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I haven't travelled with my 600 II yet, but if I were to do so, I'd put the lens in my Storm im2500 carryon hard case, and put the hood in checked luggage. 

Depending on your airline and class of service, there's always a chance you'll end up boarding after the overheads are full, and be forced to gate check your carryon, which is why I put often my photo gear in a hard case and have TSA-approved locks along just in case.

I have an f-stop Satori and some ICU's. The 600, sigma 120-300, plus a body fit in the xl pro. I would like to put that in a hard ease for travel but it seems from looking at the dimensions of the im2500 on the pelican site that the lid won't close with the hood on the 600. The 1510 is a bit deeper (7.6" vs 7.2"). That one might be just big enough to work?

The hood for the 600 II is ~7.7" in diameter (and slightly longer than that), so I don't think it would fit in the Peli 1510, either.  Thus the suggestion to pack the hood in checked luggage. 

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I haven't travelled with my 600 II yet, but if I were to do so, I'd put the lens in my Storm im2500 carryon hard case, and put the hood in checked luggage. 

Depending on your airline and class of service, there's always a chance you'll end up boarding after the overheads are full, and be forced to gate check your carryon, which is why I put often my photo gear in a hard case and have TSA-approved locks along just in case.

I suppose one logic is as good as the other. I have never been forced to gate check my gear. The airlines have miss directed my bags though.

I have a hard case I could put mine in. The reason I usually do not and carry on is that most trips I take the super tele, photos with the super tele are the reason for the trip. I can wear the same clothes for days. I can go without a tripod.
Waiting days for a camera and lens to arrive would completely destroy the trip. A family vacation that the lens would be nice to have along, I might put it in the pelican.

My hard case is my carry on - it's a Storm in2500, meets the max dimensions for carry on luggage.  I've never been forced to gate check it, and I usually fly with premier status or business class so it's unlikely...but one never knows.  Failing to plan is planning to fail.  When traveling with 'normal' lenses, the gear goes in a backpack and the backpack goes in the im2500.  Besides a little piece of mind for the flight, it can be locked for storage in the hotel room or luggage area, which is nice as most of my trips are not explicitly for photography.  Finally, if I end up buying a whole bunch of stuff at my destination, I can use the hard case as checked luggage for the return trip and just wear the backpack as carryon. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X Replacement in 2016 [CR1]
« on: February 14, 2015, 02:00:38 PM »
As an enthusiast who makes no money on photography, I couldn't be more happy with the 1Dx. 

Same here. 


The 1D X II is going to have to be something even more amazing, especially considering how much the 1D X are going for new these days. Adding 4K video, and USB 3.0 just won't be enough, they are going to have to amaze us.

It would be nice if the 1D X II is 'amazing' and if it is, I'll buy one.  But it doesn't have to be amazing...my 1D X will still work after it comes out.   ;)

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Lighting / Re: Light modifiers for speedlights
« on: February 14, 2015, 10:29:22 AM »
I like the Manfrotto 1052BAC stands, they fold flat and stack for transport, they're sturdy and strong.  Outdoors a sandbag is a good idea (I use the Manfrotto 10 lb weights, clamp one to the base of the stand).

For modifiers, I use Lastolite Ezyboxes (24") and/or a Hot Rod Strip Box (12x48"); I find that size (~600 in2 surface) is about the largest you'd want to go with a speedlite.  I prefer softboxes over umbrellas for better spill control, but they're more expensive.

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I haven't travelled with my 600 II yet, but if I were to do so, I'd put the lens in my Storm im2500 carryon hard case, and put the hood in checked luggage. 

Depending on your airline and class of service, there's always a chance you'll end up boarding after the overheads are full, and be forced to gate check your carryon, which is why I put often my photo gear in a hard case and have TSA-approved locks along just in case.

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EOS Bodies / Re: DR from 5Ds will be 2 stop better then 7D mk II
« on: February 09, 2015, 11:50:59 PM »
I don't know that I believe that either. Why would you undersell the newer, better, more advanced, and more expensive device by claiming it is "equivalent" to an older and soon to be replaced model? The 5D IV is just around the corner, at worst Canon MIGHT lose some sales of the 5D III.

If the 5Ds is 'tuned' for low ISO at the expense of high ISO, it's likely the 5Ds would have better low ISO DR than the 5DIV and 1D X II.  That would be a logical reason to downplay that aspect of the 5Ds.


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However, it's almost unprecedented for marketing to hide a major new feature, which might be a key selling point, just to make old stuff seem better so....

Really? This tactic is used by BMW. The last 2 models (e90, f30) of the 335 when they went to Turbo understated the Max HP by 30+. Listed at 300 but Dyno at 330+ on average. Why? Because the existing M3 which was 10-15k more expensive had a listed and Dynoed HP of 333. They did exactly the same with the current model.

Well, it's another car analogy but a good example.  What some people fail to understand is that like most major corporations, the usual goal is to maximize profit from the entire lineup as a whole, not necessarily from individual models. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: DPReview Interview with Chuck Westfall of Canon USA
« on: February 09, 2015, 05:08:48 PM »
Until reviews come out I will turn my focus to the 11-24mm and the 100-400 mkii.

I see what you did there...  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: DPReview Interview with Chuck Westfall of Canon USA
« on: February 08, 2015, 07:28:43 PM »
...release a UWA for full frame that matches the base aperture of their chief competitors FF UWA.

Someone is sleepwalking over there.

Did you miss the part about 11-24mm? 

Oh, you wanted 11-24mm f/2.8.  Here, carry this instead.   ;)



You'd likely need this to pay for it...



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EOS Bodies / Re: DR from 5Ds will be 2 stop better then 7D mk II
« on: February 08, 2015, 06:16:48 PM »
I see the 5DS as being targeted to existing Canon system users. Not first time buyers of high resolution DSLR.

The 5DS will not outsell the Nikon D810 unless:

I believe you should put more thought into the above.  Canon system users outnumber Nikon system users.  The D810 is a very modest update to the D800, released only ~1 year later, so Nikon users who wanted a high resolution camera bought the D800 and are less likely to buy a D810.  Frankly, I can't see how the 5Ds would not outsell the D810.

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EOS Bodies / Re: DPReview Interview with Chuck Westfall of Canon USA
« on: February 08, 2015, 05:58:33 PM »
Another new body, another tweaked sensor not really a sign of anything.

So a 230% increase in resolution is a 'tweak'.    ???

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EOS Bodies / Re: DPReview Interview with Chuck Westfall of Canon USA
« on: February 08, 2015, 03:18:31 PM »
I can assure you that Canon cares. DP Review said the dynamic range is the same as the previous camera. This means that Nikon and Sony 35 mm cameras still have a higher dynamic range than Canon.

So what?  Canon sensors have had less low ISO DR than their competitors since circa 2009; Canon was the market leader then, and remains the leader today.  Your assurances aside, why should they care?

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Lenses / Re: Advice on Canon PRIMES
« on: February 08, 2015, 07:47:24 AM »
It's best to have some space so 24/50/100 or 35/85/135 are good sets.  Personally I have the latter.

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Lenses / Re: 11-24 is here, with images of it compared to Nikon 14-24
« on: February 07, 2015, 10:28:06 AM »
Quote from: DPReview
According to Canon, the 11-24mm's front element is the largest ever manufactured for an SLR lens, at 87mm in diameter.

Either DPR misinterpreted that statement, or the Canon spokesperson who made had their brains scrambled by getting hit on the head with a 600/4 or one of the many other SLR lenses with front elements diameters larger than 87mm.  ;)

They forgot the word aspherical, it is the largest aspherical lens ever manufactured for an SLR.

Thanks, that makes more sense.

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Immediately.  My first dSLR was a Rebel T1i in 2009, body only for ~$700.  That was less than the lens I bought with it (EF-S 17-55mm), and also less than the combined accessories I bought with it (430EX II, Manfrotto CF tripod/ballhead, and bags for camera and tripod which added up to ~$750).

The first single accessory that exceeded the cost of the T1i was an RRS TVC-33, bought in 2012. 

Of course, if I answer the question as written – "When did the cost of your accessories exceed the cost of your 1st SLR? – even the StoFen OmniBounce I bought for the 430EX II did that, since my first SLR was a Minolta X-700 that was a free hand-me-down from my sister.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 24.2 MP Sensor on Rebel - Sony Senor in Canon?
« on: February 07, 2015, 09:37:26 AM »
Coincidence...or perhaps there are design reasons for it that transcend brand.

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