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Lenses / Re: Need some advise: light sensitive lens indoors
« on: November 11, 2012, 06:35:25 PM »
The tamron has a 5 or 6 year warrantee, it's almost not worth worrying about a manufacturing defect here and there you'll discover it long before the period is up. I'm thinking the tamron will be my next purchase once it comes down in price. I have trouble paying 1300 for a third party lens.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Help me upgrade my 550d
« on: November 11, 2012, 12:16:56 PM »
If you can swing it the 5diii is great. If you just don't want to put down the cash for it I'd say try a few different lenses,  the canon 17-55 f2.8 is substantially better than the sigma in the af department IMHO.  Although I would still seriously consider the Nikon d600 despite not really liking the ergo (that is usually something you can get over with a little time). Cheaper than the 5d, similar image quality, and likely much better than a 6d. other than your sigma lens the 50 1.4, 70-200 f4 IS, and 430ex should fetch a quick used sale for you so I don't think it would take all that much time to turn those around. Then just bargain price your sigma and it will move.

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EOS Bodies / Re: got a 5d mark iii offer for 2980, jump in or not?
« on: November 09, 2012, 07:04:05 PM »
Do it. Anything less than 3k is a good deal on that camera

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Lenses / Re: from 28-135 IS to... the new 24-70 f4 or 24-105?
« on: November 09, 2012, 11:30:09 AM »
bruce

i only rented a copy of the tamron for a weekend alongside the 24-70ii so my experience may not be as great as some, and since no one has hands on a 24-70 f4 the rest is speculation on my part.  What I can tell you is that compared to your 28-135 you won't be disappointed with the tamron.  Its sharper than any 24-70 f2.8 mark i I have ever used and it's $1000 cheaper than the 24-70ii.  The 24-70ii is sharper across the range than the tamron, but I wouldn't call it twice as sharp which is what it should be for twice the price.  I suspect the 24-70 f4 you are considering will be likely as sharp as the Tamron, but you lose the f2.8.  AF does feel a tad bit slow when compared to the 24-70ii, and it does struggle a bit more in low light, but then again you have primes to cover that issue.  I would say for a GP zoom it is probably the best bet right right now.  You get the f2.8 advantage over the 24-105 and it has the IS advantage over the 24-70ii, and while canon says you can have a 24-70 f4 maybe by christmas I'm going to guess the normal canon production delays will end up tossing it into february. 

Personally I am holding out for a price drop on the tammy to closer to $1100 before pulling the trigger.  In the mean time I picked up a nice copy of a 24-105 on craigslist a few months back for a little less than $700 and if I ever want to sell it I won't lose much if any value.  Heck if the 24-70 f4 is not that great I may even make a little money on that lens. 

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I'd go light, 24-105, or maybe just 50L. There won't be much to see from the boat so I wouldn't worry about the tele lengths. Ideally you should just focus on the senoritas.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon Surveys for 5D Mark III
« on: November 08, 2012, 07:38:05 PM »
Who knew this would degrade into the 5diii d800 flame war. I honestly don't think they are competitors in anything other than relative price point. Actually I love the 5diii would have paid more for it because I see it as a Nikon d4 at half the price. So canon made in my opinion the best event/all around ff camera. Nikon on the other has made the best 35mm landscape camera that approaches Mf quality. Different strokes for different folks. If I was an event shooter with Nikon I would laugh at the idea of switching to the d800, if I was a landscaper I'd consider it unless of course I had a couple of TS E lenses then I'd be happy with any canon body.

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Lenses / Re: from 28-135 IS to... the new 24-70 f4 or 24-105?
« on: November 08, 2012, 07:19:29 PM »
How about the tamron 24-70 f2.8?  It has IS so good for video and also has f2.8 for low light. Best of both world and still cheaper than the new f4 canon zoom.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: $749 24-105mm f/4L IS USM on eBay (BigValueInc)
« on: November 08, 2012, 10:17:33 AM »
+1 on the warrantee card meaning nothing. If you're taking something to canon for warrantee service all they care about is a receipt showing purchase. I've had an issue or two with non canon authorized purchases in the past but the good folks at canon irvine have always been more than willing to help as long as my receipt showed purchase within the year. That being said with the crack down on map pricing my guess  is they will be more strict. As always it's better to deal with a quality retailer than canon anyway. My local shop isn't canon authorized but they have always treated me well and never hesitate to exchange a product that isn't living up to my expectations.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Refurbished 5D MK3s?
« on: November 07, 2012, 10:20:36 AM »
I don't think you're going to see them for a while. That's not to say canon doesn't have a few but they likely would rather you buy a new one right now so you probably won't see them show up for several months if not more than a year.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70/4 MFT charts
« on: November 06, 2012, 12:28:15 PM »
Weddings?  With ISO 6400 or higher delivering good results on new bodies, f/4 isn't the handicap it was, plus sometimes f/2.8 is a compromise between enough light and not enough DoF. 

True and I tend to subscribe to the camp that f2.8 isn't fast enough to stop most action in low light although the 5diii is making me reconsider.  I doubt however many pro wedding togs would take this over the f2.8ii or the 24-105 unless they have a quiver of fast primes and a bunch of bodies to mount them on.

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Lenses / Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« on: November 06, 2012, 12:55:20 AM »
Its a good time to be selling a 24-105 in the used market it seems

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Lenses / Re: Lens recommendation -newborn shoot
« on: November 06, 2012, 12:53:21 AM »
Thanks everyone. Good advice. I'll probably rent the 100L as an excuse to play with it for a few days.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: $749 24-105mm f/4L IS USM on eBay (BigValueInc)
« on: November 05, 2012, 07:46:56 PM »
Yes you do lose the automatic warrantee but these guys seem like a quality outfit. They didn't feed you a load of crap about where the lens came from and offered you a return. You don't get 99% positive feedback from people on eBay if you're dishonest with them. Since the new pricing structure canon implemented we're all going to have to get comfortable with grey market good if you want to save a little $$$

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Lenses / Lens recommendation -newborn shoot
« on: November 05, 2012, 03:28:45 PM »
I just agreed to shoot my very close friends newborn. Obviously this is pro bono and the couple also agreed that if it doesn't work they have a more seasoned pro standing by. I've shot lots of kids but never one so tiny. So any help or recommendations for lenses to rent would be great. I'm thinking I need a macro, 100L? 

Gear right now:

5diii

28 1.8
50 1.8
85 1.8

70-200 f4 IS

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: November 05, 2012, 10:59:20 AM »
Am I the only one who is actually excited about this lens? The macro bit is what sold me. Provided this new lens has nice IQ and reasonable price (which by all means it should), It can effectively provide a small and light replacement for my 100L macro and 15-85. Paired with a 10-22 or 17-40, it seems like an excellent and versatile lens for travel photography and macro work.

The macro possibilities are interesting

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