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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« on: August 23, 2012, 10:44:19 PM »
Yea I don't think this camera is going to happen.  If it does...someone in Marketing should get fired for giving out an upgrade to the 7D...

Correct.

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EOS Bodies / Where is briansquibb?
« on: August 23, 2012, 10:37:06 PM »
Anyone heard from Brian lately?  I hope everything is okay.

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EOS Bodies / Re: I love Primes.
« on: August 23, 2012, 09:11:30 PM »
Examples of why primes are awesome are 24L, 85L, 135L, 200L, 300 f/2.8L, 400 f/2.8L  :) :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What would you do?
« on: August 23, 2012, 09:00:34 PM »
Wait, so someone who sent in a 5DII got a 1D mkIV back?

Hehe.  No idea.  Wouldn't that be a surprise?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What would you do?
« on: August 23, 2012, 07:24:35 PM »
They actually went above and beyond and are sending me an E+ 1D Mark IV.  Really great service if you ask me. 

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Lenses / Re: 50mm lens. I Need advice!!
« on: August 23, 2012, 07:18:11 PM »
i have the canon 50mm f1.4 on 5d markii.. from my experience this lens is not very sharp, especially on wide open f1.4. it cannot be compared to other L prime. however, if u slow down to f1.8 or f2, the result are very sharp.

And actually sharper than the 50L above f/2.8.  I'm serious.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III for Weddings,
« on: August 23, 2012, 07:17:23 PM »
Wrong.  I shoot tennis for a Division II college.  The players can hear the shutter because you are THAT close in those instances.  This isn't Wimbeldon.  Again, don't generalize for every sports shooter.  Of course I can go stand in the parking lot with a 200 f/2L lens with a 1DX, but if I am allowed to get much closer, I'm going to.  The silent shutter on the 5D3 is GREAT for these matches.
My point wasn't really whether or not they could hear you. I'm sure they can at times. But in my opinion, tennis players just have to accept shutter sounds and learn not to be distracted by them. If they ever reach pro level, they will be hearing that sound over and over again. I don't think there's any etiquette in tennis requiring absolute silence like in golf. Having said that, I am aware of players complaining, but it's extremely rare. They better learn  to get used to it instead.

Presumably, if you're photographing a sport, it's at least in part because you enjoy watching the athletes perform at their best.

Would you rather watch (and photograph) the athletes actually at their best, or would you rather watch (and photograph) athletes pissed off at you because you're annoying them with your machine-gun-sounding camera?

And which photographer do you think the athlete will prefer working with for an off-the-court photo shoot: the one whom they didn't even notice during the match, or the one whose camera made a really annoying braaaaaaap sound every time a critical point came up?

Cheers,

b&

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is so true.  I care about the athletes, because I was once a college athlete and I'm not going to be an ass and machine-gun shoot the tennis match, especially serving.  The 1DX's shutter is a machine gun.  The 1D Mark IV is also better/quieter, to a degree.  You develop many relationships with athletes and parents off the tennis court, or playing field, or what have you, in Division II sports.  I think of them first, not which camera I'm using.  I guess I'm good enough that I don't NEED the 1DX to get the tennis shots I want?  Again, the 5D3 is great for tennis, just great.

cliffec, I'm not trying to be rude to you, I'm really not.  I'm just sharing my personal perspective and how I choose to photograph different sports and why.  Even if I'm being given money, I'm still a guest at the venue.  That's all.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 200-400 lens - Post Olympics
« on: August 23, 2012, 05:33:02 PM »
I got tired of waiting and bought a 400 f2.8 prime instead...

That lens is actually still going to be better than any 200-400L they will produce. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III for Weddings,
« on: August 23, 2012, 04:55:09 PM »
Oh -- and, if you're shooting for Sports Illustrated but you're shooting golf or tennis, you'd again be a fool to go with a 1D X over a 5DIII (because of shutter sound).

True about golf, but shutter sound is barely of any importance in tennis. At least if you are shooting as a professional. As an amateur, silent shutter can be useful at times - but mainly to not annoy other spectators if you shoot very close to them. The drawback is the drop in FPS of course.

Wrong.  I shoot tennis for a Division II college.  The players can hear the shutter because you are THAT close in those instances.  This isn't Wimbeldon.  Again, don't generalize for every sports shooter.  Of course I can go stand in the parking lot with a 200 f/2L lens with a 1DX, but if I am allowed to get much closer, I'm going to.  The silent shutter on the 5D3 is GREAT for these matches. 

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Canon General / Re: Adorama issues anyone? Ever try to return a product?
« on: August 23, 2012, 12:18:18 PM »
- Next thing I realized, for NJ, you pay sales tax! That's like another extra $400, bam, right there it hit me.

Ummm...you do realize that you're legally obligated to pay the NJ Sales and Use Tax on those Amazon purchases, right?  From NJ Pub ANJ-7: "Out-of-State Purchases Delivered to New Jersey. When taxable goods and services are purchased in another state and delivered to New Jersey for use in New Jersey, no credit is allowed for sales tax paid to the other state. Use tax is due at the rate of 7% of the purchase price, including delivery charges.

You're supposed to declare such purchases and remit the tax to the State, either separetely within 20 days or on your state income tax return.  Bam, right there.  Just sayin'.

Nah uhhhhh!!! I don't gotta pay no sales tax on the internet!

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III for Weddings,
« on: August 23, 2012, 12:13:44 PM »
You won't be wanting to shoot collegiate tennis up close with a 1DX either.  5D Mark III for that.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III for Weddings,
« on: August 22, 2012, 11:22:46 PM »
For your uses, it doesn't really matter.  If you're a good photographer, the images will look identical.  Probably no need to pay for the extra AF features of the 1DX.  However, it also depends on how you shoot your weddings.  If you do it from a more photojournalistic style, I knew guys who did them with 1D Mark IV's with great success.  So in that case the 1DX would probably make it easier on you.

Either camera will do just fine though.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« on: August 22, 2012, 11:09:40 PM »
We have a 5D II and a 7D, and although the 7D doesn't have the resolution or low light capability of the 5D II, its in camera speed is unmatched.  The 5D II feels so sluggish after using the 7D.  I am excited about a 7D II that would have 24mp sensor and still great speed.  Even if it is far above the current 7D price point.  It would never replace the 5 series to us, but the pair make for fantastic shoots.  If the 7D II is for real, we will be looking to but both the new 7 and the 5D III this spring.

Realistically I'd think a 7D Mark II (not likely) or a 70D (more likely) would go behind the 5D Mark III, much like the 7D went behind the 5D Mark II in 2009, in level and price.  A higher MP camera will go between the 1DX and 5D Mark III.  I don't see APS-H on the horizon.

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If you can still buy them new now, and you really want one, now is the time to buy.  I wouldn't want to be buying used in 2 years.  Get one new now for a really low price.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D X [CR1]
« on: August 22, 2012, 10:53:34 PM »
I agree, the 5D Mark III could have had better DR.  That's the shortcoming I see and can understand.  Historically though, the 1Ds line has had that, and we sort of lost that with the 1DX and again I'll say, the 1DX doesn't replace the 1Ds3 at all.

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