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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70 2.8L MKI to tide me over
« on: July 11, 2012, 11:35:48 AM »
I feel I did but the seller was selling all of his Canon equipment.

I've never found a used one to be what i'd call excellent.  Sellers often don't understand why they did not like it, but there is a reason.
The biggest issue with the 24-70mm L is lens decentering, all of the internal lens elements centered properly.  You can google on how to check for this, its obvious once you know what to look for.
Then I'd use FoCal Pro to run their battery of not only AFMA, but the other tests as well.
Some things you cannot fix, like the curvature of field that means the center and edges cannot be in focus at the same time.  Stopping down will hide it in depth of field, but some buy a f/2.8 lens actually expecting to use it at f/2.8.

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: July 11, 2012, 11:32:43 AM »
Ok what / where is that?  It is cool.

Lenses / Re: Why is the 24-70 MK1 price so high.
« on: July 08, 2012, 07:03:20 PM »

About a week ago I got a Like new Canon 24-70 2.8 L on Craiglist for $800!  June 2009 build date.  Couldn't beleive the guy was selling for that.  Got to try it out and it seems to work great and sharp.  Not a scratch or wear mark to be seen, both end caps, and soft case.  I had it bought about an hour after it showed up on CL.  Even if I decide to go with the MII when it really shows up I don't think I will go backwards on this copy.  I have used it some now and it looks good to my eye.

Lenses / Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« on: July 02, 2012, 06:37:18 PM »
I just scored a Like new Canon 24-70 2.8 L on Craiglist for $800!  June 2009 build date.  With pricing where it is at in most places for this right now I had to share.  Got to try it out and it seems to work great and sharp.  Not a scratch or wear mark to be seen, both end caps, and soft case.  Guy selling was leaving his job to move to another locations with GF and was selling a bunch of stuff to bridge him over untill finding new work.  Listed it at 10 PM last night and I had a verbal agreemnt to buy it based on inspection this AM by 11.

Lenses / Re: Used Lenses
« on: June 04, 2012, 02:28:37 PM »
OK,  witch is it!   ;)

Never bought a used lens before, and honestly, don't see myself doing so. I got a friend at Canon who gets me a nice discount on cameras and lenses... only downside is that I gotta pay cash!

On the other hand, I did once buy a used 17-40 for $400 and sold it for $600 :D

I'm just to skeptical when it comes to buying used glass.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D MKiii used cost?
« on: June 01, 2012, 02:22:40 PM »
I agree on looking at CL first as an option to sell but sometimes EB is a better option.  I say this since you want to do a CL sale face to face and with cash and in some geographic areas your potential buyer pool for an item like this might be so small it is hard to sell or sell at the price it is worth.  To open up your market Ebay can be good even with the fees

I just loged on to see if this was posted yet.  I saw it referanced in at Manufacturing Business Technology that I get email updates from.  Here is the link.


Lenses / Re: 24-70 2.8L price jump? (not MM II)
« on: May 12, 2012, 03:04:42 PM »
Price is treending up but it seems not many have any stock. 

Doesanyone know if Canon plans to continue to make and sell the I version after the II version is actually out like it seems they do with the 70-200 2.8?

Lenses / Re: Just out of curiosity
« on: May 09, 2012, 06:50:53 PM »
When a thief finds a camera, does he/she really look closely to see if it has a red ring?

IMHO, 99% of people don't know what that "red ring" means...

...........May of those that are out to rip you off will

Software & Accessories / Re: Best film scanner under $200
« on: April 29, 2012, 11:39:21 AM »
I really like what my Canon 9000F flatbed scanner can do with film and old slides.  There may be better film only scanner but thisis at your price point and will give you optiosn for things more than film.

Landscape / Re: Post your best pictures of fireworks
« on: April 09, 2012, 09:02:15 AM »
Just used my Canon S3 in 2007 to catch these because it is all I had with.  Was pretty happy with how they turned our all things considered.

IMG_0617 by nebugeater, on Flickr

IMG_0569 by nebugeater, on Flickr

Software & Accessories / Re: CF card holder
« on: April 05, 2012, 11:08:22 AM »
I love the protection and ruggedness of my Pelican CF card holder cases.  Here is what I use.


Lighting / Re: Advice needed on set up to shoot cats and dogs at shelter
« on: February 28, 2012, 02:59:39 PM »
Not to be cold or take this in the wrong direction. From reading the subject line I was hoping you were using a camera and not fire arms as first crossed my mind when reading it.   ;)

Software & Accessories / Re: Pelican case
« on: January 24, 2012, 07:07:34 PM »
I would not put a name or ID what is inside on the outside.  I have nothing ID'ing content on the outside of either of mine.  One thing I always have though is name and contact info on the inside.  On the rare chance that it is misplaced or whatever and someone honest gets their hands on it I want them to be able to track me down.  Probably stating the obvious on keeping ID on the inside but just in case.....

Have had a few of these done but by no means as many as I am sure some people here have. My best luck has been with Mpix. Take it for what it is worth. There services have always been better than most

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