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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« on: May 21, 2014, 01:17:38 PM »
I am thinking... wrapped in a box under the Christmas tree this year...  I am not a professional, but this will complement my other two zoom lens.  I love IS... too bad the 24-70 II IS is  not yet.

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Kudos to you for getting the shot.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« on: April 11, 2014, 11:09:00 AM »
Definitely going to get this one in 2014.  This will be wrapped under the Christmas tree this year waiting for me to open.  Had the Canon 50 f/1.4, but was not impressed.  Couldn't justified paying the huge price on Canon 50L, but at this price range, it's a definite "YES".

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: B&H or Adorama
« on: March 11, 2014, 02:51:14 PM »
I buy my gears exclusively from Adorama and B&H.  All free shipping.  Lately, I have been buying more from Adorama.  Adorama has more package deals.  Can't go wrong with either one.

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Lenses / Re: what lens's to bring to Hawaii?
« on: February 25, 2014, 01:33:31 PM »
I went to Hawaii last year with my my little my family.  Had 5D3, 24-105 and 70-200 2.8 II.  98% of the time, it was the 5D3 and 24-105.  70-200 was in the safe almost the entire time.  Only time I used the long lens was during Luan.  I find it too heavy to lug around and I wanted to enjoy the moment without wanting the perfect image or worrying about my gear.  My two cents...

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Lenses / Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« on: January 09, 2014, 06:12:35 PM »
I hope this lens delivers... I know it's only $1000 and not sure what to expect from it, but I am really hoping for some good reviews.  It will be a very good alternative for me since I don't have any telephoto lens beyond 200MM.

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Canon General / Re: How to teach a friend Photography...
« on: November 07, 2013, 05:07:31 PM »
Loaning the gear is a step forward and a great gesture on your part.  I would say to have the neighbor dictate the pace depending on your availability.  I am sure that the neighbor would have a need for certain type of photo that they are looking to capture.  If not, just let her keep taking picture.  Eventually, she will ask you the stuffs that matter to her or the style of picture she wants to capture.

For me, I didn't have the luxury of knowing someone who was a pro at taking picture giving me advices.  I learned everything by taking the pictures after pictures and improving upon as time progresses.  Of course, that took forever, but with each step forward, the picture got better and better.

But to go back and give someone a full download of what you have come to know, that's going to take a long time.  I look at people like Bryan Peterson who is always doing his Adorama tips and tricks with his group of students, and asked myself, isn't that great to do the things you love most and make money out of it.  Happy teaching your neighbor... :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Spec List Surfaces [CR1]
« on: October 28, 2013, 02:41:33 PM »
The new spec looks tempting.  Maybe I should consider selling my current one...

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« on: October 25, 2013, 07:21:34 PM »
Love this little lens.  For the price and the image quality you get out of this little guy, it's the best bang for the buck.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: October 25, 2013, 02:22:06 PM »
Working from home today.  Yeap, I confirmed that my copy does not have the clicking issue.  Luckily, I got the Nov 12 batch from B&H.  I am not sure how many of the 2012 they had at the time of the sale, but guess I got lucky with one of the 2012 copy.  Happy camper now.  Best of luck to all who has the lens with the clicking.  I am hoping that either the retailer or Canon can come through for you. 

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Lenses / Re: why would anyone scratch off the red ring of an L lens?
« on: October 24, 2013, 06:13:42 PM »
The same thing happened to me on my 24-105mm.  One day, I took the camera along with the 24-105 out of the camera bag and noticed something wasn't right.  I looked at it... I grabbed it.  The red ring just came off.  It broken into three pieces.  I was like "What???".  It was like a dream.

Long story short, since it broken into three pieces, I couldn't glue it back on.  I decided to put it up for sale.  To me, it just didn't look right without the red ring.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: October 24, 2013, 02:47:09 PM »
Just received mine today from B&H.  I ordered it last Wed and shipped out last Thursday.  Came to found that it Nov 2012 batch, with the old side squeeze.  I am at the office.  I am hoping that I don't have the clicking sound.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: October 23, 2013, 01:25:34 PM »
dsc888,
  I am glad that there is a happy ending story for you.  I am excited that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  Like you, this is a hobby for me and yes, short of a penny, $1700 is alot of money.  Therefore, we expect nothing less, short of perfection.  I saw your posting on depreview as well. Congrats to your new lens.  Happy shooting... :)

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: October 23, 2013, 11:01:36 AM »
I am getting mine tomorrow from B&H.  I am crossing my fingers, but there is a strong possibility that it will have it.  I am just curious... I know that Adorama was doing the same sale, too, but in a shorter window... Anyone bought from Adorama with the clicking issue?  What about lens from Amazon?  Is this limited to the batch from B&H?

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: October 21, 2013, 01:50:02 PM »
I hope I don't regret my decision.  When BB first dropped the price with sales tax, I was one of the first to buy it.  Before long, I have the new 24-70 II lens in my hands.  After a few shots, I was blown away by the image quality.  But there was something that keep bothering... why the old side pinch cap... why?  I bought it brand new... why does it have the old style cap.  But after a few days, I decided that I can just replace it with the center-style pinch cap.   I was again a happy camper... Then Amazon started selling the same lens at the price dropped price.. Then B&H... At that time, Adorama has entered the scene yet.  I couldn't take advantage of Amazon because of the sales tax thing in CA.  However, I called B&H and found they were selling at the same price without sales tax and free shipping.  Placed the day.... Since that time, I have returned my good copy from BB.   Now I am waiting for it to arrive some time later this week.  I am hoping that I don't have this issue on my new expecting lens.  That would be a bummer that I sent in a perfect good 2012 copy for a new version with the tick-tick-tick sound while zooming.

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