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hmm so you're saying that the 5D3 AF system worth the extra cash, and focus is everything, where i agree on that.

I haven't been experienced with 1D series AF systems, and a when i played a bit with 5D3 it confused me a lot. I found it so complicated that i said "do i really need that" ???, where the simpler AF settings of the 6D with the -3ev sensitivity in the center point is tempting, making me ask myself and you of course.

However you're saying 5D3 AF system is more reliable and tested from the one of 6D.

another +1 about the 5D3 is the second slot card used as a backup for weddings something 6D lacks off :(
i don't know if the wireless function of the 6d permits backup

i'm making a beginning to the wedding industry on my own. I've been quite experienced with the 5D and 5D2 and a bunch of crop bodies.

The one i love in FF is the adorable DOF they create which is the best way to isolate your subject in front of the chaotic background.

I'll keep my crop camera (600D) for landscapes which is light, and has the less noisy sensor (according to dpreview) camera studio tool.

However, i'm about to buy a new FF camera exclusively for weddings and i wonder if the 6D is best value for money over the overpriced and noisy 5D3. (i mean that camera completely failed me when i compared it with 5D 2. They walk side by side until ISO 12.800 of course in RAW mode)

The 6D delivers better RAW quality either because its 2 megapixel less from 5D3 or canon designed a better sensor for it.

I don't know about the AF system, i've read the specs and know all about it, but how does it work in real life?

And the million dollar question is.. Should i prefer the 5D3 AF system over the 6D better better IQ (plus the +1000 euros extra cost which is a nice L glass instead), or should the 6D AF system is more than enough in ceremonies in which case 6D will satisfy me completely!

I know 5D3 is a great camera and many people will support that, however i'm not interested in video and a non-plastic body. All i care about is RAW IQ and a reliable focus system in a descend budget.

any comments from people who worked with them both would be really helpful and much appreciated :D

many thanks in advance!

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Coming in July? [CR2]
« on: May 21, 2013, 07:51:10 PM »
i really expect a camera that aims in image quality and not some gadget features such as touch screen and wifi but i don't see it coming.

I'm sure though that canon will ignore real photographer's needs completely once more, and won't improve dynamic range, low iso noise, and more megapixels with a brand new APS-C sensor.

So why bother with this 70D, just for creative filters and touch screen? and where does this road lead to? to a new future 80D and 90D with the same 550D 18mp sensor, a facelift and instagram filters under a new firmware that's done yesterday? duhhhh..

When canon decides to to improve their products on true IMAGE QUALITY, i'll start putting my money again on it.. until then no worries folks.

same sensor = same IQ or worse (check dxo or dpreview samples where 600D has better quality than 650D)
no reason to upgrade

EOS Bodies / Re: Digic 6
« on: March 21, 2013, 04:48:18 AM »
700D is out


can please somebody tell me whats the major difference from 650D ?

oh yes! creative filters on LIVE shooting.. WOW i'm blown away!!! i think i run into a toy company and not some serious one canon used to be.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D, DIGIC 6 & 18mp Sensors
« on: March 20, 2013, 07:30:02 PM »
A new sensor! Oh no. What will people whine about now?

No worry, for some folks nothing Canon will ever do will be enough.

well as you may noticed the 650D had a NEW sensor too.
now how well does that worked out?

worse DXO mark then the 550D sensor and the hybrid focus not worth much.

i will be excited when i see the results of this "new" sensor justify it.


EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D, DIGIC 6 & 18mp Sensors
« on: March 20, 2013, 07:28:49 PM »
A new sensor! Oh no. What will people whine about now?

No worry, for some folks nothing Canon will ever do will be enough.

550D 600D 7D 60D 650D share the same sensor, and if the rurmors are valid, 700D and 100D will have 18mp too
where is the evolution on that?

Seems to me that Canon sells the old technology as new, sucking our pockets dry.. so no, its not enough for me!

EOS Bodies / Re: Will the 70d have a new sensor?
« on: March 18, 2013, 08:01:46 AM »
rather old sensor or even new canon has one major issue..


also, there is no mood on developing new radical technologies and when they do, they keep it with minimal standards. compare 5D2 sensor with 5D3, small changes, some maybe in high isos.
Even the 6D has a better sensor than 5D3 but with fewer megapixel :(

And not to say that Nikon who used to have small megapixel sensors, now dominates the market more maturely in terms of resolution and noise and banding etc... etc..

My guess is that the new 70D or 7D mark2 or however they wanna call it (since they are completely screwing the names of each line production) will have a new sensor about 20-22 mp not more and of course with the same old and buggy problems such as noise in shadows and banding with an expensive price tag on.

Never understood why 60D is much more expensive than 600D
some more plastic and better ergonomics? so what? in terms of quality is ABSOLUTELY the same and costs almost the double!

you won't see much of a difference at f/9 on sharpness with any lens
the distortion of 24-105 at 24mm is a bit annoying but if you have 16-35 you don't care, the 35-105 range of 24-105L is perfect, plus its cheap and light as said.

I use mine on a crop body and i'm impressed with this lens sharpness from 24 to 105 at f/5.6 which looks the same as f/8 or 9
honestly? for landscape get the fantastic 16-35 L II if you don't have it already and 24-105L and you'll be fine..

i'd reject the 24-70 f/4, i think its the most stupid lens canon ever made.. not better than 24-105, not sharper, shorter 70 vs 105 and costs almost twice as the 24-105 bulk.

i don't know which one will buy this one over the 24-105.

Lenses / Re: Best lens for baby portraits?
« on: March 05, 2013, 06:13:36 PM »
+1 for the 85mm 1.8

the ef-s 60mm macro is a good choice for breathing distance

if the money is not an issue get the 50L or the 85L II (however those monsters are heavy in your crop body)

Lenses / Re: Canon 6D (Body Only) which lens to purchase?
« on: February 26, 2013, 10:33:04 AM »
+1 for the 24-105

the 35 1.4 and the 135 you mentioned sure offer a better bokeh and sharpness but consider the moments you'll loose on changing lens, plus! the 24-105 is much more usable in trips.

Lenses / Re: Would a 14-28mm f/1.8 be possible?
« on: February 15, 2013, 07:00:03 AM »
Canon has a serious gap in UWA lenses

why not a 16-35 f/3.5 4.5 like the EF-S 10-22 ?
why not a 14-24 2.8 or f/4 ?
why not even wider such as 12mm ? its a shame Sigma has one, and neither Canon and Nikon hasn't.

The ef-14mm 2.8 is really a bad lens, it needed more aperture blades and its way too expensive..
Thats why many canon users use nikon's 14-24 with an adapter for landscape photography. Cheaper, zoom, and same sharpness or even better i've heard, or a samyang 14mm which is a VERY cheap and VERY sharp and very usable. Best value for money no doubt!

Lenses / Re: Canon 14-24 2.8 - With our powers combined....
« on: January 30, 2013, 07:28:57 AM »
Haven't looked back since I started using this combo (Novoflex adapter... cheap Chinese adapters off eBay couldn't achieve infinity focus & rattled):

I got tired of trying to find a 16-35 or 17-40 that had good edge-to-edge performance even at f/11 or did not have decentering issues.

+1 too

Software & Accessories / Re: Any value in using DPP along side Lightroom?
« on: January 30, 2013, 06:36:50 AM »
DPP has better color profiles than LR
better contrast
no yellow casts

The yellow cast in ACR raw processing disappears if the "camera neutral" profile is applied, then the colors should look like dpp or in-camera...

thanks for the tip
i never liked the neutral profile, all the colors look poor and i never used it.

Personally i use 3 profiles

Faithful for portraits
Standard + Landscape for traveling (where i take the sky from landscape, and everything else from standard)

Canon General / Re: Why did you choose Canon?
« on: January 30, 2013, 06:30:01 AM »
Never liked that contrasted fake colour?
Never liked those warm-yellowish skintones?

well , then change to a similar profile in the Nikon  as in your Canon if you think the results are to yellow.
I have change my Canons profiles, I do not like a red/ magenta  cast in the  skin tones .

Why bother? Canon's faithful profile gives me the richest skintones i've worked with.

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