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Reviews / Re: I'm amazed by my 5D Mark iii
« on: January 10, 2013, 11:02:47 PM »
Congrats and I am with you as well.  I also have sold my 7D because I simply did not use it anymore.

Lenses / Re: How many times did you return (L) lenses to get a good copy?
« on: January 10, 2013, 09:59:25 PM »
I have had eight and returned none of them.  Maybe I should look at them again with some test screens, but I've never seen anything that stood out in my photos.

Ramon, thanks for the reminder about your site.  I have read those reviews a while back but I am glad I found them again.

Thanks and the idea mentioned is great, I;m going to do the TS-E for now and if I want to I can get the 85 f/1.8, from what I hear it is so fast on focus and a really nice lens on its own.

I know  :'(
This is a tough one for me, I know I will love them both but which one first is my dilemma.

At the beginning, if I had not gotten the 50mm f/1.2 first I would probably just have gotten the 35 and 85 but now that I have it I really don't want to part with it either.

It is a bit weird but the 50 and the 24-105 are my least used lenses.

I find it hard to get rid of them because when I do use them I really like them.

Really two topics.
I don't have to sell the zoom to get the other lenses I just don't think I use it a lot.

I have the 16-35mm f/2.8L II and 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS and that make three zooms that cover a huge range and are weather sealed.
I am a bit afraid if I sell it I will want it again someday even though right now it is little used.

I do have two nice primes, 50mm f/1.2L and 35mm f/1.4L and ready to buy either the 85mm f/1.2L II or the TS-E f/3.5L II.
I have a realy nice RRS TVC-34L Tripod + BH-55 Pro Ballhead with bottom plate and L bracket for the 5D Mk III, so with or without grip I am covered with the tripod for TS use.

I've always wanted a TS or PC or whatever the manufacturer of the time my gear was calling them, and I know lot's of you have and like them.  Also I will eventually get the other one that I do not have after the upcoming purchase.

I am leaning towards the TS-E right now but when I look at the images online from the 85, I really like that bokeh too.

I like the Powershot G15 :)

I call the 6D the "warmed up 5D2". Slightly microwaved in a BPA-free container ;) Its not a knock on the Camera, when they sell it for $1299 in a year during Christmas, I promise to pick one up :P

I'd probably have a take a good look at that deal too if it happens!

Regarding the 5D Mark II, with it being EOL, how does that affect peoples decision VS the 6D?

Lenses / Re: 2x EF Extender III or ???
« on: December 11, 2012, 08:33:53 PM »
I just went through this myself and purchased the 2x EF Extender III.
I was considering the EF 400 f/5.6 not the 100-400 but same issues basically and am glad that I got the converter.

It is a lot heavier combo than I thought but for occasional use it is a great option and I'll probably get the 1.4x before I get another longer lens.

You could always see if you can borrow one or go to a nice local shop and try it out, maybe rent with rental amount to purchase if you decide to do that but from all the advice of others a lot more experienced with these I went with the converter first.

I know, that is why I said pixel peeping, which was not possible back in the day when everything was printed, usually no larger than 11x14 and most of the time way smaller.
With a computer it is so easy to look at images very large and think, it is very noisy, but they print fine.
I see many shots on the web or even in print from the 7D that I think are great.
Still, I like the images with the full frame better so OP will too.

Maybe it is pixel peeping, I don't know but I know with the full frame sensor I am much more satisfied in the pictures I get.  I feel they are more, film quality.
Film quality?  35mm film was never that good.  :)

I was never happy with the noise from my 7D and when the 5D Mark III was announced I ordered one and love its results.
I did not know the 6D was coming out but am glad I went to the full frame model.  As Neuro's shots show, there is a huge difference.
Maybe it is pixel peeping, I don't know but I know with the full frame sensor I am much more satisfied in the pictures I get.  I feel they are more, film quality.
I am also coming from being out of photography through the initial digital years and last used a Minolta Maxim 7xi about ten years before I got the 7D.

Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway!
« on: December 07, 2012, 08:24:59 AM »

Thanks CR Guy.

Lenses / Re: 16-35 ii on crop
« on: November 21, 2012, 01:26:43 PM »
Maybe a bit off topic but since I do have this lens and a 7D, and recently bought a 5D MkIII, all I can say is, I don't use the 7D much any more.
My ideas of 'moving up' to full frame pretty much went away when I like the shots from the 5D MkIII so much better than pretty much anything I get from the 7D.

I have seen great 7D shots but to me the noise is a lot higher than the 5D MkIII, otherwise I did like the lens on both but I also like the 24-105 better even though it is 'only' f/4.

In other words, get a larger sensor, you will really like it if you can get one.

Lenses / Re: Should I sell my 70-200L vii for the 85mm 1.2?
« on: October 20, 2012, 06:26:00 PM »
Since you have decided what to do, just don;t sell it for the first low ball offer, take your time with it and get what you want determine is a good fair price.

It does sound like you prefer the primes so I am sure you be be delighted when you get them.

Canon 7D - Hardcore Durability Test

7D durability, survived major abuse and kept working.  This link has been posted in the past here.

As for drying, if the sun is out a car is a good place, not in direct sunlight of course, and even in the house the longer you can wait the better.  Air drying evaporation is best.

I hope not much gets messed up for you.

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