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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Canon may be expensive but...
« on: January 29, 2013, 05:14:52 AM »
Amazing how the tele-converter on it adds that much :/
Oh well Nikon fanboys can deal with that price while we have the 13,000 USD 800mm!

And I was wondering what the other lens they were announcing would be.  I knew the 18-35 was being redone, but the 800 was a surprise.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Recommendations for a friend
« on: January 28, 2013, 09:05:36 PM »
If she is willing to learn the art of photography, I would highly recommend a

5Dc + 50mm (1.8 or 1.4) + (Maybe) 100mm F/2 or Macro 100mm 2.8 for product shots.

Far better IQ than any of the canon crop camera's so far and cheaper now with the MK3's release.
+1000000

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is a Peerless Performer
« on: January 28, 2013, 08:36:18 PM »
It's great no doubt, but I have to pay 3650 USD to get one, so I simply have to live vicariously through the people who own it ::)
Wow that is a lot for this lens. I only payed around $2300 US for a non-grey marketed copy. And living in Australia, I'm surprised I managed that.

And the 24-70 II is ALWAYS on my 5D mark III.  The only other lens I'd probably switch between (if I owned it) would be an 85 f/1.2L II

I know, that's norway for ya, but at least we hardly pay anything for healthcare  :P

I also paid 9935 usd for the 1d X. Loooooaaads of fun that was.. But I've put it to good use and it never dissapoints me.
I supposed it's evened out then :P
And well as long as it does what you want and you're willing to pay the price, I don't see the problem!

And off a tangent- although it cost me $2300 US for my 24-70 II, in another store I went to, I paid $2000 US for a 70-200 f/4 IS.  But it works for me so I'm happy with it :D

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 35 1.4 or Canon 50 1.4 or Canon 24-70 2.8 II
« on: January 28, 2013, 05:58:44 PM »
Out of your options, I wouldn't consider the 50 f/1.4.  Both the Sigma 35 and Canon 24-70 II are superior to it.  If you want to be a little discrete I'd use the sigma 35 (and that f/1.4 aperture would be really nice for street photography), but if you want the versatility of a very sharp zoom, I'd go for the 24-70 II and in my opinion the 24-70 II isn't really that big.  I used it whilst walking around the city and I felt comfortable with it and didn't get too many stares (aside from the ones admiring the fact I owned a 24-70 II)

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is a Peerless Performer
« on: January 28, 2013, 05:50:42 PM »
It's great no doubt, but I have to pay 3650 USD to get one, so I simply have to live vicariously through the people who own it ::)
Wow that is a lot for this lens. I only payed around $2300 US for a non-grey marketed copy. And living in Australia, I'm surprised I managed that.

And the 24-70 II is ALWAYS on my 5D mark III.  The only other lens I'd probably switch between (if I owned it) would be an 85 f/1.2L II

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 vs 1DsIII
« on: January 25, 2013, 09:54:06 PM »
The 5D 3 is more updated now than the 1Ds III.. but it really is a hard choice. 
I'd feel more inclined to go for the 5D 3.  However, if you think you want that build quality of a 1D series, go for the 1Ds 3. 
When I was buying a new camera I was stuck between a used 1Ds 3 and new 5D 3, so I understand the predicament because both are such amazing cameras.

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If Canon donĀ“t put a real replacement for the 1Ds on the market, they lose a lot of pros.

I thought:

   1. 1D is crop series
   2. 1Ds is full frame series
   3. 1DX is end of 1D series with crop
But the pattern was always the 1Ds is more of the Studio 1D, where as the 1D was the fast 1D.
But with the 1Dx, it sort of merged the 2 together to just get the full frame speedy camera.

A proper replacement for the 1Ds should come.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D to 5D Mk III - Pull the trigger?
« on: January 24, 2013, 07:58:14 PM »
I would have to say that yes, a majority of my shots are at 200. How will moving to a 5DIII change that?

In terms of the positioning, they are primarily coming towards me as I am usually on the side of the road. I do take panning pictures every once in a while. I don't think that is a concern for me though.
You could find yourself feeling the need to move closer to the action, as you don't have that crop factor anymore. 

But I'd still say go for the 5D mark III.  It is an absolutely amazing camera.

But if you do keep your 7D as a back-up camera, you won't really need to worry as you can just switch back to your 7D.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Up to what ISO are you willing to set?
« on: January 23, 2013, 02:24:43 AM »
on my 60D, I wouldn't go past 1600 (I'd daringly use 3200 every now and then if I had to), but most of the time it wasn't a worry because I'd use my 580EX II.

On my 5D III, I have no problems going up to ISO 8000, with 12800 being my max that I'd actually shoot at.

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Lenses / Re: Grey (Gray) Market Advice
« on: January 21, 2013, 03:15:16 AM »
Interesting. In Australia, grey market is increasingly the most cost viable option. On average, lenses are $2-300 more retail and cameras often $4-500 more... We have no B&H.
+1. 

The only three things I've bought that weren't grey marketed were 2 lenses and my 580EX II.  My 24-70 II and 70-200 f/4 IS. 
The 24-70 II was actually really cheap when I bought it, and it was around October when I ordered it.  But then again I was close to the salesperson and she done me a deal.   I got that for $2190 AU when on the site that I usually look to with really cheap prices (and did grey market imports) was showing it at $2350.  And the 70-200 f/4 IS was bought in store for $1800 AU (yeah.  Massive rip-off).  And also the 580EX II was bought in store from around $580 (but then when I travelled to Philippines I saw it there for just under $500).
If you do buy grey market, make sure it's a highly trusted store. I bought my first DSLR (60D) just over 2 years ago from DigitalRev and I had zero problems. Then I bought the 10-22 from there with still no problem (regret not getting the 17-40, but didn't consider upgrading to full frame then).  I even bought my 5D mark III from e-infinity and had absolutely no problems!

It's up to you if you want to risk it for the cheaper price.  But be warned that it would end up such a hassle if a problem were to occur.  Can't always get what you want.

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Canon General / Re: Don't order camera gear from Dell.com online store
« on: January 18, 2013, 02:50:10 AM »
There was a story here a month or so ago how one of the local stores had sold an iPad, the person took it home, opened the box, and found a hunk of wood.... They brought it back to the store and were in a heated argument with the store manager when another customer came back with the same complaint. An examination of thier stock found a box of wooden ipads.... and all the boxes looked like they were factory sealed.

This type of thing does happen.
That type of thing does happen, but come on.. Twice?? And just happened to take pictures of everything before the actual product box? And well yeah it does happen... the amount of customers I had complain to me when their CD/Game case was completely sealed and there was nothing in it.

Oh well some people are lucky, others aren't, and others are just good at lying too.

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Canon General / Re: Don't order camera gear from Dell.com online store
« on: January 17, 2013, 04:44:44 AM »
Convenient how it looked as if he knew it was going to happen.  If I were to photograph an unboxing, I'd photograph it when I get to the product (or at least the product's actual box), not photograph from the parcel's packaging box.  Videoing is another story, but it's awfully convenient he was photographing his "unexpected" floor boards.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70 ii - another superlative
« on: January 16, 2013, 06:07:53 PM »
It's definitely worth ever cent I paid for it!

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Lenses / Re: I want a 135mm 1.8 IS L
« on: January 16, 2013, 06:06:28 PM »
If only.  I remember when this picture showed up the last time.

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I presume I'm the youngest here?

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