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I asked through the chat system and they said promotions were subject to change at any moment. Personally, I think the price will get lower but I'm not sure if it would be on this same kit that includes all the extra freebies. It would probably get lower without the freebies but if you need the freebies, it's a tempting deal.

Software & Accessories / Lens cleaning fluid vs eyeglass cleaner
« on: December 03, 2013, 11:19:58 AM »
I have this old stubborn fingerprint on my nifty fifty that won't come off despite (i prolly shouldn't have done this) rubbing with an old microfiber cloth. Would regular eyeglass cleaner safely work on dslr lenses?

Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway
« on: December 02, 2013, 10:21:00 PM »
1. Chobe Bag
2. Et Cetera Case
3. Gura Gear stainless steel water bottle

Senior year of high school, I had a field project for environmental science where you'd get extra credit if you took photos of where you were doing your project on. I included pictures of birds in flight that I took there and when I gave it to my teacher, he asked, "Did you take these photos?"  I replied, "Yes" as girl one exclaimed, "Whoa you took those photos? I thought you got them off the internet!!"

And then last year when I was shooting an outdoor sports tournament with my 70-200mm 2.8 IS II mounted on my Rebel XSi, one girl who also was shooting with a Rebel but with a ef-s70-300mm sharply told me, "You don't need that big of a lens to shoot" Which is funny because her lens is longer than mine. I needed the 2.8 when it got dark though.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 12, 2013, 05:51:21 PM »
pro crop sensor camera(7Dmkii) vs entry full sensor(6D).. ack now I'm indecisive again. Will the 6D iso performance be still better than the 7Dmkii?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Anyone still using their 450d?
« on: November 10, 2013, 08:39:56 PM »
The XSi is my first and only dslr(since dec 2009) but I'm seriously considering upgrading to a 6D. I primarily shoot outdoor sports nowadays(used to do birds in flight) and with the 70-200mm f/2.8 is ii, it's perfect.. in daylight. Reason I'm considering upgrading to the 6D is for the ISO and low light performance. But even if I get the 6D, I'm still going to keep the XSi as a backup body. I agree with celltech on that I don't think it is worth it to sell.

I always use backbutton focus and am very glad I read about it not long after I first got my XSi(so i think its easy to get used to). like many of the others i used it with AF servo. I shot birds in flight, sports, portraits. Funny thing is, I actually didn't know that you needed to tap it for one shot. I've always held it down -didn't realize you could do otherwise! good thing since i mostly shoot action.

Canon General / Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« on: August 05, 2013, 11:23:40 AM »
For me, it is trying to take photos with the lens cap still on xD

EOS Bodies / Re: Upgrading from the Rebel XSi: Perpetual indecision
« on: July 21, 2013, 10:29:24 AM »
RGF: My lens line up is EF-S 18-55, EF 50f/1.8 and EF 70-200mm/f.2.8 IS ii. (i still have my EF-S 55-250mm but i've been using the 70-200mm instead) so primarily EF lenses. yeah the 1Dx is out of my range

rpt: i didn't consider that yet! hmm...I'm at a point where nearly all my images taken are with the EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS ii and then sometimes the 50f/1.8 and almost always wide open.. especially when it gets dark. dunno what others lenses i would get.. maybe a faster prime but meh i hardly use the 50f/1.8 anyways at least in comparison to the 70-200mm since I mainly do sports. another thing prolly to mention is that I see this upgrade as a long term thing... like whatever camera i use next, I want to use it until its last clicking shutter before i upgrade.

70D specs look so good for sports photographers!! but surely the catch is the ISO performance. otherwise why the huge price difference?

EOS Bodies / Re: Upgrading from the Rebel XSi: Perpetual indecision
« on: July 20, 2013, 03:14:04 PM »
Wow thank you so much for your responses thus far! =D

Halfrack: I actually considered that too! But honestly I very rarely use my kit lens. I would use the 50f1.8 and stand back due the fact that times when I do need the wider angle, it would be indoors. it's always the ISO i keep pushing and not sure if the new entry level iso will be enough.

Aglet and rpt: good point about the 70D.. totally forgot about that one. will prolly wait to see the reviews on high iso noise.

for those who upgraded from the XSi to the 6D was the improvements in AF noticeable for action/sports/etc?

EOS Bodies / Upgrading from the Rebel XSi: Perpetual indecision
« on: July 19, 2013, 10:05:44 PM »
Hi y'all! I've been shooting with the Rebel XSi since dec 2009 and it has been my first and only DSLR. It's been a hard journey... other fancy cameras have tempted me but I'm proud to say I have held off! until now...

I got started by shooting birds in flight with the EF-S 55-250mm

Then later moved on to high school football/portraits. Now in college, I continued with sports, portraits and events but more than ever I find myself no longer satisfied. The low-light performance of the XSi and the limit of only 1600 is definitely straining the relationship!

I shot a quidditch tournament with the EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS ii

And as you can see, my keeper rates dropped significantly once it got dark and those 'keepers' weren't as sharp.

I have long pined for the 7D when it was regarded as the best for sports photographers but I fear the low light performance improvement won't be enough... at least when compared to the 6D.

I read that the 6D is not good for sports.. mainly recommended for landscape photographers. But surely, it is going to be tons better than the XSi right? For autofocus points, I only shoot with the center point anyways on the XSi so the lack of crosstype won't be something I'd miss. Same with the fps and the RAW buffer rate... if its better than the XSi then I don't think I'll mind. The big pain right now is the ISO performance.

But the jump to full frame means I'll have to give up the poor man's tele effect of a crop sensor camera.

On the otherhand, with the EF 70-200mm f/2.8 is ii I have gotten terrible chromatic aberration and was told in the topic i made about it that it would be ameliorated with full frame sensor plus the 6D has that processing feature now.

And another thing to note is that I do want to try video on the slr but that's always going to come second to photos.

But refurbished 7d's are going for under 1k... but I don't want buyer's regret either. I also don't want to spend more than I need to. I say "I don't think I'll mind" but that could be wishful thinking.

What do you guys think?

42 on facebook posted a link to the 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera. I thought at first perhaps the link was rigged so I googled RitzCamera and saw that, still, the f/4L IS is even cheaper than their 4L non is listed! I've been to RitzCamera brick and mortar stores but still this seems fishy.


This is a helpful thread for me too! I know every so often I keep posting about upgrading from the XSi but I never end up doing so. Very interested in seeing which one you end up picking! I used to shoot birds in flight but now I do sports/events. I'm definitely looking for a larger buffer to shoot more than 6 raw frames at a time and high iso/low noise.

For me money is an issue but I doubt you want to spend more than you have to either. I'm currently leaning towards 6D despite autofocus features on the 5dmkiii is prolly better suited for an action photographer because either way, the upgrade that you'd be making is still better than the Rebel XSi. and the extra cash saved can go toward lenses and other gadgets. at least that's the approach i'm thinking.

EOS Bodies / Re: diy ideas on how to protect camera from rain?
« on: April 09, 2013, 02:24:19 PM »
Thank you all for your helpful responses! Really do appreciate it! I've always avoided shooting in the rain but with your tips, I don't have to! =D

EOS Bodies / diy ideas on how to protect camera from rain?
« on: April 06, 2013, 12:59:49 PM »
Hey y'all! So next week I'll be shooting a tournament outdoors. It is likely it will rain but I still need to shoot. I'd be using my rebel XSi and 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens. The latter is weatherproof -so I don't need to worry about covering my lens right? but I can't say the same for my rebel.

Any ideas on making a makeshift dslr rain cover?

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