Best Lens & Body for 12/21/12
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Jefferson
Registered: May 29, 2009
Total Posts: 4796
Country: United States

Got the cigar...got the scotch...got the steaks for the grill...may as well blow next years budget, as it won't be needed...

What would you choose?



Glenn NK
Registered: Oct 03, 2010
Total Posts: 516
Country: Canada

Jefferson wrote:
Got the cigar...got the scotch...got the steaks for the grill...may as well blow next years budget, as it won't be needed...

What would you choose?



The hardest part will be avoiding buyer's remorse.

Personally I would stay with Canon because of the lenses available and the lenses I have, particularly the 24TSEII for my FF and the 17/55 for my APS-C.

I am finding it hard to believe in the long run that the Sony sensor used by Nikon won't be matched. As an aside, I often wonder why Nikon can't do it themselves?

Glenn



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 22001
Country: Canada

EF 400/2.8L IS II + 1DX

I already have the second half. The lens will feel sweet in my clasping arms, as I slowly descend into the hot and burny deeps...



Mike Pearson
Registered: Jan 26, 2007
Total Posts: 237
Country: United States

Well, the 1D X would appear to be the camera, but the hard part is lenses.

If the end comes from far above and appears as a point that expands as in gets closer you will want an 800 L, extenders, then a 600 L, then a 400 L then the 70 - 200 L II and finally the 24 - 70 L II.

On the other hand, if we just all go floating off into space you will probably want the same lenses just in reverse order.

Then, if the end comes all at once all across the sky you will only need the 24 - 70.

No matter what, shoot in RAW so you can bring out the best in post processing.



Jefferson
Registered: May 29, 2009
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The question as I see it…with the scale involved…a lens to provide the proper DOF and a shutter speed to give a feeling of transitioning continental movement will be one of the most important factors to consider…



WAYCOOL
Registered: May 15, 2004
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As you won't be around to use it bet to spend the money on hookers and blow.

in the morning to ya, noagendashow.com



EB-1
Registered: Jan 09, 2003
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I would not wait until so close to Christmas. What if it is out of stock or UPS/FedEx has a delay?

EBH



Jefferson
Registered: May 29, 2009
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WAYCOOL wrote:
As you won't be around to use it bet to spend the money on hookers and blow.

in the morning to ya, noagendashow.com


That's everyday stuff...looking for something special...



Jefferson
Registered: May 29, 2009
Total Posts: 4796
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EB-1 wrote:
I would not wait until so close to Christmas. What if it is out of stock or UPS/FedEx has a delay?

EBH



Buy local...they won't catch up to me...I'll pick it up myself in my new Maybach...



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 22001
Country: Canada

Jefferson wrote:
...they won't catch up to me...


Right.

I suggest you should print this:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1162288/0#11083372

... and tattoo it on your left leg - 'lest you forget what is right!



Jefferson
Registered: May 29, 2009
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Moot point after...



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
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Country: Canada

...Golly!



Jefferson
Registered: May 29, 2009
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Me too...



StillFingerz
Registered: Jul 29, 2010
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Jefferson, this is easy; I've had a peek at Peter's 3D thread, it would have to be...

50mm f1.0L and 200mm f1.8L and a 1DX
as well as the 400mm f2.8L IS II with both Mark III T/Cs

My 2 cents



Shutterbug2006
Registered: Jun 03, 2010
Total Posts: 1160
Country: Canada

A 7D and a EF-S 10-22mm will let you capture more of a complete scene of destruction and chaos, and as a bonus - you can make cute, goofy images of Satan and Lady Gaga's little monsters when they come up real close to the lens....

Happy Halloween.



Jefferson
Registered: May 29, 2009
Total Posts: 4796
Country: United States

StillFingerz wrote:
Jefferson, this is easy; I've had a peek at Peter's 3D thread, it would have to be...

50mm f1.0L and 200mm f1.8L and a 1DX
as well as the 400mm f2.8L IS II with both Mark III T/Cs

My 2 cents



Hey PetKal...I have a favor to ask...could you lend me...



saneproduction
Registered: Nov 03, 2010
Total Posts: 1252
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1DX or 5DIII with 24-70L II



corndog
Registered: Sep 05, 2006
Total Posts: 4179
Country: United States

Think long term without electricity and lightweight enough to take with on your new nomad-like Book of Eli adventures. Maybe a Nikon F2 with the 50/1.8 pancake and bunch of tri-x or neopan b&w film. Buy some caffenol-c ingredients and bury them for future development of your awesome photos of zombies eating slow running housewives.



Jefferson
Registered: May 29, 2009
Total Posts: 4796
Country: United States

Shutterbug2006 wrote:
A 7D and a EF-S 10-22mm will let you capture more of a complete scene of destruction and chaos, and as a bonus - you can make cute, goofy images of Satan and Lady Gaga's little monsters when they come up real close to the lens....

Happy Halloween.


I thought Satan and Lady Gaga where one in the same...



PetKal
Registered: Sep 06, 2007
Total Posts: 25277
Country: Canada

StillFingerz wrote:
Jefferson, this is easy; I've had a peek at Peter's 3D thread, it would have to be...

50mm f1.0L and 200mm f1.8L and a 1DX
as well as the 400mm f2.8L IS II with both Mark III T/Cs

My 2 cents


Jerry, you sure give a discerning advice to ole Jefferson, but here are more digestible alternatives which deliver 90% of the performance for a fraction of the cost:

50 f/1.0------->50 f/1.2
200 f/1.8----->200 f/2.8
400 II---------->400 I
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That is $8k vs. $18k.



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