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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D now marked as DISCONTINUED at Amazon
« on: July 27, 2014, 09:59:07 PM »
I heard Canon is going to one-up the mirror less crowd by delivering the 7D2 as the first mirrorless *and* sensorless camera.

Bingo.  Nikon has made spotting scopes for years, and Canon will use the 7DII as an entrĂ©e into the spotting scope market.

The key difference is, Canon's offering will use revolutionary technology to allow you to save the pictures through MemoryVision.  Each 7D2mv camera comes with a sketch pad, professional colored pencil set, and a lifetime subscription to a collaborative interactive training website developed in tandem by Luminosity.com and Canon... because the human brain has INFINITE MEGAPIXELS!

... and infinite DR too ;)

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« on: July 27, 2014, 09:49:35 PM »
At 1.2 wide open  at the stage, Yesterday 7/26/2014.
Enjoy
Surapon

Nice one surapon Sir - thank you for sharing.

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Lenses / Re: 3 week trip to Finland & Germany, what lenses to take?
« on: July 27, 2014, 04:06:25 AM »
50 for lowlight and 24-105 for all other times :)

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Lenses / Re: Help me to decide: 35 vs 50mm
« on: July 27, 2014, 03:55:24 AM »
For my type of photography,  I'd prefer the 50mm focal length.  Ditto to members who have suggested checking your exif data to determine your most used FL.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Photokina 2014
« on: July 27, 2014, 03:50:07 AM »
I'd like to see a high MP FF -  something to replace my 5D III for studio use. But I'm in no hurry as I'm perfectly happy with my current gear. 

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Lenses / Re: Which Bokeh Monster?
« on: July 27, 2014, 03:28:33 AM »
85L II + 135L are both wonderful lenses. If money is not an issue, 85L II is the way to go for portrait. The 85L II has earned the title "King of Portrait".

Photo below was taken with 85L II @ f1.2.

As someone who loves bokeh (and to whom money might not be a huge issue), you should definitely try out the 200/2 IS. I did when I visited B&H recently, and I was blown away.
I took some very uninspiring photos within the camera shop, but reviewing them in my computer I was just awestruck- in spite of having ogled at online galleries of the lens. So try it out if you can. Kids playing outdoors- will give you plenty of room, AF is lightning fast for action too, and IS helps with indoor concerts and school plays etc.; plus you can relive having your 300/2.8 with a 1.4x TC III.

Bad idea, my G.A.S is bad as many CR members here ;D

About this: 24-70 II + 135L + 200 f2 + 300 f2.8 IS II + rumor 100-400 or Tammy 150-600 for outdoor :P

I agree with you 100%, the 200 f2 is simply awesome. As of right now, I LOVE what I have. Shooting with 2 bodies, missing shots is almost impossible.

It's not G.A.S. if you use it. You have plenty of room to use a 200/2. ;)
And we will get to see pics ;)

+1.

Re 200 2.0 - You know you want one Dylan777 ;)
I'm officially broke after 400mm + 1dx. I've declared that I'm done for 2014  ;D

Its nearly August so not long to go til 2015 - just sayin '

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Lenses / Re: Which Bokeh Monster?
« on: July 26, 2014, 09:58:45 PM »
85L II + 135L are both wonderful lenses. If money is not an issue, 85L II is the way to go for portrait. The 85L II has earned the title "King of Portrait".

Photo below was taken with 85L II @ f1.2.

As someone who loves bokeh (and to whom money might not be a huge issue), you should definitely try out the 200/2 IS. I did when I visited B&H recently, and I was blown away.
I took some very uninspiring photos within the camera shop, but reviewing them in my computer I was just awestruck- in spite of having ogled at online galleries of the lens. So try it out if you can. Kids playing outdoors- will give you plenty of room, AF is lightning fast for action too, and IS helps with indoor concerts and school plays etc.; plus you can relive having your 300/2.8 with a 1.4x TC III.

Bad idea, my G.A.S is bad as many CR members here ;D

About this: 24-70 II + 135L + 200 f2 + 300 f2.8 IS II + rumor 100-400 or Tammy 150-600 for outdoor :P

I agree with you 100%, the 200 f2 is simply awesome. As of right now, I LOVE what I have. Shooting with 2 bodies, missing shots is almost impossible.

It's not G.A.S. if you use it. You have plenty of room to use a 200/2. ;)
And we will get to see pics ;)

+1.

Re 200 2.0 - You know you want one Dylan777 ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D now marked as DISCONTINUED at Amazon
« on: July 26, 2014, 05:40:17 AM »
Interesting - thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for sharing.

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Lenses / Re: How many years before we see a 50L II
« on: July 26, 2014, 05:13:49 AM »
The part about loving it because good focus is rare and hard to achieve is a masterpiece in spin doctoring. :)
GUILTY as charged ;D

Yeah, sure, but when it hits, it's so worth it.

Love mine - very happy with it.

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Theater, Concert and Event / Re: First Concert Shoot
« on: July 26, 2014, 05:05:55 AM »

Thanks you for sharing, not a bad effort considering 50 1.8.

I'd would try converting some into BnW for example the 4th image of the guy with in the hat.

Cheers

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70 f/4L IS disappointing?
« on: July 26, 2014, 05:00:53 AM »

In fact, I've even been considering selling my 70-200 2.8L II and picking up a 135L (and change), although I haven't been able to bring myself to do it yet.  If they bring out a 135L IS, that might well convince me ... although I'm still tempted by the 135L as is.   (And no, I don't want to just add a 135L to my kit. I really don't need any more lenses!)

Nooooooooooooooooo!

+1, that's almost insane - the 70-200 2.8L II is a bag full of f/2.8 primes all rolled into one. It is the ultimate zoom. So unless you're bothered by its size and weight, I recommend getting the 135L beside the 70-200L (I know how GAS works). Whatever you do don't first sell the 70-200 and then get the 135L. Keep them both for a while (a year or so) to see how it works out.

Agreed - well put.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D MK I Still Relevant?
« on: July 24, 2014, 06:35:34 PM »
I shoot mostly landscapes including sunsets and sunrises. I do some 800-1600 ISO work but not a ton. My biggest thing is that you can buy a 6d from canon refurbished for about $1,400. The only reason that is a consideration is due to having a newer sensor more so than features. I could care less for GPS or wifi.

5dc was great for its time and can still take amazing images.

However, given the choice, I'd get the 6D as its a more advanced camera all round and will last you years and years.

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No surprise there  8)

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Lenses / Re: Which Bokeh Monster?
« on: July 24, 2014, 07:14:20 AM »
I suggest 85L to the OP too.

I Love my 85L - admittedly on one of my FF bodies :)

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