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Lenses / Re: Recommendations for three weeks in the Middle East
« on: December 13, 2012, 10:58:36 AM »
5D3

A Sealed 24-70 2.8.
A Sealed 70-200 2.8.
A Sealed 50mm Prime.
Two Sealed Flashes.

1967
Freaking Everything.

1968
Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 13, 2012, 08:41:27 AM »
I'll buy one ASAP, but will it replace my 50L? Only time will tell.

1969
Lenses / Re: Zoom vs Primes?
« on: December 11, 2012, 04:30:43 PM »

1970
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: digital camera as light meter
« on: December 11, 2012, 03:11:32 PM »
Yes, you can use a digital camera to meter your scene for Film. Just be sure to use equivalent F-stops from MF to 35mm to get the DOF you need. It works quite well.

1971
Even on my Expensive L Primes, I use the Top of the line B&W MRC Nano XS-Pro UV filters. Its simply superb.

1972
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Am I the only one without 5D3 Problems?
« on: December 11, 2012, 02:50:45 PM »
The 5D3 is the first camera that fully does everything I'd ever want from a camera. That's why I ditched my 7D & 5Dc when I realized I no longer need two seperate bodies for different subject matter.

The only issues are the Assist beam issue, Blinking AF Fix and F/8 AF capability but these are so slight compared to anything before the 5D3.

1973
Lenses / Re: Canon 70-200 F/2.8 IS II vs. Tamron 70-200 F/2.8 VC
« on: December 11, 2012, 01:59:19 PM »
TDP just put their ISO 12233 images up. Looks like the Tamron (at least their copy) is inferior to the Canon Mark II where it counts at 200mm & f/2.8:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=833&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=3&API=0&LensComp=687&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=3&APIComp=0
Bummer, I was hoping to get 200mm at 2.8 with IS/VC at a bargain. If I needed 200mm at f/2.8 for mission-critical stuff and had the moneyI'd probably have to go for the Canon despite its insanely high price.  I think I'll just get the superb Canon 70-200/4L IS used on eBay for $700 or so...

The Canon is the clear choice.

1974
Lenses / Re: 50 1.4 on 5d3 anyone?
« on: December 11, 2012, 01:56:40 PM »
The 50mm 1.4 is a cheap crappy lens. Invest in the 35mm 1.4 L instead.

Its not that terrible.  ::) I've used the 50mm 1.4 Professionally for sometime before getting the 50L.

Its a good lens for the $$$.

1975
60D ergos. Errr....

Still a newer camera than the 5D2 though.

1976
Lenses / Re: Zoom vs Primes?
« on: December 11, 2012, 11:14:17 AM »
I see you also skipped the 85L II, Is that because the 135L is so good?

I owned the 85 but a little too slow for my tastes and I do think the 135 is devine... Stealthy perfect for the street work that I do.

It indeed is a slow mammoth.  ;D

1977
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Second Body
« on: December 11, 2012, 11:01:10 AM »
5D3, because it won't limit you later on and you may find your 7D on ebay of you like the 5D3 alot.

1978
Lenses / Re: Which lenses should I keep/sell
« on: December 11, 2012, 10:57:59 AM »
Sell the 18-270.

1979
Lenses / Re: Zoom vs Primes?
« on: December 11, 2012, 10:57:11 AM »
I see you also skipped the 85L II, Is that because the 135L is so good?

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Lenses / Re: Zoom vs Primes?
« on: December 11, 2012, 10:48:26 AM »
Primes have been my choice for years, but I've warmed up to zooms a little more lately. I could purchase a set of good primes for the cost of one Pro-zoom. IE: 24mm 1.8, 50mm 1.4, & 100 F/2.

For street work, Primes have always been the choice for that field. Small, Fast, & Discreet.

I've been considering a 24-70 + 70-200 2.8 Set of zooms for awhile now but its the weight that continues to put me off on those purchases.


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