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Street & City / Re: Pictures in DC
« on: March 16, 2013, 10:39:40 PM »
a couple more...

Street & City / Re: Pictures in DC
« on: March 16, 2013, 10:33:40 PM »
Here are a couple I took a week ago in D.C. I mainly used my 5D3 with 16-35 II. I used my tripod only for the Washington Monument picture. The rest were handheld. I didn't end up bringing my 70-200 II and didn't end up needing it either. The only times I wanted more reach were to get the White House and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. For those I had my 24-105 which was much lighter to carry than the 70-200 II. Be prepared to walk a lot!

I echo the previous poster about going in the morning. I went during the off season, but there was still quite a bit of a crowd, even at night!

I think an UWA is essential if you're really going for the full shot.

That happened to me this summer in India. I tried putting it in rice and even blow drying it. It didn't help since the weather was so humid. All the electronics ended up getting corroded. Luckily the 5DMkIII was fixed under warranty, but the 24-105 was basically totaled. I feel the 5DMkIII is not as weather-sealed as other cameras. I took my T2i with 17-55mm through the Niagra Falls and it survived. Yet my 5DMkIII couldn't last a few light splashes of water?

Lenses / Re: Broken 24-105...what should I do??
« on: September 30, 2012, 07:26:58 PM »
That's actually what I did. I got a new one off eBay when that one seller was selling them for $800.

It just seems like such a waste. The exterior is literally pristine...maybe I'll make one of those Canon lens mugs out of them.

The problem is corrosion. I was in India when this happened, so there was no way of letting it sit out and dry since it was so humid. I believe Canon said most of the electronics were corroded and needed to be replaced. I guess I'm just surprised at how expensive they are. You would think the glass are the parts that are expensive.

Lenses / Broken 24-105...what should I do??
« on: September 30, 2012, 02:38:12 PM »
So my 24-105 with 5D Mark III fell in the pool and was fully submerged. Both lens and camera stopped working. I sent both into Canon and they fixed the 5DIII for free under warranty. But they said that there was too much corrosion in the 24-105 and that it would cost me $400 in parts and $400 in labor to fix it. I politely declined since I purchased the lens for $800. I had an engineer friend look at it and he said that the computer chip is just corroded but everything else looks fine.

The lens is less than a year old (got it last Christmas) and it looks pristine on the outside, zero scratches or dents. What should I do? Is there a cheaper place to get it fixed than Canon? Where could I get that chip to replace it?

I read somewhere than if you have a lens that's beyond repair you could exchange it for a refurbished one with Canon for a cost.

Have any of you ever had a lens that was broken? How did you fix it?

Canon General / Re: I have a question about wedding photography
« on: May 11, 2012, 06:03:33 PM »
So from the flipside, what do you, as professional photographers do when it is your big day? I am currently single, but have been thinking about what I would do for my own wedding. As a photographer, I think I'd just want to have the RAW files right after the wedding and edit the pictures myself instead of waiting a few weeks to see them. What have you guy/gal photographers done?

Lenses / Re: Which wide anlge zoom for new 5D3?
« on: May 04, 2012, 01:41:30 PM »
I ran out of money after purchasing the 5DIII >.<

I also had a 60D+Tokina. I'm not sure if you know this, but the Tokina actually works on the 5D. Zoomed out it has a circle though, but zoomed in it's the same focal length of 16mm as the 16-35mm and takes rectilinear pictures. It's not ideal, but it's a good patch until I get a few more jobs.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5d mark iii availability?
« on: April 11, 2012, 12:38:15 AM »
Finally decided I was going to pull the trigger over the weekend on a 5DIII, only to find out it's basically sold out everywhere online. I read on this forum that my best bet was going to a local brick and mortar shop. Walked into my local camera shop and picked one up on Monday instead -- no waiting! It was great! I think I've become so used to buying things online and having to wait a few days. I've forgotten what old fashioned shopping was like haha.

They didn't have any body-only configurations but after some prodding they were willing to give me just the body at the $3500 price. Loving it so far! No flaws that were mentioned on this thread in my copy. Both my 24-105mm and 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II are tack sharp. The ISO and AF performance are amazing--probably my two favorite improvements over my 60D.

I did have to pay tax, but as a previous poster said, tax laws require you to pay taxes on online merchandise, even if the seller doesn't charge you up front. I'm a business major and I've been studying the consequences of not paying taxes, so I'm fine with "paying" taxes at a brick and mortar shop.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II delayed?
« on: April 01, 2012, 08:51:44 PM »
Maybe they're trying to avoid any initial problems like they are with the 5D mkIII which looks like they rushed that out by the amount of bugs and issues up front.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Finally Ready? [CR2]
« on: March 29, 2012, 12:11:11 AM »
Any chance of a 24-70mm f/2.8 IS version? I don't care if it bigger and heavier. Either that or a f/2.8 version of the 24-105mm.

I've read that the 7D and 5DIII basically have the same water resistance sealing levels, while the new 1DX might as well be called waterproof. I currently own a T2i and a 60D. I read that the 60D is better than the T2i but no where near the sealing levels of the 7D/5DIII. My question is what level of rain/dampness can a T2i take compared to a 7D?

I recently took my T2i + 17-55mm (both listed as having no weather sealing) to Niagra Falls. Both camera and lens were basically soaked by the mist (I was just shooting from afar, not on the Maid of the Mist). I got great shots and both camera and lens are fine, despite getting pretty wet. So my question is does it have to be pouring in order for the 7D's weather sealing to make a difference?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Panoramas or Stitching + Interior Shots
« on: February 19, 2012, 02:53:18 PM »,295.255.html

Here are some that I posted in the landscape thread (not sure why I did that now in hindsight...).

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 27, 2012, 03:21:06 PM »
Some indoor panoramas. These were taken with my T2i + Canon f/2.8 17-55mm. I hope you guys enjoyed some of my work.

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 27, 2012, 03:20:21 PM »
Pictures of some cities I've visited: Philadelphia and Hong Kong. These were taken with my 60D+ Canon f/2.8 17-55mm.

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 27, 2012, 03:18:39 PM »
Some shots I took with my Canon SX210 IS on a trip to Nicaragua. The first three are of Masaya Volcano. The last one is at Juan del Sur beach.

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