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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Best place to buy 5D Mark III
« on: June 25, 2012, 04:17:04 PM »
Revup - I got my 5D3 last week from J&R. I called August per your suggestion and was able to get a $150 discount of the camera. Thank you for that...

Hello All,
Just got my 5D3 and few lenses and i have outgrown my older bag (Canon 200EG). I'm looking for a bag that has space to hold a laptop as well. Typically I always have to take laptop when I travel.

At a local store I looked at Lowepro Fastpack 350 and Tamrac Evolution 8. They both seem pretty good. But I wasn't sure if there are others that may work better. I also need some room to grow as I purchase a few more lenses. I searched through the forums but didn't find a topic related to my needs.

Looking to keep under $200.

Here is what would like to carry in the bag.

5D3 with Battery Grip (possibly a second body)
Laptop (15" max)
24-105 L
50 1.4
430EX speed lite

70-200 2.8L II IS (Will purchase in the near future)
Possibly another speedlite

Thanks for your suggestions.

Technical Support / Re: Lightroom Import Setting
« on: May 17, 2012, 12:46:09 AM »
Its really difficult to explain how to do what you want, there are so many different ways to achieve the same thing.
The following is for RAW files.  Jpegs do not need camera profiles applied.
G0 to a imported raw image, highlight it, and go down to the camera calibration section in the develop module.  Click the drop down selection in Profile where it says Adobe Standard and select the profile that you set in your camera.  Try the different profiles to see which is best.  Then, adjust sharpness, NR, and the other sliders for the best image.
Setup your options, in edit / preferences / presets.  Check the appropriate blocks to make your default settings specific to a particular camera, a particular ISO, or for all.
Then, click develop / set default settings / update to current settings. 
Now, when you import a raw file, it will receive those settings, or the settings for that camera / ISO that matches. If you set it by ISO, you will need to set the default import settings for each ISO. This is only the beginning, since you can create and apply presets galore as well.  It literally takes a book to cover it well.

This is a great suggestion. Thank you

Thank You all for the suggestions again. So i think I've pretty much decided on the 50 1.4 and the 135L.

I'll keep the 85L on my dream list next to the 24-70 II, 70-200 2.8 IS, 24 t/s, 35L, and 50 1.2L. LOL!! :)

Thank You for all the great suggestions.

Robbymac and drizzyt321- I really like the route of going with 50 1.4 and the 135L. It gives me 2 great lenses. Meanwhile, once I get the 50 1.4 I can use that on my 40D to give me a feel of what the 85mm would roughly feel like. I guess I can do that with the 50 1.8 that already have as well.

The reason I was considering the 85L was because we just did a outdoor shoot for my daughter and the photographer only used the 85L. We just got the pics back and they were razor sharp. Most of the pics were in 1.6 and 1.8 aperture value. The bokeh was really nice as well (granted I don't know how much PP she did).

So it seems that I need to be deciding between the 50 1.2L and 85 1.2L. What do  you guys think about the 50 1.4? Is the difference between the 1.2 and 1.4 that much significant to justify the additional $1100?

Oops sorry Crapking - I meant the 50 1.8 was a bit narrow on the cropped sensor. So it seems that I'm already ruling out the 85mm.

Any thoughts on the 35 or the 50?

Hi All,
I am looking to take advantage of the double rebates going on with Canon Lenses and was looking for a good prime to compliment the 5D3 with the 24-105L. I am switching from a 40D with a 17-55 2.8 to the 5D3.  I also have a 50 1.8 which I thought was a bit narrow on a cropped sensor body for some of the indoor shots I was doing. 

I was looking at the 35L, 50L, or the 85L. Ideally i'd like to have them all, but is there one that is a better lens than the others? I've heard many people rave about the 50 1.2L.

I will mostly be shooting pics of my daughter and family. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank You,

Edited: Changed 50 1.8 from wide to narrow.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 vs D800 sales numbers
« on: May 14, 2012, 11:20:12 AM »
IMHO - I don't see Canon lowering there price anytime soon (atleast for 6 months or more). It is pretty obvious that there is a huge demand for both Canon and Nikon's and they can't manufacture them fast enough to keep up with it. Therefore, I dont see it happening anytime soon.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Best place to buy 5D Mark III
« on: May 09, 2012, 09:58:08 AM »
I've personally been buying from this store since the mid 70's.  I got the Canon 5D Mark iii with kit lens for $4169 $130 less than all other retail stores through the sales rep named August.  They are in NYC and their number is:  800-806-1115.  I had asked August if it were OK to publish the price he afforded me on this web site and he had said OK.  His extension is 1041 but you will need to ask for him personally.

In addition, J&R just posted a $400 american express rebate when you buy this camera with a PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II Printer.  The printer is $299 so you actually can make an extra $100 in savings after you mail in the rebate.
Link to rebate:

Hope that helps everyone.

Revup67 - Thank you for the info. $130 less will be one of the cheapest (non-wholesale) prices you will find for the kit. However, the printer deal mentioned is inaccurate. The printer is $499. It is $299 after the $200 rebate. If you buy the dslr kit then only you get the $400 rebate, but at that point you are paying $99 for the Printer.

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