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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon CPS Irvine Experience
« on: February 16, 2014, 01:37:58 PM »
I always send new equipment to CPS for a warranty service shortly after I buy it. I have found that almost all new lenses or bodies I send to them need some sort of adjustment coming out of the factory.

On another note. I use the Newport News, Virginia service facility. They have been excellent to deal with. They are only about a 2.5 hour drive from my office. Sometimes I will just do a road trip to take equipment in to them. Frequently I will get an email on the way home that the repairs have been completed and the item shipped out before I get home. They really seem to treat CPS Platinum members right.

Lenses / Re: 24-70/2.8 Canon or Tamron: Which did you choose and why?
« on: February 01, 2014, 12:23:11 PM »
Canon. I don't use off-brand lenses.

Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom or Aperture for friend
« on: November 06, 2013, 09:25:20 AM »
I've been using Aperture since the day it came out in 2005. However, I am in the process of switching over to Lightroom. It seems like Apple is dropping the ball on updates and that concerns me. I hope that they are not going to kick pro photographers in the nuts like they did with the video people and Final Cut Pro X, but I'm not so sure.

EOS-M / Re: Grip available for EOS M
« on: November 04, 2013, 12:00:10 PM »
It says it uses "very high bond transfer tape". So I guess it sticks on.

I always keep my boxes. If you look through competed items on eBay, the stuff with boxes, manuals, etc always seem to go a little higher.

I also agree with neuro's comment about giving legitimacy as being the original owner as opposed to trying to sell stolen goods.

The 24-105L was my most-used lens until I got the 24-70/2.8L II.  Whether or not it makes sense to have both depends on what you shoot. The IS of the 24-105 makes it useful for static subjects in low light with no tripod.  In a studio situation, where you have lots of light and a backdrop, meaning you can stop down to f/8 or narrower, the IQ differences are minimal (the 24-105 is very sharp stopped down), and the longer tele end is very useful - you can go from a group portrait to an individual headshot with one lens.

Having stated that, after a few months of not using my 24-105L, I sold it...and haven't regretted it at all.

Same here.

How could you tell from a video?

The video showed a comparison of this lens with other unidentified popular 50mm lenses.

I watched a video on this lens a few months ago. The optical quality difference is astounding. This lens makes everything else look like crap. I do recall that the price was way up there. $4,000 sounds right and it is manual focus.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 2 5d3's or 1d x
« on: September 20, 2013, 11:49:41 AM »
Unless you are shooting sports get a second 5D3. I would rather have two cameras than only one 1Dx.

Software & Accessories / Re: New Sandisk Extreme Pro CF cards
« on: September 17, 2013, 10:35:35 AM »
Yes. They were just introduced in the past week.

Canon General / Re: CPS Changes
« on: September 11, 2013, 10:16:48 PM »
I remember back in the old days of NPS (when I was shooting Nikon) you had to be recommended for membership by a current NPS member and send copies of business license or pay stubs and samples of your work that had been published.

Lenses / Re: Is There Such Thing As a "Best" Normal Lens for Crop?
« on: September 10, 2013, 08:49:59 AM »
Going back to my photography school days almost 30 years ago. A "normal" lens is defined by the film size or sensor size. That is the diagonal of the sensor size in mm is equal to the "normal" lens size in mm.

Using the Pythagorean Theorem which is a square + b square = c square. Therefore the APS-C sensor on the 7D for example which is 22.3 mm x 14.9 would result in a normal lens of 26.82 mm.

A full frame sensor would have a "normal" lens of 43.27 mm.

Anything greater than the "normal" lens which is defined by the sensor size would be considered a telephoto lens and anything lesser than the "normal" lens would be considered a wide angle.

When I was using an 8x10 view camera in photography school, the normal lens for that camera was a 12.8 INCH lens or a 322 mm lens. I think the actual lens we used was a 300mm.

In theory a 26mm lens on an APS-C would give the same field of view as a 43mm on a full frame and the same field of view as a 322mm on an 8x10 view camera.

My Hasselblad used an 80mm as a normal lens.

Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: September 03, 2013, 11:55:37 PM »
I'm just realizing after reading this post that I haven't used my 24/1.4 or my 50/1.4 since I got the 24-70/2.8L IS II about 3 months ago. Maybe they will be coming up for sale sometime soon.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« on: September 01, 2013, 04:50:49 PM »
I have both. I just left yesterday for a family vacation to Colorado where I will be shooting some family pics, some landscapes and possibly some wildlife. I wanted a small kit to carry with me since it is vacation. I left the 1Dx at home and brought the 5D3. Mostly because of size and weight. I didn't feel that on this trip I would need the advantages of the 1Dx. That being, in my opinion, frame rate and an extra stop of usable ISO. In fact, I only packed 2 lenses for the trip. The 24-70/2.8L II and the 300/2.8L IS II. Well, and the 2.0x III. That all fit perfectly inside the Think Tank Urban Disguise 50 v2.0.

I debated on bringing the 70-200/2.8L IS II but in the end, left it at home.

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