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I'm interested in getting a printer for my photographs.  I had narrowed it down to the Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II but found that it was discontinued.  There are hundreds for sale but I'm not interested in buying something that they may stop selling ink for.  The pixma pro-100 was listed as the successor.  Anyone have one and can provide their thoughts on it?  Thanks.

PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces The PowerShot N
« on: January 07, 2013, 05:46:03 PM »
I like it, and if the street price isn't silly this is my next compact. Tilt screen + tiny form factor = win.


Software & Accessories / Re: Black Rapid and dropped camera?
« on: January 07, 2013, 03:07:41 PM »
I have had the R Sport version for some time now and used it with 5d 111 and 70-200 2.8 without a problem. I find it comfortable to use.

+1.  I've used it more than a year without a problem or it coming loose in any matter.  I find it very convenient to use.

Canon General / Re: How many clicks in 2012?
« on: January 02, 2013, 12:22:19 AM »
between my old 7D and my new 5D Mark III, I think about 10,000.  Do it for fun. 

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: December 31, 2012, 01:16:46 PM »
There's been some great images posted on this thread. Here's a few of ours to keep it going.

For those that are interested, legend has it that Robin Hood visited Roche Abbey to take mass.

Absolutely gorgeous. Nicely done.

I won't get into the argument over which is "better," but if you wish to make a video like the one posted on this forum, I will point out that the hero3 would be easier to wear on one's head than the 7D.  ;)

+1, I'd like to see the out-takes of that video.

Lenses / Re: Do other lenses compete with the "look" of L primes?
« on: December 27, 2012, 01:53:49 PM »
I love the 135mm.  It's a magical lens. 

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: New to video...advice needed
« on: December 20, 2012, 06:48:24 PM »
Buy this book:


Just trust me! It's simple to read but the information is super advanced. Ignore the stuff on film camera mechanics, but pay attention to the stuff on stops, fov, etc. The composition chapter is amazing. Even gets into basic lighting. You can find some of the same info online, but this book is sooooo much better.

A normal kit for cinema production is 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm (sometimes 14mm for on location or 135mm for some stuff), but that's for Super35. The focal lengths you'll need to cover for a "normal" kit are about 28-135mm.

So you're there. A 70-200mm zoom or 135mm f2 would complete things if you like that look, but you can shoot with the 35mm and 50mm alone or the zoom alone or whatever.

You WILL however need ND filters (.3., .6, .9, 1.2, etc.) and a polarizer. You want to keep your shutter speed as 1/50 and your f-stop no deeper than maybe f8 or f11 outside (usually) so for bright day exteriors those NDs are crucial. Most frequently ignored part of a complete kit, maybe. And get a nice fluid tripod, too.

+ 1 I have the same book and it is great.  Love the illustrations.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: The seemingly amazing Sigma 35
« on: December 20, 2012, 01:58:58 PM »
If I had a 35L, I won't buy Sigma 35mm.  The depreciation of 35L is not worth for Sigma 35mm.  I am planning to get the Sigma 35mm because I don't have Canon 35mm L.

+ 1

+ 1 for me too.  I don't have the 35L but I will get the Sigma 35mm.

1. Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L USM II
2. Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM II
3. Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM II
4. Canon EF 400mm f2.8L IS USM II (+ Extender EF 2x III)
5. Canon EF 600mm f4L IS USM II (+ Extender EF 1.4x III)

/ Stolpe

+1 all the way with these.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 7D: 'I need a Must Have's List'
« on: December 14, 2012, 05:39:19 PM »
+1 million

+1 million if you are into tracking fast moving objects subjects mostly.

But if you AF and recompose like I do... the 6D AF might even be better.

It will boil down to what you value more... The 6D will give you less noisy images across the ISO spectrum, and probably better IQ overall. Nice interface with a Tablet.

The 7D is noisier, but better AF points across the frame, it has faster burst.

Consumers/enthusiasts might prefer the improvement of images with the 6D, but pros might give a higher rating to getting a high % of keepers and fast action... might prefer the 7D.

If you DO end up keeping the 7D, then Mt. Spokane's lens list is a very good one. For me the 6D seems very enticing for non-pros, especially with the -3EV center AF point and high ISO performance that not only matches the 5diii, but sneaks past it.

I agree with the above.  IMO the only camera that competes is the 5D Mark III in terms of speed.  It also took me a while to get used to shooting my 7D.   Good luck.

Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway!
« on: December 06, 2012, 06:51:24 PM »
I want to win!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Conversion to Nikon
« on: November 14, 2012, 05:03:16 PM »
By the way, nice shot too.  Nicely done.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Conversion to Nikon
« on: November 14, 2012, 04:36:39 PM »

soooo, you're switching from a 1dx to a point-and-shoot?

someone, please give me the 3 minutes back i spent on this thread --  :-\


Animal Kingdom / Re: Wild grizzly bear, Glacier National Park
« on: November 09, 2012, 06:51:10 PM »
Nice shot.  Terribly jealous.............. of the lens.   I've put off buying one of these (used) because of the cost and depth of field issues that I've heard about.  Any opinions you'd care to share?

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