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Lenses / Re: Zoom vs Primes?
« on: December 11, 2012, 06:45:06 PM »
It is a complicated question for sure.  You just have to make your decision work.  There will be trade-offs in time or shutter speed.  It is faster to use a zoom to zoom in, but your aperture won't be able to go down to f/1.2, f/1.4, or f/1.8

But carrying around two or three lenses aren't always fun either.

I personally like the 16-35mm zoom and a 50mm or 85mm prime combination.  You get the variety with the zoom and the ultra-wide photos that the 5Dm2 can do, but the prime when it counts with good bokah.

Lenses / Re: New Tilt-Shift Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 08, 2012, 10:49:22 AM »
I have the 17 TS-e lens, and it is very nice.  But I don't quite get why someone would choose the 45mm TS-e over the 50mm f/1.2?  Autofocus, bokah, low-light...

Lenses / Re: EF 800 f/5.6L IS II & Other Big Lenses
« on: December 06, 2012, 07:03:01 PM »
Are they going to build in the 1.4x extender into the 800mm as well?  Maybe the 2x?

EOS-M / Re: EOS-M With Viewfinder Coming Late 2013? [CR]
« on: December 04, 2012, 10:04:46 PM »
I have to say that I don't see any point to having the viewfinder on this camera.  I want a small camera, if I want to walk around with a big camera I will take my 5Dm2.

A built-in flash should be the biggest priority for them along with the AF.

Lenses / Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« on: November 12, 2012, 10:51:22 AM »
I would be interested if it was a 24-70 F/2 IS...  Do people not use these at ISO 100?  Do people only take photos outside during the middle of sunny days?  Do people not take photos of fast moving things?  And the customers have wanted a 24-70 f/2.8 IS, where is that one?

Second, if they did want to stay with f/4, it should have been a 24-135mm.  I would rather have a longer zoom if I am going to have one lens.

Lenses / Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« on: November 06, 2012, 12:25:26 AM »
I'll take a 50mm f/1.2 IS.  Otherwise it's the current f/1.2 one.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is 22Mpx Really Enough?!!!
« on: October 26, 2012, 09:17:43 AM »
I like the gigapan system and the photos it produces, and it is hundreds or thousands of equivalent megapixels.

21MP has been enough for my photos, but it isn't to say that a few of them could have been better with twice the resolution (if all the pixels were good and not noisy).  I ran into that problem with my small point&shoot camera.  They jammed so many low quality pixels on the sensor, that it started to get blurry when you zoomed in and pixel-peep.

Canon General / Re: How to work around Canon shipping restrictions at B&H
« on: October 19, 2012, 09:06:19 PM »
Part of the situation is the country of issue for the credit card.  I would not give that to a 3rd party.  Don't know if B&H will accept Canadian Credit cards.

I would imagine if you showed up in NYC with your credit card they would take it.  But the billing address compared to the shipping address might be a problem.

Lenses / Re: Which Prime: 50L or 35L?
« on: October 12, 2012, 06:16:35 PM »
I would go with the 50mm f/1.2, but that is me.  It will be my next lens, although the 35mm f/1.4 & 24mm f/1.4 are tempting for the photos I take.

Lenses / Re: What 3 lenses do you dream of and long to own?
« on: October 05, 2012, 05:25:04 PM »
50mm f/1.2
600mm f/4
8mm f/2.8 fisheye (can't buy easily) 8-15mm would be the one, but I'm not sure how much I would use it.

I'll get the first one next year.  I'll get the second one if I win the lottery.

I would look into the 6D.  That is what I would get today I think.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
« on: September 29, 2012, 01:59:05 PM »
I paid $1000 more than that, and have probably gotten my money's worth out of it.

It still works too.

I just need to buy the WFT-e4a II to get the GPS stuff.  This is the hard part now since the 6D has it built in, why would I spend $500 and add more weight and bulk to the 5Dm2 to do the same thing...

Lenses / Re: To IS or not?
« on: September 28, 2012, 08:35:34 AM »
It depends on how stable you are at holding your camera.  Not just at the beginning, but after a few hours.

Even with the faster shutter speed, I think it would help.

Third Party Manufacturers / Pelican Backpack
« on: September 24, 2012, 01:25:35 AM »

Well, Pelican has finally made a backpack, and it would fit my laptop in it perfectly...

Now the question is, could my camera fit in it, along with food and water for a few days.  (The camera would only be in the backpack when the food and water weren't) for traveling in the national parks.  Or clothes would be in the backpack if I were flying to someplace to vacation.

I might still need to use my nylon waterproof bag, but it does look like the bag would offer more protection thn any other bag I have seen.

Technical Support / Re: Canon 5D Mark II and Error 80!
« on: September 21, 2012, 09:57:24 AM »

Looks like it might have something to do with the compact flash card or the pins.

Or it is shutter related based on this site's error code list.

DESCRIPTION: This error occurs in the following conditions.
    When the CAMERA self-check system detects that the shutter has not been fully charged (ready to shoot).
    When the CAMERA self-check system detects that the shutter operation sequence has not been completed correctly.
    When the built-in flash cannot be recharged after the E-TTL preflash but before the main exposure.
REMEDIAL MEASURE: Try clearing the error by turning the main power switch OFF and then back ON.

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