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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II availability?
« on: April 26, 2012, 08:49:08 PM »
The lens is not due out until july now, it got delayed along with the 1DX.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Puchasing 5D III off of Craiglist
« on: April 22, 2012, 12:02:05 PM »
Keep in mind that even though the 5DIII might be brand new, if the seller registered it on canon's site then you get a brand new camera with no warranty as it is not transferable.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Your advice for my first fullframe.
« on: April 20, 2012, 07:43:52 PM »
If you can fund the 5DIII, then buy the 5DIII. I purchased a 7D first, then months later, a 5DII (when they were selling for $2,000 in canada last sept.). The IQ is so awesome on the 5DII, but the 7D made it clear that i bought into  old AF technology. If money is an issue though, or you don't have a decent lens base, then the 5DII is still an awesome camera, just a little behind on AF.

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Lenses / Re: 5D iii AFing with F11 lens !!!
« on: April 20, 2012, 07:33:22 PM »
This could be the breakthough i've been waiting for, the "no F/8 autofocus" deal has had me on the sideline contemplating my next camera. I just sold my 5DII a few days ago, and my 7D will be gone in as soon as a month. I have a 1DX preordered, but the no f/8 is a tough pill to swallow if i don't have a cropped sensor camera for more reach. I hope others with the 5DIII can try this out on other lenses (500&600 f/4) with a 2X converter and report back. That would about make the 1DX my dream camera...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delays
« on: April 18, 2012, 08:10:38 AM »
Strangely enough, i called canon usa yesterday and asked when the current release date for the 1DX would be and the lady said the end of april. I said there has been alot of postings in the past days where canon was quoted saying the delivery date is being pushed back to mid june, so she put me on hold for a minute or two.... When she came back she said she confirmed that it is still scheduled to start shipping at the end of april. I just pre-ordered one yesterday, and am #5 in line at the store. That's pretty darn good to be #5 on the list for a camera announced 6 months ago, but the guy said in the past they would generally get 1-3 pro bodied cameras with each normal shipment soi might not get my camera with the first shipment. I really hope they are re-working the F/8 autofoucs issue during the production delay....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Something peculiar from online retailer
« on: April 18, 2012, 08:02:52 AM »
If you go online and register both items on canon's site and they go through, then you don't have gray market products. That's actually cool of them IMO, the lens sells for around $1,200 on it's own in retail packaging...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Anybody get 5dmk3 from abesofmaine?
« on: March 24, 2012, 04:55:58 PM »
I have never encountered a problem with them, so if it is delayed, i would assume it is because their shipment of cameras may have been delayed. They are, however, very annoying when they call you the day they are processing your order..... When you get a big ticket item (L lens or camera body) and they try to sell you batteries, filters, and "just on sale" extended warranties. But all in all, they generally sell items for slightly lower than normal going prices, and usually have a coupon code to save $5-15.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark II Price Drop
« on: March 04, 2012, 10:00:54 AM »
I see the adjusted prices from reputable online retailers as being $2,199-2,399. I don't see any $1,899 prices

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70mm f2.8 USM II Pre-orders!
« on: February 27, 2012, 05:31:59 PM »
I feel they are top notch for sure, i just bought LR3 from them when it was $69.99 and the site listed them as being backordered and expected more the following day. I purchased, and went back to their site less than an hour later and the expected ship date was like 2 weeks out already. I just assumed that i wouldn't see my LR3 for a week or two, only to get an email confirmation the next day saying it shipped out. They are great to buy from.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom for $80 at Adorama
« on: February 15, 2012, 02:28:50 PM »
B&H has it for $69.95 until midnight. It's on backorder, but i believe they expect more tommorow

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Lenses / Re: Recommendation 70-200/2.8+2x vs 100-400 f/4-5.6L ?
« on: February 13, 2012, 08:05:51 AM »
The 70-200mm 2.8L IS USM II can be had for $2,174.00 right now from several credible online retailers if you can swing it, that's a heck of a good price.

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Lenses / Re: Recommendation 70-200/2.8+2x vs 100-400 f/4-5.6L ?
« on: February 13, 2012, 08:02:50 AM »
I own a 7D and a 70-200 2.8L IS II and both the 1.4 and 2x mk.III extenders, and i will tell you in a heartbeat to go with my lens and an extender. However, i will recommend you go with the 1.4 rather than the 2. Keep in mind that your cropped body turns this lens into a 113-323mm 2.8 without an extender, so you'll be around a 158-452mm f/4 with the 1.4 extender on and still produce sharp pictures. I have only had the 2x extender for a week and only used it on one outing, so i can't recommend it. I will say though, that inital photos don't seem to be sharp at all. Actually, i hope this might grab the attention of someone with the mk.II 70-200 and mk.III 2x extender to respond here, as i am interested to see if others say their images are sharp or fuzzy looking with that setup. In short, go with the 70-200 2.8 is II and the 1.4x III and you will be very happy.


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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 07, 2012, 11:05:12 AM »
C'mon, stay positive. Maybe IS and internal focusing will be offered as a firmware update.....

P.S. :-)

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70-200mm f/2.8L IS MKII, if you can afford it. Unless you need to go pretty wide or pretty long, this lens has you covered, and it's sharp, sharp, sharp! Even though it's on the larger and heavier side, it's my general walk-around lens.

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Lenses / Re: What lens to buy?
« on: October 24, 2011, 08:36:00 AM »
Hey guys recently joined this forum was wondering what kind of lens i should get next. I am currently doing concerts and landscape but am getting into weddings.

My equipment is

5DMKII

50mm f1.8
nikon 50mm1.4
70-200mm f/2.8 IS II
17-40 f/4


A 100mm f/2.8L IS macro could be fun, doubles as a portrait lens as well as a very fine macro and has a nice wide aperture. I have the lens and like it on both my 7D and 5D MKII.

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