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I remember a story many years ago about a rare baseball card someone had bought. Supposed to be $500 and it was sold for $5.00. The courts ruled in favor of the business whose employee didn't know any better. The customer knew what he was buying and what the value is and was forced to return it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« on: May 04, 2013, 05:22:49 PM »
For taking pictures of books?? I need to correct my former statement. How about invest in lights, a 580 exii and a 50 1.8. Maybe buy a dvd or book on photography and lighting. No need for a 1dx for that.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« on: May 04, 2013, 01:02:38 AM »
I have a 7d, a 5d3, a 1d4 and now a 1dx. The 1dx does everything those other three do plus more. I am not a pro, but I don't miss the other bodies for 1 second. If you aren't doing a lot of high speed action shots, I would urge you to get a 6d though. I love bif photography which is why I upgraded. I also shoot mostly low light situations. 5d3 is nice, but not fast enough at only 6fps. I might keep the 7d for birds in the wild, with my 600 f4 version 1, but I doubt it. 1d4 is great, but not as user friendly.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: April 19, 2013, 08:07:48 PM »
My boston terrier and my puggle ♡♥♡

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Canon General / Re: Why do you do Photography?
« on: April 18, 2013, 07:07:24 AM »
Now, I have a 1DX. And it's mostly for adoration from friends.

A 1DX for a hobby? Now i feel a lot better about my 5D :D but those are some amazing pictures.

Wow when i made this thread i was really expecting most people to be full time or part time photogs. Seems a lot of us are the same, willing to spend (a lot) money for a hobby. Cool
Thank you for the compliment. I always enjoy enablers!


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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D III or 1D IV for sports!
« on: April 18, 2013, 06:39:34 AM »
I have currently (until I sell 3 bodies) a 7d, a 5d3, a 1d4 and a 1dx. Hands down 1dx wins, but 1div is my second favorite for wildlife (and presumably sports outside of Chess). I would take a 7d or a 5d3 in well lit situations, but for all around versitility-- for landscapes and such, 5d3 kills a 7d in IQ. Though it should, considering the price gap and age. If you want to see a video I posted showing fps of each I have included a link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab7ntX1FBhA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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Lenses / Re: First Trip to the UK should i take a 70-200mm
« on: April 18, 2013, 06:23:39 AM »

Hi,

I'm leaving to go to the UK for the first time in 2 days for a holiday and was planing on taking my 24-70mm. So now I'm just wondering if i should take the 70-200mm too?

I think UK is mostly about scenic landscapes and landmarks like big big. If you plan on seeing stone henge, I hear you are kept quite a distance from it now, so 70mm might not cut it. Otherwise you will probably be able to get upclose to your subjects. Nightlife is very active bring a 24mm 1.4, 35mm 1.4 or a 50mm 1.4 perhaps.

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Lenses / Re: One lens for vacation
« on: April 18, 2013, 05:19:53 AM »
If your kids are as fast as you say and if you're as old, fat and lazy as I am on a daily basis. I recommend bringing a 600 f4L IS USM so you can keep an eye on them. All kidding aside. 50 f1.2 or 35 1.4 are great general purpose lenses. 70-200 is ii for me would be hard to leave behind as an avid wildlife guy.

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Canon General / Re: Why do you do Photography?
« on: April 16, 2013, 12:31:53 PM »
It's a little of all these answers. I plunged $37k into a hobby because I enjoy tech and seeing what the different lenses or bodies do better. I started it as an ice breaker to meet girls at fetish balls, but when I got married, I got more serious. My parents died of cancer andleft me a lot of $$. They were into photography when they first met, though film was too complicated for me at that time.

I was bought a 7d by my fiancee as an engagement present. My sister shoots Nikon, but Canon seamed easier to understand and 7d was my 1st love. 8fps! Now, I have a 1DX. And it's mostly for adoration from friends. My wife cannot play pool to save her life, which was my last obsession.

I would have zero problem selling many of my lenses or bodies if and when I need to. In the meantime I get to capture my life to relive at a later time. One day I may make money off of it, but I wouldn't know what to charge. Besides, there are more to learn out there.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 02, 2013, 01:34:03 AM »
Prairie falcon, barn owl and Harris hawk with a fresh kill

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 02, 2013, 01:28:47 AM »
Prairie falcon, Feruginous Hawk followed by great horned owl. Shot with a 1Dx and 70-200mm f2.8L IS ii USM

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If you want to do a helicopter ride for aerial photography around Tucson I know a pilot. His helo is tiny and your weight plus gear has to be under 210# or so, but rates were very reasonable.

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Also if you're into birds of prey-- ending in April 15 I think is the free flight demonstrations at the Sonoran Desert Museum East of Tucson. And of course other wildlife as well.

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20 minutes South of Tucson: Madera Canyon south of Tucson is my favorite hiking spot if you like to hike.

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I live in Tucson. I know there are some cool shaped rocks between Tucson and Phoenix. I think they are closer to Tucson though. About two hours Southeast: Picacho Peak. You might want to check out hiking trails if you want it more nature and less big city.

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