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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 7D Mark 2 Rolling Review
« on: October 13, 2014, 10:38:35 PM »
Supposedly some say ISO 16,000 is usable on the 7D2, I've tried 70D and don't think it can go anywhere near that for usable files. I guess we'll see when more people actually have the 7D2 that use it for real world and rely less on reviews.

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Lenses / Re: HERE COMES THE BRAND NEW EF 50mm f/1.4
« on: September 25, 2014, 05:31:09 AM »
I wonder if it will be cheaper than the 50 1.8 ^^

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5diii to 7dii?
« on: September 21, 2014, 02:17:12 AM »
5d mark III is the best general purpose camera Canon has ever made, and I mean general in the most broad sense. You can easily lose a lot by downgrading and only gain a little bit back. But if you really want to lose the feature set and keep the IQ I'd go with a used 6D for what you do and not a new 7D2.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D True High ISO King?
« on: August 24, 2014, 10:14:03 AM »
I own both and I'll end this argument by saying, if it's a paid job I reach for the 5D3 and bring a 6D for backup/reserve but if it isn't I just take the 6D which I agree to disagree has slightly faster focusing in very low light via center point but nothing to shake a fist over.

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Lenses / Re: A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]
« on: August 24, 2014, 09:56:21 AM »
Can somebody explain the appeal to me? Not trying to start a flame war, just trying to understand.

A 24mm pancake (which won't have IS) seems a bit redundant with the 24mm 2.8 IS, which by all accounts is a very good lens, has USM and which Canon cut the price to a much more reasonable level. The size seems kind of irrelevant once you put it on a 5D, 6D or other full frame body and for an SL1, you end up with a 37mm lens which is barely in the wide-angle realm.

Do people like these pancakes just because they are cute (no argument there)? What am I missing?

Size size size.  It makes your rig so small you don't mind leaving the bag behind and just slinging your camera around your neck all day.  Or it's such a small item that it's a no brainer to throw it in your bag as another FL option.

There's also a side argument (that some would refute) that the smaller your entire rig is, the more likely you'll bring it at all to take pictures.

But it will never 'compete' head to head at a feature level with larger lenses that offer IS, USM, weather-sealing, mechanical manual focusing, etc.

So I see pancakes as a nice option to reduce size when you don't need all those features -- leisure, walkaround, and street come to mind for lenses like these.

- A

+1! A 24mm and/or 40mm pancake would make a perfect compliment to a 70-200mm for my use anyway. I'd love to take just a 24mm pancake and lightweight 50mm or 85mm for a compact, lightweight, and somewhat lowlight setup too. I already enjoy carrying a 6D with 40mm around for family trips, would be nice to have more options.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 70-200 f4 IS vs Tamron 70-200 f2.8 VC
« on: August 07, 2014, 10:43:32 AM »
I've played with the Tamron and still have my Canon 70-200F4IS. You pretty much answered your questions with your inhibitions. All I can really add is that the Canon also focuses a little faster.

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Canon General / Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« on: July 10, 2014, 03:29:52 PM »
The most logical answer to this question is to keep the most expensive, or of higher resale value items you have. That way you can sell them and start again with a complete range of focal lengths, even if they're cheaper equivalents or used. :) my used 5D3 can easily be turned into two used 6D bodies, an 85L can be pawned off for a 24-105mm + 135L combo or another decent two lens set. Whatever keeps me in business with a chance to work my way back up.

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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS
« on: June 30, 2014, 10:57:23 PM »
I'm still shocked towards how many people feel that 2.8 is essential for an ultra wide/wide angle lens. Especially for people where the distortion is not so flattering. Even if you did use the lens professionally or artistically for an action shot like some of those old NBA advertisements at those focal lengths you'd be using proper lighting anyway and stopping down. Ridiculous justification for 2.8 for this lens. Yes, I understand Nikon has a great 2.8 UWA (which still isn't perfect either btw). But it isn't because of the aperture that their lens does well. For many years Canon has lacked some far more important things like corner sharpness, lens resolution, etc. Now we have it at a fair price and you still choke for 2.8? Like I said, ridiculous. The difference between 1/25th and 1/50th is handholding skill and tripod, nothing else. For most situations IS and one measly aperture stop can't save you much anymore, especially with today's low noise bodies. If you absolutely must stop action at an unconventional focal length, still, so many alternatives out there.

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Lenses / Re: Fashion Show FQM 2014 70-200mm mk ii and 6D Bokeh
« on: May 09, 2014, 11:14:54 PM »
I like this thread. Makes me want to buy a 70-200mm 2.8L IS II even more.

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Lenses / Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« on: May 09, 2014, 10:13:37 AM »
Still using the 24 - 50 - 135 set. It does the job just fine. My workhorse set of lenses.

24-70mm is not used much.
17-40mm is used often.
100mm macro is not used much.
40mm panny is collecting dust.

+1 sans the 50L (but seeing as how many of my favorite photographers love it, It might throw my 85L back into storage as it's my next target)

I don't have the 24L too actually.... I have the Samyang 24mm 1.4, hehe. It's a big difference in price, but I'm willing to pay it to get consistent colors in my heavy workflow. Just a matter of time.... muahahaha.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« on: April 28, 2014, 11:47:07 PM »
I'd get a 60D if I absolutely needed it right now and that was my budget. It's very much like the 6D. However, it won't take the same kind of images and you'll still need to adjust to it a bit, especially in post. The 60D is a great camera nonetheless, but if you own a 6D the 60D will live in it's shadow. If I were you I'd skip the idea completely and get another 6D in the future, for workflow and productivity reasons. Keeping technical hassles and delays out of your workflow will help you concentrate more on being creative.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« on: April 28, 2014, 12:17:55 PM »
Oh and I totally forgot the most important thing. You need a flash. Chances are, as a secondary you'll be taking group shots, and a lot of the reception shots which if at night... will need a fill light.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Backup for 6D for Wedding Photography
« on: April 28, 2014, 12:12:43 PM »
What lenses are you shooting if I may ask? If you have the "kit" lens with it already, the 24-105mm F/4, I wouldn't even think about getting another body yet. I'd pick up two solid primes, or a 24-70mm, and a 70-200mm before that happens. I agree with the majority this time, save your money until you can justify big purchases. It's really rare that a camera becomes unusable during a wedding, unless you're careless, accident prone, AND like to hang out right by bodies of water like pools and fountains, or even a very tall staircase. I have a couple of 6Ds and both are past warranty already, peeling, fading, scratching, etc. One of them even has over 200k actuations. Both are still shooting like the day they were bought. And like you said, the main shooter has a backup already. The chance of both of you needing to use that backup as a main camera at one event are so slim that there's actually a much better chance that the bride leaves the groom at the altar.

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Reviews / Re: Why the DxO bashing?
« on: February 22, 2014, 07:28:05 AM »
I think people overthink this stuff. If your client or your audience worked for DXO or are have a serious mental disorder concerning pixels, sure, you may have an issue. But since content still rules all.... As long as you can deliver results to your audience's standards, everything else doesn't matter. If you are your own audience, you are welcome to argue with yourself.  ;D

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: January 27, 2014, 08:57:57 AM »


Tamron 24-70 VC  I love listening to people on this forum bash this lens while I take it around the world and make photos like this with it :)

I hate all 24-70 lenses regardless of brand. I am an equal opportunity 24-70 basher. =P

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