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EOS Bodies / Re: Where and how do you keep all your gears?
« on: November 26, 2011, 06:41:39 PM »
@neuro - thanks for the insight.  Already stored the advice about the backpack in the hard case away for future travels.  Not sure how he Karma thing works but that was a +1 for me.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Where and how do you keep all your gears?
« on: November 26, 2011, 04:49:33 PM »
With the Pelican/Storm cases, is there a real difference between the foam and the padded dividers?  Or is it more of a preference issue?


Right now, I am using a combination of backpacks and individual lens cases for storage.


Silica packs aplenty!!!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III - which lens will Canon put into the kit?
« on: November 24, 2011, 07:36:14 PM »
The official "Canon kit" will be the 24-105 combo purely for economics.  Dealer will always market other "kits" based on consumer needs.  IMO

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Lenses / Re: IQ reduction with higher shutter speeds?
« on: November 14, 2011, 07:21:18 PM »
Great article.  Shows how technology is eroding fundamentals.

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Lenses / Re: 400mm 2.8 L (non- IS)
« on: November 10, 2011, 10:38:01 AM »
Thought I would share some closure to this thread...

Checked out the lens in person (well worth the 3 hour drive) and did not like what I saw.  Cosmetic appearance aside, the glass had a sheen/fog to it that did not look right and it "felt" gritty wehn focusing.  Did the recommended "shake test", but did not hear anything.

Did not need ot go beyond the physical inspection to know this was (probably) not going to turn out well in the end.

When I do buy my fist "great white" super tele, I want it to feel right.

Thanks for all of the great advise and helping me avoid a (potentially) costly lesson.

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Lenses / Re: 400mm 2.8 L (non- IS)
« on: November 07, 2011, 11:29:41 AM »

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Lenses / Re: 400mm 2.8 L (non- IS)
« on: November 07, 2011, 07:06:25 AM »
Thanks gang for the experienced feedback that I was lacking.

I will run this thru all of the field tests recommended, as well as, shooting a whole lot of frames for IQ.

Great info and advice about all of the "age related" issues (filters, USM, repairs, etc) that I have thought about but just did not know enough about.  Sort of spells out the risk-reward equation a bit more for me.

The extra weight of this lens means that's will need to invest in some more new toys to get the most out of it without feeling like I just went to the gym every time I break it out.

Great help, please give me more, if you have any.

I am always skeptical of offers that appear too good to be true.  Caveat emptor is a timeless phrase for a reason.

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Lenses / 400mm 2.8 L (non- IS)
« on: November 06, 2011, 10:34:05 PM »
I have an opportunity to buy a 400mm 2.8 L (non-IS) for $1500 and wanted to get some feedback from some more experienced users.  It has cosmetic signs that is has been around the block a few times, but pretty well cared for according tot the seller.

I will probably be using a monopod for sports use and tripod for birds, so the lack of IS does not deeply concern me, especially for the price difference.

Thoughts and advice, please.

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United States / Re: EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 or EF 16-35 f/2.8L
« on: November 04, 2011, 11:00:03 PM »
Get the lenses best-suited to the body you have.

I am new to this forum but find myself checking in many times a day for advice like this.  I have been struggling with a WA lens decision and this cut right to the heart of the decision.  Thanks, Neuro!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Final shopping list for tomorrow..
« on: November 04, 2011, 09:26:44 PM »
Tremendous envy about your shopping trip tomorrow.  Best wishes for the fun you will have in the coming months with your new gear!

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