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Software & Accessories / Re: Looking for a new bag/backpack
« on: February 16, 2012, 03:17:38 AM »
I've ordered one Loka bag, i can't wait for testing it...

Take a closer look at the ICU fitting diagram for the Tilopa BC, as you can see, there's a lot of room for your personnal gear :

Lenses / Re: What lens for 7D EF-S or L
« on: February 15, 2012, 11:49:29 AM »
I would say buy a used a 7D body and save some money for an L lens 17-40 f/4 L IS and a 70-200 f/4 L IS, you can even found them used and in great condition for a good price ! Lenses and your knowledge of how to use them are 2 most important things for making great pictures !

Software & Accessories / Re: Looking for a new bag/backpack
« on: February 15, 2012, 11:29:21 AM »
and the fact that it also has an area that is not all padded for carrying what ever you want

Take a look at the backpacks made by F-stop gear... Clearly not under 200$ but awesome bags with some volume left for non photo gear. The Tilopa BC is a 48 liters bag with so many options in terms of storage for your photo gear (4 sizes possible in term of ICU, the large one is for you) and still plenty of room for other stuffs.

Canon General / Re: More Lens Suggestions [CR1]
« on: February 14, 2012, 06:25:53 AM »
I don’t think the 300 f/4L IS needs replacement
i really hope it'll have one, this lens is a great one but almost 15 years old ! i'm waiting for it :o

i would be ready to pay twice the actual price for a new IS, better optical formula and weather sealed lens without a doubt !

But if it's the 400 f/5.6 which is updated in same way, i would be OK too ! This is a great lens but a 20 years old one...

I think we're a lot of "wildlife photographers" who can't afford the big L lenses but under 2500 $ or € many of us are ready to buy great updated lenses like the 300 f/4 or 400 f/5.6.

Lenses / Re: Which lenses for travel kit?
« on: February 14, 2012, 04:07:04 AM »
And to pack all your gear i'll highly recommand F-stop gear ! You can well protect your photo gear in ICU and still have a lot of space for non photo equipment :D 

Take a look at the Loka (37 liters) and Tilopa BC (48 liters) backpacks...

I can't wait to get my Loka with shallow medium ICU :o

Lenses / Re: Which lenses for travel kit?
« on: February 14, 2012, 04:00:10 AM »
Hi Paul,

Have you think about the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS, a great and compact zoom which offers to you a lot of possibilities. I don't own it but some firends of mine really like this lens !

take a look :

You can also take the 17-40mm f/4 L and why not the future G1X

Lenses / Re: Recommendation 70-200/2.8+2x vs 100-400 f/4-5.6L ?
« on: February 13, 2012, 09:40:56 AM »
I am going to spend money I don't really have on a tele lens later this year for my crop body, so I really want to get the right one. If anyone has experience with these lenses, please give me some advice... here are my thoughts:

* 70-300L: fine but heavy lens, but is overpriced compared to the non-L version. Problem is it doesn't take a tele converter (thanks, canon marketing!) - but on the other hand, f/5.6+extender light capability would be too low anyway.

* 70-200/4L+2x: great and not too heavy lens, but using an extender doesn't make sense: In my experience, shooting moving objects at 300mm+ requires a large aperture at least of f/4 (next to a good servo af that is, unlike my 60d).

* 70-200/2.8L+2x: this is the combination I'd get at the moment - very short min. focus distance, great iq, still ok light capability w/ extender.

* the new 100-400/4-5.6L: I really don't know what to make of this: if the price prediction is right (which I doubt knowing canon rumors :-)) it is more expensive than the 70-200/2.8+2x combination, covers about the same focal distances and has worse light capability - why would anybody want to buy that? As I wrote above, extending a 5.6 lens doesn't make much sense to me...

And don't forget the SIGMA 120-300mm F2,8 APO EX DG OS HSM, this is a very very good lens !

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS in 2012 [CR2]
« on: February 11, 2012, 08:37:12 AM »
I hope it won't delayed the new 300mm f/4 L IS II ;)

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS in 2012 [CR2]
« on: February 11, 2012, 08:34:55 AM »
This one was expected for a long time and will be a terrific lens ! Wait and see for the real price because the one announced is 1000$ more expensive than a 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II and i doubt it 'll be that much...

Landscape / Re: Post your best weather pictures
« on: February 10, 2012, 11:10:51 AM »
The last two are terrific ! Great job ;)

Lenses / Re: lenses for neotropical rainforest
« on: February 10, 2012, 05:45:37 AM »
but personally I think the 100 Macro would be a good addition

I'll definitely buy the 100 macro F/2.8 L IS one day...

Thanks for sharing your opinion ! I've so much wildlife to shoot there ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D on it's way out?
« on: February 10, 2012, 05:19:07 AM »
I think it remains very important for Canon to have an APS-C series with a good, quick body with weathersealing.

I totally agree with that fact ! Wildlife photography is a huge market for Canon and the 1.6x crop factor is essential ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D on it's way out?
« on: February 10, 2012, 04:28:07 AM »
In my opinion, if Canon produces 3 new bodies in 2012 (1DX, 5DX and 5D mark III), we won't see any 7D mark II this year  ;)

Lenses / Re: lenses for neotropical rainforest
« on: February 10, 2012, 04:24:05 AM »
So right now i've my 40D, a 70-200 f/4 L IS, a speedlite flash 430 EX II, my Gitzo monopod and i've ordered the Loka backpack from  F-stop and Lenscoat gears.

here's a link for F-stop gear :

The 7d will come later this year with the 300f/4 L IS II ( i'm an optimistic guy :P )

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« on: February 10, 2012, 03:59:20 AM »
If this rumor is true, hopefully it'll end all this crying posts ! And if that's true that's a smart move from Canon ;)

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