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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Save $50 on Adobe Lightroom 5 at B&H
« on: August 30, 2013, 08:25:26 AM »
OOS for me too  :(

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom 5 versus Photoshop Elements 11
« on: August 13, 2013, 08:38:16 AM »
Thank you all very much for your replies. I think I am going to try a free trial of Lightroom 5 (along with some instruction via youtube or another website, such as some of those suggested above).

@ajperk - While you are looking on youtube, find the Tim Grey talk he did at B&H titled "Getting Started with Lightroom 5." It's an hour 55 minutes long and he goes into setting up your folders & files to make Lr's filing system very easy to use. Worth watching.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom 5 versus Photoshop Elements 11
« on: August 12, 2013, 09:15:51 AM »
Since the OP does not have either Lr or PSE I would start by getting the new Lightroom 5 and then if you find that the additional editing ability of PSE is needed get PSE 12 as it should be out by then. Most people find that Lr5 works for 95% of their images.

I just took the Ed2go Lr 4 course (Lr5 was not released yet) and found it worth the money. It gave me a good overview of Lr. The instructor there thought that the Lr cataloging was better than PSE 11 cataloging and a better place to start as you could do corrections to groups of similar images and then "fine tune" the ones that needed it.

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Software & Accessories / Re: How Long Does Your CF Cards Last...
« on: July 31, 2013, 01:40:22 PM »
I keep some of my old 4 GB and smaller cards in the car. I have read about folks leaving the card in the card reader by the computer and going out without one. Decided that was not going to happen to me.
Was on a workshop when the pro ran out of space on his card. Loaned him one of mine.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Sidekick or Full Wimberly
« on: July 30, 2013, 04:16:49 PM »
I don't have experience with the equipment to answer your question. But I am very happy with the full version II for my 500 f/4L IS. Your setup is quite a bit lighter so it may work on a sidekick  :-\

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Canon General / Re: Cannot find CPS points list
« on: July 23, 2013, 04:11:06 PM »
Windows 7 and IE and I get a 404 too.  >:(

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Lenses / Re: Next purchase?
« on: July 14, 2013, 12:52:53 PM »
I think since you have done 10,000 images with a 7D you may not be happy with the older AF of the 5D classic. If you are not doing candid shots such as kids ( you did not say so) and mean more formal portraits where the subject is posing for you, you will probably find the 5D classic OK. I'm not sure how much higher ISO you would be able to use over the 7Ds ISO 800 or so as I have never shot with one.

I'm still mulling over your lens choices but the 17-55 f/2.8 is a great crop lens and saves $1000+ over either of the Mk II L lenses.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« on: July 02, 2013, 02:56:04 PM »
I rather like the 70D, it's price and it's features. I don't plan on ordering one but if these are the "upgrades" and the price is right the 7D2 should be nice.

If all the online experts are correct the inferior 7D2 crop should cost less than the much better full frame 6D. And look how the price on that has dropped since introduction.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« on: July 02, 2013, 02:47:24 PM »
I'm a videographer, but I'm thinking about switching from my 5D Mark II to the 70D if the noise isn't too bad. The main reasons is that the 70D has a Digic 5+ processor, which is the same as the 5D3 if I'm not mistaken, right? If the magic lantern team manage to hack the 70D, which I'm sure they are, that could enable 1080p RAW video recording. Also that AF in video recording looks quite handy when its hard to focus manually. Lastly, its a generally better camera, functions wise, than the 5D2, which only has the fullframeness to brag about, which although is really nice, but I could give that up for generally better specs and that lovely processor. :3

ML hack would require CF card.  70D seems to have SD card only so no, there would be no 1080 raw video for 70D.

ML made a hack for the 6D which is also SD card so Im not sure where you are getting your information.

Not to mention they have stable versions available for the 50D, 60D, 500D, 550D, and 600D; and Alpha versions for the EOS-M and 1100D which, correct me if I'm wrong, all use SD. IMO, this will make a phenomenal video/stills camera hybrid for consumers/prosumers getting into the field, with downsides being no 60p or headphone jack.

Depending on its ISO performance, this little guy will make for a great backup crop body to my 6D for its speedier AF system, video features (hopefully significantly less moire/aliasing), and of course 1.6x crop factor!

Has anyone seen any 6400+ ISO samples and/or any mention of its noise performance? In a few of the pre-production reviews, they mention it is equal to or better than the 60D/7D, but that's not saying much :-\

Wrong on the 50D, It uses CF cards. Right on the rest of them.

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Lenses / Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« on: June 08, 2013, 08:13:09 AM »
The 500 f/4L IS II. My 500 gets heavy after a while and the 1.5 pound decrease would be nice. But perhaps I should get the 600 II for more reach but that weighs as much as my present 500 but it would be good on the 5D3.
 
The 100-400 II if it's a lot better than my old 1-4, doesn't cost a fortune and isn't too long to pack.

The 7D II if it delivers a lot more than my 7Ds.

So many decisions, so little money.  :-\

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Lenses / Re: 70-200L f/4 IS vs 70-200L f/4
« on: June 05, 2013, 08:41:29 AM »
Don't forget that the 100-400 will be a bit heavier than your 70-200 and some folks do not like the "push=pull" zoom.

The 100-400 was my first DSLR lens, along with the 28-135 "kit"lens. Within a month I got a monopod to hold it for longer periods of time, within six months I added the 70-200 f/4L IS (and 10-22) because it was so much easier to carry for longer periods of time and I also use it with the 1.4x but then you miss the 70-98 range. I am still considering the 70-300 L as it would give me both the 70-200 and 98-280 ranges without changing the 1.4x.

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Lenses / Re: Downgrading my equipment - looking for advice
« on: May 22, 2013, 08:24:00 AM »
The OP said he knows nothing about Canon non-L lenses.

I do agree it is a very strange post lacking info on why he wants to change equipment.  ???

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Lenses / Re: How about a new 28-135mm?
« on: April 30, 2013, 08:25:50 AM »
I got the 28-135 as the kit lens with my 50D and thought of it as a "normal to 200" that went nicely with the 100-400 I bought at the same time. But I lacked a wide angle and had to use my Minolta bridge camera for a while when I had to go wide. Added a 10-22 in six months.

Got a 5D3 a year ago with the 24-105 kit lens. Would rather crop the 105 f/4 down to a 135 f/4 than shoot the 135 f/5.6. And there is no way to "uncrop" the 28 to a 24. Since I now own the 24-105 there is no way I would buy a new 28-135 f/4 L or even a 24-135 f/4 L. don't know how heavy an f/2.8 version of either of them would be but probable more than I would want to carry for what I shoot.

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Canon General / Re: Camera Phone
« on: April 26, 2013, 11:36:23 AM »
I definitely see a time in the future that your phone will be capable of similar images as your mid to high end dslr.
But why wouldn't the improvments that made the future phone camera equal to a mid/high end DSLR be applied to the mid and high end DSLRs making them even better too?
Large Format quality from my new 5D Mark VI :)

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Lenses / Re: New wide angle lens for FF
« on: March 14, 2013, 03:14:49 PM »
Since you said a 24mm prime was one choice, I would go for the 24mm TS-E rather than the f/1.4 for landscapes.
I love my 24 TS-E for landscapes. The 17-40 is useful when I need to go wider for landscapes, almost always stopped down to f/8-f/11. I would have to rent a 17mm TS-E before I ever bought it. The filter problem would make me think long and hard about buying it.

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