top Focus Point Light Bleeding Issue
« on: December 13, 2012, 01:01:47 PM »
I had this on my 350D but on the right one... was quite annoying took it to canon, no fix.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are you really serious about 6D?
« on: December 13, 2012, 12:36:04 PM »
My upgrade path was 350D - 40D - 7D - 5D MKIII

Now I was happy with the 9 point AF 5-6 years ago I managed to really get it working well for me, but I hit its limitation really quite quickly, but then I got the 7D and at first was blown away by the amount of points and to start with it was a challenge because it was so different. Then I really got used to it! I still have my 40D and going back to that is really painful in comparison. Now I bought the 5D MKIII after nearly a year of umming and arring and waiting for a good price point it is even better the level of precision and general functionality of the AF its brilliant.

I suppose what I am saying is that Canon has moved on in AF but not implementing it as much as it could. This is an entry FF camera but for someone upgrading from an XXD or an XXXD between £500-800 to £1600 I would expect a better system. Twice the price for better IQ? The rest of the camera has to follow suit, not to the point of the pro cameras somewhere in-between.

Once you use the better systems it really does feel like a massive backward step with the others. I have used a 6D and found it quite snappy, but its the points there spread out and there arent many... so makes composition more difficult.

I dont think the 6D is a bad camera by any margin... It just think it could and should have been better, with a better AF it would have had awesome reviews and I think more people would be willing to suck up the extra £1000 for it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are you really serious about 6D?
« on: December 13, 2012, 11:33:20 AM »
If they had remade the 7D AF system for the FF 6D and spread them out, unlike the D600. This would have flown off the shelves, would have made the camera from a meh camera to a wow camera.

Ahhh, so it's not flying off the shelves?  And you know this how?  Because you haven't bought one, yourself?   ::)

I didn't say that Neuro I was speculating that it would have sold better. As I said early in the post it wont affect Canon, and even you will admit it could have been better.

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