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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5D Mark iii + 50 1.4 ii?
« on: January 03, 2013, 10:36:16 AM »
I believe you're conflating the 50mm f/1.4 USM and the 50mm f/1.2 L II USM, which is confusing some folks.  there's a vast price difference between the two.

if you're referring to the 50 f/1.4 USM, yes, at ~$350 US or so it's a great price for a great lens.

if you're referring to the 50 f/1.2 L II USM, at ~$1500 US or so it's probably not a best first-purchase lens unless you really know for sure it's what you want.  even if you know a 50mm focal length and wide-open shooting is what you want, a lot of people still decide to go with the cheaper 50 f/1.4 USM instead.

The 50mm f/1.2L is not a "Mark II" lens, as the original 50mm "L" was f/1.0, not f/1.2.  Perhaps the OP is actually referring to the 50mm f/1.8 II?

In any case, as others have stated both the 50mm f/1.4 and the 40mm f/2.8 Pancake are both good lenses; I would definitely choose the 40mm over the plastic 50mm f/1.8 II.  If you don't need to shoot wide open, then the 40mm might be a better buy over the 50mm f/1.4, especially since it's still on sale for $150 and because there's growing talk of a new 50mm coming this year.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5D Mark iii + 50 1.4 ii?
« on: January 03, 2013, 10:24:00 AM »

Unfortunately the focus screens on the 5D Mark III are not replaceable.

Seriously? But 6D can do it? So silly since i think 5d mk3 has more "pro users" who would want to change the focus screen.

The 5D2 had it, but for the 5D3 it's one of the trade-offs for getting the 61-point auto-focus of the 1D X, which allows Canon to differentiate the camera lines.  So, if you only want the better auto-focus system, get the 5D3, if you only want the interchangeable screens, get the 6D or a 5D2, but if you want both, you have to get the 1D X (or a 5D2 and 5D3).

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EOS Bodies / Re: An EOS 3D Mention [CR1]
« on: December 28, 2012, 05:25:51 PM »
I love the fact that they have placed a non-existing lens on the picture :)

Can the design get any rounder? =P

40mm f1.2L ?  ???

This is an old photoshopped 'mock up' that someone did years ago.  It gets pulled out of mothballs whenever the 'mythical 3D' gets re-rumored.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Macro pics - FF or APS-C
« on: December 23, 2012, 08:44:25 AM »
An EF-S lens has the equivalent focal length on an APS-C body as an EF lens of that focal length has on a FF body.  Therefore, a theoretical EF-S 50mm on an APS-C body would have the same FOV as an EF 50mm on FF body.  This means that your EF-S 60mm Macro is not like a 96mm lens on FF.

If you are shooting 1:1 macro, the longer the focal length, the further you will be from the subject.

The 100mm f/2.8L IS is a great lens, however the non-L is also quite good, especially since it is about half the price.  So, to answer your question: yes, you are over-thinking it.

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Lenses / Re: Patent: Supertelephoto DO Lenses With Macro Features
« on: December 21, 2012, 11:32:32 PM »
anyone have an idea how much these lens would retail for?

The EF 400mm f/4 DO IS goes for $5900, so an EF 400mm f/4 DO IS Macro (or "Mark II") would probably be at least $7,000.

It will be very interesting to see if Canon can create DO lenses that come close to the sharpness of their current "Mark II" super-telephoto lenses.  If so, I'll be all over that 600mm one!   ;D

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Post Your Best Hi-ISO/Low Light 5DIII Shots!
« on: December 16, 2012, 05:57:02 PM »
By candlelight during Hurricane Sandy.

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro, f/4, 1/15, 12800 ISO

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What's the advantage of shooting with dslr equipment?  So that you can look cooool...

You know, just like ... Ashton Kutcher?  Oh well, nevermind...   :P

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 12, 2012, 08:49:04 PM »
f/1.4 AND IS?  That's kind of a mind-boggling combo.  One of these on a 5D3 would let you shoot a a portrait on a moonless night in Arizona!

... on horseback!   ;D


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EOS Bodies / Re: Issues with aftermarket batteries with Canon 6D
« on: December 07, 2012, 11:38:46 AM »
Perhaps Canon is now detecting/disabling non-OEM batteries.  ???

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I got the $229 deal at Amazon, thanks to someone else here on Rumors, but the price is now $299.   :-\

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Powershot S100 for $229
« on: November 23, 2012, 11:28:07 AM »
Brad-man, thank you for saving me $70!!!   :D   B&H had just dropped the price to $299, but then I saw your post...

Neuro, thank you for the tip on the Lowepro Apex 20 AW.  I'll have to check that one out.

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Street & City / Re: Post Hurricane Sandy black out photos.
« on: November 14, 2012, 12:50:33 PM »
My brother and I waited out the storm with friends.  Once we lost power, the empties began to accumulate.  ;)



http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/8146098152/#

Canon 5DIII, 100L and candlelight

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Technical Support / Re: Missing Images from 5D Mark III CF Card
« on: November 12, 2012, 11:54:36 PM »
Do you recall changing modes (Av, TV, M, B, C#) during the shoot?  Just wondering if perhaps one of the C# settings was configured to save only to .JPG.

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: October 26, 2012, 09:00:10 PM »
Here are some recent shots.  The first is from a hike in Harriman State Park this past Saturday, while the other two were from a foggy day at work.


Great! The perspective of the bench on the second one is perfect!

Thanks!  As I mention on flickr, I had been waiting months for Autumn to arrive to take that shot.  Isn't it great when you can just visualize a shot and know when to go back and get it?   :)

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