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If there is a 70D, it WILL be APS-C

If there is a 7D2, it WILL be APS-C

If there is a T5i, it WILL be APS-C

If there is a 5D4, it WILL be FF


If there is a 70D, it WILL APS-C

If there is a 7D2, it WILL be the TOP of APS-C

If there is a cheap full frame, it WILL be a 6D

;)

+1.  There will be no 5D Mk IV announced for at least 3 years.  That doesn't make sense.  But the post I quoted, I can see that for sure.  Remember, 50D, then 7D, then 60D :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X - June 20, 2012 in Japan
« on: June 23, 2012, 01:34:35 PM »
Now go to OpticsPlanet and they don't have it.  This has been like this for weeks now.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon Rebel T4i w/18-135 IS STM Availability
« on: June 23, 2012, 11:10:32 AM »
Lately Norman Camera and B&H has had everything in stock FIRST.

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Most of the shadow "noise" I see people complaining about (including those in this thread) are a result of an improperly exposed shot - not a failing of the camera.

I do understand that many people today feel a modern camera should be able to take a great image (for them)... but that just isn't the case, and hopefully never will be. If you want a camera that takes average exposed images 98% of the time, zero depth of field, everything from foot to horizon in focus, etc, etc - get a p&s.
I've yet to see a P&S with zero depth of field, or even close.  P&S cameras have more depth of field, not less.  did you use this same expertise to judge others images and magically know that they were underexposed?
The two images i posted had zero adjustment to the exposure.  So much for the 98%.

+1 million.

P&S's have more DOF, for instance, 5D Mark III DOF at f/5.6 < P&S DOF at f/5.6

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EOS Bodies / Re: LightRoom...HELP!
« on: June 23, 2012, 11:00:59 AM »
Martin Evening is great, but a complete beginner should maybe start from Scott Kelby :)

True.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d Mark iii noise at 1600
« on: June 23, 2012, 10:59:11 AM »
I can't take this anymore.  You are underexposing badly.  In digital photography, if you underexpose, you can't really fix it without adding noise.  You can't just add light with LR retroactively; if you didn't collect it, it's not there.  Now let me help you out.  I'd like you to see some success.  You want to slightly overexpose in digital if you are going to be off in your metering.  +1/3 is best, but +2/3 and +1 are salvageable, as long as you don't have blown highlights.  For instance, in landscape photography I meter off the sky, set the shutter speed accordingly, then expose +2/3 typically.  If I overexpose slightly, that's not a problem in LR, underexposing is. 

Your porch photo is difficult because it's a high contrast situation, much like shooting in the woods on a hot sunny day.  In that case, meter off the brightest face, then exposure bracket, 5D Mark III will do a bunch of bracketing, I'd do -1/3, 0, +1/3, +2/3, +1.  Pick the best photo.  When you get better than shoot only on shot with no bracketing.

I would go even further will the porch picture - large amounts of flash would sort the whole thing out, putting light on the important things (the people) and reducing the ambient highlights

... and reduce the iso to 100/200

Yes.  Good point.

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Lenses / Re: What would youdo?
« on: June 23, 2012, 10:43:08 AM »
I would either put towards full frame (maybe 5dc)

 or invest in some wider/faster glass, have you considered the 28/1.8?

If you do weddings, I assume you can afford a 5D Mark II.  There is no reason to buy a 12mp camera from 2005 if you are a professional wedding photographer.  Get a new 5D Mark II if you want to spend about $2k for superb IQ.

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Lenses / Re: Faster cheapish prime for a wedding?
« on: June 23, 2012, 10:23:37 AM »
I am disappointed that you are not prepared to listen or learn from other peoples experience

I am well prepared to learn & listen, that's why I'm reading plenty of posts - see me asking about what 24-70 to get. It's just that your attitude and enthusiasm for all Canon no matter what wouldn't encourage me to take advice from *you*. But of course I am prepared to change my mind anytime if I see other evidence of professional-like unbiased advice. But time will tell, so no need to discuss this further from my side.

the 70-300L on crop imho just isn't a wedding lens - and as I wrote, I have it, too
I'll disagree, with the caveat being that the ceremony has to be outdoors.

Ok, I should have added that of course - I had your standard wedding in mind, civil reg office & church inside, then group shots & portraits outside and later on, and the sun's not always shining... I just wanted to make sure the op knows the limitations of shooting and esp. af'ing with f4-5.6(!) inside, if he didn't happen to have tried it himself. And if it's a friend who's getting the shots, they shouldn't be too concerned if they're not getting 85L-style bokeh in portraits.

The 70-300L is a fine and not too heavy lens that is sharp wide open - that's why I bought it after all. But for me, it's always most interesting to hear people point out shortcomings of equipment they actually own rather than globally recommend it.

Bryan Carnathan recommends this lens as a portrait lens.  Is that heavy enough?  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: LightRoom...HELP!
« on: June 22, 2012, 11:58:01 PM »
I have Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Classroom in a Book and The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book:  The Complete Guide for Photographers by Martin Evening.  Both are fantastic.

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When the 1D X does come out, you're right.  Although maybe not enough people will have it due to the price.  I highly doubt serious photographers who purchase this camera will start a childish thread?  Oh boy I hope not.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 with AF assist
« on: June 22, 2012, 10:04:13 PM »
If it's off, it doesn't get confused  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X - June 20, 2012 in Japan
« on: June 22, 2012, 09:33:06 PM »
June 28 from B&H?  Uh, no.

I really hope I'm wrong, but...

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Lenses / Re: Faster cheapish prime for a wedding?
« on: June 22, 2012, 09:32:29 PM »
I'd modify my setup:  5D Mark II and 60D backup, 24-70L II, 135L, 600EX-RT flash, tripod.  That would be my bare essentials if I had to start over with gear and go right into wedding photography.  This is for the criteria of two bodies, 2 lenses, a flash, and a tripod.  Kind of a scary thought, haha.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d Mark iii noise at 1600
« on: June 22, 2012, 09:28:05 PM »
I can't take this anymore.  You are underexposing badly.  In digital photography, if you underexpose, you can't really fix it without adding noise.  You can't just add light with LR retroactively; if you didn't collect it, it's not there.  Now let me help you out.  I'd like you to see some success.  You want to slightly overexpose in digital if you are going to be off in your metering.  +1/3 is best, but +2/3 and +1 are salvageable, as long as you don't have blown highlights.  For instance, in landscape photography I meter off the sky, set the shutter speed accordingly, then expose +2/3 typically.  If I overexpose slightly, that's not a problem in LR, underexposing is. 

Your porch photo is difficult because it's a high contrast situation, much like shooting in the woods on a hot sunny day.  In that case, meter off the brightest face, then exposure bracket, 5D Mark III will do a bunch of bracketing, I'd do -1/3, 0, +1/3, +2/3, +1.  Pick the best photo.  When you get better than shoot only on shot with no bracketing.

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Lenses / Re: Faster cheapish prime for a wedding?
« on: June 22, 2012, 05:15:18 PM »
to the OP: honestly you are are going to be fine with your current set up.  If anything do as others have suggested and buy/rent a FF body. 

Obviously if you are doing this for friends you want to make sure their day is special, but since you aren't being paid don't go over board with a bunch of stuff you have to cart around with you all day.  After all I assume you want to enjoy the day celebrating your friends as much as you want to also capture it.  Set expecations low, then they will be pleasantly surprised when you deliver the goods! 

If it was me, I'd bring the 7D, 24-70, a flash, and be done with it.

+1

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