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Canon General / Re: Is canon going to come back?
« on: November 29, 2012, 11:09:08 AM »
So i´m in the market for a full frame camera right now. I only have FF lenses for EF mount, so switching would at least mean the loss of a lens or two (money reasons).
Right now canon is far behind others. Or lets just say it: Nikon.

The d800 is 2300€ the 5d3 is 2900€ and the Nikon just is the superior camera. If you downsize the image even high iso is awesome, af is good etc. It´s just a really good body and much more in the price range of a 6d.

I want to stick with canon but if they are going to make their first competitive body in like 5 years i really have to consider switching....

Canon's sensor tech is behind sony/nikon but its not as bad as some make it to be.

What really set's canon apart is the EF lens selection. Its simply the best, excluding the ultra-wide department. The d800 is a great camera but, overall the 5D3 is a better package.

I scored a MK3 for 2499$! What does that say about canon camera prices dropping?

Be patient and you won't have early adopters regret.

Lenses / Re: Trying to justify purchasing a 200mm f2.0
« on: November 29, 2012, 12:14:47 AM »
If you do a lot of portraits the 200 f/2 is unbeatable and you get roughly a 300mm 2.8 and a 400mm f/4 with TC's.

I've been seriously considering the 200 f/2 for a long while because of the magic in my 135L. The 200L would just be even more awesome.

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 100 f/2.8L IS Macro
« on: November 28, 2012, 12:55:39 AM »
"As for hybrid IS, Its really only useful at 1:1 or near 1:1 focusing distances. Perfect for macro lenses"

Thank you for educating me on that feature.

That is a very poorly worded comment.

What it should have said is,

"Hybrid is every bit as useful as conventional IS in a myriad of circumstances, possibly even slightly better,  but additionally it is useful at 1:1 or near 1:1 focusing distances, where conventional IS loses about half to 3/4 of its effectiveness".

That's better.

I love quotes taken out of context.  ::)

On my 5D3, The joystick moves the AF point around directly with no hassles. I love multi-selectors.

Canon General / Re: A Lion Eats an EOS 5D Mark II & EF 16-35 f/2.8L II
« on: November 27, 2012, 11:55:22 AM »
I don't believe any amount of Dynamic Range could help in that particular situation.  ;D

I purchased one for 2499$ and I've also purchased a 24-105L from them as well.The 24-105L was perfect, no issues.

Even If i were to stab my 5D3 sensor with a screw driver and send it in to be repaired, It'd still be cheaper than buying a 5D3 retail at that insane 2499$ price tag.

Just my 2 cents.

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 100 f/2.8L IS Macro
« on: November 27, 2012, 11:38:46 AM »
Um, yes this is a great lens. Been out a couple years now. Why a review now? And if it has Hybrid IS, why doesn't Canon use Hybrid IS on all their IS lenses?

Why not review now? Lenses last years or decades in the marketplace.

As for hybrid IS, Its really only useful at 1:1 or near 1:1 focusing distances. Perfect for macro lenses.

Lenses / Re: Believe it or not, 5D3 user misses the 300D reach...
« on: November 27, 2012, 11:36:30 AM »
I sold my 7D recently and I miss the reach sometimes. I was contemplating a 200mm F/2 sometime in the near future with a set of extenders.

I'll wait until the 7D2 is released before I consider another crop camera.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Technical novice upgrading to EOS 5D?
« on: November 27, 2012, 11:21:00 AM »
I am thinking of upgrading from an Eos 30D to an Eos 5D MkII. Basically I am a hobby photographer who'd like to do stills along with video at a much higher image quality. My style is not so much about perfect detail and technical images - I don't mind a little dithering from noise and blur. My problem with the 30D is its focus reliability, along with low resolution and no ability for video.

2 things I'd like to know are -

Do my needs justify a 5D over a 7D?

Will my lenses now be useless?

-Canon Zoom Lens - 17 mm - 85 mm - F/4.0-5.6 - Canon EF-S
-Canon Lens - 50 mm - F/1.8 - Canon EF

Here's some of my photos for ref:

Many thanks :)

I would probably get the 7D over the mk2. It's got everything but the IQ of a FF sensor.

If you do plan on going FF, Skip the 5D2 series camera and get a MK3. It will save you alot of headaches.

EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 5D Mark III with two lenses
« on: November 27, 2012, 10:49:34 AM »
1Dx, as you already have a very good lens selection.

Since you choose the lens route, I can personally say that the 24L II and 50L are spectacular lenses.

EOS Bodies / Re: Possible positive 6D surprise? Should I wait?
« on: November 27, 2012, 10:48:08 AM »
Various websites are saying the 6D sensor will actually have an advantage in low noise at high ISO vs. the sensor on 5D3. 
I have an itchy trigger finger with all the $2500 give-aways on the 5D3.  If the 6D were really going to stay at or around $2100.00, it would seem like a slam dunk for buying 5D3, UNLESS the new sensor really is better in low light...  I realize the AF seems to have been deliberatively crippled (and overly-so!), but for shooting portraits and candids and casual soccer of my kids, I really don't need the pro athlete or bird-in-flight AF.

Plus, heck, the replacement for the 7D (7D2?) could have a wildly better sensor?

What do CR folks think of this?

I should say you can see my equipment below my name.  I shoot portraits and candids of my 7-year old and 6-y-o and my infant.  They do/will play some peewee soccer, but nothing challenging for another 6-8 years max!  I've never met a bird who would pay fair value for an excelent portrait at 1000 yards, so I don't need too incredible an AF capability.   :)

If your choosing between the 6D and 5D3 based mostly on sensor tech, Be prepared for disappointment.

If you choose based on the metering, AF, ergos, etc... the 5D3 is vastly superior.

EOS Bodies / Re: When will we have a full frame body below $1,000?
« on: November 27, 2012, 10:46:08 AM »

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 100 f/2.8L IS Macro
« on: November 27, 2012, 10:41:24 AM »
I've been wanting to add a macro to my lens bag. This one might be it, or the 180L.

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