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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 17, 2014, 02:52:17 AM »
Makes you wonder indeed why canon wouldn't invest time and money to be checking websites like CR full time so they can read all these 'pearls of wisedom'?!  ::)

I do know a couple of local Canon reps that come on here when they need a laugh  ;D

Sports / Re: Dirt car racing
« on: August 12, 2014, 07:50:23 PM »
Nice shots particularly with the rear tyre under stress.  I don't think I've seen the contrails on F1 but never on sprintcars.  I go to a couple of events here each year but unfortunately don't have the infield access to get the uninterrupted shots.  Have you tried some slow shutter panning shots?

Software & Accessories / Re: Insurance is an accessory right? :P
« on: August 11, 2014, 09:51:32 AM »
When you have $10k+ worth of equipment its not an accessory.  Here in Oz, I have mine listed separately on my house contents insurance for an extra $120pa. It covers me wherever I use the equipment for loss or damage and replaces new for old.  This year my old 70-200 2.8 non IS had some moisture damage and was deemed uneconomical to repair so they replaced it with the 2.8 ISii :D  Today I was out taking skiing photos using it and the 24-105 and its good to know its all covered.

Canon General / Re: What do you Cheap Out On?
« on: July 29, 2014, 11:12:46 AM »

Hrm; I think I've been scared into buying high-end with everything.  I do swear by an arca-swiss plate to allow a handstrap instead of getting a grip for my camera . . . I think that's more of a weight thing.

I think you are on to something there.  I might cheap out on the intervalometer, the lighting kit or some other peripheral but not anything that puts the camera/lens at risk. 

Canon General / Re: What do you Cheap Out On?
« on: July 29, 2014, 09:48:20 AM »
I've cheaped out on a few things, with some good and some not so good, but I was happy with the light tent and lighting kit I got.  For the amount I'll use it the price was right and the results from it are good.

Fantastic production.

Canon General / Re: When a Woman is Fed Up...
« on: July 28, 2014, 03:47:57 AM »
That'll buff out...

I guess it's not a good idea to bring out the camera when the wife says you lack focus...

Macro / Re: Mechanicals
« on: July 27, 2014, 10:21:48 AM »
Thanks for the inspiration all.  I now need to go and find those Prost F1 gears and spark plug I have stored :D

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 150-600mm availability
« on: July 26, 2014, 12:18:03 AM »
Congrats on the purchase.  It's a great lens for the price.  If you're looking for a case to suit it, the Lowepro 13 x 32 is a perfect fit.

Lenses / Re: What do you do with lens cases?
« on: July 25, 2014, 11:18:58 PM »
I've found this to be an effective use for them.


rofl Jim.  You might have to start a new thread of inventive photos using lens cases ;D

Canon General / Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« on: July 25, 2014, 09:18:54 PM »
Sad topic :-\

I rather see "Your next lenses to purchase?"  ;D

Would that be anti-anti-G.A.S.  ?   :'(

My minimum would be 6d kit, including 24-105mm (which I feel is a very under-rated lens).

Yes, especially since the 24-70 f/4 IS came to be. The 24-105L is a bit of a sleeper - it's really good though, and made me sell my 24-70 f/2.8L MkI :) It's also an invaluable travel lens, it's sure to be in my bag, and most of the time mounted to my camera,  wherever I'm on holiday.

In much the same way, the 17-40L is feeling the competition from the new 16-35 IS, but the 17-40 is still more compact and gives excellent results. For these reasons it's also part of my standard travel kit.

Same for me with the 24-105.  My Lightroom stats might say something different but the 24-105 is the one that lives on the end of my camera because of its versatility.  It only ranks 3rd for the number of shots I've taken with it but the ones leading are only in front because I use them for bursts when shooting sports.  It's the lens I never leave home without.

Lenses / Re: What do you do with lens cases?
« on: July 25, 2014, 09:01:42 PM »
It might be immodest, but I'm a bit proud that I have more camera bags than my wife has purses.  ;)

Sorry for being off topic but you reminded me of an old Bill Cosby bit about the wife - my wife can't beat me at nothing! ;D

Lenses / Re: What do you do with lens cases?
« on: July 25, 2014, 07:43:54 PM »
I only use them for storage.  The only exception is if I'm going away for a couple of weeks and not everything I need will fit in the backpack.  In that case most of the gear goes in the backpack and the 150-600 goes in its case (Lowepro 13x32).

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Tips on shooting hockey?
« on: July 25, 2014, 10:25:30 AM »
Thanks for the advice and compliments Northstar!  Nicely pointed out about the extra crop -  removing the extra bit of stick that added nothing to the photo certainly refocused it.

I did my second shoot last weekend and the game was a bit more willing - I lost count of the penalty minutes lol.  I decided to try some slow shutter panning during the warm up.  I got a couple of just ok shots but definitely wouldn't try it in game until I improved a lot more.   

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