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Lenses / Re: Recommendations
« on: February 20, 2013, 10:48:24 AM »
I was looking at a 400 or a 100-400, but is it not damn near as good to use a TC on the 70-200 2.8 MkII?  Less lenses to carry.  I already have too many to lug around now :)

I was thinking of selling my EF-S lenses and my T41 to get a 6D and a 16-35, or maybe getting a new 7D when it drops.  The T4i is a pretty capable second body though.  Not a pro body, but far from a bad camera to use for a second body.  I may just need to stay with what I have and stop going nuts for gear.  LOL 

I even thought of grabbing a 50 because I only have 50mm covered in zooms.  My only primes are the 85 1.8, 100 M L macro and the 35L.  I can get by with the 24-70 when I need to for portraits, but I find my 100L and my 35L are sharper.  Not that the 24-70 II is not amazing, just that I like primes for portraits.  I almost considered the 85 1.2, but can't justify the jump from the 85 1.8. 

Damn you Canon...LOL

Lenses / Re: Recommendations
« on: February 19, 2013, 09:34:24 PM »
I have 2 600's and the st-e3 controller.  I guess I can use the 10-22 on my second body and not need the 16-35

Lenses / Recommendations
« on: February 19, 2013, 08:23:15 PM »
I'm mostly doing events, models and soon I will be shooting more weddings.  I like wildlife and was thinking of the 100-400, but some people are saying the 70-200 2.8 II with 2X is just as good or at least close enough.  I want to sell my EF-S glass and maybe get the 16-35 and the 2x TC.  Would you look at getting anything else?

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: 600 rt set up question
« on: January 19, 2013, 09:09:43 PM »
Sounds good, I guess I will get one on order soon.   Thanks.  Any ideas on lighting kits for models, or do you only use speedlights?

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / 600 rt set up question
« on: January 19, 2013, 06:43:51 PM »
Right now I have a 5D3 and several L glass lenses.  I also have two 600 ex-rt lights with stands and umbrellas.  I either need one more to control the others or the remote they made for it.  The reviews on the remote were not te greatest because of the lack of low light focusing ability.  I am thinking it may still work for me and it's cheaper than buying a 3rd flash.  I could also decide to just get a few actual strobes, but they are so expensive and I hear you can do just as good with speedlights.  Thoughts?  Suggestions?  I shoot events and weddings, but want to shoot models and boudoir as well.   

Lenses / Re: Your favorite lens is?
« on: January 15, 2013, 10:45:12 PM »
70-200 2.8 mkII so far, but before that, it was my 17-55 2.8

Lenses / Your favorite lens is?
« on: January 13, 2013, 11:14:40 PM »
What would be your favorite lens?  The one you'd say you took your best shots with?

Lenses / Re: Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« on: January 08, 2013, 06:19:19 PM »
These posts are starting to make me wonder if I want a 135 F2 now lol.  I have that focal length covered in zooms and my 100 macro is pretty impressive, but people seems to swear by that 135.  It's either that lens or sell my Efs lenses and my 85 1.8 and get the 85 1.2.  Damn you canon!!! In a fire, I'd still grab my 70-200 2.8 Mk II. 

Lenses / Re: Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« on: January 07, 2013, 09:23:45 PM »
I was wanting to grab an 85L, but I have been using my zooms more and more these days.  I'd probably say the 70-200 2.8 MK II is my "prescious" right about now.  I agree with some of you that went for the 24-105.  Indoors, when lighting is ok, that lens is great.  The one that had a 24-105 and wanted the 24-70 Mk II, I am not super excited with the images.  The 2.8 is nice, but if you can swing it, I'd try to rent it first.  I loved my 17-55 Efs and expected way too much from my 24-70.  I think I'm suffering from over hyping the lenses ability before I actually owned it.  I haven't had it long, so I am sure I will get used to it, the more I use it.

Lenses / Re: Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« on: January 07, 2013, 07:29:31 AM »
1.  I wasn't trying to show off and talk about my lenses, they are all listed in my profile anyway. 
2.  I agree, I said lord of the rings and therefore should have only asked for your ONE.
3.  I was just trying to creatively ask about your favorite lens.
4.  To say you'd use your free time to take pictures vs. posting and being on a forum...umm...shouldn't you practice what you preach and why are you wasting your time replying?  :)
5.  Nice response on the PC and HD, you are correct, images are irreplaceable.
6.  Now, what your #1, can't survive without it, lens?

Lenses / Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« on: January 06, 2013, 11:25:05 PM »
Your house is burning and you can only grab 2 lenses from your kit, the rest will burn.  Which 2 do you HAVE to have?  For me, I'd say my 70-200 2.8 Mk II and my 24-70 2.8 Mk II.  They are my newest and cost a fortune, but I love portrait work with my 100 2.8 L macro.  I guess I can order another when the insurance kicks in haha.

Lenses / Re: 70-200 2.8 MkII price?
« on: January 06, 2013, 04:59:05 PM »
Update, I ordered mine yesterday.  I can't freaking wait.  Once I sell some if my EF-s lenses and my 70-200 F4, I will get the 16-35 or the 135 F2 or both.

Lenses / Re: 70-200 2.8 MkII price?
« on: January 03, 2013, 08:51:57 AM »
B and H has it on sale till the 5th.

Lenses / 70-200 2.8 MkII price?
« on: January 03, 2013, 06:51:34 AM »
Anyone know if it will definitely go back up to $2499.00 after the 5th?  Anyone think it may remain at $1999.99?

Lenses / Re: Portrait: 85mm 1.8 or 100mm 2.0
« on: November 19, 2012, 06:01:52 PM »
I would get the 85 1.8 the 100 macro and maybe the 135 f 2 if you can afford or save up for them.  I think my set up is pretty good except I am upgrading my 70-200 to the 2.8 II and selling my two EF-S lenses.   Good luck.

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