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Lenses / Re: 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II not fitting securely to 5DMKIII body???
« on: September 04, 2012, 12:04:57 PM »
This would be a problem if the lens/body combo is supposed to be weather sealed!  I was under the impression all the white "L" series lenses are water sealed.  I don't know about the 5D.

They are weather sealed, not water sealed.  Dust, sand, mist, rain etc.. are mostly blocked.  They are certainly not weather/waterproof and care must still be taken.  I have been in steady rain as well as off road dust storms without anything getting into my 1 series bodies.

Even with some wiggle I have not had any issues whatsoever with weather getting into the body and affecting the images.  A bit of wiggle in the lens/body mount does not mean that it is not still weather sealed.

Lenses / Re: 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II not fitting securely to 5DMKIII body???
« on: September 04, 2012, 09:18:56 AM »
Yep, all three copies of my 70-200 lenses (v1 and v2) have had some play in them.  Never a big deal and never affected images.  Smaller lenses don't have the play in them but the heavier/bigger ones do (like my 200 f/2).  No worries.

Lenses / Re: Lens align pro or Spyder lenscal
« on: September 04, 2012, 09:13:24 AM »
Yep, FoCal Pro here too.  Works great for my 1D4 and 1DX.  Best tool I have ever bought.  It is aware of the camera body so it knows that a zoom has two adjustments for the 1DX or 5D3 (near and far).

Lenses / Re: 85mm f/1.2 ii or 135mm f/2
« on: September 04, 2012, 08:49:41 AM »

A photographer worth his salt wouldn't normally shoot portraits 7 meters out.

Silly (untrue) comment.  There are so many different types of portraits and each may require a different focal length and subject distance (unless you are shooting for Sears Portraits).  Some portraits require a 14mm while others may use a 400mm.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Fastest compactflash card for 7D
« on: August 30, 2012, 02:33:59 PM »
I just ordered six of the 16GB cards yesterday (for my 1DX and 1D4).  Great price!  ;D

and Adorama have the Lexar 1000x 32GB's on sale for less than $140 (sale ends tomorrow)


Was the "issue" for the 5d3 and 200/2 addressed?

The 200L backfocus issue was resolve for the 1DX via the 1DX firmware update but I don't think the firmware fix has been released for the 5D3 yet.  Good news is that my 200L appears to be spot on with my 1DX after the firmware update so hopefully it will be fixed for the 5D3 soon as well.

Lenses / Re: 85mm f/1.2 ii or 135mm f/2
« on: August 27, 2012, 04:59:12 PM »
Nice shot, what aperture did you use and did you have an ND? or did you tame the white shirt in PP?

1/500s @ f/3.5 ISO 200.  Shot in shadows illuminated with a reflector that was in direct sunlight.  No ND needed.  A small area of the shirt did blow out which I prevented in other shots (lower ISO) but she liked this image so I used it.

Lenses / Re: 85mm f/1.2 ii or 135mm f/2
« on: August 27, 2012, 04:32:59 PM »
I guess you can't always use a lens for all situations and the 135L will be too long of a lens at times.  Here is an example of where I didn't have my ladder and needed an angled shot (to tilt the focal plane) so I could only stand so high and the 85L allowed me to do this. 

Just adding fuel to the fire...  :P

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 27, 2012, 11:41:00 AM »
1DX with a 200 f/2 standing in the pool.

EOS Bodies / Re: How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« on: August 24, 2012, 11:34:26 AM »
1d MIV chargers?

Yes, a 1DM4 or 1DsM3 charger will work (up to about 90%).

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III for Weddings,
« on: August 23, 2012, 03:53:30 PM »
Shutter sounds (not silent) from the digital picture site.  Just thought some might enjoy this.

5DM3, then 7D, 1DM4, 1DX   ;D ;D ;D

Lenses / Re: 50mm lens. I Need advice!!
« on: August 23, 2012, 03:04:54 PM »
I had the 50L and returned it.  It needs an update.  The current version has a serious back (or front, I forget) focus issue where it misses the focus as close distances.  I tested mine and found that the focus was off at all distances except where you calibrated it.  Google it and you will see that there is a ton of documentation on the focus issue with the 50L.  Yes you can still use it and try to limit it to the distance that you know it is sharp but that is not very useful for me.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cheap Camera Ideas...worth it?
« on: August 23, 2012, 10:00:01 AM »
IF she isn't into it that much and is traveling then I would say a point n shoot is a better option.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III
« on: August 22, 2012, 02:02:42 PM »
Dear Photogs,

If price is NOT a concern, which camera would you choose for weddings, engagements, & portraitures?

1DX or 5D III, and why?

I would pick the 1DX because I like the weather sealing, higher shutter longevity, solid body (no screw on vertical grip), hate knobs, higher frame rate for short bursts when needed, lower noise at higher ISO, and I don't mind the weight (balances well for me).

Anyone can counter argue all of these points, but this is just my personal opinion (I have owned a 5DII - not the III) and I currently own a 1D4 and 1DX.  ;D


Sports / Re: learning bike shoot
« on: August 22, 2012, 11:38:21 AM »
nice agility shots.... when you use the 200/2 and monopod do you still have the IS enabled??

I find the startup time for the gyros can cause blurry pictures if I try to shoot to quickly...

Thanks.  I am testing between using IS mode 2 and no IS.  So far I see no difference so I think I'll leave it on.  With my 1D4 I have to make sure I track early but with the new 1DX I have been able to shoot quick, instant, stab at the trigger shots and get perfectly sharp images.  The 1DX really has changed things.  The 200 f/2 must be stabilizing quickly since I have not noticed any issues although I really do try to track early (2 seconds early) before shooting to allow the camera and lens to get their act together. :)

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