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Lenses / Re: Need advice on indoor low light lens choices.
« on: September 06, 2012, 10:23:12 AM »
It depends on size of indoor. If it's not enough room, then 24-70 (I or II), if you have enough place in there - 70-200 F2.8 (II in case of IS)

I checked with my 24-105 this morning and it seems as though the 24-70 range for me will be my more used indoor simply because of room. I am debating on returning the f4 70-200 for the 2.8 but not really sure the added weight is worth the extra $1k and to only gain a stop still will require fill flash to me. I do not find myself using the 50mm simply because with kids it can be hard sometimes not being able to zoom in or out plus the more light the less my twins are in focus so thats why I am having a hard time finding the best way to approach most shooting environments knowing I cannot get them all. I did great birthday portraits with it at 2.8 but there was plenty of ambient light in the room. Basically what is everyones go to suggestion for christmas morning? Should i get the 600ex and go that route?

The Tamron SP 24-70mm Di VC USD is also a really competent contender . . . Christmas morning and flashes don't go together at my house

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EOS Bodies / Re: The ultimate Photokina bet poll...
« on: September 04, 2012, 02:44:03 PM »
Okay, so where's the option for "nothing significant"?

I'm with K-amps on this one. 

Ideally it'd be a 70D (basically a 7D/60D merge).  I agree (from other threads) with others that the new firmware on the 7D means there's no immediate successor.

The new FF camera would be ideal, but they're going to have to make an affordable FF in such high volume (closer to that of the crop bodies) that I suspect we'll hear more chatter first.

Barring that, I'd vote for another price-prohibitive lens and/or really entry-level gear.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Flat lens discovered in Harvard
« on: September 04, 2012, 09:04:12 AM »
Here comes the science! Where's Neuro? (I half expected to see him in the picture of the physicists, presumably explaining it to them)

 ;D

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This is my first time posting here and I'm amateur for sure.  I've been shooting for several years but still consider myself in the hobby phase.  I have to say that the first shots when going from a T1i and kit lense to a 7D and first L lense was a stark difference.  Now I see why all the rukus about L lenses.

It's not just "L" but I do really agree with you.  I think frustrating pieces of consumer glass really hinder an amateur from starting to get really great shots consistently.

I started on a 15-85, which I'm very happy I went with.  I see the shots that even today I can produce on the 70-300mm non-L and think: Yuck.

Good glass doesn't really have to be expensive, the 50mm 1.4 and 85mm 1.8 come to mind as lenses that's value truly exceeds their worth.


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Site Information / Re: "Access Denied - Security Block"
« on: August 30, 2012, 02:04:41 PM »
I got this today, couldn't figure it out. I'm a bad, bad boy.  :-[

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: rumor: D600 gets 16 Bit processing
« on: August 30, 2012, 11:12:45 AM »
Seriously, it's a rumor, and it's one thing, so isn't it too early to start with the "canon should be afraid" and "I'm selling all my gear" bit?
Seriously, this D600 rumor has been posted online for a while and with its detailed specs and pics, it looks very promising.
Do we have a solid "6D" rumor at least CR2?

There's still rumors of a 5DmkII successor in the pipeline, and, well, the 5DmkII . . .

The only thing canon might have to admit (not fear) is going to get some (New, not people selling their gear) business for a competitor is A FF  under $1800 (this one says $1.5k, but that remains to be seen).

Besides, I hear the 6D is going to be 56megapixels and priced under the current 5DmkII.  ::)  People should probably start selling their gear now ;)



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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: rumor: D600 gets 16 Bit processing
« on: August 30, 2012, 08:52:13 AM »
Woohoo, I've always wanted to play Super Metroid on my camera.

Oh, wait, that's 16 bit graphics  :o

Seriously, it's a rumor, and it's one thing, so isn't it too early to start with the "canon should be afraid" and "I'm selling all my gear" bit?

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EOS Bodies / Re: I love Primes.
« on: August 27, 2012, 02:44:37 PM »
I loved the shots I got from the 200mm with a monopod this summer but my son doesn't stand still long enough to bring a lot of equip to places like this though. 

The jellies in the dark was a bit of a challenge.  I'm not a fan of cranking the iso too high.

Outside wasn't a big deal since it was really bright so I could move to a faster shutter speed.

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EOS Bodies / Re: I love Primes.
« on: August 27, 2012, 08:52:13 AM »
Shouldn't the options be:
I love primes
I love (a) prime
I have no idea what a prime is   ;D

Took the 5DmkII out this weekend with the 200mm 2.8 and my 85mm 1.8 to the aquarium with my family.

I hate to sound like the masses, but I really missed IS -- my hands are NOT steady, regardless of how I brace.  I really look forward to (someday) having the stabilization be done on the mount and not the lens.

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Software & Accessories / Re: New Printers on September 12, 2012 [CR3]
« on: August 24, 2012, 08:15:22 AM »
What? No calculator mice?  That's it, I'm selling my input devices and going to nikon.  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D in October? [CR1]
« on: August 09, 2012, 07:52:18 PM »
I agree; there's so many GOOD cameras out there that, as long as you're trying, you can take great pictures.

Yes, but good pictures had been captured since the beginning of photography.
Yet basic novices have not.  Thanks for taking it out of context :)

"Yes, but" implies that you disagree with my post . . . so you think a new camera will make new, better pictures emerge, no?

Disclaimer: English is my first language.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D in October? [CR1]
« on: August 09, 2012, 11:36:18 AM »
The POS 60D stopped me from buying addional Canon cameras/lenses :(  I'm impressed with the ergonomics of my Nikon body, and the IQ of Nikon lenses :)

I'm interested in seeing how the Canon 6D and Nikon D600 compare. I have a feeling that I'll be adding a D600 and the 135mm f/2.0D DC to my inventory.

Mine burst into flames after it came out of the box.   :o

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D in October? [CR1]
« on: August 09, 2012, 08:35:18 AM »
No DSLR for Photokina? It’s possible. The last time I was there, Canon was only showing off the 60D. A solid camera, but hardly a show stopper.
Canon has five cameras for Photokina: 1D X, 1D C, 5D III, 650D and the EOS M. Should be enough as show stopper.

I agree; there's so many GOOD cameras out there that, as long as you're trying, you can take great pictures.

My only personal complaint is that all of their "current" DSLRs should have been 'refreshed' with minor software tweaks and newer DigicV processors.

Look at apple: they replaced the iPhone4 with the 4s in about 15 months, addressing almost every complaint (that they intended to) and people were freaking out that it wasn't a totally new device.  People are expecting way too much of companies that are really delivering in a meaningful way.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II [CR2]
« on: August 08, 2012, 02:35:13 PM »
We've gotten this far without this? Fine, I'll do it if no one else is gonna:

What? No IS? How could they release it without IS?  If they do that, I'm moving to Nikon.

;D

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: 5D Mark III Bundle Deal at Adorama
« on: August 08, 2012, 09:01:34 AM »
I can't take the pressure!!!!

The wife is on vacation . . . technically that means I only have ONE camera and a backup is perfectly reasonable, no?   :o

I wonder how that'll fly when she gets back with my other body :D

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