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Lenses / Re: How do you pack your lens hoods when traveling?
« on: August 10, 2012, 06:24:48 PM »
Where can I get a 20 - 700 2.8.  :)


I stack all of my hoods together and slide them over the small end of my 20-700 f/2.8.  I sized the divider section for that lens to be big enough to accommodate the hoods, so the hoods fit in snugly and also hold the lens in place.  That lens fits vertically into my bag...I wouldn't use this method if I had the lay the lens down on its side.


Man an ultrawide to supertelephoto f/2.8   35Xzoom. I want it.      haha sounds like something sigma would make and sell for 32 grand.... no wait thats the 200-500  f/2.8

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Lenses / Re: Lens Filters etc.
« on: August 10, 2012, 07:30:22 AM »
I have a $30 77mm UV filter that I still can't get the mustard and water spots off of. Those water spots and mustard would be stuck on my $700 17-55 if I had not had the filter on. That said, I have been shooting without the filter on, unless I anticipate a mess headed my way in a shot

How much was it to put the Katzeye focusing screen in your 50d? Id like a little info and your personal opinion if you dont mind:-)

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Lenses / Re: Lens Filters etc.
« on: August 09, 2012, 10:13:51 PM »
Im too poor to not use UV filters. My basic bunch of gear consists of some of my most prized possesions. It made me sad when my 45 dollar 72mm HOYA filter got scratched, but i was sure glad it was there. I had my camera bag over packed and unorganized one time and my wired remote release popped a lens cap off my 28mm lens and the filter was rubbing against the remote bounching around down the frost heaved roads. The filter was damaged pretty bad.  I do take filters off now and then, like when I shoot night shots and the moon or a light is off to the side of the frame, but then im on a tri-pod, and hooded, so im pretty safejust my .002(yes two tenths of a cent)

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Ahh Nikon, That explains the extreme flares/ghosting and distortion. Haha just playing around.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 60D long exposure lock-up
« on: August 07, 2012, 11:12:30 PM »
nothing "unfroze" the 60 the red light just stayed on and even turning the mode dial didnt work, had to pull the batt. but i think i just needed to be patient haha

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 60D long exposure lock-up
« on: August 07, 2012, 10:52:05 PM »
and this is why i asked. It was set to auto, and apparently only does it sometimes. Thanks for the info! You are dead on as to what was happening!

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Canon General / Re: Suggestsions for nooby photographer's first DSLR
« on: August 07, 2012, 09:18:01 PM »
check out canon's refurb section. I got a 60D with a 18-135 lens for 1000$ from adorama with a 1 year warranty.  refurb is not bad at all, they are more thoroughly check over than the normal quality controll. I solf my 18-135 because i had that range covered with higher quality lenses. No matter what you buy I would also purchase a 50mm/1.8 lens to get your hands on a fast, sharp lens. Dont reject the idea that "comfort is more important than specs" A camera that feels good to you is extremely important. I tryed Nikon and hated the user interface, and zooming was ass-backwards to what felt natural. Nikon's lower end camera need more buttons and less menu's in my opinion.

the T1i is a nice recently discontinued camera, and therefor is cheap used. Its better than the T3, in every aspect im pretty sure, and will be cheaper. The LCD on the t3 sucks. the t1i has the nice 980,000 pixel 3" screen
the LCD screen doesnt help take good pics, but once you see that beautiful near-million pixel LCD you wont go back

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Canon General / Re: Suggestions needed from the community
« on: August 07, 2012, 09:02:58 PM »
I upgraded from a canon T1i to a 60d and Im very happy. The auto-focus is a bunch faster, and hunts less often in dark environments. My fantastic plastic is actually very good in low light with the 60d. Quite a bit less noise than the t1i also. wireless flash I find usefull esp. for macro. 5.3 FPS isnt super quick but it feels fast after using a rebel. Hope some input helps!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 60D long exposure lock-up
« on: August 07, 2012, 08:07:11 PM »
I was wondering if anyone else had their 60D lock up with long exposures. Mine first did it during a 1/2 hour shot of the stars, on a pretty cool (25 degrees farenhiet) night. It has since done it at 5 minutes, and as low as 30 seconds one time. I have used different lenses and SD cards, all class 10. It freezes while trying to save the file. I thought the higher the ISO the more it had to process, and maybe that did it, but it froze on me at ISO 800, 5 minutes one time also. I would say I have had this happen about 5 times now. Also in perfectly warm weather. Just curious on thoughts. Should I shoot raw? Thanks fellow shooters.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 60D vs. 650D
« on: July 30, 2012, 11:05:27 PM »
I had a T1i before my 60d. That 2nd rear dial is quite nice. the top LCD is nice too. just the handling of the 60d was well worth it for my upgrade. but the rebels are a good bang for the buck, except the t4i haha

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: upgrading from XSi.. what to choose?
« on: July 30, 2012, 10:55:23 PM »
The t4i also features the full time video focusing like the "M", but I have heard it is still nothing great. If you really get into the video itch you will just focus manually. I was able to keep up with a snomobile water skipping at dusk with live view on my 60D with a 50mm F/1.8, so the depth of field was reletively thin. It becomes second nature pretty quick :-)

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Which cheap telezoom for video?
« on: July 30, 2012, 10:49:11 PM »
THis is true the IS was not designed for video, but I owned my 17-70 sigma first which is so smooth in video I got spoiled and thought it to be the norm haha.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Which cheap telezoom for video?
« on: July 30, 2012, 01:38:22 PM »
I own a tamron 70-300 VC which is a nice price point and nice quality and has a ring type USM, However the vibration compensation(IS) is jerky when panning by hand. I dont have a nice fluid head but I would assume it does the same thing, which dissapoints me a lot. I wish the IS had a panning mode. Just a bit of info on this lens. I have a feeling a lot of the cheaper lenses have this issue.

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pixelated sounds like a resolution problem. It should have different video quality settings, make sure it is set to the highest resolution. I had a SD card go bad and get slow, but still worked, and it messed up my video alot. hope its something this simple!

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Im looking into getting a new camera
« on: July 27, 2012, 06:07:33 PM »
Put most your money into a lens. they are coming out with a new camera every month now it seems, but lenses stay in the marketplace a lot longer and hold value better. I would go with the t2i. the t3i does offer wireless flash support. Refurbished is not a bad thing at all. refurbed products are meticulously inspected before they leave the company. I own a sigma 17-70 2.8-4.0 lens and it is a million times better than the kit 18-55. and quite a bit faster(bigger aperature). the canon 15-85 is an amazing lens if you can afford. the sigma is only about 425 USD. a new sigma also has a 3 year warranty in the US. the canon 50mm 1.8 is also a blast to play with for a first fast lens.

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