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Lighting / Re: Using 600EX-rt aboard
« on: May 28, 2013, 06:43:12 PM »
What I want to know is how you managed to get a 600ex-rt refurb. I can never seem to find them in stock!   :P

Just picked up a brand new one for $499 from B&H.  should be good until the end of June

Lenses / Re: Purchasing a used 135mm f/2
« on: May 19, 2013, 03:32:08 PM »
This lens turns up on the Canon refurbishment site from time to time.  Set up an alert on SlickDelas for when the Canon refurb site advertises.  When they advertise they have almost everything in site or just keep checking back.  By buying from Canon you know you have a lens that has been checked out by Canon and is perfectly clean.  One usually turns up every month of so:

PowerShot / Re: A New Large Sensor PowerShot Coming [CR1]
« on: May 09, 2013, 08:27:50 AM »
Same old 18GB sensor?

You clearly didn't read the first post ...

I'm sure it's just a variation of the same , tired, old, 18 GB sensor that is in so many of their cameras.  If they really had anything new do you think they would debut it in a powershot?  Why not the  the 70 or 7D?  The sensor will grade out the same, nothing new here.  Sensor innovation is not coming from Canon.  Have you seen what Nikon and Sony are putting out in this sensor size?  For less money?

PowerShot / Re: A New Large Sensor PowerShot Coming [CR1]
« on: May 08, 2013, 03:43:39 PM »
Same old 18GB sensor?  They are putting this in everything. EOS, M-series, new powershot, smallest SLR, Ti whatever. Same old sensor just with different packaging. not interested

Lenses / Re: Canon 24 - 105 for event photography?
« on: May 05, 2013, 09:36:39 PM »
I also have a 5DIII.  The 24-105 is a very, very good lens.  It is good at everything but it is the best at nothing.  You can find a prime that will do any task better.  Today I hauled around a bag of lenes and left this home.  I ended up with some good shots, but kept changing lenses.95% of what I took was between 24 and 105.  So I ended up cutting a photowalk short because I was tired and on top of that I got some dust on the focusing screen because I was constantly changing lenses in the wind.  I should have just taken the 24-105L.  Larger point.  If you are going for a walk about, this is your lens.  If you are going to a specific event, with a specific task, you can probably find something better.  Public speaking?  I'd go with the super sharp 135 f2L, but you will give up the IS.  Keep your 24-105L.  Leave it on your camera unless you have a specific task.

Macro / flash bracket suggestions for this setup
« on: April 18, 2013, 07:50:43 AM »
old photographer but just putting my toes into macro. I have quickly figured out that I may have to sometimes supplement natural light. I'd like to start with flower pictures. I have a Canon 5DIII, 100mm 288L macro and a first generation 580EX flash with the off camera cord. I'd like to get the flash closer to the front of the lens. I can figure out some method of diffusing the light. The Canon tripod ring looked expnsive for what you get. What flash bracket would you folks recommend that would allow the flash to be mounted a bit closer to the front of the lens?

Lenses / Re: I have just lost confidence with Canon Rumors & B&H
« on: April 17, 2013, 10:30:54 AM »
I just picked up a 100MM 2.8L Macro for $869 plus free shipping from B&H.  I feel it was a good deal, no?

I would like to live where you people do that don't get charged sales tax. Lol I live in NY state and will get charged tax no matter where I buy it from...  :o
try Beach Camera

Lenses / Re: A 4000$ budget for Lenses on 5D3... need suggestions
« on: April 14, 2013, 03:48:33 PM »
In general prime lenses are sharper than zooms and usually a bit faster.  I'd go 24mm (don't need the L here) 100mm 2.8L Macro (medium telephoto, IS) and the 200L 2.8 (no IS, but cheap for an L, fast and sharp).  This is a great, sharp lineup with your 50 1.8 (a very sharp lens).  you go 24 to 200 with the sharpest lenses available for your camera and all are 2.8 or faster.  not even close to $4,000 since all of these lenses get a significant rebate during the next 2 weeks.  Why don't you throw in a good flash to round things out.  BTW, get yourself and extra battery or two.  Wish I had your problem :-)

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon USA Rebates Starting April 14, 2013 [CR3]
« on: April 12, 2013, 06:42:08 PM »
I'd like to replace my 24-105L with primes.  This will be along term project but maybe I can start this week.  Don't even know what the plan is but the keyword is sharp.  Deciding between the 100 2.8L macro and the 135 f2L on the long end.  I have a 50mm 1.8 (first generation) that I am using more and more so I will sit tight until they refresh the 50mm lenses.  Yup,  I want rebates on sharp primes

Technical Support / Re: Is this dust or sensor damage?!
« on: April 11, 2013, 05:29:18 PM »
Lasers usually destroy the sensor in lines.  maybe this is a spot, maybe not.  I really think you should stop mucking with it as it is under warranty.  Send it in and find out.  Yes you will be without it for at least a week but if you so some damage to the sensor you will be sorry.  Here is what laser dmage looks like

Technical Support / Re: Is this dust or sensor damage?!
« on: April 11, 2013, 08:36:34 AM »
Well the good news is that the camera is probably less than a year old so it is under warranty.  Do no, repeat, do not muck with the sensor.  Do not attempt to clean it yourself. Pack this up and send it to Canon today.

Lenses / Re: Is the upcoming 50mm F/2 IS USM for me?
« on: April 03, 2013, 09:07:56 AM »
Still rocking a 20+ year old 50mm 1.8 first version.  Build in Japan with the metal mount.  Clean, fast , reliable & sharp. Only fault is the 5 blade shutter makes crappy bokeh.  I am waiting for a reason to replace it.  A $1,200 lens, even if it's 1.2L is not a good enough reason.  A 1.4, for $400, even if a tad sharper in the after 2.8 is not a good reason.  a 2.5 with 1/2 frame macro, and sharp, for $500 was a good reason.  So I bought one of those too.  I'm really hoping for a hyper-sharp 1.4 with IS that does not break the bank.  Guess I will be holding onto that 1.8 until the first price drop on any new 50mm

Street & City / Re: Your best street shots of any kind.
« on: February 20, 2013, 02:22:30 PM »
and 4/4  all with a Canon 5DIII 24-105L and obviously a bit of lightroom on some

Street & City / Re: Your best street shots of any kind.
« on: February 20, 2013, 02:18:24 PM »

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