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Sports / Re: Pole Vaulting
« on: February 04, 2014, 04:45:29 PM »
I love the shots! 

Were these taken with your 70-200ii?  Would love to see your EXIF data.

Sports / Re: track and field photography
« on: February 04, 2014, 04:41:50 PM »
As an avid Track & Field fan, I have to second what BLFPhoto described above about the best location and angle to shoot athletes.  If you go to Track and Field News, you can get some ideas for great framing and shots from some of the best shooters to cover the sport. 

Lenses / Re: Protective filter for 24-70 II - standard or thin?
« on: November 27, 2013, 05:59:34 PM »
Partially based on this thread (and some other photographer friends) I went with the B+W XS Pro Clear Nano 007.  The combo is still new to me, but I'm taking some gorgeous shots with my 24-70 II (center-pinch cap).  Thanks for all of the feedback!

Just unboxed mine and connected it to my 5D3....

I'm in love.....

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« on: November 14, 2013, 03:44:44 PM »
It's been a few days since this update has hit the streets. Do those who have upgraded to 1.2.3 have any more data to report?  I was going to do the update in the next day or so unless people were having overtly negative experiences.

Can anyone chime in with their experiences with 1.2.3 after a couple of weeks of use?

Deal seems to be gone.  Oh well.  I wonder if it wasn't a mistake: they accidentally doubled up the $300 rebate perhaps?

The deal is still there..you need to place the lens in the cart and start your checkout ... you'll then see the updated price.  Mistake or not, the double-dip is there if you want it!

Just pulled the trigger on this deal...thanks to CR and CPW for your help in finding this deal. This lens was on my wish list and I really thought it was out of reach, but with more than $600 off the regular price not to mention the sales tax I saved by ordering on the net, I couldn't afford to pass it up.  (How did that sound for justification?  :D )

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body at B&H Photo $2999
« on: November 06, 2013, 01:12:51 PM »
Thank you, CR.  I purchased the 5D3 body only 2 weeks ago from B&H for a slightly higher amount.  B&H was able to adjust my price for me with no hassles or problems!

Thank you again, CR!!!


Portrait / Re: 300mm B&W Portrait
« on: November 01, 2013, 05:06:39 PM »
They both look great to me!  Very cool, imo.

Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: October 26, 2013, 12:34:48 PM »
I previously reported that my March 2013 copy of the 24-70mm (serial number beginning 032) does not make a clicking noise when zooming. I've been using my lens as usual for about 6 months, but all these additional reports got me checking my lens again.

After many tests in a completely quiet room with my ears right next to the lens, I report that I can hear a very faint single click sound as the lens barrel expands past the 50mm mark (like a tiny spring or the inner cams moving into place). This sound is really faint -even the zoom ring moving is louder-, and it takes moving the zoom ring very slowly to even catch it. This is not what you guys are talking about, right?

This is exactly my experience, PT! 

After purchasing the lens from B&H and discovering this thread, I was hyper-sensitive when I opened the box and tested the lens.  I can only hear a faint sound when moving the zoom ring really slowly.

My build is 031 (March 2013) with the center-pinch cap.

Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: October 23, 2013, 05:50:18 PM »
i just got my 24-70 from b&h also from the $1699 deal.  it has a march '13 date code, and thankfully no clicking while zooming.  just thought i'd add that to the data pool...

Wow!  That's great to read.  I've got my fingers crossed!

Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: October 23, 2013, 12:23:28 PM »
Comments like these are/is why you should NOT trust everything you read on the internet.


When its my lens that makes the clicking noise, it doesnt bother me, because i know its a normal part of a zoom lens opperation.
I appreciate your comments.  As one who has never owned a lens of this quality before, I'm worried that these "new" lenses don't have the same response/feel as the 'old' ones.  If the experienced users are saying be cautious, and the Canon CSRs are saying that the clicking behavior isn't as expected, then I worry.

Moreover, I plan on doing a bunch of video and the OP's original concern was for the noise induced by the clicking which is unacceptable for my use.

I really hope I get a lens that doesn't have this "feature".   :-\

Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: October 23, 2013, 12:34:58 AM »
:: nervous ::

Mine gets in on Thursday from B&H...I'm thinking I'll start making preparations (mentally) to return it to them...smh.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at B&H Photo
« on: October 18, 2013, 03:01:42 PM »

I pulled the trigger on the B&H site last night shortly before midnight PST...It was certainly real!

Lenses / Re: Protective filter for 24-70 II - standard or thin?
« on: October 18, 2013, 02:36:30 AM »
I just hit “purchase” on the 24-70 II USM since I didn’t know when the sale would end at B&H.  This is a great – but frustrating – thread for me because I thought I knew which filter I was going to purchase: Hoya UV Haze HD, but now after following this thread I am looking at the B+W XS Pro. I also have to admit that those suggesting no filter are making a pretty good case as well.

I do a lot of indoor shooting and plan to use this lens for video (mostly indoor).  I’m no pro but really baby all the gear that I own so Dick’s Lens Hood protection method is intriguing.   

At the risk of not getting too off-topic, can someone comment on the Hoya UV Haze HD versus the B+W XS Pro?

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