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Lenses / Re: 24-105mm vs 17-40mm on crop
« on: February 13, 2012, 08:40:51 AM »
You may have already eliminated this as an option because you said weather sealing but if you wanted a little longer reach then the 17-55 IS the 15-85 is a possibility saving you a few hundred to get a 7D over a 60D. Never used it but its optically as good as the 17-55 and probably the 24-105 from what I hear.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 12, 2012, 10:16:59 AM »
Great photos everyone...

@ nightbreath. The last pic [vultures] is incredible... One of the coolest photos Ive ever seen

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 11, 2012, 10:35:06 AM »
70-200 F4

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 11, 2012, 05:44:18 AM »
Soft Focus

EOS Bodies / Re: Latest Canon disappoints wants me to switch over to Nikon.
« on: February 08, 2012, 09:04:03 AM »
While I do think the D800 looks awesome and love the fact it can crop to 1.5X. Something I would love in a Canon, Id give it a couple months to see what Canon has to offer before jumping to that conclusion. Im not sure that its fair to say though that Canon is not in touch with present reality. The 1Dx and D4 look pretty close to me (In fact if Canon fixes F8 AF id give it the edge).

The new super telephotos (500 & 600) now have an availability date so im guessing stuff is coming and soon.

The only think I was disappointed in was I think the price of the 24-70 is very high for todays economy and would have expected something in the 1750-1900 range..

Lenses / Re: An updated 70-200 F/4 in the near future?
« on: February 02, 2012, 04:49:19 PM »
Starting off I owned the 18-55 and the 50 F1.8 when I bought my XSI.

The 70-200 F/4 was my first real good lens and I was extremely happy with the purchase. Still have it to this day and would only get rid of it budget allowing for the new 2.8... Have taken some great pics with it over the years

Pull the trigger its a huge difference between the 55-250!

Lenses / Re: Samyang (Rokinon) 35mm 1.4 deal!
« on: January 20, 2012, 12:52:26 PM »
Grabbed it as well. Had a $50 amazon card waiting to be used so only $325 out of pocket made it a great deal...

Grabbing a 35mm on my 30th not too bad :)

Lenses / Fair price for 85mm F1.2 Mark I
« on: January 16, 2012, 03:22:57 PM »

Gentleman had mark i version of the lens listed locally on craigslist. Been very interested in a UW and this lens for awhile now waiting for right deal to come along. Its listed for $1350 probably a decent price but whats a fair offer assuming excellent condition? I dont want to insult him with a low offer but Ive seen mark II's go for $1500 locally..


EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX pricing in Australia
« on: January 14, 2012, 07:29:24 AM »
I feel bad for my AU mates as most electronics are significantly more expensive then here in the US. When I was Melbourne I just had my 70-200 at the time and wanted to buy a longer tele for some dingo watching ;) but the prices were just too high for me to justify at the time...

You could literally fly roundtrip in international plus and stay almost stay a week for the 3K difference...

Site Information / Re: The Unofficial Canon Rumors FAQ
« on: January 10, 2012, 04:26:51 PM »
This was great.. +1

Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom 4 Beta now available
« on: January 10, 2012, 07:27:46 AM »
Very cool. I got LR3 at student price and it makes such a huge difference in workflow... Before I got it I figured it was a good editing software but didnt realize the power of handling RAW and exporting those files so quickly. I def will give LR4 a look..

Lenses / Wide Angle Lens - 16-28 F2.8 Tokina vs Canon 17-40 F4
« on: January 09, 2012, 04:07:10 PM »
G' Day All,

First time posting a new topic but wanted to get some advice if anyone wants to chime in. Ive been eyeing a couple WA's for months now. I had the 16-35 II in my shopping cart more then once now but decided against it as the extra cost savings in the following two lens will let me preorder the Mark III once available (Some budget concerns). Currently Im rocking my almost 4 year old XSi so I know the 10-22 would be better suited for it but like I said im making the full frame jump soon.

Im guessing a fair share of people on the forum have or have used the 17-40 but wondering if anyone has used the rather new Tokina and how they might compare. Prices are comparable new though the 17-40 has more of a used market currently. The Tokina doesnt accept filters which for me is a drawback but the extra stop makes it more appealing as I do anticipate the occasional handheld evening landscape shot.


Lenses / Re: Recommendation For Long Lenses
« on: January 06, 2012, 02:20:07 PM »
If you can hold off a couple weeks we might get lucky (though doubtful) and see the 200-400 f/4 which I think would a good lens for a Safari. My friend brought his 200-400 Nikon and said it was great for this trip to SA.

Downloaded the App the other day for my ipad. Information wise its nothing anyone on this board (Ap, Tv, ISO etc) would learn anything from but very cool app and best of its free..

Good view of all the lenses Canon makes currently

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: First Kodachrome, now Kodak?
« on: January 04, 2012, 09:15:27 AM »
As a Rochestarian, its sad to see Kodak fall as far as they have. Management made some poor decisions years ago and now are facing the wrath of the digital age. Buying anything Fuji in Rochester was like buying a Honda in Detroit growing up.. ::sigh::

Basically there valuable patents are keeping them afloat..

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