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.. My go to is Costco. For the price it's tough to beat the quality, plus it's a great excuse for a $1.50 hotdog and soda.
Ha! So true. Same here.

Lenses / Re: Insurance on camera equipment
« on: April 17, 2013, 09:49:54 PM »
I pay a whole $9/mo extra on my homeowner's insurance to insure all my gear, but again, its for personal use.

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
« on: April 06, 2013, 11:32:44 PM »
Man, those look so much crisper vs my 24-70 MKI. If it was $1500, I'd get one in a heart beat.

Abstract / Re: Transit of Mercury - Hydrogen Alpha
« on: March 28, 2013, 08:43:39 AM »
Ok, I'l bite. =) What exactly are those of us not informed on "Transit of Mercury - Hydrogen Alpha" looking at and what gear did you shoot this with on the 5D3?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the EOS T5i
« on: March 21, 2013, 08:33:08 AM »
From DPReview :


So yes, basically the same camera.
That is AWFUL Canon. What the hell?

Its basically Amazon Prime for Lens Rentals. My first time renting with LR was over the Christmas season. I used their 1 week coupon for a 70-200 2.8 IS II. Shipping both ways was $30. If I did that 3x I'd more than pay the cost of rental shipping.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 100D Detailed Specs Appear
« on: March 17, 2013, 11:59:28 PM »
I think Canon dilutes thier lineup with too many of the same cameras. Why would a consumer buy this vs the T4i for the same price? What's different about this and the T4i (maybe I missed that)?

EOS Bodies / Re: Zoo Photos with 5D MIII
« on: March 15, 2013, 11:34:47 AM »
Beautiful shots bchernicoff !

EOS Bodies / Re: Zoo Photos with 5D MIII
« on: March 15, 2013, 11:30:36 AM »
I agree with others that the shot of the lion with the child is fantastic! Great shot.

With regards to the camera, I don't know if one trip to the zoo would help you decide. It really comes down to what you want out of your camera. I moved from a T2i to the 5D3 because I wanted FF for wide angle, low light performance, better AF perf, weather sealing, etc. I love it and while I have come nowhere close to mastering the AF, it hasn't done me horribly wrong yet.

Here's a shot I took last saturday at our zoo with my 5D3 + 100-400. I was using the center point + surrounding in AI Focus through 3" of curved glass while this guy was on the move and the AF nailed it.

2013 Jaguar WPZ by sleepnever, on Flickr

I'll also be shooting a newborn and after that a roaming toddler around the house, so this will be great. The lack of AF system on my T2i and the 6D is why I went with the 5D3 in that area.

Canon General / Re: Why did you choose Canon?
« on: March 13, 2013, 10:41:47 AM »
Because when I got into owning a camera (Canon G3), my buddy had a G2 and I really liked it. Then he picked up a Rebel XTi and another friend had a 5D. I ended up with a Canon T2i because my friends and I could learn on the same platforms and swap lenses.

It wasn't until the whole 5D3 / 6D / D800 / D600 thing that I seriously contemplated going Nikon, because the Canon friends faded out (one even switched to Nikon) and a new photographer friend used Nikon. In the end it came down to already owning the 24-70L glass, a flash and not liking how the Nikons felt in my hand. I bought the 5D3 and am very happy with it. If someday Nikon rocks my socks off, maybe I'll grab one. I'm not bound one way or another.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
« on: February 25, 2013, 04:54:08 PM »
I've endured the inconvenience this long.... For that kind of money, I'll keep enduring.
Hahaha no kidding! I thought to myself, "finally!" and then I saw the price. $15?! Pfffff

Lenses / Re: Best lens for baby portraits?
« on: February 25, 2013, 02:15:21 PM »
I've got one on the way too here shortly and have been trying out my friend's Canon 35L 1.4 on my 5D3. If I end up liking it enough, I'll probably spring for the new Sigma 35 1.4 since it is considerably sharper than the Canon. I also own a 50mm 1.8 II and while soft until stopped down, its hard to beat for the price. I used to use it on my T2i as well. I have not tried the 85 1.8 and hear that is a must.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Engagement shoot
« on: February 18, 2013, 01:52:58 PM »
Very nice shots. Since you are getting compression from the long lens, what aperature are you shooting in? I'm guessing at least 5.6 for most of these?

Lenses / Re: 70-200 2.8 MkII price?
« on: January 03, 2013, 10:16:09 AM »
I need to find $2k really quick. I used this lens over Christmas break via lensrentals.com on my 5D3 and it was so awesome.

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