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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.

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.

Lenses / Re: Your favorite lens is?
« on: January 14, 2013, 03:00:37 AM »
I also forgot to add, 100mm F2.8 macro USM.  This is one of the best lens I've ever used that's why I dream of an FF so I can use it more.  Also the 50mm F1.8 II. 

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1D X - HDR First frame always shaky
« on: January 14, 2013, 02:57:10 AM »
For my humble TI1, I use mirror lockup + tripod + remote shutter or 2s timer shutter release to make everything as stable as possible when doing long shutter photography.  I also use my heavier tripod for this.  I don't know if I can teach you much because I'm just a rebel user.

Lenses / Re: Your favorite lens is?
« on: January 14, 2013, 12:50:04 AM »
Using an APS-C camera, 28mm F1.8 USM.

Lenses / Re: Reasons why 14-24L zoom will not be coming soon
« on: January 13, 2013, 08:52:36 AM »
Give me an update of the 20mm (or 18mm and no IS please to reduce the cost) and I'll be happier.  I want a UWA with filter.  I'm not a fan of zooms.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D weatherproofness, tested.
« on: January 13, 2013, 08:41:15 AM »
Even Nikon bodies aside from D(x) series isn't as sealed as how much you subjected your 6D.  Good luck with your warranty.  If you're really on a budget, a Dicapac bag will be enough to seal away your 6D from water and dust at least up to 5-10 meters.

The Canon Cine lenses are not targeted at Rebel owners shooting cute-cat videos to post to YouTube. Or C100 owners. The target audience is professional C300 and C500 users shooting high-end well paid work!

A Canon lens has a different look than a Cooke lens which has a different look than a Zeiss lens. Always use the right tool for the job! So renting not owning expensive Cine Lenses makes sence.

I never talked about taking videos with Rebel Cameras, but don't think who took professional videos with 5D Mark II and 5 III till now was a non professional. House anyone? Iron Man 2 anyone? ;-)

Also consider that there are lot of talented young people and filmakers who aren't that rich, but being rich doesn't mean you make nice movies. Talent does.

What I was saying is that industry thinking the cinema target is only ridiculously rich people, they price everything made for cinema with ridiculously high prices, that's why I was mentioning also the price of stupid bolts and knobs for RED cameras, so it's not about Canon specifically, I could mention lot of different brands that do the same.
Do you think is so expensive to build a stupid metal rail system? What about a stupid follow focus system? Why are rigs so expensive?
I really don't think it's about research, it's just about exploiting the market, I also think that if you know someone with very good optic knowledge you could obtain very high quality lenses for way less than €5000...and I'm talking about completely hand made stuff, considering that with such amout you could easily get an astonishing telescope with fluorite optics.
If you buy a screw, same diameter, same thread, same lenght and material at the hardware store (probably produced in the same factory) you will pay it 198233271239 less than getting it from RED or other cinema brands, so it's not just lenses but everything made for cinema...just my 2 cents.

P.S. The Samyang lenses I previously mentioned are cinema lenses.

So you're complaining that Canon and RED mostly cater to rich people only?  I guess that's their business to cater to whoever they want to.  We can only petition them to create products that will cater to less fortunate but talented people or rely to third-party lens manufacturers like Samyang.  I am guessing Canon keeps an eye towards the target market you specified now and then.  I just think that they still think that the market is still not viable enough.  To think that Canon employs marketing managers with a lot of experience, I think they've already seen the market enough.

BTW, here's some good VDSLRs lenses from Samyang...

Yes! I am so glad that Canon finally announces the 14-24L and the 35L II. Two lenses that people have actually been waiting for!

Oh snap. Where's my reading glasses when I need them.

It's a cine-lens.  It's not intended for you.  Please no more sarcastic comments such as these.  Your needs doesn't reflect the needs of others.

EOS Bodies / Re: Are you really serious about 6D?
« on: January 11, 2013, 09:36:29 PM »
Why I am not excited about 6D even though IQ seems to be quite good;

Times used Center Focus point in the last 2 year: 0x

In fact I just picked a used 1DsIII to be a back up to my 5DIII. A lot of what I shoot is in very low light environments with moving subjects. These shoots even give my 5DIII fits so I decided to sell my 5DII and 1DsII and get the 1DsIII. If the III's AF is at least as good as the II's I'll be very happy.

You don't need 6D.  It's 5D3.

Lenses / Re: Canon 100mm macro IS vs non-IS - any further input?
« on: January 11, 2013, 05:14:20 AM »
I've got a 100 USM non-L macro and I like it.  The one who sold it to me told me that he'll get the 100L instead.  After a few months, I've compared his new pics with his old pics and didn't notice anything different.  I guess it's just the brain behind the camera that's needed to make a difference.

EOS Bodies / Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« on: January 11, 2013, 12:43:00 AM »
I'd take the 6D any day.  The reduced weight, better IQ and better AF are just better than 5D2.  I for one hate lugging a 5D2 when I'm used to a TI1's weight for 4 hours straight.  6D is a little bit tolerable.

5Ds are pure heaven when you are used to 1D bodies :D

its all relative ;)

Yup.  And anything lighter is even better.  :D  Heck, if only RX1 offers a 24-70mm lens even a fixed one instead of a 35, I'll take it over 6D or 5D2 any day.  I'm not a masochist after all.

EOS Bodies / Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« on: January 10, 2013, 10:19:31 PM »
I'd take the 6D any day.  The reduced weight, better IQ and better AF are just better than 5D2.  I for one hate lugging a 5D2 when I'm used to a TI1's weight for 4 hours straight.  6D is a little bit tolerable.

PowerShot / Re: Down to the RX100 or G15...
« on: January 10, 2013, 03:09:50 AM »
Just curious, is the Fuji X10 already "old news"?  I thought that had a lot going for it.

not an old news... it's just an expensive news.  especially if you have a small camera already.  :D

Good to hear the problem's solved.
This is now getting off topic, but I'd like some advice/comments please. I've never actually used LiveView in any real way. So here's what I need to know:
I want to go out and photograph star trails, you know the kind, several hundred shots stacked to make to final image. Now if I set my camera for 30second exposures, continuous shooting and lock my cable release, it'll obviously keep taking shots until a) I tell it not to or b) the battery runs out.
The question: If i use LiveView to focus and avoid all those nasty tremors and slaps, will the screen stay on all the time and drain my battery? Can I tell it not to stay on?
I'm shooting a 7D.

No, at least in my TI1.  It's replaced by a counter/timer.

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