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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.

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.

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