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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Sandisk VS Lexar CF Cards
« on: August 25, 2012, 12:44:05 AM »
90 Mb/s vs. 145 Mb/s is irrelevent even in 12 fps bursting in RAW mode on the 1DX.  The buffer clears way too fast for it to factor, as I've done this many, many times.

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Pretty much all of my lenses are sharpest around f/8.  That doesn't mean that lenses aren't sharp at other apertures.  That's just where they are sharpest.

Which lenses do you have?

All of the ones in my signature file.

Silly me.  I guess signatures actually do serve a purpose. Thanks.

Haha!  Hey no big deal!

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS BODY FOR ARCHITECTURE
« on: August 24, 2012, 11:56:01 PM »
Also, images from a high MP camera is going to take a lot of harddisk place. Unless you are intending to make large prints or some drastic cropping, running out of space on the hard drive will be the only difference you will probably feel between 5Dmk2 and a high MP cam... IMHO anyway...

Cheers!
mRAW, sRAW.  Problem solved.  You can always downscale resolution, but it's impossible to add resolution beyond the camera's capabilities.

I agree TS-E lenses are a necessity (especially 17mm and 24mm I or II).  Full frame is a definite.  I'd say a 5D or 5D Mark II will save you a ton of money so you'll be able to buy both FLs.  Good tripod and head is also necessary. 

Additionally, you could add a used T2i, T3i, T4i or 60D in order to acheive 28mm and 38mm TS lenses with the crop factor (at 18mp; cropping the a FF picture from 5D would be 5MP, 5D II would be 8.2MP).

Except high MP cams don't shoot mRAW or sRAW.  At least none that I know of.  I'm not counting the 5D3, 5D2, or 1Ds3.  The D800 definitely doesn't.

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Pretty much all of my lenses are sharpest around f/8.  That doesn't mean that lenses aren't sharp at other apertures.  That's just where they are sharpest.

Which lenses do you have?

All of the ones in my signature file. 

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I bought two lenses and I prefer to take most of my shots near or on the mythical sweetspot in regards to aperture.  With the presumption of sufficient light, for my 50mm f/1.4 I try to stay between 2.8 and 4.0.  For my 24-105mm f/4 I make an effort to approach f/8, but that isn't always an option.

So that raises the aforementioned question.  What aperture range is the 100mm and the 70-200 the sharpest?  And don't hesitate to tell me that I was wrong about the 50 and 24-105... if indeed I'm way off.

Thanks a bunch.

Pretty much all of my lenses are sharpest around f/8.  That doesn't mean that lenses aren't sharp at other apertures.  That's just where they are sharpest.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: CPS Membership - Gold vs Platinum
« on: August 24, 2012, 01:54:47 PM »
Eh, Gold's plenty good enough for me.  Just make sure your gear is insured, then get a Gold membership and you're ready to roll.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX ISO 25,600 from tonight
« on: August 24, 2012, 12:49:35 PM »
I was impressed by the performance at such a high ISO in enough light of course.  I haven't tested shadows yet.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS BODY FOR ARCHITECTURE
« on: August 24, 2012, 11:57:57 AM »
Pick up a 5D2 and use the money you'd save by skipping the 5D3 to get a 24mm TS-E II.

/threadover

Oh yeah!

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Why is the AF system will be better than the 1DX/5D3 even a choice?  I can't take this poll seriously anymore.  :) :)

:-) And why not better? :)

Because I already blew a bunch of money on a 1DX and a 5D3  :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« on: August 24, 2012, 09:58:14 AM »
I'm sure it's the charger.

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Lenses / Re: 50mm lens. I Need advice!!
« on: August 24, 2012, 09:57:49 AM »
Thanks for all the comments and advices guys!!

I think I'm leaning towards the Sigma now. But I really want the f/1.2 50L too!! just not sure if its the right investment right now since its my first 50mm and first "aftermarket" lens.

The reason I choose the 50mm focal length as my first lens is because I like shooting street photography and I shoot quite a bit at that focal length.

If you're going Canon, you'll be much, much less disappointed with the 1.4 lens.  I NEVER miss with the 1.4, but the 1.2L is just too hit and miss.  I don't know why, but it is.

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Lenses / Re: Why pick 16-35 f2.8 over 17-40 f4
« on: August 24, 2012, 09:56:26 AM »
If he's only going to be using it for landscapes at f/8-f/11, then buying the 16-35L II lens will be a very, very disappointing purchase over the 17-40L he already has.

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EOS Bodies / Re: How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« on: August 24, 2012, 09:54:01 AM »
You have to call Canon Services, meaning, "We don't know what the hell's wrong, but we'll send you a new one."

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III for Weddings,
« on: August 24, 2012, 09:38:35 AM »
1DX or 5D III, and why?

Depends on type of shooting.

Better metering (color, exposure, etc.), reliability, responsivness -> 1D X.
Less heavy, silent shutter, good overall performance -> 5D Mark III.
+1

Put another way:
Wedding to photograph: 5D3
Runaway Bride: 1DX

 :P

(too tempting to pass up)

+1

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EOS Bodies / Re: How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« on: August 24, 2012, 12:18:03 AM »
Pompo, how long do all of the lights flash at once? Mine did when I slid the battery on, but it quit, and the first light began blinking and the battery began charging.  I gave it about 10 seconds is all.

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