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Lenses / Re: Wide Angle lens for my 6D
« on: July 24, 2013, 08:09:26 PM »
My current lens setup current kit consists of 17-40, 24-105, and a Sigma 70-200. The 17-40 was chosen because it zooms by turning in the same direction as the Canon and SIgma lenses do (the Tamron and Tokina lenses turn the Nikon aka wrong direction) and is very lightweight for an L lens. It was very affordable. I picked up a mint one year old one on craigslist for $600 that left plenty more for filters, and still left money for a teleconverter that I wasn't expecting to be able to afford. I've only had it for a few weeks, but I probably took about 3000 photos in alaska with it and I wasn't disappointed at all, lightning fast focus though the 6D, and now that I'm back home it's been great on my 5D3 doing my normal band photography in dark venues when I've been testing it for dark focusing (I've only tried it for a few shows though so nothing definitive yet.) I'd say for the price point you can't go wrong with the range and build quality of the 17-40

Animal Kingdom / Re: Zoo Pics 2
« on: March 19, 2013, 07:48:16 PM »
Sacramento Zoo- Shot on my 60D

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: CPS Membership - Gold vs Platinum
« on: August 24, 2012, 03:02:29 PM »
I'd go for the 50mm 1.4, it's an affordable lens and will compliment your 24-70 and 70-200 quite well.

I would look at getting a Capture Camera Clip System (also on amazon). It attaches to either your belt or the arm  strap of your backpack. It securely holds your camera to your backpack and makes it very easy to retrieve. After a few minutes with it on your belt or backpack strap you won't even notice it. I've used it hiking Yosemite and have had it on all day and it was much more comfortable then a neck strap or having to retrieve my camera from my backpack constantly. The plate that attaches the camera to the clip system is also compatible with the Joby Ballhead X tripod head, a very lightweight yet good quality tripod head that may be a good choice for your trip.

If you do go with this I'd replace your neck straps with hand straps for your camera bodies. I'm sure you'll enjoy the clip system.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 40D Shutter button **FAILURE**
« on: February 09, 2011, 03:21:41 PM »
For 150, the repair seems pretty reasonable, especially with the low actuation count that you mentioned. You also said that you were considering replacing the camera with a used 50D. Why not try the repair yourself then? If you can't do it or something goes wrong then just buy the 50D?

There's still a strong possibility of the 5D III coming out in the first half of this year that may be worth upgrading to, and I'm sure that you'll get your money back on the repair cost spent on the 40D if you decide to sell it and upgrade to the new 5D or get most or all of the 50D money back if you buy a used one and choose to sell it when it's time to upgrade to the new model (or just keep the repaired 40D as a 3rd body).

EOS Bodies / Re: 60D & 7D Rebates coming February 20
« on: February 08, 2011, 02:53:46 PM »
Digitalrev is based out of Hong Kong, there's a good chance you'll have to pay customs taxes when it gets delivered. Also rebates are usually only through authorized US retailers.

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