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Take the 5DIII or you will regret. Keep the 5DII as a back-up if you can.

Lenses / Re: Which Normal to Wide Angle Focal Length Matches Your Vision?
« on: October 14, 2013, 02:00:13 PM »
The matching focal length of a vision is different from different people because we see thing with 2 eyes or "2 lenses" which give us 3D vision, and because the distance between 2 eyes is different from individual to individual as well.
Camera uses 1 lens or "1 eye" which gives 2D vision.
The focal length which matches human 1 eye is about 50mm (45mm to 55mm). That's why we call them normal focal lengths.
We can do an experiment: set 2 cameras on tripods side by side @ focal length of 50mm and focus to 1 point. Stitch the 2 images, we have a wide angle picture. How wide the angle depends on the distance between 2 cameras.

My 2 cents: sell the 24-105mm after having a 24-70mm II; then save money and jump to a 70-200mm II. That was what I did and am very satisfied now along with a 5DMKIII.
Actually, we don't need IS with focal length under 70mm.

I use Tiffen HT (high transmission) Super Clear filter (made in the USA) to protect the lens, cheaper than UV filter (we dont need UV filter in digital era). Keep it on when taking quick pics such as wedding or events. When taking slow pics with camera on tripod (landscape, ...), I take it off and, if in day time, put on Tiffen HT Polarizing filter.

As same as you, I was with film photography for years. I started jumping into digital photography with 500D kit (EF-S 15-55mm + 55-250mm), then 50D with 24-70mm MKI + 70-200mm MKI later. Today Im with 5D MKIII + 24-70mm MKII + 70-200mm MKII.
IMO, if you start with 650D, your skill will stop there or you will have to buy 5D MKiii later when your skill improves; if you start with 5D MKiii, you wont have to buy new gears later. I learned that. Of course it depends on your pocket and how much the love with photography you have. Cheers.

You guys are right about defining third-party and counterfeit. Canon says nothing about third-parties. I wanted a battery grip for my 5DMKiii and was awaiting until Polaroid's appeared and grabbed it with just $64. Saved a lot, and I am now happy with it. LOL.

I bought 5DMKiii, it's battery made in China. I bought 2 decoded batteries from Ebay which were made in China as well with half of the price of 1 Canon's battery. The Canon's one can take about 5 - 10% more pics than the other 2. After about 2 months being stored (out of the camera) with full charge and without using (Im not a pro), the Canon's had 88% power left; the other 2 had...100% power left. Which one should I buy next?Of course buy Canon's ......... not!

Better lenses give better images. What do you want in photography? Good pics or what? I switched from Nikon to Canon just because of better images. It cost me but Im happy now with my tough decision. Nikon's lenses arent as good as Canon's. If I were you I would stay with Canon's lenses and move up. It's reality.

Canon General / Re: soon to be a 'Canon/DSLR newbie' here!
« on: December 02, 2012, 11:47:56 PM »
Welcome to the club, you're on your way to becoming a poor man. :)

You're right! I'am poorer after getting married with Canon.
But I'am happier.

Canon General / Re: Is canon going to come back?
« on: November 29, 2012, 11:45:13 AM »
To get a good photo depends on many factors, not one. Sensor is just one of them. So let say D800's sensor is better than 5DMKiii's; how about the rest: loser! Think it. LOL.

Canon General / Re: How do you store your gear?
« on: November 27, 2012, 12:34:57 AM »
I need to re-shoot this pic at some point, as I've replaced the Peli 1600 with a Storm im2720 (deep enough to hold the 600mm f/4L IS II), replaced the Primus AW backpack with a Flipside 300, added a Lens Trekker Pro 600 AW II, RRS tripod bags, and a few more S&F accessories.


Also, here's what my lens storage looks like (the 24-105L is not pictured, it's typically stored on the 1D X in the im2075 case).
I have 100% the same but in dream.

Lenses / Re: Kenko TC - 2 models - which one to buy?
« on: November 26, 2012, 12:45:11 AM »
I tried to use Kenko 2x Telepus MC7 + 3 Kenko Extension tube + 100mmL Macro + 5DMKiii and they worked well.

Canon General / Re: 70-200 F2.8 mark I or mark II?!
« on: November 22, 2012, 01:10:50 PM »
5DMKiii and 70-200mm MKii are the same generation; 70-200mm MKi is 1 generation older.
I have 5Diii and MKi. Just bought MKii with Canon's rebate: it's different.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Blinking Red AF Point Information
« on: November 15, 2012, 11:54:33 AM »
I bought 5Diii @ $3500 & 24-70mm MKii @ $2300 and have 0 regrets with excellent pics whether or not the red points blinking & the price tags decreasing.
Photography is my love; Love means never having to say $$$ sorry! Relax and take pics. LOL!


Cool what ISO was the camera choosing on these mages?  I'm sure it varied, but what was typical.

I have an airshow coming up and plan to shoot with a 5D III and 400mm f2.8 IS, plus teleconverters maybe.

Dont use teleconverter! I had sour lesson with it at San Francisco Fleet Week. With f/5.6 focusing very slow and you will miss.

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