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Canon General / Re: 5D3 or 5D2 + an L Lens
« on: December 02, 2012, 08:17:57 PM »
+1 for keeping the 5dmk3.  for the times when you need the speed or AF.  I think you'll regret the trade off when you come across the occasion when you need the features. 

I like the idea of getting a 17-40 or a 24-105 to compliment your lens collection...but leaning more towards the 17-40.  If you're looking at primes, i suggest you try out a 35L as well.  It's one of my favorites.

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Lenses / Re: Filters for 24-70 II
« on: December 02, 2012, 02:00:42 AM »
I just ordered an 82mm HOYA HD Clear protector (about $70 on eBay) for mine... and an 82mm Hoya HD Circular Polarizer as well.  My 77mm Tiffen was a little wonky and needed to be upgraded anyway... I already have the step up rings for use with smaller sized filters.

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Lenses / Re: Advice 5d3, wide angle
« on: December 02, 2012, 01:49:20 AM »
There is absolutely zero comparison between the 14 and the 17TS-E, they are so different anybody not sure which they need doesn't need either, seriously.

The 14mm is severely compromised in IQ, but gives amazing fov and very good AF and yes you do need to focus a 14mm. It really shines for things like skateboarding, snowboarding, and other moving and dynamic subjects.

The 17 is a very different tool for a very different job, it can be shift stitched to give the fov of an 11mm lens with a close to 50mp sensored image, it has the independently configurable tilt and shift so can be used well for interiors, architecture and landscapes, in landscape format but also in portrait format. It has practically no compromises in image quality but it is a pain in the butt to use with filters, probably the biggest drawback of the lens (plus the stupidly big gearing on the tilt movement).

They are both very good lenses with tons of creative possibilities but anybody wishing to choose between the two as a next purchase that doesn't know what they need, would be very well advised to rent both at the same time for a long weekend, one will live on your camera, buy that one.

whoah...slow down there guy.  obviously, I'm not sure what I need at this point.  take a deep breathe.

Yes, I like UWA angle shots.  I actually like the distortion of an ultra wide angle.  I'm curious about the the TS-E and it's flexibility and sharpness.  I like having AF so the 16-35 and 14mm prime are candidates as well.  We're looking at $2k give or take a few hundred dollars.  After my latest purchases, I won't be buying anything for a while (unless I can find a way to buy my wife another Louis Vuitton AND get her to agree on another lens purchase!  hahaha) 

I agree I should probably go and rent/borrow.  Heck, I might want the 8-15 fisheye!  I really don't know.... hence my inquiry under the forum topic "Advice 5D3, wide angle".

 

LOL.  I laughed hard at the part when you have to get your wife a LV bag so you can get another lens.  It's virtually the same for me.   ;D

Haha.  I knew I wasn't the only one who had to run these types/size of purchases through the "boss"! 

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Lenses / Re: Advice 5d3, wide angle
« on: December 02, 2012, 01:47:44 AM »
whoah...slow down there guy.  obviously, I'm not sure what I need at this point.  take a deep breathe.

Yes, I like UWA angle shots.  I actually like the distortion of an ultra wide angle.  I'm curious about the the TS-E and it's flexibility and sharpness.  I like having AF so the 16-35 and 14mm prime are candidates as well.  We're looking at $2k give or take a few hundred dollars.  After my latest purchases, I won't be buying anything for a while (unless I can find a way to buy my wife another Louis Vuitton AND get her to agree on another lens purchase!  hahaha) 

I agree I should probably go and rent/borrow.  Heck, I might want the 8-15 fisheye!  I really don't know.... hence my inquiry under the forum topic "Advice 5D3, wide angle".

 

I wasn't being negative or trying to stifle your thought process, I was just trying to point out that despite the similarity in focal lengths there are quantum differences between the lenses strong points, few peoples style will embrace both lenses so a bit of inward thought might save you from some very expensive disappointment. I really was trying to help.

On the subject of fisheyes, I have the older Canon 15mm (and FF bodies) and it gives very similar results to the rectilinear 14mm with regards IQ when it is defished with software. The build quality and focus speed are not on a par with the 14mm but it does work very well, I would have thought the 8-15 with an eye to using defishing software on occasions really does make a very flexible package, from my personal experience I would recommend the zoom fisheye over the 14mm almost every time.

my bad.  your points are valid and very much appreciated.

how does one de-fish?  is a separate plug in needed?  ( I use Aperture).  Is it built into Lightroom?

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Lenses / Re: Advice 5d3, wide angle
« on: December 01, 2012, 02:48:03 PM »
There is absolutely zero comparison between the 14 and the 17TS-E, they are so different anybody not sure which they need doesn't need either, seriously.

The 14mm is severely compromised in IQ, but gives amazing fov and very good AF and yes you do need to focus a 14mm. It really shines for things like skateboarding, snowboarding, and other moving and dynamic subjects.

The 17 is a very different tool for a very different job, it can be shift stitched to give the fov of an 11mm lens with a close to 50mp sensored image, it has the independently configurable tilt and shift so can be used well for interiors, architecture and landscapes, in landscape format but also in portrait format. It has practically no compromises in image quality but it is a pain in the butt to use with filters, probably the biggest drawback of the lens (plus the stupidly big gearing on the tilt movement).

They are both very good lenses with tons of creative possibilities but anybody wishing to choose between the two as a next purchase that doesn't know what they need, would be very well advised to rent both at the same time for a long weekend, one will live on your camera, buy that one.

whoah...slow down there guy.  obviously, I'm not sure what I need at this point.  take a deep breathe.

Yes, I like UWA angle shots.  I actually like the distortion of an ultra wide angle.  I'm curious about the the TS-E and it's flexibility and sharpness.  I like having AF so the 16-35 and 14mm prime are candidates as well.  We're looking at $2k give or take a few hundred dollars.  After my latest purchases, I won't be buying anything for a while (unless I can find a way to buy my wife another Louis Vuitton AND get her to agree on another lens purchase!  hahaha) 

I agree I should probably go and rent/borrow.  Heck, I might want the 8-15 fisheye!  I really don't know.... hence my inquiry under the forum topic "Advice 5D3, wide angle".

 

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Lenses / Re: Advice 5d3, wide angle
« on: December 01, 2012, 01:28:36 AM »
I'm in a similar predicament.  I just bought the 5d Mark III and 24-70 2.8 II.  (Arriving on Monday...damn UPS was supposed to deliver today but was late).

Anyways, I have a 60D and the 10-22mm... I love using it at 10mm.  If I sell the 60D+grip and accessories, and the 10-22 on craigslist, I can probably get about $1500 and buy the 16-35 2.8 II. 

My questions is:

Is it worth selling my current gear?

OR

Do you guys think I should keep the 60D, not bother with the hassle of trying to sell gear, and have a backup body/2nd camera angle when I do video work.

I would wait until you've had a chance to try out the 24-70 II on the 5D III before making that decision.  The 16-35 II is versatile like the 10-22 on a crop camera, but it will lose to the 24-70 II.  For you, it might make more sense to get a UWA prime to complement the 24-70 II rather than getting the 16-35 II.

I was considering the 14mm f/2.8L or the TS-E 17mm for their sharpness.  You're right about waiting a little though.  I have enough work on my hands in the upcoming months learning the new gear.  I do know that I want an UWA eventually

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Lenses / Re: Advice 5d3, wide angle
« on: November 30, 2012, 09:12:49 PM »
I'm in a similar predicament.  I just bought the 5d Mark III and 24-70 2.8 II.  (Arriving on Monday...damn UPS was supposed to deliver today but was late).

Anyways, I have a 60D and the 10-22mm... I love using it at 10mm.  If I sell the 60D+grip and accessories, and the 10-22 on craigslist, I can probably get about $1500 and buy the 16-35 2.8 II. 

My questions is:

Is it worth selling my current gear?

OR

Do you guys think I should keep the 60D, not bother with the hassle of trying to sell gear, and have a backup body/2nd camera angle when I do video work.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Inexpensive lens for Video
« on: November 30, 2012, 12:29:41 PM »

I love my wife to death but she has a tendency to "Drop" things. :)

bless her heart... i know how you feel =)

+1 for the prime for low light.  she might actually have some fun with manual focus and a prime.  My wife loves turning the knobs (on the camera rig).  At $100 for a 50 1.8, you should have one just to toy with anyway. 

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+1 more vote for the 70-200 2.8 IS II.  I just got mine 2 months ago.  No buyer's remorse here.  Fast, sharp, versatile. 

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Lenses / Re: Just pulled trigger on 70-200 2.8L IS II USM - NEW - $1625.99
« on: November 27, 2012, 03:14:20 PM »
congrats on the new gear and the great deal!  my 5D miii and 24-70 2.8 II are coming in on Friday as well.  This must be the longest week of my life, i swear. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: T3i vs T4i for first dslr
« on: November 27, 2012, 03:48:59 AM »
I started with a T3i in January.  Five months later I upgraded to the 60D for some of the better features, including the better auto focus system.  I like the rebel line but X0D series and up offer features you might learn to appreciate as you become more seasoned.  This, of course, depends on how much work and studying you're planning on putting in to your new hobby. 

As for the original question, I'd choose the T4i over the T3i if your budget permits.  Take your time with each lens you own.  Live with each new lens you get for a month or two so you can learn what you can and can't do with them... this includes the kit lens.  At first, I wasn't capable of appreciating the quality difference in the upgraded lenses so I wouldn't necessarily just jump into a new lens right away...although the 40mm pancake is a good bargain right now at $150.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: November 25, 2012, 02:37:17 AM »
My dog Cecil, a rescue and the newest edition to our family.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: November 25, 2012, 02:36:20 AM »
My dog Pearl.  This is one of the first shots I ever took with a DSLR and a prime lens

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Puppy Love
« on: November 24, 2012, 11:16:36 PM »
my buddies in the studio: Pearl (tri-color) and Cecil (blenheim)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5Dii auto iso stuck on 400.
« on: November 24, 2012, 12:58:39 PM »
I'd consider it a bug... Why wouldn't they give us the OPTION to set ISO automatically in Manual?  Granted, it's manual mode, but why make it available on other cameras then if it wasn't a feature some people might find useful.

A bug is something unintentional, this was intentional on Canon's part.  The 5DIII can't set a minimum shutter speed of 1/1000 s, nor a maximum aperture - the 1D X can do both. Bugs? No - feature choices by Canon.

I stand corrected.  It's still an annoyance though.  It's one of the reasons I wanted the mk3 over the mk2.  That, the AF, the features avail on my 600ex-rt, and some of the video improvements

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