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Canon General / Re: When do you know you have enough camera gear?
« on: April 27, 2014, 02:34:40 PM »
I thought I have enough cameras and lenses to shoot most situation. Last week, I even talked myself out of buying the Canon 600mm f4 IS II. It should be a happy moment for not spending $10K on a single lens that doesn't get use often right?

Well....it's not that easy. I saw this photo, posted by Neuro: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=9791.120

I'm now heading to flash photography. I'm not sure what will come after flash?

Wish me luck guys ;)

Quick update guys, just closed the deal on these items:

1. Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT, QTY: 3
2. Canon ST-E3-RT Transmitter, QTY:1

All brand new, US model, receipt included for Canon 1yr warranty, from authorized dealer. $1650 out the door.

Next steps: umbrellas, soft boxes, and stands......

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The 24-70 2.8 II and the 70-200 2.8 II are my most used lenses.  Can't say enough about them.  A 14-24 2.8L would nicely fill in that bottom end though.   ;)

+1...except. 16-35 III f2.8 IS with regular screw on filter ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 27, 2014, 01:40:48 PM »
More egrets

Wonderfull shots Scott,

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Canon General / Re: When do you know you have enough camera gear?
« on: April 27, 2014, 12:41:26 PM »
Wouldn't know - it has never happened to me :(

BTW, welcome to flash photography - I have five studio strobes (and a 580 II inc external battery pack) with  umbrellas, snoots, gels, softboxes of various sizes and shapes/grids, beauty dish and reflectors/diffusers - and one assistant.

Next, I thinks I need a more powerful strobe with external power pack for location shoots.

Happy shooting.

Thanks Menace ;)

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Canon General / Re: When do you know you have enough camera gear?
« on: April 27, 2014, 12:40:55 PM »
When you find gear at the bottom of your bag that you never knew you had......

The only lens in my bag doesn't get use much is 16-35 II, otherwise, I use most of my lenses every weekends.

Still missing macro, super telephoto, and underwater stuff....but those, I don't use it much or at all ;)

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Canon General / Re: When do you know you have enough camera gear?
« on: April 27, 2014, 12:33:17 PM »

BUT, Our love Hobby Photography are a lot better than Play Golf, like my dear friend , he just spend money to buy the Hand made driver, that the PRO make perfect fit to his hand, and his body weight, His Height, and cost him 3-4,000 US Dollars ( Gold Plate Shaft that make  no rust and will make perfect hit in every times)---But He still can not play a good games after he get that Sh-T.---Ha, Ha, Ha, Now He tell me that he will buy the special golf balls that  can cheat the wind, and fly super straight as far as 1 miles.

But, We just have FUN the thing that we buy yesterday---No matter WHAT
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Have a great weekend, Sir.
Surapon
 :D

LOL..... ;D

Back in 2001 before I got married, I golf 3-4 a week at least. Yes, I admitted, I was addicted to golf. During that time, I upgraded my driver, fairway woods, irons yearly. The only club in my golf bag didn't get upgrade is Scotty Cameron, Studio Design, Newport2 putter. I LOVE THIS PUTTER. I still have this putter with me today.

Just like your  "dear friend", all my golf shafts & club heads were customized. It helps to fit with my nature golf swing, loft & angle, club-head-speed, length etc... 

I'm now married with 2 kids, I have reduced my golf from 3-4 times a week to 2-3 times a year - I'm still shoot in the low 80 on 72par courses ;)

I agree with you, life is too short. We only live one - let's enjoy life through photography, golf, bottle of red wine, Costo steak & lobster tail...the list goes on.

Oops....almost forgot, let enjoy the BIG L WHITE too ;D

Have a great weekend surapon


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Canon General / Re: When do you know you have enough camera gear?
« on: April 27, 2014, 02:11:23 AM »
Have.

Enough.

Camera.

Gear.

I understand each of those words independently, but when you put them together, in that order, it just sounds like nonsense. 

 ;D

LOL... ;D

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Canon General / Re: When do you know you have enough camera gear?
« on: April 27, 2014, 01:44:26 AM »
One hint is when you start asking if a 200-400 + TC is better than a 600mm lens ;)

Even though I took both lenses out of my "want" list, I still end-up with these accessories to support my tiny 400mm f2.8 IS II ;)

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Lenses / Re: EF 400L f/5.6 vs. Tamron 150-600
« on: April 26, 2014, 07:54:36 PM »
Since you on budget my vote is tammy. Longer reach and flexible zoom.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« on: April 26, 2014, 06:01:56 PM »
if money is the issue why not look at the tamron 150-600?

I mean thats why I picked it up as its a bargain and for my usage its perfect. ie just getting into supertele shooting
and birding.

If I were shooting long stuff all the time or professionally I would opt for the 200-400 though, eventually I can see myself stepping up to this lens but until that time I think the Tamron suits my limited needs perfectly for now.

"Not enough time in the day" is my issue. Still very busy with kids in the weekend,plus works. Maybe when the kids off to college ;D

We just got back from Spring Break, school festival - shooting with 5D III + 70-200 f2.8 IS II + 1.4x TC III = AWESOME ;)

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Canon General / When do you know you have enough camera gear?
« on: April 26, 2014, 05:52:41 PM »
I thought I have enough cameras and lenses to shoot most situation. Last week, I even talked myself out of buying the Canon 600mm f4 IS II. It should be a happy moment for not spending $10K on a single lens that doesn't get use often right?

Well....it's not that easy. I saw this photo, posted by Neuro: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=9791.120

I'm now heading to flash photography. I'm not sure what will come after flash?

Wish me luck guys ;)

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I saw it last night, when instock showing 17 on hand. I added 4 units to basket, but for some reasons, I'm not comfortable with refur...items :-\

Came back 30mins later, 2 left and now SOLD OUT

Waiting for some decent deals, NEW. I set my price, $450(QTY:3-4 units)
There's nothing wrong with refurbished especially when its coming from the manufacturer. Refurbished can either be items that weren't working but was repaired to spec and quality or it was items returned at stores. Items returned at store can not be resold as new. And they can be from not working or customers just simply don't want it anymore. So retailers ship it back to Canon. They check it, replace the case if anything and re-box it and sells as refurbished.

Refurbs are preferred to some people because its been checked to make sure its working properly and cleaned by a Canon tech and by a human being. With it being brand new, its never been used and no one physically checks it once it rolls off the line.

You also get a 1 year warranty.

That is #1 reason I added 4 units to basket(and the low price of course). Let see $373 Vs $549 ::) ::) ::) ::) Next time ;)

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Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« on: April 26, 2014, 04:58:50 PM »
Hi guys,
Between the Canon 600mm f4 II and Canon 200-400mm w/ 1.4x TC, which one would you prefer? and Why?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/973129-REG/canon_5176b002_ef_200_400mm_f_4l_is.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/754508-REG/Canon_5125B002_EF_600mm_f_4L_IS.html

Thanks
Dylan

Couple CR buddies asked me about pulling trigger on 600mmish lens ;)

I have decided not to get the 600mmish for at this moment. Maybe when the kids grow up and I have more time for wildlife. It just too much money for one lens that I might not use often.

My 400mm f2.8 IS II + 1.4x III TC will be my telephoto lens for now.

Dylan

Why don't you use the 2x TC? Too much loss of IQ?

I haven't try it yet. I expect similar result as 300mm f2.8 IS II with x2 TC III. With 1.4x TC III, the IQ is still wonderfull.

Primary reason I bought this lens is be able to shoot indoor @ f2.8. I use my 400mm very often for indoor swimming and ballet.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« on: April 26, 2014, 12:06:40 PM »
Hi guys,
Between the Canon 600mm f4 II and Canon 200-400mm w/ 1.4x TC, which one would you prefer? and Why?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/973129-REG/canon_5176b002_ef_200_400mm_f_4l_is.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/754508-REG/Canon_5125B002_EF_600mm_f_4L_IS.html

Thanks
Dylan

Couple CR buddies asked me about pulling trigger on 600mmish lens ;)

I have decided not to get the 600mmish for at this moment. Maybe when the kids grow up and I have more time for wildlife. It just too much money for one lens that I might not use often.

My 400mm f2.8 IS II + 1.4x III TC will be my telephoto lens for now.

Dylan

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Lenses / Re: A lightwight wildlife lens
« on: April 26, 2014, 11:04:49 AM »
Canon 200mm L f2.8 II, similar to 135L in term of weight & size. This lens is sharp and the price is great.

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=9521.0

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