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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Lanscape: 5D mkIII 24-70mmL
« on: September 26, 2012, 03:14:48 PM »
They look good.  If you dont mind me asking, why not use your 24-105?  Also what are your thoughts on the 14 for landscapes?  I have 16-35 and wondering if the 14 makes a difference or not.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Magic Lantern on the 5D Mark III
« on: September 26, 2012, 06:44:27 AM »
So is the alpha worth downloading?

I had a 5dc and now I have a 5d3.  I also have used the 70-200 2.8 (with IS but have used both) and I have to say the best upgrade has been the body.  The autofocus in this thing is a beast.  Let alone the noise handling.  Best I was getting on my 5dc was 1250 usable and now I've got keepers at 12800.  Definitely upgrade your body!

70-200 will come later!

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Wedding Photography Photos - 5d MK III
« on: September 10, 2012, 03:28:04 PM »
Premo shots Hugo.  Love the toning in the colored ones.

I've gotten shots otherwise impossible of capturing, so yes.  Worth the price difference.

I have the domke j-2 and it looks pretty good.  Bigger bag but I think they make a bit smaller one.  Shoulder bag with tons of room.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Your Ultimate Gear (wish)list
« on: September 05, 2012, 06:51:59 PM »
Leica m9-p along with the 50 .95 as well as the 35 1.4.

Next on the list would be the 85 1.2 and another 5d3 would be grand. 

There are more that I want but this would be ideal.

Lenses / Re: Renting a Wedding Lens
« on: September 03, 2012, 04:50:46 PM »
85L is hot garbage.  70-200 is nice to have for ceremony coverage but that 85.  So good.

Third Party Manufacturers / 1964 Leica m3 with 50 and 90
« on: August 28, 2012, 04:28:11 AM »
How much do you think a combo like that would sell for?  That is all the technical information I have on the gear, a Leica m3 paired with a 50mm and 90mm 2.8.

Thoughts?  I haven't been able to get any serial numbers and I have tried ebay with no luck really.

Lenses / Re: 85mm f/1.2 ii or 135mm f/2
« on: August 27, 2012, 02:44:14 PM »
Your 70-200 is the bees knees for sure.  I wish I could afford that lens.  The 135 is 100% absolutely as awesome as everyone says it is.  Sharp wide open (how many primes can say that) and dat compression, but in reality the 85 has that more shallow depth of field and 85 is, for me, the optimal fov along with that shallow dof, creates a great lens.  The autofocus is slow, yes, but slower than manual focus?  Also, if you plan on using the 1.2 for anything else besides studio or you know you have the time to get the shot then you should be using 70-200.  If you've got the time to focus and get that shot with the 1.2, then it'll be a better lens.

Again, just my opinion.

Lenses / Re: Likeliness of a Canon EF 14-24 2.8 anytime soon?
« on: August 27, 2012, 02:40:26 PM »
It would be nice to have this lens but I worry about the filter thread size of the 14-24 if it is ever released.  (Probably have to pick up a filter holder system from Lee or something).  That fov would be a welcomed change though.

Lenses / Re: 85mm f/1.2 ii or 135mm f/2
« on: August 27, 2012, 02:38:42 PM »
You have 70-200 for the range and compression, while I own the 135 and its a sexy lens, the 85 creates that look that the 135 cannot.  Also with the minimum focusing distance is about the same on the 85 and the 135, I can still get a better fov with the 85 1.8 than I can the 135.  I'd prefer to have 85 + 70-200 rather than 135 and 70-200.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« on: August 25, 2012, 04:57:48 AM »
Won't put the img tags around the link since its NSFW, but this is 5d3 + 135 @ 1/40th at 2500 iso:


5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Wedding Photography Photos - 5d MK III
« on: August 22, 2012, 08:59:13 PM »
My favorite two from one of the last weddings I've shot:


Software & Accessories / Re: Gitzo tripod/head recomendation for travel
« on: August 21, 2012, 09:23:37 PM »
I just got my gitzo 1830 series one and Gitzo 1780QR and it'll run me about $400 to $500, there was a massive rebate.  Its only around 4 lbs but the head holds 17lbs (way more than a 5d3 + grip + 70-200 2.8 would weigh) and I'm happy.  Love it. 

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