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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« on: January 16, 2013, 09:13:09 PM »

You have rejected four recognized test sites results concerning 50/1.2 and resolution compared  to 50/1,4.
Then you have  have mixed up  the results from

As you can se, 50/1,2 are less sharp than 50/1.4  at F-1,4

The center is better on the 50L and there is less haze in shots i've taken from the 50L vs the 1.4.

Lighting / Selling off my old strobes, What to get next?
« on: January 16, 2013, 08:15:54 PM »
I'll be auctioning off my hard-working novatron strobes until they sell. I love the power but the flash duration is too slow for me to do any splash stuff.


I've got about a 5 Grand budget and I've been looking into 4x PCB Einsteins but I ask, Is there any other options I should know about?

Lenses / Re: I want a 135mm 1.8 IS L
« on: January 16, 2013, 05:34:55 PM »
Where's RLPhoto? He is ready to ditch his Holy trinity member for this baby

Damn straight. I'll pitch my 135L into the fire for this lens.

2000$? Don't care

3000$? Don't care

4000$? Get a 200mm F/2.

Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70 ii - another superlative
« on: January 16, 2013, 03:30:46 PM »
The 24-70 F/2.8 II and the 70-200 F/2.8 II are the only L glass I use on my 5D MK3 now.
I sold all my primes when I got the 24-70, it's that good :)


-1000... I own both II versions of the 24-70 and the 70-200. Great lenses but could never replace the primes, that's just a bad move selling them off  :o 200 f/2 blows the doors off the 70-200, then there is the 85L, 50L, 35L, 24L, 135L... the list goes on and on... all of which offer something that zooms don't.

They are tools... zooms are great for general stuff but primes take over where zooms leave you... if you don't have them available another pro will take your buisness.

Well, I wouldn't know anything about a pro stealing business.

But I will always sacrifice some versatility for speed, and primes do that quite nicely.

Reviews / Re: Canon 6D review and Canon 6D vs 5D mark III
« on: January 16, 2013, 01:52:22 PM »
The 6D is canons way to make more money with the 20D 5dc 5D2 hardware.  :P

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II
« on: January 15, 2013, 07:56:13 PM »
If they made a 135mm f/1.8 IS, I'd lose complete interest in this lens. Until then, I continue to weight the value of this lens in my work.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 vs 1DsIII
« on: January 15, 2013, 06:21:14 PM »
If you had to choose between the 5D3 and the 1DsIII, seeing as the 1DsIII second hand is close to the 5D Mark III price point, what would be the best option. The scenario involves me needing a second body for architecture and landscape work, for the sports and wildlife I am quite content with the 1DX.

.. .... .

5D Mark 3

5D Mark 3

5D Mark 3

5D Mark 3

5D Mark 3

5D Mark 3

5D Mark 3

The 6D is a warmed up, served hot and fresh 5D2 for the next 4 years.  :P

I am new here and have my first question  :)

Is the 5D Mark iii a considerable enough upgrade from the 5D Mark ii?

Considering purchasing a 5D Mark iii and currently I own the 5D Mark ii. So basically I have the money and plenty of great lenses so I would like to upgrade to the 5D Mark iii but I wondering if it is worth the money and is it worth upgrading. I have my opinoins but I would like to hear others on this topic. Going from a 5D Mark ii to a 5D Mark iii will I really be gaining that much? And lastly is it worth it?

Thank you everyone

I skipped the MK2 series camera entirely. 5Dc -------> 5D3.

I'd recommend skipping a generation of cameras on the same level unless you absolutely need something it offers. IE. 61-point AF is EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also, I wouldn't consider a 6D. Its too similar to the 5D2.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D weatherproofness, tested.
« on: January 15, 2013, 06:11:51 PM »
I've shot in heavy rain with my 7D and no issues. I have no qualms doing so again with the 5D3.

Canon General / Re: DxOMark vs. Reality
« on: January 15, 2013, 02:56:59 PM »
Neuro.  You did not answer my question, do you understand - and read again what I asked
Underexposing, head room , bring in high lights more than 4 stops above middle grey
 If you understand this we take  lesson 2

Certainly, I understand.  But no one is asking for theoretical 'lessons'.  Rather, both me and privatebydesign are asking for actual examples of images 'ruined' by the FPN of the 5DII, and some idea of the frequency at which the low ISO FPN renders real-world images unusable.

Yes, FPN ruins the perfect test charts of obsessive camera disorder sufferers.

The metering will be in-accurate though.  :-\

Canon General / Re: DxOMark vs. Reality
« on: January 15, 2013, 12:06:08 PM »
How come the 5D2 IQ was impeccable before the D800? I find it still impeccable today. :|
it was not when it was released
it is not much better after all the firmware updates
it made a big splash being the first CHEAP full-frame and those who wanted or needed that were so enthused with this new toy they paid little regard to its IQ shortcomings because it offered IQ benefits and features previously unavailable.

Endlessly trumpeting on that basis suckered me in to buying one; my most regrettable Canon purchase.
not for lack of due diligence, but for lack of honest and clear information about its weaknesses, which became clear enough after I used it for a while. .. and after others began posted about its less than ideal low ISO FPN issues.

If you still find it meets your needs you either lucked out with a good one or you don't mind crushing your blacks a few more levels than some of us.


If your ultra-mega analytical about bringing up black's 4-stops, which by the way is why they are called black's not midtones, then you have some other serious issues to contend with. (IE: Timing for Ideal Light)

I'd have 7D landscapes that are heavily processed and pushed to +3 in the corners than were accepted for Istock. Thats some very strict standards.

Video & Movie / Re: Film shot on a 5D Mark III and Glidecam in Italy
« on: January 15, 2013, 11:59:40 AM »
Fantastic Work!

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