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Looking for a good 3rd party grip for the 5D3 that's close to Canon's offering in terms of build and handling.

Software & Accessories / Re: Wonderpana System from Fotodiox
« on: April 12, 2013, 09:39:41 PM »
I checked out a video review of the system and you are right those are massive compared to the ones from lee filters. They are what, 4mm thick? The lee filters are 2mm thick as far as I remember. I know the color cast is present in these filters one way or another but like you said as long as it's not too much, is not unpleasant it should be ok. Read up on Cokin filters and that they tend to add too much purple cast and is pretty annoying to get rid of in post.

Software & Accessories / Wonderpana System from Fotodiox
« on: April 12, 2013, 08:42:32 AM »
Anyone have any experience with the filter system from Fotodiox. I am looking for a system that can fit the Samyang (Rokinon) 14mm f2.8 or the T3.1 lens and this is the only product that fits this lens. Other option is the Hitech system from Lucroit. I have no idea if their (Fotodiox or Hitech's) ND and GND filters have any color cast issues. Any insight on this matter would be very helpful. Unfortunately, Lee filters dont work with this system yet (I think). :(

Lenses / Re: Which Lens ... 24-70 II or primes?
« on: April 11, 2013, 07:24:45 AM »
I have the original 24-70 , and I am quite happy with it. It has been a workhorse of a lens for me, and I was lucky enough to end up with a good copy. I am curious if any original 24-70 owner migrated to the mk2 and felt a substantial jump in terms of sharpness across the frame wide open, and throughout the range, and also if it has better contrast to boot. Is it worth the upgrade to the mk2 version if you use the 24-70 for family events, family portraits, general purpose? Curious about how others felt who migrated from mk1 to mk2.

Street & City / Re: My surroundings at night.
« on: April 09, 2013, 04:45:05 PM »
Beautiful images.

Canon General / Firmware update 1.1.3 for Canon 6D Released.
« on: April 09, 2013, 01:07:14 AM »

Gosh, any hint of 5D3 firmware update releasing sooner than later would be nice too. >_>

Reviews / Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« on: March 20, 2013, 10:12:29 AM »
Impressive Dustin. VC/IS really makes a lot of sense for general purpose lens like the 24-70 especially when you are travelling, and especially when with family.

Based on your budget and need, i would say get a used 5D2. Even if 70D is out tomorrow, I doubt it's ISO performance will be significantly better than 60D or 5D2 for that matter. If you feel adding and using a flash is not always going to be possible in most of your situations then a used 5D2 looks to me a better choice overall. If you feel flash is your thing then pair it with your 60D or 70D (whenever it comes out). To me, a FF gives me the flexibility to push my ISO in dark conditions and its not always possible to carry a flash around. If possible pair your body with a fast prime.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 100D Detailed Specs Appear
« on: March 18, 2013, 10:05:33 AM »
Just saw a post in CanonPriceWatch Facebook page where Best Buy accidentally uploaded links to so called rumored 18mp body that is supposed to be announced in a few days time. Don't know how accurate this is but CPW has a screenshot of the page and the name of the body is Canon "EOS-b"!  :o Typo?

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: EF 70-200 2.8L (old boy)
« on: March 11, 2013, 01:34:59 AM »
Love the lens. Still need to AFMA though.

Sakura no hana by Dhanad Islam, on Flickr

Song by Dhanad Islam, on Flickr

Lenses / Re: Advice on a telephoto lens for street photography
« on: March 06, 2013, 12:12:43 PM »
I'd go either 135L or 200 2.8 I'd probably debate back and forth the merits of both but I guess realistically since neither has IS I'd probably lean towards the 135 not only is it faster but presumably I can handhold it at 2/3 stop slower shutter speed letting in more light. Plus the 135 is one of those ubiquitous canon lenses you'll use for everything. Total side note, checked out your Flickr, apparently we're Flickr contacts.

Hey, yeah, haha...did not know we are contacts till now! ^_^

Lenses / Re: Advice on a telephoto lens for street photography
« on: March 05, 2013, 11:36:17 PM »
I've been full circle almost using almost every option for extensive periods of time, zooms to primes, fisheyes to 400mm f/2.8 II. Right now at the moment I am starting to fall in love again with the 200mm f/2.8L II lens for just the purpose you mention. Nothing is as comfortable, as stealthy, or as effective.

I have the 70-200mm II, and I practically hate that lens as a working tool. Carry one around 14 hours and you'll hate your life. Carry the 200mm f/2.8L II lens around for the same length of time, and you'll be smiling at the end of the day and probably have way better pictures as well.

If you're doing night street photography, the 135mm would make sense as well, but the 200mm focal length just has that perfect framing for candid photos and continues to have nice backgrounds wide open at longer distances than the 135mm.

I know right? To think the 200mm f2.8L II costs only $550-600 used. Which is a steal I think.

Lenses / Re: Advice on a telephoto lens for street photography
« on: March 05, 2013, 11:32:54 PM »
What body are you using it on?  And can you tell us what kind of street photography you like to do?  Give as much detail as you can please. :)

Thanks. =) I have put in the details as suggested.

Lenses / Advice on a telephoto lens for street photography
« on: March 05, 2013, 10:14:09 PM »
If you were to use a telephoto lens (zoom/prime) that's not white in color for both day/night street photography which one would you go for and why?

I usually use the 24-70 for street photography now, but looking for a longer glass. These lenses come to mind, and I would love to hear your thought/opinion/suggestion.

1) 100mm f2.8L IS
2) 135mm f2L
3) 200mm f2.8L II

Edit: Will be used on the 5D3. And mainly for street/outdoor portrait, candid shots of people, street activities like parades, festivals, etc. I like to shoot wide open in most cases to get the background to melt away. Also, like to shoot at night as well.

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