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Lighting / Re: Highend Youngnuo vs Canon 430EXII
« on: January 18, 2013, 08:14:32 PM »
I recommend Nissin flashes.  They're better built than Yongnuo's comparable to Canon.

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I think if you think it is going to have better high iso than the 5dmk3 putting it close to the 1dx you are kidding yourself

:)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 6D Bundles at B&H Photo
« on: January 18, 2013, 02:12:04 AM »
Price going down...  A little bit more please!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« on: January 18, 2013, 02:10:10 AM »
I always learn something from Ken's reviews...I would be lying if I said that I did not...but he is still a Canon Kiss-Ass, and a hoser. ;D. (Ken uses no tact...so I won't use any either).
...oh...and I still prefer my 5DIII. Duh.

Hmmm... some says he's a Nikon Kiss-Ass.  Now he wants a 5D3 more than D800, suddenly a Canon Kiss-Ass?  Well, agreed, he's well-opinionated but I really appreciate his views on things.  Most of the time I can agree with him especially when it comes to categorizing pixel peepers.  :)  Regarding 6D, I think he has valid points and even admitted 5D3 still a lot better and a more flexible camera than 6D.  It's just that you can't really ignore 6D's price vs 5D3.  Maybe, after 6 months, 6D's price will be lower thus really fulfilling its purpose as an entry-level FF camera.  (P.S. I don't care about what's entry level or not.  This term is just for pixel peepers.  As long as it can produce the pictures I wanted.)

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"even though the IQ is great, the rest of the camera falls apart and destroys any appeal as an option, even if the current offering at b+h is only $100 more than the 5D2 kit."

Let me see... AF? better than 5D2, less than 5D3.  @$1000 less, this is understandable.  Shutter speed, 1/4000, this is good enough for most people.  It has ISO 50 for those moments there's too much light or you can just plug-in an ND filter.  IQ (ISO, DR, Color), comparable to 1DX, better than 5D3, a lot better than 5D2 especially in terms of ISO performance.  This is actually a bargain if you ask me.  WIFI, GPS, not so important depending on the person using it.  So what's the gripe?  WTH, some wedding photogs even prefer 6D than 5D3 when getting pictures in low-light (flash problem).  @only $100 more than the 5D2 kit, who doesn't want it?  For video, 5D3 is still a lot better or just get a video camera.  Soon, just as 5D2, there will be a moire filter that will be provided for 6D.  Would you still prefer your 5D2 over 6D?  If you really hate 6D, then by all means get a 5D3 or just get a 5D2 and be content but please give facts when dissuading somebody else from buying a 6D.

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Lenses / Re: New EOS-M Lenses Soon [CR2]
« on: January 17, 2013, 01:08:22 AM »
Had previously heard the rumors of an M2 so it's not so much of a shock. I can accept that my EOS-M doesn't have a built in flash or EVF since it is what I bought.

What I have a problem accepting is the crap AF speed and the lack of a firmware update to address it. If it turns out to be a hardware problem and something that requires a new model to fix I'll be very very very annoyed with Canon.  (Unless they do me some kind of unheard of deal to upgrade)

You may want to use the screen to touch-focus.  I find that it a lot faster.

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Lenses / Re: New EOS-M Lenses Soon [CR2]
« on: January 17, 2013, 12:40:43 AM »
WUT WUT. I just got my M though. T_T If it's like a M-pro, I'm going to cry.  >:(

I think it will be... so cry now.  :D  You'll cry even more because it will have a swivel screen + EVF + a little bit more buttons.  :D

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Off topic, too: For peace of mind, it's best not to think of any other dslrs or competing brands out there.

Somehow, this made me a little bit sad. :(  If 6D just have the same center AF capability on all its 11 points, there will be no arguments like these.

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I hope 5D mark IV or 6D mark II will combine the best features of 6D and 5D3.   8)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lens Filter For Landscape???
« on: January 16, 2013, 10:17:04 PM »
I'd recommend CPL, ND Grad, Sunset ND Grad, and ND 2 & 6.  You can also get a reverse ND grad which is also very useful.  If you want cheap, you can get Tian Ya (not so advisable) or better yet, Lee filters.  Get those that will fit 82mm or larger.  Just use step rings which is cheaper than say getting new filters if you suddenly have a larger lens.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D + 24-105 vs T4i + 24-70 II
« on: January 15, 2013, 11:09:56 PM »
Wow!  Congratulations on your new purchase.  I hope I too have that kind of money already.  If you've got a good copy of 24-105, you might end up not wanting a 24-70 at all.  6D got an amazing ISO performance that you won't miss that much the wide open aperture.

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Lenses / Re: Your favorite lens is?
« on: January 14, 2013, 11:08:09 PM »
Isn't someone going to say EF-S 18-55? It's supposed to be the number one Canon lens for numbers produced.... someone has to like it.... anybody?????


its not a very good lens, if they upgrade the optics to be the same as the 18-55 EF-M it will be a big improvement for this kit lens


For all its issues, I still love the EF-S 18-55mm IS for its flexibility, price and weight.  You just have to understand its weaknesses to be able to enjoy this lens at least for casual photography.  I for one can't complain on some of these pics:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/canon18-55is/

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D + 24-105 vs T4i + 24-70 II
« on: January 14, 2013, 11:01:52 PM »
Go for a 5dc or 5d2 if your money isnt enough and buy the 24-70. Those 2 ff are still a lot better than t4i and you'll be exposed to the DOF of an FF. This way, you won't think of upgrades until at least your camera goes down.  As for me, if i have that kind of money, it will be a 6D + 50mm f1.4 + 85mm F1.8.  Ive got already a 28mm to cover the wide end. Agreed, primes are more inconvenient to use but I prefer the IQ of a prime. But if youre earning money through photography, a 24-70 is a must.


I'm afraid I'll have to disagree with you. Gone are the days that prime lenses are better than zooms. As I said before, I already purchased the 6D + 85mm f1.8 and promptly returned them because the 85mm had unimpressive sharpness, color, contrast, and aberration correction compared to the 70-200mm f2.8 IS USM II that I sold. I was willing to give up the focal range versatility, but the 85mm was simply inferior in all other aspects as well. There's nothing really wrong with the 85mm f1.8, but its 20-year-old design just doesn't stand up to a top of the line zoom that costs $1800 more, which was what I was used to using before.

Also, I'm not quite sure a 5Dc is better than a T4i. The sensor is, for sure. But what about the ergonomics and controls? Autofocus? Video? (I do shoot video occasionally, mostly at home for fun.) Actually, it would appear that the T4i is better than the 5Dc in every way EXCEPT sensor. Not a very convincing argument for the full frame crowd.


I don't know if you've got a bad copy of 85mm but I've tried it and found it's acceptable for its price.  True, it might not be able to match 70-200 open wide but stopped down, I think it's almost comparable especially if you take into consideration its price.

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Lenses/Compare-Camera-Lenses/Compare-lenses/%28lens1%29/322/%28brand%29/Sigma/%28camera1%29/0/%28lens2%29/241/%28brand2%29/Canon/%28camera2%29/0/%28lens3%29/408/%28brand3%29/Canon/%28camera3%29/0

I think you're into more of a consumer than an enthusiast/professional at least for now since you're also looking at video autofocus (even 6D and 5D3 doesn't have one).  By all means, T4I is better than 5DC on that area.  As for ergonomics, it's subjective from person to person.  I have suggested a good 5DC or 5D2 camera because I know a lot of photographers who want to go FF but didn't go FF all at once just because of the price (I'm one of them).  While it's still better to invest on a lens than a body, you also should know that you can only take advantage of the 24-70 or 70-200 fully if you're using an FF body.  ISO and DOF aside, I for one value the fact that I can go for a wider focal length using a 24-70 and an FF than using it with a crop body.  That alone for me makes investing on a 24-70mm lens more worthwhile.  Of course that maybe isn't the case for you.  If you think you can be happy with the T4I and 24-70, then by all means, buy it.  You can still upgrade later if needed.  I'm not here to convince you otherwise.  I'm just letting you know what I feel when choosing between an APS-C and an FF body.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D + 24-105 vs T4i + 24-70 II
« on: January 14, 2013, 07:52:31 PM »
Go for a 5dc or 5d2 if your money isnt enough and buy the 24-70. Those 2 ff are still a lot better than t4i and you'll be exposed to the DOF of an FF. This way, you won't think of upgrades until at least your camera goes down.  As for me, if i have that kind of money, it will be a 6D + 50mm f1.4 + 85mm F1.8.  Ive got already a 28mm to cover the wide end. Agreed, primes are more inconvenient to use but I prefer the IQ of a prime. But if youre earning money through photography, a 24-70 is a must.

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Lighting / Re: Off camera flash
« on: January 14, 2013, 03:54:22 AM »
If you want to learn the basics, RF603 is better than 622 since it's fully manual.  A light stand and an umbrella plus reflector are also required.  Don't worry about your 450D.  They're still be fine for strobist style photography.

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