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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.

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.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Canon may be expensive but...
« on: January 29, 2013, 11:48:39 AM »
#not impressed. :\


Are you  buying pro gears and traveling a lot  I can recommend Profoto from Sweden, used them since first Pro1

Profoto is top-notch equipment but Its not what I'll be needing. Love the Modifiers for them.

4x PCB Einsteins are my current plan.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Canon may be expensive but...
« on: January 29, 2013, 09:48:31 AM »
#not impressed. :\

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Canon 600EX-RT review
« on: January 29, 2013, 01:24:37 AM »
Hay mark, can you use second curtain sync off camera on the 600s?

Lenses / Re: Which 50mm (with AF) is best from f/1.4 - f/2.0?
« on: January 29, 2013, 12:47:15 AM »

Lenses / Re: Sigma 35 1.4 or Canon 50 1.4 or Canon 24-70 2.8 II
« on: January 28, 2013, 06:12:23 PM »
50mm 1.4 is cheap as chips and is decent for the $$$. I'd recommend it for is neutral perspective.

HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Here comes the Sun!
« on: January 27, 2013, 11:35:59 PM »
I remember the solar eclipse last year. Ahh, it's was going to be sweet but it was cloudy. :(

Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: January 27, 2013, 11:31:54 PM »

Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: January 27, 2013, 11:29:22 PM »
This. All these are shot on wonderful canon L primes from 24LII, 50L, 85LII, and 135L.

Lenses / Re: Can You Beat it?
« on: January 27, 2013, 11:26:30 PM »
Saw a version I of this lens for 350$ with the built in hood. Didn't buy it.  :P

LOL, I know you're not a fan of this lens but you could have easily made $200-$300 flipping it.  :)

It was pretty beat up. The previous owner did some serious shooting with it and had a very good life of use. Just wasn't for me.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Recommendations for a friend
« on: January 27, 2013, 11:09:53 PM »
If she is willing to learn the art of photography, I would highly recommend a

5Dc + 50mm (1.8 or 1.4) + (Maybe) 100mm F/2 or Macro 100mm 2.8 for product shots.

Far better IQ than any of the canon crop camera's so far and cheaper now with the MK3's release.

EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX - The Workhorse?
« on: January 27, 2013, 11:06:25 PM »
So I was reading the rumor on Canon's roadmap for 2013 and got me to thinking...  Is the 1DX really Canon's workhorse?

I'm a beginning fashion and beauty photographer that is working to get bigger and higher profile jobs.  I currently have a 5D Mark II which has served me quite well for many things in this arena.  However it's not as great an all-arounder that I would like for my non-fashion jobs which helps circulate my name and get me some additional income.

The 5D Mark III is a great camera.  But the lack of a user-replaceable focus-screen and no pro body is a downside.  It's fast enough and the AF is more than adequate.  But not sure if it's something I would be happy with for 4 or more years.  Which is what I expect from a pro camera.

The 1DX is what I want except that it doesn't have the higher MP of the 5D series.  Well, I was a little disappointed when it didn't have built-in WiFi...  But overall, it's pretty darn nice.  The way I look at it, as long as I have the appropriate lens, it can pretty much handle anything I throw at it.  Which would allow me to take more jobs that I know technical limitations won't be an issue.

However, I'm a little concerned about the 18MP.  For publication in large format magazines, I think 18MP would still be fine.  For fashion and beauty, is there a big advantage to go with 22MP?  The only step-up I see would be Medium Format which I don't see a need for at least a couple of years.  How much of an advantage would that be over a 1DX/5D3 in the fashion/beauty markets?

Keep your MK2 just in-case you need those extra MP but the 1Dx will be a tank for years of service and abuse.

As for the MK3, I jumped from 5Dc+EG-s precise screen to 5D3 standard screen and miss the old focus screen. The AF though, makes up for it 10 fold. I will probably not outgrow my MK3's anytime soon.

Lenses / Re: 100mm 2.8L Macro IS as a portrait lens
« on: January 27, 2013, 10:43:34 PM »
That's right, only the 135L could deliver that image on this particular cropped camera image! this even shows how good this lens is on crop cameras! No other lens could because no other lens is 135mm f/2 that melts the background like that with compression like that.

Your the one who said, blah blah blah "I could do that same shot from your crop camera on my FF camera with a 70-200II 2.8 blah blah blah" this mentality is completely wrong and stupid. You simply cannot accept that the 135L is a better portrait lens than the 100L, which BTW I never stated was bad but just not as good.

You have to be some sorta measuabator who has yet to post any real photos on this thread. You forget that the artist chooses his tool because the artist can tell between them. I can see a visual difference in the shots I've made with the 100L and the 135L both wide open. The 135L I found superior for portraits.

You say you can't tell the difference well good for you. I'm sure your happy with f2.8 and could argue that you wouldn't see a difference between 2.8 and f/4. Then you will say there is and I will say they're isn't. It's after all! Only one stop. :)

I've gave my experiences and opinions based on using both the 100L and 135L and I've even added some examples lying around my hard drive. Why you yourself have done little for the original OP except waste your time preaching to the choir who's shot on crop and FF cameras both lenses.

Lenses / Re: 100mm 2.8L Macro IS as a portrait lens
« on: January 27, 2013, 09:46:23 PM »
You know, you get to a point where either the person you talk to doesn't get it or just to stubborn to accept something.

It's stupid to compare one lens on crop to another on FF. I repeat STUPID!!!

The 100L vs 135L on crop. 135L looks better.

The 100L vs 135L on FF. 135L looks better.

Don't compare two lenses on two formats. Compare two lenses on the same format.

Once again, if 135L it looks this good on crop, it will look even better on FF.

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