A new 35L ii would be incredible, it is by far our most used lens.
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There's also value in the shots you take between now and the actual availability of a 35L II. Even if Canon announced it tomorrow, odds are it'd be 2 months away from delivery, and that's assuming it doesn't back order. Others have already mentioned the fact that it wont be <$1400 on release ($2000 is more reasonable). By the time it actually is purchasable, you could have 100s or 1000s of shots on your lens.
I just uploaded one to 500px
I'm sure everyone has left the self timer on there camera and forgot about it until they next used the camera. Generally resulting in a frustrating few moments of waiting for it to fire while you scream in your head that the must capture moment is about to disappear.
Guilty of the lens cap one too. I took a fantastic 15 minute exposure of the inside of a lens cap once
A couple more things.
The larger the volume, the harder it is to deal with. Don't go over 2TB unless you just love lots of stress and pain when it comes to failed backups and hours upon hours of worrying if it will finish successfully. Even 2TB is pretty large, even with a fast transfer rate.
Optical Media uses dyes and will only be good for a few years. Eventually, depending on the quality of the disc and the way its stored, it will fail. Hard to say but a hard drive, SSD or flash media will outlast optical media so keep that in mind if the data is archived to store for a long time.
Good tips. Thanks for your help. Buying a seagate 2TB tonight for $80.
Thought about burning a whole stack of dvds but I'm glad you mentioned that they don't last long. Plus it's too much work burning so many dvds.
Two 2TB HD will suffice for now. Will reevaluate later.