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Lenses / Re: Which to get next: 35 f/1.4L or 16-35 f/2.8L...?
« on: September 24, 2012, 11:06:43 AM »
I prefer my 35mmL over my 16-35mm L, but I have not yet used the 16-35 a lot.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Blown-out Highligts in Stage Lighting
« on: September 24, 2012, 11:04:22 AM »
By now, You know its a common problem.  As you boost ISO's, DR falls.  I've never knowingly shot where led lighting was used. but I still find it near impossible to get everyone properly exposed.  This is where the D800 with its additional DR can make a difference, as long as the ISO stays low.  Its about the only practical advantage to the D800 over my 5D Mark II.  At high ISO's, the 5D Mark III has more DR than the D800.

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I thought this lens finally doesn't require correction anymore.

/joke :)
I think its me with my crooked vision.

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Lenses / Re: Photozone's review of the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is up
« on: September 23, 2012, 10:26:16 PM »
My point, I suppose, is that if there is so much sample variation between lenses, it kind of makes lens reviews completely pointless.  They are reviewing that particular copy ( or batch ) or a lens, rather than the product as a whole.  Maybe, we expect everything we buy to be perfect, or maybe those of us who prowl these forums are just perfectionists ( count me in  :) )

I struggle to believe there is that much sample variation.  My hunch tells me that maybe one of the reviewers may be off the mark with their testing.   I think I will reserve judgement until the next set of reviews come through.

And not only that, they mount it to a camera, so you are seeing a combination of camera and lens.  If the camera mount tolerance and the lens mount tolerance are additive, the result will be visible.
A lens testers life is tough, but Klauss is one of the best, so I'm confident that the results are good for the lens he tested.  Some of Roger's tests on his Lens rentals site clearly show the large amount of sample variation that he often finds.
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2011/10/notes-on-lens-and-camera-variation
As you can see, even Zeiss has huge variations.  Some lens models tend to have more than others.  I'd expect IS lenses to fall into that category.
Also note that Cameras do show a variation, so the same lenses on different bodies give different results, eving using live view focus. 
There are tolerance buildups everywhere. 

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Software & Accessories / Re: Does LR4 do away with HDR for you?
« on: September 23, 2012, 09:40:47 PM »
LR4 doesn't really overcome all my lighting issues.  After trying out a D800, I see what low ISO DR can do.  Unfortunately, I shoot at high ISO's and the D800 is not so good at High ISO's.  The 5D Mark III has more DR at high ISO's.  Its in the DXO data, they just forgot to mention it or factor it into their high ISO rating.

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It does not happen quickly.  However, its listed in the lens correction lest of DPP. 
I'd expect Adobe to update in 2-4 months.  They usually roll it in with other updates.  Beta versions are usually available a few weeks earlier.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Who upgraded from 5d mk2 to mk3 ?
« on: September 23, 2012, 08:40:50 PM »
I did, sent back the MK III and bought another MK II.  Then, I happened to snag a MK III for 2750 last week, so I'll keep that one.  $3500 was too much for the improvements to my type of shooting.  $2750 seems right to me.
I just sold my 2nd copy of the MK II for a $200 profit, so I'm waiting for the MK III to arrive tomorrow.  Having already had one, I know it well already, I took 1100 images before returning the first one.  The thing that annoyed me most was the small difficult to see AF points in low light.  There are workarounds, but they are klutzy.  Other than that, everything is a big plus.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 450D to 6D
« on: September 23, 2012, 07:35:40 PM »
Why downgrade?

Now, how this is a downgrade? explain!!

Tongue was in cheek, but how about flash sync speed for one.
Hardly a issue for a Rebel User who does not even own a flash.

In that case, I would suggest getting a flash, before upgrading the camera.
Several have suggested that, but the flash sync is still a issue for a very few people.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 450D to 6D
« on: September 23, 2012, 07:16:43 PM »
Why downgrade?

Now, how this is a downgrade? explain!!

Tongue was in cheek, but how about flash sync speed for one.
Hardly a issue for a Rebel User who does not even own a flash.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Best FF option
« on: September 23, 2012, 04:52:54 PM »
For MLB games, another option is a used 1D Mark IV.  Supurb camera with a 1.3 crop factor.  It will blow away your 7D, and can be found in the $3200-$3600 range.
You mentioned FF, but a APS-H is a larger sensor and will go well with your lenses.
Otherwise, just watch for a deal on the 5D Mark III.  It will happen within 3 or less weeks.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Best FF option
« on: September 23, 2012, 04:50:52 PM »
For MLB games, another option is a used 1D Mark IV.  Supurb camera with a 1.3 crop factor.  It will blow away your 7D, and can be found in the $3200-$3600 range.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 450D to 6D
« on: September 23, 2012, 04:48:08 PM »
The 6D is directly targeted at photographers like you.  Its a huge upgrade, so ignore the trolling posts. 
As noted, get a external flash.  Grab one of the refurb 430 EX II's now available for under $200 at Canon direct.
http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10051_10051_204273_-1
As for lenses, the 24-105 will replace some of your lenses nicely, but you may want a low light lens like a 50mm 1.8.  You can grab one of those for $80 at the refurb sale as well.
http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10051_10051_269494_-1
To complete your range, the 70-300mmL is on reduced price at the refurb store for $1023.  That might be more than you want to spend.

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Technical Support / Re: 1Dx froze with black screen.
« on: September 23, 2012, 04:06:58 PM »
There are several posts about happenings like this, and the workarounds.  Do a search on 1DX from the forum top page.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« on: September 23, 2012, 04:05:36 PM »
Mine will arrive Monday.  I'm about as far away as you can get, excepting Alaska Hawaii, and US Territories.
Its on a Truck that left Hodgkins IL on 9/20.

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Lenses / Re: Update for the EF 24-105 f/4 L ?
« on: September 23, 2012, 02:19:46 PM »
Though I don't see this ever happening, a 24-105 f/2.8 would be my perfect lens.
Building a 4-1 zoom with a wide aperture is very difficult, and compromises will need to be made.  We's want one that was excellent, but its doubtful that it would be the equal of the 3-1 zooms. (except for price - $3500)

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