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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Canon General / Re: Photography websites. Where are you posting?
« on: November 18, 2012, 01:35:18 PM »
I'm using primarily 500px. It's hard to actually get noticed though, not necessarily the very best photos get actively seen. But I like the site.

The other one other than Flickr that I have an account is 1X. That site has a curator system which you must pass your image through before its allowed on the site. It's an artistic site, very very hard to get images on there but the general quality of images are pretty high. I haven't tried for a while but a couple if my images failed to get through. I should try again.

At least with 500px and sites like 1x, you can't simply right click and steal images.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« on: November 17, 2012, 08:08:27 AM »
I said other.

I don't understand why everyone seems to go 'ooooohhhh' about that focal range. Isn't it boring? Useful to some, undeniably but really? Seriously???

F4 is too slow to me and that focal range I personally am better off with a couple of primes. And the f2.8 version I think is ridiculous priced, the mark ii I mean. I haven't tried it but in that range I think tamron cornered the realistic end with price and aperture size.

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How much experience do you have? Why I ask (you don't have to physically answer) is that if you know you are going to print big, I'd suggest the D800. By the way I mean big.

If you want maybe slightly cleaner high iso the canon and forget the 24-70 (my opinion) and buy a fast prime for your low light. For instance the 35L. Unless of course your dead set on the zoom. The canon will get you a pretty state of the art autofocus system too.

If your experienced I don't think you'll go wrong with either actually.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Carl Zeiss ZE 35 f/2
« on: November 13, 2012, 03:50:32 PM »
Found this thread again.

I did end up purchasing the distagon 2/35, I adore it. I'm so glad I didn't get swayed in the direction of the 35L. Personally speaking here, the optics are stellar. Yes I've used L glass before, this to my work and my way of shooting is superb. The subtle aesthetic difference between this and the best canons are different and I personally made the best choice for myself. Good price too considering I didn't buy a grey.

Now I'm in a pickle, the 2/100 macro is definitely expensive and I'm hooked. Lol. Nobody has to tell me the macro is superb. ;)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: $749 24-105mm f/4L IS USM on eBay (BigValueInc)
« on: November 08, 2012, 10:01:16 AM »
I'd worry about where I'm buying gear online. There's been cases of copy's of decent lenses miraculously without serial numbers. Meaning they aren't real!

If the price is too good to be true, ask questions.

I hope nobody has a horror story.

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Lenses / Re: 16-35 ii on crop
« on: November 08, 2012, 09:09:04 AM »
I've used it extensively on my 7D. It's a great lens and damn useful, yes. A hard working lens you don't have to baby.

However my 2 lenses consisting of a 10-22 and a zeiss 2/35 distagon more useful. But there's nothing wrong with using the 16-35 ii on crop. That lens went back to my father to his 5D3, for good reason.

I haven't used a 24-70 on my 7D so I can't comment directly. But if that range would suit you I don't see why not. Personally I'd be testing a tamron first though.

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Lighting / Re: Elinchrom Ranger Quadra
« on: November 07, 2012, 07:54:44 AM »
The reason I'd be buying a quadra set (I will) is size, weight and portability while still being a decent studio light set up.

You don't compare studio lights, even these to speedlights. 400ws is what... At minimum 4 times more light without trying. And the light shapers, no comparison.

What the others have mentioned so far is correct. I'd buy the A heads personally as I believe would be most people's recommendation. You could use the A heads in the studio (your home maybe) to freeze water droplets, splashes, anything as well. S heads may not be as versatile in that aspect, depending what your doing with them.

The quadra's aren't bad for price either, all things considered.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Who uses a handheld light meter?
« on: October 02, 2012, 08:15:56 PM »
I know I can get a metered prism for my RB67, but of course it will only read reflected light. I can meter reflected light on my meter as well. So I never brought one, it wouldn't speed anything up much anyway and would likely make an already heavy bulky camera even more bulky. I'd be better off spending money on another lens.

To those who want to know, I'm talking about an older mechanical medium format film camera, yes I still use it and yes I love it. No electronics what so ever, no batteries, nothing. And probably more reliable because of it.

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