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Lighting / Re: Which flash for a 5d mkIII
« on: March 04, 2013, 05:14:59 AM »
+1 for the 600ex-rt.  yes, it's more powerful but one of my favorite things about it is the way the controls work.  It's so much easier to adjust output on the 600 than the 430.  I know it doesn't seem like a big deal but it much faster and much more convenient IMO.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Made the Jump
« on: March 02, 2013, 05:34:13 AM »
congrats! i made the jump last year from a 60D but I do video too and decided to keep the APS-C camera since it is worth more to me as a 2nd camera angle.

Software & Accessories / Re: Backpack Suggestion
« on: March 01, 2013, 03:07:51 AM »
+1 for ThinkTank Products.  They do look pretty darn sexy.... and by that I mean clean and sleek, and not too obvious for would be thieves.

I have 3 different Think Tank setups.  The Airport Takeoff to hold everything when traveling, The Sling-O-Matic 10 for casual shooting conditions, and a Pro Speed belt w/Pixel Racing Harness+Digital Holster+Modular set for wedding shoots.

Lenses / Re: Best Value "Normal" Lens for 6d?
« on: February 27, 2013, 02:36:52 PM »
Canon 50mm 1.4


It's your best bang for the buck regardless of the FF body you're putting it on.


That and a 24-105 F4L.

+1 for both of these lenses

EOS Bodies / Re: Too early to sell 60D?
« on: February 23, 2013, 03:39:25 PM »
I've been unable to sell my 60D or my 10-22 at the prices I'm asking for.  I think I'll actually just keep them instead of selling them just to get a 16-35 2.8 II.  This way I'll have a backup body AND and ultra wide angle lens, plus a body with an extra 1.6x reach to pair with my 70-200 2.8 IS II and 1.4x III if I ever need a longer focal length....all without having to sell anything.

EOS Bodies / Re: got a 6d yipee!
« on: February 23, 2013, 03:35:18 PM »
congrats.  I'm considering one for my backup body to replace my 60D.  I'm in no rush so I might wait it out but it's nice to hear that people are happy with it.  When I'm doing video it would be nice to have a 2nd camera that has AF so I'm hoping the 6dmk2, whenever that may come out, will have video AF.  The T4i/EOS M won't cut it for me (for some small gripes like the different battery and no Kelvin temp WB).  Besides, I definitely want both my cameras to be FF.

Lenses / Re: Best lens for baby portraits?
« on: February 23, 2013, 03:23:09 PM »
congratulations on the new addition to your family!

I actually like the 35L as a standard/wide-ish prime.  It focuses relatively close and gives a shallow enough DOF but isn't as hard to use as the 50L or 85L.  I know some people might suggest the new sigma 35mm instead (and I'm not opposed to that either).  That 85mm 1.8 does 95% of what the L does so if that is more within your budget, I think thats a great recommendation too for the tight portrait shot.

Lenses / Re: How low will it go? (50L)
« on: February 19, 2013, 07:45:44 PM »
How long have you waited to get this lens? Are you missing shots by not having this lens? If you don't need it urgently then by all means wait and see if price drops further.

Personally, I won't be able to put off buying a new L lens for a chance of possibly saving an extra $100 when I'm already paying $1299/$1399.

Hope you get the lens soon and start enjoying it.

IMHO as always



+1 as well.  I want to get the 50 f/1.2L one of these days but it's not urgent for me, even after selling my 50mm 1.4.  I'm keeping an eye out for a good deal but I noticed that the Christmas ('12) deal was the one of the best I saw all year.

Lenses / Re: Weddings 70-200mm 2.8 is vs 4 is
« on: February 19, 2013, 07:43:22 PM »
So I guess my final choice is f4 for me, f2.8 ii for him.

I think that's the perfect compromise.  It would be nice to have the 70-200 f/4 when I'm out shooting during the day and don't need the 2.8.  The 2.8 IS II is a pain when I have to carry it for 12 hours.

That said, I've actually started using the spider holster system on my think tank belt.  Have you considered a belt carrying system.  It beats having anything around your neck or on your shoulder(s).  I'd give it a try.  I have a Black Rapid strap and even that bugs after a while.  I hardly even feel the camera weight (5dmk3, 600ex-rt, and 70-200 2.8 IS II) on my hips/waist.

Lenses / Re: Input on Lens Decision
« on: February 18, 2013, 01:56:00 PM »
I find zooms to be more "convenient" for casual shooting.  Primes are nice but against my set of lenses, I don't feel the need to buy every single L prime lens anymore.  Lately, for casual shooting, I've been trying to discipline myself by carrying only 1 or 2 lenses at most and making it work with what I have on hand. 

In short, yes, I say slim down your kit to what you absolutely need.  It look like you can use an ultra wide angle lens in your kit. Also, the 24-105 might pair up nicely with the 100-400 instead of the 70-300.

I own both the 24-105 and 24-70II
I bought the 24-70II even though i own the 24-105 for 1 reason, sharpness at f2.8. That's also a big reason why many other buy this lens isn't it?
Depending on what you shoot, for me, it's 90% portraits, 10% events and for both, i don't need IS.
What i need is a sharp lens.
If possible, most times i'll use my primes but there are situations where a good zoom is essential and this is where the 24-70II really's almost as sharp as my primes for portraitures..

+1 I ended up selling my 24-105.  Not nearly as sharp.  The extra stop of light comes in handy too.

Software & Accessories / Re: BlackRapid & Kirk clamp hook-up
« on: February 16, 2013, 03:24:53 PM »
i love this forum.  I had the same question last night as I was switching my clamps to Arca Swiss clamps and lo and behold... here it is on the forum.  Thanks to the OP and all the answers.  That helps me out too.

Lighting / Re: Speedlite ST-E2 v's ST-E3-RT
« on: February 14, 2013, 04:15:19 AM »
Before you buy anything get this book

It should come free with every flash. It covers all your options with pros and cons for each, it tells you the best value and what you need to buy to get he kind go pictures you want, whatever they might be.

+1  i love this book

also, the st-e3-rt does not have an AF assist beam.  I believe the st-e2 emits one.  If the the e3 had it, I'd pick one up instead of getting yet another 600-ex-rt

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 40 f/2.8 STM
« on: February 13, 2013, 02:42:49 PM »
I love my shorty.  sure I don't use it everyday but it helps out the shoulders/neck when walking around all day at an amusement park.  I use it for it's intended purpose.  non-mission-critical, casual photography when I don't want to lug around the big guns.  It's the ninja lens.  The rest of my guys are big Samurai and Sumo wrestlers!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D or 5D3 for low light candids?
« on: February 13, 2013, 02:51:52 AM »
5D3 is a better low-light camera.  But the 24-105/4 is not the lens for low-light candids — generally speaking.  If low-light candids are a priority, get the 5D3 and buy a different lens.  Pretty much any fast prime or f/2.8 zoom would be my preference for low-light candids.


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