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Lighting / Re: Purchase advice for second Speedlite
« on: December 15, 2012, 12:15:13 AM »
I love my 600ex-rt.  i have a 430 ex ii as well.  I will eventually sell it to get another 600 (or 2) unless they come out with a 430-ish speed light that acts as a RT slave. 

It's not just more powerful, the controls on it are much nicer to use IMO.  It's much easier to set power levels, etc.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: [crop + 35L] versus [FF + 50 f/1.4]
« on: December 14, 2012, 04:02:15 AM »
without knowing much about you and your shooting, I'd advise you to keep the 35L.  I recently made the jump to a 5D mkiii from a 60D.  I just sold my 50 1.4 today.  One of the main uses of a prime lens is to use it wide open (or close to wide open).  I was having to stop down my aperture to f/4 or f/5.6 to get really sharp images.  at 1.4, it was so so.  The 35L looks much better wide open...well, at least when stopped down to about 1.8-2.8, but still nice enough for my style at 1.4.  I'll be saving for the 50L eventually.

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Lenses / Re: A final goodbye to my 50mm f1.4 lens
« on: December 14, 2012, 03:45:09 AM »
I finally posted my 50mm f1.4 on CL yesterday around 3:30PM and the lens got sold by 6PM same day for $290 cash.

When I opened my camera bag this morning, I see an empty spot in my bag - where the 50mm sits when not in use. 

My feeling right now =  :-\  to  :'(

Sadly, i just sold mine today(for $280).  There's an empty slot in my bag now, too where the 50 would sit.   :'(  My wife brought up a good point though.  I should be happy that I have the new 24-70 II.  After I purchase an UWA and a Macro lens, I'll save up for the 50L.  In the meantime, the 35L will do.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L in Late 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 14, 2012, 03:35:55 AM »

Dear Santa,
Please make this CR2 comes true ::)

+1 Lol!

+1  i need this lens to go with my new mark III, 24-70 II, and 70-200 IS II.  I had to give up my EF-S 10-22 and am currently without an UWA!!!!

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I have a Hoya HD1 UV Filter on there for protection.  For my 24-70 II, I purchased a Hoya HD1 Clear Protecter instead of a UV Filter

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Lenses / Re: Next lens, round 2
« on: December 11, 2012, 12:29:40 PM »
this is all good info.  I'm selling my 10-22, 24-105, and 60D as well.  I already have the 24-70 II but I think I need to take my lenses to Canon (down the street) to get everything calibrated.  Do you guys think I should just get FoCal instead?.... or both Canon Service and use FoCal?

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Lenses / Re: Zoom vs Primes?
« on: December 11, 2012, 04:45:00 AM »
as a newer shooter, I'd recommend going for a good zoom like the 24-70 II.  I had the 24-105 to begin with but was never wowed by it.  I personally feel primes are for more experienced shooters who know that they want to work with a particular focal length. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Only 1 lens
« on: December 11, 2012, 04:25:16 AM »
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Your current 5DII + 40mm f/2.8 pancake makes a great package.  That is a very sweet lens and only $149.  Baby and family photos will look just as good with the little 40mm as with the big 24-70/2.8.  The 40mm is great for landscape too (if you like the focal length).  Also, Rebel T4i with kit lens for $599 can do a lot.

I agree. Best of luck.

+1 good luck to u buddy. 

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Lenses / Re: 17-40mm F/4 L or 16/35mm F/2.8 L I
« on: December 09, 2012, 01:45:43 AM »
I'm in a similar predicament.  coming from the 10-22 on a crop, I really liked 10mm.  My main concern isn't the extra stop of light as I will probably be shooting at f/5.6 to f/8 anyway.  I've read that in UWA lenses, 1 mm makes a big difference.  Is the difference between 16mm and 17mm significant?

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Yes! the 24-70 II is a special lens. The 24-105, while a fine lens, doesnt come close to comparison in image quality. Also low light focusing will be much nicer @ 2.8.  It is THE finest zoom in that focal length available.   .


I agree. I just did a lot of research on the 24-70 II...balanced against primes. I already own a 50mm f/1.4 Sigma and the  Canon 85L...so I was considering puchasing the Canon 24mm L & the new Sigma 35mm f/1.4 or the new Canon zoom.  Either way I would be spending the same amount of money.
I had sold my Canon 24-105 back in the spring to buy the new 24-70mm...but then there were all of the delays...and this GREAT Sigma 35mm appeared out of nowhere.  I was torn. The price of the new zoom really put me off.
In the end I bought the new Canon Zoom.  It is REALLY sharp and many times it is just great to have that zoom range in your hands an not be changing out primes. Way more interactive..with trade-offs.
The 24-105 is a good lens...but I was never WOWED by it.
Check out this comparison of it to the new 24-70mm II:
http://www.ronmartblog.com/2012/09/comparison-canon-24-70-f28l-ii-vs-24.html
..from a sharpness and DOF the new 24-70mm blows the 24-105mm out of the water. (but the 24-105mm is a very good zoom for the money).
I LOVE primes....but I am a little wowed by this new zoom. Could just be the honeymoon period...but my feeling is that it is very prime-like, both in contrast and sharpness (even wide open)....and...unfortunately, you are DEFINITELY paying for that privilege! I do not think you would be unhappy if you bought this lens. I know that I am very content with the decision I have made.
(SteenerMe...I just noticed that U and I have almost the EXACT same range of lenses...no wonder I agreed with you! LOL.)


+1 for the 24-70 2.8 II.  I'm selling my 24-105 because it just doesn't compare in sharpness/IQ, etc.  The shallower DOF is nice too but if I really want to isolate my subject, i'll use the 70-200 2.8 IS II...remember that longer focal lengths also contribute to shallower DOF so at 2.8 on that lens, your DOF is even shallower). 

The 24-105 f/4L  just didn't wow me either.  And if you're planning on doing video, get a tripod.  Don't use/rely on IS.  Also, f/4 for video isn't that great.  I personally ALWAYS use primes for video anyway and since you already have some..you're set there.

One more minor thing is that at 2.8, your flash doesn't have to work as hard compared to f/4 to get the same amount of exposure.  The wider aperture will allow more light from the speed light in at the same power level.  This equates to lower recycle times and overall less battery usage.

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Technical Support / Re: I solved my own problem, but thought I would share
« on: December 07, 2012, 01:48:01 PM »
good info, thanks for sharing

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Lenses / Re: Best lenses for canon 5D mark iii or 6D
« on: December 07, 2012, 12:17:06 AM »
5D3 + 24-70 II + 70-200 II

Slight modification: 5D3 + 16-35 ii (wideangle hole filled) + 50L or 1.4+ 70-200 II

50L is a valid substitute but I think 1.4 is competent without breaking the budget.
Never been a big fan of the original 24-70L and haven't yet tried the new version II...  But people swear by both versions and it may just come down to shooting style /focal length comfort zone.

+1 for the 5D3 + 16-35II + 50L or 1.4 + 70-200 2.8 IS II

Throw in a 40mm pancake for when you have a long day walking around an amusement park =)

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man, u guys are too smart.  i just like to take pictures of things/people.  sometimes, when it's dark, I use a flash =)

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Lighting / Re: Help with lighting setups for portraits...
« on: December 06, 2012, 01:57:19 PM »
before purchasing gear, might I recommend a little bit of reading material first to better understand what you might want to do

http://www.amazon.com/Speedliters-Handbook-Learning-Craft-Speedlites/dp/032171105X

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D MkIII instructions - Rant !!
« on: December 06, 2012, 01:42:56 PM »
I know you were just ranting but may I suggest you skip over the stuff you know about. 

I read the manual, too.  I just glanced over the basic stuff.  It has to be in there for the idiots.  Yes, I agree that the general American public is dumb.  (And yes, I'm in/from the states).  My wife and I have a great time laughing at people when we walk around the mall and hear their dumb comments.... especially the ones who have that THICK California stupid-girl voice.  (We're both Californians and neither of us talk like that).  This is EVERY time we go out...we hear people say dumb s%&^ all the time.


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