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      12-21-2011, 10:05 AM   #2223
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Mark, I thought you owned a 5D2. Am I confusing you? No P&S is going to get anywhere close in terms of noise and pixel-density.

The 5D2 is particularly suited to night and astro photography due to its "Long Exposure Noise Reduction" function. When you take a long exposure, LENR takes a second image for the same amount of time with the shutter closed, then the noise in the second image is subtracted from the first image. It's pretty incredible. You can set it to Auto or On in the Menu. Highly recommended, making an already good noise performance exceptional.

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Mark, I thought you owned a 5D2. Am I confusing you? No P&S is going to get anywhere close in terms of noise and pixel-density.

The 5D2 is particularly suited to night and astro photography due to its "Long Exposure Noise Reduction" function. When you take a long exposure, LENR takes a second image for the same amount of time with the shutter closed, then the noise in the second image is subtracted from the first image. It's pretty incredible. You can set it to Auto or On in the Menu. Highly recommended, making an already good noise performance exceptional.

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He has the T1i if i recall correctly.
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      12-21-2011, 12:24 PM   #2225
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Correct. T1i now and hopefully a 7D after Xmas.
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^ Wow.
Are they going on a 5D mkII, or anything crop?
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^ Wow.
Are they going on a 5D mkII, or anything crop?
Looks like a full-frame set up to me.
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Looks like a full-frame set up to me.
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hope so.

though even on a crop, still nice lenses, just not full potential.
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hope so.

though even on a crop, still nice lenses, just not full potential.
Yeah, it'd just need one wider lens.

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Wow, nice package.

I got a rock.
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^ Wow.
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+1

hope so.

though even on a crop, still nice lenses, just not full potential.
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Wow, nice package.

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Dave is right -- going on 5D2(s).
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fine choices then looking forward to seeing the results.
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Dave is right -- going on 5D2(s).
I'm a Nikon guy, but that is some seriously nice glass! Santa was good to you this year!
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I'm back.

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welcome back homie, where did you go this time?
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at those lenses....major baller status! You can trade those in and get a slightly used Honda
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India again.

I'll start working on the backlog of post-processing this weekend.
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So when is it time to upgrade bodies and when do you stay put and invest in glass? I keep reading that glass is the better investment and that you only need to upgrade bodies once in a while. But when is "once in a while?" I was set to invest in a 7D after Christmas, but once again this trip I found myself missing a long reach lens. This pic below would have been much nicer with a 70-200mm F4L IS than it is as a huge crop from the 24-105.



The 70-200mm F4L IS is at a relatively low price point right now. I could easily grab it. But that means living with the T1i for at least 6 more months if not longer. Plus I've been reading that those who shoot lots of landscapes and low light stuff would be better off with a 5D MkII. Well practically all my stuff is landscape and low light. So maybe I should hold off and save up for a 5D MkII.

I really need to sell the Z4 and stash the money for my photography addiction.
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...or many of us can stop modding and buy the same lenses
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In lens vs. body decisions I think it matters what level you're at already and what limitations your current body presents to your shooting. For someone mainly shooting travel and scenics in good light, for internet reproduction and/or small prints, then a T1i is going to be good for quite a while; however, if you're trying to shoot birds and wildlife, or low light street scenes, etc. then you need to get a body that at least gets you beyond entry level for those specialty types of shooting.
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