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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / ST-E3-RT shortage?
« on: January 09, 2013, 09:43:33 AM »
Does anybody know why there seems to be a shortage of supply for the ST-E3-RT transmitters?

I wanted to buy one in China and realized that not only in Shanghai but in the whole of China nobody seems to have them in stock. I seriously contacted every single seller that advertised them on taobao.com which is like ebay but with only "buy it now"-options and no auctions and more or less only commercial sellers. They all say it's on back order.
And then I looked on Adorama and B&H in the states and it's the same situation. So what's going on? Did Canon underestimate the demand? Do they have production problems? Or did they find a bug that needs to be fixed before production can continue? Or do they just hope that people buy more 600EX-RT's instead since these can work as masters too and can be used as additional off camera flash's when the ST-E3-RT's arrive.

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Lenses / Football (soccer) lens
« on: January 01, 2013, 11:41:19 AM »
Guys,

I'm thinking about which lens I should get to shoot the matches of my amateur football team. I have the 5D Mark III and I would like to get the 70-200 2.8 II, but is it long enough? I mean if I stand behind the goal and only shoot the action in front of the goal it should be ok. But if I shoot other pictures from the sidelines it could be a bit short. On my old 600D I used the cheap 75-300 without IS and USM. Close pics were ok but far pics were not really usable. But the focal length on crop of 120-480 was very neat to have. So I'm thinking if the 70-200 2.8 II + 2X III could do the trick or if I should better opt for the 100-400? I will not wait for a new version because of many years of rumors for it to materialize and I do believe that the resale value of the existing version will not drop too much immediately.
The downsides of the 100-400 are obviously that it has 30mm less on the lower end and that it is not weather sealed as the 70-200 2.8 II and I would love to use it during some rainy matches too.

So what do you guys think I should do?

Cheers

Seb


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