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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Your opinion on backup camera
« on: September 03, 2013, 07:27:12 AM »
I assumed the prices on 7d's would go up after the 7d II was released just like the prices on 24-70 2.8 went up. I used to be able to find 24-70s on CL for 8-900$ before the II came out, now they're 12-1500$. Id like to have a second camera suited for faster moving things, birds, cars, kids, pets. The 5d2 is better for posed stuff. I love my 1D classic but 4 megapixels is kinda silly these days it honestly works great at car shows and truthfully focuses better than my 5d2 in lowlight. I love a 1d sizes and feel. The weight of a 1d doesn't bother me. I suppose I could keep waiting for a 7d2 to see if its anything since I'm not in need of a camera right now and the latest and greatest isnt my thing mainly because I can't afford it.  ;D

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Your opinion on backup camera
« on: September 03, 2013, 12:27:46 AM »
Hello all, I've been thinking about getting a second camera, I'm wondering what to get. So far I've been thinking about a 7D or a 1D3. I've used the 7d and liked it but full frame is just so nice and crop feels funny but sharing batteries with the 5d2 would be nice. I have a 13 year old canon 1d with the 1.3 sensor and it feels pretty good. I choose these cameras based on their used price of around 1000$ or would it be better to wait and get something newer?

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Magic Lantern insecurities...
« on: August 31, 2013, 02:19:55 PM »
Magic lantern drains my batteries when the camera is off, that's kind of annoying to pick up my camera the next morning and having a dead battery.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is it possible?
« on: August 28, 2013, 04:34:55 PM »
Buy a broken full frame camera, or put it in a old film camera!

EOS-M / Re: Some EOS M Information [CR1]
« on: August 20, 2013, 08:01:40 PM »
I think if Canon put the 70D sensor into the next EOS M camera (a quite obvious move, wouldn't it?) that could quickly turn the M system from the being the EVIL system with the worst AF speed (although the recent firmware upgrade seems to have mitigated that issue at least to some degree...) to becoming market leader - in particular for tracking moving objects, where a purely contrast-detection based AF system has a serious conceptual disadvantage.
If they get this to market, I might seriously consider adding an EOS M2 (or whatever the call it) as a backup body to my 7D.

Yea the EOS-M is a terrible camera especially at autofocus, its a wonder they even added that option!  ::) For 300$ its great! It keeps up with my kitten or maybe I'm talented! Sure it's not 1D fast but um it's so much smaller lighter and way cheaper! Way better than point and shoots I've used and still better than my iPhone. I know everyone wants a 1Dx that costs less than a grand that's the size of the M but wow get real! Sure there's lots of mirror less cameras out there but EOS-M sure ain't that bad.

Lenses / Re: Lens Rental Recommendation
« on: August 19, 2013, 11:47:59 PM »
Rent the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8.  Try pics with and without the flash (with is ok if there are relatively low white ceilings for bouncing).

Agreed +1

Lenses / Re: Canon 135mm F/2
« on: August 19, 2013, 02:41:16 PM »
I just got a 135mm f2 on Sunday(yesterday) and my use with it has been limited but the shots I took at f2 were awesome! It's really a great lens!

Lenses / Re: Conversation with pro re: 50L vs. 50 f/1.4
« on: August 18, 2013, 05:18:12 PM »
You have the 50 1.4 so why buy a 1.2? Spend the money that youd spend on the 1.2 on something different. I have the 1.2 and I life mine! I had an old metal mount 1.8 and while I liked that lens I dreaded the pentagon bokeh that would occasionally show up. Now I have the 1.2 and no more ugly bokeh.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Super fast exposure time - BBC News
« on: August 02, 2013, 02:56:30 PM »
Cool technology, but to light the scene, you'd need a constant light that would blind the eyes.

Pretty sure you can use any light, since its quite literally capturing a photo of light. You just adjust the exposure to compensate for the amount of light like we already do.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Super fast exposure time - BBC News
« on: August 02, 2013, 09:22:54 AM »
That's pretty damn cool! Especially the part about the taking a photo of something that's not in your line of sight! Crazy stuff.

Lenses / Re: Canon primes
« on: July 31, 2013, 09:49:38 PM »
The "Buy cheap, buy twice" idiom isn't only for crap that will break.

if you are sure that you'll like the results (focal lenght, thin dof) why buying the intermediate version? You'll still have that itch. It'll be even worse if you really enjoy the 1.8 as you'll have first hand experience on the limitations. Even if those glass hold their value well, you'll still make a loss.

At least that's the way I thought for my glass. Didn't do that for bodies and now the 60d collects dust while 5d3 runs wild.

As for the rant part of the post, it is a sad ttruth that the last percentile improvements cost more than the first. Sad truth of engineering, in every domain. If only lenses prices were linear....

Thank you I so agree! I've been victim to buy cheap buy twice or more lol. You can always make more money if you want to!

Lenses / Re: Help me price used equipment please!
« on: July 31, 2013, 09:24:29 PM »
For used prices, check keh.com - you should pay less on CL.  You can also check here.

Wow that spreadsheet is pretty cool! And I always watch keh.com

Lenses / Re: Help me price used equipment please!
« on: July 31, 2013, 08:53:43 PM »
I'd pass on the 500/4.5L, personally. It's an electronic manual focus lens (like the current 85L).  Canon no longer services the lens, nor makes parts for it, which limits 3rd party options.  If the AF motor goes (prone to happen on these old lenses), you don't have a manual focus lens, you have an expensive doorstop/paperweight/club.

Thanks neuro, I didn't know that about certain lenses. That really sucks that you can't manual focus if it breaks.

Lenses / Help me price used equipment please!
« on: July 31, 2013, 07:37:11 PM »
Hey guys there's a few lenses I'm interested in that are for sale on Craigslist first is a canon 500mm 4.5L next is a canon 300mm f4L non is and last a new 16-35 2.8 version I. I'm most interested in the 500 but they all interest me for the right price. What's the value on these lenses? And I'm aware about them being older, but I am currently using a 20 year old 20-35 2.8 (which I love) and a 20+ year old 80-200 2.8(also love) thanks guys

Canon General / Re: Just For Fun!
« on: July 23, 2013, 12:00:16 AM »
67. An epic thread has started and should be stickyied.

Seriously this is awesome keep it up!!

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