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Deal like this make me sad and make Canon Australia look like an absolute joke.

+1000

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: My new camera!
« on: June 20, 2013, 05:40:04 AM »
canons first pro digital camera, aps-h(1.3crop), panasonic ccd, 4 megapixels, 1/16000 shutter, 1/500 sync speed, the camera that made canon what it is today :'(

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Lenses / Re: 85L v 85LII
« on: June 09, 2013, 07:35:29 AM »
The MkII focuses slowly. The original focuses much more sloooowwwwwly.


thats funny... ;D

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Canon General / Re: my landscape kit
« on: June 09, 2013, 05:16:34 AM »
Hi nda.
First I confess I don't do much landscape, certainly not a primary for me though I do like to capture a good scene when possible.
When I do landscape I am always wanting a wider lens than my 17mm on 7D, equivalent to 27.2mm FF. As you have this as your special landscape kit how do you cope with 28mm when landscape is about the only thing you cannot take a step back to compensate for lack of width?
Not criticising, just curious!  :)
Cheers Graham.

hi valvebounce(greatname),
i used to carry my 16-35, 24-70 and 70-200 and found 95% of my landscape pics were between 30-200mm range so instead of lugging all that gear around and i hate heavy gear! i just use this wonderful lens, at f/8 and beyond it's super sharp, now sometimes if i know the location and i will generally scout the location before hand i will bring my 16-35 just in case :P

When I do landscape I am always wanting a wider lens than my 17mm on 7D, equivalent to 27.2mm FF. As you have this as your special landscape kit how do you cope with 28mm when landscape is about the only thing you cannot take a step back to compensate for lack of width?
As someone who shot a hell of a lot at 11mm on APS-C (so, 18mm on full-frame), going wider has its drawbacks. You tend to want to include too much and come up with weak compositions. Sure, there are times it is the only option for a dramatic shot, but, on my last trip, I found myself shooting in the 17-30mm range a lot more than 11-16. Heck, my 3rd and 4th best shots were at 85mm and 200mm.

Doesn't say where he shoots, but, if I was anywhere near mountains, that 28-300 combo would be perfect for variety.  Plus, you can always stitch together a few shots at 28mm to create 20mm. Big advantage to no lens changes as well, if you are in the rain, wind, snow, dust, etc.



+1


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Lenses / 85L v 85LII
« on: June 09, 2013, 04:40:11 AM »
the time has come to purchase this bad boy> but i have noticed that the original(version I) is just as good and cheaper or am i just dreaming and version II is much better> any one with experience with both glass care to share there thoughts> pros, cons, etc...

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Canon General / Re: Canon service center
« on: June 08, 2013, 07:56:56 PM »
I do some contracting work at Melbourne Airport, in the industry baggage handlers are know as THROWER/CHUCKER/BAG SMASHER!!! :o

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Canon General / my landscape kit
« on: June 02, 2013, 05:41:29 AM »
i've been stuffing around for years trying to find the right comb for landscape adventures, not to heavy but still able to carry my best gear what to bring? what not to bring? always a compromise with weight and gear> sooo i've settling on this combo>>> :)

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Lenses / Re: Best fisheye for canon.
« on: May 17, 2013, 12:18:02 PM »
i have the canon 15mm fisheye picked it up used on ebay for $650 a couple of weeks ago. i have used the 8-15L my photo buddy has one and i was going to get one my self but, i couldn't part with the price of entry for the L zoom just to expensive for a specialized lens for occasional use so i went for the alternative, wonderful lens, sharp at f/2.8, fun to use and reasonably cheap, recommended ;)

So....can you borrow your bud's Zoom and give us a side-by-side at 15mm f/4 with a 100% crop for comparison???!!!!???!!!!????   :P
Actually ...I don't really need it...I am very happy with my Canon 15mm f/2.8..paid same price as you..bought it new just as the 8-15mm zoom hit the market.  Its a cool lens, and perfect for "my" needs!!!!!

everybody body wants to pixel peep, yes the L is better at f/4 but not at f/2.8 :P it's a better lens all round but only slightly better for double the price its not twice as good, it's my only non L lens but as infared said "it's a cool lens" I concur.

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Lenses / Re: Best fisheye for canon.
« on: May 17, 2013, 07:23:23 AM »
i have the canon 15mm fisheye picked it up used on ebay for $650 a couple of weeks ago. i have used the 8-15L my photo buddy has one and i was going to get one my self but, i couldn't part with the price of entry for the L zoom just to expensive for a specialized lens for occasional use so i went for the alternative, wonderful lens, sharp at f/2.8, fun to use and reasonably cheap, recommended ;)

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Canon General / Re: new canon lens caps
« on: May 10, 2013, 12:58:34 PM »
:D finally got'em :P

now that you have had the new lens caps for a while, what are the advantages?  disadvantages?

no disadvantages, the advantage is getting the cap on/off with lens hood attached(center pinch), they are also much better build quality than the old caps, better mechanism, thicker and the moving parts that attach to the lens have more surface area(about 1/2 of the cap attaches to the lens, the old caps about 1/5).

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Canon General / Re: new canon lens caps
« on: May 10, 2013, 01:03:16 AM »
it might be a good thread to start: take a photo of all your best equipment on the worst background with the worst camera you can find in the worst lighting possible. That's always the problem, isn't it? If you want to take a photo of all your good stuff then you've got nothing good to shoot it with... I'll do that when I get home.

well done me  ;D

ok, this is the worst background i could find with my best gear taken with my worst camera(nokia E63) :P

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imho the LEE filter system is the best, i use the 82mm wide angle adopter ring for the 16-35II then you can add any filter you want, nd, nd grads, the big stopper, polariser etc.

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Canon General / Re: new canon lens caps
« on: May 07, 2013, 06:00:38 AM »
Hi nda, what is the need behind upgrading, is it aesthetics, ergonomics or mechanics, eg like body, rear lens caps, where early ones are said to create more dust?
Cheers, Graham.


mainly ergonomics, i recently got the 70-200II which came with the new type lens cap> so much easier to use than the old type, some of my old sigma lenses had similar designs years ago and always thought the canon caps should be the same so when canon upgrade i replace them all, first world problem and..."it is a slow year for bodies" ;)

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Lenses / Re: Poll: Most Wanted New Lenses of 2013.
« on: May 07, 2013, 05:43:23 AM »
15mm f/2.8 Fisheye II (non-L) :o

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Reviews / Re: Review - The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS
« on: May 05, 2013, 12:18:11 PM »
fantastic lens, fast af, light & compact, wonderful is, and sharp, what more can u ask for! oh the zoom and focus rings are reversed which takes a little getting used too and it could be faster but its near perfection, sold my 70-200f4is for it, couldn't be happier and it's a killer on my 1d4(91-390mm) ;)

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