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Lenses / Re: EOS 6D kit worth it with Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS?
« on: January 03, 2013, 12:39:35 AM »
I don't find the 6D or the 24-70 f/4L to be very good value for $$$.

I'd recommend a 5D2 + 24-105L to be a superb value for $$$.

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Lenses / Re: Prime Lens for 6D
« on: January 03, 2013, 12:22:38 AM »
50mm 1.4
100 f/2 or 135L


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Reviews / Re: My Mini-Review of the 85mm 1.2L II.
« on: January 02, 2013, 11:46:13 PM »
I've never heard that the 85L's build is anything less than awesome. I've never owned or laid a finger on a 85mmL, but i've read many , many reviews of this lens and I know a great deal about it. to say that RLphoto's review really should point out how the 85mmL is in some way built poorly is plain rubbish. 
    Also, i'd imagine many lenses, if not damn near all of them could be disassembled by unscrewing the front threads.

my only question regards that shot of the clothes pins. Is that distortion, or is that line really that crooked?  now, since you showed me yours, i feel it's only customary to show mine. clothes pin shot that is.

I never said the 85L was built badly. It's a tank but even tanks have weaknesses.

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The 6D is a repackaged 5D2, which is a repackaged 20D w/ a FF sensor.

Save your dough and buy a used 5D2+glass or a 5D3.

I keep seeing this same post by RLPhoto in response to the 6D over and over.  I consider RLPhoto a solid and talented photographer who consistently offers great advice here, no offense is intended by my comment but...  his response to the 6D is out of character for him because it indicates an assumption opinion apparently based on specs that isn't backed up by first hand experience.  And the repeated posting of it seems to indicate a desire to prevent others from making a mistake in purchasing the 6D.

I've shot about 4000+ images so far with the 6D I've owned for about a month.  I also own the 5D3, 60D, 40D, 30D and original 5D.  I've shot the 5D2 as well.  The 5D3 and 6D are the first NIB bodies I've purchased.  I normally purchase most of my equipment used.  I agree that the current Canon prices are ridiculous.  I purchased the 6D because I find the 5D3 low light performance and AF to be lacking.  In another month or two I will likely sell either the 5D3 or the 6D.  If Canon somehow magically fixes the 5D3 AF I would be inclined to possibly keep it but as things stand now, unless I do a lot of sports shooting (which I don't), the 6D will easily win this decision.

I can assure you that IMHO (based on actual use) the 6D is not a repackaged 5D2, 20D or whatever is being assumed.  The 6D IQ is comparable to the 5D3 IQ and the 6D is superior to all other cameras in low light.  The 6D simply works great as an entry level (or even mid level) FF camera.  Everything I have read from actual 6D hands-on use and reviews is positive.  My knee-jerk reaction to the 6D spec sheet several months ago was also negative.  But I gave it a chance and I'm glad I did.

My only experience with the 6D is an hour in a camera store, (the camera exchange in SA), and I was not impressed because it felt exactly like the 5D2 but alittle nicer. I also realized using why it doesn't have a joystick because you will only be using the center point for accurate focusing. Set it and forget it. The outer points are
Ok If your at f/4 or so. Still a bit hit or miss.

Strange that the 5D2 is very similar in this main AF aspect. Even the t4i has all cross type AF points! What gives? If they have it the 7D AF system minimum, well I'd probably have one.

I'd rather buy a 5D2 + L lens than spend the cash on the 6D. This is my opinion, and that's my feelings on the camera. I apologize if I may of offended you rusty, but the 6D AF performed no better than my 5Dc or rebel XSI I've used years ago. Perhaps in super low light it will show its magic, but my 5Dc was also fantastic in low light w/ center point AF selected.

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Too long, didnt read.

But I will say is that the 61-point AF destroys the older 1D series AF.

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The 6D is a repackaged 5D2, which is a repackaged 20D w/ a FF sensor.

Save your dough and buy a used 5D2+glass or a 5D3.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: UPGRADING 7D to FF Please help!!!
« on: January 02, 2013, 08:57:08 AM »
If you love the 7D, you'll hate the 5D2 or the 6D.

Really? Remember what the OP wants the camera for:

"I'm trying to work in the industry of wedding and portrait photography mainly but on the side fashion"

The 5D II has been very successful in these areas, far more so than the 7D, and the 6D has the added strength of low-light AF that actually works - maybe even better than the Mk III. I love my 7D, but I love both the Mk II and the 6D a lot more!

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Save the cash and get the mk3. It won't limit you later on.

I wouldn't necessarily argue against that, though.

I also remember the biggest complaints from others and myself for just about any shooting was the AF. Unless of course, you like the 20D AF.

The 5D2 was only more successful because it was FF+resolution, and for no other reason. The 7D is a better camera and if you liked everything about the 7D, you find the 5D2 archaic.

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Canon General / Re: How many clicks in 2012?
« on: January 01, 2013, 09:20:09 PM »
50,000 with my 5Dc, 7D, and 5D3's together.

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Lenses / Re: Best effective use of my 50mm f/1.4
« on: January 01, 2013, 05:40:27 PM »
The 50mm is usable for portraits, but the 100mm F/2 or 135L is ideal.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon has Refurbished 5DIII for $2240
« on: January 01, 2013, 05:27:11 PM »
Sorry, but when you're buying the equipment that most 5D Mark III's owners are, and like myself, who paid $3499, the differential is meaningless.  $2599 vs $3499?  Who cares?  Not only that, I've been using it since early April and I bought it new, not refurbished.  That's 8 months of use of it.  Do you wait 10 years to buy a car just because the price comes down?  How many people buy a brand new car and then 3 years later, go, "Dang that car company!  That makes me so mad I paid $24,000 instead of $18,000!!"?  This is ridiculous.  Feel bad for hungry children in Africa, not people who paid $900 more for a DSLR in April.

More like $1500.  ::)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon has Refurbished 5DIII for $2240
« on: December 31, 2012, 10:04:39 PM »
Oh my... This makes me feel even more bad about early adopters.

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Lenses / Re: 50mm upgrade or 85mm coverage?
« on: December 31, 2012, 09:59:21 PM »
I have found the 85L a strange focal length for me. It's not quite normal but not quite tele. It will melt the background but still leave some information.

Overall, I'd probably never own an 85L since my 135L is just so good. My 24, 50, and 135 kit are all good, separated, and unique focal lengths.

I'd recommend just to continue to use the 135L.

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Lenses / Re: 5D3 + 135mm F2
« on: December 31, 2012, 08:21:33 PM »
I use that combo all the time. Simply stunning.

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There is nothing like canon primes. Fantastic.

Carl Zeiss, Nikon, Leitz, Sneider,   some Sigma, Tamron
there are fantastic primes out there and the smallest problem I have is to argue for or against the Canon because I have several tools to choose.
Happy new year

I will admit, if zeiss made AF lenses for canon, I wouldn't own any canon lenses.

But since they don't, canon is my choice for uber primes.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 135L f/2
« on: December 30, 2012, 09:39:06 PM »
I would argue that the 135L is the best portrait lens under the 6K$ 200 f/2L. It's fantastic and is a truly legendary lens that continues to amaze me when I use it to its fullest capability.

Dare I say, it's equal or better than the 85L II for pure portraiture.

The only thing possible to improve on this lens is a reasonable f/1.8 aperture and IS. If this lens were made, I'd lose complete interest in a 70-200 for my bag.

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