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09/26/2012 07:16:29 PM · #76
If you feel like traveling up to North Bergen, I'll lend you the use of mine =)
09/26/2012 07:30:50 PM · #77
Time to change your profile default, d00d...
09/26/2012 07:54:46 PM · #78
sigh, im just going to have to go buy one tomorrow.
09/26/2012 08:21:10 PM · #79
Originally posted by mike_311:

Just picked it up. Both the lens and the camera look brand new! not a mark on them. checked the shutter and the EOS utility says 3071 on the shutter. not bad.

Now if amazon would have just deliver the CF card today like i paid for, that be great so i could test it out...


like a cigarette without a lighter lol. I know that has to be aggravating.
09/26/2012 11:05:32 PM · #80
very. i called amazon and the card is lost some where in transit to UPS. i paid expedited shipping and they tell me i need to wait a few more days. im going to just go buy a small card tomorrow to get my fix.

09/27/2012 07:50:48 AM · #81
Do you not have cf cards from your 60d

I've come out today for candle light brought everything, got camera out no card!! Found a 4gb spare in my bag (I have 64gb in normally)

4gb gives 160 shots at raw!!!
09/27/2012 07:53:38 AM · #82
the 60D takes SD cards. I just checked amazon and the card is out for delivery, so at least i don't need to go to the store to pay top dollar for one.

i got a 16gb sandisk for $30 on amazon, the local store wants $89 for a 16gb card, lol.
09/27/2012 07:54:38 AM · #83
I have a question about weather sealing on the 5d2, is it? I've heard yes and no to varying degrees of what the body can handle.
09/27/2012 11:08:26 AM · #84
I've had both my 5ds in the best northern Britian can through at them, I think your equivilant would becesshington state to say its grim up here is an understatement and they've been fine. Just keep everything shut and with L glass you'll be fine. Although obviously if you can protect it with one of those cheap waterproof covers I've used a shopping bag before in a pinch hehe
09/27/2012 11:33:40 AM · #85
Originally posted by mike_311:

I have a question about weather sealing on the 5d2, is it? I've heard yes and no to varying degrees of what the body can handle.


Here, just watch what a 550D can deal with.

The 5D's are even more weather proof.

ETA: Around time mark 4:20 it gets really nasty.

Message edited by author 2012-09-27 11:39:10.
09/27/2012 11:43:05 AM · #86
best comment on the video.

Stop. Throwing. The. Camera. Up. Please.

Message edited by author 2012-09-27 11:43:26.
09/27/2012 12:03:15 PM · #87
I've had the 5D2 out in light rainfall without issues. I usually drape a towel over the camera/lens and flip it back while shooting. The "L" glass mostly has rubber 0-rings to seal, that does make a difference. Here's a slightly out-of-date list of sealed L: Glass:

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro
Canon EF 16-35mm/2.8L USM
Canon EF 16-35mm/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 17-40mm/4L USM
Canon EF 24-70mm/2.8L USM
Canon EF 24-105mm/4L IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm/4L IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 28-300mm/3.5-5.6L IS USM
Canon EF 50/1.2L USM
Canon EF 300mm/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 400mm/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 400mm/4DO IS USM
Canon EF 500mm/4L IS USM
Canon EF 600mm/4L IS USM

Message edited by author 2012-09-27 12:08:47.
09/27/2012 12:09:39 PM · #88
The other day I had the 20D out in the rain shooting macro stuff for about an hour - body, flash and lens were all pretty moist, but it seemed to deal with the soaking very well...

I've decided that I need to get braver with my gear, and take more risks, since it really does seem that DSLR's can take much more abuse than any of us tend to throw at them on a regular basis.

Message edited by author 2012-09-27 12:10:07.
09/27/2012 12:14:42 PM · #89
However, the canon 7D is the most durable

09/27/2012 12:15:34 PM · #90
Originally posted by vawendy:

However, the canon 7D is the most durable


these videos are painful to watch.
09/27/2012 12:19:32 PM · #91
Originally posted by mike_311:

Originally posted by vawendy:

However, the canon 7D is the most durable


these videos are painful to watch.


I couldn't tell what was worse -- the ice or the fire.

(that baguette must be at least 2 weeks old!!)

Message edited by author 2012-09-27 12:22:08.
09/27/2012 08:07:25 PM · #92
holy crap. this camera is insane.

the low light performance puts the 60D to shame. iso 6400 is completely usable and even when i push the noise reduction in LR almost all the way the image still stays relatively sharp!

not to mention a true 50mm is the perfect focal length indoors.
09/27/2012 08:31:12 PM · #93
Originally posted by mike_311:

holy crap. this camera is insane.

the low light performance puts the 60D to shame. iso 6400 is completely usable and even when i push the noise reduction in LR almost all the way the image still stays relatively sharp!

not to mention a true 50mm is the perfect focal length indoors.


5DII and 50mm is my go to combo :) Love it. tempted to sell my 70-200 to get a 85mm but seems silly to get rid of the workhorse even though I prefer primes.

You are going to love this camera.
09/27/2012 08:36:46 PM · #94
Originally posted by mike_311:

holy crap. this camera is insane.

the low light performance puts the 60D to shame. iso 6400 is completely usable and even when i push the noise reduction in LR almost all the way the image still stays relatively sharp!

not to mention a true 50mm is the perfect focal length indoors.


I think you're going to be very pleased for a while to come.
09/27/2012 09:02:14 PM · #95
even the Tamron 28-75 shines on this thing.

im going to take out the 17-40L tomorrow morning and see what it can do.

I was concerned when buying this without ever using one that i would not like the size. Its bigger than the 60D but not really much heavier.

so far i'm very pleased.

09/27/2012 09:08:07 PM · #96
I'm glad to hear the Tammy works well on the camera. :)
09/27/2012 09:41:10 PM · #97
Originally posted by lilysmom:

I'm glad to hear the Tammy works well on the camera. :)


too bad i need to sell it.
09/27/2012 09:51:18 PM · #98
Originally posted by mike_311:

even the Tamron 28-75 shines on this thing.

No it doesn't :-) Be a little more critical. Shoot something where the corner sharpness and CA really matter, and take a close look. I almost never used the Tammy on my 5D, and replaced it as soon as I could with the 24-105, which performs much better.
09/27/2012 09:53:45 PM · #99
well yeah, my subjects were limited, but the IQ appears to be greater and on the 60D. I'll try it out tomorrow, but i couldn't notice any of the corner problems you speak of.

i'll try it out tomorrow after work.
09/27/2012 09:59:09 PM · #100
In the CENTER it's great, no question about it. But shoot a newspaper taped on the wall or something, fill the frame with it, and you'll see what we're talking about. Admittedly, for some subjects it doesn't really matter. But the quality drop-off is noticeable in detailed landscape shots, for example.
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