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EOS Bodies / Re: Patents: Canon 85mm f/1.8 IS, 100mm f/2 IS, 135 f/2 IS
« on: January 22, 2014, 12:47:41 AM »
ooh.  I want an 85mm f/1.8 IS!

Lenses / Re: IS Versions of the 50mm, 85mm & 135mm Coming? [CR1]
« on: January 18, 2014, 02:37:03 PM »
I sold my 50mm f/1.4 a while ago because I didn't like what I saw between f/1.4-f/2.5.  I was always shooting at f/2.8 anyway so I figured my 24-70 f/2.8 will do.  With the new Sigma Art 50mm and these rumors, It'll be an exciting year.  I'll be waiting for reviews and for prices to settle before I buy but I definitely want a "large aperture" 50 back in my arsenal.

Lenses / Re: Should I choose the 70-200 2.8 II?
« on: December 19, 2013, 01:27:27 AM »

Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: December 18, 2013, 02:37:22 AM »
Can I just guys take some awesome pictures!...  I seriously love this whole thread =)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D compensating in manual mode
« on: December 17, 2013, 12:50:27 AM »
This is good info.  thanks guys

Lenses / Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« on: November 03, 2013, 05:34:40 PM »
Yeah, sure.  We've all heard that before!


my wife just laughs whenever i say that

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark iii questions (mostly AF)
« on: October 25, 2013, 03:20:54 PM »
I also shoot weddings and events with a two body set up. I came from a single 5d2 to owning a 5d3 along with the 5d2. when my 5d2 was taken from my car I quickly purchased a 6d to replace the stolen 5d2. BAD CHOICE for me! although I love that the IQ and ISO of the 6d had me not for want for great pics, the button orientation was the drawback for me. I was just too used to the 5d button lay out. My second camera ever was a 50d so with my nose to it's back for a few years the 5d systems layout became natural. hence, the toggle button along with the quick select dial allowed me more control in situations where i need to keep my eye in the viewfinder.

some points.

1-The dial of the 5d3 is more responsive to me. ( I think the 6d's dial is too plastic-ky and cheap and doesn't select my choices responsively.)

2- The 5d3 is WAY BETTER made! ( the little aluminum mode indicator disc fell off the 6d after about 3 weeks, and the rubber gripping started to peel after a month).

3-The ability to select AF points with an assuring toggle while looking thru the VF. ( I've missed a few shots using the 6d selector dial to change AF points).

4.-Which is a biggie, two card slots. I shoot J-peg and RAW. I use an Eye-Fi card to instant upload for display if the client adds that service to their package. ( I tried the Wi-Fi feature of the 6d during events and found that it's way to tedious to apply at events.)

In the end I sold the 6d and bought a second 5d3.

I think you should WORK THE BEST YOU CAN with what you can afford now, and try to get the gear that allows you to do the MOST for the type of work you will constantly do in the future.

I think this is great advice.

Canon General / Re: Irritating photography advice
« on: October 07, 2013, 01:49:28 PM »
on a side note: I love having a forum full of photographers I can share these kinds of frustrations with =) 

Lenses / Re: 85L or 135L?
« on: October 06, 2013, 03:28:07 PM »
surapon love it :-) but i am 32 and carrying 2 body's 1dx and 5d3 with 70-200 and 24-70 2.8 at a wedding all day i  have sore legs and back you must be one fit man loaded up like that lol

Hell yeah.  That one goes out to those who complain about the weight of a 70-200 2.8 IS II.  You're freakin' awesome surapon!

All joking aside, I suggest you get the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II plus a couple dumbbells.  If the weight is bothering you that much, you need to start lifting, bro. 

No judgement... seriously.  My neck and shoulders were not conditioned for the first time I carried a DSLR all day (and that was a T3i + 24-105).  I started exercising (nothing crazy) and now, I can shoot a wedding for 10-12 hours carrying TWO mk3s (1 with a 24-70 2.8 II, and 1 with a 70-200 2.8 IS II) without having to pay for it painfully the next day.

If you're unable to work out due to age, medical conditions, etc., that's another story.  Personally, I lost 20 lbs. since I started photography. It's been great for me.

Another thing that helped me was switching out my stupid (or shall I say poorly designed) neck strap for a decent strap.  Currently, I use the Spider Holster system and a spare Carry Speed strap to carry two bodies on serious gigs.  I'm sure you can find a setup that will suit your needs/budget.

Canon General / Re: Advice on upgrade (Body or lens)
« on: September 25, 2013, 03:23:32 AM »
I think the old saying still applies.  Get good glass first.  It sounds like your camera body is still working.  We use a number of mk2s with our mk3s (our full team has 6 shooters when doing both photo AND video).  We don't really hurt for the mk3s.  The mk2s work fine (even though they're a little beat up). 

The only reason I would say go for the new body is if you're planning to ADD to your list and not sell off you mk2 just yet.  Having two camera bodies with the lenses you already own would be an upgrade in speed.  I guess it depends on what you're planning to sell. 

Our lead shooter still uses his 24-70 mk1 and finds/creates beautiful shots.  He also has a 24-70 and a 70-200 II always mounted on a pair of mk3s with him.

Lenses / Re: 14mm mk2 or 16-35 mk2?
« on: September 23, 2013, 04:12:02 PM »
I like the 14mm but I think I want the flexibility of the 16-35 II.

Lenses / Re: 40mm Panckake or 35mm 1.4L For walking street
« on: September 22, 2013, 02:33:29 PM »
I vote for the pancake for a few reasons:

1) smaller and less conspicuous
2) lighter
3) for street stuff, I like shooting around f/5.6 to 8.  I'm not usually trying to totally isolate one thing from far away so f/1.4 isn't that big of a need. 
4) you can't beat it for the price

I sold my 35L a while ago.  I'm not as big of a fan of prime lenses as I used to be... not that they don't have a place in my arsenal, just not for how I shoot.  But that's just me

Canon General / Re: Accidental L Series Ad
« on: September 21, 2013, 01:28:40 PM »
Nice shot!

Here's mine, but it wasn't accidental.  The 'L' of the 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS, shot with the MP-E 65mm.

That's just showing off!!



Canon General / Re: I hate photographing my family for posed photos...
« on: September 14, 2013, 04:13:14 PM »
oh man... my heart goes out to you brudda. 

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