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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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Canon General / Re: Record Spending Into Camera Gear - HIGHEST
« on: December 30, 2012, 09:24:43 PM »
2x 5D3s
24-105L
Misc flash stuff.

That's pretty much it for my uses.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: should I sell my 7d?
« on: December 30, 2012, 08:40:57 PM »
Keep both APS-C and FF camera's and slowly decide if its worth keeping the APS-C camera around. If not, Sell the stuff you don't want.

I eventually sold my 7D and bought another 5D3. I have little desire to shoot crop unless the 7D2 has much better IQ.

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Lenses / Re: Help with Canon 85 F1.2 L II and Canon 5D Mark III
« on: December 30, 2012, 08:39:02 PM »
I've used the 85LII on the 5D3. It was fantastic on all the cross-type AF points and the normal AF points were sketchy.

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The D600 is a better developed camera but canon just has a better lens selection.

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There is nothing like canon primes. Fantastic.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D II or 5D III or 6D?
« on: December 28, 2012, 09:38:46 PM »
I had the same choice on my lap. An aging 5Dc and either the 5D2 or 5D3?

I was never impressed enough with the 5D2 as an overall camera but the d700 felt like a complete package. The d700 had everything except video and resolution from my 5Dc and that it can't take EF lenses. :P

So I skipped the mk2 cameras entirely and went straight into a mk3. It's all the camera I could ever need and won't be outgrowing it any time soon.


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EOS Bodies / Re: 50(+)Mp price expectancy
« on: December 28, 2012, 07:42:12 PM »
I might buy a 1DXs if and only if canon truly updates the sensor tech behind the megapixels.

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Lenses / Re: Second lens for first time FF user
« on: December 27, 2012, 01:22:40 PM »
24-105L + 50mm is a fantastic GP combo. Also 24-105Ls used are not too expensive.

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Lenses / Re: What 2nd lens for a designer
« on: December 27, 2012, 12:06:02 PM »
100mm F/2
50mm 1.8/1.4

Both are fantastic.

You have 3 lenses listed sir.  :) :) :)

Not quite. It was a choice of the 50mm 1.8 or 1.4 which are both fantastic.

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