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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Camera choice mark ii? 7d? wait?
« on: September 30, 2012, 12:53:30 PM »
i earn my money making videos.

There is your answer, look no further than the best camera for your business.

Lenses / Re: Non L sharp telephoto lenses
« on: September 30, 2012, 12:08:19 PM »
85 1.8 is a good choice. It suffers from purple fringing wide open in high contrast areas but by 2.2 it's pretty much gone and/or easily correctable in post.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Going to my first wedding the the new 5d3
« on: September 29, 2012, 06:07:46 PM »
If its truly that dark maybe time to consider taking your 70-200 2.8 as well. With the 5d3 you should be safe up to iso 12k and since this is for family use probably up to 25k as well. Probably don't need to worry about the flash then.

Good point I should go dig out my av cable

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D3 vs. Nikon D600
« on: September 28, 2012, 11:39:43 PM »
Why is this surprising? Seems to me if you want low iso dr you go Nikon, if you want high iso performance you go canon.

Rented one myself this weekend for use on the 5diii.  First few hours I can say I'm impressed. Nothing but family shots planned this weekend, which I would generally just stick to something light like a 50 1.8 or 35 f2, so far I have to say I like it. I've never been a fan of any of the upgrades from the nifty 50 as neither then 1.4 or 1.2L blow me away. Additionally i never thought I'd get enough use out of a 35 L, or 24 L so as a replacement to a couple of serious L primes it may in fact be cost reasonable. I can say the bokeh is very creamy at 2.8, and at least my current copy seems tack sharp. My computer is stuck at the apple store for repairs so it maybe be a few days before I can see full sized shots, but I can honestly say I'm seriously debating this lens as a my next purchase.

Lenses / Re: Wide angle/standard zoom
« on: September 28, 2012, 03:05:55 PM »
When are you looking to buy a ff camera?  If soon then maybe the 16-35 or 17-40 if you want to save some scratch. If the ff purchase is in the future then the efs 17-552.8  covers all your bases above. You can sell it at 70-80% of what you paid for it and chalk the loss up to a long term rental fee.

My guess, 5d type body at $4000-4500 at introduction. That would fit nicely in the line up.

I am sure regardless of the price, specs, or body style their will be several of you rushing to start the next "I'm moving to nikon" thread.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5Dc as an entry for FF? yay or nay?
« on: September 26, 2012, 08:55:21 PM »

Lenses / Re: Can a refurbished lens be backordered?
« on: September 25, 2012, 10:36:49 PM »
Nice, I assume they will honor the price, if so sit tight, you'll probably have one in a few days time.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D600 DXO is out!!!
« on: September 25, 2012, 09:57:07 PM »
And fanboys around the world lets out a collective yelp...

It's a good thing i don't put much stock in reviews and numbers otherwise I'd be selling all my gear and moving to Nikon. Granted in 2-4 years when the tables flip back then I'd have to do it all over again, it must be tough to be a fair weather fanboy.

Lenses / Re: Can a refurbished lens be backordered?
« on: September 25, 2012, 09:34:04 PM »
Probably as they are selling like hotcakes right now with the discount.  I suspect you'll get one in short order. Just curious which lens did you pick up?

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 12-24 F4.5-5.6 EX DG ASP HSM II
« on: September 25, 2012, 08:12:27 PM »
Certainly for canon mount full frame users it's about the only game. Personally I rarely shoot wide, so I'm considering the samyang 14 2.8 as a sort of fun lens for the every once in a great while I want to go super wide.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Chasing exposure
« on: September 25, 2012, 02:08:05 PM »
Are you overthinking it?  In a word, yes. I think its important to know and understand techniques for different light, but it sounds like you are concerning yourself with exposure so much you may be missing shots. Modern cameras were designed to take some of that thinking out of it. Personally I generally expose to the left as I don't like blown highlights and would rather add some fill flash if practical. That being said I shot a friends wedding this weekend and had to remember to go ahead and blow the highlights otherwise risk underexposing the dress (couldn't use flash unfortunately). So each situation will be different. You certainly are better if you understand different techniques, but at noon on a family vacation, I see no problem with setting my 5diii to auto and just enjoy the day with the family.

Lenses / Re: First lenses for new crop sensor camera?
« on: September 23, 2012, 10:28:07 AM »
I second the 17-55 f2.8 is. The 15-85 is also very nice and half the price so it would come down to whether you think you need 2.8. If you get the 70-200 the extra reach with the 15-85 becomes somewhat redundant, but like others have said you really can't go wrong with either.  There are also sigma and tamron options that are kinder on the pocketbook. If you are undecided go rent a few options and see what floats your boat. Enjoy!

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