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Lenses / Re: 1Dx or lenses
« on: November 24, 2012, 04:03:43 PM »
Based on what you're presenting, I'd sell the 35L and pick up either a 24L II, 24mm ts-e II, or the new 24-70 zoom which I don't have but is reputed to be super sharp (if you get a good copy).  Then, I'd pick up the 200mm f/2.0L, which is an epic lens- you won't be sorry.  The 200mm f/2.0L will impact your end product,  what you see, more than the 1Dx will -- which is why we shoot.   I'd definitely keep the 1Dx on "the list" for later  :) 

Lenses / Re: Have $2200 budget which lens(es) to get next?
« on: November 23, 2012, 01:35:55 AM »
The 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is awesome for weddings and portrait sessions, very versatile and sharp.   You already have the 50mm f/1.2L for low light and soft bokeh.  Down the road, I'd sell the 24-105mm and Tamron and pick up the new Canon 24-70mm II or the new Tamron 24-70mm with IS.  Or, pick up the 135L later on if there are times you want to go lighter.

Lenses / Re: Portrait lenses
« on: November 23, 2012, 01:24:45 AM »
The 135L seems like a good option.  You might also want to check out the 100mm f/2.8L IS macro, which doubles as an excellent portrait lens.  I find that I'm using it a lot more than the 85mm f/1.2L II.  And, it has IS.   Now, the 200mm f/2, that's in a league of its own.

Canon General / Re: Advice for potential rate/releases
« on: November 14, 2012, 10:54:41 PM »
You're severely undercharging.  Think about the actual cost of doing business, in addition to perceived value. 

Lenses / Re: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« on: November 10, 2012, 04:25:44 PM »
I won't be buying it.  Staying with the Tamron right now.  Might consider the 2.8 IS version some time after that's released, whenever that will be.....

EOS Bodies / Re: got a 5d mark iii offer for 2980, jump in or not?
« on: November 10, 2012, 04:20:52 PM »
Great price.  Cheaper than what I paid   :(

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What do you Love about the 5D3? POLL!
« on: November 10, 2012, 04:18:55 PM »
1) Dual card slots with smaller form factor
2) High ISO keeper rate
3) Silent shutter

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1dx, or d800e?
« on: October 14, 2012, 06:07:14 AM »
For what you are doing or plan to do, I'd either pick up another 5D Mark III or 5D Mark II as a backup, AND the 200 f/2L, which is amazing.  I'd sell the 7D. 

Lenses / Re: Need opinions on telephoto choice
« on: October 12, 2012, 05:28:03 AM »
I think that you have the short end already covered with your 70-200 and extenders.  I've owned both the 500 and 600.  The 500 f/4 IS  will open up a new realm for you.   The price difference between the 500 and 600 is immaterial to the decision, IMHO.

Lenses / Re: How much for a used Canon 200mm f/2.0L IS?
« on: August 25, 2012, 06:35:36 PM »
It's a beautiful lens... my favorite.  Anything in the mid to high $4K for a used one is a great deal....  You could recoup most if not all of your funds upon resale...   

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop
« on: July 27, 2012, 05:27:23 AM »
The Imaging World in Brooklyn has or had the 5D Mark III for $3100.   They had the deal through ebay and perhaps direct as well, not sure....  I think that they're an authorized dealer.  I bought my 1D Mark IV and a lens or two from them a while back, I've been pleased.  They did want an outrageous sum for a 1Dx, however, I went elsewhere for that.... 

EOS Bodies / Re: B&H shipping of the 1DX?
« on: July 27, 2012, 04:54:04 AM »
Try Kenmore Camera in Kenmore, WA.  Ordered 1Dx on Monday, received yesterday.

Technical Support / Re: DIY sensor cleaning - what to buy.
« on: July 27, 2012, 02:18:39 AM »
My understanding is that when Canon does a service on a camera they also do a check and clean.  Just had the little window replaced on the back of my 1D Mark IV in prep for sale, they checked and cleaned it as well.....

Lenses / Re: Lenses that inspire you?
« on: July 27, 2012, 02:14:27 AM »
1.  EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II is my go-to lens
2.  the 200mm f/2.0L IS inspires me

EOS Bodies / Re: Sell 5D2 for a 1Ds 3
« on: July 27, 2012, 02:02:32 AM »
Having just picked up a 1Dx, I'm also considering selling my 5D Mark III and picking up a 1Ds III as my backup...  Seems like the bottom has dropped out of the 1Ds III market.  Still on the fence about it.   The main things holding me back are the 5D III's silent shutter and the smaller form factor....

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