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Lenses / Re: Lens purchase strategy
« on: March 01, 2013, 11:17:40 PM »
I agree that only buy what you need. Others have summed that up well above.

My strategy is make use to the best of your ability what you have, for many of us don't have a huge bank account.

Secondly, get the best damn glass that you find appropriate. For me, I had only a 10-22 on my 7d for a while. I purchased a zeiss distagon 2/35. Now the others I may find appropriate are well... Very expensive. Like the zeiss apo-sonnar 2/135. I may buy a zeiss 85mm, for I do kinda need a tele. Notice I somehow mysteriously got addicted to zeiss! Whatever your choice I believe in getting the best that will last you years, If that's L lenses, cool, if its other then also cool. But really think before you buy or else you may be wanting.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Can't they make 28mm F1.4
« on: February 27, 2013, 05:02:55 AM »
Pretty sure sigma have a fast 28mm! Never used it though. It's not a new lens, but it's also supposed 'macro' or in real terms, pretty close focusing at least.

Lenses / Re: Could we ever see leaf shutters in EF lenses?
« on: February 23, 2013, 10:26:13 PM »
A leaf shutter lens would expand the size of the lens. I think there could be an issue with mounting them on the current bodies. They'd need a re-design.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon 7100 has been anounced
« on: February 21, 2013, 03:19:12 AM »
So does this mean the d300s died? Or is this only one of possibly 2 high end crops?

No aa filter, interesting. Canon's about to be beaten hard it seems. I hope they at least have the option of no aa filter yet.

Canon General / Re: Bag question
« on: February 15, 2013, 02:55:33 AM »
The lowepro pro-runner 200 might be ok, the 300 will be or the larger trekker backpacks will also be more than adequate.

Lowepro have no shortage of larger capacity bags. The s&f system with belts etc may be another option, look them up, go to a good store which stock them and look in person too.

Lenses / Re: suggestions????
« on: February 12, 2013, 11:43:25 PM »
The new tamron 70-200 f2.8 vc might be worth a look too, seems good from reviews. But it's more expensive than the canon f4 is but not quite in the cost realm of the is ii canon.

As far as 35mm lenses are concerned, if you can deal with manual focus, the zeiss distagon 35mm f2 in my opinion is awesome... Real awesome. I'm glad I took that over canon's 35L (yes I tested it). But I'm sure the sigma is quite decent too.

Technical Support / Re: at what shutter speed you turn IS off?
« on: January 27, 2013, 07:54:08 PM »
*sighs* the only time you really should be turning it off is if your shooting fast moving objects/people or on a tripod. And that depends what lens in some cases. IS 3 mode is for fast moving objects for example but doesn't occur on anything but big expensive glass.

The hum in the lens from the IS doesn't get louder by the way!

Canon General / Re: Why did you choose Canon?
« on: January 27, 2013, 07:44:50 PM »
I've used nikon all my life disregarding other larger formats. The only canon I had in my bag was an old ae-1 program with just one lens, still works too.

Skipping to the new age, I have been very slow to adopt digital. My dad gave me a 7d on loan for a few months. I nearly completely hated it, as the system just works very differently from nikon even comparing to f90x's and f5's. however I realised how good it was. Christmas 2011 he mentioned I can keep it. That was that. Digital here I came.

Unfortunately though I had already steered my partner towards nikon. So sharing lenses is out.

Software & Accessories / Re: Recommendations for light meter?
« on: January 15, 2013, 09:05:54 PM »
If you want a meter that reads degrees kelvin, you'll have to spend a relatively serious amount. Seconic have one, its not cheap. Look up their site.

EOS Bodies / Re: It's the 15th!
« on: January 15, 2013, 09:03:04 PM »
We're we holding our breath? Glad I wasn't!

Technical Support / Re: Canon AE-1 light meter
« on: January 05, 2013, 07:11:22 PM »
It's a straight centre weighted meter. The meter or needle in the viewfinder reads your aperture stops. Matching the needle to your f stop on your lens will give you what it suggested as your best exposure at the point you metered from. If you change your shutter speed the needle will point to a different point on its scale. The aperture stop you put your lens has no bearing on the meter, shutter speed does.

Once you've set your camera at the spot you want to meter from, you may re frame but do so ignoring a possible change in that needle. It's not fancy how it works, but it does work. You'll have to use plus and minus compensation to your own knowledge with that system.

Hope that helps a little. I'm talking about manual mode here.

Canon General / Re: How many clicks in 2012?
« on: January 01, 2013, 10:06:08 PM »
Just over 10k somewhere.

Lenses / Re: The great battle: primes vs zooms
« on: December 18, 2012, 03:36:03 AM »
I voted primes. I would prefer to carry that set over the zooms, however I don't see myself needing all of those mentioned.

In reality, I'm sure a lot if us carry a mix.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Only 1 lens
« on: December 14, 2012, 09:21:59 PM »
If I could have one camera and one lens! I'd seriously contemplate a Leica m9 and a 35mm f1.4 ... Or I'd get a 1ds mark iii and use my zeiss 2/35. - cheaper option.

Btw Unless you really won't use a 5d2 I'm not sure I'd be wanting to sell it either.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Second Body
« on: December 11, 2012, 06:47:35 PM »
A second hand 1ds mark iii. No idea why so many forget that.

I eventually want exactly that to go with my 7d. The 5d3 is out, I'll have more benefit with a 1d body. If that's the same for you, have a look. I know keh normally have some. Other options are a 1d mark iii maybe, but only because they're cheaper and the mark iv is still very expensive even second hand. However... It's not like its not worth looking.

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