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When the 5D Mark IV comes out?

+1

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« on: June 16, 2013, 02:05:51 PM »
I'd go 5DIII.

I was in a Best Buy a couple weeks ago and could not make heads or tales of the 6D's controls (I didn't spend a lot of time on it though).

I have a 5DIII and 1DsIII. I really love the 1DsIII's feel but I know deep down I should get another 5DIII. The biggest thing I miss is the multi-controller in portrait orientation (with grip). Next would be all the AF points.

I'd say with fast primes more AF points are paramount. Shooting shallow DOF and having to recompose will certainly equal lots of blown shots.

coming from a 60D, the 6D still feels generally comfortable to use.  Maybe that's why I'm more comfortable using a non-identical body.  If I had the money for it though, I would definitely just get another mk3.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« on: June 14, 2013, 03:16:36 AM »
great thread.  I'm considering a second body as well and I really want to have an identical camera but I think the 6d will do considering how much I'm NOT making from photography/video lately! (1st world problems...sheesh)

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Lenses / Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
« on: June 13, 2013, 01:32:24 AM »
We get one topic like this per week. "should i sell my x/y/z to get the new 24-70L" Maybe there should be a sticky "Get it if you can really afford it, it rules". With an Oprah gif saying Ć«verybody gets a 24-70.

 that is where I most contribute,  because I love to spend other people's money. 

 and honestly,  if it helps someone make s right decision or they feel more comfortable with their decision,  then I am glad to have helpedeven if it is redundant.

I too am ok with helping people feel better about their purchase as long as it's the right purchase for their needs.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Mac Pro Humor
« on: June 13, 2013, 01:27:04 AM »
that was awesome!

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Lenses / Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
« on: June 12, 2013, 03:00:59 PM »
There's a link to the item from B&H (in my last reply).

the lens band proved to be more than a quick band-aid fix for me when I owned the 24-105.  I used it in a way that way that was half on the barrel and half on the zoom ring and it gave a nice resistance to the zoom after a little bit of a break in period.  loved it.  it made it feel like new again.  I'd try that first if you're relatively happy with the IQ of that lens.

personally, I didn't like my 50 1.4 between f/1.4-2.6 so I decided to sell it and put the $ towards the 24-70 II.  If you're using the 24-105 at f/4 all the time, i think you'll be super happy with the 24-70 at f/2.8.  It's quite a bit sharper wide open.  I found I used my 24-105 more between 70-105 which I why I actually got the 70-200 2.8 first. 

sounds like you got a good plan in your head based on what you want.  I say go for it.

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Lenses / Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
« on: June 12, 2013, 02:52:28 PM »
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/834030-REG/LENSBAND_628586557901_Lens_Band_Black.html

That's amazing. I had no idea it was such a quick fix. I thought I needed to take my lens to the repair shop and spend a bunch of money to get it fixed.
I hate the zoom creep. Thats my number 1 pet peeve while working.

What $5 band?


I still find the 24-105 very useful for events. In low light the IS is often more valuable than the f/2.8 max aperture of the 24-70II, and the extra reach is very, very useful.

FWIW I couldn't function at events work without the 70-200 f/2.8IIis. I run the 24-105 on a 5D3 body with 580exII and the 70-200 on a 1D4 body also with 580EXII. Often my best shots will be candids shot with the 70-200.

-PW

I think this sums up what I was trying to say more clearly.  I don't mean to dissuade you from the lens.  It's a great lens. but I agree if you're shooting events, the 70-200 would be my first pick. Why the need to to upgrade from the 24-105?  zoom creep can be fixed with a $5 lens band.  70-200 IS II is also "faster, sharper, and shallower"

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II
« on: June 12, 2013, 03:52:17 AM »
Discuss our review of the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II here.

Thanks for the review.  I'm looking forward to adding this lens to my arsenal to complete my f/2.8 trinity.

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Lenses / Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
« on: June 12, 2013, 03:34:11 AM »
I still find the 24-105 very useful for events. In low light the IS is often more valuable than the f/2.8 max aperture of the 24-70II, and the extra reach is very, very useful.

FWIW I couldn't function at events work without the 70-200 f/2.8IIis. I run the 24-105 on a 5D3 body with 580exII and the 70-200 on a 1D4 body also with 580EXII. Often my best shots will be candids shot with the 70-200.

-PW

I think this sums up what I was trying to say more clearly.  I don't mean to dissuade you from the lens.  It's a great lens. but I agree if you're shooting events, the 70-200 would be my first pick. Why the need to to upgrade from the 24-105?  zoom creep can be fixed with a $5 lens band.  70-200 IS II is also "faster, sharper, and shallower"

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Lenses / Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
« on: June 11, 2013, 07:50:31 PM »
hmmm...  To be honest, I'm not really seeing a need for an upgrade here.  What are you looking to improve on?  IQ? Shallower DOF than your 24-105?  Convenience of not having to switch out lenses as often?

It sounds like the 24-105 f/4L + 580 ex II + one prime (85 1.8 or 50 1.4) would cover most of your needs already. 

Now if you're not happy with the overall IQ you're getting from your current set of lenses, I think the 24-70 2.8 II is a step up in sharpness/IQ compared to the 24-105.  I sold my 50 1.4 and 24-105 but kept my 35L when I got the 24-70 II.  I wanted it for it's sharpness and versatility/speed. 

I'm not trying to be a jerk.  I guess I just want to understand your need for the upgrade before I say "YES it's worth it". 

I find myself using the 70-200 2.8 IS II more than my 24-70 II.  It's like having the shallow DOF and sharpness of a prime with the convenience of a zoom...  I've always got a speed light (+Gary Fong) on my camera no matter what.  But that's just my style.


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Software & Accessories / Re: New Macpro teased at Mac Conference
« on: June 11, 2013, 07:36:55 PM »
As an audio engineer relying on pci-express expansion cards and working on pro tools this new mac pro without any expansion card slots is a pile of crap. :(

I can see lots of studios moving to windows because of this.

form cripples function.

In some ways I agree.  I'm running a Pro Tools HD Native Rig (PCIe card, not thunderbolt) and I don't want to have to buy an external PCIe chassis to hook up.  If I ever move up to HDX, I'd have no choice.  Moving to PC is not an option for me as I run Final Cut X as well.


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Software & Accessories / Re: New Macpro teased at Mac Conference
« on: June 11, 2013, 03:26:02 AM »
I like it but my current machine is still running fine and will last me (hopefully) another 3-4 years...just enough time for this newly designed model to mature a little more before I upgrade.

12-core 2.93 GHz 2010 Mac Pro
3-drive RAID 0 for big data (Pro Tools sessions, Lightroom Catalog, Final Cut Events/Projects)
3x8GB OWC RAM
120GB OWC SSD

(forgive me if that was boastful but I do love my gear =)

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Lighting / Re: Can a (DSLR) flash cause permanent eye damage?
« on: June 07, 2013, 12:04:47 PM »
I too am curious about 3rd party batteries for my mk3.  I had 2 wasabi batteries for my T3i when I owned one and they worked well but I only had that camera for about 5 months before I sold it. 

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1: Shoot
2: Enjoy
3: Read parts of the manual
4: Shoot more
5: Have a beer
6: AFMA
7: Shoot
8: Show off pictures from your new camera on FB
9: Read more manual
10: Set C.Fn and other special settings
11: Shoot shoot shoot

this is a great "To Do List"

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Go out and take some pictures and enjoy it ;D


+1

I also spent some time before I received mine to read through the manual. 

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