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Go ahead and get that SX1 IS. I had a SX 10 IS before I stepped up into the DSLR game. It was a fully capable camera. At the time, I wish I had bought the SX1 purely because it did video and RAW stills.

This was shot with that SX10IS:




I bought a ring adapter to step it up to 58mm and put a Hoya CPL filter on it. The SX1 would take the same pics (same sensor, same processor), plus add nice video capability. I'd say find a used one, or a NOS somewhere and enjoy it. That's really as high as you can get without getting into DSLRs.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is this scam
« on: June 10, 2011, 01:04:18 PM »
People, if someone is acting like a business, and they're selling a 3000 dollar camera for 1200 new, its a scam.

Learn folks.. If it's too good to be true, it probably is.

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Lenses / Re: Does anyone know of any adaptors which allow
« on: May 26, 2011, 07:12:54 AM »
What he said above me, you can actually use extension tubes and physically mount the EF-S lens onto a full frame canon, but you're not going to be happy with it due to the coverage, or lack there of.

I personally have a 17-40L for my 5D2. And like they said, don't read into what the pixel peepers say. I think I;ve done quite well with it. I'm not making billboard sized prints.

Save your money, buy the 17-40 and just enjoy it, ok?

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Canon General / Re: Renting lenses/body - who does it?
« on: May 18, 2011, 09:00:56 PM »
And buying a lens isn't always an option on CL... especially those of us who do not live within convienent distance of a semi-large metropolitan area. Like me, on the coast of NC.

Also, buying a lens off of CL isn't a sure thing when it comes to condition, I understand to do cash only and in person transactions, but you could still discover problems down the road, and people might not be truthful about their use of the lens/body.

This is why I usually buy refurb'd items either from Canon direct, or BHphoto or Adorama.

And, cool, you can buy the lens you want to "try", but I don't have 2500 sitting around to get the 70-200/2.8IS II that I just rented for a week for 115 bucks or so...

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Canon General / Re: Renting lenses/body - who does it?
« on: May 18, 2011, 11:04:17 AM »
I've been using lensrentals.com for a year now, and have used it about 5 times I think, so I'll give you my semi-unbiased opinion on them.

One, their service is great. I actually just got a rental yesterday (a day early, thus one extra day with the lens(es) for free).... However, the TS-E 24mm I rented came messed up. The tilt knob was loose and fell off. I called them and they overnighted one to me, it's on the delivery truck as I type this. No problems there.

So far, from them, I've rented stuff that I can't yet or ever afford, or just wanted to try.

Last year, when I still had a crop body, I rented the 17-55/2.8 and the 70-200/4 for a week. Awesome lenses.

I rented the TS-E 24mm to try it out a month or two ago for a week's time, and it was quite fun.

For the big car show I'm going to this weekend, I rented the TS-E again, the awesome 70-200/2.8IS, and the 28/1.8 for dinner, indoor party situations.

I've rented a camera bag when I didn't have one, and a flash as well.

They take care of everything quite well, none of lenses I've used seemed to be ever abused. maybe some exterior scratches or whatnot.

I've even bought from them. They sell of their lenses and bodies after 2 years of service. They advertised a 17-40L for 630 in 9/10 condition. I bought it and haven't worried about it since.

Their service (so far) is bar none. The lenses come wrapped tight in foam, bubble wrap etc. They include a return shipping label, etc... It's painless, except the hit on your wallet. But then again, if you rent 2000+ dollar lenses, of course it's not going to be cheap.

All in all, I would not hesitate to buy or rent from these guys ever.

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EOS Bodies / Re: best quallity ,full framecanon dslr choice ?
« on: May 11, 2011, 09:17:27 PM »
  DxO does a very good job at reducing the noise without sacrificing sharpness (much better than DPP, IMO).

I'm a huge fan of DxO

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EOS Bodies / Re: What should I do?
« on: April 22, 2011, 01:58:45 PM »
Here's an easy way of looking at things...

Do you have a camera currently? Since you said you sold all the APS-C stuff, I'm assuming no...

So, the supposed 5D3 taking any pictures for you right now? No.

Is the 5D2 that you can easily buy because it's available going to take pictures for you? Yes.

Buy what you want to buy now.


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Canon non-EF Lenses (TS-E, FD, etc.) / Re: Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
« on: April 19, 2011, 10:08:38 PM »
One of mine

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Lenses / Re: Lens for 50D?
« on: April 11, 2011, 04:11:36 PM »
Interestingly, no one has suggested 3rd party lenses.  I haven't used one, but reportedly the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 non-VC is an excellent lens (optically better than the VC version).  AF is supposedly loud and a bit slow, but it's otherwise a great value - fast aperture (for a zoom), good general purpose focal length on a crop body, and the price is right...

Me personally, I am not a fan of 3rd party for the most part. And I also come with the school of thought that even mild zooms should have some form of IS (tamron's VC). I tried taking some rolling shots of cars with my 17-40 and most came out blurry due to the slower shutter speeds (1/50-1/60) in order to induce motion blur to the background and wheels. Trying the same shots with the 24-105 with IS resulted in perfect shots, even down to 1/40 and 1/30.

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Lenses / Re: Lens for 50D?
« on: April 11, 2011, 12:29:10 PM »
I love how this guys set out very specific guidelines to what he needed/wanted and everyone pretty much did not follow them whatsoever...

Everyone suggested primes (for the most part), those meet the price aspect, but definitely not the multipurpose requirement.

the 17-55 is 1000+, a far cry from the 550...

Again, read up on this 17-85, which is right at your price limit:
http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/lenses/17-85-is.htm
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-S-17-85mm-f-4-5.6-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

The 15-85 is viable too, but a few hundred out of your stated range:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-S-15-85mm-f-3.5-5.6-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

And for a longer range and still good IQ, the EF28-135, not the EFS. This is the lens I'd recommend the most to you, based on your specifications.
http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/lenses/28-135mm.htm
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-28-135mm-f-3.5-5.6-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

And don't be afraid to buy refurbished stuff. All of my equipment was purchased lightly used or refurb'd, and obviously I saved a fair amount of cash!

To buy:
http://www.adorama.com/searchsite/default.aspx?searchinfo=Canon+28-135mm+IS+

http://www.adorama.com/SearchSite/Default.aspx?searchinfo=Canon%20EF-S%2015-85mm%20f/3.5-5.6%20IS%20USM%20

http://www.adorama.com/SearchSite/Default.aspx?searchinfo=Canon%20EF-S%2017-85mm

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Lenses / Re: Lens for 50D?
« on: April 10, 2011, 01:02:22 PM »

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Lenses / Re: Help Choosing new lens
« on: April 08, 2011, 10:46:03 AM »
I'm suprised no one has recommended the 28mm 1.8... You stated your 50 is too long for your parties, you obviously need a fast aperture. People think they need to have every MM covered with all their lenses. Judging by what you already have and you're requirements, I'd definitely recommend the 28 1.8. Do not get the 2.8.

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Lenses / Re: UV filter for 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II?
« on: April 08, 2011, 10:42:48 AM »
I choose good filters and see what they're like, if I can tell they're giving me the same (or as close as possible to) IQ as without filter, then I sell them and buy a more expensive one, but I don't get a 150 dollar filter (and yes they cost that here in Norway) just because it's expensive, if I can't see the difference between a 30 dollar and 120 dollar filter, I don't buy the 120 dollar one, isn't that pretty obvious?


Finally, someone with some common sense. Everyone reads into "technical" details too much. The only difference I can see in my picture that are with or without filters are when I'm using a polarizer. Then again, I'm willing to pay for a decent/good filter (hoya as I stated earlier). Don't shoot into blinding lights and you won't have flares, unless that's what you're going for...

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Lenses / Re: Fast USM Lens that will give me 35mm FOV on 1.6X
« on: April 08, 2011, 10:39:15 AM »
IMO, the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens is the ideal general purpose zoom for a crop body like the 7D, and it focuses very fast.


I second that, I used one for a big car show/cruise last year on my old T1i and it pretty much never left my camera.

Here's a few shots with said body/lens combo:








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