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Lenses / Re: 100mm 2.8L Macro IS as a portrait lens
« on: January 30, 2013, 10:04:53 PM »
No need to buy a 100L for portraits when you have a 70-200II. It just not worth it for just portraits.

The 135L give you the extra speed for a unique look neither can deliver and its small, compact and fast.

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Lenses / Re: 100mm 2.8L Macro IS as a portrait lens
« on: January 30, 2013, 06:22:47 PM »
RL, people are able to create equally good portraits with either the 135L or the 100L because gear doesn't matter.


......

Exactly my point why even buy the 100L macro? Get the non-L 100 f/2 or 100mm macro non-IS.

Eye portraits are not considered to be portraits but details.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 550d vs 7d AF for Bird Photography
« on: January 30, 2013, 03:34:20 PM »
Lets put it this way. When I decided to jump into the pro-bodies from my XSI, I chose the 7D. It was the best AF camera I've ever used and wanted nothing when using this camera for action.

I only wanted one more thing from it. A FF sensor. That's it, Perfect camera. It could handle Tricky AF situations with no problems and keep the frame rate up.

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The 5D3 will destroy the rebels IQ at higher ISOs,

"Destroy" is an exaggeration, but it will certainly be better.

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larger prints, and in sharpness from FF.

At low to mid ISO there won't be an observable difference, as our friend discovered.

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In camera performance, the 5d3 can handle tricky AF situations that would make the rebel sweat. It's also sealed.


Agreed.

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I wouldn't keep the rebel and you'll never need to buy another camera with the 5D3. You'll never outgrow it.

Given his trip, the Rebel makes a fine backup body on a budget.

1. A stop better ISO performance is DESTROYED in my book. The 5D3 is atleast 2 stops better.

2. haha, Thats a joke right? @ 100 ISO my 7D is like Iso 400-800 on my 5D3.

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The 5D3 will destroy the rebels IQ at higher ISOs, larger prints, and in sharpness from FF. In camera performance, the 5d3 can handle tricky AF situations that would make the rebel sweat. It's also sealed.

I wouldn't keep the rebel and you'll never need to buy another camera with the 5D3. You'll never outgrow it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D flash sync
« on: January 29, 2013, 07:47:40 PM »
6D sync speed sucks but so does the mk3. I wish they had the 1dx shutter for 1/250th. :/

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What to look for when buying a 5d mkiii
« on: January 29, 2013, 02:49:13 PM »
A good deal. I scored one for 2499$ and another for 2999$.  8)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Help to make my decision.
« on: January 29, 2013, 02:47:06 PM »
You have no FF lenses, which mean's you might as well just sell everything and start new with FF.

1. Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC.
2. Canon 100mm F/2
3. 5D2 or 5D3.

Skip 6D, Not good value for $$$.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D or 5D Mark III
« on: January 29, 2013, 02:23:34 PM »
On a side note, I wouldn't pay full price for a MK3. Mine were for 2499$ and the other for 2999$.  8)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D or 5D Mark III
« on: January 29, 2013, 01:46:47 PM »
If I understand this correctly, RLPhoto could have been referring to a buyer's remorse over a $1K once they come to grips with the 6D. At one point you are bound to feel the pangs of having an outdated AF system.

Well, all I can say it took me years to get to the limits of the 60d af system (and to be sure it's the camera's fault and not mine) - of course if using servo af a lot it's another story, but for general stills shooting the 6d af system might be outdated, but still perfectly usable. And we have to remember that the 5d3/1dx af has to be accompanied by the latest Canon lenses to really shine esp. concerning precision.


The 60D's AF is all cross-type, not too shabby. As for the 6D, Its little improvement over 5D2 /5Dc / 20D :|

Its disappointing when a Rebel series camera has better AF than the same generation FF mid-range camera.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D or 5D Mark III
« on: January 29, 2013, 12:26:11 PM »
The 6D is a microwaved 5D2, which was already a re-cooked 5D, which had its original serving as a 20D. (In terms of actual camera performance, not IQ :P )

If you want a better performing camera, 5D3 is the best route. It won't limit you later on like the 6D could with its AF performance.

One question:  are you making this judgment after having used both cameras, or just because you think this is true?

I can tell you from having used a MKII professionally extensively that in many ways the 6D is a big step upwards from the MKII.  I have not owned or used a MKIII, although I have extensively researched it.  The MKIII is without the superior camera overall, but even that is not straightforward.  There is some give and take with both bodies, and, for me, I concluded that the "give" with the 6D right now was worth the "take".

The truth of the matter is that the 6D actually has more modern technology than any other Canon camera at the moment, even if the form factor and AF are not premium.

Yes, I used the 6D for a day rental and found it's AF nothing particular special from my previous 5Dc or the MK2. I didn't have time to really test it's reported -3EV center point AF, but I could imagine its spectacular in low light as the 5Dc and MK2's we're pretty good.

As for the other features, They're nice fluff but I know it's a camera that could be outgrown if any serious AF situations arrive. IE: off-centered subject approaching camera while shooting Sub-F/2.8.

Perhaps, the 7D spoiled me with these expectations but the MK3 is a camera I will not outgrow for awhile.

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Lenses / Re: Lens recommendations for wildlife
« on: January 29, 2013, 12:12:40 PM »
Perhaps an older 300mm 2.8 IS? They're getting cheaper on Evil bay and they hold their value over time quite well.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Chinese aftermarket guns
« on: January 29, 2013, 12:08:11 PM »
I've always felt once you get to the point of stuffing 3+ Speedlites into one softbox...

Why not just use a Alienbee + Vagabond mini? Its about the same $$$, has more power and you only have to take one battery, not 3 packs for each speedlite or a box full of AA's. Sure its manual flash, sure it doesn't have HSS, and sure its alittle more heavy but It can take some serious modifiers.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D or 5D Mark III
« on: January 29, 2013, 12:02:39 PM »
The 6D is a microwaved 5D2, which was already a re-cooked 5D, which had its original serving as a 20D. (In terms of actual camera performance, not IQ :P )

If you want a better performing camera, 5D3 is the best route. It won't limit you later on like the 6D could with its AF performance.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma Announces New 30mm f/1.4 for APS-C
« on: January 29, 2013, 11:52:35 AM »
Oh Snap. Sigma is on a roll.  8) If they'd make a fast 50mm that wasn't Iffy, I'd might just pick one up.

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