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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 redefining lens choices?
« on: July 02, 2012, 07:48:25 PM »
You can't just go by ISO settings in the camera.  The lens matters a whole lot when focusing in low light.  The 300mm f/2.8L lens will focus much faster on moving objects in low light than the 300 f/4L.  This has to do with which types of auto focus sensors the lens can access.  If I were shooting evening football for instance, I would not use my 300 f/4L because I'd probably miss badly.  The 300 f/2.8L never misses.  It's both camera and lens that matters.

nailed it

And I have a long, long list of file names of photos where I missed badly to prove it  8) ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 redefining lens choices?
« on: July 02, 2012, 07:34:07 PM »
You can't just go by ISO settings in the camera.  The lens matters a whole lot when focusing in low light.  The 300mm f/2.8L lens will focus much faster on moving objects in low light than the 300 f/4L.  This has to do with which types of auto focus sensors the lens can access.  If I were shooting evening football for instance, I would not use my 300 f/4L because I'd probably miss badly.  The 300 f/2.8L never misses.  It's both camera and lens that matters.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: FF advise (mainly stills)
« on: July 02, 2012, 03:23:36 PM »
This advise was for the OP who has all primes and would benefit greatly of using two primes on two bodies. If your needs are different, you could start a thread if you'd like.
If the OP shoots portraits using Live View, as I and others sometimes do, he may use Live View.  therefore my post has relevance to the OP's intended use of the camera.  The 5D does not offer this functionality.  If you want to be defensive, perhaps you can start a separate thread on that.

Or you could read his original post.  Streets, portraits, concerts, low-light.  How is a tilt-shift lens at max ap f/3.5 going to be better than a 24 f/1.4?  The 24 f/1.4L is cheaper and suits his needs more.  A TS lens is for landscape photography and architectural shots, a specialty lens.  For his wide variety of shots, the 24mm is hands down way better than the TS lens.  So, we ARE going off what the OP needs.

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Sorry, I was j/k in a time that jokes are probably not well tolerated.  In these situations I took my 85 f/1.2L II and a short zoom lens, at the time it was a 24-70L I lens.  I had everything covered there for most of the "pre-wedding."

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EOS Bodies / Re: Good price for a used Canon 1V-HS?
« on: July 02, 2012, 12:49:31 PM »
The AF on the spec sheets are slated to be faster on the 1V, that's the only difference.  IQ is the same.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1D X arriving in the US?
« on: July 02, 2012, 12:48:28 PM »
Probably grey market  ::)

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85 f/1.2L II baby.

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Figured it out, sorry  8)

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Lenses / Re: 400 mm f/2.8 L Mk I
« on: July 02, 2012, 12:37:23 AM »
Cool.  There were some problems with some lenses, hence the warning.  It doesn't mean it WON'T autofocus correctly, it says it MIGHT NOT autofocus correctly.  I'm glad that yours works b/c it's a heck of a lot cheaper using an extender than buying the new 600mm lens  :P

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Lenses / Re: 400 mm f/2.8 L Mk I
« on: July 02, 2012, 12:17:08 AM »
It's the Mark I, with IS.  The previous version prior to the Mark II.  5999 vs. 11,400 is a no brainer.  I shoot with a monopod, so I don't need to hand-hold it.  But thanks for your insight.  Always good to see another perspective.

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Lenses / Re: 400 mm f/2.8 L Mk I
« on: July 01, 2012, 11:45:02 PM »
One thing that you may want to check into is the compatibility of the 400 f2.8 MkI and the 2x MkIII converter. Unless I am reading the 2x MkIII manual (http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/8/0300004658/01/extender-ef-2x-iii-en.pdf) wrong, it says "Using an Extender with this lens may result in incorrect autofocus." The 2x MkII manual (http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/0/0300003490/01/extenderef2xii-en.pdf) contains no such warning.


eli72,

You are absolutely correct in the information you posted.  Thanks.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Why not?
« on: July 01, 2012, 11:36:59 PM »
Cool hypothetic situations, although I find few of them to be realistic :)

Anyways, this is consumer me, wanting the following regardless of what anyone else wants.  Instead of the 70D being theorized as FF (which it will never be), why can't we cross the 7D and 5D line into a 6D for instance?  I also am tired of waiting on a 2, 3, or 4 line.   8)

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Lighting / Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT - I'm impressed!
« on: July 01, 2012, 11:28:39 PM »
Well I figured it out.  For some reason the speelight thought I had a color filter on, and had automatic color filter detection set to AUTO, so with an unidentified color filter on, it won't let you flash.

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Lighting / Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT - I'm impressed!
« on: July 01, 2012, 09:22:32 PM »
I have two of them, but when I set Master on camera and Slave off camera, I cannot get the Master to also flash, only the Slave.  On a 5D Mark III.

I only have one 600rt with an optical remote 430ex2, but you can switch the master to fire or not fire by pressing a button (in menu2, on the left side next to ratio). Works for me...

Right.  It's not working for me, on either speedlite, when I press it :(  There is an exclamation point next to the icon in the LCD panel and I cannot track down exactly what it means.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: FF advise (mainly stills)
« on: July 01, 2012, 09:19:44 PM »
It has to be a good choice.  I remember in early 2005 that was retailing for $8000 some places!

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