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      12-12-2011, 10:07 PM   #2157
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Canon Rumors announced a possible 35mm f/1.4L II and 24-70 f/2.8L II with a January 3, 2012 release. Anyone thinking of jumping ship early on their old equipment and hoping for these releases?

Source: http://www.canonrumors.com/2011/12/e...ry-3-2012-cr2/
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      12-12-2011, 10:31 PM   #2158
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      12-12-2011, 10:54 PM   #2159
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you lookin' to buy a 35L Brian?
No... Ok, maybe...
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Also forgot to mention a 5D MK2 price drop at B&H to $2039 through this link: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search...ch=yes/BI/4906

Really contemplating selling early for the 24-70 II... Argh.
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      12-13-2011, 12:30 PM   #2161
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      12-13-2011, 07:09 PM   #2162
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thanks for sharing TL.

kinda happy about one of my images on the first page of 500px's Popular section. yay.
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err, it was. ha.
it just went from 98.4 down to 86, along with a bunch of other images that were next to mine. weird.
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thanks for sharing TL.

kinda happy about one of my images on the first page of 500px's Popular section. yay.
No prob!
Yea, I saw that this afternoon and said that name looks familiar. Congrats, good to see ur on 500pix as well.
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word - thanks. it was cool for the few hours it lasted.
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      12-14-2011, 11:35 PM   #2166
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Hey, so quick question for you guys.

What camera would you recommend to a person who is taking more of an interest in photography? Yes, I am asking for myself. I have a "pocket" digital camera but I would like to step my game up, if you know what I mean.
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I bought a D3100 for my first DSLR. I'm still trying to learn the ins and out of photography before I step into something better. I've seen shots here from the D5100 and the shots look great. I read that the sensor is the same sensor as in the D7000. If I had to pick a beginner DSLR now, it would be between the Nikon D5100 and the Canon T3i.
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I bought a D3100 for my first DSLR. I'm still trying to learn the ins and out of photography before I step into something better. I've seen shots here from the D5100 and the shots look great. I read that the sensor is the same sensor as in the D7000. If I had to pick a beginner DSLR now, it would be between the Nikon D5100 and the Canon T3i.
I agree about the D5100, but I think I'd look at the Canon 60D as a starting point rather than the T3i. Funds allowing, of course.
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      12-15-2011, 12:26 AM   #2169
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I bought a D3100 for my first DSLR. I'm still trying to learn the ins and out of photography before I step into something better. I've seen shots here from the D5100 and the shots look great. I read that the sensor is the same sensor as in the D7000. If I had to pick a beginner DSLR now, it would be between the Nikon D5100 and the Canon T3i.
I too own a D3100, but I couldn't afford double the price-tag of a D5100
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Canon Rumors announced a possible 35mm f/1.4L II and 24-70 f/2.8L II with a January 3, 2012 release. Anyone thinking of jumping ship early on their old equipment and hoping for these releases?

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      12-15-2011, 05:10 PM   #2171
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I hope so too. And I hope the 135L gets refreshed since it's nearing its 16th birthday.
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Hey, so quick question for you guys.

What camera would you recommend to a person who is taking more of an interest in photography? Yes, I am asking for myself. I have a "pocket" digital camera but I would like to step my game up, if you know what I mean.
If you're Nikon, then a D3100 or D5100, for Canon it'd be a T3i or T2i, budget willing, in all cases. I moved staight from a Canon G9 to a Canon 5D MkII and never regretted it one bit, so it depends on the budget a lot.

There's no clear advantage between Nikon and Canon, IMHO, with both being good. Sony and Pentax are very good also, but you get lens-limited if you get really serious. Canon has the widest selection of super-teles, but, other than that, there's no really clear advantage. Below super-tele ranges, all of the four brands mentioned have good lens selection at "competitive" prices.

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There's no clear advantage between Nikon and Canon, IMHO, with both being good. Sony and Pentax are very good also, but you get lens-limited if you get really serious. Canon has the widest selection of super-teles, but, other than that, there's no really clear advantage. Below super-tele ranges, all of the four brands mentioned have good lens selection at "competitive" prices.

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Canon advantages: Slightly cheaper Pro glass. More super-tele glass options. Canon offers rebates quite often for their stuff, while Nikon rarely does.
Nikon advantages: Better high ISO performance. Broader lens range, since you can use just about any lens from 1959 on.

I think Nikon has better ergo's too, but that is my opinion. Can't really go wrong with either.
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I think Nikon has better ergo's too, but that is my opinion. Can't really go wrong with either.
I'd say that ergonomics will depend on which system you started with. Moving from my G9 to my 5D MkII there were only a few added functions, but placement stayed very consistant.

Canon's full-frame high-ISO performance gives up nothing to Nikon and the 1D-X may well surpass Nikon in this regard. In the crop sensors Canon favors detail over noise. If you're cropping a crop sensor image, then Canon generally wins in detail, Nikon wins in noise. Take your pick, you can't have both, yet. Expose Right, my mantra.

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Yeah, I'm looking for the focus advantage. I'm also going to have a focus screen put in the T1i and make it a dedicated MF body.
that would be fun....

Was reading up on some MF addicts out there. Pretty good arguments.

nice then about some of the higher end canon lenses, you can autofocus them, and then fine tune them by hand without hurting any of the gear inside, unlike the lower end lenses.
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that would be fun....

Was reading up on some MF addicts out there. Pretty good arguments.

nice then about some of the higher end canon lenses, you can autofocus them, and then fine tune them by hand without hurting any of the gear inside, unlike the lower end lenses.
I like the fact that you can buy some really good MF glass for short money compared to their AF counterparts. Roki 35mm f1.4, for example. And then on the other end of the spectrum there are Zeiss lenses which are MF but have that certain way of rendering that makes images look 3-D. I was damn good at manually focusing in the film days with a split screen focus. I think I could get back to that level again.
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I've been trying that the last few days. Lots of pics, just haven't started the work flow yet to see how it comes out....
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I've been trying that the last few days. Lots of pics, just haven't started the work flow yet to see how it comes out....
I set a Preset in my workflow (DxO) that brings the brightness down and applies an slight S-curve in the RGB. After the preset, then I touch up the Level, Contrast, etc. In fact, since I've made the Preset my Default, I really fly through RAW conversion now.

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