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6 batteries (LPE6).
4 3rd party...
0 difference for me
0 problems in years
lots of $$$ saved (and spent on pistachios) 
..actually I used 3rd party batteries back when I used Oly, Nikon, and now that I use Canon and never in many years I have had a problem.
In fact most of the time these batteries worked just as well if not better than the "oem" ones.

Lenses / Re: Dust Donut - Add Weather Sealing to Any Lens
« on: January 18, 2013, 10:57:15 AM »
haha.. maybe he realized that some pool light, or other rubber gasket fits a lens and now renamed it to DD and sell it for 25(?) :))
I think the problem is in the sensational tone of the ad.

"Now Photographers everywhere can take full advantage of Canon's non Weather Resistant lenses and even the more affordable third party lenses while still benefiting from the increased durability of a Dust and Moisture resistant Camera/Lens combination!"

"just use your lens as usual but with the added peace of mind that both of your investments are protected against Dust and Moisture."

It won't make a non weather sealed lens invincible and people will risk damaging their cams and lenses.
I wonder what kind of warranty it comes with. Claiming that it provides the same protection as sealed L lens and making a non weather sealed lens a sealed one comes with responsibility...

Lenses / Re: How many times did you return (L) lenses to get a good copy?
« on: January 11, 2013, 03:06:08 AM »
Might also have to do with the body it's used with. 
I'm sure everyone here know this by heart but for those who missed it its a useful read.

"By the way – for those of you who are screaming “for $2,000 my zoom lens should be perfect” let me introduce a bit of perspective. A nice, cinema quality (read the best it can possibly be) prime lens runs anywhere from $8,000 to $25,000, while a top quality cinema zoom runs from $25,000 to $70,000. And even at that price a technician will need to spend an hour or so adjusting the lens to the camera that’s using it to get the absolute best results. The best SLR lenses don’t even approach the quality (or quality control) of an entry level cinema lens. Not to mention you probably don’t have a full-time camera tech."

I know (mostly) it's easier to replace the lens however I was wondering if anyone tried the same lens with another  (same model) body and found that the lens was good on that one and replaced the body instead.. :).

Street & City / Re: Your best street shots of any kind.
« on: January 08, 2013, 09:57:33 PM »
not exactly "about" the street... ;)

maybe this old one from the film era..

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: January 08, 2013, 09:34:28 PM »
a few old ones..

PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces The PowerShot N
« on: January 07, 2013, 11:06:53 AM »
First I laughed hysterically unbelieving....Then I cried a bit inside....then kicked this lame half assed product line to the curbs of my mind and went to get an expresso. Life is good.


Lenses / Re: Don't want to make a rookie mistake
« on: January 06, 2013, 05:44:32 PM »
EF200mm 2.8L II
often overlooked.. yet an awesome lens...

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 06, 2013, 01:39:15 PM »
Just try a different approach to your photography and see what happens.

The op has stated this different approach: Carry less weight & size and have more fun, it seems to me that would also exclude juggling multiple primes even if that'd cut some weight, too.

Selling the gear of course comes at a loss of functionality and money, but if the result is more fun with photography it should be worth it - the op should have bought mid-range gear in the first place, see how his usage patterns and skills develop and then step up instead of being talked into buying "the best" (= most expensive & heavy) pro-oriented gear right away.



1. what do I shoot?
2. what's the minimum gear I need for that?
3. if I'm awesome at it and my skill hits the ceiling I UPgrade...

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Cannot Keep Screwing It's Customers Over
« on: January 03, 2013, 04:05:47 PM »
You can't give them away?

Believe it or not, it's tough to give away old stuff.  We had two mass specs that even two local universities didn't want.

why not to list it on evilbay for $0.01+shipping? pretty sure it will be gone on the 7th day.

but back to the thread... no wait, that was enough for the day I rather go back to shoot/edit ;)

All the best.

Freelancer posted a link about the new 24-70 4IS and while I couldn't care less about that lens I found the lv solution interesting.

I used an Asus Transformer before but a larger android like my tbolt would be good enough so I might look into that one too...

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Cannot Keep Screwing It's Customers Over
« on: January 03, 2013, 03:19:02 PM »
You can't give them away?

Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: January 02, 2013, 06:29:45 PM »
finished this series last night...

Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: January 02, 2013, 04:08:48 PM »

Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: December 31, 2012, 06:21:43 PM »

Like this and the girl with the freckles the most.

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