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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS 7D FW2.0: Problems anyone?
« on: August 26, 2012, 11:28:53 PM »
Installed V2.0 and so far so good. :) No lockup issues or perfromance issues.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Show your love for the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS
« on: August 25, 2012, 11:53:04 AM »
Have you compared the 70-200 + 1.4x TC against the 70-300. With the TC, I no longer find a use for the 70-300.

The 70-300 IS USM is a great lens. Is it an "L" lens? No, but it doesn't have to be. I have done sharpness comparisons between the 70-200 f4L and the 70-300 IS USM at 200mm and they are both amazing. The 300 loses a little detail but it is worth it for the extra reach. I will never sell mine. I still use it and will continue to do so. It is worth every penny spent. It's a great lens in the EF line-up.

Too many people out there think that unless the lens is white or comes with a "red stripe" it is not worth owning. I do not believe that. Canon has several non-"L" lenses out there that are fantastic and some are even EF-s, the HORROR!!! :)

Do yourself a favor, get some 1/16' tomato red 3m stripe and put a band over the gold stripe at the end of the lens. That way no one will complain or even care to comment... :)

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Hmmm, why not just dump the 200 and go for the 400L prime or 600L prime? The 1.4 tele works best on the 70-200 2.8L as the 4L can loose some AF speed in darker shooting areas. You are now looking at almost 3 grand for that setup or about $2600.00 for the 70-300 f4L setup. The 70-300 IS USM is $650.00. It is a VERY affordable lens that delivers excellent quality for a third the price.

Not everyone can afford "L" lenses nor should they be pressured into thinking that the equipment that they can afford "sucks" because it is not the "best of the best". Each camera body and each lens serves a purpose and they do the job for which they were designed.

This thread was "show your love for the 70-300", not "Hey, this lens sucks, what would you use instead?" Let's get back to the original post.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Show your love for the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS
« on: August 23, 2012, 09:55:12 PM »
The 70-300 IS USM is a great lens. Is it an "L" lens? No, but it doesn't have to be. I have done sharpness comparisons between the 70-200 f4L and the 70-300 IS USM at 200mm and they are both amazing. The 300 loses a little detail but it is worth it for the extra reach. I will never sell mine. I still use it and will continue to do so. It is worth every penny spent. It's a great lens in the EF line-up.

Too many people out there think that unless the lens is white or comes with a "red stripe" it is not worth owning. I do not believe that. Canon has several non-"L" lenses out there that are fantastic and some are even EF-s, the HORROR!!! :)

Do yourself a favor, get some 1/16' tomato red 3m stripe and put a band over the gold stripe at the end of the lens. That way no one will complain or even care to comment... :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« on: August 21, 2012, 12:29:39 AM »
Seems logical to me, even if the camera will come out next year. These specs lend themself to the fact that even IF the 70D is released, it will surpass the 70D and remain the king of ASP-C! The 70D will likely be 20-22 MP and 6-8 FPS, if Canon makes the 70D! :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Show your love for the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS
« on: August 16, 2012, 09:25:08 PM »
It's a great lens. I still use it even though I have other "L" lenses at the ready.

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Lenses / Re: How do you pack your lens hoods when traveling?
« on: August 10, 2012, 10:15:50 PM »
For the most part I just attach the hoods reversed on my lenses. Takes up way less room and makes it handy to get them when I need them.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D and 5D II that different?
« on: August 08, 2012, 09:08:52 PM »
I have both and while I love the image quality and colors in the 5D2, I find myself grabbing my 7D more. The 7D, for the money (I have seen it new for as low as $1300.00 ~ $1350.00 @ B&H recently) is one heck of a camera. It is fast, responsive and the image quality is outstanding. For the best rounded out camera that gives you a good mix of balanced features/quality for a great price, you cannot beat the 7D.

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Ah, what the heck. Me doing what I love doing. :)


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Firmware update for 7D
« on: August 06, 2012, 11:06:26 PM »
I just downloaded it in about 20 seconds. Honestly, I am looking forward to the increased RAW buffer size. :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Firmware update for 7D
« on: August 05, 2012, 08:27:32 PM »
Ok, we know it was August "something" but does anyone know WHEN Canon will release it? I am getting anxious.

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Rule of thumb - if you can survive the condition without harm, you can reasonably expect that your equipment will as well.
Rofl I just had an image of a person stuck in the alps after a plane crash curled in a ball trying to protect their camera from the cold

That's funny. :)

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Inside the trunk was 110? It gets that hot here just shooting outside. The cameras are made to handle being left in a car, and several of my Canon buddies have no problem leaving their equipment inside a hot car here during the summertime. In fact, they expect the cameras to survive, they were built to hold up to a lot of abuse without fail.

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Lighting / Anyone used a LED ring light for macro?
« on: August 02, 2012, 06:01:34 PM »
I have been looking for some decent lighting for my macro work. I have speedlites already but no ring flashes. I have been looking at the "aftermarket" ones for the Canons. Has anyone used either the ring flashes or LED lights? Thoughts?

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That's a tough choice.  I have both and each has excellent qualities.

If I had to choose only one I would have to say go for the 7D. It offers enough outstanding features that it makes up for the "lackings" in the 5D2. (by saying "lackings" I mean the slightly older AF system, 3.9 fps, slightly smaller viewfinder, etc... vs the 7D) I'm not saying the 5D2 is a bad camera at all because I love mine, I just find myself grabbing my 7D more often. Yes the FF images you get from the 5D2 are excellent but the speed and responsiveness of the 7D outweigh that most of the time for me.

You can get refurb 7D for as little as $1200.00 and used ones slightly less (I.E. eBay, Craigslist) and I am seeing more and more lightly used 5D2's for sale for as little as $1500.00. (I paid $1600.00 for mine with grip, 25K clicks)

As far as waiting, you have no idea exactly what Canon will offer so if you wait, you might find yourself not liking the specs. If you need a camera, buy what you can afford now and learn how to use it. I'm sure in the end, you won't regret either camera body! They are both excellent.

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