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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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Canon General / Re: new canon lens caps
« on: May 03, 2013, 07:40:15 AM »
Just got a set for myself as well... all 82 mm caps.
Cost me about 8 dollars in total (including shipping which actually was free). They are the same as the ones the OP have, but without the Canon brand.....

8 dollars vs 100 dollars.... Not a hard judgement to make, and yes, they are every bit as good, and who the hell gives a F about the Canon brand on them.

Just take note, they will take some time to get to you, but if  you're not in a massive hurry, then what's the rush? They are freaking lens caps.

yes yes the generics are just as good, but if your gonna spend $2000 on a lens whats another $13 for the original>> even more interesting the 67 & 72mm are made in taiwan and the 77 & 82mm are made in japan :o

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Canon General / Re: new canon lens caps
« on: May 03, 2013, 07:07:33 AM »
can i have ur old caps for free (but i pay the shipping :P) ?

sure, just send me $100 for the shipping> whats your address? ;)

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Canon General / Re: new canon lens caps
« on: May 03, 2013, 02:09:51 AM »
Where did you get the Canon E-82 II lens cap? I've been looking for the 82mm variant for ages but no online shop had them in stock...

tell me about it, i ended up ordering them from a local bricks/mortar shop but it took 4 months to get(82mm) ::)

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Canon General / Re: new canon lens caps
« on: May 03, 2013, 01:34:42 AM »
Upgrade cost you what - about $100?

yeh, about $100 USD/AUD.

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Canon General / new canon lens caps
« on: May 03, 2013, 12:52:30 AM »
 :D finally got'em :P

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