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Lenses / Re: 135mm L
« on: February 28, 2013, 07:43:59 PM »
Lastcoyote, I see that you have the 100L as well.  I've been debating on the purchase of the 135L.  I'm really not interested in the 70-200 due to its size, weight, and conspicuousness.  I'd be curious to see what your thoughts are regarding having both the 100L and 135L, and if there is enough to justify both in one's camera bag.  Obviously, one doesn't go to f/2 and one doesn't do macro, but I figured I'd ask given the similar focal length.  Cheers, and good luck with the lens.

yeah i debated getting the 135L for a while now considering i have the 100L.
actually from reading lots on various forums on the web it's quite surprising how many people do have both of these lenses.

as you can see from my sig i'm rather in to my macro photography. started off with the 100L and then got the MP-E 65 which is of course a very specialised bit of kit indeed. i've used these lenses on my 40D for quite a while now.

now I have the 5D MK III i was really looking for a good close portrait lens. the 100L does ok for this but from what I've read of the 135L i think i'll just love it and will prefer that extra bit of reach on the full frame. i'm quite a shallow DOF lover and like to use it as much as I can for creative effect. photography is my hobby so I can take shots just how I want rather than to please others which is nice :)

the faster AF of the 135L will be handy. also i'm hoping to use this for gigs/theater etc.
the reputation of this lens is certainly a motivating factor too. but overall i think it'll be useful for various aspects of my photography desires.

for you it may possibly be a slightly more difficult decision as you not only have the 100L but the 85L as well.

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Lenses / Re: 135mm L
« on: February 28, 2013, 04:39:23 PM »
135L on it's way to me Saturday  :P
super excited. so much so i've already added it to my signature :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III - Sensor Cleaning - Clean Now
« on: February 27, 2013, 05:34:55 AM »
Your camera is a tool like a carpenters hammer. Dont be too worried about it, its made to do its job. Ive seen threads like this before tough :P People worried about some noises :)
Worst case you can just send ur camera to repair, so just stay cool as a ice

i know the sort of threads you refer to but the difference with this thread is that i'm not so much worried about the noise as you put it, i don't mind the noise. it's purely the fact that i'm familiar with my 40D making no noise during the same operation 'clean now'. so i was purely checking that its is indeed different with the 5D Mark III and not actually a fault.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III - Sensor Cleaning - Clean Now
« on: February 25, 2013, 03:01:09 PM »
thanks Rat. put my mind at rest....that is until someone comes along and says 'nah mine doesn't sound like that at all'  ;D

i'm rather OCD i'm afraid. which is a nightmare when it comes to owning expensive camera equipment  :-\

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III - Sensor Cleaning - Clean Now
« on: February 25, 2013, 02:03:51 PM »
I personally wouldn't say it sounds like the shutter but maybe this means that the sound I am hearing is normal (?).
I think that might be because you're confusing the shutter sound with the mirror sound :)

yeah maybe. well I guess it's normal then. I think I just interpreted the manual's wording as if it meant one singular sound but maybe they weren't being specific. it's definitely a click click brrr sound reapeated twice.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III - Sensor Cleaning - Clean Now
« on: February 25, 2013, 01:35:18 PM »
Yeah it takes longer but it was the noise that I was interested in.
I would say it goes: click click brrr, click click brrr.
The manual (p290) does actually say this about running Clean Now "Although there will be a shutter sound during the cleaning, a picture in not taken."
I personally wouldn't say it sounds like the shutter but maybe this means that the sound I am hearing is normal (?).

Anyone else able to confirm if what I am hearing is what happens when you run the Clean Now option?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5D Mark III - Sensor Cleaning - Clean Now
« on: February 25, 2013, 01:06:28 PM »
Could you 5D Mark III owners test or confirm something for me please?

I've had the 'Automatic Cleaning' option enabled in the Sensor Cleaning menu since new (seeing as it's enabled by default). This performs as i'd expect like my 40D. If you put your ear right up to the body you can hear a tiny couple of electronic sounds. I believe this to be perfectly normal.

However I've just run the 'Clean Now' option in the Sensor Cleaning menu on my 5D Mark III for the first time.
And I expected it to just do the same as the Automatic Cleaning that runs when you switch on and off, but instead it made a few very audible noises. More like a motor sound which repeated a couple of times.
Is this normal? Can I get you users to check it on yours to see if it's the same? Remember I'm specifically talking about the 'Clean Now' option in the Sensor Cleaning menu.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 19, 2013, 07:37:36 PM »
No that's the wrong way of looking at it.
The 6D is pitched as an 'entry level' or first time FF body.
The 7D line is the 'high end' Crop body.

Precisely!

Counting my pennies...

why thank you. keep counting those pennies  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 19, 2013, 08:36:52 AM »
The only complaint I ever heard from a 7D user was about their sensor. Now they get near 5D3 ISO ability. That is great! They also get a 25% bump in FPS, wifi, gps, upgraded AF system and a few other goodies like video features.

And who are these people complaining that this should have been the 5D3 or 6D? 10 FPS on a FF body is called the 1Dx.

I'm not even sure why I bother with the forum on this site.

agree.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 19, 2013, 08:33:36 AM »
it looks like what the 6d should have been but with a ff sensor.  so annoying.

will this be better than the 6d?

No that's the wrong way of looking at it.
The 6D is pitched as an 'entry level' or first time FF body.
The 7D line is the 'high end' Crop body.


i had a FF body when i was 10, twenty years ago. it was a film camera.

sorry, what point are you making?
the point i'm making is that two of Canon's 'ranges' are Crop bodies and Full Frame bodies and that both ranges have entry level bodies through to high end/top of the range bodies.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 19, 2013, 08:12:51 AM »
it looks like what the 6d should have been but with a ff sensor.  so annoying.

will this be better than the 6d?

No that's the wrong way of looking at it.
The 6D is pitched as an 'entry level' or first time FF body.
The 7D line is the 'high end' Crop body.

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Exists as a Working Prototype [CR2]
« on: December 20, 2012, 05:30:19 AM »
wonder how heavy it'll be?

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Sample Images
« on: November 19, 2012, 12:29:10 PM »
yeah i was looking at the full rez of the photos.
still seems strangely distorted to me. particularly on the model one.
oh well  ::)

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Sample Images
« on: November 19, 2012, 10:21:23 AM »
something not right about those 24-70 sample images. no way there is that much distortion. the images have been squashed or something surely?  ???

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: October 30, 2012, 06:25:44 PM »
the potential advantage of course over the 24-105L is that less coverage within one lens should mean better performance. 24-105 range is quite demanding of a zoom to perform equally well at both wide and telephoto ends. i'd expect to see better handling of lens distortion amongst other things. 24-70 range also obviously has no cross over with the 70-200 which i've always liked. i like things tidy  :)

however...i too have held off in the past from buying a 24-105L due to it being 'only' f4. so for me I'd still prefer the 24-70 2.8 ...or of course better yet 2.8 IS.

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