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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway!
« on: December 06, 2012, 06:03:48 PM »

Yes please, MrCanonRumorsGuy ^_^

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 Di VC USD Hands-On
« on: December 06, 2012, 05:01:09 PM »
This is encouraging, as far as it goes:


Thanks for sharing. Things look good so far. How long before you think Tamron might reduce the price or offer rebates for such a new lens. Just curious.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D MKIII - file size and low MPs question
« on: December 05, 2012, 06:20:38 PM »
When you read some things on the Internet, it's best to take them with a grain of salt.  When reading KR, you just need a few more grains.

+1 HAHAHAHA....I literally roared in laughter. Good one neuro.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Tips, Tricks & Settings
« on: December 03, 2012, 10:27:22 AM »

setting the DoF preview button to toggle AI servo is super sweet

Keep in camera noise reduction low or off
make sure lighlight tone priority is off,
turn off all in camera corrections

I keep all those off except in camera corrections. Curious as to why? Is is because you get better control over it in LR?

Canon General / Re: 5D3 or 5D2 + an L Lens
« on: December 03, 2012, 08:56:54 AM »

Why 16-35 II? why not 17-40mm if you plan to do landscape from f8 - f11. I'm not happy with my 16-35 II - this is not a WOW lens from Canon.

I initially wanted to go for the 17-40, but the vignetting seemed quite a lot on a FF camera compared to the 16-35 II. Curious, how come you are not happy with your 16-35 II ? Also, I was looking at my catalog in LR, and most of my wide shots are shot at the widest focal length I had in my bag (Tokina 11-16mm). I seem to like that extra FOV =/ The sunstars are better in 16-35 II but the flare is better controlled in 17-40. Grr.

Better question, what about the 50f1.8 do you not like?  It's not ideal, but if it's the build/sharpness/?? you may want to trade it in on a 40/2.8 "shorty 40".

The build quality is one, but I mainly dont like it's focus hunting problem. It hesitates to lock on instantly like the other lens in the same setting.

Hmmm, wish my wife was into photog so I could justify buying more gear.  Second thought, maybe not, then she would know how much I'm spending.  ::)

Hehe, I hear ya.

Thanks folks. I will be keeping the 5D3. You are right, I may end up regretting plus may end up loosing more cash in the process if I had tried to sell it off. So the general consensus is the 17-40 it seems. Think its a good idea to rent both of these and see which one I like better? The only thing confusing me is how much field of view am I losing with the 17mm over the 16mm. Is it significant?

EOS Bodies / Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« on: December 02, 2012, 01:08:05 PM »
How is the body? Does it feel similar to the 60D? Also, how's the AF system. While it may not be like 5D3s but in it's own right is it snappy and quick? Cannot wait to see some IQ and ISO comparison between 6d, 5d2 and 5d3.

Canon General / 5D3 or 5D2 + an L Lens
« on: December 02, 2012, 12:20:34 PM »
I recently got a deal on 5D3 and bought one. Coming from a 60D this is has been a huge jump for me. I am no professional and consider myself a hobbyist. The only paid work I can think of is that from time to time some photos I have in flickr get noticed by Getty Images and are offered for sale on their site.

Anyways, I love the 5D3 and it is just freakin fun to shoot with. Coming from a 60D, i was used to the focus recompose method but loving the 61 points on the 5D3 to play with. Having said that, at times I felt the 5D3 is probably an overkill for someone like me. Perhaps a 5D2 made sense cost wise. That way I could get myself a 70-200 f2.8 IS (version 1 or 2) from Canon or the new one from Tamron (after some reviews are out).

I still have the 60D as my wife uses that body, and we share lenses. Right now I have a 24-70L, 50mm 1.8, (selling the Tokina 11-16). If I keep the 5D3, I plan to eventually get the 16-35 II or one of the 70-200 but that may take sometime to save up. Question is, should i stick with 5d3 or go with the 5d+another L lens route? Its a question probably I will know the answer to but I guess I am looking to find out how others would have dealt with the situation.

Note: Do I need the second L lens right now? Well, if 60D has the 24-70 on it and is used by my wife, I will be using and needing a body for myself and a 2nd lens. I dont use 50mm at all, but we swap lenses when required. 

Reviews / Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« on: November 29, 2012, 02:10:46 PM »
For those interested in this lens, I have posted a full review to my website with photos and conclusions.  If uninterested, please disregard this message ;)


A very thorough review and to the point. Enjoyed reading it. Also, the sample images were just amazing.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 Di VC USD Hands-On
« on: November 28, 2012, 08:52:00 PM »
I am actually very interested in this offering. I cannot afford the Canon's MKII and it's MK I (with IS) is not as sharp as the non-IS version. If this is sharper and has better color contrast than Canon's non-IS and Sigma's OS, I will probably pull the trigger on this. Having said that, if this was priced $1300 or less then it's a real winner.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Post Your Best Hi-ISO/Low Light 5DIII Shots!
« on: November 27, 2012, 04:57:50 AM »
@70mm with a 24-70L, 1/200, f2.8, ISO 12800

5DIII + 24-70L

Landscape / Re: Visiting Napa Valley. Need tips
« on: November 24, 2012, 08:22:16 PM »
Amazing feedback. Thanks folks. I have jotted them down on google maps for reference. Looks like my wife came up with similar points of interest. And really appreciate the advice on drinking and driving, I dont drink but I can't say the same for the other drivers that may be driving on those roads, so will keep that in mind. I had no idea, so thanks again for the heads up! You folks are awesome. ^_^

Landscape / Visiting Napa Valley. Need tips
« on: November 24, 2012, 03:35:03 AM »
Have a trip to the Napa Valley planned this weekend. I was hoping anyone here have any tip or advice on beautiful locations in and around Napa Valley that's worth exploring. I am looking to shoot some landscapes, and currently researching some options. It is going to be a day trip so would like to touch some must see places before heading back home.

Appreciate your help.

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