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Lenses / Re: Looking for advice.
« on: April 04, 2012, 04:43:04 PM »
thought about getting both primes?  Second hand copies might be within your budget...
The 50/f1.4 is a great lens and would figure a 20%-30% keeper rate is pretty frustrating.  I love mine!

Site Information / Re: Canon Rumors Site Information
« on: April 01, 2012, 01:21:56 PM »
Glad to see CR continue to evolve as one of the top forums out there.  Karma, reputation or whatever it is called next helps, but after a while it all becomes a blur and loses it original purpose.

Every one can identify positive contributors and those that are not.

Glad CR is doing everything possible to maintain civility.


I have the BR strap w/ Kirk clamp setup and it is not cumbersome, bukly or unsightly, at all.  Solid connection that is quick and flexible from body plate to (tripod) lens plate.

Lenses / Re: Best lens/TC setup for football game
« on: March 29, 2012, 01:20:59 PM »
The 100-400 is a great combo with a 7D.  You mentioned renting a lens, but why not rent the 7D as well?

Will deliver better results with higher fps, faster AF and 1.6x reach.

Of course, just someone else spending your money.  ;D


Software & Accessories / Re: Monopod ball head style
« on: March 27, 2012, 08:24:37 PM »
I have used the manfrotto 234 tilt head for years and it has been great.  As you mentioned, keeping two hands on the camera are key, so any head requiring one of your hands to control/manipulate is counter productive.

If I want to rotate or switch orientation, I loose the tripod collar rathere than using the tilt feature of the head.


Canon General / Re: eBay scam?
« on: March 24, 2012, 06:00:35 PM »
Right on there!  If was direct thru eBay, then would not be as conmcerned, but the "e-mail me your eBay user name" was a bright red flag.
Reported the listing to eBay.

I am a huge fan of the BlackRapid strap, but hear good things about Sun Sniper.
They both attach to the tripod mount and the camera hangs inverted.  Very ergonomic.

EOS Bodies / Re: please help...5D Mark II or 7D ??
« on: March 22, 2012, 05:28:06 PM »
Great point about the built in flash on the 7D.  5D2 would be a transition for the OP from the Rebel.

EOS Bodies / Re: please help...5D Mark II or 7D ??
« on: March 22, 2012, 04:27:37 PM »
Sounds like your shooting interest are better served by a FF purchase over crop.
I have had a 7D for about 2 years now and the love affair is still going strong.  fantastic for sports, wildlife, and fast moving kids.  I recently bought a 5D2 as my entry point into FF and it is a beautiful solution for everything else where speed (AF and fps) and reach (crop sensor) are not my primary considerations.
Neither one is a bad decision, just depends on how you want to apply the tool to the situation.

Lenses / Re: Macro Lense-If money were no object.
« on: March 20, 2012, 12:23:44 PM »
Agree about upgrade to L glass, add twin light flash and macro rail system. Then if still have the itch, go for the MPE.

Canon General / Re: eBay scam?
« on: March 20, 2012, 11:55:05 AM »
That is a great experience and a classic example of the benefit of CL over eBay.

99.99% positive it was a scam, but wanted a reality check since I do not "eBay" much.

Canon General / eBay scam?
« on: March 19, 2012, 07:44:47 PM »
I do not use eBay often, but occasionally troll there for equipment "deals", so this really struck me as odd:
"EF 400mm 2.8L IS USM NEW IN BOX" with a starting price of $4.13.  In the body of the add the seller claims that the BUYITNOW price is $1,300.00 but I need to contact him at his gmail account.  curiosity prompted me to send an e-mail.  The response was even more bizarre: :o
"The buy it now price of this item is US $1,299.00, free shipping.We offer 30 days to return it if by any reason you are not satisfied with it.In order to start this transaction we need your ebay username,full name and shipping address...You will get an ebay invoice with the new buy it now price...The item will be shipped only to the payment address."
I may not be the brightest bulb on the tree, but this looks like a pretty amatuer scam to me. ::)
Reality check, please.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: When/How to sell your 5D Mark II?
« on: March 05, 2012, 12:24:59 PM »
Great analysis !  +1
Looking to pick up 5dii in the near future, as I am a hobbyist and not a pro/paid shooter.  The extra ~$1800 can go into lenses purchases over the next year.

Lenses / Re: Canon 135mm f2 mk2?
« on: February 15, 2012, 10:05:12 AM »
Here is a Roadmap that was previously shared:
I received what appears to be some kind of lens roadmap. I only ever remember seeing a communication like this one once in the past.  There are definitely some interesting concepts listed. Take all of this with the grain of salt.
  • EF 50 1.8 IS, status “prototype”, has tag “spring 2013″
  • EF 50 2.5 macro was tagged with “to be replaced”
  • EF 200 2.8 L IS macro is tagged with “testing”, “patents pending”, and “autumn 2013″
  • EF 24-70 2.8 L II tagged “final”, “winter 2011″
  • EF 100-400 4-5.6 L IS tagged “final”, “autumn 2012″
  • EF 35 1.4 L II tagged “prototype”, “winter 2012″
  • EF 60 L IS lens tagged “prototype”
Some odd duck EF-S zooms
  • EF-S 20-65 IS
  • EF-S 45-105 IS status “development”
  • EF-S 55-70 IS “testing”
  • EF-S 70-400 IS “prototype”
The one that seems the most interesting above is the EF 50 f/1.8 IS. That could become a replacement to the 50 f/1.4 and put some separation between it and the 50 f/1.2L. *****************   Dan

Lenses / Re: Macro Lens recommendation
« on: February 10, 2012, 05:49:17 PM »
For an "all around" Macro, the 100 or 100L would be your best bet, depending on your budget.  I have seen owners rave about its IQ and its cross-over use as a portratit lens.
I have the 180L for my purposes and love it, but it is definltely not an "all around" lens.

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