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Lenses / Re: Ditching the Primes - Advice/Opinions Needed
« on: July 27, 2014, 07:44:58 PM »
I don't think you can go wrong with those two zoom lenses on what you have. I say go for it!

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Lenses / Re: Going native at 400mm
« on: July 27, 2014, 07:42:27 PM »
You are right, the 400 5.6L is an old lens, but from what I've seen, it still produces fantastic results.  It's just about a month away from Photokina.  Perhaps you should use the teleconverter until then to see if a new 100-400 will be announced.

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Lenses / Re: Going native at 400mm
« on: July 27, 2014, 07:33:37 PM »
Nice capture Skulker.   I understand the effects of auto focus speed using teleconverters.   I just purchased a 1.4 Mk III and I own at 70-200 Mk II 2.8.   I've been photographing wildlife in my neighborhood lately and the 70-200 just is a little too short.   I do have a non-L 70-300, but my copy is pretty fuzzy past 200mm.   I'm not opposed to purchasing a 400mm lens, but if using a teleconverter will produce acceptable pictures I'd like to go that route for now.  I have a lot of other home related projects at the moment so funds for "toys" are becoming scarce. 

I guess I need to rent one and see how I like the results.

Thanks again for your advice.

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up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right-menu-play.  :)

F A T A L I T Y

lol

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Lenses / Re: Going native at 400mm
« on: July 27, 2014, 04:29:41 PM »
Thanks for the insight Omni.  I'll hold off on the teleconverter.

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Lenses / Re: Going native at 400mm
« on: July 26, 2014, 07:47:48 PM »
Looks like the 70-200 2.8 mkII with 2.0 Mk III converter hasn't been recommended here.  Can anyone comment on the image quality here between the above combo compared to the 400 5.6L?  This was a lens I was also considering so this thread caught my attention.  This would be for a crop camera.   

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Canon General / Re: canon loyalty program only for camera bodies?
« on: July 26, 2014, 07:39:51 PM »
To close the loop, I called Canon and got a very helpful gentleman who informed me that the loyalty program only applies to camera bodies and printers.  There are no programs for lenses or speedlites.

I acquired some old lenses and was hoping that there might be a program for those.  I'll be heading to craigslist to get rid of them.

Thanks,

-w

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D now marked as DISCONTINUED at Amazon
« on: July 26, 2014, 08:51:37 AM »
Thanks for the info!

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It was just a posting for a sale price that some may be interested in.   Wasn't intending for an in depth analysis on Canon's logic for such a discount, or why you would choose full frame because the 7D battery grip is still MSRP. 

Thank goodness you were around play police for such topics.

Jeez.
 :o

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Ebay is good. I've bought and Sold lots of equipment through them. I'm selling alot of my kit right now at the moment and I know someone somewhere will buy it.


What are you selling?


http://www.ebay.com/usr/elzaz444


Thanks! - Checked it out, but nothing I was looking for.  I'll be in San Antonio next weekend which would have been convenient.

Regards,
-w

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Ebay is good. I've bought and Sold lots of equipment through them. I'm selling alot of my kit right now at the moment and I know someone somewhere will buy it.

What are you selling?

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel EOS on the Way as Mentioned by Canon
« on: July 24, 2014, 11:45:02 AM »

Does this mean that only 4-5% of buyers purchase a second lens?

Yay, I'm in the 4-5% :)   Not sure if this counts as a "lens," but I have a 1.4 teleconverter coming in today from Canon.   

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Yard Bird
« on: July 23, 2014, 03:55:08 PM »
I guess I'm pretty lucky.....I did a count of the species that I have photographed in and around the yard and came up with 88 different species. These are shots from this year of the ones that I can count on being around most of the time....

What camera/lens combo were you using for these?  These are awesome shots!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Yard Bird
« on: July 23, 2014, 03:52:34 PM »
In our back yard.

Great picture Menace!  I like how the bird flying on the right appears to be pushing the other one out of the way.

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