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Lenses / Re: Need some advice.
« on: June 08, 2014, 10:28:41 PM »
Get the 10-18 then wait until you see what focal lengths most of your favorite shots are then decide on primes: 40 f/2.8, 28 f/1.8, 50 f/1.4, or 35 f/2.  You may want to get the next step zoom or an 18-200 IS to give you more reach

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Photography Technique / Re: Help, I've lost my mojo!
« on: June 08, 2014, 01:51:45 PM »
Shoot nudes and boudoir

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Lenses / Re: Need some advice.
« on: June 08, 2014, 12:16:52 PM »
I just used my 10-18 EF-S lens and it is an inexpensive light option for you.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1D Mark IV or 1Dx?
« on: May 29, 2014, 10:06:18 PM »
But I have the lenses (300 f/2.8 and 400 f/2.8 ) to shoot sports.  My recommendation to you, based upon your lenses, would be to get the 1Dx.  It fits both of what you need:  low-light and sports.  My worry is that you are missing a long lens now should you decide to amp up your sports shooting and do field sports.  Otherwise, you would have sufficient lenses for indoors and the ISO performance, as well as superior tracking abilities.  The 1D4 was not nearly as good as the 1Dx at ISO 6400 and we all know that can be a common ISO in tough lighting.  I have a few basketball galleries, all shot at ISO 5000 on a 1Dx and every file is perfectly clean after applying only a 40 in NR setting LR.  The 1D4 took more work, if it could be done.  The 1Dx's AF system is noticeable "snappier" than the 1D4, and the 1D4 is in my opinion more accurate than the 5D3.

When I make the switch, I plan to limp along using my 200 f/2 with a 1.4xTC or 2.0x TC which should hopefully be fine on a 1Dx outdoors and stay with the 70-200 in arenas.  It's a tradeoff between the best IQ and capturing the moment.  The best lenses don't do me any good if I don't capture the right moment.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1D Mark IV or 1Dx?
« on: May 29, 2014, 09:01:37 PM »
A 5D2/5D3 does not fit my needs and a 10-12fps burst is not spray and pray when it comes to action.  My reaction time coupled with my anticipation of movement I want to capture means I may be early or late by 1/10th of a second and 10/12fps makes it more likely that the camera will make up for my bad timing.  I am more likely to capture that shot in a 1 second sequence.  6fps means that if I am off by 0.16seconds, I am likely to miss the moment I want.  Split second timing is not as critical with a higher frame rate.  12fps means I will get a shot in between every frame in a 6fps body.  That is why I am willing to pay the premium for a 1Dx or a 1D4.  My departed 1D3 was great with 10fps in daylight but unusable in a dimly lit arena or theater.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1D Mark IV or 1Dx?
« on: May 29, 2014, 07:58:58 PM »
After reading his glass options, I'm thinking a single IV and a round of upgrades to his 24-70 and 70-200 IS, plus a 6D?  Having 2 identical bodies makes moving between them much easier, but it seems that you're all over the board, and sinking your entire budget into a single X isn't going to solve all your issues at once.

Not that spending money isn't fun, but hitting these upgrades now would make adding a 1Dx in a year just that much stronger overall.

I thought I was clear that I need to shoot both indoor and outdoor action so upgrading lenses I already have and getting a 6D will not provide a solution.  Thanks for your input and for everyone who stayed on topic, you gave me tremendous insight.  Since I have a respite between fall sports and late fall dance performances, I can wait a bit for the purchase.  I have 2 more CPS 1Dx loaners to cover anything that may come up that I can't cover with my 5D2 and 70D. I know I can't cover volleyball in the venues I shoot so I think I will opt for a 1Dx just before volleyball season starts.  Hopefully, Canon will have made announcements before my next purchase and drive the price down.  If the announcement means I wait for the new camera rather than the 1Dx, then I can rent as needed.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1D Mark IV or 1Dx?
« on: May 29, 2014, 11:20:59 AM »
I shoot a 5D Mark II for portraits, landscapes, architecture, etc.  I need the 1D Mark IV or 1Dx to shoot sports and dance so my venues can be bright outdoors, poorly lit arenas, dimly lit theaters and stages, etc.  I need to capture motion in a variety of lighting.

As for lenses, all Ls: 8-15 f/4, 16-35 II f/2.8, 24-70 I f/2.8 , 50 f/1.2 70-200 IS I f/2.8, and 200 IS f/2 plus 1.4x and 2.0x II TCs

I traded in my 7D for a 70D to limp along with better low light capability.  I sold my 7D for $1100 and got the 70D for $949 last Christmas.  I just sold my 1D3 to raise more funds.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon 1D Mark IV or 1Dx?
« on: May 29, 2014, 07:46:55 AM »
I finally have enough funds to purchase either a 1Dx but I am not sure if it is that much better than a 1D Mark IV.  I can compare the specs but I'd like to hear from those who currently own both bodies.  Is the 1Dx worth the price of TWO 1D Mark IVs?  Are the better specs worth the extra expense?  Thanks in advance

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing? [CR1]
« on: May 27, 2014, 07:33:28 PM »
Still cheaper than a Leica

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EOS Bodies / Re: Debating on selling my 5D II and 35L/135L for a...
« on: May 27, 2014, 08:48:38 AM »
Remove the grip and switch to a 28mm f/1.8 and voila, smaller camera!

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Lenses / Canon 24mm f/1.4L, Original or Mark II
« on: April 14, 2014, 10:28:47 AM »
I would like to add this lens to my bag, can you guys state the merits of the Mark II over the original or vice-versa?  Is the Mark II worth the $500 premium?

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Supposedly, it gets locked at TSA insistence

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« on: March 26, 2014, 10:53:08 AM »
Buy an EF adapter and you have all the lenses you need

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