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Software & Accessories / Re: Really Right Stuff B2-FABN: Mini-Clamp
« on: October 31, 2013, 04:48:28 PM »
hey thanks,...I have used a lot of RRS products, and have always been happy/impresssed with the quality of their stuff,.. will have to give this a try...

Software & Accessories / Really Right Stuff B2-FABN: Mini-Clamp
« on: October 30, 2013, 09:49:57 AM »
Hey, just wondering if anyone has any opinions/experiences with using the RRS B2-FABN: Mini-Clamp?
This looks like a great idea/option as I like to use a neck strap, but not when I’m using a tripod..

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Spec List Surfaces [CR1]
« on: October 28, 2013, 10:53:16 AM »
I really liked the 7D, it's a fantastic camera for it's day except for the very poor quality sensor. It was noisy at low ISO's and it lacked the micro contrast and sharpness of it's full frame brothers of the similar era. Every other part of the camera was excellent. It's handling and UI were a big step forwards for Canon. Certainly better than the XXD which pre-dated it. If there wasn't a 7D then I doubt the 5DIII or 1DX would have been quite as stunning.

I'll probably get one to accompany my 5DIII's and offer me that extra reach which a 1.6x crop does so well. Pop a 400mm f2.8 on it and it's a very useful 650mm.
I liked the 7D also, except for that sensor...

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rumor: Nikon Digital FM2 - Retro look
« on: October 21, 2013, 09:25:01 AM »
This is a very interesting/nice development ... I really wanted Canon/Nikon to come up with a full frame DSLR coz I'd feel a lot more comfortable in investing in Nikon gear than Sony ... if Canon does not announce something similar I'll happily buy the Nikon FF mirrorless ... but if Canon announces one before the Nikon is available for purchase I'll wait for Canon ... and I don't really care if its a retro design or not as long as it is relatively small size with small prime lenses ... putting zoom lenses or bigger lenses on mirror less cameras defeats the purpose of "small form factor".

I'd really love a digital AE-1.  I don't really care much if it's mirrorless or dslr.  As long as it has the look, IQ and competitive price, it'll be one thing to consider.  :)  It's like somebody revived Elvis.   ;D
Hilarious! I have an AE-1 Program that I used for years and would love to see that happen.  I would love to see Canon do a retro body/rangefinder style with a full frame sensor and a EF mount for my glass collection

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Canon ST-E3-RT help/question
« on: October 10, 2013, 11:36:53 AM »
So, I have a Canon 600EX-RT and a Canon ST-E3-RT.  I have to say these are great and have had a lot of fun getting into off camera flash.  But,…I would like to expand to 2 or 3 more flashes.  Does the ST-E3-RT work with any Yongnuo flashes or does anyone think this may come around in the near future,..or am I going to have to get more 600s (ouch,..$$$!)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: NEW TOY :)
« on: October 01, 2013, 05:39:45 PM »
Nice gift! Very nice of your wife! Happy anniversary!  Would love to get one of those cameras, have fun with it!

The past couple weeks I have had a definite itch for this camera.  Always liked the look of the rangefinder and it would be a fun camera to shoot with.  Dylan777, you are right!,  Love the nostalgic look. FF would be even better! I can’t afford a Leica,..maybe to new M will be a rangefinder style?,……probably not….

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: 10 Signs You're a Photo Geek
« on: September 15, 2013, 11:28:25 AM »
Wow!,..this really made me laugh!  My girlfriend pointed out that I have all the signs and that I need help!

Lenses / Re: Lens selection for trip to Ireland
« on: August 15, 2013, 06:41:49 PM »


I just made a trip to Ireland this past winter.  I have to say, I made a post for some advice, and the people here on CR were quite kind with their advice for equipment and locations,..Thanks! I owe them some shots from my trip!
Anyway, I took a tripod with a 5D III, and 17-40L, 24-105L, and kept a 50mm 1.4 in my jacket for indoor/ pub/low light shots.  Seemed to work OK
I think I could have shot for days in Connemara! Beautiful!
hope my link works,...have fun!



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!

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