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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma Opens Up About Their Roadmap
« on: September 22, 2014, 12:14:34 PM »
I was expecting Sigma to release the 24-70 f2 OS at Photokina this year. Saying that they won't announce it til next year means that it won't be available to purchase for quite some time after announcement. It's a good thing I'm broke because I couldn't afford it now anyway. I was considering getting the Canon 24-70mm Mark II and complete my lens purchases forever. (The photo bug fever has worn off on me)

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I would pay to get a Dual Pixel AF upgrade for my 5Dm3 for video.

Maybe the magic lantern crew can figure this out. Here's hoping...

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M or T3i which one?
« on: August 02, 2013, 12:53:00 PM »
Canon has already has an answer to your dilemma and it isn't the Canon EOS M or the Canon T3i. It is....:drumroll:...

The Canon SL1: The size is between the T3i and M and the performance is closer to a T3i than it is to an M. Plus you don't need an adapter to use all of Canon's lenses.

And to help make your decision, it is on sale right now: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-Rebel-SL1-18-0-MP-Digital-SLR-Camera-Black-Kit-w-18-55mm-Lens/360710888345?customid=SZ9LaPuSEeKMhELSzz4jvwugr6_2E.e3_0_0_0&pub=5574652453&afepn=5337259887&campid=5337259887&afepn=5337259887

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 24-70 f/2 OS HSM Coming? [CR1]
« on: July 29, 2013, 09:04:19 PM »
I was going to get a Tamron once I had the money, but I'm going to wait for this. I know I'd be happy with the Tamron, but I have 2 other Sigma lenses and I'm quite comfortable with their products.

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Canon General / Re: To canon 5D iii or not to canon 5D iii Advice
« on: July 29, 2013, 05:56:02 PM »
The 5D3 is Canon's best all-around camera. Not to mention that it has great support from the Magic Lantern crew that will unlock untold abilities down the line such as raw video, dual ISO recording, and many more features to come.

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Software & Accessories / Re: New Macpro teased at Mac Conference
« on: June 10, 2013, 05:16:32 PM »
Interesting design, but it's a workstation - and if there was ever a use-application where the size of the box was not a primary concern, it's workstations.  All those custom parts means you can pretty much forget expandability.  No displayport or DVI, so you are pretty much limited to thunderbolt displays (or HDMI).  Performance sounds pretty great for the size.  Built-in bluetooth 4.0 and ac wifi is nice.  What'll it cost?  I assume unreasonable amounts of money.

They have usb3 and thunderbolt for expansion.

You can connect (mini) displayport through the thunderbolt ports. You can also convert thunderbolt to dvi, vga, hdmi, firewire 400/800, ethernet, usb2/3 etc. with a $29 dongle. You can also daisy chain thunderbolt devices. As far as expandability goes, everything will be external. You'll just need to plunk down $10,000 or whatever the hell it will cost to max out everything from the getgo.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: ND filters for video? Suggestions?
« on: April 15, 2013, 07:45:09 PM »
I can confirm the X as you approach max with the Lightcraft Workshop variable ND. My variable ND also has a dark spot on the top right corner of the frame which may not be present in all, but that problem isn't the only problem I have with the variable ND. My recommendation is to just buy a set of fixed at the largest filter size and then use some step up rings for your other lenses.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Rebel T4i vs 60d/7D
« on: January 18, 2013, 11:28:15 AM »
I own a T4i, a 5D Mark III and I used to own a T3i. The T3i was my first camera and I owned it for about 6 months before I upgraded, but I was a very quick study. Going from a T3i to a T4i, I was very annoyed with the new touch controls. I felt like I was in less control of what I was doing.

I know you said you were an amateur amateur, but if you know how to use your XSi comfortably then I think the T4i would be a step backwards. While you can still control the T4i the same exact way as the T3i, the T4i does have more automatic functions that take you of the driver seat. If you want that, then by all means, get the T4i. If you feel like you have a comfortable command over your XSi and can shoot manual from time to time, the T4i will just be like an annoying backseat driver.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70mm F4 IS - anybody bought one yet ?
« on: January 02, 2013, 05:24:12 PM »
I'm also interested. I just bought a 24-105mm and this lens was in the running, so I kind of need to read some negative reviews so I don't get buyer's remorse  ;D


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Lenses / Re: New Lens Purchase Dilemma
« on: December 24, 2012, 01:40:41 PM »
The 40mm f2.8 lens is not an inspiring lens in any way. The only feature its got going for it is the STM. I would purchase a copy of LR4 over getting the 40mm pancake.

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Lenses / Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 or Canon 24-105 f/4
« on: December 21, 2012, 05:12:02 PM »
I am in the exact same situation as you. I have a 5Dm3 and I'm considering those two options. I keep teetering back and forth and I have decided that (when I have money) I will get the 24-105mm IS.

There's just a couple things that made my decision...

-  The Tamron cannot use all the AF points of the 5Dm3. Reports are out there that it doesn't use the peripheral AF points.
-  The 82mm filter thread. Getting new CP and ND filters is just an extra cost to deal with
-  All those people that complain about 3rd party lenses.

I bought a Sigma 70-200mm OS over the Canon 70-200 IS Mk II so I don't have a problem with 3rd party lenses, but I just hear too many horror stories about front/back focusing on Tamrons that it does affect my decision a little bit.

I figure if I get the 24-105mm now, I will save up to get the 24-70mm f2.8 IS when it comes out 2 years later. That's the lens everyone wants anyway.

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I have a couple 64GB Sandisk Ultra 30mbps cards and a 16gb Sandisk Extreme 45mbps card, both cards cannot handle 1080p All-I or IPB. I have to knock it down to 720p if I want to record long videos on the SD cards. I can record up to 5 minutes tops before it automatically stops recording on those SD cards.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Google Nexus 7, backup photos.
« on: December 02, 2012, 01:09:38 PM »
I have a Nexus 7 and DSLR Controller. The DSLR Controller app is a fantastic app. However, it does crash or fail to load sometimes. Also, the image preview function doesn't work that well. It's still in BETA though and it is almost feature complete.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Black Friday at Adorama
« on: November 19, 2012, 06:41:41 PM »
I fail to see any savings.

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Try recuva or Pandora Recovery. They're both free. Just make sure you don't format the card or do any additional writing to the card or you risk losing files.

http://www.piriform.com/recuva

http://www.pandorarecovery.com


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