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Lenses / Need quick advice Please and thanks! Choir photoshoot!
« on: October 09, 2012, 06:53:25 PM »
Hey everyone I have a choir I am photographing this Saturday the 13th and I was hoping to get your opinions on what lens I should rent for this. I was thinking about the Canon 16-35L Canon 14L or maybe the Sigma 12-24. The choir is about 50 kids and the director wants the something different than the typical riser shots, anyone got any ideas on large group shots? Thank you in advance to potential replies!

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Canon General / Canon USA shop direct and canon loyalty program help
« on: September 12, 2012, 09:36:50 AM »
Does anyone know if you pay taxes and shipping from canon shop direct? I live in Minnesota. Another question is how do I qualify for canon loyalty program or take advantage of it? Ive never really used the canon USA site much and I'm pretty lost on the page. Thank you!

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I've been on the fence about buying a 5d2 kit and watching the prices but I just checked tonight and it's up 100 dollars matching my local vendors and last week everyone online had it for 2699. Does this mean something new might show up or stock is dwindling down and so price goes up? It's starting to not seem like a good deal to me anymore.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Too good to be true?
« on: September 08, 2012, 12:50:29 AM »
Hey everyone, came across this ad on craigslist tonight and thought is this too good to be true?
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/pho/3232109329.html
I have a very good condition canon 50d with a grip and this guy is open to trading for one according to his ad. Provided its not a scam and the camera works would it be dumb to pass on this trade?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Anyone buy a new 5D3 on eBay?
« on: September 06, 2012, 10:39:56 AM »
I was looking for 5D3's at google shopping and found
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=150890960084&index=1&nav=SEARCH&nid=44815022475
It states it's a kit that had the lens removed, so is this a good deal and will I still have a warranty? eBay always makes me somewhat nervous but 400 bucks less is a good deal. So please anyone who has bought a new camera from eBay and maybe even from this store tell me is it safe?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Is digital still that new of a technology?
« on: August 29, 2012, 12:14:52 AM »
Ok Im quite confused, I know digital is the new thing and film is kind of almost vintage, but seriously why couldnt they just turn this camera digital?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/194453-USA/Canon_2043A005_EOS_1V_Camera_Body.html
I get the convenience of digital but this 1V film camera sure seems like one hell of a camera! Maybe I am too young and naive about film vs digital or however you want to call it. So is it really just a convenience factor that determines the price and features of the current SLRs because 1V has 45 point AF and can do 10FPS what the hell mr 5D2 or even 5D3 for that matter! I would trade the 5D3's 61 point AF and 6fps for the 1V's 45 point and 10fps, how cool would that be? Or is it more like how long did it take to get where the 1V is vs how long will it take for digital to catch up? I guess its only been 7 years since the 5Dc was announced I suppose its time to look up how long canon had been making auto-focus film cameras!

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So as I have been reading on here Canon has the 5D2 refurb for 1700 or if you get the loyalty program I hear it's like 1500. So you can buy a new 5D2 kit with 24-105 for 2600 and you get a 1000 dollar lens meaning the camera is like 1600. So do you buy a kit or do you buy a refurb and a lens? But a new 5D2 is 2000 so if you get the kit you get a 1000 dollar lens for  600. Does anyone see these numbers the same as me? I'm very confused but I really want a full frame and I tried the 5d2 with 24-105 and it was better than my 50d with 17-55 2.8 IS!!! My 50d is so grainy at ISO 800.

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I have the cash, I want full frame very badly. I don't need that much camera as I'm not professional but 2900 for 7k shutter sounds like a good deal. There's a big camera sale coming this weekend locally I wonder if they might have 5d2s cheaper? Obviously the 5d3 is a heck of a lot more camera than 5d2(5d2 im sure would be amazing) and heck the rumored 6d might be more than 5d2(5d2 still prolly way awesome?). I just don't want to miss a potential good deal, unless you guys think prices on 5d3 an 5d2 may drop a bit after a potential 6d comes out? I have a 40d and 50d with a few efs lenses but I don't mind selling them, I would sell the 17-55 and 40d most likely. I can be very impulsive so I'm looking for grounded people to give me better advice. And if I go with 5d2 I want to buy the kit new. Thanks everyone I know I'm not the first one to make a thread like this!!

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Lenses / My 17-55 2.8 for his 28-70 2.8 trade?
« on: July 27, 2012, 11:53:34 PM »
I want to go to full frame some day and I use crop now. I'm trying to sell my canon 17-55 2.8 to help fund the FF move. However I got an email off Craigslist from a guy that wants to trade his canon 28-70 2.8 for my 17-55 is it worth it? Assuming both lenses are equal condition as well.

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EOS Bodies / Announcements today, eos mirrorless only camera?
« on: July 23, 2012, 11:10:42 AM »
My question is, will there be more announcements today or is the mirrorless along with its accessories all the fun we get today? I'm debating buying a 5d2 but if a newer entry is coming out soon I wonder if it's worth waiting or pick up a awesome 5d2 before they are all gone for good(new ones).

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United States / Minnesota kid looking for a photographer mentor
« on: July 20, 2012, 02:14:02 AM »
Alright I don't really know how to go about this but I'm going to give it a try. First of all I'm not really a kid I'm 27 and I live in Minnesota. I really love photography and cameras(starting to collect ;D)and I want to get into it more. Basically what I'm looking for is how possible it is for someone in my situation to shadow or be mentored by a professional photographer? Does something like this exist? Photography started when I found a camera in a rental car when I 18 and detailing the cars. The person never came back for the camera so I adopted it. It was an Olympus 2mp point and shoot. That's where it all began and now I've been photographing real things but not many. I did one wedding and some portrait stuff for a few people. I really enjoyed doing both. I now have another wedding coming up in september so this prompted me to see if I can learn more about this craft. I am by no means a professional and I don't know if I will be but I sure like photography more than the car buisness. I just would love a chance to learn more by spending time with a professional or something like that. I practice different things that I see on the Internet and read a lot but I'm much more hands on and visual learner. That's my silly little rant I just want to learn more and become better. Im really enjoying this canon rumors site. Thanks!!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / My 7D vs 40D test
« on: June 06, 2012, 07:56:43 PM »
I did a rather unscientific test with my Canon 40d and a rental 7d.  I have done a lot of reading about the two because I want to add a second digital body. Based on what I read online the image quality was very debatable so I thought I would test for myself! The 2 shots I uploaded are same settings as far as ISO Shutter and aperture and both shots in jpeg not RAW. The only thing that really different is the 7d was set to medium jpeg. From my short use of the 7d I really like it and these results from my test actually prove something to me. The 7d's extra MP really do make a difference even with the medium jpeg just looking at the little ® symbol on the bottle there's more detail with the 7d over the 40d its not HUGE but its very noticeable and useable. I really feel that they are quite different cameras. 7d is very quicker and the new AF is way better than the 40d. I just wanted to share my opinion from experience with the 7d from a regular guy who loves photography and is debating which way to go with an upgrade/second body. Id be very comfortable and happy purchasing a 7d.

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