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Software & Accessories / Re: BlackRapid FAIL - grrrrrr
« on: Today at 10:29:30 AM »
No matter whats the case, you'll always want to build some redundancies into your strap system. I shoot a lot of rock climbing so if my BR failed there would be no question my gear is gone, also it could be very dangerous for who ever is below me.

I use the BR sport with the under the shoulder strap. The Lock Star and the tether kit. I'll then put a full strength climbing carabineire between tether kit and strap itself (so it can still fully slide). Sometimes i'll put the carabiniere through my climbing harness.

In this situation - i'm covered for any type of BR fail whether it be the nylon itself, or either of the metal connecters.

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Canon General / Re: More Canon Lens Mentions [CR2]
« on: October 10, 2014, 01:13:30 PM »
The text says "around" 3K - so that probably would mean a launch price of $2800 - Not too far off launch price of $2400 which accompanied the 24-70, 70-200 mk ii's.

Within 18 months the price will be down 500$, just like the 24-70 f/4 L IS, bring the lens to 2300, the same listed price as the 24-70 mk ii and 70-200 mk ii, with street and used prices sneaking around 2k.

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Canon General / Re: More Canon Lens Mentions [CR2]
« on: October 10, 2014, 12:32:40 PM »
if the price settles, a 11-24 L would totally replace the 10-22 in my kit. Especially on a 7Dii

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Lenses / 24-70 swap
« on: October 08, 2014, 02:21:36 PM »
Hey guys, I'm currently shooting on a 24-70 f/2.8 L (version 1) and it's just not giving me the results i was hoping for. I find it to be soft and i think it has less than stellar AF.

I'm considering swapping this lens for the 24-70 f/4 L IS. The sharpness is really what I'm seeking at if it takes a stop to get there so be it. The lenses have almost an identical price tag so that's a non factor. Also the size and weight of the new lens are an upgrade as well.

Has anyone here made the switch from the 2.8 version 1 to the new f/4 IS?


ALSO - my budget doesn't allow a 2.8 version II. I know how much CR loves that lens, don't try to recommend it. it's not happening.

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Sony DSLR cameras use electronic viewfinders.

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I hate the same debate in december and went with the 10-22. The focal range is just so much more practical. And if you're shooting at the widest, 10mm, f/3.5 is not that much slower than f/2.8.

I also really dislike Tokina's AF/MF push/pull "switch"

Finally I felt like the 10-22 and canon's USM auto focused better.

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Lenses / Error 01 for canon 28mm f/1.8
« on: April 19, 2014, 11:28:33 PM »
I'm getting an Error 01 on my 28mm f/1.8. Has anyone else experience this?

After some detective work I think the aperture contact is faulty. Any guess on how much the mothership will charge to fix this?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Sell 7D in favor of 6D or 5D2...?
« on: March 02, 2014, 07:08:24 PM »
The 6d is significantly newer than the 5d2. It has much better ISO performance and better AF. Also they're more or less the same price. A quality used 5d2 is still going to cost 1500-1600$ where an brand new 6d is 1750 at B&H right now. As long as you can live without the joystick, I think it's a pretty easy choice.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / upgrading from a 7D to a 70D
« on: March 02, 2014, 07:05:32 PM »
Does anyone consider the 7D to 70D an actual upgrade. The 70D is newer, has better ISO performance, it has a flip out LCD as well as the whole live view AF thing. It has the exact same AF system and a very similar frame rate. Has anyone made the "jump" to the newer body?

I'm a 7D shooter here and I'm considering making the switch, basically, is the 70D 200$ better than the 7D?

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Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
« on: March 01, 2014, 11:16:55 AM »
I love this lens!

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EOS Bodies / Re: sotchi - canon prototypes
« on: February 19, 2014, 12:06:12 AM »
I shoot a lot of college D-1 sports. The only time I'll see the top logo tapped over is wide angle photos of hockey because the white text of the logo can reflect in the glass.

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Lenses / Re: New EF-S 24mm & USM Motor Coming? [CR1]
« on: February 18, 2014, 12:35:14 PM »
Why 24mm? wouldn't it be more of the EF-M 22mm. Thats a true 35mm equivalent.

I'm all fo EF-S primes.

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Lenses / Re: Is There a Definitive "Best" Landscape Lens for Crop?
« on: February 02, 2014, 11:18:24 AM »
I bought a 10-22 this holiday season and have really enjoyed shooting on it. Can't say I've shot on the 15-85 though, however, personally, landscape = UWA


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EOS Bodies / Re: Change from T3i to 70d, or invest in a new lens?
« on: December 24, 2013, 11:44:41 AM »
I upgraded from a rebel T3 to a 7D a few years back because I knew I needed the AF and Frame Rate for shooting sports.

I'd recommend the EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, you'll probably want to get something different then what you already have in regards to aperture, the shallow DOF will give you the boost in quality your looking for. The 85 is my most used lens, you can see some photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/greysatterfield4/

I've also gotten good results out of the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 non VC. It retails new at 500$ which is about half the price of the canon equivalent. It's not a world beater but it's a great value.

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Lenses / Filters
« on: December 19, 2013, 10:51:18 PM »
I need no convincing I need a filter, they've saved me in instances of a drop, however do I really need to pay the premium for the B+W Filters? Has anyone had a positive experience with a less expensive filter? 53$ for a 58mm filter just seems a bit steep.

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