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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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Lenses / Re: 24-70 2.8f II or 70-200 2.8f II
« on: May 29, 2013, 12:47:47 PM »
I vote for the 70-200 2.8 IS II and a 40mm pancake! 

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I know this might be slightly off topic, but I do just fine with a 600 ex-rt, a 430 ex II.  Sure my recycle times aren't what they could be with studio strobes but at 1/16 power on both of them (1-softbox, 1-umbrella), I'm between f/5.6-f/8 @ISO 320, 1/160th sec., AND they're portable.  I'm sure I could bump up the power and lower the ISO to 100 for similar apertures.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Screen protector question
« on: May 22, 2013, 02:39:49 AM »
my giotto glass screen protector just cracked.  not sure that anything hit it.   i just looked at it one day  and it was broken.  I don't think i'll be buying another one if its just as easy to replace the screen.  I live 1.5 miles from the Irvine Canon service center so...

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Canon General / Re: Desired fantasy gear
« on: May 20, 2013, 01:00:20 PM »
it takes forever to change AF point from one side of the frame to the other.

There's a setting that allows you to cycle through AF points so that when you reach one side and rotate the dial, the selected AF point automatically jumps to the other side of the frame.

See: Menu>AF5>Manual AF pt. selec. pattern>choose continuous

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Am I crazy to sell my Canon gear?
« on: May 20, 2013, 11:58:24 AM »
You did not mention the kind of photography you do.
Decision depends on that.

+1.  If you like the creativity of thin DoF, stick with FF.

+1

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