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You can write an OS script to transfer all your files automatically so you won't miss anything.  Just one click, all your files are transferred.  I can write one if you want one.  :)

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Lenses / Re: What was your first L lens?
« on: June 06, 2014, 09:30:10 PM »
17-40L and 24-105L.  They're my most loved lens (aside from the 100mm non-L USM macro F2.8 and the 50mm F1.8 II which I love more).

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D or 5DM3 need your help guys
« on: June 03, 2014, 11:46:12 PM »
thanks guys

gezz i can't go for all lens now :)

1) EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM  or EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

2) EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM LATER

3) EF 35mm f/2

i think i will go for these 2 now  , also guys

i saw some reviews about this lens EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM they said it's also good on sharpness and contrast , only different is the 1 F-stop more light



for me i want to shoot landscape, building, street , desert ...etc maybe some portrait of my kids


Do i need flash ? for the camera , i may use some shoots at night near lake or something :)

Speedlite 600EX-RT , and which remote is good to use the camera


i know i ask so much here but i need to start in good shape ;)

Just a suggestion, it might be good to consider getting the 24-105L as a kit lens.  You can sell it later for a profit if you really want to go for the 24-70mm F2.8 II.  I initially planned to get the 24-70II also but settled with the 24-105L due to its flexibility.  I find that I like primes more when doing portrait photography.  For the kind of money for 24-70L II, you can already get a good 17-40L and a 24-105L.  (Just thinking out loud...)   ;)  For most landscapes, I kind of prefer an FL wider than 24mm.  You can also take a look at the very good Samyang 14mm if you're not the "filter" type.

If you like manual, a good Yongnuo flash + Yongnuo trigger are very good investments.  Currently, I'm using Nissin flash + Yongnuo manual flash and triggers and didn't find any problem.  If you want to use E-ttl though, Canon flashes might be a better investment.

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Those 3 cameras you mentioned just have the same IQ as the T3i.  I'd rather buy a 5D and a 24-105L lens.  But since you want video, then starting with the 50D sounds a little bit better if you are really not into sports. You can invest the 300bucks into a good landscape/video lens such as the new 10-18mm IS. If you are buying APS-C, don't forget to buy also the kit lens 18-55 IS (STM if possible) as they are light and a good value for money.  It also has a very good IQ. Good luck with whatever your decision will be.
You forgot that 50D does not have video recording? :o :-X :P

It can have if you're willing to install ML but yes, you're right, not natively.  I forgot about that because I'm thinking of my old 500D which I love so much.  I wish I don't have to give that to my dad.  I really miss it especially for macro work.  :)

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Those 3 cameras you mentioned just have the same IQ as the T3i.  I'd rather buy a 5D and a 24-105L lens.  But since you want video, then starting with the 50D sounds a little bit better if you are really not into sports. You can invest the 300bucks into a good landscape/video lens such as the new 10-18mm IS. If you are buying APS-C, don't forget to buy also the kit lens 18-55 IS (STM if possible) as they are light and a good value for money.  It also has a very good IQ. Good luck with whatever your decision will be.

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I'm happy with my 24-105L.  Besides having that extra 30mm, it's also lighter.  It's a truly good all-around lens.  I'd love changing to the more expensive and sharper 24-70mm F2.8 II but can't find any justification for it since I do have some primes for low-light/studio work.  Here are some samples of the 24-105L at MFD.




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Lenses / Re: UWA for a lady - crop user, EOS 700D
« on: June 01, 2014, 11:50:11 PM »
+1.  Wait for the new Canon 10-18mm.  It's cheap and should perform good or better than the very good 10-22.  It should also be lighter and with IS.  Couple it with a good Tamron 17-55 + Canon 55-250mm and you're set with one of the lightest gear for the 700D.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D or 5DM3 need your help guys
« on: June 01, 2014, 11:35:00 AM »
6D + 24-105L if you really want to go FF.  6D is a perfect travel camera.  Since you're not invested in any EF lenses yet, you can also have a look at mirrorless FF offering by Sony.  They're smaller and lighter and comparable IQ.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1D Mark IV or 1Dx?
« on: May 31, 2014, 04:46:53 AM »
I recently traded in my 7D for a mint 1D Mk1v and have not regretted for one moment. Noise control is probably as much as 2.5 stops better than the 7D. It is quicker has better IQ and handles brilliantly. Don't miss the 1.6 crop on the 7D, the APH sensor just rocks.

I also have the 5D MK111 and whilst the 1V cannot quite match the image quality it still delivers amazing images.

The 1v is used for wildlife whereas the 5d is used for landscape, perfect.

For landscape, why not 6D?  ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1D Mark IV or 1Dx?
« on: May 30, 2014, 12:03:38 AM »
I wish the 1DX could change crop factor like Nikon.
+1

You can just crop it in the post.  It's almost the same to as what as Nikon FF does.  APS-C on the other hand is different due to resolution.

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Fyi: Even 12800 is only digitally amplified, the highest analog setting on 5d3 is 6400 and on 6d 3200 with 6400 being already very much on the digital side. See the Magic Lantern forum, they recently researched a lot about the various amplification stages esp. on 5d3 to gain more dynamic range and reduce noise.


Very interesting! Do you have any source I could study on the subject?

6D, 3200 and 5D3, 6400?  Are you really, really sure???  :)

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Hi all,

Is there a benefit in using the expanded ISO range vs the Native ones?
What do you use?

Thanks

I use 6D.  It's better in high ISO. :D  Joking aside, I just use whatever exposure is needed and worry about noise later.  Native ones should have a lower noise compared to expanded ISO range.

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I notice that nobody has said "I'll run out and get an iPad and a GoPro".... yet sadly enough, for what I need tomorrow night, that would be my first acquisition.....

I've said Go Pro.  I'm currently using an old G11 with underwater casing but I'd trade it gladly with a Go Pro with accessories. :)

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Canon 6D with 24-105L + 50mm F2 macro, + Go-Pro Hero 3+ with accessories, 3 flashes, YN remote triggers, other strobist accessories (umbrellas, lightstands, reflector, snoot), a very good but light tripod and a good waterproof, shockproof, light backpack bag to fit all of these.  The rest of the money, I'll just invest on travelling.  Depending on the place I'll visit, I'll hire a zoom lens.  Life is too short to visit and experience all the wonderful places on earth.  :)

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Sports / Re: Some Harleys for YOU
« on: May 25, 2014, 08:34:07 PM »
From Krabi, Thailand... Harley Hawker


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