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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D mkll. Where to purchase
« on: October 20, 2011, 07:17:44 AM »
I know the 5D mk ll instant $100 rebate is going on until the end of October, but based on a few posts I have seen on CR, contributors are claiming the camera body is $2000. Am I missing a promotional code or something? Here is the US (with the rebate) we are looking at $2399...

Henry's of canada, no other place to go in my opinion. I live in NY and ordered mine about 2 weeks ago, $2,012 shipped international express, took two days to get to me from toronto. They are great to deal with, and you still retain the normal canon warranty. If you want a 5D Mark II, don't hesitate. Paypal only for out-of-country purchases, so make sure you have a paypal account...

EOS Bodies / Re: Shooting in manual
« on: October 07, 2011, 08:12:53 PM »
I was forced to shoot in manual yesterday, too much backlighting was going to result in poor exposures, and it was much easier to use manual exposure.  I could have used exposure compensation, but I found it easier to use manual.

How about spot metering mode?

I find myself shooting in M mode all the time, but i do tend to change my metering mode rather than over/underexpose to get proper exposure. Whatever works best for the camera operator though....

EOS Bodies / Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« on: September 29, 2011, 05:23:56 PM »
I also just ordered a 5D mark II from henry's, they are top notch. Vistek is out of stock until the end of october from what they told me.

Software & Accessories / Re: Advice re: 1.4x III extender
« on: September 28, 2011, 05:36:36 PM »
I have a 7D with a 70-200 2.8 IS II with a 1.4 III extender, and the photos are pleasingly sharp considering the extra glass the extender adds.

EOS Bodies / Re: Am I the only person who isn't interested in a 5d mkIII?
« on: September 28, 2011, 10:18:43 AM »
I'm not imterested in the 5D mark iii, heck i hope it never comes out. I just bought a 5D mark ii...

EOS Bodies / Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« on: September 25, 2011, 07:59:38 AM »
With all the talk of other countries having big price drops, i anticipated (hoped) we might see $400-500 off. Darn, i planned on buying one, but now i'll just wait for the mark III

EOS Bodies / Re: Advice on purchasing a new APS-C body
« on: September 09, 2011, 04:42:19 PM »
Thanks again, i also was going to set the lens at focal lengths to see roughly what i would be seeing/shooting if it was a prime with a fixed focal length. I'm not in a rush really, but it would be nice to have a lens with a wider FOV than i have now to shoot the fall colors that will be on the way around here in a month or so (but that's not a good enough reason for me to rush into a lens buy).

EOS Bodies / Re: Advice on purchasing a new APS-C body
« on: September 09, 2011, 01:47:13 PM »
I appreciate the advise sincerely, i go from thinking i know what i want to having no idea. There are many canon branded lenses that fit what i am looking for, to an extent, but all differ in small ways that make them largely different from each other. I hope to build up a number of useful lenses over time, but for right now i would like a fast normal zoom, and either a normal to wide/normal length prime, or a wide-ish fast zoom. In your opinion, how does no IS affect the 16-35 and 24-70 L 2.8 lenses? My lenses are IS, and i like to handhold shoot alot but do own both a monopod and tripod (just like to shoot by hand when possible).

EOS Bodies / Re: Advice on purchasing a new APS-C body
« on: September 09, 2011, 12:48:16 PM »
That's why i figured on a 24mm (38.4) or 35mm (56), because it would be a useful focal length on either format and has a wide apeture for good low light performance. Good advice on the EF-S lenses, though i'm not completely sold on them given their price and no weather resistance. I bought the camera in early march, the two lenses in late march, and have been pulling my hair out trying to decide which lenses i would choose to cover wide and normal zoom while still having a wide and constant apeture. The other two lenses i bought without hesitation and i love them, but the last two i need are tough to decide on. I've read and watched as many reviews as i could help to in the meantime, but i'm still not 100% on my best option. Thank you for the insight, which is helpful considering you own my camera plus some of the lenses i am considering.

EOS Bodies / Re: Advice on purchasing a new APS-C body
« on: September 09, 2011, 10:53:42 AM »
You've got that right, i'm trying to decide on a prime that will give me a good wide angle on the cropped sensor, as well as a standard zoom. Kind of caught up in all of the rumors now, and hoping a 24-70 2.8L II shows up soon. Been eyeing up the 16-35 2.8L II, the 24 1.4 II, the 35 1.4, and the 24-70 2.8L. I have also been looking at zeiss primes, but i think for certain situations i will prefer autofocus, leading me to believe i will be sticking with a canon prime.

EOS Bodies / Re: Advice on purchasing a new APS-C body
« on: September 09, 2011, 08:24:43 AM »
And i do realize the 18-135 is an EF-S lens, and it is being sold to my brother in a few days as he is buying a 60D or 7D in the next day or two.

EOS Bodies / Re: Advice on purchasing a new APS-C body
« on: September 09, 2011, 08:21:42 AM »
I own a 7D and love it, i also own a 70-200 2.8L IS II, a 1.4X EF III,  a 100 2.8L IS, a 580EX II, and an 18-135 kit lens. I won't give you a recommendation on a second body, but i will say that from my personal experience i have found that good quality lenses made my experience MUCH more enjoyable than anything i could have spent money on. I also made all of my lens purchases with growth in mind, meaning that if i do decide to go full frame in the future, i have all EF lenses to allow me to do so without the worry of having to sell off EF-S lenses. I know that everyone's budgets and goals are different, but this seemed to be the most logical route for me. Bottom line is that i would recommend a slightly cheaper body in favor of better lenses. L series lenses are an addiction, and if you shoot with a monopod or tripod at all, you can get away with the non-IS models and save alot of money and lens weight at the same time...

Canon General / Re: EF 300 & 400 f/2.8L IS II in Stock at B&H
« on: September 01, 2011, 09:02:04 AM »
I want that lens so bad, and I can afford it, but I can't justify getting it. I wouldn't use it as much being in New York City.

I'll make a deal with you, you buy it and i'll justify the purchase. I can put it to good use, i promise...... ;D

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