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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Anyone buy a new 5D3 on eBay?
« on: September 06, 2012, 10:39:56 AM »
I was looking for 5D3's at google shopping and found
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=150890960084&index=1&nav=SEARCH&nid=44815022475
It states it's a kit that had the lens removed, so is this a good deal and will I still have a warranty? eBay always makes me somewhat nervous but 400 bucks less is a good deal. So please anyone who has bought a new camera from eBay and maybe even from this store tell me is it safe?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Announcements Before Photokina
« on: September 05, 2012, 12:03:07 PM »
We should be getting leaks in two or three days, as more and more people become aware of the details.  It is true that new lens announcements are kept quiter than announcements for bodies, just not as many leaks.

I want the leaks now! I'm so on the fence about a 5d3 or 5d2! Give me something new canon please!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Announcements Before Photokina
« on: September 05, 2012, 10:29:27 AM »
This quiet period is the sign of a lot of new lenses and bodies !

100-400 f/4-5.6 L IS II
200-400 f/4 L IS II
400 f/5.6 L IS II
...

7D mark II
3D

yes i'm an optimistic guy 8)

I'd be more than satisfied with that selection!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Announcements Before Photokina
« on: September 05, 2012, 10:13:10 AM »
I think one thing people are forgetting is that for a year after a body is released, its price is very high...like, 50% higher than they sell for right now. Do you really believe the new 7D is going to be worth $17-1800+ for the body when the current one can be had for $1100?

so you prefer not to have any new stuff... i see.   ;D

i have 2000 euro waiting for a new backup FF body.
no way i buy another 5D MK2 and the 5D MK3 is to expensiv for a backup body.

So you too wanted something better than the 5D2 but cheaper than a 5D3?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Announcements Before Photokina
« on: September 05, 2012, 09:46:11 AM »
If a new full frame isn't a very good possibility of being announced then I suppose a 5D2 is in my near future. I was kinda hoping a new EOS body would show and perhaps drop the prices a bit on 5d3 and 5d2.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Is digital still that new of a technology?
« on: August 29, 2012, 11:28:54 AM »
So it sounds like its a bit of marketing, price and technology. I will sit and wait another 12 years and see what cameras become and how outdated even a 5D3 would be considered. Was the EOS 1V rather expensive for its day? 12 years ago I was young and had a 2 megapixel Olympus that I thought was the best camera ever, I didn't know anything about film.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Is digital still that new of a technology?
« on: August 29, 2012, 12:14:52 AM »
Ok Im quite confused, I know digital is the new thing and film is kind of almost vintage, but seriously why couldnt they just turn this camera digital?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/194453-USA/Canon_2043A005_EOS_1V_Camera_Body.html
I get the convenience of digital but this 1V film camera sure seems like one hell of a camera! Maybe I am too young and naive about film vs digital or however you want to call it. So is it really just a convenience factor that determines the price and features of the current SLRs because 1V has 45 point AF and can do 10FPS what the hell mr 5D2 or even 5D3 for that matter! I would trade the 5D3's 61 point AF and 6fps for the 1V's 45 point and 10fps, how cool would that be? Or is it more like how long did it take to get where the 1V is vs how long will it take for digital to catch up? I guess its only been 7 years since the 5Dc was announced I suppose its time to look up how long canon had been making auto-focus film cameras!

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Anyone shooting a wedding for the first time should really have some experience behind them first, owning some gear doesn't really qualify you to do a good service to a couple. Most of the advise here is not going to help. Go out there and shoot some events. Learn what works. Even better, shoot with a professional and learn firsthand how to approach things. It's funny how many posts like this end up on various forum sites. What you need to shoot a wedding isn't gear, it's skill and knowing how your gear works in various situations, and even more - what are you capturing - what many call the best day of their life. If you don't know how to do it, should you?

I shot my first wedding with my wife for free, because the couple didn't have a budget for photography. We did a good job considering we were new to weddings, but we were also far out of our depth. You really need to be a second shooter to get some experience.

What better experience than actually shooting a wedding. Sure anyone can grab a camera and take a picture but good photos come from someone thats creative with a camera. My first wedding I shot was for my girlfriends best friend, I really had no clue what to expect the day of the wedding and every single wedding is different. So I took my camera and the lenses I had and gave it my best! Everyone loved the photos that I got and sure it was a small wedding and I felt very under geared but I did it and the photos turned out great in everyones eyes. Thats all that counts as far as I am concerned. Also the bride was almost considering not having a photographer because of money so I offered because who wouldnt want pictures of that day! I would love to tag along with a wedding photographer I think that would be one heck of a trip! Make sure batteries are charged and memory cards arent full!

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Lenses / Re: Considering the 70-200 f4 is for my next lens
« on: August 28, 2012, 11:20:19 PM »
You could always buy it, use it for a while and sell it if you no longer like it or if it doesnt fit your needs. I buy and sell lenses a lot.

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Lenses / Re: Considering the 70-200 f4 is for my next lens
« on: August 28, 2012, 10:16:37 PM »
I would say get the 70-200 F4 for sure! I had the non IS version and I really liked it. I would imagine the IS version is even better. If you rented it and liked it then you cant really go wrong.

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From what I've seen in the past, prices of a existing model drop severely before a new model is announced, and then rebound afterwards.
However, the 5D MK II has held its value very well over the years and may very well go down a few more dollars if a new $2,000 model comes out.  However, Canon has not been shy about pricing of new models, so I'd expect more like $2700.

Now this seems a tad more realistic for me. I seriously would be blown away if canon put out a new entry level FF for 2k$ it seems far to inexpensive to me. I couldnt imagine the entry level FF would be on par or have less features than the 5D2 it would have to be an upgrade from that. I think you're right 2700$ seems correct unless the 5d3 is going to be 3000$ then who knows!

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Hell the 5DIII is being sold for less than $3k all over the web, I'm surprised the Mark II price hasn't tanked more.  But I've been seeing more and more being sold in the $1400-$1500 range used.  Wondering if I should go ahead and get rid of mine or not...

Really 5D3 less than 3k$? I havent seen that yet, maybe I dont look hard enough! I honestly can say I dont see a entry level full frame camera coming out. It would have to be just barely better than the 5D2 because I dont see the 5D3 as that much different than the 5D2. I know the ISO is better and its got a nicer screen with better ergonomics, faster FPS, better processor. I would put my money on something better than the 5D3 coming out, something with more megapixels and a considerable amount more. Thus like others have said here moving the 5D3 down a notch and 5D2 going away after some time. I just think that the 5D2 and 5D3 arent separated by a large enough gap to have another camera slammed in the middle of the two.

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EOS Bodies / Re: AF Focus Point on 5D Mark II...
« on: August 28, 2012, 08:38:54 PM »
Almost anyone coming from a APS-C sensor camera will notice the reduced DOF on a FF body

So true!! I sure noticed it!

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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?

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS BODY FOR ARCHITECTURE
« 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!

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