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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.

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.

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