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Lenses / Re: Canon 50 L II
« on: March 28, 2013, 09:43:26 AM »
And the 135mm f/2L is still going strong at 17 years.

That beautiful thing is 17 years old?  :o

Yes but needs to brought into modern times with f/1.8 and IS. Then it'd be good for another 20 years. :)


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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Test Camera [CR1]
« on: March 28, 2013, 09:36:48 AM »
These specs are good. The 19 point AF in the 7D had no complaints from me, Infact that's still more cross type points than a d4! Everything is good here now just has to be around 1599$.

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B&w MRC-nano XS slim uv filter. If they even make one that size.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Crazy... go Nikon?
« on: March 27, 2013, 11:39:53 PM »
@aglet.

Please view this thread to grasp how real photographers use timing, placement, and effort to get what they want. No amount of DR will ever change that.
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=295.0

I still haven't seen any photos posted from yourself on this topic BTW.


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Animal Kingdom / Re: Any regrets for leaving camera at home?
« on: March 27, 2013, 08:57:25 AM »
I got a g15 recently and it's getting quite some use. :)

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Lenses / Re: Help me choose a wide prime!
« on: March 26, 2013, 06:04:07 PM »
For the $$$, the Sigma 35mm 1.4 is what I would buy or the 24LII.

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P.S. To be sure, my reason for posting was not to dampen the spirits of any 200 f2 owners, I doubt I could and wouldn't want to  :).

It is an awesome lens and a real blast to use. My concern, especially when a particular lens is held up as having a "unique look" is that somebody fixates on it and believes it will be a magic bullet to improve their photography, when, in truth, it rarely is.

There is no magic bullets but the 200 F/2L is a lens with a unique look, along with the 85LII, 50L, 135L, 35L, and 24LII.

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A stop can be a lot, however most of the time it is nothing, iso 100-200 is the same as 1/250-1/500 for instance, and few people are shooting portraits with the 200 f2 at 1600 iso and higher out of necessity. In situations where you really are pushing your equipments limits then obviously one stop can be the make or break point.

We are in complete agreement.

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The main use case for this lens is indoor sports though, and and you're kinda out of luck there.

Again, we are in complete agreement, the lens, as a stand alone portrait lens is not, particularly, special or unique. In it's primary design roll it can be the difference between a usable, I'm getting paid image, and another night of Ramen Noodles.  :)

If anybody was to ask my advise on buying one, I'd say do you shoot a decent amount of low light stuff where one stop is going to make it for you, and, do you get paid a reasonable living wage to do it? If the answer is yes to all that then I'd say get one, and by the way it is an awesome portrait lens. If they said no I want it primarily to take portraits with a unique look I'd say don't bother.

I would buy one solely for portraiture but at the moment the 135L is the closest Ill get.

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Lenses / Re: Best tele prime for full frame?
« on: March 26, 2013, 01:45:54 PM »
135L if you've got the money and the 100mm f/2 if you don't. The macro is a good option but doesn't have the same look as the other two.

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Lenses / Re: What would cause Canon to release the 35L II?
« on: March 26, 2013, 08:41:56 AM »
$$$$

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Squeeze every ounce of IQ out of a camera before denouncing it. I have yet to find a canon camera that truly limits my creativity.

If a system limits you, switch because your capping your creative potential.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Autofocus not impressive
« on: March 26, 2013, 08:32:44 AM »
It's no surprise. It's the same regurgitated 20D AF with a new face and didnt impress me either.

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Nope.

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Lenses / Re: Prime vs zoom
« on: March 25, 2013, 09:34:22 PM »
Mostly primes, own only one zoom.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5Dc a good option?
« on: March 24, 2013, 11:36:04 PM »
In short, yes. Per dollar it is the best value available out there in any margin. It's still better than any APSc camera canon currently makes.

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