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EOS Bodies / Re: Will the 5d3 be hard to find in a month?
« on: March 26, 2012, 10:53:00 AM »
I think you'll find it, no worries.  Unless you have a 24-105, buy the kit, the 24-105 is a wonderful lens, and the $800 premium is well bellow the price of that lens.

EOS Bodies / Re: I'm Sad but I'm going to hang in there...
« on: March 23, 2012, 07:53:22 PM »
I have to agree with a lot of what you are saying.  I switched from a D300 to a 5DII because it was just a stunning leap in technology and image quality that Nikon could not match.  Well not for less than $8000.  And I'd been a Nikon shooter for 10 years.   Minolta for 15 years before that.

Now my 5DIII is in the mail, and I see the report on DXO that the D800 is the new #1 sensor.  And I read the lackluster reports on the 5DIII.  Hmmm.  I have $20K in Canon lenses sitting on the shelf behind me, and shot 160K photos with my 5DII.  And I am wondering if I am going the right way.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5Diii pink picture problem
« on: March 23, 2012, 04:07:02 PM »
Love the Pink Honda shot.

If your camera is not shooting right straight out of the box, go straight back to the dealer.  Let them see and try it, but if no problem can be found and fixed, ask for a return.  If it did not work from the beginning, they are obligated to take it back, or exchange it.  (Warrantee of merchantability) If they won't, contact your credit card company (hopefully you paid with a credit card) and open a dispute.   

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Advice Needing: Buying 5d Mark II Used
« on: March 23, 2012, 01:42:56 PM »
Physical appearance of the camera.  All control work.  Pop a memory cad it not it and shoot some photos. Examine those photos at 100%.

$1300 is a great price, if it's in good shape.  i sold my 3 year old 160K actuation 5D III for $1650.

24-105mm f4 IS is the best first lens choice.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark 3 Queue @ B&H
« on: March 23, 2012, 11:04:23 AM »
Mine is on the way, shipped yesterday.  Unfortunately I ordered 2 day shipping so will get it Monday :(.  I am outside CONUS, so overnight was an additional $75. 

B&H is not shipping my pre-order, and people are reporting banding and mush?  My Mellow is getting seriously Harshed.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark 3 Queue @ B&H
« on: March 21, 2012, 05:45:48 PM »
It is really frustrating to find B&H at least a few days behind neighborhood camera stores.  They still have my pre-order because I live in Puerto Rico, and shipping from the small guys is $$$.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D III AEB still limited to 3?
« on: March 21, 2012, 11:42:13 AM »
Does anyone know if you have more flexibility setting the points the AEB are taken at? For example, with 7D you can do -1, 0, +1, or -2, 0 +2.
Will the 5D let you do -2, -1, 0, +1.33 or other combinations?

I hope so.  The 5D II and 5D I let you do that.  :)  The limitation on the 5D II was you could only shoot 3 shots, and those shots could vary only by 2 stops.  So -3,0+3 was not possible.  You could however shoot -1+1,+3, which when added to -2,0+2, gave you a nice 6 photo bracket.

It sounds like the 5DIII now allows 3,5, or 7 shots in AEB, and the 2 stop limitation is also gone.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DMIII vs 7D for birding
« on: March 21, 2012, 08:31:07 AM »
For the past 2 years, I've had a 5DII and a 7D because they are each so great in their area.  The 5DIII definitely makes up some ground, but assuming you have a lot of light,  the 7D is still the better camera for birding because of the higher pixel density, and faster frame rate.

Lenses / Re: Sigma new 105mm macro better than canon 100L macro ?
« on: March 20, 2012, 09:27:16 PM »
I had a Sigma 105mm macro that I bought used for $100 on eBay 10 years ago.  It was one of the sharpest lenses I've ever had.  I'd still have it but it was a Nikon mount...

EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 20, 2012, 05:44:18 PM »
B&H just charged me in full for my 5dIII kit.   :D Which means I have to pay  :'( But I get my 5DIII ;D

I have 2 day shipping, so maybe, just maybe, they will ship so I receive on the 22nd. Apple is famous for that.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 20, 2012, 04:53:56 PM »
B&H has placed 2 charges for $1 on my card today. That ussually means a check to see the card is working.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark 3 Queue @ B&H
« on: March 20, 2012, 03:53:02 PM »
I am tempted to order from Adorama with their "bundle" and then cancel when one ships. 

When I'm traveling in harsh environments, I use an old rebel and a good prime. I got the rebel on woot for like $300 refurbished. Instead of going the super weather sealed route, I went the "wouldn't be crushed if it got destroyed" route. It's lightweight and takes great pictures, and it's been beaten up pretty badly and lightly rained upon as well.

I have a 20D for the same reason.  It also makes a god loaner for photo walks for that cute girl who shows up without a camera, or to let my 6 year old handle.  20D + 50mm f1.8 was $180 on eBay...

In general, the 60D is a great camera, and I think the better focus system makes it worth it over the 600D.  I'd think used 50D before i went to a new 600D.

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