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I'm debating my upgrade path.  I usually go for better quality glass over body upgrades, but I'm not sure on this one. 

Do I upgrade my Canon 70-200 non-is 2.8 to the new IS version II of the lens or would it make more sense to keep my older 70-200 2.8 and upgrade my body from the original 5D classic to the new 5D mark III?  I'm drooling over the new auto focus system on the 5d mark III but since I shoot sports with a crop camera I'm not sure if I need it.  Maybe at 7D and the 70-200 2.8 IS II would be warranted?

I shoot motocross (sports) with my 50D as it has the 1.6 crop factor (free zoom) and a better 9 cross point autofocus vs 1 cross point on the 5d classic.  I shoot weddings and general photography/events with the 5d and I consider the 5d my main camera with the 50d being backup unless I shoot the aforementioned motocross or maybe birds. 

I love the shallower depth of field that I can achieve when using the full frame 5d vs the crop.  It's like getting more expensive lenses with lower maximum aperture when comparing to the crop body.  I will always have a full frame.  I will probably always have a crop too though for the extra reach.

I also need something for video as well.  I'm currently using the T1i for video, but it is up for sale at the time to fund this upgrade.  I do some how to videos and make some short films.  I do have a canon 1080P video camera for this as well (not as nice as the DSLR's though).

So whats the better upgrade, the 5D to 5D mark III or the 70-200 2.8 non-IS to the 70-200 2.8 IS version II or some other path?

This advise is coming from someone who made the exact same upgrade path. I skipped the MK2 series Btw.

GLASS FIRST! Bodies Second.

If you lack a telephoto lens like the 70-200. Get that first. You can have a mk3 but without the reach, Why bother?

Once you've got all your lens line-up complete, Then invest into whatever body you want. Never deprive yourself of good glass. As for sports, I'm sure you can manage with the bodies you have but the Lenses, You need them more.

I Purchased a MK3 only to replace my dying 5Dc, and For the AF. I never saw the MK2 as enough of an upgrade to justify its purchase.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« on: September 14, 2012, 11:09:32 AM »
No 17 cross type AF points?

Prepare for failure canon.

Disagree. When the 5DMkII disappears, this will be an appealing camera if upgrading from APS-C, save possibly for 7d owners.

I hold to my statement. Whats to stop someone from just buying the MK2 used when the new version may only have marginally better AF? For More $$$, With more than likely the same sensor tech? Hmm?

Because the way it's written "11 AF Points, f/2.8 Cross-type in the center." Its Implying that One AF point will be crosstype. If its 60D like AF with 9 Points, Its equal to the nikon. If it has 17 Point 7D-like AF, I have a reason to buy it over the nikon.

Unless the price is right, It will flop compared to nikon.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« on: September 14, 2012, 10:10:51 AM »
No 17 cross type AF points?

Prepare for failure canon.

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Lighting / Re: Anyone with experience with WingLights?
« on: September 13, 2012, 06:35:46 PM »
Looks interesting I like the results but might feel a bit of a fool with that hanging off my camera
What did it cost?

Can't be much worse that the tupper-ware or the dome thingy. It was 60$ + Shipping.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Kodak 620X ISO performance vs now?
« on: September 13, 2012, 06:34:25 PM »
You're completely and utterly wrong, don't understand sensor tech or are just have some kind of crazy reality around you.
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But I'm assuming you just don't understand my original comment.

Imagine the ISO performance of a 2 mb full frame sensor with a 13 micron pixel size using todays tech.

The 1DX for example. even ISO 512k will still be better than the ISO 6400 from 12 years ago.
On a sensor holding 9 times the pixel number, of which the pixels are half the Kodaks size.

If Canon for example had just held things at 2mp you would see some literally jaw dropping ISO capabilities that would leave the 1DX weeping in a corner.

Ahh Interesting, Its nice to see someone whose well versed in such things.

I still believe we should already be seeing much better ISO performance by now, but its probably classified tech or held back for profit. ::)

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Technical Support / Re: Problems with ISO 102400 (H2) on 5D3
« on: September 13, 2012, 05:22:19 PM »
3 replies and no help so far...  :P

Perhaps, it really was too much noise?  -_-

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Kodak 620X ISO performance vs now?
« on: September 13, 2012, 05:18:46 PM »
Well, not really.

You see, the Pixels on the Kodak sensor are 13 microns across.

We've now got 5 micron pixels and a 36mb sensor in the D800

It isn't just about the ISO performance but the size of the files relative to the pixel size.

Relatively it's HUGE jump in 12 years.

I Disagree, kodak managed to get usable files all the way up to ISO 6400. Of course, they're were trade-off in the CMY design, but none-the less if your saying thats its not about ISO performance, Then we haven't made as big of stride as we could have.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Kodak 620X ISO performance vs now?
« on: September 13, 2012, 03:51:53 PM »
I read this review, and believe that the manufacturers can deliver much better IQ than we're lead to believe.

http://www.lonestardigital.com/DCS620x.htm

Stunning for year 2000 tech.

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Technical Support / Re: Problems with ISO 102400 (H2) on 5D3
« on: September 13, 2012, 03:28:20 PM »
I am not able to expose for a second or longer on H2 anymore. I managed to get a single 10second exposure and ever since the camera gets stuck in "busy" forever(removed the battery after 2 hours), if I attempt to expose for anything longer than 0,7sec on ISO H2 (102400).
Has anyone similar experiences?

ps. It actually states in the manual that the camera might not record images shot at a combination of high temperatures, high ISOs and long exposures properly, and of course I know that exposures this extreme are not really usable, but I'm still a bit disappointed. I'd love to goof around a bit more.. :[

For the record: The temperature was far from high (3°C).

It was probably so noisy that the 5D3 determined that the photo was so worthless that'd it rather lock-up that process it. It wasn't worth the cameras time.  ::)

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I Use Windows.  :|

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Lenses / Re: Lens choice for concert
« on: September 13, 2012, 03:26:01 PM »
200mm F/2.  :o

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$2100 is low enough to pressure Canon to release the 6D more quickly, but not enough to drop the price on the 5D2.  I'm on the fence right now without a camera, looking for the best FF I can get for under $1500.  The pipe dream of a $1500 D600 is gone, so I'm hoping (but not expecting) that a discontinued/refurbished 5D2 or D700 will pop up around that price by Black Friday/Christmastime.  However, the D700 sold out so quickly at $2000 that I think it'll be a long wait.  I may just have to return to the old 5D.

You can get FF digital cameras for 700$.  ::)

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Wow, $2,100 and Nikon doesn't even give you a full metal body?  I hope Canon isn't so cheap with the magnesium alloy.  You can get the 7D for $1200 and the body is a tank.  Hopefully the 6D will be the same. :-\

7D, built like a tank, but rebel-like IQ.  Even 650D is better.  :(

Nope, im shooting fashion week with a 'rebel' t2i- this rebel iq whoops 7d booty. Disclaimer- using the t2i because of image quality, and 7d is being retired, ready for trade in. Noisy POS.

7D > T2i in everything.

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Lighting / Re: Anyone with experience with WingLights?
« on: September 13, 2012, 02:21:54 PM »
I just ordered one. This is a modifier i've been looking for for awhile.
Please post back here with your impressions once you get it and use it, will you?
Diane

I won't promise that because I'm quite forgetful about reviewing stuff when I'm having fun. (like my 5D3.)

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Lighting / Re: Anyone with experience with WingLights?
« on: September 13, 2012, 11:59:28 AM »
I just ordered one. This is a modifier i've been looking for for awhile.

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