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Canon General / Re: Funny things I read on ebay about lens
« on: October 03, 2014, 06:48:26 PM »
I've either bought my gear on ebay or new.  Never had a problem with any of it.  Just sold a bunch on ebay and only had one problem with a non-payer and that was a camera bag.  I only buy from those with a rating of 100 percent and at least 50 sales.  Not fool proof but narrows the odds.

Canon General / Funny things I read on ebay about lens
« on: October 03, 2014, 12:57:42 PM »
1.  Trust me.
2. I am selling my 5,000 lens I bought several years ago and only used it once.
3. I only used the lens for my kid's little league games.  It only looks like it has been run over.

Anyone else read anything interesting?

To me every photograph is a story.  As such it has context that incorporates time, place, and subject.  The juxtaposition of these elements make each unique and therein lies your opportunity as a photographer. 

Lenses / Re: Do you keep all your boxes?
« on: September 21, 2014, 10:03:40 AM »
Yes, I have/had a closet full of boxes.  It helps with resale. 

Business of Photography/Videography / Re: It's all gone a bit dry...
« on: September 18, 2014, 05:43:55 PM »
One thing I noticed when I clicked on an image was there didn't seem to be a way to get back to the main page.  The second time I clicked on an image I noticed the little 'x' in the upper right corner and was able to get back to the main page.  You might want to make the 'back' button more noticeable or say 'back to main page,' or something.  Best of luck to you.

Lenses / Re: how to get 300 2.8
« on: September 18, 2014, 01:50:18 PM »
I noticed the remark about the 300 f/2.8 IS Mk 1 having a significant difference from the MkII with the TC extenders.  If that's true I'll have to rethink the whole thing again.  IQ + Cost are the major considerations.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7DII - Did you preorder?
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:54:17 AM »

Nicely done and great information.  Already tried it out and worked great. 

Simi Valley, California. 

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7DMk II or the 1DMk IV
« on: September 03, 2014, 03:19:56 PM »

There is the 500mm f/4.5 non IS.  Very good lens, but parts for repair are few if any.  Fortunately, if one dies, the used parts are worth more than a operating lens when parted out.

Oh, now that isn't good news.  On the other hand I've never dropped a lens either.  Knock on wood.  Of course if I were to drop a lens it would probably be a big one....  Has anybody had to repair one lately?  If so what experience? 

At this point I'm interested in the f4.  I'm assuming I can get that repaired for a few more years. 

HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: My kind of HDR
« on: September 03, 2014, 12:22:32 PM »
I HDR most of my images, but I use the tech to bring out the visual beauty in the scenes not turn it into a bad velvet painting  ::).....but it has already been said "to each their own".

Would you care to share your technique.  I like the effect and would like to achieve that. 

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7DMk II or the 1DMk IV
« on: September 03, 2014, 11:31:35 AM »

I'm sorry if I have offended you. I didn't mean to do so!  :-\
I did not think about the old 500, that is really an option you should consider!  :)

Not offended and you were quite right.  I think the older one is a viable option and there are some in pretty good shape.  I figure if I can learn to take great shots with an older one I'll do pretty good with a newer one down the road....

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7DMk II or the 1DMk IV
« on: September 03, 2014, 12:05:28 AM »
For all the people that suggested the 500/4, I don't think (presumptious as I am) that this lens is in his budget. 1DIV and 400/5.6 and 2x costs a bit over 4000€ in Europe, a 500/4 (newest model) is about 9,5k.... :/

It's funny you should mention this.  I had read the suggestions too and was thinking, yeah right.  But there is the 500 mm f4 and that costs used 4,000 to 6100 USD.  That lens coupled with a +/-2700.00 7DMkII might be doable sometime next year.  That would give you all time to test the new camera and me time to get the bucks together. This is my current plan of action and I'm busy getting it together.  Thanks again for all the suggestions. 

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7DMk II or the 1DMk IV
« on: August 31, 2014, 04:42:37 PM »
Thanks everybody for your input.  Lots to think about and some new ideas to consider.  Thank you for your time.

Photography Technique / Re: Website launched!
« on: August 31, 2014, 12:20:17 AM »
Congratulations.  I set up my 5dMkIII the way you suggested for BIF, or at least I think I did.  Can't wait to try it tomorrow.

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