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Canon General / Re: Canon partially relented
« on: September 13, 2013, 01:41:16 PM »
Just got the e-mail. Glad to see they're listening.

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Lenses / Re: 85L or 135L?
« on: September 10, 2013, 12:04:32 AM »
I've never used the 85.  I do own the 135 and use it most of the time for indoor high school sports, basketball, volleyball, wrestling.  Of these 3 sports I find that volleyball is the most challenging to shoot because everything is moving so fast.  I get very good results with the 135 on my 5d III.  It focuses fast, handles the poor lighting found in most gyms, and is sharp.  I generally walk out of the gym with many "keepers" from the action. 

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Online Storage/Cloud - What's Good?
« on: September 07, 2013, 01:45:16 PM »
I don't have online storage, but rather online or off-site backup through Carbonite. I can then access any of my files from another computer and even my iPhone or ipad.  Very cheap insurance for l of your files. I think it is around $60 a year.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Boo Amazon!!!
« on: September 03, 2013, 05:14:20 PM »
The Internet and online sales took a lot of revenue away from the states. Add the economic downturn in there and states are looking for ways to get that revenue stream back.  Can't say that I blame them.  Who would have thought 25 years ago that states would lose so much in revenue through purchases made via the Internet.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
« on: September 03, 2013, 05:10:04 PM »
I'm glad I grabbed a 135 f/2 last Fall when I found it for $879.  It's $210 more now.

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Lenses / Re: prime focal length choices
« on: August 27, 2013, 03:16:32 PM »
I have the 135 which is perfect for indoor sports such as basketball and volleyball.  It focuses fast on my 5d III, is tack sharp, and is great for some of the venues that are not lit very well.  I've also used it to shoot concerts if I'm in the first few rows of the performance.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 17, 2013, 10:40:10 PM »
Juvenile Male Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

EOS 5d Mk III, 70- 200 f/2.8L II  + 1.4x III extender.  280mm,  1/500 sec @ f4.0, ISO 640

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Lenses / Re: Suggestion for High School Football lens on 5D3
« on: August 07, 2013, 09:15:06 PM »
I've taken some great shots with my 5d3 and a 70-200 2.8 Mk II.  you will find that you can crop quite a bit with the images from the 5d3 and still have excellent results.  a couple pics i posted here are at the link below. 

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=10343.0

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Can you help me identify this bird
« on: July 30, 2013, 10:41:51 PM »
Pretty sure that is a juvenile Mountain Bluebird.  I have a nesting pair of Eastern Bluebirds in my backyard, but haven't seen the juveniles yet.  They are very similar.

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Technical Support / Re: Canon 5D3 at airshow
« on: July 16, 2013, 10:51:46 PM »
5d III, 70-200 2.8II.  Cropped.

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Technical Support / Re: Canon 5D3 at airshow
« on: July 16, 2013, 09:19:13 PM »
Lighting conditions can change as you are tracking planes.  To help compensate for this, I will set my 5d III manually as to shutter and aperture, then set the ISO to auto.  Seems to work well. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Reminder: Canon EOS 70D Launch Tonight
« on: July 01, 2013, 06:49:04 PM »
Does anyone know what time the press release will happen? It's 7:48am in Japan right now.  I'm assuming that is where the press conference/release will originate?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Reminder: Canon EOS 70D Launch Tonight
« on: July 01, 2013, 06:40:40 PM »
It's a little more expensive than I thougth.

Unlike most other electronics, cameras don't decrease in price and I never expect them to.  :(

Canon has trained you well... =)

They've trained all of us because they are still in business!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Reminder: Canon EOS 70D Launch Tonight
« on: July 01, 2013, 06:14:47 PM »
It's a little more expensive than I thougth.

Unlike most other electronics, cameras don't decrease in price and I never expect them to.  :(

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EOS Bodies / Re: Reminder: Canon EOS 70D Launch Tonight
« on: July 01, 2013, 05:53:44 PM »
That's why a 7d Mk II is in the near future as well.

Or maybe this IS the replacement for both the 7D and the 60D.

That's always a possibility.  I hope not though, I think they need a higher level crop camera closer to the 5d Mk III in performance. 

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