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Macro / Re: Some random Macros
« on: October 19, 2012, 12:19:33 PM »
Tiny Water macro.

EOS-M / Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS-M to Ship Today in North America
« on: October 19, 2012, 12:07:12 PM »
I would Buy an EOS M right now if it was only 499$.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS Bodies - The ultimate duo & why
« on: October 19, 2012, 11:50:20 AM »
The Ultimate Duo would be the 1Dx + 5D3. I just can't afford that kind of combo.

I use the Spyder 3 Elite. Works just fine.

Lenses / Re: List of rumored lenses
« on: October 19, 2012, 11:46:13 AM »
My most wanted lens is this

135mm F/1.8L IS USM  :o

Lenses / Re: 100mm f/2.8L IS vs 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II for Macro
« on: October 19, 2012, 11:45:29 AM »
I am trying to decide on which lens to get next.  I want to play with Macro but I like the versatility of the 70-200.

My question is: wouldn't a 70-200mm at 200mm, even with a minimum focus distance of 4 ft., get me a closer look than a 100mm at a min. focus distance of 1 ft.?  Will the picture be sharper with the 100mm Macro? I don't know the math to calculate and I don't have the lenses on hand to test it out.

I'm leaning towards the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II.  From what I've read, images are very sharp through this lens.  They both have IS, they are both f/2.8 apertures.  I can use the 70-200 for portraits...i guess I can use the 100mm for portrait work as well.  But it seems the macro lens is a specialty lens.  Eventually, I'd like to own both but would the 70-200mm get me by on macro work at all?  (I hope this is not a stupid question!)

Yes, I've heard about the 180mm f/3.5L and I would be open to considering this lens.  I have a 24-105 so I'm also concerned about adding some variety to the focal lengths I already own.  I've got the wide end covered but am seriously lacking on the telephoto side.  It seems the 100mm macro would only be used for macro.

Any insight from experienced users would be great.  BTW, I'm shooting on a 60D.  I will eventually purchase a 5D mkiii and keep the 60D as a 2nd body.

Happy shooting to you all =).  I look forward to reading your replies.

Why not get the 100mm 2.8 Non-L, which is already super sharp, and the 70-200 II. If you like the macro alot, you can sell it for the L version.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: 5diii price.
« on: October 19, 2012, 11:34:54 AM »
I'd wait for another Adorama fire sale. Its bound to happen again.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I need some help my Canon friends!
« on: October 19, 2012, 11:17:41 AM »
Here's the deal okay...

I shoot weddings, senior portraits and street style photography.  I have a 5D MKii and enjoy it thoroughly.  I found a ridiculously amazing deal on a Canon 1vHS & love it.  Using this EOS-1 Series body has spoiled me, and having more than 9 AF points is lovely. I HATE GRABBING MY 5D MKii...

I've got all the "Wedding Glass" with the exception of maybe the 135mm/f2 or 85mm/f1.2....  But that's not the problem...

I have recently become obsessed with film.  However...

Pictures look sexy.

Film is expensive.

I've run across a wedding photography who shoots medium format (film) and his pictures are breathtaking... They are insane. But ITS FILM, and medium format at that!  $$$$   

So, I'm at this weird crossroads where everything is hitting me all at one time.  I've got great gear, more than enough to make anyone happy. I've worked hard for my gear. And I think I'm just ready for a fresh start.  I am familiar with Leica's and comfortable with manually focusing. I use to use Nikon equipment so I'm familiar with it. I've never shot medium format. I love the look of the Canon 1.2 primes...

It's truly a mid-camera crisis. Again, I'm not afraid of fresh starts.  I'm just looking for some advice from the peeps here before I get in over my head.

While MF is a different beast, I believe that you should stick to your canon gear and Invest into a film hasselblad with the standard contax-zeiss 80mm f/2.8. See how you like it and then move on from there.

Lighting / Re: Sports photo question
« on: October 19, 2012, 10:13:57 AM »
I've seen some photog's use PCB einstiens to light a small gym with radio poppers for triggers.

They tend to use a 10" aluminum cone to get the reach they need and setup long before the game starts.

but for something this large, probably a couple of large broncolor strobes.

EOS Bodies / Re: do crop sensors really add reach?
« on: October 19, 2012, 10:11:14 AM »
Yes, It does add a bit of reach.

I can Crop far further into my 7D frame than my 5D3 frame, and still get a good image.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1Dx simple DR stress test
« on: October 19, 2012, 10:06:39 AM »
Really Now? Beat the DR Dead horse some more eh michael?

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Considering switching to Nikon
« on: October 19, 2012, 09:57:54 AM »
Don't forget that Canon primes are the best around.  ;D That's why I'm still here.

Lenses / Re: Which Prime: 50L or 35L?
« on: October 19, 2012, 09:40:30 AM »
It's always been my understanding that the 50mm f/1.4 actually outperforms the f/1.2 at practically every aperture... which is why I can't understand why someone would upgrade when it is technically a downgrade.  So my vote would be the 35L. 

Maybe that is just rumor and innuendo, but it's a tale I choose to believe.

The 50L is better from f/1.2 - f/2.8. After that the 1.4 Is sharper.

Canon General / Re: Rockwell knocks one out of the park (no kidding)!
« on: October 17, 2012, 11:26:11 PM »
It doesn't matter what camera you have. I have taken and produced much better work from my Elan 7 and my darkroom skills than I ever have with my 7D and L lenses.

Then take your Elan 7 out and shoot 1/2000s, ISO 25,600, f/2.8 on a 300 f/2.8L, get a rapid fire shot of an interception and print out 8 x 10's.  The camera will suddenly and mysteriously matter.  By the way, there is a camera today that will do that easily.  A CAMERA.

Oh yeah, I could do that on my 4x5 camera because i'm awesome. (if I still had my 4x5 gear.)  ;D


Now nikon no longer has the F/8 AF advantage anymore.  8)

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