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Lenses / Re: Tilt Shift Lenses: 17 or 24
« on: March 29, 2013, 05:39:47 PM »
The 24 mm TS-E II is noted to be sharper than the 17 mm and can accommodate filters, something which is still possible with the 17 mm albeit with special adapters rather than standard Lee/Cokin/Hitech setups (Lucroit anyone?).

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Software & Accessories / Re: Nik Software worth it?
« on: March 29, 2013, 07:46:57 AM »
Worth it? OOOOOOH Yes would be the answer. All my B&W is via Silver Efex Pro 2.

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Lenses / Re: 24 TS-E II or 135L
« on: March 29, 2013, 07:46:16 AM »
I own both, and love both, depends what you want, a landscape/architecture lens or a sharp prime useful for portraits?

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Lenses / Re: Canon 50 L II
« on: March 28, 2013, 02:51:27 PM »
And the 135mm f/2L is still going strong at 17 years.

That beautiful thing is 17 years old?  :o

Honestly... 17??

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Canon General / Re: Why did you choose Canon?
« on: March 28, 2013, 02:47:44 PM »
Cos I was an amateurish fool when I started out?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Here I go, the Full Frame way!!
« on: March 28, 2013, 02:46:55 PM »
Popped your Canon full frame cherry!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Replacement
« on: March 23, 2013, 01:05:33 PM »
No way the 1DX will be replaced that soon. Canon have to admit it is not a replacement for studio and landscape photographers, but really aimed at high speed action. Next high end body would probably be a high resolution sensor, although it does not make sense either, since the near medium format Nikon D800E is priced way less than what Canon would charge for a 1D body on release....

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Reviews / Re: Review - EF 24 f/1.4L II
« on: March 22, 2013, 12:06:26 PM »
Nice lens, but no match for the TS-E II when in need of that focal length (landscapes and architecture)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1Ds III
« on: March 21, 2013, 04:31:39 PM »
Erm... I am EU based... no Fred Miranda or Craiglist over here...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1Ds III
« on: March 21, 2013, 02:26:55 PM »
It was not my intention of selling directly through CR and my OP is proof of that, just asking what other options I have. Sorry for the trouble.

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A 1DX when I need the burst rate and the low light capabilities, a D800E for landscape and architecture.

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Lenses / Re: Upgrade my 28-70 EF/L to 24-70 EF II/L?
« on: March 20, 2013, 03:24:50 PM »
You know you will do it anyway if the thought has been going round your head...  :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: $2,800.00 budget
« on: March 20, 2013, 03:22:51 PM »
I would invest in better glass, and get a 1Ds Mark III second hand if possible.

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EOS Bodies / 1Ds III
« on: March 20, 2013, 03:21:54 PM »
I would like to sell my 1Ds III to scrounge up some much needed cash (getting married... and that is expensive!!). eBay will not let me sell since my seller rating is too low apparently... and Amazon not getting any chance either.
 
Anyone can suggest how I could go about it? It is still a pretty good body from Canon and I do not want to let it gathering dust there in the closet...

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I suggest waiting for the Big Stopper rather than going for the Hitech option. I also suggest looking around all the other retailers in your particular continent... I reside in Europe, most retailers all over were back-ordered, but you can usually find one who has 10 stop ND from Lee available from stock. Got one within 3 days from Ireland.

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