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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: The Next Zeiss Lenses? [CR2]
« on: March 04, 2013, 02:19:17 PM »
If Zeiss would just put AF, I'd never own any canon lenses.

Lenses / Re: UV filters (any difference?)
« on: March 04, 2013, 02:16:14 PM »
Proven to make your images softer but protect your lens from a tree. your call.

Noticeably softer?  I would like to see the source of that fact (unless you are referring to cheap filters).


I was thinking the same thing, at the same time.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deals: Canon EOS 5D Mark III & Canon EOS 6D
« on: March 04, 2013, 02:15:13 PM »
Or you can get a canon refurbish 5d iii for $2379.

Whoa, And I thought I had a good deal for 2499$.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deals: Canon EOS 5D Mark III & Canon EOS 6D
« on: March 04, 2013, 01:35:42 PM »
If you wait till Holidays, 5D3's could be as low as 2499$.  8)

Lenses / Re: Photozone spanks the 24-70 F4 USM L IS
« on: March 04, 2013, 01:32:57 PM »
This lens was DOA @ 1499$. IQ wouldn't of mattered at that price.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon finally Admits D600 Dust Problem
« on: March 04, 2013, 01:17:38 PM »
Being a Canon user, I was completely unaware of such faults. No need to panic, continue to shoot canon.


Lighting / Re: Which flash for a 5d mkIII
« on: March 04, 2013, 01:14:17 PM »
If you've got the $$$, Get the 600-RT

If less, Get the 580EXII.

If even less, Get the 430EXII

If even less, Third-party options are available.

If no Budget, Grab a flashlight. :P

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 ZE Planar
« on: March 04, 2013, 12:57:54 PM »
I had an EG-S screen in my 5Dc. I loved it so much, I never changed it back. It will allow you to see the DOF very well but your lenses slower than F/2.8 will be darker thru the VF. It didn't bother me enough to switch it back.

To change the screen, Its pretty simple. Just be in a cleaner area to prevent dust in the VF when changing the screens.

Lenses / Re: UV filters (any difference?)
« on: March 04, 2013, 11:42:56 AM »
I always use filters
According to MrFotoFool, you and I (and anyone else who uses filters) are just "snapshooters" and are not "serious photographers" :D

Or maybe we're just clumsy...

Just the other day I was out taking some snapshots with my 1D X and EF 600mm f/4L IS II and I didn't have a UV filter on the front of the lens.   :P   

In fact, here's the snapshot to prove it!

If they made them for Big Tele's, I'd probably buy one to be honest.  :-X

Yuck! I never liked Kodachrome. Fuji-chrome was far better or even etkachrome.

Lenses / Re: UV filters (any difference?)
« on: March 04, 2013, 09:03:54 AM »
Seems to me based on casual observation that snapshooters use them and serious photographers (especially pros) do not.
Sounds like you never heard of  "serious photographers" who shoot in conditions where dust, dirt, sea water splashes, mist, condensation are an issue. Have you ever seen a photographer at a dirt bike race? or a speed boat race with the photographer following the speeds boats? or a photographer at a sand dune bash? ... FYI they do have filters on their lenses for protection ... unless you consider them "snapshooters". While I do understand/appreciate your point of view/choice, statements like "serious photographers" don't use them and only "snapshooters use them" sounds very naive to say the least.
Tonnes of professional photographers and "serious photographers" use protective filters. Yes there are many pros who don't use them but that is totally dependent on their situation/preference but it has nothing to do with being a "snapshooter" or a "serious photographer".

I always use filters because in the heat of photographic battle, you don't have time to cap your lenses sometimes and I could just chuck my lens in a bag w/o worrying about the front element.

A UV filter is piece of mind, and allows me to work quickly.

Lenses / Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« on: March 04, 2013, 08:58:04 AM »
1. 135L

2. 50L

3. 24-105L

4. 24L II

I use my 135L the most as I tend to shoot tele more. As a GP kit for me, it'd be 24-105L + 50L.

Lenses / Re: 135mm L
« on: March 02, 2013, 09:51:17 PM »
So I spent the past couple of weeks researching portrait lenses (mostly this one and the 85mm f1.2), and partly as a result of this thread, I picked up the 135mm this afternoon.  I can't wait to get out with it a bit tomorrow.  I think my fiancée will really enjoy not waiting around for the slow focus of the 100mm f2.8L... fewer frozen smiles, here we come!

Lenses / Re: Lens purchase strategy
« on: March 02, 2013, 12:04:04 AM »
I completely agree with you Ray, but unfortunately my 135L isn't always wide enough. :\

Three works. Wide, mid, & tele. Why buy any more?

Canon General / Re: Portfolio
« on: March 01, 2013, 06:26:45 PM »
I've always felt strongly about having a printed portfolio in a hard-cover book. Nothing has presence when they ask

"Can we see your commercial work in the past years?"

And you lay them a stunning Hard-cover book with full page prints. I also take a laptop too but I prefer to present a book.

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