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Lenses / Re: Could a 35mm f/1.2 L be in testing? (pic)
« on: July 03, 2012, 10:42:12 AM »
Canon need to be a bit easier on their pricing of lenses. If this is going to be another lens at $2200 then I think we'll just all cry  :o :o :o

I tend to agree. I don't suppose they'll ever make the mistake again of creating another lens with the price/performance ratio of the 50mm f/1.4 at <$500USD.

Lenses / Re: Good, inexpensive zoom lens? Beginner here.
« on: July 03, 2012, 10:37:50 AM »
If you're a beginner, hold off on getting that next lens. Instead, use your 40mm to help you become a better photographer. Then, at some point in the future, you'll be able to make a better decision about your next lens.

Lenses / Re: Battle of the 50mm's - 1.8, 1.4 and 1.2L
« on: July 03, 2012, 01:08:26 AM »
I would like to wait for the mkII but it could be another 12-24 months before Canon release it :(

That's a long time to not have a 50mm, just because you're waiting for the new version. The current model holds it's value pretty well, so you can always sell it if/when the mkII hits the market. In the meantime, you've got a lens with an outstanding price/performance ratio.

Technical Support / Re: Live View + triggering strobes
« on: July 01, 2012, 12:33:10 PM »
So, now you know you need to set Silent Shooting to Disable.

+1 Yep, I learned something today. I could have also found it in the manual.

Technical Support / Re: Live View + triggering strobes
« on: July 01, 2012, 11:39:53 AM »
n/m, I should have googled this one first. I'll leave this post up, though, in case anybody does a search for the same problem in the future:  http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=997523

Technical Support / Live View + triggering strobes
« on: July 01, 2012, 11:34:29 AM »
Ever since I got my 5DmkII, I've been using the Live View function to zero in on my focal point to get it exactly where I want it. This is especially true when I attach my 50mm f/1.4, a good, sharp lens with AF that sometimes goes awry. The result is that my keeper rate has gone way, way up.

I recently ran into a snafu when I tried to attach my strobe and trigger it with PocketWizards. It doesn't fire. When I turn off Live View, it triggers just fine, but once I turn it on again, it won't trigger my lights. Is there a setting I'm missing somewhere, or is this beyond the capabilities of the 5DmkII? Ultimately, I was hoping to tether my camera to my laptop and capture some portrait images that way. I'm hoping I can find a good work around.

Thanks in advance for your helpful comments. 

EOS Bodies / Re: The 7D for half price
« on: June 30, 2012, 07:50:28 AM »
Then there are things like shutter accuation life and build quality to consider. Both are important depending on how you will be using your camera.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Get the 60d or wait for the 70d?
« on: June 29, 2012, 12:30:06 PM »
And just to chime in, the 60D and the t3i share the exact same sensor. If faster frame rates and higher ISO capabilities aren't important to you, the Rebel might be the better option. It all depends on what you see yourself shooting on a regular basis, though. Just my 2/5 of a nickel.

EOS Bodies / Re: Why so many different camera bodies?
« on: June 29, 2012, 12:22:55 PM »
Here's my take: Canon, like most other companies, try to answer a couple of questions. What do our customers want, and what are they willing to pay for it? Sometimes they hit the mark, and sometimes they don't. As a result, the price point/feature lines between a few models can be a little blurry.

Black & White / Chanticleer Point, Oregon
« on: June 27, 2012, 03:31:13 PM »

Landscape / Re: Two from Eastern Oregon
« on: June 27, 2012, 03:21:38 PM »
Thanks, Dil, though I really wasn't looking for a critique. There are forums elsewhere for that.

EOS Bodies / Re: 4 More DSLRs Coming in 2012? [CR2]
« on: June 12, 2012, 04:26:16 PM »
Sooo...my 5DmkII is being considered 'entry level' now?

Lenses / Re: A small walkabout lens - lay it on me!
« on: June 11, 2012, 03:46:33 PM »
My dream focal length is 20mm but Canon seemingly has no good primes in that range. I don't like to rent, I prefer buying and deciding as it takes me months to figure out a new lens. So ... recommendations?

  • Lens ideali around the size of the 50/1.4
  • Prime
  • Ideally wide, at least 24mm

Maybe the new 24IS? Dunno ...

Shorty forty?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D mk II still a viable option?
« on: June 08, 2012, 05:27:01 PM »
Without looking at everybody's comments, I just bought a 5DmkII, after owning a Rebel for a few years, and couldn't be happier.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark II Refurbished
« on: June 08, 2012, 09:58:48 AM »
I was looking back through quite a few of my 5D Mark II photos from when I had the camera, and even the in-camera JPG copies are excellent.  The IQ is really great.  There is just "something" about those photos that's different, not better per se, but different, than the 5D Mark III photos that I really miss.  I'm getting a new one as a third body I believe.  Really nice camera for what it can do.  Has anyone ever compared to the 1Ds Mark III?  I often wondered about that.

I actually just got my 5DmkII, new in December, at ~$2kUSD. It's a great camera. I hadn't even considered getting a refurb, but it sounds like they can be tough to come by. I felt like I got a great deal on a new one, just in time for the 5DmkIII to come out at $3500USD. :-)

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