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Portrait / Re: natural light
« on: August 14, 2012, 05:12:22 PM »
If you don't mind criticism, the photos are just ok.  The lighting in most shots are neither flattered nor directional. 

Hope you don't mind me referencing the shots I took with natural light using reflector

Good stuff. Bit much on clarity on some.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: What to tell a newbie?
« on: August 14, 2012, 03:49:31 PM »
Canon is behind on sensor tech. But that's not why Im here in the canon camp.

Its the Ub3r Primes canon has with no nikon equivalents in price, speed or quality. 8)

24L II

50L

85L II

135L


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Lenses / Re: 85mm f/1.2 ii or 135mm f/2
« on: August 14, 2012, 02:23:26 PM »
135L hands down. It's has less distortion, more compression, is much cheaper, and is Uber Sharp.

The 85L is awesome too but it still may distort faces alittle more when getting too close on FF and the bokeh is more "creamy" on this lens.

I prefer more compression but Distortion can look good on certain subjects.

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Lenses / Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« on: August 14, 2012, 11:37:55 AM »
The ones I already have

24L II

50L

135L

 8)

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Canon General / Re: To CPS or not to CPS...That is the question
« on: August 13, 2012, 01:45:12 PM »
Yes. CPS is worth the $$$. They even send you a neat book with valuable info. 8)

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Lenses / Re: Which 3 Primes to go for. Your advice will be appreciated
« on: August 12, 2012, 08:48:39 PM »
Forget the 24-105 IS Kit lens

If you want zoom lenses get the 16-35 II, 24-70 II and the 70-200 II.

If you want primes get the 24 mm 1.4L II, 50  mm 1.2L and the 135 mm 2.

+1

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Software & Accessories / Re: Upsizing pictures for large canvas
« on: August 11, 2012, 11:00:10 PM »
I've used genuine Fractals with great results with Lower MP cameras. Wouldn't hesitate to use it if needed to blow up my 5D3 photos.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D: Buy now or wait?
« on: August 11, 2012, 08:03:35 PM »
RLPhoto
5d2 prices after 5D3 - 1500$+



Please tell us where we can buy new 5d2s for $1500. I'll buy one for that price.

There was a few in the San Antonio area for that on Craigslist. There is a couple of 5d2s for 1650 right now.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D: Buy now or wait?
« on: August 11, 2012, 09:50:06 AM »
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You mileage may vary, but I could see a 70D in the near future for less.

I expect the the 70D will follow the specs more closely from the 60D than the 7D.  No AFMA, etc., etc.

Expect the un-expected. The 70D will be the 7D and the 7Dmk2 will be a new camera. When their released, the 7D prices will plummet, which is an even better reason to wait.

Repeat, there is no guarantee that the 7D MkII will ever come about. There have even been rumors saying that it is a one off.

Patience is nice but neither time nor the world waits.

What do I mean by that?

I saw an amazing sunset the other night but I didn't have a camera with me. There's no order book in nature to say "give me another one of those tomorrow night when I'm ready." Rinse and repeat throughout life in everything from the big to the small.

Do you seriously believe that canon, one of the largest camera manufacturers in the world, is not going to ever replace there flagship APS-C camera with a newer model any time in the future? Either it be a 70D or a 7D2 or some other model number? Because that's what your implying.

On the sunset, no camera on the planet would have mattered if you forgot it.

As for prices plummeting, simple example.

5D2 prices before 5D3 - 2200$+

5d2 prices after 5D3 - 1500$+

Get the picture?

Canon 5D Mark II last Christmas was €1,689 from one of the cheapest online discount retailers in Europe. Today it is 10 euros MORE, despite the newer 5D Mark III (see below)

http://www.ebay.ie/itm/f-CANON-EOS-5D-Mark-II-MII-M-II-GARANTIE-EUROPE-4-ANS-CAMERA-BODY-NEUF-/180949816886?pt=FR_IQ_PhotoVideo_Photo_AppareilsNumeriques&hash=item2a21731636#ht_5585wt_1388

I bought my EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens off this retailer for €1,029...now the cheapest USED price in my country is €1,200 to €1,300 for a 7 year old lens.

So get the picture! 5D mark II prices are still the same in UK & Ireland that they were 9 months ago. The USA is not the world.

I can find the best deals in local classifieds or even craigslist. Don't expect those A+ prices from evilbay, even though its possible to get good deals.

Online isn't the only option to purchase gear. Unfortunately, Europe isn't the world either and I only speak for the US side of pricing.

None the less, waiting is the best.

If you find a steal of a price for a 7D, Go for it, It will minimize the Rot later but that deal may take weeks or months before you see it. When you do, get it but be aware the prices will be even lower when the new flagship is released.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D: Buy now or wait?
« on: August 11, 2012, 08:43:04 AM »
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You mileage may vary, but I could see a 70D in the near future for less.

I expect the the 70D will follow the specs more closely from the 60D than the 7D.  No AFMA, etc., etc.

Expect the un-expected. The 70D will be the 7D and the 7Dmk2 will be a new camera. When their released, the 7D prices will plummet, which is an even better reason to wait.

Repeat, there is no guarantee that the 7D MkII will ever come about. There have even been rumors saying that it is a one off.

Patience is nice but neither time nor the world waits.

What do I mean by that?

I saw an amazing sunset the other night but I didn't have a camera with me. There's no order book in nature to say "give me another one of those tomorrow night when I'm ready." Rinse and repeat throughout life in everything from the big to the small.

Do you seriously believe that canon, one of the largest camera manufacturers in the world, is not going to ever replace there flagship APS-C camera with a newer model any time in the future? Either it be a 70D or a 7D2 or some other model number? Because that's what your implying.

On the sunset, no camera on the planet would have mattered if you forgot it.

As for prices plummeting, simple example.

5D2 prices before 5D3 - 2200$+

5d2 prices after 5D3 - 1500$+

Get the picture?

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5D3 + EOS M + L Primes = Ultimate Setup in my Book. 8)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How good is the 7D autofocus system?
« on: August 11, 2012, 12:37:20 AM »
The 7D's AF is brilliant, best in class. The 5D3 is even better than the 7D's AF, which isn't a slouch. 8)

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon PowerShot Pro1X [CR1]
« on: August 10, 2012, 05:47:10 PM »
Canon has too many High-end compact systems already. I doubt this one will amount to anything.

The pro1 series was and probably will be equipped with high quality L glass; none of the canon mirrorless or big sensor compact cameras has this type of lens.

Another rumor that in my opinion make sense.

EOS M + EF Adapter + L lens  8)

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Thankfully the D800 is here.  None of the photos I ever took the last 10 years made me smile until the D800.  Now photography can begin.

Of course! and any feeble attempt to reason otherwise will bring down the hammer on you here on CR. ::)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D: Buy now or wait?
« on: August 10, 2012, 02:34:50 PM »
...
You mileage may vary, but I could see a 70D in the near future for less.

I expect the the 70D will follow the specs more closely from the 60D than the 7D.  No AFMA, etc., etc.

Expect the un-expected. The 70D will be the 7D and the 7Dmk2 will be a new camera. When their released, the 7D prices will plummet, which is an even better reason to wait.

Patience is a virtue, Impatience is an expensive commodity. The only time I would buy a 7D body now is if the price is around 800-900$, as to minimize the loss when the newer models are released.

Patience snagged me my 5D3 for 3,099 Non-grey market, USA warranty, brand New.

If you don't need it, but want it, Waiting is worth it.  If you need it, your not asking this question.

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