PR it is, but there are a few things to learn as well. Canon had a more in depth view of lens production in a video a few years ago.
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Tough call. I really like the 135L on FF for portraits (I, too, started with an 85/1.8 on APS-C, then the 85L II, then when I got a 5DII, the 135L as well).
The 70-200/2.8 IS II is a great lens, does wonderfully for portraits, and 135mm f/2.8 on FF will give you the same framing and DoF as 85mm f/1.8 on APS-C. However, it's big and heavy so that may be a factor for routine use (that said, it doesn't bother me to carry it all day on a Blackrapid strap). But likewise, the 70-200/4 on FF will give you the DoF of f/2.8 on APS-C.
Are you keeping your 7D? If you'll continue shooting daytime sports, you should - the AF of the 5DII isn't really up to the task. That means you'll also still have the 17-55 as a general purpose zoom, but not have one for your 5DII.
Having said all of that, the 24-105L is a great walkaround lens for FF (better than the 17-55mm, since the FF-equivalent of that lens is a hypothetical 27-88mm f/4.5).
My recommendation - get the 5DII+24-105 kit, use the 85/1.8 (move closer) and the 70-200/4 for your portraits, and add the 135L when budget permits.
Lots of information Love It ! I didn't expect a job to put lenses and cameras together was a low wage job/trade school. I'm inspired to go into optic physics. A Doctorate's degree sounds like the challenge i need not a trade school certificate/AA or BA. I found a program at Arizona State and learning more to transfer. Again Thank you for everything !The University of Arizona is toward the top.
Actually I was told that there is a law that requires manufactures to support a product at least 7 years after production (it was made to originally protect those buying cars). After that (as I was told) it is really up to them.Yes, for cars, but not for everything. Certainly not for cameras.
I just called the CLP number. She told me that I still need an old broken canon camera. I asked the price point for 5d II. She said it was $1584 that included the state sales tax! Is this a good deal or what? Compare to B&H, it saves $500.I think its a deal. Mine was almost new, with only a few actuations. So was the 7D I bought last year. If the camera does not live up to expectations, you have 14 days to return it for any reason. I'll be giving mine a careful checkout, but it looks pretty good right now.
I'm aware of all this (had it happen before) but I heard there is a date they usually stop working on cameras. I'm trying to confirm this. Anybody have any experience with this?Canon issues a announcement when they no longer support a camera, lens, etc. When that happens, they remove it from the list of cameras and lenses that qualify for repair on the link I posted.
This is my 2nd 5D 2, after returning my 5D MK III, and selling my D800. For the price, its a very good deal.My Refurb thru Canon CLP arrived 15 minutes ago. $1407. I put a battery in it (same as my 7D battery), and used EOS count to check the actuations. 379 shutter actuations. The battery is dated 12/2011. No marks or other signs its ever been used, except for the refurb packaging.
I'll be checking it out this afternoon.
Just got mine today as well. I had to pay tax and shipping, so the total was closer to $1580 for me. Mine has signs of having been mounted on a tripod previously, but otherwise I cannot tell it's a refurb. Will check the shutter count later today
Thank you, this helped!Soft proofing is a feature they finally added in Lightroom 4. It is really useful to save time and waste of trial and error printing. You can see the out of gamut areas and make adjustments to remove them, or at least minimize them.
I dont have gammut warning, as I use Aperture 3 and Photoshop Elements, but I overcame the effect by reducing the highlights in "levels" by a few percent.
Now everything works like a charm
It's OK to rant and rave here but I just sent this to canon support maybe that will shake things up a bit:
With 64 bit being far superior and currently the more popular version of the Windows OS (32 bit is dying fast). Why is there still no support for a 64 bit version of this codec? It is 2012 going on 2013 not 2012 going on 2011.
Your Canon customer base are all waiting for 64 bit support.
Go here and see a thread in Canonrumors.com: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=7509.0
Please send this request to software development -thank you.