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Technical Support / Re: Best file stroage when travelling
« on: July 14, 2012, 11:57:02 PM »
Recently came across asus ux31a-db51. It's 1080p ips display and a large color gamut. Finally it's anti glare. If you need windows this is the one. I would get the adh plan against it but it's close to the build quality of the MacBook air. Has only a 128gb ssd but they sell a 256gb version also.

EOS Bodies / Re: New Upgraders (to FF) - what is your experience
« on: July 14, 2012, 11:42:33 PM »
I went canon t1i, t2i, 60d the 5d iii.

Really glad I did. For the most part the 60d was close in good light but I bought the 5d for cleaner iso's and better quality lenses that are not all plastic like the great 15-85 or 17-55. It's an investment. I hardly use my speed lite but the 270 is way better than a pop up.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to proceed?
« on: July 14, 2012, 11:27:03 PM »
I went this same route when the 5d mkiii launched. I bought it and the 50mm 1.4. It's so much better but you have to take the time to work with it. A few weeks and it feels brand new for the first few shots. Great has certainly improved my images. Still the 60d is a great camera. I would definetly not by the 5d ii just because it's cheap because the af is bad. Not worth it. Just my 2centz.

Lenses / Re: Buying 70-300mm L whilst working in USA
« on: July 14, 2012, 11:19:19 PM »
You should be ok if your buying out of state and your leaving the country. I would look at adorama. I think they have a decent price on it.

Lenses / New lens choice 28mm 2.8 is or 40mm STM?
« on: July 14, 2012, 11:16:25 PM »
Going on vacation to San Diego and Disneyland. I am bringing my 5d mkiii with 24-105 and 50mm 1.4 and was just looking for something wider to 35 mm since I cannot afford the 35mm l. Any suggestions?

Lenses / Re: Recommendations for vacation lenses and gear
« on: July 14, 2012, 11:10:26 PM »
Thanks but the only zoom lenses available to me are the 70-300 l or 70-200 2.8 is ii. The latter just seems to heavy for vacation and the first seems to slow. Any suggestions?

Lenses / Re: Looking for travel zoom
« on: July 14, 2012, 11:02:59 PM »
Thanks I am bringing the 5d mark iii with 24-105, 50mm 1.4 and 270 exii. Just considering the 28mm is or 40mm pancake. Otherwise going with just that. I find the reach would be nice but my Sony nex and 55-210 will cover that. Just considering the 28mm as a cheaper alternative to the 35l not sure I will need it here.

PowerShot / Re: Canon G1x or Sony RX100 for vacation and light duty
« on: July 14, 2012, 10:57:49 PM »
Thanks I ended up with the Sony nex f3. It's fast and came with 18-55 and 55-210 combo for $899. Even included an extra battery. I know it's not pocketable but takes decent pics and the wife will use it which is the most important.

Thanks everyone. I ended up with a fastpack350 the newer one. I will be able to carry all my gear and my notebook for the plane ride.

Lenses / Re: Recommendations for vacation lenses and gear
« on: June 26, 2012, 10:50:26 PM »
canon 70-200mm great len  you will love it
Which version?

Which evo do you use?

Lenses / Re: Recommendations for vacation lenses and gear
« on: June 22, 2012, 10:49:00 PM »
I probably would just go with the new 24-70 if it was out but not sure if that would cut it but then I truly would not need any lens. It would be a decent low light lens 2.8 with the iso capability of that camera would be nice.

Lenses / Re: Recommendations for vacation lenses and gear
« on: June 22, 2012, 10:46:43 PM »
Yeah I think I am ready
I have 3 x 16gb sandisk extreme iii sd cards and 3 x 16gb CF Sandisk Extreme iii cards
2 batteries total
body, 24-105, 50mm, 270 ex ii (smaller and lighter for fill flash) don't see a need for the 430.
Still need to find a comfortable bag for all that and I am anal about making sure it's safe.
Also little stuff like hoods and UV filters
Finally bringing a Crumpler strap for comfort. Can't wait to try that out.

Finally was going to preorder the Sony RX100 to attach to my belt for candids to take quick like rides or days I want to leave the dslr home. I agree the pics of the kids are more important. Thanks. I will dump those pics daily to my laptop and back that up to an external nightly. I do IT so that's hardly trouble. I am pretty sure 96gb a day of storage should cover it. I do want to get the 70-200f4is for home when the kids are running around and was tempted to get it for the trip but everyone here is right it's too much to carry. I wish I knew that the upcoming mirrorless would release in time because I would have brought just that. Again any times on a bag that would have easy side quick access would be appreciated.

PowerShot / Re: Canon G1x or Sony RX100 for vacation and light duty
« on: June 21, 2012, 10:53:29 PM »
Torn over the hotshoe?  You want portable then you want to carry a Speedlite to mount on the camera?  Get the Sony.

That makes sense. I guess if it's portable a speedlite does not help. Also it will actually fit in my pocket and aid for rides and candids. I just did not want to work with another system but hey thats what I have to do.

I have lowered my gear for my vacation.
At this point
50 or 40mm
270 exii
batteries and sd/CF cards
Considering Tamrac Evo 6 or lowepro Fastpack 350
While I want the 70-200. It is too much for a vacation I think. As it  is I don't even want to think about that heat and all that gear around my neck and back.

PowerShot / Canon G1x or Sony RX100 for vacation and light duty
« on: June 21, 2012, 09:33:26 PM »
I have a Canon 5d Mk iii and am looking for a sidekick for quick outings and vacations. I have come to the Canon G1x but it's size is a little big or the Sony RX100 which looks promising. I want dslr like IQ and semi small package otherwise it's no better than a CSC. Anyone have any input would be greatly appreciated. I am leaning toward the Sony since it's actually pocketable and has a macro mode. I do like how the G1x has been said to have low end rebel quality and has a hot shoe. I am torn. Help.

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