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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: First Kodachrome, now Kodak?
« on: January 09, 2012, 11:36:22 PM »
What does that mean for AdoramaPix? What paper are they switching to?

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Thanks for the advice! yeah i might wait a bit before selling it. By the way, how come this lens doesn't have a date code? i thought all L lens do.

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Thanks neuro!  ;D

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+1 in CL.  Just make sure you meet F2F.

Congrat!!! I too bought this lens that came from Amazon!! No difference with B&H.  Boxes were all beat up but when I open 70-200mm f2.8II it's BIG (REAL big) bigger than my 5D Mark 2!!! Lens is well packed so I was not too worried!! Enjoy your new toy!

Thanks! but what does CL and F2F stand for? XD

Neuro: Thanks for the link and tips! it seems that here the lens "new" is $180! but mine is used, in great condition though, for 2 years..

And thanks to all who answered. =D The lens is still icy cold and sweats when i touch it! I'm going to wrap it in a jacket. the room temperature is getting pretty chilly -for florida anyways. xD

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I'm sitting next to the 70-200mm f/2.8 l is ii box that the UPS people delivered from B&H! First time ordering anything from B&h. bah, is it normal for the box to have punctures? but that would be ups' fault.

upon opening, the box is HUGE!(up to this point i have the canon rebel xsi with the 55-250mm, kit lens and the 50 f/1.8) I never have seen a lens box that big, but its lighter than i expected. and luckily the lens box didn't get punctured.

First impression of the lens: it is ICE COLD. I don't have the heater on (FL here) but hopefully no condensation forms. Fudge, condensation is appearing on the outside.  its been 30 mins since it was delivered. i think i'll keep it wrapped in plastic and in the bag. i don't know much about lens condensation except that it is bad. but the lens itself is a beauty! can't wait to try it out!

now I am thinking of selling the ef-s 55-250mm IS mk i. but i have no idea how to go about it like pricing, shipping (im thinking of craiglisting it to avoid shipping but that would mean smaller audience) and stuff. Tips?!

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EOS Bodies / Re: tips on getting started shooting in raw?
« on: January 03, 2012, 06:40:18 PM »
Wow thank you for all your replies! =D But I don't think I am going to be buying new software at this point. Between Photoshop Elements 7.0 and DPP which is better for raw processing? haven't installed DPP yet..

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EOS Bodies / tips on getting started shooting in raw?
« on: January 02, 2012, 03:09:03 PM »
I've always shot in JPEG. I've considered shooting in raw many times but based on things I've read like it will slow down continuous shooting mode and the hassle of of needing special software to edit/view and stuff made me avoid it.

But since I spend so much time editing anyways and reading all the pros about RAW is making me reconsider it.

Does it really slow down continuous shooting?

I haven't installed DPP yet but will processing raw images be better in DPP or Photoshop Elements 7.0?

any tips/resources on getting started in shooting in raw?

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lol i must've started a domino effect by bumping this topic up! Adorama now is offering it 1974 too! but too late, already ordered at b&h. first time ordering from there actually, usually i order from adorama.

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fcot.ag%2FtcrOeR&h=_AQEzWKrxAQFQhKa1sf-FmAHcb6gSZtdEgC2ulqXFUbn8wQ

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Lenses / Re: Filters - Help!
« on: December 30, 2011, 10:24:17 AM »
just ordered the 70-200mm f2.8 is yesterday and i ordered the 77mm B+W UV protective filter MRC.

(and copying and pasting what i said on a different filter thread -not the one linked in this thread)

 When I first got into photography, I tried to research as much as I could and one thing was filters. I read about Tiffen, to Hoya to B+W and pricy Heliopan. In the end I went with B+W because I didn't want to compromise the image quality or budget any more than I needed to. I didn't go with Hoya because I read that they were harder to clean and their aluminum ring sometimes make it hard to take on and off. B+W and I think Heliopan use brass rings.

But no matter what filter you get, make sure you it has multi-coating. B+W has both non multi-coated and multi-coated. double check! (almost made this mistake)

and the only reason i took uv over the clear protective filter was because UV was cheaper.

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first L lens.. may I don't get buyers regret over its cost. :o

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the b&h link still works   ;D

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Lenses / Re: 70-200 f/2.8 II or f/4 vs. 200/2.8 prime
« on: December 09, 2011, 05:13:06 PM »
^I've been looking at many price graphs and all have the pattern of being super low between the day after thanksgiving to christmas before skyrocketing back up again... until the next year when it goes super low again.

I think the price is going to rise but whether it will dips as deep next Christmas, I'm wondering the same thing.

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EOS Bodies / HD video on a non-HDSLR?
« on: December 04, 2011, 09:41:02 PM »
This is probably old news to y'all but I just happened upon this article:
http://lifehacker.com/5595455/turn-your-non+video-canon-dslr-into-an-hd-video-camera?tag=camerahacks&autoplay

and was really excited at the possibility of shooting video on my XSi.. yet as i read in the comments too, is it risky for the camera's sensor since it must be done with Live View?

Has anyone tried this?

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Lenses / Re: Lens Filter for 70-200mm f2.8 IS II
« on: December 03, 2011, 06:41:58 PM »
When I first got into photography, I tried to research as much as I could and one thing was filters. I read about Tiffen, to Hoya to B+W and pricy Heliopan. In the end I went with B+W because I didn't want to compromise the image quality or budget any more than I needed to. I didn't go with Hoya because I read that they were harder to clean and their aluminum ring sometimes make it hard to take on and off. B+W and I think Heliopan use brass rings.

But no matter what filter you get, make sure you it has multi-coating. B+W has both non multi-coated and multi-coated. double check! (almost made this mistake)

(I use B+W MRC Clear UV filter because it was cheaper than the clear protective filter. no idea why)

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^for how long? when will this offer end?

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