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I just took a trip to Ireland.  I carried on all my camera/lens gear, but also carried on my travel ball head (a RRS BH-30).  I then place my RRS CF tripod in my check through suitcase.  I wrapped the tripod with several layers of my clothes and place it in the center of the suitcase with the rest of my clothes around, beneath and on top of it.  I was a bit worried, but had no problems.  Just my recent travel experience….

EOS Bodies / Re: Stay with Canon?
« on: July 10, 2013, 03:51:36 PM »
neuro Rocks!!!!

Lenses / Re: 24mm options...
« on: June 26, 2013, 08:56:21 AM »
This is a great thread!….I’m somewhat in the same boat.  I have a 24L,…purchased this for star and night work (on a FF body) but have not used it much.  I considered selling it to pick up the new 24-70II for more versatility and to maintain sharpness and good IQ.

Reviews / Re: Horrible experience with Adorama camera
« on: June 06, 2013, 01:41:25 PM »
I have used Adorama for 8-9 years,.....never had an issue,...never.  They have always been very good to me.

RRS stuff is simply awesome!

Hey cszy67,
I was in your same shoes as I did this a year ago.  And, I’m doing it again in a month.  In both of my situations, the couples are very much of the understanding that I am not a wedding photographer and simply are asking for a favor.  These are very small weddings/small gatherings, and simply do not have the funds for a wedding photographer.  If I’m not there, then nobody will be there type situation.  The next one I am doing will be shooting with a relative, and I think we will be just fine.  I think it is very important that the bride and groom understand your background/abilities upfront.  Many times, nice looking camera equipment is thought to equate to nice looking photos.  As we all know,..it does not,…it takes skill and experience.  I absolutely make sure they clearly understand that.  I would take home all the good advice on this forum,…..great stuff and advice.  More importantly though, have fun!

Software & Accessories / Re: Nik Software worth it?
« on: April 07, 2013, 03:39:59 PM »
I love Nik plug ins,...but I have to say that now that google has it, Nik support is terrible.  No updates, no customer log-in, I am now locked out of Sharpener this week and product codes do not work! Awful !

Lenses / Re: canon 24L 1.4 ii lemon
« on: April 02, 2013, 10:12:12 AM »
Mine appears to be fine....was a bit nervous after the rumors about this lens.... :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
« on: April 01, 2013, 05:05:49 PM »
Looking at this camera is really wiggin my brain out....

EOS Bodies / Re: on the verge of buying, just need some final moral support
« on: February 04, 2013, 02:59:01 PM »
Jimmy!, I just went to FF after a couple nice crop bodies.  It was also a lot of funds for me...lost a bit of sleep and had some buyers remorse,...until I looked at some of its images.  There is just something about a FF image!  I have no regrets,..have fun!

Funny thread!,...I really like mine,..AE-Program! My first SLR! I was 13 years old. I still have it and it still works.

Lenses / Re: Lens Help..EF 28mm f1.8 any good?
« on: January 30, 2013, 03:16:04 PM »
thanks everyone! great info to think about, thanks for your help!

Lenses / Re: Lens suggestions requested
« on: January 30, 2013, 03:15:12 PM »
+1 on the 70-200 f2.8 IS II! it is a beast but the IQ is awesome!

Lenses / Lens Help..EF 28mm f1.8 any good?
« on: January 29, 2013, 01:03:57 PM »
Hello,…always looking for people’s opinions, especially when it comes to buying new gear.
For a long time I have had an itch to pick up a Canon 24mm f1.4L II for my FF, but it is a pricey one.  I would like to do some static star shots and trails also, as well as have a nice fast wide prime for indoor and landscape.  Until the funds materialize,does anyone have any positive experiences with the 28mm f1.8?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D to 5D Mk III - Pull the trigger?
« on: January 26, 2013, 08:27:32 AM »
I have been shooting with the 7D since late 2010. In October 2012 I bought the 5D MK III.
I will sell my 7D but......buy (if specs are ok for me) the 7D MK II. Why? I need the 8fps and crop 1.6 for sports and BIF. I do not have the budget for long focal length primes. So shooting sports with my 5D MK III and my 70-200 f/2.8 MK II does not give me enough great close-up shots.

But buying a 5D MK III was one of my best purchases. I love this camera for; build quality, quality IQ, ISO, AF and silent shutter

For me (with a relatively tight budget), the combo 7D and 5D MK III is the best
Agreed! +1

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