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1966
There is nothing like canon primes. Fantastic.

Carl Zeiss, Nikon, Leitz, Sneider,   some Sigma, Tamron
there are fantastic primes out there and the smallest problem I have is to argue for or against the Canon because I have several tools to choose.
Happy new year

I will admit, if zeiss made AF lenses for canon, I wouldn't own any canon lenses.

But since they don't, canon is my choice for uber primes.

1967
Lenses / Re: Canon 135L f/2
« on: December 30, 2012, 09:39:06 PM »
I would argue that the 135L is the best portrait lens under the 6K$ 200 f/2L. It's fantastic and is a truly legendary lens that continues to amaze me when I use it to its fullest capability.

Dare I say, it's equal or better than the 85L II for pure portraiture.

The only thing possible to improve on this lens is a reasonable f/1.8 aperture and IS. If this lens were made, I'd lose complete interest in a 70-200 for my bag.

1968
Canon General / Re: Record Spending Into Camera Gear - HIGHEST
« on: December 30, 2012, 09:24:43 PM »
2x 5D3s
24-105L
Misc flash stuff.

That's pretty much it for my uses.

1969
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: should I sell my 7d?
« on: December 30, 2012, 08:40:57 PM »
Keep both APS-C and FF camera's and slowly decide if its worth keeping the APS-C camera around. If not, Sell the stuff you don't want.

I eventually sold my 7D and bought another 5D3. I have little desire to shoot crop unless the 7D2 has much better IQ.

1970
Lenses / Re: Help with Canon 85 F1.2 L II and Canon 5D Mark III
« on: December 30, 2012, 08:39:02 PM »
I've used the 85LII on the 5D3. It was fantastic on all the cross-type AF points and the normal AF points were sketchy.

1971
The D600 is a better developed camera but canon just has a better lens selection.

1972
There is nothing like canon primes. Fantastic.

1973
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D II or 5D III or 6D?
« on: December 28, 2012, 09:38:46 PM »
I had the same choice on my lap. An aging 5Dc and either the 5D2 or 5D3?

I was never impressed enough with the 5D2 as an overall camera but the d700 felt like a complete package. The d700 had everything except video and resolution from my 5Dc and that it can't take EF lenses. :P

So I skipped the mk2 cameras entirely and went straight into a mk3. It's all the camera I could ever need and won't be outgrowing it any time soon.


1974
EOS Bodies / Re: 50(+)Mp price expectancy
« on: December 28, 2012, 07:42:12 PM »
I might buy a 1DXs if and only if canon truly updates the sensor tech behind the megapixels.

1975
Lenses / Re: Second lens for first time FF user
« on: December 27, 2012, 01:22:40 PM »
24-105L + 50mm is a fantastic GP combo. Also 24-105Ls used are not too expensive.

1976
Lenses / Re: What 2nd lens for a designer
« on: December 27, 2012, 12:06:02 PM »
100mm F/2
50mm 1.8/1.4

Both are fantastic.

You have 3 lenses listed sir.  :) :) :)

Not quite. It was a choice of the 50mm 1.8 or 1.4 which are both fantastic.

1977
Lenses / Re: What 2nd lens for a designer
« on: December 26, 2012, 10:56:11 PM »
100mm F/2
50mm 1.8/1.4

Both are fantastic.

1978
EOS Bodies / Re: 5d3 is the 2012 camera of the year!
« on: December 24, 2012, 10:20:04 PM »
I believe the 5D3 is the camera of the year but... Just not for 3500$ :/

1979
EOS Bodies / Re: Digital equivalence: film tab holders
« on: December 24, 2012, 10:17:31 PM »
Gaffers tape. :|

1980
Software & Accessories / Re: Best panorama photo stitching software.
« on: December 24, 2012, 10:15:07 PM »
Automate panoramics in CS3 for me. It just works.

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