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I usually add the point but anyone that has been shooting DSLR for awhile has a pretty good idea of a majority of Canon's offerings.  When you the eighty-five one two, im guessing 95% of this forum knows your talking about the 85mm F1.2L.

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Lenses / Re: Advice before buying used 15-85 EF-S
« on: July 25, 2012, 09:38:07 AM »
Yeah agreed stick with 15-85 over the 17-85. Even being used its a much better lens....

If your budget allows for it even keep your eye open for the 24-105L. I got mine for 780 in like new condition. Since its been a 5D kit for many years your can def snag a good deal. Only downside its not as wide as the 15-85 on your 60D and still might be a couple hundred more.

Ive seen the 17-85 go for $250 US on ebay all the time so its bad for resale. Though it would be an upgrade over the 18-55 IMO.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New 100-400 & Coming Announcements [CR2]
« on: July 25, 2012, 08:36:53 AM »
Im guessing $2999 street

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Lenses / Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« on: April 30, 2012, 11:05:02 AM »
Couple weeks ago, I was able to snatch the 10-22 Canon from the Canon Online Store for $550 when the 20% off sale was going on. About 300 cheaper then the normal selling price... It was spotless


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Software & Accessories / Re: Where to position a watermark
« on: April 19, 2012, 01:36:34 PM »
For signature purposes I usually put it in the lower right corner (Lightroom setup) unless its a certain picture that would get distracted by having it there.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L Macro USM
« on: April 06, 2012, 08:37:36 PM »
If money wasnt a concern Id probably grab the 180 but..

Anybody have any thoughts on the Sigma 150 F2.8 Macro, Ive seen going for around $450-500 these days. I owned the Canon 100 USM Macro non L for about a year and sold it to fund the purchase of my 100-400 cause I didnt do a whole lot of macro at the time but it was a great lens.

Kind of have the itch to get back into it with spring here and summer in the next few months and debating on going with the IS version or saving a few bucks for the Sigma and getting the bonus reach

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EOS Bodies / Re: Can i sell old gears for 5D Mark II?
« on: March 19, 2012, 04:00:39 PM »
Getting much more then $300 USD for the XSi + kit would be on the high end.

I bought my XSi shortly after release 4 years ago for around $750 and just sold it a month ago for $275, not bad considering I had it for over 3 1/2 years with 25000+ shots.

Good luck.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7d vs 60d
« on: March 13, 2012, 01:16:36 PM »
Coming from an XSI I was kind of in the same predicament as you; pretty sure I was going to get a Mark III when it arrived but its higher cost and a kitchen remodel later I needed something cheaper.

Here was my thought process and why I actually choose the 60D:

Feature-wise the 7D is clearly better and would rather own it over the 60D.. however after owning the 60D for a few weeks now its still a very very nice camera. Huge step from the older rebels.. Even without AF adjust, my 50mm F1.4 seems to have a pretty good hit rate. Much much better then my XSI. The additional cross points is nice coming from a rebel..

Neuro also mentioned the storage cards as well which is a good point. I owned two class 10 32gb cards already so I was looking at another 100-150 dollars in cost going with CF.

Some may say its a slightly better rebel, however I disagree. The size, top screen, faster fps (even 5.3 from 3 is a big difference) just feel like a more substantial camera then the rebel.

I figure with this 500+ in savings I can apply it to a decent UWA or put it towards a Mark III in a year or so when the price might come down a little.

Either way the CLP program is way too go cause even resale on the 60D and 7D on Ebay are those prices.


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EOS Bodies / Re: 1d mk iv or 5d mkiii?
« on: March 05, 2012, 08:55:06 AM »
The one nice thing about the Mark IV is the F/8 autofocus so while you would lose some quality with a 2X teleconv you can still put it on your 300 and retain autofocus ~ 600mm F/8

Though I ditto the 600mm F/4 from investment from what I hear the superteles are niceeee

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EOS Bodies / Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« on: March 04, 2012, 05:45:37 PM »
Plus who knows with Canons new pricing even the new rebel may come in at $1599 or so  ::)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« on: March 04, 2012, 05:33:35 PM »
Yeah I was a little disappointed in the Mark III price though I think its worth it price and feature wise. Coming from 4 year old XSI, I planned on going full frame for awhile now most like grabbing the Mark II after the price drop. Since its a hobby for me, I still couldn't quite convince myself to spend the 1750+ or so yet. Especially with upgrades to my house and other expenses.

However I really needed the upgrade and while I think the T4i is right around the corner (anyone notice the price drop straight from Canon on the T3i just like the 5D II) I ordered the 60D for only $630 through the CLP program today.. i know it lacks some prosumer features namely the AFMA but it is still a huge upgrade from where I was at.

I figure in a year from now the Mark II might be quite a bit less maybe even the III around Christmas so thats a possibility. I figure I could still get 450-500 for then for the 60D and im only down a couple hundred.

Plus Ive been really interested in doing some video with a 9 month old son ready to crawl/walk.. Otherwise may even considered a 5D classic

Ive heard people on this forum say it best or along these lines: you can always wait for the next best thing but then you miss capturing memories of your best thing :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III/X Ideal Price???
« on: February 22, 2012, 05:45:14 PM »
Kind of a vague survey... of course one would want to pay 2499 but at the cost of what features

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United States / Re: One Week Away From FEBRUARY 28, 2012.
« on: February 21, 2012, 02:52:36 PM »
I wonder if Canon will put the Mark II in the CLP program when the next replacement is announced. At 1599 it would be tough decision (for myself) if the Mark III/X is coming in around 3K.

5D Mark II + 70-200 IS II (After selling 70-200 F/4) or Replacement

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Lighting / Re: Do I need the 580?
« on: February 21, 2012, 02:44:33 PM »
If money is not a big issue I would get the 580ex II. Ive used both and one of the cool features of the 580 is the strobe which can make for some cool shots against a dark background.

You mentioned weddings; and some churches have higher ceilings can benefit that can benefit from a bounce at 1/2 or 1/4 and faster recycle times.

But by no means is the 430 a slouch and will be worlds different then the on-camera.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon T3i Price Jump
« on: February 17, 2012, 09:41:43 AM »
I believe they added the T3i to the Canon Loyalty Program earlier this year and you can get a refurbished one direct form canon for around $540. Condition is practically new and comes with a warranty although its a 90 day one. Hell Id even consider the 60D which you can get for $647 through the program. Still cheaper then a new T39 from the prices youve come across now. All you need is a broken POS canon camera to exchange.

I think Canon will release the T4i in the next month or so.. some pinged it at the EOS 650 anniversary (for 650D)

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