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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.

Lenses / Re: Zoom vs Primes?
« on: December 11, 2012, 06:01:23 PM »
Just a thought, fir the high price of the 24-70 ii, you could buy a zoom and a prime. And a decent one too.

Thought I'd mention that my zeiss 2/35 makes my only current zoom 10-22 (I'm shooting a 7d) look like a kit lens. Not saying everyone should choose a completely manual focus lens, but wise shopping at the price of what I mentioned could buy you one of those AND quite possibly a 24-105 f4 is. I managed to buy my zeiss at just shy of $1100 aus - a good price and its not a grey. However please go and test one at least a shop first so you know if your interested. Don't blindly buy one unless you really know its what you desire.

Lenses / Re: Zoom vs Primes?
« on: December 11, 2012, 06:02:15 AM »
Any given focal length is only limited by ones talent and imagination.

I can think of one prime which is the approximate cost of the new and in my opinion overpriced 24-70! Modern too. And in the right hands I know would be amazing. Not trying to dis-credit really good zooms out there, but there's not a lot you can't do with a decent prime if you frame it right.

Try some of the really good ones, you may not look back. Nobody can twist your arm, you have to do that yourself. Just like someone else in-particular whom you've never met (like myself) can truly advise on focal length, or lengths.

I have full faith both canon and nikon will release successors, however... I don't have faith either will come cheap.

Time will tell. Don't go ditching your 7d in hope, it's only a guess estimation of an announcement early next year.

Lenses / Re: New Sigma 35mm f/1.4 for Canon getting awesome reviews
« on: December 07, 2012, 02:16:44 AM »
I really like the fact both Sigma and Tamron are upping their game. Means there will potentially be really good things to come where you can save a few $ and still have top quality glass. Or at least more options.

Where's the new version 120-300? Thats still the same model on their site. - Off topic I know. We'll find out soon enough I guess.

Lenses / Re: 70-300L for Outdoors?
« on: December 07, 2012, 02:09:04 AM »
I haven't touched your camera but I've extensively used the 70-300L on my 7D (I borrowed the lens). The only thing it could do better is be faster, but you'll pay a fortune more for that. Otherwise, its damn good and very well worth it.

Great lens, good size, damn sharp, very fast autofocus and not a bad trying to be macro too at its closest focus. If you buy it, you'll have no regrets. The end. Happy shooting.

Lenses / Re: Best lenses for canon 5D mark iii or 6D
« on: December 07, 2012, 02:00:45 AM »
If I had such a budget I'd go all prime other than the kit lens:
5DIII plus kit $ 3700
24 L II $ 1500
50 L $ 1400
135 L $ 1000
Alternatively, 35L + 85L along with the 135L
Happy shooting!

Hey that would be a pretty damn nice kit though.

Best lenses for a 5D3 or a 6D? Thats a highly subjective question.

What I'd do? A 16-35mm f2.8L ii, 70-200mm f2.8L is ii and if I could swing it, a 50L f1.2. I'd also try to get a 1.4x tele converter for the 70-200 too. - If you can't quite manage that, I know the 70-300mm f4-5.6L is also extremely good, in fact in my opinion very extremely good. Or of course the other 70-200's instead.

That would bring you probably close to your budget limit. But it would be an extremely useful piece of kit. My opinion - the new 24-70 isn't worth it but then again your not me so I can't judge that.

Lenses / Re: What's your dream lens
« on: December 04, 2012, 09:08:30 PM »
Since I can dream here...

A 35mm f0.95 zeiss (preferably). Completely ca free if course and damn sharp at all apertures.

Doubt that will happen. For canon that is, not m mount.

Canon General / Re: 5D3 or 5D2 + an L Lens
« on: December 04, 2012, 06:39:08 PM »
Yep, you'll regret ditching the 5d3.

A 17-40 would be ok I'm sure. Or just save up for a little, there could be specials at Christmas.

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