« on: May 18, 2012, 02:18:59 AM »
...and it comes with a free ship!
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Thanks all for the input, i called the manager where i purchased the camera, and i was able to return for another brand new body. This body has 0 shutter countThat's an excellent outcome!
I disable AF on the half-shutter press on all of my cameras - it's useful for keeping metering separate from AF - and being able to reshoot something you've already completed the focussing for. It is also useful if you use the centre AF-point focus and re-compose method for your photographs. But you don't really need to use that method so much with the 5D3 due to its glorious AF point selection abilities...
Also, I'm considering disabling AF on a half-shutter press and switching to the back AF button, but wanted to hear from others who might have thoughts on that. What are the advantages/disadvantages of going that direction. I've only tried it a bit on my 7D, but not enough to get comfortable with it.
So far its low light capabilities are blowing my mind - I can't understand how a camera can have this kind of performance. I feel like I'm cheating the gods of photography and light somehow.I bought my 5D3 today (in part due to PhilDrinkwater's review, I must admit), and the manager at the camera shop I dealt with said they haven't even *seen* a production D800. It's almost what we call in the IT industry 'vapourware'. Something that gets announced, but nobody can physically obtain.
Uh oh! I hope you like it!! I tried to be as fair as possible
I heard the same from a retailer here. They can't get hold of d800's. It just annoys people...
I just found a good deal at a local store that offers the 5Dii with a 24-70mm 2.8 for just around 2,700€. I can also grab an extra 50mm 1.8, plus other small accessoires which I got planned out and are quite cheap, aka accumulate gear over a period of time.I don't think you can go wrong with this combination. The 5D2 is a great camera if you don't need the 'sports' features of the 5D3 - similar IQ, but without the framerate and AF. The 24-70mm is a great lens, so versatile on a FF body.
What do you think about this? And will the 5Dii still serve me good for a long time?
I definitely wouldn't trust the amazon rank for this kind of camera in the slightest. Maybe consumer cameras, but not semi-pro/pro. No idea about the US market - presumably B&H or somewhere would do more trade than amazon?+1
The Sigma is a much better lens than the Canon f/1.8, although it's more expensive (nearly double). But then the Canon f/1.2 is *more* than double the price of the Sigma. So it's a nice balance between price and performance.I enjoyed the read, and there were some lovely photos in there.
I'm hoping to pick up a 5D3 tomorrow, but will have to wait a while before I can afford any primes for it. The first will probably be the Sigma 85mm f/1.4, since I can't afford the Canon f/1.2.
Why don't you get the Canon 85mm f/1.8? It's an awesome lens.