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Lenses / Re: I just ordered my new 70-200 f2.8 MkII today!
« on: September 09, 2013, 02:03:55 PM »
I just bought a refurbished 100mm 2.8L Macro and it DID indeed come with a lens hood and bag, although these items were not listed on the Canon Direct Store page  :)

Software & Accessories / Re: Custom SLR G1 Strap + C-loop vs. Blackrapid
« on: September 02, 2013, 04:28:13 PM »
Thanks for all the feedback- really appreciate it! The CarrySpeed straps look very interesting but for the sake of convenience and speed I'll be buying from B&H this week.

I'm leaning towards the Custom SLR but final decision will come when I go to B&H and test both that and the Custom SLR G1 out in person. If not satisfied with the construction (and plastic buckles) of the G1, will opt for the BlackRapid.

Anyone have their camera scratched by the BlackRapid's metal fasteners?

Thanks again :)

Software & Accessories / Custom SLR G1 Strap + C-loop vs. Blackrapid
« on: September 01, 2013, 11:06:06 AM »
Is there anyone who's used both of these straps and can give me some insight? I'm going to pull the trigger on one within a week and would love some input.

I like the actual strap design of the G1 better and like the C-loop better, but have reservations about quality.

And for the Blackrapid, I've heard horror stories about the clamp coming unscrewed.

Any input welcome- thanks!  :)

Lenses / Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« on: August 28, 2013, 08:46:58 PM »
Seriously, though- I'm really hoping it's a 14-24 2.8L. I would buy that in a heartbeat.

EOS-M / Re: Some EOS M Information [CR1]
« on: August 19, 2013, 05:56:29 PM »
The EOS-M is underrated. After using it this weekend for a couple CU wildlife shots, I'm convinced. I hope Canon USA stops the snobbery and gets on board.


Lenses / Re: What lenses would you bring for this travel-trip?
« on: August 14, 2013, 12:10:55 AM »
I would take my 5DIII, 16-35, and 50 1.4
That's it. Keep it simple and light and you'll be more relaxed.

In your case, I would suggest :  5DIII, 16-35, and 100L macro
That kit will not slow you down and give you plenty of good shots. Although I'd be severely tempted to tuck the 35 1.4 in the bag

I agree. Simple and relaxed is the name of the game while traveling. I rarely take the 24-105 off my 5D during a trip and if I do, it's for something with a bit more reach, such as a 70-200, when I want to grab animal pics at a zoo (Taronga Zoo in Sydney is awesome, by the way). That said, out of the lenses you have, I second the above --

5DIII, 16-35, 100L macro, 70-200 (if it fits and depending on interest) , and if you can squeeze in another prime, the 35 or 50 for very low light work or discreet street photography. At most.

EOS-M / Re: Where is my backordered EOS-M w/22 STM lens?
« on: July 19, 2013, 05:15:03 AM »
Ordered mine Friday 7/5 (w/an original availability of 7/11) and just got an email yesterday from B&H telling me it was shipping with scheduled delivery today 7/19.

I'm in Queens so shipping is fast here.

Prices seem to be back to normal now.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 08, 2013, 11:10:23 AM »
I just posted a few hours ago in the $299 EOS thread that it seemed like a silly purchase; since Canon would likely be replacing it with a dual-pixel AF markII version.

I guess I was spot on with that prediction.

Sounds spot off, to me. Maybe I'm biased because I bought one for $299. But, if this rumor is true (it's CR1, just the new 100-400 has been for what, 4 years?), the next M will be an 18 MP minor update (T5i/SL1 sensor), and the 20 MP dual pixel CMOS will follow that...but when?  And 'aimed at the FF Canon shooter' sounds like a $900-1000 camera, to me.  So, $299 really doesn't sound 'silly' especially when the camera + 22mm pancake only costs $85 more than the 22mm pancake alone.  That way, the next M can be bought with the kit zoom (since the best way to buy a kit lens is in a kit), and even selling the body for $150 you'd come out ahead...  Or you'd have a cheap body for IR conversion - one almost ideally suited for it as any lens can be used.

Just my $0.02 (or $299, as the case may be).

Spot on. I bought one, too- $299 for an APS-C sensor w/an ultra-compact 35mm equivalent pancake that w/an adapter can take all of my EF lenses is a great deal. Also, I'm a video shooter and not having to get the shutter out of the way everytime you shoot video is a wonderful feature- a great backup for my 5Dii.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D Next to Be Announced
« on: June 27, 2013, 01:11:06 PM »
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<p><strong>Canon EOS 70D<br />

</strong><a href=\"http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/05/canon-eos-70d-coming-in-july-cr2/\" target=\"_blank\">As expected the next DSLR from Canon will be the EOS 70D</a>. No specs of the camera have leaked out yet, but the last we heard it would utilize the 18mp sensor currently in the Rebel SL1.</p>
<p>The camera will come kitted with either the EF-S 18-55 IS STM or the EF-S 18-135 IS STM. The battery grip will be called the BG-E14</p>
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Any idea when this and the potential new compacts announcements would be?

24-105 all the way. It's a great lens.

Anyone have any idea how the SL1will stack up against the 5Dii / iii in low light? I'm a 5Dii owner and want to know if I can get decent high ISO out of it as a backup camera...

EOS Bodies / Re: 600D vs 100D
« on: March 21, 2013, 10:04:38 AM »
Anyone have any idea how the SL1will stack up against the 5Dii / iii in low light? I'm a 5Dii owner and want to know if I can get decent high ISO out of it as a backup camera...

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 100D Coming? [CR1]
« on: March 17, 2013, 12:27:30 PM »
I could use a good backup camera to my 5Dii. But if it's expensive, it better have comparable high ISO and great video with manual controls.

Canon General / Re: After CES Whats Next for Canon?
« on: January 18, 2013, 04:32:02 PM »
14-24L and the high MP body would be sweet!

I do expect the 14-24L to be announced. The world have waited long enough.

Well, perhaps we'll get an "in development announcement", and then a formal announcement at CP+ 2015.  ::)

I second that- would really like a 14-24 and the 7DII to be announced.

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