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uggg...maybe i should not reply to things when i haven't read all 11 pages...uggg...11 pages....I want to sue all of you now!.....
Strange, how does it show 11 pages for you?  It only shows 4 pages for me.   ???

Regardless of pages, it is a loooong thread.  I'm a little surprised that it is still on the leader board after all this time.  Just goes to show how attracted most people are to soap operas vs. geeky tech shows.   ;)

Your display settings are probably different.  Maybe 50 posts per page versus 15...

I don't think this is a soap opera... feels more like a public stoning.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Should I buy 6d or 5MkIII?
« on: April 07, 2014, 10:16:49 PM »
Wow - thanks for all the great feedback - much appreciated.

I'm leaning towards the 6d with the Canon 16-35mm UWA using Aperature for post editing. I've read tons to support the extra cost over the 17-40mm is well worth the investment. The quality of pics are used primarily for online marketing but much more high res than for MLS purposes. Pics have to be uploaded in high res for full screen slideshows.

Is there a specific uv filter that will give a good all round use for interior and exterior shots to suit stills of rooms?

Thanks again!

I use hoods rather than uv filters... and the 16-35 comes with a hood... You might want to onsider a cpl filter for exterior shots... but I wouldn't suggest a UV... though others may suggest otherwise...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Not sure which Canon body to get
« on: April 07, 2014, 09:28:26 PM »
Hi JD.
I think there is at least one person on here that can prove the reverse of that statement, a poor photographer can get lesser results using adequate gear! I am of course talking about myself!  ::)
Struggling to become a better photographer.

Cheers Graham.


The fact of the matter is that a good photographer can get more then adequate results using lessor gear... and while the 6D is probably the best option, money wasn't described as a constraint.

When I first took up golf... I had a crap set I bought for $100... I played the crap out of the clubs and I did pretty well with a patchwork set.  I'd compare that with my XS and 50mm f/1.8.

After a few years... I upgraded my clubs to a $300 driver (which was 15 years ago... so after inflation... $500ish) and a set of irons from Taylormade and a putter and wedges...

I wanted the gear not to be the reason I had a crappy shot... So... my 5D mkiii and lenses are comparable to that.  When I screw up a shot... I KNOW I'M TO BLAME.  It sucks... I liked when it was my XS or 60D that were the problem.

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Lenses / Re: Which lense now?
« on: April 07, 2014, 08:40:43 PM »
Why not the 18-135 stm?  Take advantage of both the dual pixel functionality, the touch screen, and the STM lens. 

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Lenses / Re: Which lense now?
« on: April 07, 2014, 08:38:06 PM »
I'm not going to be much help on this one... but I have the 24-105L and I use it for video.  Especially hand held, the IS helps a bunch, and it is light, so the 70-200 is going to be too heavy...


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uggg...maybe i should not reply to things when i haven't read all 11 pages...uggg...11 pages....I want to sue all of you now!.....

I'll give you synopsis.  Op is in the wrong... bride is cheap and probably is looking to get images at a discount... and the law is stupid.

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In the instances where I am a 2nd shooter at a wedding... my main goal is to get nude photos of the brides at the end of the night... so if I someone get a photo of the bride... sure... but she's off the market...

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Yongnuo YN-E3-RT Officially Released
« on: April 07, 2014, 07:33:53 PM »
I have three of the yong 622c's.  The red stripes aren't bad... but it is annoying having to match up the AF point with the line... which doesn't always work perfectly.  But I'm fond of their performance... and in my "studio"/living room, it is kinda dark... and the AF assist is quite welcome. 

As for moving targets... I really wasn't expecting to use it for that purpose... and I don't even think it would cast efficiently past 10 yards. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Not sure which Canon body to get
« on: April 07, 2014, 07:23:18 PM »
6D

+1

7d and 5dii are dated.

70d ok but ff > crop

Crap... I confused my threads... so disregard the parts where I mention real estate photography. 

I think dated might be overstating it... I've either owned or played with an XS, XTi, 50D, 60d, and 5D mkiii.

So the 10.1, 15.1, 18, and 22.3 full frame. 

In good light and @ iso 100/160, I'd trust any of those bodies... which means using a tripod, using off camera lighting, etc. 

When I wouldn't trust the 18 on down, is in questionable light, with moving targets, and high isos...

I was editing some photos taken by my daughter with an SL1 in pretty bad light in a church... and it REALLY made me appreciate the mkiii. 

But for real estate... generally the walls and the furniture don't move.  And with all of them you can and probably will do high dynamic range images, so the dynamic range of the lessor sensors is negated. 

The fact of the matter is that a good photographer can get more then adequate results using lessor gear... and while the 6D is probably the best option, money wasn't described as a constraint.


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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« on: April 07, 2014, 05:46:10 PM »
Love how Sigma is pushing it. Next up must be a 85mm and then maybe a 24-70 2.8?

Rumor has it that it is a  24-70 f2 in the pipeline.

That would be a rather different market to the art line up so far I'd say, they might not be small but they are small/cheap enough for the average user where as a 24-70mm f/2 would be a beast of a lens. If they do release an F/2 zoom maybe it'll follow the 18-35mm F/1.8 and have a more limited range, something like 35-70mm or 28-55mm f/2.

I don't see as much need for an 85mm Art in the short term personally as not only is Sigma's existing 85mm 1.4 an excellent lens but so are Canon and Nijkon's various 85mm's, especially the Nikon 85mm 1.8 G for the price.

My guess would be a 24mm 1.4 maybe next for Sigma, again theres a lot of room there to undercut Canon and Nikon significantly plus there own 24mm 1.8 isn't a great performer besides its closeup ability.

Some very good points!

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=16153.0

and http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr5-et-voila-first-picture-of-the-sigma-24-70mm-f2-0-full-frame-lens/

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« on: April 07, 2014, 11:42:31 AM »
Love how Sigma is pushing it. Next up must be a 85mm and then maybe a 24-70 2.8?

Rumor has it that it is a  24-70 f2 in the pipeline.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« on: April 06, 2014, 10:44:37 PM »
http://www.camerapro.com.au/sigma-50mm-f1-4-dg-hsm-art-lens-australian-stock.html/

$898 in Aus maybe $800 USD

If it comes in at $800... I'll probably buy it immediately and then hate myself a little for not having waited... but it's better than buying it at $1300 and having waited a year.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Should I buy 6d or 5MkIII?
« on: April 06, 2014, 09:44:29 PM »
get the 6D and use the savings to buy a nice tilt shift
+1 on that!

The tilt/shift lens will have more impact on your photos that going from a 6D to a 5D3 will.... and don't forget to shoot in RAW and get some decent editing software.

I wish I understood the draw of a tilt shift.
On a normal lens, the plane of focus is parallel to the sensor, but when you tilt/shift the lens, you shift the plane of focus. Say you are photographing a tall building from near the base... when you take a picture, the middle of the building is in focus but the top and the bottom are not. Also, the sides of the building are not straight. With the tilt/zoom you can change the plane of focus to be more inline with the building and more of it will be in focus.... and the sides will be straighter.

The effect is not as pronounced as with a 4x5 camera and the tilt/swivel lens plane coupled by bellows to the tilt/swivel film plane, but it does allow some interesting manipulations of the image. The convergence of lines can be played with and corrected in lightroom or photoshop, but not the plane of focus.

I'm far more familiar with the 4x5 than the Canon tilt/shift lenses, having only played with them at a show. I hope someone with real experience with them pipes up :)

I understand tilt shifts... I don't understand... or should I say... I don't share the interest/draw that people have for it. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Should I buy 6d or 5MkIII?
« on: April 06, 2014, 09:27:56 PM »
get the 6D and use the savings to buy a nice tilt shift
+1 on that!

The tilt/shift lens will have more impact on your photos that going from a 6D to a 5D3 will.... and don't forget to shoot in RAW and get some decent editing software.

I wish I understood the draw of a tilt shift.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Should I buy 6d or 5MkIII?
« on: April 06, 2014, 08:48:47 PM »
I am a real estate broker looking to upgrade from Nikon to Canon to take better pics of large homes and wide angle shots of interior rooms.

Will the 6D take as good pics using the same ultra wide angle lens as the 5Mk3 would?

I understand the 5Mk3 is a much better more sophisticated camera but if the results are the same for stills, I much prefer the smaller lighter body (and lower price!). The pics are used mostly online for virtual Tours and marketing.

Thanks for any advice

6D... no doubt about it.  The house isn't going to be moving... unless maybe it is a mobile home... but you'd probably just use a camera phone to sell one of those.

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