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Lenses / Re: What do you do with lens cases?
« Last post by Daniel Flather on Today at 12:31:42 AM »
(will be 14 soon, deciding between the 16-35/4L IS and TS-E 17/4L)

Buy both, why decide?

Lighting / Re: Canon MR-14EX I vs II?
« Last post by Perio on Today at 12:27:36 AM »
I hope that the differences will be visible only in real life, but not in the surgery room. I'll check ebay, thanks for suggestions!

Hi you can the MkI version mich cheaper on Ebay than 400. Actually I have one for sale at 300, but that's another story. I do agree with the other reply that the ring flash doesn't produce the best lighting.
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXO uh-oh?
« Last post by zlatko on Today at 12:26:28 AM »
I'm going to use this example again:

When the 70-200 f/2.8L II IS lens came to the market and was tested, it got a lower score than the version I lens.  Later, DxO mark used a different CAMERA to test them, then the v2 finally scored higher.

Well, their Lens Scores are an even larger, stinkier pile of steaming BS than their Sensor Scores.  Even the name itself is intentionally misleading, since the primary determinants of the Lens Score are the T-stop of the lens and the low light performance of the camera body on which the lens is tested.

Last time I checked DxOMark, the very best lens that Canon makes was the EF 100mm f/2.  Yes, the famous $499 100mm f/2 known by professional photographers all over the world as the very best lens that Canon makes ... not.  That lens is from 1991.

Now that honor has gone to the EF 35mm f/2 IS.  Yes, the $599 lens is better than ANY other lens that Canon makes ... according to DxOMark ... and no one else.

P.S.  Nothing against either of those lenses (both excellent), but giving them the highest scores of all lenses in the entire Canon EF system is pretty much proof that the DxOMark scoring is faulty.
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 150-600mm availability
« Last post by Roo on Today at 12:18:03 AM »
Congrats on the purchase.  It's a great lens for the price.  If you're looking for a case to suit it, the Lowepro 13 x 32 is a perfect fit.
Canon General / Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Last post by RustyTheGeek on Today at 12:15:35 AM »
This a bit like; We´re gonna chop off all your limbs but 2 (or 3 or 4), which ones will you keep? By the way, in this case eyes, ears, nose and throat counts as limbs ...  ::)
I know, it's a rough one and I won't get into my reasoning behind the thread, but it goes back to what I do for a living which involves constantly planning for (and dealing with) worst-case scenarios.

For me, it's actually impossible to do this in reality, because what I shoot changes constantly and I have no specialty.  I may shoot nothing but macro for months, then shoot sports, wildlife, and real estate all in one day.  So my necessary gear list changes from one shoot to the next.  I really envy people who have a specialty - if you take all of the money I have tied up in gear, I could have the dream set of gear for a single specialty - though I have a lot of great gear, so I'm not going to complain :)

I'm enjoying all of the replies - keep 'em coming.

I was thinking the same thing.  While I'm not a pro, I shoot sports (swimming, running, etc), indoor low light events, camping, outdoors and other misc things that ends up demanding a larger collection of gear.  But I've made it work with less before I had all this stuff so I could do it again.
Canon General / Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Last post by RustyTheGeek on Today at 12:07:48 AM »
5Dc - All my 600rt's - 24-105L + 50mm f/1.8'

That's pretty much all I would need.

I like your style RL!  I think we're on the same wavelength... if one were paring down, it would likely be due to finances so the most expensive stuff like $2K lenses and new bodies would go first.

That would indeed leave me with my 5Dc, etc.  And I could live with that.

My kit would be similar to yours....

5Dc, 24-105L, 580EX-II, 16-35Lv1 and 15mm Fisheye.  If I were lucky, I might be able to keep the 70-200 f/4 IS L too!  I also wouldn't mind still having my trusty 28 f/1.8 Prime for low light and that could be instead of the FishEye if necc.  This is essentially the gear that I felt super great working up to and using years ago and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.  :-)
Canon General / Re: Canon Most Widely Used Camera System at the Latest World Cup
« Last post by 9VIII on July 25, 2014, 11:45:31 PM »
If I had a particular sport photographer that I respected/wanted to emulate, I may be curious and would be interested in his TECHNIQUE, but I'm not going drop my system to buy what he has.

Except that's exactly how most people think, or at least the marketers do, otherwise product placement in advertising wouldn't be worth so much.

I guess another angle is just mind share, if someone knows nothing about cameras and all they've ever seen anyone use is Canon, everything else is just going to seem foreign to them.
That's actually largely how I came to use Canon stuff vs. anything else.
Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70 f/4L IS disappointing?
« Last post by ScottyP on July 25, 2014, 11:40:46 PM »

In fact, I've even been considering selling my 70-200 2.8L II and picking up a 135L (and change), although I haven't been able to bring myself to do it yet.  If they bring out a 135L IS, that might well convince me ... although I'm still tempted by the 135L as is.   (And no, I don't want to just add a 135L to my kit. I really don't need any more lenses!)

Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70 f/4L IS disappointing?
« Last post by ScottyP on July 25, 2014, 11:30:02 PM »
FWIW I'm really bored with 24-70 zooms, so I ditched mine (24-70 f/2.8 L) and got a Ʃ35 f/1.4A instead to bridge a gap in my range of wide to standard prime lenses. I find that I am shooting with primes more and more often, with really satisfactory results. Often I will have a wide or standard prime on the 5DMkII  and a tele-zoom on the 5DMkIII. My 24-105L and 17-40L get most of their use when I travel, the 17-40L is almost exclusively for holiday use .

Yes.  I have the Sig 35 Art and it just forces me to make better composition, and its colors and sharpness are just insane.  I almost can't take a bad image with that lens. 
I plan to pick up a 7d2 (if it isn't just a Bigfoot riding a unicorn) and then keep he 35 on the 6d and the 70-200 on the crop.
Lenses / Re: What do you do with lens cases?
« Last post by Click on July 25, 2014, 11:25:11 PM »
I've found this to be an effective use for them.


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