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Lenses / Re: Another help me pick a lens yay...35L or 24-105L
« on: August 04, 2012, 08:37:51 PM »
I think in your particular case the 24-105L is the clear winner.  If you follow the suggestions of the other zoom lenses, you're stuck with APS-C and can't go FF.
Except you can always sell the EF-S lens if you upgrade...and in the mean-time (which if he can't get another L lens for year, probably means at least a year if not longer), you've got a lens that is better suited for the body he has. 17-55 on APS-C covers landscape through the early end of portraits. The 15-85 would cover the full range he'd want, but, I'm not sure its worth the sacrifice of the extra stops of light.

Get a used 17-55, they go for $750-800 on the used market, and if you switch bodies, sell it for about the exact same price. Or, just as likely, find someone with the 24-105 and trade with them.

The difference between 17mm and 24mm is pretty significant, especially for landscape work. And the difference between f/2.8 and f/4 can be significant in indoor lighting. So why pay as much, or more, for something that would limit most of your photography?

Better suited for what?  Certainly not the question he asked. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX lock up?
« on: August 04, 2012, 07:51:51 PM »
Ran chkdsk /R /F from command prompt, and it found no errors. I also ran "error checking" (right click on drive, properties, tools, "error checking"). It, too, found no issues.

Hmm...

Shawn L.

Some guys on another forum had problems with a circuit board in a particular batch of 1DX's and actually had to send it back to Canon to have the board replaced.  This likely isn't it, but I'm just sharing this so that you are on the lookout in case it happens again, with other cards.  Don't be afraid to send it in.  Canon will not charge you.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Problem with 5D III?
« on: August 04, 2012, 06:05:41 PM »
It's probably the lens, unfortunately.  That particular sigma lens is making it do something it shouldn't.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Now a 5D3 owner after all !
« on: August 04, 2012, 06:02:27 PM »
Glad you like it.  I do like the 1Ds3, but I like the 5D Mark III better.  I think technology has advanced enough that the images overall actually render a tad better.  I did some side-by-side comparisons and overall the 5D3 is best.  But I do love the 1Ds3 from ISO 100-400.  However, I love the auto ISO in manual mode, the multi-exposure, HDR, and high ISO capabilities of the 5D3.  The colors are very, very nice too.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Sports and posters
« on: August 04, 2012, 05:51:32 PM »
Has anyone doing sports ever printed a poster size photo of a player in action, or just plain made a poster?  I need to make a few this fall of some players, and was wondering if the 1D Mark IV's 16mp (uncropped) will be enough or the 1D X's 18.  I was thinking maybe I should pre-plan the poster shots and shoot them with a 5D Mark III?  Has anyone done this?  Thanks.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Birds with attitude
« on: August 04, 2012, 05:18:19 PM »
Almost as angry as the Aflac duck.

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: August 04, 2012, 04:06:35 PM »
You can do this with 4 shots too:


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Animal Kingdom / Re: Birds with attitude
« on: August 04, 2012, 04:02:03 PM »
Didn't plan the shot, just looked up and saw it.  Clicked to spot metering very fast and auto ISO as quick as I could and got this shot.

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Lenses / Re: Long Range L Choices
« on: August 04, 2012, 02:55:49 PM »
You could always go big...  The Canon 1200mm comes to mind.  You might need the hulk to help you lug your gear.  (Just thought I would lighten it up for a sec.  Sorry it's not constructive to the thread.... )  ;D ;D ;D

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-1200mm-f-5.6-L-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

 ;D ;D ;D

Strap that to your back in the wilderness of Africa.  Wouldn't it be cool to do 400 yard macro work?

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Lenses / Re: Which Macro Lens Would You Recommend?
« on: August 04, 2012, 11:34:56 AM »
I personally went with the 180L lens.  I like to be farther away and then later crop, and I can do that with the 22mp 5D Mark III.  I'm sure the 100L is fantastic, it's just I don't do a whole lot of macro work, and I like the longer focal length.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1D MKIV VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« on: August 04, 2012, 11:31:40 AM »
It is said that 1D bodies have more accurate auto focus.  Do you still think this is true regarding the 5D Mark III and 1D Mark IV?  I've missed an awful lot of shots with the 1D4 whereas, I'm not kidding here, I haven't missed any with the 5D3.  That was one of the reasons I have a second one, because the AF in low light was so good, I would bring two with me with different lenses.  The 1D4 I missed an awful lot of track shots due to OOF.  Just a thought that maybe this was improved in the 5D3?

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Lenses / Re: Another help me pick a lens yay...35L or 24-105L
« on: August 04, 2012, 11:22:02 AM »
I think in your particular case the 24-105L is the clear winner.  If you follow the suggestions of the other zoom lenses, you're stuck with APS-C and can't go FF.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1D MKIV VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« on: August 04, 2012, 11:19:38 AM »
It does really depend on your use.  for wildlife where you are focal length limited, the 1D MK IV is the one to get.  For low light and general usage, the 5D MK III edges it out.
Its a hard choice, and comes down to how you use it.

Exactly.  It's hard to be a pro and stay specific to one area.  You'd never make enough money.  So I can see why a lot do studio work and photojournalism.  In that case, you almost have to have two cameras.  My first combo was 5D Mark III and 1D Mark IV.  I used the 5D3 for weddings and the 1D4 for track.  I just had to.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1D MKIV VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« on: August 04, 2012, 09:50:43 AM »
If only one, I'd go with the 5D3.  Higher mp's, better IQ, and AF system advanced enough that if you're using center point, it can track as fast as the 1D4 in outdoor daytime sports. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D battery overvoltage
« on: August 03, 2012, 08:12:19 PM »
Since the 1 series cameras have their battery voltage at 11.1 and the 5 series at 7.2, has anyone been crazy enough to say rewire a 5D grip to alter the batteries in series and overvolt the camera for faster framerates?

There are more consequences of adding voltage than faster frame rates.  So there's no way I'd even consider doing that.  $3500 is a lot of money.

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