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1. Canon 200mm f/2L IS USM (my favorite lens)
2. Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
3. Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L II USM
4. Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
5. Canon 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM (or 200-400)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III Frustrated Focusing problem
« on: December 10, 2012, 01:57:10 AM »
Sounds to me like you're using too wide an aperture, meaning too shallow a depth of field.  Recommended reading: Byran Peterson's Perfect Exposure.

The best book ever written ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D MARK III lens recommendation
« on: December 10, 2012, 01:45:02 AM »
Bought following...
70-200 f/2.8L, 16-32 f/2.8L II, 100 f/2.8L Macro

need suggestion for extenders... should i go for "2x extender iii" to gain extra zoom for my 70-200 f/2.8L
or is it better to go for 100-400???

Great start for what you want to do.  The 100L doubles as an excellent portrait lens.  You might want to consider the 1.4x iii instead of the 2x iii as the 1.4x iii is a bit sharper.  Might also consider a faster portrait lens at some point (e.g., 50mm L, 85mm L, or Sigma 85mm 1.4).

Lenses / Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« on: December 02, 2012, 05:59:47 PM »
For a general use, the best "value" would be the 50mm f/1.4 or the 24-70mm f/2.8L or f/4L.  The zooms would give you some more versatility on the wide end and are not too far apart in price.

EOS Bodies / Re: canon 1d mark iii 21.1 mp or the 5d mark ii
« on: November 28, 2012, 04:37:12 AM »
l loved my 1Ds Mark III but if you're concerned about low light/high iso shooting I'd recommend the 5D Mark III hands down.

I was in Alaska taking photos of bears, etc. and I was glad to have the extra reach of the 600mm f/4 IS.   I used the Really Right Stuff gimbal head but I've used the Wimberley before which is a bit smoother, lighter, and I highly recommend it.  I have the 1Dx now but I had the 1D Mark IV and if budget is an issue, I think that the 1D Mark IV is a great body for your purposes -- it's also a 1.3 crop factor.   

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.

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