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I have a wedding coming up in 1 month and I have been going round and round in my head about 5d3 and 5d2. I dont have either camera yet but I sure want one of the two. I see a lot of you have been saying not to be fearless with ISO on 5d3 but what about 5d2? Is the 5d3 a ISO beast compared to 5d2? Basically can you be a bit fearless with 5d2 still?

« on: August 24, 2012, 02:38:04 PM »
I've used the following setup with truly outstanding results: 5D2 + TS-E 24/3.5L II + Manfrotto 410 Geared head + LEE Filters + Cable Release

The Geared Head was the big surprise for me. It's a phenomenal piece of equipment for fine-tuning the shifts when shooting architecture. Without a tripod collar for the TS-E, you're mounted to the tripod via the camera body. When shifting, it's really a delicate balance between the attitude of the camera sensor and the amount of shifting to maintain your horizon. Having the Geared Head with knobs for each of the 3 axes is critical.

(As luck would have it, this entire setup is listed for sale, as I'm switching focus. DM me if interested!)
Does the geared head help align panoramas?

Hey what's the green cube on the top of the camera? And what do you use for the what I assume is a neutral density filter, I've been dyin tryin to figure out the best approach for ND filters! Btw cool photo!

I'm still stuck with some EF-s lenses but I sure did like the 24-105, I've used the 24-70 but that thing is goofy when it extends to get wide! And I really like the 1 year warranty vs the 90 day, I've never bought a new DSLR before so I am kind of excited. The kit just seems like a really good deal even compared to used 5d2's that I've seen range from 1500-1900 locally. Hard to justify used or refurb when I could buy the kit and get new for basically the same price.

It appears that what my brain was thinking made sense to you guys too which is awesome feeling! And it would seem that the 5d2 kit is a good deal,  and very good point about the warranty of the kit vs refurb! I never thought about the warranty aspect. And as my own tests found the 24-105 on FF gave me more desirable results than the 17-55 2.8 on my crop camera. OOF elements and obviously the 5d2 smokes the 50d in low light situations without flash were way better on FF.

So as I have been reading on here Canon has the 5D2 refurb for 1700 or if you get the loyalty program I hear it's like 1500. So you can buy a new 5D2 kit with 24-105 for 2600 and you get a 1000 dollar lens meaning the camera is like 1600. So do you buy a kit or do you buy a refurb and a lens? But a new 5D2 is 2000 so if you get the kit you get a 1000 dollar lens for  600. Does anyone see these numbers the same as me? I'm very confused but I really want a full frame and I tried the 5d2 with 24-105 and it was better than my 50d with 17-55 2.8 IS!!! My 50d is so grainy at ISO 800.

You gave canon a broken powershot and they gave you almost 200 bucks off of a refurb? Wow that's awesome! Guess I need to do some research on the canon loyalty program!

What's the canon loyalty program? Is it something like you trade in old equipment? Is a refurb 5D2 worth 1500-1700? I don't know how to tell if that's actually a good deal.

Lenses / Re: Canon Celebrates the Production of 80 Million EF Lenses
« on: August 22, 2012, 09:10:26 AM »
80 million seems like a lot of lenses, where are all of them? Closets? Have you ever thrown a lens away? Is there a lens landfill.

I have this lens too and mine isnt nearly as loose as yours. I wonder how to fix it myself but im just living with it currently. Let me know if you find a good way to fix it and I will probably fix mine as well. Very good lens mine is 22 years old and I really love it!

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D in October? [CR1]
« on: August 10, 2012, 10:30:00 AM »
Why not copy the 5d2 but add better AF and if they make it photo camera and drop video then it better be sub 2k dollar camera.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D in October? [CR1]
« on: August 10, 2012, 09:41:19 AM »
I saw that 6d picture and I've seen a 9d picture so I'm thinking it's a fake. But I'm not gonna be surprised if a 6d came out, I just want it to outperform the 5d2 and be bundled with 24-105 that's all I want oh and before october  :P!

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D in October? [CR1]
« on: August 09, 2012, 04:41:56 PM »
I suppose theres lots of new 5d2's for sale in the world still, what will happen to them if canon introduces a sexier cousin for a similar price? Poor 5d2's. I wonder if they would kit a 6d with the 24-105L or not??

I have the cash, I want full frame very badly. I don't need that much camera as I'm not professional but 2900 for 7k shutter sounds like a good deal. There's a big camera sale coming this weekend locally I wonder if they might have 5d2s cheaper? Obviously the 5d3 is a heck of a lot more camera than 5d2(5d2 im sure would be amazing) and heck the rumored 6d might be more than 5d2(5d2 still prolly way awesome?). I just don't want to miss a potential good deal, unless you guys think prices on 5d3 an 5d2 may drop a bit after a potential 6d comes out? I have a 40d and 50d with a few efs lenses but I don't mind selling them, I would sell the 17-55 and 40d most likely. I can be very impulsive so I'm looking for grounded people to give me better advice. And if I go with 5d2 I want to buy the kit new. Thanks everyone I know I'm not the first one to make a thread like this!!

Portrait / Re: Heat Wave! 100 Liters of water + model + sunshine....
« on: July 31, 2012, 07:30:33 PM »
SandyP I love these photos! dont let people tell you otherwise! If the picture turned out the way you wanted it to then you did perfect! I think everyone has photos that friends and family love but the photographer doesnt enjoy and vice versa. To each their own right! So SandyP awesome photos well done and good show keep it up!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: My 7D vs 40D test
« on: July 30, 2012, 09:14:10 PM »
I know its been awhile but Im going to post both Large jpegs from the 7d and 40d both shot same settings with 17-55 2.8 IS and at 2.8 wide open in case you are wondering. I dont know what I am doing when testing but heres to crops of the label. In the 7d you can actually see definition from the printer where as the 40d is smooth and doesnt show it.

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