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Hello everyone!!!  :)

As the title says. I just picked up an EOS 1V... or at least it will be in my hands at the end of the week. I also will have an FD mount Canon A-1.

So... What is the best film to use? What are the best options left? I prefer black and white for the most part, but I will also use some color and IR as well. Any difference in what I should use in the 1V vs the A-1?

Any thoughts on what FD lenses I should pick up for the A-1? I have a little budget for this, but most seem inexpensive.

Also, any other film tips?

Thanks everybody!  :D

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EOS Bodies / Favorite or Preferred Film body?
« on: March 29, 2013, 06:02:53 PM »
I am doing this poll mostly because I am in the market for a film body. Right now I am still leaning towards an EOS 1V or an AE-1 Program and getting a few FD lenses. Please let me know what y'all think, what y'all like , and why!

Thanks!


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EOS Bodies / EOS 1V Film SLR
« on: March 29, 2013, 01:54:53 AM »
Hello!

Where would be the best place to pick up an EOS 1V? I want to find one in a good condition that will last a while. Any thoughts?

Thanks!

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EOS Bodies / 5DMK2 just dropped from canon website.
« on: March 21, 2013, 12:50:44 AM »
More changes in high end coming soon? Or just that time?

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Software & Accessories / Tri Pods!!!!!
« on: March 12, 2013, 06:39:33 PM »
Hello!

So I have had horrible experiences buying tripods... My last one was this $120 Rocket Fish one that was advertised as heavy duty. I've barely used it, and the metal locking mechanism on one of the legs sheered right off. Not it won't stand up on its own for more than a minute or so before the leg kicks out. Too hazardous for my Canon.

So, what tripods do y'all have experience with? Top Pick? Most Economic Pick? Most Convenient? Ect...

Thanks!

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Canon General / Tips for Shooting Fireworks
« on: July 04, 2012, 02:32:15 PM »
As the title says. Never shot fireworks before. Looking for the best tips, settings, lens combo, ect.. and any other good info you can provide. I have a 7D and T3i, 70-200 f/2.8 L MKII, 24-105 f/4 L, 10-22 EF-s, 100mm Macro f/2.8 L, 2X extender MKIII, 50mm f/1.8. Plus I have a tripod on the cheap single button canon remote.

Thank you for your input..

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Lenses / 100 L Macro rattle???? Is this normal???
« on: April 08, 2012, 11:47:18 PM »
Hello.

I bought the 100 L Macro IS USM and I have found that it rattles on the inside. When you pick it up you can hear something hitting the sides. Someone told me that this was the hybrid IS, but it seems way too excessive to me. Thoughts? Any one else have this problem?

Thank you for your input!

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Just curious about the ratio of people who do and do not use the GPS receivers and which body they want to use one the most on...

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Canon General / GPS Receiver GP-E2 and 7D
« on: March 14, 2012, 04:57:34 PM »
Did anyone else notice that the new GPS receiver that came out with the 5D MKIII can be used in the 7D?
It looks like you just need to update the firmware on the 7D to use it. It has some restrictions when used with the 7D movie modes it seems. Also it says it can be used with the 1DX, so that gives photographers that have more than one body the option to buy just one receiver for them all seeing as the GP-E1 only works with the 1DX. I think it's nice that they decided to keep the 7D in mind. Might also be an indication that they are going to leave the crop sensor line of bodies alone for a bit longer than usual. At least the 7D anyway. Thoughts? How many people think they would use the GPS on your 7D? Is it worth it to get one for the 7D? Is geo tagging really that important of a piece these days, or is it more of just a cool thing to add on? Here are the specs from the Canon web site.

For simple and accurate recording of time and location information, Canon's compact GPS Receiver GP-E2 is the perfect complement to the EOS System. The GP-E2 records location information such as longitude, latitude, elevation, direction and Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) as EXIF data, while also serving as an electronic compass on camera or off. Versatile connectivity options include USB and hot shoe connections with the EOS 5D Mark III and the EOS-1D X (USB connection only with the EOS 7D); smart design and rugged construction ensures reliability plus the ability to be used as a standalone GPS recorder. The newest GPS system designed specifically for the EOS system, the GP-E2 is an ideal tool for photographers on the move.

Compatibility
  1DX *5D MK III  † 7D

*The EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 7D require a firmware upgrade to be compatible with the GPS Receiver GP-E2, which will be available soon.
†When the EOS 7D is used with the GP-E2 the following restrictions will apply: a) geotagging function will not work for movies while recording; b) geotagging features will not work for movies when using the Map Utility; c) electronic compass information and automatic time setting is not available; d) transmission via the hot shoe is not possible.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / 5D MKIII and iPad 3rd Gen.
« on: March 08, 2012, 05:55:57 PM »
Looking to expand some capabilities here. Have a few scenarios.

Will it be possible to use the new iPad as a external display while filming with the 5d MKIII?
Can it or the iPhone 4s be used to remotely view stills as they are shot?
Can either be used as a remote for the 5D MKIII?
Can it be used to assist in offloading a few photos and do some quick edits?

As far as that last one, I know the 5D MKIII now has an SD card slot, so you could just use the camera adapter kit for the iPad to offload a few quick shots and edit in the new iPhoto for iPad app or in a ton of other apps. Also seagate makes a wireless hard drive just for the iPad and similar tablets. The go flex satellite. We have used them in the past to off load stills and video in the field to be able to review on the larger screen and store in the hard drive. Not a bad set up, better than taking a laptop out there on video shoots just to get a better review.

I'm looking at the new hi def display of the iPad 3 and it would be amazing if it could be used as an external display in real time.

What do y'all think? With the new technology in the 5D MKIII and iPad 3 make any of this possible? Any other cool things that could be done with the Canon/Apple/Seagate trio that I may have missed?

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Lighting / Canon 320 EX Speedlite
« on: February 04, 2012, 10:44:34 AM »
Has any one used the Canon 320 EX Speedlite? What were your thoughts? How was it for photography? Studio? How about Video? Was the LED Video light useful or worth it? How bright is it? Do you think it is best suited for the 5 D MKII, 7d, 60D, or Rebel Series? Any other thoughts? Thinking of getting one for my 7D. I do both Stills and HD Video. I have a T3i as well. Thank you for your input.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / 320 EX Speedlite
« on: February 01, 2012, 04:38:44 PM »
Has any one used the Canon 320 EX Speedlite? What were your thoughts? How was it for photography? Studio? How about Video? Was the LED Video light useful or worth it? How bright is it? Do you think it is best suited for the 5 D MKII, 7d, 60D, or Rebel Series? Any other thoughts? Thinking of getting one for my 7D. I do both Stills and HD Video. I have a T3i as well. Thank you for your input.

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