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Software & Accessories / Re: Messenger Bag for my 5D3+24-70+70-200
« on: October 02, 2014, 08:27:16 PM »
I'm also looking for a discrete bag. A few people stated the Think Tank Retrospective 7 holds a 5DIII, 24-70 2.8 and 70-200 2.8. Will it hold a gripped 5DII with those two 2.8 lenses, or would I have to look at the Retrospective 10? Thanks for great feedback on bags!!!

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon Mail in Rebate Program
« on: August 01, 2014, 11:26:12 PM »
I would rather have the instant rebate as well. However, I have had excellent luck with 2 mail in rebates his year. I received one with the purchase of a 24-70 2.8 II and used it to help fund a 70-200 2.8 II. I just received that rebate this week. Hmmmm, maybe put that towards a 16-35 f4 as I don't have a UWA...

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Printer for Posters
« on: July 27, 2014, 03:51:45 PM »
I have also had very good experience with Aspen Creek Photo.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXO uh-oh?
« on: July 27, 2014, 11:58:53 AM »
sanj, I never stated dilbert couldn't post. However, we control how and when we respond to his posts. I noticed he has not addressed any of the unemotional, logical points made in a number of posts regarding lens ratings. He continually beats the 'joined at the hip' statement to death which got old in the first 2 pages of this thread. I learn a tremendous amount through this forum but not in this thread. I'm out on the rest of this one...

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXO uh-oh?
« on: July 26, 2014, 01:10:22 AM »
Why does everyone respond to dilbert's nonsense? Can't we just ignore his posts and hope he goes away? It would make this forum much more enjoyable.

Software & Accessories / Re: laptop for tethered shooting?
« on: July 20, 2014, 06:14:05 PM »
Do you have to turn off back button focus settings with CamRanger? I'm intrigued for macro shooting.

Abstract / Re: Textures...
« on: July 15, 2014, 12:33:24 AM »
A couple more:

Abstract / Re: Textures...
« on: July 15, 2014, 12:12:41 AM »
Weathered old gate

I bought the 2.8 II last week and can't get it off of my camera. I also have the 24-70 2.8 II and the 100 2.8L IS. The color and contrast is incredible and in some cases the photos look almost 3D. I sold my 70-200 f4L IS a few weeks ago because the f4 was limiting and I didn't really use it. Go with the 2.8II as it's well worth the money and extra weight!

Canon General / Re: I hate photographing my family for posed photos...
« on: September 08, 2013, 12:19:38 AM »
When in doubt, offfer to pay them if they behave to your satisfaction. Works wonders, but won't do much for the baby...

Landscape / Re: Yosemite in the wintertime
« on: February 26, 2013, 11:53:33 PM »
I agree with the OP that winter is the best time to visit Yosemite. Significantly less crowded, especially if snow is forecast (it's great to have 4WD). Here are a few pics from our last trip when we arrived just after a big storm. I hope you enjoy. Taken wih a 5DII and 24-105L.

Lenses / Re: Input on Lens Decision
« on: February 18, 2013, 04:47:15 PM »
Thanks for the input everyone. I don't want to rely on the extender as it is not convenient so I tend not to use it. I don't do any video work, stills only. Even though I may not use it alot, I like the idea of having coverage up to 300mm when I need it. Reviews I read stated that image quality on the 70-300L should rival the 70-200 f4L at most focal lengths plus I get the extra reach. I think you reinforced the way I was leaning. Always good to get some objective opinions. Thanks!

Lenses / Input on Lens Decision
« on: February 18, 2013, 12:48:26 PM »
Since I upgraded to FF I'm not shooting much at longer focal lengths and rarely use my 300L or 1.4 teleconverter. I shoot some portaits, macro and am doing more landscapes. Here's my current equipment list:

50 1.4
70-200 f4L IS
300 f4L
1.4X III Extender

I'm considering selling the 70-200L, 300L and 1.4 extender to buy a 70-300L. This would allow coverage of longer focal lengths with less equipment. I don't think I'd miss the constant f4 and I rarely shoot over 300mm. I'd  have some money left over to possibly put towards a UWA, since I am shooting more landscapes.

Appreciate your thoughts.



Lenses / Re: Your favorite lens is?
« on: January 15, 2013, 12:05:17 AM »
Has to be the 135L, followed closely be the 100L macro.

Canon General / Re: refurbished Canon 5d mk iii
« on: January 13, 2013, 07:50:20 PM »
I purchased a used 5DII in the past year. My considerations were (1) is it at or below below market price (2) excellent condition (3) low actuations (4) 100% positive feedback on Ebay. Nice to haves were original packaging and receipt. I would not have had an issue purchasing a refurb body if the considerations were met. I have purchase refub lenses and P&S and have had no issues at all.

Did the 5Dii have a pin hole in the serial number plate on the bottom of the camera?  Just curious, it sounds like this is something new by Canon and if so, wondering why they decided to do it?

Keeping the original receipt is a good idea, I will be sure to keep it if I decide to keep the camera.

Thanks for the tip!!

My camera does not have the pinhole in the serial number plate, and I would not have even known to check it.

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