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Software & Accessories / Re: iPhoto or Aperture?
« on: April 14, 2013, 01:51:07 PM »
I used both iPhoto and Aperture for a while before I switched to Lightroom 4.  iPhoto was used to manage any pictures I took with my iPhone.  Aperture was used for photos I took with my DSLR. 

In the end, "upgrading" to Lightroom was one of the best investments I ever made.  I wish I would've done it sooner.  The abilities you gain in the photo editing process (to me) far outweigh the initial learning time taken to re-learn software.  i.e. 1) the noise reduction slider actually does something to reduce noise.  2) the single-click lens profile correction is awesome 3) the clarity slider does wonders for a lot of my pictures.  I know this might vary according to your style but I can organize and edit my photos in 1/4th of the time with Lightroom and I've only been using it since December 2012.  Just my 2 cents

Lenses / Re: Prime vs zoom
« on: March 29, 2013, 02:00:53 AM »

Lenses / Re: 40mm f/2.8 Wow what a lens
« on: March 28, 2013, 04:39:08 AM »
I love my 40!

Same here, it's such a perfect pairing for unobtrusive general photography on my 5D.  I think it and a 6D would make a wonderful compact/stealth kit.  Canon really needs to make an equivalent lens for EF-S mount, the shorty 40's just a bit too much telephoto for my tastes on APS-C.

Felt the same with my 60D.  I like it much more on FF

EOS Bodies / Re: How to spend money
« on: March 27, 2013, 02:03:00 PM »
How about a 5DIII and a 300/2.8L IS II?   :)


sounds like you want to splurge a little on the 1DX (which I think is totally fine if you have the money for it).  If you want an immediate upgrade, I think the mk3 would make you happy too....I'd get the mk3 and the 300 2.8 IS II and save up for a 1DX AS WELL!  =)  happy shopping.

btw, get the wife a little something that she would like while you're at it.

Lenses / Re: 40mm f/2.8 Wow what a lens
« on: March 27, 2013, 01:55:39 PM »
I love my 40!

Lenses / Re: How Much do you use your Canon EF 16-35mm L ??
« on: March 27, 2013, 01:46:46 PM »
ugh...i want one!  i need it to complete my f/2.8 zoom trinity.  I tried out some test shots at a local camera store this week.  quality and sharpness at 2.8 aren't as "bad" as some have exaggerated here on the forums.  I was able to get what I wanted after some minor work in LR4.

Lenses / Re: Need your opinions on selling my 50L and 24/70L
« on: March 25, 2013, 05:05:54 AM »
I just rented the 50L this weekend.  It was a good copy with no issues but to be honest, I really missed my 24-70 2.8 II.  It a perfect complement to my 70-200 2.8 IS II.  Yes, the bokeh on the 50L is creamy but wasn't really all that.  I sold my 50 1.4 when I got the 24-70 II 'cause I was stopping it down to 2.8 when I used it anyway.  I guess if you're really into the blur, then cool.  I find I can get similar blur with the 70-200 zoomed in from farther back AND my images are sharper.  just my thoughts

well I think the SL1 is "cute" and my wife might be the perfect customer for it.  The EOS M wasn't what we were looking for.  I thought she might like using my 60D after I got a mk3 but that was too big for her.  pair it (SL1) up with the 40mm and she's got a kick ass little setup for her needs... no she's not a pro photographer.  It would just be a toy.... honestly, she's fine just taking pictures with her new iPhone. 

So the gear announcement wasn't what some of you expected... so what!  don't you guys already have great cameras?   I too wanted to see a 70D upgrade but meh, I'm doin' just fine with the gear I have.  I think the complainers need to go shoot more. 

As with my recording studio gear, I buy what I need when I need it.  don't sweat the small stuff people.

Lenses / Re: Do I need the EF 85mm f/1.8 USM?
« on: March 20, 2013, 03:06:50 AM »
I've been considering getting an 85mm since I sold my 50 (which I liked for portraits on a crop) but found that my 70-200 covers that need quite well.  Every time I start to consider it again, I read something somewhere that reiterates how redundant it would be to have both the 70-200 and an 85mm.  If or when I do get around to making that purchase, I'll have to go for the L.  2 stops of light might be worth it for me but it really isn't a big need right now.

EOS Bodies / Re: $2,800.00 budget
« on: March 20, 2013, 02:50:51 AM »

Lenses / Re: 24-70 IS ii v 70-200 IS ii
« on: March 20, 2013, 02:45:52 AM »
since you have a 50, I'd sell the 24-70 I and get a 70-200.  I love that lens.  I sold my 50mm 1.4 when I got the 24-70 II.

EOS Bodies / Re: Should I buy the 5D mark III ?
« on: March 18, 2013, 05:47:29 AM »
yes u should!

Lenses / Re: Is there anything I can improve on this gear list?
« on: March 17, 2013, 05:38:50 AM »
looks like you've got lots to play with!  +1 for the tripod recommendation if you don't have one already.  don't go cheap on this one, it's a waste of money.  you'll end up buying a nice one eventually

Lenses / Re: 16-35II vs 24-70II IQ?
« on: March 16, 2013, 01:51:34 AM »
What Dylan said...

I really didn't care for the IQ of my 16-35 F/2.8 II and sold it to fund the 24-70 F/2.8 II.

Once I got the 24-70 II  F/2.8 II in mu hands, I tested the 24 F/1.4 II that I had against it.
My 24-70 was sharper @ F/2.8 upwards than the prime, which left me with a prime that vignettes badly @ F/1.4 is usable at F/2 and not as good onwards.
I sold the 24 F/1.4 II the next day.

I've also had 2 copies of the new Sigma 35mm F/1.4 and neither of them could out resolve the 24-70 @ F/2.8.

I sold all my Canon lenses except the 70-200 F/2.8 II and the 24-70 F/2.8 II.
Both are excellent and nothing much in the Canon mount comes close.
I'll wait for the new Canon UW (12 - 24 or 14 - 24) to get the third part of the trinity.


nice to hear i'm not the only one who did something like this.  Although I still keep my 35L for when I really need the low light capabilities or for shooting video.  I too am waiting for a new awesome UWA.  In the meantime, I'm having lots of fun with the 8-15mm fisheye!

Lenses / Re: 5DIII+35mm or 50mm?
« on: March 14, 2013, 02:21:29 PM »

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