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I've seen this question asked and answered a bunch of times.  There are so many variables, and so much judgment involved that there is no real answer.  I also recall that every time we made a jump from 3 to 4MP or 8 to 10MP, someone was always claiming this was finally the 35mm equivalent.  While others talked of the subtle qualities of film being impossible to replicate. (Grain was better than noise, digital bokeh was terrible etc)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: A dilemma - 7d -> 5d mk ?
« on: March 04, 2012, 07:36:43 PM »
If you already own a 7D, adding a 5DII would probably be significantly cheaper than selling and buying a 5DIII.

The 7D and 5DII make an awesome combination.  Do you have an awesome FF camera? A sports camera with 8 fps yes.  A camera with late pixels and low noise, yes.  A wildlife camera that acts as a 1.6X teleconverter with no loss of light, yes.  A second camera for your girlfriend to carry when you go hiking, check!/or as a back-up when you shoot weddings? check. Can you use either one for stills while the other sits on a tripod shooting video? check. 

Anyway, i've had both for almost 2 years.  love the combo.  May upgrade my 5DII to a 3, but will keep the 7D at this point.  I dabble in sports, but its great for shooting my 6 year old who is pretty fast.

I think I'd be looking for a good used 5DII if i was going after one at this point.  Find someone selling it with the 24-105mm and you have solved your walking around lens issue. 

Sports / Re: Surfing photos
« on: March 03, 2012, 07:46:01 PM »

Untitled by TexPhoto, on Flickr

Untitled by TexPhoto, on Flickr

Untitled by TexPhoto, on Flickr

Lenses / Re: Where do you sell used lenses
« on: March 03, 2012, 07:41:25 PM »
When I lived in a major city, i would try craigslist first, then go to eBay.

Now I live pretty far from any city, so i just go straight to eBay.  The fees stink, but I walkways get more than I could feel it to a store for, even after the fees.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon 400 f/2.8 IS
« on: March 03, 2012, 07:37:56 PM »

Untitled by TexPhoto, on Flickr

Untitled by TexPhoto, on Flickr

Untitled by TexPhoto, on Flickr

EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 02, 2012, 08:47:33 PM »
I ordered both the body and the kit in 2 separate orders at about 2AM from B&H.  Both receipts said I pre-ordered it.  Checking online they both say  "back-ordered".

I have a 24-105mm but thought i should replace it, and sell my older lens with my 5D II.   I think I will cancel the body order.   

I ordered the 5DII kit about a week after it was introduced.  I got it about 3 weeks after it started shipping. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Biggest Hardware Issue still not fixed?
« on: March 01, 2012, 07:42:05 PM »
I lined the edges of my 5D II grip with electrical tape and this firmed up the connection, no problems in 3 years of shooting with it.

But of course, if you lay your hands on the built-in vertical grip of an EOS 1, or Nikon D_, you'll realize how much add-on grips suck.

EOS Bodies / Re: The (un)official I'm switching to Nikon thread
« on: February 29, 2012, 02:51:26 PM »
I am opening a home for unwanted Cannon bodies lenses and flashes.  Please send them postage paid to my house where they will treated with dignity.  L lenses and recent FF bodies (completely useless because of the D800) will be given a special shelf.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon 400 f/2.8 IS
« on: February 28, 2012, 10:59:43 PM »

IMG_7419 by TexPhoto, on Flickr

IMG_2205 by TexPhoto, on Flickr

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Canon 5D MK ll grip with AA's
« on: February 27, 2012, 07:31:55 PM »
I've shot 2000+ photos on a single LP-E6 more than once, it's tough to wear one out on a single shoot.  I'd just use the AA's as a back-up, or better yet, get a second LP-E6.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Eneloop batteries for my flash
« on: February 26, 2012, 11:29:34 PM »
I have 2 sets.  I keep one in my flash, and one in the charger.  Never really needed to keep them anyplace else.

EOS Bodies / Re: 16 bit color anyone?
« on: February 25, 2012, 09:29:25 AM »
I'd love to have 16 bit color, if the camera was actually able to resolve color to that level.  But considering the bayer interpolation our sensors use to take color from the neighboring sensors (before the RAW image is recorded), I can't see the camera actually reading color to that depth. 

Landscape / Re: Post your best HDR Photographs
« on: February 24, 2012, 05:41:32 AM »

Lenses / Re: How is the 24mm TS-E V1?
« on: February 23, 2012, 12:12:04 PM »
I've owned both, and the mark I is well, OK.  It is not real sharp in the corners, and the more you shift away from center, the more the corner shifts towards the center.  Tilting was something I did not use much.  If I was shooting a landscape and wanted the bushes and mountain in focus, I stopped down...   I did shoot some cool tilt videos for that "miniature" effect.

On a crop camera this might be fine.  on FF, i thought the results from my 24-105 shot at 24 (or 35, or...) then "fixed" in Photoshop to have straight lines, were just as sharp.  If I was going to do that, why carry it?

The VII is decidedly better. 

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 06:01:08 PM »
If those are indeed the specs, I will hang onto my 5DII and put the money towards Pizza and Beer, I mean lenses.

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