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Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« Reply #45 on: January 06, 2013, 11:49:01 PM »
You don't have to sell your gear.  You just have to improve your photography.

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Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« Reply #46 on: January 07, 2013, 07:44:35 AM »
AND sell your photography.

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Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« Reply #47 on: January 07, 2013, 09:45:14 AM »
The mk3 is not the problem, the problem is those heavy 2.8 zooms which the 70-200L weights about 4LBs.

That's one reason I've come to love small, light primes. 24L + 50 1.4 + 135L are fantastic to carry. If you want mobility and lens speed, try some small primes.

Not a solution for everything, unless you carry at least 2 bodies around. Again, not for family photos.

I've taken plenty of family photos with just a Minolta maxxum AF and a 50mm 1.8. Just takes a different approach.

How do you approach this type of situation, when you are 1.5ft away from your subject? No room to go back or forward: http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/0TKGEcfb/1/5903138


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Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« Reply #48 on: January 07, 2013, 09:58:48 AM »
The mk3 is not the problem, the problem is those heavy 2.8 zooms which the 70-200L weights about 4LBs.

That's one reason I've come to love small, light primes. 24L + 50 1.4 + 135L are fantastic to carry. If you want mobility and lens speed, try some small primes.

Not a solution for everything, unless you carry at least 2 bodies around. Again, not for family photos.

I've taken plenty of family photos with just a Minolta maxxum AF and a 50mm 1.8. Just takes a different approach.

How do you approach this type of situation, when you are 1.5ft away from your subject? No room to go back or forward: http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/0TKGEcfb/1/5903138

Find a different approach.

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Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« Reply #49 on: January 07, 2013, 10:22:02 AM »
The mk3 is not the problem, the problem is those heavy 2.8 zooms which the 70-200L weights about 4LBs.

That's one reason I've come to love small, light primes. 24L + 50 1.4 + 135L are fantastic to carry. If you want mobility and lens speed, try some small primes.

Not a solution for everything, unless you carry at least 2 bodies around. Again, not for family photos.

I've taken plenty of family photos with just a Minolta maxxum AF and a 50mm 1.8. Just takes a different approach.

How do you approach this type of situation, when you are 1.5ft away from your subject? No room to go back or forward: http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/0TKGEcfb/1/5903138

Find a different approach.

Since you are a prime shooter....what approach would you take? Swap to wider prime :P
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Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« Reply #50 on: January 07, 2013, 10:30:51 AM »
The mk3 is not the problem, the problem is those heavy 2.8 zooms which the 70-200L weights about 4LBs.

That's one reason I've come to love small, light primes. 24L + 50 1.4 + 135L are fantastic to carry. If you want mobility and lens speed, try some small primes.

Not a solution for everything, unless you carry at least 2 bodies around. Again, not for family photos.

I've taken plenty of family photos with just a Minolta maxxum AF and a 50mm 1.8. Just takes a different approach.

How do you approach this type of situation, when you are 1.5ft away from your subject? No room to go back or forward: http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/0TKGEcfb/1/5903138

Find a different approach.

Since you are a prime shooter....what approach would you take? Swap to wider prime :P

See, You answered your own question.

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Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« Reply #51 on: January 07, 2013, 10:37:09 AM »
The mk3 is not the problem, the problem is those heavy 2.8 zooms which the 70-200L weights about 4LBs.

That's one reason I've come to love small, light primes. 24L + 50 1.4 + 135L are fantastic to carry. If you want mobility and lens speed, try some small primes.

Not a solution for everything, unless you carry at least 2 bodies around. Again, not for family photos.

I've taken plenty of family photos with just a Minolta maxxum AF and a 50mm 1.8. Just takes a different approach.

How do you approach this type of situation, when you are 1.5ft away from your subject? No room to go back or forward: http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/0TKGEcfb/1/5903138

Find a different approach.

Since you are a prime shooter....what approach would you take? Swap to wider prime :P

See, You answered your own question.

Carry multiple prime lenses in a sunny day like this for family photos...WOW, what a creative photographer ::)     NO THANKS
« Last Edit: January 07, 2013, 10:42:27 AM by Dylan777 »
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Zooms: 16-35L f4 IS -- 24-70L II -- 70-200L f2.8 IS II
Primes: 40mm -- 85L II -- 135L -- 200L f2 IS -- 400L f2.8 IS II

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Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
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Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« Reply #52 on: January 07, 2013, 10:53:04 AM »
The mk3 is not the problem, the problem is those heavy 2.8 zooms which the 70-200L weights about 4LBs.

That's one reason I've come to love small, light primes. 24L + 50 1.4 + 135L are fantastic to carry. If you want mobility and lens speed, try some small primes.

Not a solution for everything, unless you carry at least 2 bodies around. Again, not for family photos.

I've taken plenty of family photos with just a Minolta maxxum AF and a 50mm 1.8. Just takes a different approach.

How do you approach this type of situation, when you are 1.5ft away from your subject? No room to go back or forward: http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/0TKGEcfb/1/5903138

Find a different approach.

Since you are a prime shooter....what approach would you take? Swap to wider prime :P

See, You answered your own question.

Carry multiple prime lenses in a sunny day like this for family photos...WOW, what a creative photographer ::)     NO THANKS

You yourself said it.

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Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« Reply #53 on: January 07, 2013, 10:55:53 AM »
Keep it up guys, then we'll have another one of those cool geometric quote posts that looks like Bingham Copper mine.

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Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« Reply #54 on: January 07, 2013, 11:21:28 AM »
^ LOL!

With the Bingham Mine outside my window, I just had to laugh. Too funny...

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Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« Reply #55 on: January 07, 2013, 11:28:26 AM »
I wish I was sitting on the type of cash that would allow me to buy the best of the best in photography gear, and then a few months later decide that it's not really doing it for me and decide to downgrade losing a bunch of my original investment in the process.

Someday... ;D

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Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« Reply #56 on: January 07, 2013, 11:44:29 AM »
I wish I was sitting on the type of cash that would allow me to buy the best of the best in photography gear

Fine by me if it's only the well-off people who let themselves be talked into buying the more/most expensive gear ... imho the potential problem is with people who read forums, listen to marketing and scrape their last $€ together to improve their pictures by buying the latest body/lenses while neglecting building their skill and buying non-"core" gear like lighting accessories.

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Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« Reply #57 on: January 07, 2013, 12:12:29 PM »
So many good ideas presented; I have not read them all yet so I apologize if I am repeating someone else's idea.  Well, remember that expensive equipment can be rented from lensrentals.com so if you only need the big glass for specific vacation trips or whatever, no need to own it, just rent it!  If you end up renting the same piece of glass like 3 times, then consider purchasing it.  As to what piece of glass to own, only the OP can really know what that is for them.  I would recommend going back to basics when feeling creatively blocked.  Go out and use a mid focal range lens on a walk around shoot and note what length comes up most on the EXIF of the pics.  Get a prime in or near that length and only shoot with it for 1 - 3 months.  See if your creative juices start to flow again once your mind is freed from thinking about the equipment like if you should have "the other lens" on the body.
Good luck on finding your mojo!

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Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« Reply #58 on: January 07, 2013, 12:37:00 PM »
I'm gonna go a bit further away with the suggestions: Have you thought about Micro 4/3?

I've seen amazing images from the Olympus OM-D E-M5. That, coupled with the 12-35mm f2.8 (24-70 eq) and 35-100mm f2.8 (70-200 eq), could be a great option for vacations.

You would "suffer" from more depth of field and not so crazy high ISOs, but really, who needs higher than 6400? (I never shoot over 1000)
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Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« Reply #59 on: January 07, 2013, 12:57:39 PM »
Mmm,…this is a great thread that most likely many of us can relate.  I myself have purchased professional level gear over the past year,….makes me sit back and think if this is practical….but we all enjoy our profession/hobby.  Just my 2 cents,…my opinion,….sell everything except the 5D III.  Keep the 5D III, it’s a great camera and will serve you well for many years.  Next, save the cash and get a 50 f 1.4 and use this exclusively for maybe 6-12 months just as a photography exercise.  Re-evaluate in year and see what direction to go….

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