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EOS Bodies / Re: What is the Basis of your opinion of APS-H?
« on: June 29, 2012, 10:17:14 PM »
I'm with Paul on this one.  If there even is a 7D Mark II or 70D, it will most certainly be an APS-C sensor.  If it is truly the successor to the 7D, then it will most certainly have the same sensor.  I don't know how you could arrive at any other conclusion to this.  Since the 1D X supposedly merges the 1D and 1Ds lines, it is likely that APS-H is gone.  Yes I love my 1D Mark IV, but not because of the sensor.  It could be FF or APS-C, I'd still love it.

Lenses / Re: Need sharp wide-open
« on: June 29, 2012, 12:00:01 AM »
The 24L is the clear winner here, if you want to pay for it.  A tilt-shift lens for indoor family stills and video?  Why?
Yes!  I agree about the 24/1.4L version II ... a super outstanding lens even wide open, and more practical than the 24 tilt-shift.  It is a bit sharper than the 35/1.4L.  Of course it will be even sharper stopped down a bit.  It works very well on the 60D and 7D; I have used it on both.

I love it on my FF's and 1D4.  That little sucker is sharp!  My gosh, I did a landscape shot the other day and cropped in really far, on a distant farm house, and the house was still tack sharp!  Now that's impressive.

Support of "discontinued" models usually last around 7 years.

I believe it may have to under EU law

With the 1DX's rolling in, that'll mean more 1D4's for Brian and me  ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Successors [CR1]
« on: June 28, 2012, 11:41:29 PM »
I'd say if you do like it, get a used 1D Mark IV, either on amazon or ebay, because I'm thinking a lot of people will sell when their 1D X's arrive.

Lenses / Re: Need sharp wide-open
« on: June 28, 2012, 11:15:12 PM »
The 24L is the clear winner here, if you want to pay for it.  A tilt-shift lens for indoor family stills and video?  Why?

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS [CR2]
« on: June 28, 2012, 06:02:42 PM »
I actually don't mind it.  I love the 100-400L zoom lens.  I can keep my hand and arm in the same orientation and zoom in and out, vs. rotation of my hand and arm orientation while turning to zoom.  This way I can keep a close eye on my object out at 300-400mm when I'm fine adjusting.  So yeah, if you haven't used it, what's the problem?

Lenses / Re: Unboxing of the the Canon EF 24mm f2.8 IS USM
« on: June 28, 2012, 12:34:26 AM »
I don't think there is as much of the L vs. non-L quality anymore.  If you've ever shot with the 50 f/1.4 or the 85 f/1.8 or even the 100 f/2, you know what I mean.

EOS Bodies / Re: Good price for a used Canon 1V-HS?
« on: June 28, 2012, 12:29:28 AM »
Ya know... Since the beginning of this post, every 1V-HS I had on watch on eBay & Adorama sold.... 

Did you guys buy the freaking cameras I wanted!?

With that being said, does anyone here have a EOS-1V(HS) for sale?


I've always thought about getting one.  My dream 1V would be an ebay purchase for around $400.  Not that that can happen, but I'd pay $600 for a 1V and definitely as Paul said, an EOS-3 is a good deal anyday.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX new all-time low-light king?
« on: June 27, 2012, 06:56:45 PM »
Only time I'll need the high ISO performance is in indoor basketball and track, which I will be shooting this winter upwards of 2-3 nights per week (track once/weekly).  But really, have I gone above ISO 3200 on the 1D Mark IV?  No because I've never tried it.  I have not shot indoor sports before officially.  I really need to see a comparison in photos of 1D4 vs. 1DX.  I'll still get the 1DX sure, but if 1D4 still performs well enough in low light then I'll bring both cameras to the events and shoot with both.  Guess then I'll do my own comparison but it's just kind of cool to see it beforehand.  8)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Track Meet Photo Review with 1D Mark IV
« on: June 27, 2012, 06:40:11 PM »
In better light, this was the Division II 3200 meter run. 

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Track Meet Photo Review with 1D Mark IV
« on: June 27, 2012, 06:36:55 PM »
So I was at a track meet and was positioned quite a ways from the track area.  I had a 300mm f/4L lens and a 1D Mark IV.  This event was nearing full dusk, so the ISO was at 1600 I believe in both cases and aperture was turned up to f/5.6.  Normally for these shots I like f/11 because I like more of the background in focus than what I got, but I already had the shutter speed down to 1/400s.  I did very little in processing, but I did a fairly large crop.  I wanted to point this out because the resolution is awesome despite such a large crop.  At the time I wasn't convinced I should really go higher ISO with the 1D4, but I guess looking at the photos now, should I have gone 1/500, higher ISO, and narrower aperture?  The shot from way across the track was fairly difficult from where I was but upon cropping, looked okay, minus the fans in the background, which I didn't really like how it turned out.  Thanks.  P.S.  If you open the photos themselves you get a full view.  Thanks.  Edit:  I'd like some help here from you guys.  You know I'd help you if I could :)

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II
« on: June 27, 2012, 12:31:44 PM »
On message boards it is so easy to do this Brian.  They cannot "see" you therefore they retort whatever insults they care to because there is no personal connection or consequence.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: upgrade to a 7D?
« on: June 27, 2012, 12:27:35 PM »
For sports, the 7D is the way to go...

Agree with this, especially if you're after FPS.

However, for better low light (high ISO) performance a 5D2 would be better, but you don't get the FPS.  Depends on your priorities.  Decisions, decisions!  ;)

with 5D III you can do both sports(6fps) + night photography. Yes - little pricy ;D

True.  I guess the reason I miss the 7D is for the 1.6x crop factor.  Imagine being at a track meet with poor seating and no press pass with a 300mm f/4L lens on a 1D4.  Pretty good, yes.  But 480mm vs. 390mm does give that extra reach, in those cases. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1dx Got it! Got it! Got it!
« on: June 27, 2012, 09:04:40 AM »
Haha!!  Sorry guys, I promise I'll never do it again  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1dx Got it! Got it! Got it!
« on: June 27, 2012, 12:34:36 AM »
Also, I quickly snapped the shot after I put my flash on, with a 35mm at f/1.4 because I didn't care.  It's a joke.  Does that clear things up for you?  I'm sorry you're having a bad day.
I don't want to ruin your day, but you might also check your flash, it seems a little dark.

That's because it's not on.  Can't get anything by you!

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