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Software & Accessories / Re: BG-E16 an ergonomic disaster?
« on: November 17, 2014, 11:04:50 PM »
The accessory grips have always been 'thick' even before the tray for the LP-E6 batteries.  I find the vertical grip ergonmics of the 1-series bodies much nicer than a gripped body.  On the back of the camera, the integrated grip of the 1D X is smooth, compared to the back of the gripped 7D where the bottom of the grip protrudes backwards.

And this is why I don't want to let go of my 1DIII and get a 7D II.  :-\

Lenses / Re: Is this 70-200 2.8 II worth buying?
« on: October 28, 2014, 09:47:03 AM »
Canon said about 180-400 for the repair thats parts and labor. I have seen a couple new ones pop up locally on craigslist but for under 1500 bucks might be worth it. I will call lens authority later for some more details.

Lenses / Is this 70-200 2.8 II worth buying?
« on: October 28, 2014, 12:50:34 AM »

They have many to choose from is it worth buying these now or will Black Friday in a month bring about better deals? The one for 1,470 is actually tempting if it really doesn't show the flaws on the photos.

Lenses / Re: 70-200 2.8 II or 100 2.8L and 135 2 and 200 2.8
« on: October 19, 2014, 05:12:17 PM »
I love my 135mm but it's so specific use, the 70-200 can be so much more useful. Size and weight of the 135 is perfect but it's often too long and too short for many things. 70-200 is perfect for so many things and great for arm exercise.

Samsung galaxy S4, upgraded from an iPhone 5 and the GS4 was so much better. So much better. Wish it had stabilization but I enjoy the feature of using the front and rear camera simultaneously.

PowerShot / Re: Official: Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 15, 2014, 11:27:47 AM »
So im curious to know if this is better than my eos m. I like my eos m but if this can do everything the eos m can but faster and even more portable then I might be looking at this camera. I just use my eos m for portablility, eBay, and video stuff.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale
« on: August 16, 2014, 10:50:48 PM »
But will it blend?

Software & Accessories / Re: Aluminum vs. Carbon Fiber?
« on: August 14, 2014, 11:19:37 PM »
If the new Alfa Romeo 4c proves anything more than it's going to be one hell of a car it's that carbon fiber and aluminum can work harmoniously together find a tripod built with both components incorporated and I bet you'll be super happy.   :)

Canon General / Re: Gear Realities
« on: August 14, 2014, 11:11:57 PM »
The most gear demand photography is test chart photography!  ;D

Some of you people seem to make me laugh more than I should on this forum! Speaking of cat photography, my cat in the backyard taken with the very iPad mini I am posting with.

Canon General / Re: Makes the 1DX seem a bit slow ;)
« on: August 14, 2014, 11:07:14 PM »
If this superfast thing doesn't have 15 stop DR, I'm gonna switch to Nikon.

Switch to nikon? Nah, I'm dropping photography and going back to painting on cave walls. Thanks foxdude I chuckled.

PowerShot / Re: SX 50 example
« on: August 12, 2014, 11:13:46 PM »
How does this compare to eos m? These photos got me thinking! Thanks for sharing I sure do love the wide to tele comparisons I'm kinda impressed by the photos.

PowerShot / Re: SX 50 example
« on: August 11, 2014, 11:15:34 PM »
I want to see more please!

The search for the perfect camera strap system is a bit like the search for the Holy Grail. I've made my way through a number of strap systems and several hundred dollars in the process

1. Original Canon. Let's face it, neck straps are body busters when you're working with two bodies at long events.

2. Spider Pro. I used this for a couple of years with the dual holster belt. It's good, and I still quite like it, but moving all that weight onto my hips was actually giving me sore hips. I could hardly walk back to the car after an all-day track & field meet. Something had to change.

3. CarrySpeed. I loved this at first...but probably because a ton of research had taken me to CarrySpeed & I'd made a big dollar commitment to the entire system, so I had to like it. But sheesh! It really didn't work as advertised. It was bulky, heavy and very fiddly to set up before each job. The double strap was a functional disaster. Don't ever get a double strap whoever sells it. Now they're gone, litigated off the face of the Earth by an aggressively litigious Black Rapid.

4. I had been resisting Black Rapid all the way along. But hell, I gave it a try. Just the one... but I soon went back to the Spider Pro and sore hips. eBay was doing pretty well from my camera strap sales at this point.

5. Go directly to Peak Design. OMG this stuff is good. It's inexpensive. It's simple, light, customizable with flexibility limited only by your imagination. In the context of the OP's question, I use two Peak Design Leash straps slung one each side. Just make sure the heavier of the two (in my case a 1D4 with 70-200 f/2.8isII) on top. Leave the straps a little looser than instinct would tell you. I'm 15 months in now with Peak Design. I thought the narrow straps would cut, but they don't. In any case, they're releasing a wide strap within weeks, the culmination of a Kickstarter project. The quick release Anchors are the heart and soul of this system. They're pure gold especially if you also use your DSLR for video where straps are always in the way. Snap snap and you're strapless.

I've really worked the field on this subject. Peak Design. Check them out. Don't buy a double strap. Ever.


I bought in on #5...can't wait till the ship. LOOKS LIKE A WINNER TO ME !!!!!!

I went with #5 as well. Hopefully I like it more than the spider holster.


this is what i use.well, not that model, but this system. it isn't inexpensive at all, but i find it works well, and looks good. in fact as it ages it only looks better, as opposed to most other things that get dirty and make you look like you are a member of the SWAT team. although you might look like an old school detective or something. anyway, i like it and get positive comments about it at most weddings i work.
BTW-it seems all photographers have a closet full of bags and straps that they never use for one reason or another. we should have a swap meet!!

I was looking at that as well, someone else recommended it. It sure looks stylish as all heck. I'm just not liking my BR Dual strap anymore. I wonder if I can return this stuff to amazon if I dont like them ??

Both the Cinch 2 and the Peak design straps are great, i.e., they prevent the swing problem of the tripod-mounted straps, but they don't provide a solution to mounting directly to the lens satisfactorily when I use my 70-200.

I wonder, how safe is it to carry the 70-200 2.8 mounted to your camera with the camera connected to the strap as the ads show? I mean, the lens is at least twice the weight of the camera!

Well my 70-200 2.8 is just about as heavy as my 1D mark III that its attached to! I was thinking about using the strap on my 5D and the holster on my 1D. Still not sure about going with Spider Holster or Peak Designs.

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