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Lenses / Re: used 300 f2.8 IS or new sigma 120-300 f2.8
« on: September 27, 2014, 09:59:43 PM »
Wow! Those are some sweet pix.  Thanks for sharing!

Lenses / Re: Do you keep all your boxes?
« on: September 21, 2014, 08:55:21 AM »
I have been keeping them for the past few years, primarilly to increase resale value.  GAS is expensive and every dollar counts!   ;D

EOS-M / Re: Good tripod for EOS M ?
« on: July 11, 2013, 12:01:54 PM »
+1 for the Joby GorillaPods.  They have a big line of them that can fit any need or budget.

+1 for BlackRapid

Canon General / Re: Adorama Rocks. Helen double ROCKS.
« on: July 10, 2013, 02:21:28 PM »
Brilliant photos!

Helen is a fantastic ambassador for Adorama.

+2 for a Merry Christmas sale! ;D

Really nice set of tutorials.  Looking forward to more.

Landscape / Re: My photo on the Bing home page today!
« on: July 06, 2013, 11:00:26 PM »
Beautiful capture!  Did they modify your photo to come up with the final version?  Looks like some PP work was done between the two.

Like the first better, but get the vision you had with the original.

Congrats on the exposure (pun already disclaimed in earlier post).

Cloudy over Philadeplhia area, so I am out of luck tonight.

Recommend longest lens you have and at least f16.  Experiment from there with exposure length.  Use remote trigger and solid tripod setup.  Live view will allow you to frame shot better.

Good luck!

Rent them both for your trip and make the decision afterwards, based on results.

I love my 50/1.4 for portrait shots, but everyone's tastes are different.  Renting is great option to eliminate buyers remorse, especially if you are looking at the 50L.

IMO, 100 or longer is tight for indoor.

Good luck.

Lenses / Re: Recommendations for a 180mm macro?
« on: April 30, 2013, 05:08:36 PM »
I have not used the Sigma, but did own the Canon 180L.  It is a tremendous lens with great IQ, but heavy to handhold for an extended period of time.  Ideal for tripod/studio work, but without IS/OS, it has its limitations in the wild.
I sold it and purchased the 100L, primarilly due to teh HIS feature.  Sure I need to get a bit closer to the subject, but overall, I am happy with the change.
I would push you toward the Canon because the L glass keeps great resell value.

Sports / Re: WNL Shamrock Rovers v Castlebar Celtic
« on: April 07, 2013, 05:56:17 PM »
Really nice pix.  Great framing of the play.

Lenses / Re: 600mm f/4l IS for $5k - good price?
« on: March 18, 2013, 08:21:39 PM »
If you pass on the deal, send it my way.  really good price for great glass.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D III or 1D IV for sports!
« on: February 16, 2013, 04:00:37 PM »
1D4 is a monstrous upgrade from the 7D.  There is a large quantity of them available in the used market, just be cautious of the shutter count.  Many are high usage from pros and serious amatuers that have move to the 1DX.

IMO, if a low mile body (<100k shutter) could be found in the $3k ~ $3.5k range, then well worth the money.

Lenses / Re: 300 f2.8 Ser 1 vs. Ser 2?
« on: January 07, 2013, 05:00:47 PM »
+1 on Neuro's comment/warning...price is way too good to be true (even for a 2.8 non-IS model)...

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