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Bought a lens last week from B+H and now it is $100 less than what I paid for it on their site.  It's not even here yet.  If I contact B+H, are they good about issuing a gift certificate or store credit for the $100 difference?  (i bought it with a B+H gift certificate). Or do I have to do a RMA and physically send the item back?  Thanks in advance, looking for some guidance before I call tomorrow.

Lenses / 50mm macro vs. 60mm macro on aps-c body
« on: December 09, 2012, 05:49:16 PM »
Hello I have the 60mm macro and will likely be upgrading to the 6d or 5diii in the next few weeks.  I really like the 60mm macro but obviously vant use it with the 5d3.  However I do have a t3i for work stuff and do use macro frequently. 

So, I am trying to decide if I should I sell the 60mm and get the 50mm macro so I can use it on both the t3i and 5diii....or is the 60mm macro so much better than the 50mm on an aps-c body that I should keep it?     

I eventually want the 100mm f2.8 l macro with is but that is about a year away...


Pricewatch Deals / Re: B&H Photo Has a Great EOS 60D Bundle Deal
« on: December 08, 2012, 01:39:30 AM »
Pardon the novice question, but is it way out of line to buy this bundle, sell the kit lens, and use a 24-70mm L series I ?

The real question is is the L-series glass sort of overkill for a 60d?  I have my own answer but would like to know what others think?

Also, anyone happen to be selling a pristine 24-70mm L I in the L.A. area?


Oh, usage would be photography and HD video.

it wouldn't be out of line or overkill. I'm contemplating adding 17-40l or 24-105l to my 60d knowing that I'll likely have a full frame in several months.  I'm not doing  landscapes or tight indoor shots right now so don't mind that the 17mm equivalent of the 17 to 40 in APsc is 27 to 64mm.  You could probably get $250 for the 18-135 lens on eBay.  When my sisteri law got her 60d I gave her cash to add the 55-250 lens for $105 (b&h special at time).  Then sold it for $255 on eBay.  Profit paid for More than half of battery grip on 60d

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 for $299 at B&H
« on: December 06, 2012, 07:12:41 AM »
B+H extended sale of $299 until Dec 10~

Pricewatch Deals / Re: B&H Photo Has a Great EOS 60D Bundle Deal
« on: December 04, 2012, 08:13:26 PM »
Add the non-l 70-300is for $199 too!  could easily make $100 on ebay with that

Lenses / Re: What's your dream lens
« on: December 04, 2012, 10:58:27 AM »
How about a CANON 120-300 f2.8 is?  I know Sigma makes one but if price was no object and Canon made one that would be #1 on my list.

Also would like to echo the 200 f2 or 300 f2.8 is ii l       if price is not an issue ...

Lenses / slim filters necessary for wide angle 17-40? and 24-105 lenses?
« on: December 04, 2012, 10:55:19 AM »
Hello, I may be obtaining these 2 lenses in the next few weeks and had a question about if I need a slim filter for the 17-40 and/or the 24-105.  I prefer B+W filters and have them on most of my lenses.   I presume I need the B+W slim UV filter as an everyday protector for the 17-40?

I'd also probably get the slim cpl

With the 17-40, would I be able to stack the slim cpl on top of the slim uv filter or would I need to remove the uv filter?  just curious.

And is a regular filter on the 24-105 ok?  such as this one?

Thanks in advance!


til Saturday, Nov 24 apparently.  Not as cheap as the $3749 for body and lens several weeks ago and not as cheap as ebay deals....but it's b+h

Think it will get cheaper on Cyber Monday?

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Black Friday at Adorama
« on: November 20, 2012, 03:55:27 AM »
The canon 40 mm pancake lens for $149 seems to be One of the better items featured on this adorama "sale"

Lenses / Re: How long and how much: new 100-400L
« on: November 18, 2012, 08:02:03 PM »
Love my Canon 100-400mmL.  I'd expect the new one to be $2400-$2600 but don't think there is a rush on the 100-400Lii because the 70-300L is presumably doing well and the APS-C equivalent to 112mm-480mm.  When I was on safari in Kenya last year lots of people had the 70-300L. 

On a side note, saw the 100-400mm in use as the handheld surveillance camera on Cinemax's Strikeback a few episodes ago.  I for one like the push/pull, wonder if Canon will keep that one the ii version.

EOS Bodies / Re: Hands On with the 6D at Photoplus CPS Lounge
« on: November 12, 2012, 12:09:32 PM »
You would think with the holidays coming up, canon would want to get the 6d out for an independent review to select photographers, newspapers, magazines etc so that people like me can decide whether or not to put it on their Christmas list in time for the holiday season...........

Or has it been reviewed and I just missed it?

Pricewatch Deals / Re: The 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III Get Cheaper
« on: October 24, 2012, 08:58:52 PM »
If the kit for 5d3 is at $3750 now, wonder if it will drop to $3499 by Black Friday / Cyber Monday...

EOS Bodies / Re: Why are flash sync shutter speeds getting worse?
« on: September 24, 2012, 04:19:44 PM »
Thanks everyone for the great input.  I love the 1/250th flas sync on my 60D and was shocked that the 5d mark ii and iii only have 1/200th despite the 5d mark iii being 2.5-3x the price.  And the D700 and D800 both have 1/250th.  I do notice a difference with max flash sync between 1/250th and say 1/180th - namely w/blurred waving hands.  my 60d + the pop up flash is always on 1/250th for indoor candids of my toddler.  One of the features I like the most on the 60d is the wireless trigger to the 430 ex's to hoping cano's future ff are 1/250th flasj sync or faster

Software & Accessories / Re: BG-E9 Question.
« on: September 24, 2012, 09:50:02 AM »
I've had my bg-e9 sine jan 2012 and haven't had an issue with it.  It's definitely not sealed and no oring etc but I take it off frequently? About once a month and hit it with a microfiber cloth.   Had it in the rain once under an umbrella and no moisture got between it - but was only exposed for several minutes total.  Never had too much dust between but I always keep it in Tamrac bag when not in use. 

Grip is nice to have especially for long shoots and when in remote areas but I want to unload it before the 70d comes out and nobody wants to buy a used 60d grip. 

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D!
« on: September 24, 2012, 09:37:56 AM »
After the disappointing 6d announcement I;ll also be holding out for the 7d mark ii.   I think it will be aps-c but if they make it aps-h Thats all the more reason to buy it.  I think the 70d may be announced first, maybe in January. 

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