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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2013, 08:30:04 PM »
I find adjusting from the viewed perspective from a crop sensor to full frame is going to take some getting used to.

 The older crowd had the same problem adjusting from FF to crop.  ;)
Though it pains me to admit it, I think I graduated to the " Older crowd " when my AARP card came in the mail last month .
 But your right , it did take some adjusting from shooting 35mm film to cropped digital. ( It's been so long that I forgot haha ).

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« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2013, 08:59:28 PM »
I find adjusting from the viewed perspective from a crop sensor to full frame is going to take some getting used to.

 The older crowd had the same problem adjusting from FF to crop.  ;)
Though it pains me to admit it, I think I graduated to the " Older crowd " when my AARP card came in the mail last month .
 But your right , it did take some adjusting from shooting 35mm film to cropped digital. ( It's been so long that I forgot haha ).

I don't shoot with long lenses normally but I use my 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro for some reach and I'm mulling over a 70-200mm f/2.8L IS mkii... but on a crop it is 160mm and 112-320mm respectively... but when I go full frame, it will be roughly 62mm (what I presently see though my crop) and 43-125... It just takes a lot to wrap my mind around that. 
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100L->85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm ->100L & 85L

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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2013, 12:01:44 AM »
Yesterday I received my 5D mkIII with 24-105 kit lens, a 70-200 f2.8 L II and a battery grip.

Congrats on the new acquisition.

Maybe there's an M9 in the future for me......

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« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2013, 12:08:17 AM »
Yesterday I received my 5D mkIII with 24-105 kit lens, a 70-200 f2.8 L II and a battery grip.

5Dmarkiii, w/ kit lens no less, AND the 70-200... and to rub it in... a battery grip..  I hate you! (nothing personal!)

Your endorphin glands have to empty now... I mean unboxing that much metal and glass in one sitting....  I'd be numb after that... I mean Scarlet johanson could have knocked on my door with a suitcase full of a million dollars right afterwards, and I'd have to ask her to come back later because I was too busy unboxing photographer's crack.

Definitley watch the AF vids from canon, and stay posted for the new firmware release that promises clean HDMI out.

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« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2013, 12:13:00 AM »
Very useful information about the AF system at the below link.

http://learn.usa.canon.com/resources/products/eos_5d_markiii/eos_5d_markiii.shtml

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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2013, 12:24:59 AM »
Yesterday I received my 5D mkIII with 24-105 kit lens, a 70-200 f2.8 L II and a battery grip.

5Dmarkiii, w/ kit lens no less, AND the 70-200... and to rub it in... a battery grip..  I hate you! (nothing personal!)

Your endorphin glands have to empty now... I mean unboxing that much metal and glass in one sitting....  I'd be numb after that... I mean Scarlet johanson could have knocked on my door with a suitcase full of a million dollars right afterwards, and I'd have to ask her to come back later because I was too busy unboxing photographer's crack.

Definitley watch the AF vids from canon, and stay posted for the new firmware release that promises clean HDMI out.

Skip the cash... give me scarjo and my camera... and we are having a party!
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100L->85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm ->100L & 85L

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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2013, 12:24:59 AM »

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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2013, 03:03:27 AM »
Yesterday I received my 5D mkIII with 24-105 kit lens, a 70-200 f2.8 L II and a battery grip.

5Dmarkiii, w/ kit lens no less, AND the 70-200... and to rub it in... a battery grip..  I hate you! (nothing personal!)

Your endorphin glands have to empty now... I mean unboxing that much metal and glass in one sitting....  I'd be numb after that... I mean Scarlet johanson could have knocked on my door with a suitcase full of a million dollars right afterwards, and I'd have to ask her to come back later because I was too busy unboxing photographer's crack.

Definitley watch the AF vids from canon, and stay posted for the new firmware release that promises clean HDMI out.
Ha ha ha ha LMAO! ;D ;D ;D
If she came knocking on my door "with a suitcase full of a million dollars", I'd take it and tell her to pose so I can test my newly acquired Camera/lens. Once the session is over, I'd go nuts buying every single one of those awesome L lenses I do not have, plus top of the line Canon DSLR and also splurge on some Nikon gear maybe  D800E with a 14-24 ... after that book a world tour to put the new gear to good use.

Barrfly, Congratulations on your purchase ... may it serve you well.
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« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2013, 03:20:06 AM »
Congratulations! I would like the 70-200 2.8 IS USM ll. I'm still learning what I have. My friend sent me some pics of Eagles he took today with his Oly 620. They're better than mine. So I must get out there and try, try, again. LOL
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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2013, 04:17:14 AM »
Paid full premium. It is worth every penny. Didn't buy at online stores. Brick and Mortar is my road to go for that, I like to see and talk to the person who's selling gear to me.
Similar for me, bricks and mortar. I picked mine up last Sept, before a slight price drop, but, its been a great time using it over the past 6 months or so (5D + battery grip). I carry it everywhere .

@Barrfly - it'll take a while to get used to it. But after a while, it'll be second nature :)
An amazing piece of technology :)
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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2013, 05:55:55 PM »
 Took the new 5D to a car show today and am very pleased with the results, some quick editing then shooting a bar room event tonight. So far when compared to my 7D I can't believe I didn't take the FF plunge sooner !

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« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2013, 07:09:28 PM »
I find adjusting from the viewed perspective from a crop sensor to full frame is going to take some getting used to.

 The older crowd had the same problem adjusting from FF to crop.  ;)
Though it pains me to admit it, I think I graduated to the " Older crowd " when my AARP card came in the mail last month .
 But your right , it did take some adjusting from shooting 35mm film to cropped digital. ( It's been so long that I forgot haha ).

Same here with the freakin' card n the mail.

I said "what!?!?!??!".......c'mon, I can't possibly be THAT old.

Then again, as a younger man, I didn't have the $$ to drop on 'toys'....errr......tools, like I have now.

Hmm, less hair that is grey'ing....vs disposable income...hmmmm..


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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2013, 07:32:02 PM »
 First day out shooting FF. Here's some results .
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151404282649858.1073741827.708799857&type=1

 Now it's out to give it a go in a dark venue .

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« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2013, 01:01:12 PM »
First day out shooting FF. Here's some results .
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151404282649858.1073741827.708799857&type=1

 Now it's out to give it a go in a dark venue .

Hmm...tried to go to FB and look at them.

Do you have them available publicly? Not everyone has FB accounts (privacy issues with me)....
:)

C

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« Reply #29 on: March 25, 2013, 06:20:40 PM »
First day out shooting FF. Here's some results .
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151404282649858.1073741827.708799857&type=1

 Now it's out to give it a go in a dark venue .

Hmm...tried to go to FB and look at them.

Do you have them available publicly? Not everyone has FB accounts (privacy issues with me)....
:)

C

 Try this link : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151404282649858.1073741827.708799857&type=1&l=0e5d2c1062

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« Reply #29 on: March 25, 2013, 06:20:40 PM »