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EOS Bodies / Re: black focus points on 5Dmkiii
« on: December 11, 2012, 11:51:24 PM »
I wish they were red.  I just got home from Washington, D.C., where I spent several nights out and about shooting monuments and buildings. The black point made it more difficult in certain situations.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Quick help needed!
« on: December 01, 2012, 09:44:33 AM »
I've shot a couple of low light concerts in an amphitheater with my 5d Mk 3 and used manual set shutter and aperture with auto ISO. This helped immensely because of the changing lighting conditions.

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Lenses / Re: With my 5D MK III is an f/2.8 lens really needed???
« on: November 27, 2012, 07:39:55 PM »
From shooting some indoor sports, i.e. volleyball and basketball, I found that f/2.8 wasn't enough. I bought a 135 f/2 and that full stop made a lot of difference.  I am now able to keep the ISO no higher than 6400 and keep the shutter speed I need to stop the action.  It is really dependent on the noise you can tolerate and what you will be photographing.

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EOS Bodies / Re: First Round of EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: November 26, 2012, 05:00:29 PM »
I hope that the new sensor is really innovative to be that size.  I can't see much in the way of noise improvement with a sensor that size in APS-C format. I will be buying one if these specs are close, along with an improvement in noise reduction at higher ISO.

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Lenses / Re: Don't want to make a rookie mistake
« on: November 26, 2012, 03:18:29 PM »
I have a 70-200 f2.8L II which I bought to primarily shoot indoor sports, ie volleyball, basketball, wrestling, etc..  While it is ok in some situations, it is not fast enough in most.  I recently purchased the 135 f/2 and wow, what a difference that extra full stop makes. I am shooting on a full frame body; however, in your case you will have a little more reach. That is easily solved by moving around until you find the best shot to shoot from. I take shots from various locations in the gym every time I shoot.

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Street & City / Pictures in DC
« on: November 22, 2012, 05:57:44 PM »
Leaving for Washington, DC for two weeks, never been there before Most of my photo opportunities will be at night. I'll be taking a 5d III, 24-105, 135, and a 70-200 2.8 II. Plus tripod, remote release, no flash. Any suggestions for good spots to shoot on the National Mall or any other areas?  Thanks

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D mark III or 7D and 5D mark II
« on: November 20, 2012, 11:55:10 AM »
I had the exact situation about 3 months ago. Had a 40d and wanted to upgrade. I ended up going with the 5D III. I couldn't even pick up my 40d after that and ended up selling it.  I'm now waiting for the next hi level crop body to complement the 5d; however, I don't know if it will be able to. I shoot wildlife as well and the low light ability of the III alone, in my opinion, far outweighs the loss in reach with the crop body, not to mention other great attributes such as the focusing.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Black friday - Canon rebates?
« on: November 17, 2012, 01:49:23 PM »
You just have to keep an eye out for deals. I bought it about this time last year from B&H on a deal that lasted only one or two days. I got it for $1,974.

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Lenses / Re: 135mm L
« on: November 14, 2012, 06:15:52 PM »
I have the 70-200 2.8. II and just bought the 135 about 3 weeks ago. They both serve specific purposes for me. The 135 is great for indoor sports, ie basketball and volleyball where the action is not too spread out. Get some great net shots in volleyball. The 70-200 works better outside on the sidelines of football and soccer games.  The bokeh on the 135 is amazing, even on some if my indoor sports shots. I am glad I bought it.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What do you Love about the 5D3? POLL!
« on: November 10, 2012, 05:51:40 PM »
I also like the low-light ability.  Have gotten keepers that I could not have dreamed of with the old 40d.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 Spot Focus Question, and Advice on Accessories
« on: November 04, 2012, 11:39:05 PM »
I really like the Lowepro toploaders. Get the Lowepro belt and build the system you need. You can add to it or take away from it depending on the shooting situation you are planning to do.

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Lenses / Re: Two Lenses to be Announced Shortly.....
« on: November 04, 2012, 08:05:35 PM »
Doesn't really matter. It will be months before you ever see one. What happened to the 200-400 that was all over the place at the Olympics? Pictures of it in the wild emerged a long, long time ago and nothing to be said.
It hasn't been officially announced yet, big difference, in case that escaped you

It still doesn't matter, months pass even after they are announced.  How long ago was the 500 and 600 II's announced?  They have only recently started becoming available.  Don't hold your breath with Canon, it will drive you crazy.

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Lenses / Re: Two Lenses to be Announced Shortly.....
« on: November 04, 2012, 07:07:28 PM »
Doesn't really matter. It will be months before you ever see one. What happened to the 200-400 that was all over the place at the Olympics? Pictures of it in the wild emerged a long, long time ago and nothing to be said.

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Canon General / Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« on: November 01, 2012, 08:10:12 AM »
Glad I grabbed a 135 f/2 a couple of days ago for $879.  It's $989 now.

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Lenses / Re: 85mm lens
« on: October 30, 2012, 06:58:12 PM »
I ordered the 135 f/2 today, $879 from Amazon.  Can't wait to get it and start shooting some pics with it.

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