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Lenses / Re: 400 mm f/2.8 L Mk I
« on: July 03, 2012, 05:26:34 PM »
As a poster above said, what if the IS or AF motor does go out on the Mark I?  How much pain in the butt would it be to get it fixed by Canon?  Either the AF or IS?  I've never had that happen in a lens, so I was just curious.
Cant answer that question ... but want to say thats a good reason to buy the non-IS version if you can find one. Ideally, the newest version of the 400 f/2.8 is best, ... if you can afford it. But when buying only what one can afford and it being older, I think it's best to eliminate the 3-$4000 total loss of a failed IS motor.

After looking through 10-12 of these lenses now, hardly any difference in price between IS and non-IS.  It's frustrating to have to buy IS because at 400mm I don't need it since I'm on a tripod or monopod with that big tank  ::)

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Lenses / Re: Battle of the 50mm's - 1.8, 1.4 and 1.2L
« on: July 03, 2012, 05:21:05 PM »
Good god nobody said it WASN'T at 1.2.  The poster expressed concerns about thin DOF and so the easiest and most obvious answer is stop it down, if that is a problem in a particular shot.  For you to nail that shot that you did requires a great amount of skill.

By the way that is some great work on your website, I really like the HDR work.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1D Mark IV for Sale... How much?
« on: July 03, 2012, 02:30:51 PM »
As soon as I get my 1D X, hopefully this week,  I will sell my 2.5 year old 1D Mark IV.
ebay's commissions have gone to the roof... 9% off the total value plus 3% for PayPal... Crazy...

I will send it to Canon for a thorough cleaning and they can tell me how many actuations the camera has.
Truthfully, I think it might be close to 250,000 photos...
I think I can get close to $3500 for it... What do u think is fair if it doesn't have that many photos?

If you have the shutter assembly replaced, I'd buy it for $4k.

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Lenses / Re: 400 mm f/2.8 L Mk I
« on: July 03, 2012, 02:19:34 PM »
As a poster above said, what if the IS or AF motor does go out on the Mark I?  How much pain in the butt would it be to get it fixed by Canon?  Either the AF or IS?  I've never had that happen in a lens, so I was just curious.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How much does a dual-card slot matter?
« on: July 03, 2012, 02:14:21 PM »
You have to have dual card slots OR a backup photographer.  I have been out just shooting whatever when I was bored and my CF card failed for no reason.  However, I just switched the SDHC card in slot 2 and continued on.  At a wedding this would not be good at all, if it happened without a backup card slot or a 2nd shooter.  You could of course replace the card quickly, which I think if you had a 5D Mark II and were the only shooter, you'd have to be ready to do.  Put the extra cards in your pocket.

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Lenses / Re: Battle of the 50mm's - 1.8, 1.4 and 1.2L
« on: July 03, 2012, 01:41:34 PM »
@lex. Through the cracks is an awsome shot! I thought that was impossible without some serious time in photoshop. I have the Canon 1.4 myself, and I just got it back from the shop today, and I am posting a shot I took earlier today with it. I love it, but I would buy a 1.2 if I could afford. (shot with a 5D II, @ auto iso, and F2.0

Gerhard.

Very nice striking portrait.  Looks Hemingwayesque.

Thank you:)

how did you do the through the cracks shot? is it possible to get the sharp image in the water with the superthin dof of the 1.2????

Um yeah, don't set the aperture to 1.2.

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EOS Bodies / Re: How much will the 5d3 cost at the end of 2012?
« on: July 03, 2012, 01:00:48 PM »
Quote
If you are going to make up sh*t, at least make it believable.

You know what i believe, i believe if you walk into ANY camera shop in the US you will consistently find the d800 out of stock, and more often than not a 5d3 in stock....I'm not making up the fact that I can buy and have a 5d3 in my hands within one day if I want one, if I want a d800, then I better say a prayer....I believe that both companies have similar manufacturing capabilities so I'm guessing that the supply side is similar.....and as I said earlier, only nikon and canon know the supply side, but the demand side seems to favor Nikon.....so - $3000 by year end for my guess.

Your logic is overwhelming.  Did you consider the fact that there are more 5D Mark III's out there than D800's?  Additionally, do you know Canon and Nikon production volume capabilities?  You're making this conclusion because you see store shelves?  Wow.  Look at the overall market.  Canon dominates Nikon in overall market.  Maybe you are right, not in these particular two cameras, but your viewpoint is quite narrow and probably inaccurate.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon USA Refurbished 5D MKII Body....
« on: July 03, 2012, 12:32:02 PM »
REFURBISHED 5D MARK II BACK IN STOCK RIGHT NOW

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Lenses / Re: Battle of the 50mm's - 1.8, 1.4 and 1.2L
« on: July 03, 2012, 01:16:13 AM »
I get to try out the 50mm f/1.2 over the weekend to see how it does against the 16-35mm and 85mm f/1.8.  :)

I bet you anything it will outperform the other two lenses at 50mm  :P

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 redefining lens choices?
« on: July 03, 2012, 12:55:06 AM »
I'm giving somewhat serious consideration to a 5D3.  Because I shoot sports, my constant struggle is to get enough light to keep the shutter speeds as high as I need them.  So I've always looked for the fastest lenses I can get, with f/2.8 being the minimum.  Of course with a fast moving target, when the DOF gets too thin, even the slightest miss on the AF starts to show, so it's a bit of a two-edged sword.

So the question is, with the great ISO available on the 5D3, will I start to be better friends with my 24-105L and can I consider the 17-40L (both of which are f/4.0) or should I still stick with the faster lenses?

If you're going to shoot sports with the 5D Mark III, I'd consider a few things.  For basketball, I'm using a 135L and a 200L, with a backup 85 f/1.8 for sideline/under the basket shots.  All are f/2 or wider.  I don't shoot anywhere near f/2 though.  These lenses just happen to have the ability to focus quickly.  I stop them down quite a bit actually, set my shutter speed to 1/500, and ISO to about 3200 or 6400 on a 5D III I'd guess.  I try to shoot around f/4 to f/6.3 in indoor lighting, with sufficient ISO to maintain 1/500s shutter speed.  Preferably outdoor sports it's easy to shoot 1/800 or 1/1000, which is better.  Since you won't likely shoot wider than f/4, the actual aperture is not the issue, it's the focusing speed of the lens itself, as well as focusing accuracy.  This is where the 135L, 200L, 300L, 400L all accel.  Obviously you don't need the 300's and 400's for indoor sports, but for football you would, and also track and field. 

Given all of that, higher ISO settings on the 5D Mark III will actually outperform my 1D Mark IV in comparison tests in similar lighting.  For instance, my 5D III's outperform my 1D4 at ISO 6400 by quite a bit it's looking like, so your camera should be great.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 redefining lens choices?
« on: July 03, 2012, 12:35:01 AM »
Ok, can you find me a 300 mm f/1.4L IS lens for night football then?  :P

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Lenses / Re: 400 mm f/2.8 L Mk I
« on: July 03, 2012, 12:30:22 AM »
I too found a used 400mm f/2.8L IS I lens in pretty decent shape for 5999.  Looking forward to using it.  There wasn't much brassing if any at all on the mount.

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The thing I learned the hard way is that you really want to keep that ISO as low as possible.  If your ISO is too high, the lights will look blown out and even blurry.  100 or 200 is plenty, f/8-f/11, focus at infinity if your lens is 24mm or shorter (I've shot at 35mm before too, at infinity) because those focal lengths have a relatively short distance to infinity.  Play around with and have FUN with the exposure time!  This stuff is reallly fun!  My recommendation is to take any tips on here and go experiment for yourself. 

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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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