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Software & Accessories / Re: Wrist strap / handgrip recommendation?
« on: January 22, 2014, 11:52:58 AM »
After trying various others I really like the Cotton Carrier Hand Strap when used with a grip. It is comfortable, and easy to quickly adjust.

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Lenses / Re: lens recommendation soccer
« on: November 25, 2013, 11:31:32 AM »
I have shot my kids playing soccer with both lenses mentioned, both on a crop body. My opinion is that it depends on the size of the field/pitch. The fields are generally much smaller for the lower age groups and I found the 70 end (effective 112mm on crop) to be too long for much of the field closest to me, especially if trying to capture multiple players in action, but imagine it would about perfect on FF.

The larger fields on which the U14-U16 teams play would render the 70-200 a tad short much of the time. That said, the shots I got with my 70-200 2.8 II were so far superior that I sold the 70-300 (non-L). As mentioned previously by others I found careful sideline positioning to be the best method for capturing what I was looking to capture. I am considering the 300mm L 4.0....

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EOS-M / Re: How do you carry your EOS-M?
« on: July 25, 2013, 10:58:36 PM »
I'm really enjoying having the M with me at all times and also wanted to find something to protect it a bit in transit....I had one of these( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000F4U8VC/ref=oh_details_o07_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ) leftover from my nifty fifty and it works great as just general protection to throw the thing in my work bag or in the console of my car. The fit is very good with the 20mm...just snug enough (I leave the strap hanging out).

While looking for something a bit more elegant I came across this and it is on the way (cheap enough to try):

http://www.ebay.com/itm/170962069600?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
I'll try to report back....

I've also noticed the extra bump added by the cap which is exacerbated by the addition of a filter. In the interest of compactness I am beginning to lean toward deleting the cap and the strap if the "PU Leather" case works out (and definitely will not use the one that comes with it).

I have each of these around after adding a Cotton Carrier hand strap to each of my bodies and have yet to try them, but I can highly recommend the Canon camcorder strap for DSLR use if you are just looking for a bit of help in the event you lose grip. The neoprene OpTech should be plenty strong for the EOS M, however.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00009V4G9/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00137NMMW/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

One last thing...the LowePro EX120 is just about a perfect fit for the M if you want to carry the two lenses, battery + charger, and a few filters/memory cards. The 90EX Flash MAY fit as well, but I don't have one to try it yet.
http://www.amazon.com/Lowepro-EX120GRY-Camera-Bag/dp/B0001YM40E/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1374806949&sr=1-2&keywords=lowepro+EX+120

(I think I've contracted the same disease as Neuro given the bag/case collection I've built)

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Lenses / Re: Do you wish your 70-200L were black?
« on: May 23, 2013, 02:30:32 PM »
They did an Anniversary gold IXUS too.

http://www.submin.com/aps/collection/canon/cameras/gold.htm

I remember back in the late 80's, I believe it was, the owner of the local camera shop I frequented had a gold version of an AE-1 that I thought was really cool at the time since it was like mine, only better :-)
It may have been some type of sales reward or something, but I haven't been able to find anything like it during casual web searches.

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Lenses / Re: New or Refurbished Lens?
« on: April 02, 2013, 03:58:08 PM »
pgsdeepak, I just purchased a 70-200L f/2.8 II and it came as mentioned above with all accessories, but in a large, very-well packaged box without the "original" box. The date code on mine was July 2012. I'm sure it may vary considerably based on what they deem repairable. I would just use the heck out of it in those 90 days to assure all is good. Mine was perfect and so far has performed perfectly.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II Refurbished for $1699
« on: March 11, 2013, 02:26:18 PM »
Thanks for the heads-up...I took the leap and snagged one last night as well after months of indecision and missed opportunities on the canon refurb site.

With tax and free shipping it came in at $1801. They are selling consistently on eBay for $1850 and up (used)...I'd much rather have it certified from Canon.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: February 27, 2013, 10:38:10 AM »
And a better single shot.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: February 27, 2013, 10:34:44 AM »
My Kids' best friends...

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My local Best Buy shows it available in-store as well, may do the same.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom VS Photoshop
« on: April 28, 2012, 03:24:25 PM »
I am with BrianSquibb on this one...DPP and PSE work great for me (and is a very economical, and still feature rich, option)

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