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EOS Bodies / Re: Ebay or Adorama Used?
« on: January 01, 2012, 03:18:56 PM »
Assuming tha the OP is talking about buying and not selling ::) , a reputable reseller/dealer (with standard consumer protections) versus an anonymous person (caveat emptor) seems like an obvious choice. 


That being said, if you can inspect the equipment and do a F2F transaction, then you can really get some good deals.


Dan.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 10-22 vs Canon 17-40
« on: December 23, 2011, 06:51:14 PM »
Another vote for the 10-22!!!


Follwed the solid advice from same posters above and am very pleases with the decision.  Will retain value and fits the set-up I currently own.


You can get some really cool shots with the wider end of this lens.  Circus fun house mirror type of stuff.  Great with the kids and pets.

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Merry Christmas to YOU!  Nice!

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EOS Bodies / Re: What do you do with old bodies?
« on: December 21, 2011, 10:27:34 PM »
I traded in my Rebel XTi (plus grip) when I bought my 7D and am kicking myself for doing that.  Would have loved to keep it as an "every day" casual second body for around the house shots.


Really did not get that much for it and would not do that again.  Second body, no matter what, wold be very convenient.

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I got a 180L Macro for $910 a few weeks ago.  Was in great shape and am VERY happy with that one.

Same:

Exc cond used 180mmL $899
70-200f2.8mk.II $1974 New
24-105f4L $899  New (kit version though)  Got it 3-4 months back before the current great sale prices

Same here on 70-200mm f2.8 IS II for $1974 (NEW) from B&H

I also was ablt to get the 70-200 Mk2 at Adorama for $1974...sold Mk1 thru CL for $1200, so upgrade only cost me $774...

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I got a 180L Macro for $910 a few weeks ago.  Was in great shape and am VERY happy with that one.

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Lenses / Re: All round lenses
« on: December 19, 2011, 04:12:16 PM »
+1 to Michael for the filter recommendation.  get a circluar polarizing filter to really make the landscapes POP !

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Lenses / Re: All round lenses
« on: December 19, 2011, 12:02:30 PM »
for the teleconverters, the aperature is not doubled, like the focal length is.  the aperature is decreased 1 stop for the 1.4X (f4.0 becomes f5.6) and 2 stops for the 2x (f4.0 becomes f8.0).  so, i guess it is doubled in this case.
 
another thing to consider about using TC's is that once the aperature goes beyond f5.6, the autofocus on (most/all) APS-C bodies will not function.  all manual focus.

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Site Information / Re: Applaud or smite?
« on: December 17, 2011, 12:07:38 AM »
@Meh - keep your positive outlook and thin skin.  Don't let others negativity bring you down!!!!!!

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Site Information / Re: Applaud or smite?
« on: December 16, 2011, 03:08:15 PM »
I am fairly new to this forum (< 60 days) and did not understand the feature until recently.
 
I think it is a great feedback device for the site, but like everything, if abused or not used as intended, the outcome is worse that not having it there at all.
 
I have smited a few times when I felt that the post was mailcious or ill spirited.  The threads will inevitably wander off topic, from time to time, but that is also the nature of a forum and open exchange of ideas.  I subscribe to the philosophy that honest disagreement is healthy and should not be the sole reason to smite.
 
I have applauded numerous times when I felt that the post was valuable to me, for whatever reason (humor, insight, knoweledge, etc.) or contibuted to the discussion in a meaningful way.
 
Unfortunately, there are miserable people out there who have nothing better than to share  their misery with others.
 
Hopefully I will not get too many smites for these "feelings".
 
Dan.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A little humor - Canon vs Nikon video
« on: December 13, 2011, 06:36:58 PM »
@Bridge......get a sense of humor.  :P   That was pretty creative and entertaining!

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Lenses / Re: Upgraded to a 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II
« on: December 07, 2011, 10:16:15 AM »
Looking for some advice/guidance here...
 
I just took advantage of the great pricing on the Mark II version (thanks for the great feedback on how much better the new lens is) and I am now questioning the practical need for my 100-400L lens.
 
With a 2x TC, I can get the same coverage and aperature and save a lot of room in my bag.
 
I realize from other posts that the IQ may be slightly less with the combo than the naitve 100-400, but I question myself on the thought of parting with the lens.
 
You all have much more experience than I do and look forward to some advice/guidance.
 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Advice On 7D Purchase
« on: December 04, 2011, 10:32:12 PM »
Definitely keep he XSi as a back-up or second body with alternate lens combo.


Sold mine when I bought 7D and regret it.

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Lenses / Re: Is the cost for canons teleconverters too high?
« on: December 03, 2011, 11:30:41 PM »
VALUE is what matters to most to me when I invest in my gear.


Are they higher priced than other TC's...obviously.  However, IMO, they also provide significantly higher results than other TC's. 


Every decision is a trade off.  Make a decision based on the VALUE you personally are willing to settle for and go from there.

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Great catch WildBill...just saw that myself.  No timeframe specified on the "special"...just ordered mine and will sell my mark I lens somewhere to offset the investment in this beauty of a lens!

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