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Lenses / Re: Protective filter for 24-70 II - standard or thin?
« on: October 16, 2013, 09:50:13 PM »
Thanks all for sharing your vignetting reults!  Just ordered the lens and B&W F Pro filter from B&H and saved myself an extra $300. What a nice surprise that was.  Things like that do not happen to me.  I almost ordered it last night but decided to post this question about filters vignetting.  ;D ;D ;D

Oh, and I already have a 82mm B&W thin CPL that I use on my 16-35 II.

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Lenses / Re: Protective filter for 24-70 II - standard or thin?
« on: October 16, 2013, 10:14:51 AM »
Thanks all for the quick feedback!  Looking forward to Neuro's test results and getting my new lens.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1999 at Amazon
« on: October 16, 2013, 09:52:44 AM »
Hey, is this a scam?

When I click the link I see this:



It's not sold by Amazon, and the price is $2299 less $300 rebate = $1999?

What gives?


You need to choose from the right under "More buying Choices" then select Amazon as the seller to get the price.  In my case, Amazon charges tax and states "ships in 2 weeks", making it less appealing.  It's like you get the rebate up front (which is good) but I'm wondering if you are not able to get the mail in $300 rebate.

Edit:  I see Neuro already responded before I posted

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Lenses / Protective filter for 24-70 II - standard or thin?
« on: October 15, 2013, 11:52:17 PM »
Getting ready to order my 24-70 f/2.8 II and want to include a protective filter with my order.  I haven't read about any vignetting with this lens using a standard filter but want to make sure I don't need the thin version.  Can someone please confirm if a standard filter works without vignetting?

Looking at either:
- B+W 82mm XS-Pro UV MRC-Nano 010M Filter
- B+W 82mm UV Haze MRC 010M Filter

Thanks

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EOS Bodies / Re: got a 5d mark iii offer for 2980, jump in or not?
« on: October 15, 2013, 02:55:14 PM »

Can I have a question for you? I want to get a 5DIII on black friday. But I found a so cheap one on Digital Monster only 2229, crazy price, can I believe them?
http://www.digitalmonster.com/Canon_EOS_5D_Mark_III_Digital_SLR_Camera_Body_Only_1762.html

That price seems too good to be true, I would be skeptical. 

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Not that I think many people are following this thread, but I have get this out of my system.

I picked up the 24-70mm II yesterday...January couldn't wait as it's on sale.

I am so floored with the IQ of this lens!

I seem to be lucky to get a copy that is apparently bang on the focus with my camera body, and the results are so...WOW! Out of camera JPEGs show a pop that I have not seen with the 24-105mm that I have. With RAW on Lightroom it's even better. 

The lens is so sharp where I want it to be, at 2.8 the area within the plane of focus is full of detail.

The 24-105mm will be jealous, I hope they don't fight inside the cabinet.

I want to thank all those who responded to this thread!  ;D ;D ;D

Thanks for the update and starting this thread.  Now that the rebates are on, it's time for me to get off the fence and make a decision.  Got a few days off next week so I'm going to rent the 24-70 II even though I'm 90% sure I'll buy it before this current rebate ends.  I guess my only hang up is having both the 24-105 and 24-70 II.  Like I said in an earlier post, I'd rather keep the 24-105 as a back up than sell it for such a low price but I sure could use the cash towards the pricey 24-70.

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Canon General / Re: Baffles the mind
« on: October 09, 2013, 05:15:15 PM »
I haven't even tested the video function on my 5D3.  I've captured a few videos from my S100.  I've shot hours and hours of video from camcorders.  I think Neuro hit the nail on the head. 

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Lenses / Re: Canon IS BINOCULARS
« on: September 29, 2013, 12:58:51 PM »
No doubt IS binoculars are the only way to go since you can increase the magnification significantly without any annoying hand-shake effect.

I recently picked up the 12x36 IS II, mostly for sporting events, and I was blown away by the bright and sharp view these produce and I've owned and used lots of binoculars in my days.  Focus is smooth and easy even while depressing the IS button.

I could not find any Canon IS binoculars in my area to play with before purchase so I had my wife drop into B&H when she was in NYC.  She picked the 12x36 IS II.  So if you had to make a blind purchase, I don't think you could got wrong with these unless you need water resistant then you might look at the Ls.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: iPhone Photography Course Instructor..?
« on: September 19, 2013, 11:40:31 PM »
Weird, very weird, and I know I'm in the minority.   But hey if this person can make a few bucks teaching others how to use their iphones more power to them.

Camera phones are great for snaps and capturing simple images, period.   I believe its a trend (that's not going away) and largely generational.   To me its no different than listening to great music.  Many people are satisfied with their ipod and earbud speakers.  Myself, I run my music through a HQ multi-channel audio system.  Sure, sometimes I have to settle for portable audio and sometimes I have to settle for my P&S camera, and sometimes I have to pull out my phone.

This describes my use of a phone camera very well:
My iPhone definitely has it's uses.  It's great when I'm at work and I need to take a quick photo of a machine part and can text it to my boss on the spot.  It will never replace my beloved 6D.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: 10 Signs You're a Photo Geek
« on: September 16, 2013, 06:26:46 PM »
You might be a photo geek if you have painted your walls 18% grey.

 ;D ;D ;D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: 10 Signs You're a Photo Geek
« on: September 15, 2013, 11:32:54 AM »
Hilarious!  Glad I'm not a geek by their standards.

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Lenses / Re: Did I make the wrong decision?
« on: September 12, 2013, 09:36:16 PM »
Better to be too wide than not wide enough especially when you are in tight areas and can't get back far enough.   I'd keep it and crop when necessary instead of going with a 35mm lens.  I don't do auto photography but it seems like the 24L is about the perfect lens for that.

Also, I'd still pick up a good flash, that might be all that's lacking for that "pop."

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I'm in the same boat as the OP.   It's just a matter of time until I get a 24-70 II, probably when the next rebate pops up.  For those of you who sold your 24-105s, what percentage did you recover since CL and eBay are flooded with so many "new" kit lens.  I'm inclined just to keep my 24-105 (as a backup / travel lens) since I'll lose so much on the resale. 

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Canon General / Re: Is it Genuine? [Canon LP-E6 Battery]
« on: September 09, 2013, 08:15:06 AM »
Isn't the "made in China" a dead give away that it's a counterfeit?   All of mine are made in Japan as well as the samples on the counterfeit identity site.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: RAW or JPEG
« on: September 09, 2013, 12:27:18 AM »
Lesson learned:  Always RAW, never JPG only.  Often JPG on SD while RAW on CF with my 5D3. 

Shortly after I switched from film to digital I shot for 2 days at Monument Valley on JPG because I did not have the PP skills.  Over those 2 days the lighting, skies, and cloud cover were fantastic and I did get some nice shots.  But now I regret not having RAW images to edit to make nice photos into great photos.  Hard lesson learned for me.  Never again will I shoot JPG only.  Besides, storage is cheap.

Even P&S (S100) I shoot RAW.

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