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I have to ask, what sports are you shooting that require a gimbal for your stated combo?  And are you planning on using this gimbal on a monopod and not a tripod?

Finally, but too late for me, I'm now using the combo 600 EX-RT and ST-E3-RT. I really like this system.

Ditto.  Sold my PW's for the Phottix Odins a year ago after waiting for a year to get TTL on the 1dx.

Recently sold the Odins (which work great btw) and went with the 600ex and st-e3 as well.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1D Mark IV or 1Dx?
« on: May 29, 2014, 10:35:25 AM »
Need to know what you shoot.  Or are planning on shooting.  No doubt the 1dx is the better camera.  But depending on what you are doing, two 1d4's may be the better option.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: B&H or Adorama
« on: April 15, 2014, 11:43:04 PM »
Would love to order from Adorama sometimes.  But their shipping to Canada just isn't on par with B&H.  I just tonight loaded up a cart at both Adorama and B&H.  Many similar or identical items.  Only difference is a refurbed SL1 in the cart at B&H. 

Adorama total = $1079 + $244 shipping (UPS which I hate)
B&H total = $1544 + $228 shipping (Purolator)

Both including customs clearance.

Not sure why shipping from Adorama should be more on a smaller $$ order than B&H.  My guess is because they are using UPS shipping to Canada which everybody knows is pretty much the biggest ripoff around.

So, B&H continues to get my monies.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of swapping a 5d3 for a 1D4.....
« on: December 13, 2013, 11:00:47 PM »
I am a sports guy.  So I just traded my like new, hardly used 5DIII to the fellow I sold my 1DIV to.  Got my 1DIV back.  Nice to have it back home.  I never used the 5DIII anyways.

Old pic.  But ya, I keep my boxes.  And prefer to buy used with a box.

Canon General / Re: CPS Canada Shipping
« on: July 09, 2013, 06:37:33 PM »
did you get contacted by CPS before sending 1dx?  I am still waiting for notice!


I just sent mine in.  First one last week on Wed. afternoon.  CPS sent email Thurs. morning with copy of Service Details.  Had it back Fri. afternoon.  Sent second one yesterday.  Got email of Service Details this morning.  Guessing I will have it back tomorrow afternoon.

Kudos to CPS Canada for the prompt service and turnaround.  From Sask. to Ont. and back in less than 48 hrs.

I think even the review here recently focused more on the use case of it being a good portrait lens. What else would you use the lens for?

Indoor sports for me, where 2.8 just won't cut it.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG Sets New Benchmark for Excellence
« on: March 18, 2013, 03:46:46 PM »
Any commentary on the  auto-focus performance?

Exactly.  I am a sports shooter.  Fantastic optics are of no use to me if the thing can't focus quickly and accurately.  And based on my previous experiments with Sigma lenses, they are very much lacking in that dept.  So, its only Canon USM for me.

Software & Accessories / Re: How good is Reikan FoCal?
« on: February 23, 2013, 06:29:05 PM »
I have had excellent results with FoCal Pro on all my bodies and lenses.

Lenses / Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« on: February 17, 2013, 09:20:51 AM »
Sigma 85 1.4 for $410.
EF-S 15-85 for $250.
70-200 f4 IS for $700.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D III or 1D IV for sports!
« on: February 16, 2013, 11:13:32 PM »
For mainly sports, I would (and do, or rather did before I switched to 1dx's) go with the mk4 over the 5d3 every time.

EOS Bodies / Re: First Round of EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: November 26, 2012, 04:34:01 PM »
If these specs are close, I would buy one.  I think it would make a nice remote camera for the sports work I do.  So long as they improve the high ISO over the original 7D.

Just got home with mine.  :)

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