Examples of why primes are awesome are 24L, 85L, 135L, 200L, 300 f/2.8L, 400 f/2.8L
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Wait, so someone who sent in a 5DII got a 1D mkIV back?
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.
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?
I got tired of waiting and bought a 400 f2.8 prime instead...
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.
- 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'.
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.
However this camera turns out, 5D3 owners will be burned.
Not if it has the same old DR (i.e. not close to low ISO Nikon or MF), much slower fps, no chance for magic lantern, costs a lot more. You'd get better reach and detail but give up a lot since Canon won't give it cropped modes with speed or stay at a more reasonable 36MP to keep some speed and doesn't seem to have the sensor tech to deliver top quality low ISO pixels. I'd rather keep the 5D3 and wait for a 5D4 or D900 myself.
Of course, who knows, maybe they finally spring their miracle new sensor with this or it does have fast crops modes or better fps (46MP dual digic should go 4.7fps not 3.7fps and it could hit 6fps if they cut MP down a little).
EDIT: OK i misread the rumor, it mentions industry leading LOW ISO so forget what I wrote above. If it has industry leading low ISO DR and 46MP it will be a landscape and studio beast!
Yes, 5D3 owners will be burned.