I can completely understand "L"-ding-phobia! I paid more for one "L" lens than my first car cost!
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"Hand holdable"? I bet hand holding these babies gets old real quick Even if lighter than the previous generation, they're still heavy. I have the old 400/2.8 IS and it sees much less use than I'd like to because it's difficult to carry around (and transport on airplanes). Granted, it's a bit heavier than the newer ones, but still, unless you have an assistant carrying gear for you, don't count on taking the superteles too far from the car. That's why I'm seriously looking forward to a 400/5.6 IS, if it ever gets released.
Agree on this one. That's why after much consideration I'll go with 300/2.8+1.4TC
I guess the handholdable bit depends rather on the individual
It's good to have a goal.
Thanks all. I will first try to order another card maybe two 16gb or just one 32gb class 10 extreme from SanDisk.
Also, I will search for a tutorial on how to change VBR in ML.
I have a neutral density filter from ProMaster. The first time I put it on a lens, the EF 24-70 f/2.8, was at a beach on a day that was windy and cold. After using it for an hour or so, I could not get it off the lens. When I got back home, I tried to get it off again with no luck. The following day I decided to take it to the store where I had bought both the filter and lens. Before I left, I tried to remove the filter again, and it came off easily.
I think it was a temperature effect. The lens/filter had been room temperature when I put the filter on. The lens/filter cooled down at the beach and the metal on lens must have contracted more than the metal on the filter.
One reason why I prefer B+W over Hoya (rebranded or not) is that a filter is more than just glass. B+W uses brass for the mounting rings, others use aluminum. Brass has a lower coefficient of thermal expansion than aluminum, meaning less chance of the threads binding.
Even so, a set of filter wrenches (~$5) is a good idea.
Thinking about getting the 128GB UDMA7 CF cards for my Mark III and the 7D. Worth it? Compatible?Can't speak to the 7D - don't own one!
Aargh! They won't ship APO! It's either B&H or Newegg now...
If the order is less than $3,000 Adorama DOES ship to APO addresses
Got my body only order from B&H first thing this morning. Sixth digit is a 3. I feel like I just got my Red Ryder BB gun! Looking forward to unpacking it, charging the battery, setting it up and trying it out over the weekend. I have a definite use for it late next week.
Old Shooter - have you tried any services like http://www.shipitapo.com before?
Newegg.com has them in stock as of this moment.