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I would buy a 50L II but the FF mirrorless is also very tempting. I still wouldn't buy a first gen electronic product though.

Lenses / Re: Long lens recommendation for surveillance.
« on: December 17, 2012, 04:48:19 PM »
Hi, I've got a friend in law enforcement who is asking me for a recommendation for lens/camera combo for surveillance. I naturally thought to extend the question to you all!

What would you recommend as a set-up for surveillance? My friend won't be able to spend a ton of time learning the ins and outs of it and he's not interested in photography as an art. He will need to use it time to time at night and won't be using a flash (obviously).

Your thoughts?

P.S. Budget doesn't necessarily matter. Unless you are concerned about the fact that our taxes will be footing the bill... :)

The zeiss 1700 F/4 is a perfect canidate for surveillance, If you got the arms for it.  ;D

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DxOMark "Perceptual Megapixel"
« on: December 17, 2012, 04:46:53 PM »
If you have a duff lens, well its not going to get your sensors worth but less. If you have a fantastic lens, Its going to resolve your full sensors megapickel value.

Lenses / Re: 2.8 vs F4
« on: December 17, 2012, 04:43:06 PM »
Photog A - "Whats your aperture?"

Photog B -"Eff zero point seven"

Photog A -  O_O

Portrait / Re: Food pics - help required
« on: December 17, 2012, 04:34:26 PM »
Or.... Just rent some PCB Eisenstein's for their fantastic color mode.

Lenses / Re: Canon 50L Sharpness at f1.2 ???
« on: December 17, 2012, 03:21:35 PM »
It's sharp enough for portraits in the center for me. I love the look.

Have you run your 50L through FoCal with your 5D III bodies? I just wonder what other owners are getting from their 50L????????????????

I don't even own FoCal, or any focus calibration software. Infact, I haven't AFMA'ed any of my lenses. They all have been flawless from the factory. ( Fingers crossed .)  :o

Lenses / Re: Canon 50L Sharpness at f1.2 ???
« on: December 17, 2012, 01:55:16 PM »
It's sharp enough for portraits in the center for me. I love the look.

Lenses / Re: The great battle: primes vs zooms
« on: December 17, 2012, 11:34:58 AM »
Primes but I'm warming up to zooms.

Lenses / Re: Canon's lens plans
« on: December 17, 2012, 11:12:10 AM »
You forgot Faster Primes. :|

Reviews / Re: Canon G10 Review
« on: December 17, 2012, 11:11:14 AM »
Can this camera sync w/flash at 1/2000th or 1/4000th?

Lenses / Re: Best landscape lenses
« on: December 15, 2012, 07:12:56 PM »
What is this Velvia, of which you speak so reverently?   ;)

A transparent sheet of magic coated in pixie dust... DXOMark gave it a one billion.

(Of course they wouldn't; it has four stops of DR and is super grainy in the shadows at ISO 50 with terrible color accuracy.)

I wouldn't argue with the four stops and terrible colour accuracy, I would argue with the grain in the blacks, don't forget the base is solid black, mind you I always shoot it at iso 40 anyway.

With regards longevity, stick it in the freezer, it will not deteriorate and can be used years past its date, if you can find somebody to actually develop it.  :)

Velvia was the bomb until they discontinued it. :(

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Crop vs FF for landscape photography
« on: December 15, 2012, 09:35:40 AM »
Generally, bigger is better with landscape photography. The bigger piece of film/ sensor will always resolve more detail than a smaller format.

But yes, I've shot some fantastic landscapes with my 7D+10-22mm when I had them.

EOS-M / Re: To buy M or not to buy M?
« on: December 15, 2012, 09:31:57 AM »
I generally don't adopt first generation electronic products.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 7D: 'I need a Must Have's List'
« on: December 15, 2012, 09:26:18 AM »
If you love your 7D, You will hate the 6D. After owning the 7D, I wouldn't want anything less than its AF and the 5D3 is that camera for me IMO. You will have to ditch the Kit lens from the 60D with either camera.

+1 million

+1 million if you are into tracking fast moving objects subjects mostly.

But if you AF and recompose like I do... the 6D AF might even be better.

It will boil down to what you value more... The 6D will give you less noisy images across the ISO spectrum, and probably better IQ overall. Nice interface with a Tablet.

The 7D is noisier, but better AF points across the frame, it has faster burst.

Consumers/enthusiasts might prefer the improvement of images with the 6D, but pros might give a higher rating to getting a high % of keepers and fast action... might prefer the 7D.

If you DO end up keeping the 7D, then Mt. Spokane's lens list is a very good one. For me the 6D seems very enticing for non-pros, especially with the -3EV center AF point and high ISO performance that not only matches the 5diii, but sneaks past it.

You also forgot DR.  It's very important for someone who's doing landscape photography and thus 6D seems a near perfect match for me.  But if I have money, I won't hesitate going to 5D3 straight.  Though IQ-wise 6D is better (almost negligible), 5D3's AF makes the camera more versatile.  Having said that, I don't think 6D's AF will hinder me from getting professional quality photos.

Then get a 5D2 and save the 600$ for a 17-40.

Lenses / Re: Zoom vs Primes?
« on: December 15, 2012, 01:43:56 AM »
RLPhoto, sorry if it was taken out of context. My response was to risc32 though, not you, so I didn't mean to imply that however you are doing things is wrong. Just that I personally prefer to be overpacked rather than underpacked and agree with his post.

I agree, I'll have a set of strobes in a roller case and extra accessories. My OP was that I wouldn't want all that extra weight of 2.8 zooms in my camera bag all day during a wedding when I'll still have to carry my primes anyway.

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