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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Introducing the MōVI Stabilizer
« on: April 05, 2013, 11:48:50 AM »
It does look awesome, but out of my budget range.
Maybe it will be affordable at daily rental rates.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 03, 2013, 07:56:28 AM »
from a fashion show i shot recently ---  both with the 85mm 1.8...one on cam flash, one off camera with shoot through umbrella

Hi Chuck,
I like your lighting and what what you do with the 85 1.8. Are those hot pixels, though, to the top right of the models' heads?

They do look like hot pixels, two clusters of them.
I had to return two 5DIII bodies with hot pixels at low ISO. It was very disappointing, but I finally got a perfect body the third time.
The experience has left me concerned about Canon quality control.

I do believe you are right...crap!!!!

Return the body is you can. Or send it to Canon for repair.
You can also do the manual dust cleaning. This remaps the stuck pixels to nearby pixels. I did this with the first body I bought, but it soon developed another couple of red pixels, so I returned it (was less than 30 days old).

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Focus aids for video, ... plleeeaaase

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: March 30, 2013, 09:14:23 AM »
from a fashion show i shot recently ---  both with the 85mm 1.8...one on cam flash, one off camera with shoot through umbrella

Hi Chuck,
I like your lighting and what what you do with the 85 1.8. Are those hot pixels, though, to the top right of the models' heads?

They do look like hot pixels, two clusters of them.
I had to return two 5DIII bodies with hot pixels at low ISO. It was very disappointing, but I finally got a perfect body the third time.
The experience has left me concerned about Canon quality control.

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Lenses / Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: March 27, 2013, 11:17:34 PM »
How about a new 400 5.6L IS ?
smaller, lighter, sharper !

That would be very welcome, but a hard decision.  One of the great things about the 100-400L is that you get a 400mm lens that collapses down to the size of a 70-200/2.8.  The 400/5.6 is more of a challenge to pack/transport.

The devil's in the details. I'd have to see both, but I would likely favor saving weight and money over size and flexibility. If they both weighed the same and cost the same, I'd choose the 100-400

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Lenses / Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: March 27, 2013, 11:23:20 AM »
How about a new 400 5.6L IS ?

smaller, lighter, sharper !

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-105 F/4L
« on: March 26, 2013, 02:07:36 AM »
By now you'd think I'd remember who it is who regularly makes the point...neuro, maybe?...but, anyway, the 24-105 on full frame is better in every single specification than any f/2.8 standard zoom on APS-C. It's wider and longer, for starters, and you can get a shallower depth of field with it, and you even get less noise with the same exposure (meaning a higher ISO to compensate for the "loss" of a stop) to boot.

If you like your f/2.8 standard zoom on APS-C, you'll love the 24-105 on 135 format.

I'm not big on standard zooms, myself...but I keep thinking from time to time that maybe one of the alternatives might be worth considering, and very quickly come right back to concluding that the 24-105 is the best for me. The Tamron has IS, sure, and an extra stop, but it doesn't have 70-105. And the Canon 24-70 II doesn't have IS or the extra range, even if its image quality is better...and it's stupidly expensive. The 24-105 isn't at all a slouch in the IQ department; quite the contrary -- it's better than the original 24-70, just not as fast.

In short, it's the most versatile standard zoom there is, with great image quality. Each of the others beats it in one metric, sure, but it beats them in two or three other metrics.

Which is why it'll remain my standard zoom for the foreseeable future. Like, say...until Canon releases the TS-E 12-1200 f/1.0L DO AF for $999.

Cheers,

b&

I owned the canon 17-55 2.8 IS before upgrading to FF.
That lens was awesome on my 40D.
Fast focus, great IS, Sharp and contrasty
Best normal lens for Crop

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Studio shoot, 5D MarkII or MarkIII
« on: March 26, 2013, 02:05:00 AM »
i upgraded my 5DII to 5DIII.
I find many more keepers with the 5DIII.
Even in the studio you will have better shot at capturing that perfect moment.

I think the IQ of 5DIII is noticeably better than 5DII in every situation.

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Lenses / Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« on: March 23, 2013, 07:25:00 PM »
16-35 is my most used lens.
I like wide.

My ideal lens would be a small, light weight, 17-28 2.8 that was sharp and contrasty everywhere. I'd even take 17-24 2.8 if it helped the designers make it small and still perform well.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D or 5D Mark III
« on: March 07, 2013, 12:22:29 AM »
I owned a 40D and a 5DII, now i have the 5DIII.

The 5DIII is the 40D speed + 5DII IQ combined + a whole lot of extras. It's worth the the $.
The 6D is lower build quality, poor ergonomics compared to 40D, and much worse than 5DIII

Get the 5DIII, and enjoy the full-frame goodness

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Lenses / Re: Advice on a telephoto lens for street photography
« on: March 06, 2013, 02:22:51 PM »
I repeat myself, but go wide for the street.

Street photography  is photojournalism. The most compelling and award winning news photos are made using a wide to ultra-wide focal length. The wide angle places the viewer in the action.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: March 06, 2013, 12:03:25 PM »
I know i am kinda late to the party but I keep trying to buy a 7D but keep stopping myself...The current 7D just doesn't out do my 1D Mark III so i guess i can't justify the regular 7D until I have gotten an upgrade. Why why why does this have to come out in the fall. I'd buy it right now like i bought the 5DM3 last March. Oh God I'd be so happy if they released it 2 weeks from now. Heres to unrealistic hope.

Great quote comes to mind: "The best time to buy a new digital camera is when it's NEW."

I wouldn't buy a 60D, T4i, or 7D today. They will all be replaced soon.
Wait or buy a 6D, 5DIII, 1Dx etc.

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Lenses / Re: Advice on a telephoto lens for street photography
« on: March 06, 2013, 12:39:30 AM »
16-35 2.8L II is perfect for street work, night and day.
Wide lets you get close and talk to people, gives you a sense of place, and let's you capture discrete photos because people do not suspect that they are in the frame of the ultra-wide.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 85 f/1.2L II
« on: March 05, 2013, 03:24:41 PM »
The portraits are nice, but they would have been every bit as good with the 85 1.8.
Also, one eye out of focus doesn't look good to me.

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Lenses / Re: Photozone spanks the 24-70 F4 USM L IS
« on: March 05, 2013, 10:45:13 AM »
BTW ... I'd still go for the 24-70 2.8 over the f/4. It's not that much extra.

Crystal ball: Canon releases a 24-70 2.8L IS at $2400, and the non-IS version settles in at $1600 - $1800

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