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Lenses / Re: A 4000$ budget for Lenses on 5D3... need suggestions
« on: April 14, 2013, 03:48:33 PM »
In general prime lenses are sharper than zooms and usually a bit faster.  I'd go 24mm (don't need the L here) 100mm 2.8L Macro (medium telephoto, IS) and the 200L 2.8 (no IS, but cheap for an L, fast and sharp).  This is a great, sharp lineup with your 50 1.8 (a very sharp lens).  you go 24 to 200 with the sharpest lenses available for your camera and all are 2.8 or faster.  not even close to $4,000 since all of these lenses get a significant rebate during the next 2 weeks.  Why don't you throw in a good flash to round things out.  BTW, get yourself and extra battery or two.  Wish I had your problem :-)

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon USA Rebates Starting April 14, 2013 [CR3]
« on: April 12, 2013, 06:42:08 PM »
I'd like to replace my 24-105L with primes.  This will be along term project but maybe I can start this week.  Don't even know what the plan is but the keyword is sharp.  Deciding between the 100 2.8L macro and the 135 f2L on the long end.  I have a 50mm 1.8 (first generation) that I am using more and more so I will sit tight until they refresh the 50mm lenses.  Yup,  I want rebates on sharp primes

Technical Support / Re: Is this dust or sensor damage?!
« on: April 11, 2013, 05:29:18 PM »
Lasers usually destroy the sensor in lines.  maybe this is a spot, maybe not.  I really think you should stop mucking with it as it is under warranty.  Send it in and find out.  Yes you will be without it for at least a week but if you so some damage to the sensor you will be sorry.  Here is what laser dmage looks like http://petapixel.com/2011/07/08/canon-5d-mark-ii-has-sensor-destroyed-by-concert-lasers/

Technical Support / Re: Is this dust or sensor damage?!
« on: April 11, 2013, 08:36:34 AM »
Well the good news is that the camera is probably less than a year old so it is under warranty.  Do no, repeat, do not muck with the sensor.  Do not attempt to clean it yourself. Pack this up and send it to Canon today.

Lenses / Re: Is the upcoming 50mm F/2 IS USM for me?
« on: April 03, 2013, 09:07:56 AM »
Still rocking a 20+ year old 50mm 1.8 first version.  Build in Japan with the metal mount.  Clean, fast , reliable & sharp. Only fault is the 5 blade shutter makes crappy bokeh.  I am waiting for a reason to replace it.  A $1,200 lens, even if it's 1.2L is not a good enough reason.  A 1.4, for $400, even if a tad sharper in the after 2.8 is not a good reason.  a 2.5 with 1/2 frame macro, and sharp, for $500 was a good reason.  So I bought one of those too.  I'm really hoping for a hyper-sharp 1.4 with IS that does not break the bank.  Guess I will be holding onto that 1.8 until the first price drop on any new 50mm

Street & City / Re: Your best street shots of any kind.
« on: February 20, 2013, 02:22:30 PM »
and 4/4  all with a Canon 5DIII 24-105L and obviously a bit of lightroom on some

Street & City / Re: Your best street shots of any kind.
« on: February 20, 2013, 02:18:24 PM »

Street & City / Re: Your best street shots of any kind.
« on: February 20, 2013, 02:17:39 PM »
seems I can only post 1 picture at a time

Street & City / Re: Your best street shots of any kind.
« on: February 20, 2013, 02:15:15 PM »
took this over the weekend

Lenses / Re: Tokina AT-X 16-28mm F2.8 vs. Canon EF 17-40mm F4
« on: February 04, 2013, 08:33:05 PM »
I have the Tokina.  Fast & sharp.  Really sharp.  Big & heavy too and will flare just a bit if the light source catches from the side.  Highly recommended for landscapes and really shines on low light interiors.  Don't underestimate the weight, on a 5D3 it's quite a neckfull.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EF 28 f/2.8 IS for $549 at Adorama
« on: February 02, 2013, 08:39:43 AM »
Anybody else think $550 bucks for a plain old 2.8 28mm lens is a bit pricey?  IS or not this just cost too much.

Black & White / Re: Your best Architectural & City B&W shots?
« on: January 24, 2013, 12:56:43 PM »
Northport Power Station

Canon General / Re: Best Lightroom 4 Book ?
« on: January 23, 2013, 01:20:46 PM »
Depends on your mode of learning but I've had more success with a couple of months of Lynda.com than any book I ever bought.  There are cheaper yearly alternatives but you can get a monthly premium subscription for $40.  you will learn more with 2 4 hour courses that any book out there.  They are really strong with Lightroom 7 Photoshop.  Can't recommend this highly enough.  After teh 2 days it will take you to master lightroom there are tons of general and specific photography courses.

Canon General / Re: Canon Experience Stores Coming Soon [CR3]
« on: January 11, 2013, 07:52:34 AM »
Those of you that were early adopters of the 5D3 now know where their $1,000 markup went

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5D Mark iii + 50 1.4 ii?
« on: January 03, 2013, 06:52:51 AM »
Right now the 1.4ii would be a great lens.  Fast & sharp.  No IS?  Big deal.  a 5DIII and a 1.4 can see more than night vision goggles.  Bokeh, fast, all the depth of filed you could every want, full advantage of the most sophisticated auto-focus system in the word? But it and make sure you get out there at night!

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