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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D mkIV
« on: December 10, 2014, 11:42:24 PM »
I hope that they don't bunk up the MP on the 5DIV...  for me there is no need. Make another large sensor camera...

IMHO the IV needs to maintain the philosophy of the first 3 5D's. Best all-round FF camera. descent FPS but not excessive, great image quality, great video (not that I use it often), other key core features, good MP but not highest, great AF etc.... the 7DII AF would not be as good on FF as it is not wide enough...  make a FF equivalent, fine. 

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D MkII vs 1D MkIV "real-world"
« on: December 10, 2014, 11:14:38 AM »
Thanks for the info guys, i was pondering this myself...  not that i'm in the market right now, but out of interest! :)

Lenses / Re: The Long and Short of it. 2 Photos from the same Place
« on: December 04, 2014, 05:38:31 AM »
Wildlife is another place where you can't always walk in to take a shot.... either for safety or because the subject is skitish...  Great example though TexPhoto

Technical Support / Re: DIY. How to shoot the bird from the car.
« on: December 04, 2014, 03:53:11 AM »
I use a standard beanbag on an open window, but love this light-weight option....  :)

Technical Support / Re: Optimal processing platform of still images
« on: December 04, 2014, 03:51:15 AM »
I use a Macbookpro...  16gig Ram, 512GB SSD (4TB of external USB 3.0 storage). I use my SSD for editing pics then store them on external drives. I tend to turn off most other apps when editing... 

Lenses / Re: What is your favorite lens/camera combo in your camerabag?
« on: December 04, 2014, 03:38:43 AM »
Hmmm...  According to LR, my most used combonation is my 5DIII + 70-200 (+/- 2xtcIII) but i blame wild life shooting for that.

I have a random Paul Frank camera bag for day to day use (as no one recognises it as a camera bag http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8393/9016120803_cc9d2c34f1_o.jpg), and usually have my 5DIII + 24L for my day to day life, maybe the 40mm or 50mm too if i feel like it, or put in the 70-200 if i'm thinking portraits.

For wildlife i use a Thinktank Shapeshifter with 5DIII, 500L, 70-200L, 40mm pancake and both TC's

Travel (small) i use a Lowepro slingshot with 5D + 17-40 + 24-105

I don not have a bag for all occasions yet, that is for sure! My thinktank Shapeshifter is not ideal with a big ass lens, although it does fit it comfortably!

I have a 5DIII, which i love...  eventually i would love a second camera (I use my wifes 100D as a back-up/second body when she lets me).  Initially I thought i would wait for the 5DIV, but the 7DII is appealing as it would add length to my wildlife shooting...  5D for low-light situations and the 7DII for nice lighting and length!  hmmmm...  Tough call!

It's a tough call to make. If i where you, i would just take a minute to revel in the fact that our problems revolve around which DSLR should we get as a 2nd body! ::)

FYI...  this pic might be out of context, but it low-light capabilities are important...  this was shot after sun-set at iso 12800 5DMKIII + 500mmLII...  this is where having FF shines... some slight noise-reduction but not too much! I would never ditch my 5D, but the addition of a 7DII could be beneficial!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: T3i to 7dii or new lens
« on: December 04, 2014, 03:22:02 AM »
+1 to everything above...  :)

I would pick up some new glass unless it really is the camera holding you back...  i had the best glass i could get for my old 450D, but i was still lacking for what i wanted to shoot...  so i upgraded my body (5DIII)...  however, since i mainly used the EFS 17-55, i also needed to up-grade glass too...  the basic answer is upgrade both, but start with glass! :)

Lenses / Re: EF 35mm f/1.4L II to Finally Come as Well? [CR2]
« on: November 14, 2014, 11:08:49 AM »
Nice :)

I'm still waiting for the 24mm to arrive in India...  then my wife will have a very nice mini-kit!
100D + 24mm STM + 40mm STM


I like the idea of them being warnings...  :P

Canon General / Re: Hello everyone!
« on: November 11, 2014, 04:12:58 AM »
Welcome...  :)

If you do not know already, a great resource is http://www.the-digital-picture.com/
It has great reviews of pretty much all the lenses and has an image quality comparison feature that is very handy indeed! :)

A low(ish) budget suggestion for wide-angle landscape and prime would be the following:

EF-S 10-18mm (http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-S-10-18mm-f-4.5-5.6-IS-STM-Lens.aspx)
EF 24mm f/2.8 (the version with IS if you can stretch that far)
and the classic EF 50mm f/1.8

All will be small, light and very good.  if you upgrade to a full frame camera (xD) soon, you can sell the EF-S with little loss.  Since you are using a crop-sensored body (1.6x), the apparent focal length of your lenses will be 1.6 times longer. So the 24mm would feel like a 38mm.

Another good buy might be the 40mm pancake, or even the new 24mm pancake (although this would not work on a full-frame body if you upgraded to one soon).


Lenses / Re: EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS - Discontinued?
« on: November 10, 2014, 09:31:56 AM »
hmmm...  it might not be as mass produced as they would want, but i doubt they would just axe it this early!

Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 10, 2014, 09:29:30 AM »
Since i've just picked up a 500L...  i think i would be hard pressed to justify this purchase to the wife....  Finally, it has been released and I've been excited to see it! :)

EOS Bodies / Re: what is the body you want to see canon release next ?
« on: November 03, 2014, 07:56:08 AM »
5D MK IV please....

MP of 5D MK III is fine for me.
Faster AF would be great
More DR, and better high ISO - standard
WiFi PLEASE.........  :)

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