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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.

Canon General / Re: What real Pros shoot...
« on: December 04, 2012, 02:26:10 PM »
Pictures like those prove I still have a lot to learn. Or access to get! Lol. - both. Great work huh?

No surprises the 16-35 is so popular. That lens is a photojournalists basic kit, that and a 70-200.

I do wonder why f2 isn't very popular. I presume because the 2 basic lenses I just said don't have f2? Not saying some dont use primes though.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR1]
« on: December 03, 2012, 08:10:11 PM »
Any camera which has a flip out screen will not be brought by me and many others.

I know exactly what would happen... Breakage. It's not that I not careful with my equipment but it would be one catastrophic weak point.

Oh and just to be a sceptic, it's also very possible that canon will under cook the 7d mark ii and nikon's replacement for the d300s will walk all over it. I hope not, I really hope not. But no word on the direct competition either. A long long time waiting either way.

A mini 1d mark 4? The 7d is that... More or less.

Zeiss 2/35 ZE (I own this one)
EF 16-35mm f2.8L ii
EF 70-200mm f2.8L is ii
EF 300mm f2.8L is ii
EF 50mm f1.2L

However I'd love the zeiss 2/100 macro if I could say 6.

If I need more than those, I'm kidding myself actually.

EOS Bodies / Re: When will we have a full frame body below $1,000?
« on: November 24, 2012, 09:38:19 PM »
2nd hand full frame camera's. As people have said the 5D classic. I wouldn't buy it personally, but its there and cheap. Even 1Ds mark ii's are nearly there, much more tempting I'd suggest.

The question is that are they better than the current crop sensors? No, not necessarily at all... possibly far behind.

You know what Im sick of? People seeing crop sensors as second rate. THEY'RE NOT necessarily *points to the 7D*. Most people don't need to spend a massive bucket load of cash on a Full Frame vs a crop sensor, they won't get the real benefit anyway.

Get off your high horses. Skill will matter a million times more than any fancy piece of overpriced tech. 'Oh, full frame is better at high iso' ... really? Thats it? Oh, that's right ... reach? NO... don't care, doesn't matter.

Software & Accessories / Re: would you guys buy it?
« on: November 24, 2012, 06:18:52 AM »
Blackrapid or Sunsniper.

Both the same kind of thing. Don't buy a rip off of them.

Lenses / Re: 1Dx or lenses
« on: November 23, 2012, 06:58:39 PM »
What a great predicament.

Pity you don't love the 35L. However I personally think you have a set of great, obviously world class lenses.

Leaves me to suggest the 1DX. Regardless of what is announced next year, the 1DX will still be the top of the pile in what it does.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Australia: coming lower prices for Canon equipment?
« on: November 19, 2012, 11:35:51 PM »
Myers melbourne CBD has a nikon d3s for ... Wait for it... ... $8500 ROFL

David Jones I would hope wouldn't be that completely stupid. Still it isn't the place you'd usually go if you want pro equipment.

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