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Messages - curtisnull

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Amazon vs B&H for purchase?
« on: March 03, 2013, 07:11:42 PM »
You can't beat the service of B&H. I've been buying from them for over 25 years now. When I have had a problem, which is rare, they always take care of me.

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Canon General / Re: The need for backup equipment for paid jobs
« on: February 06, 2013, 08:58:50 PM »
Having a backup for everything is what separates the men from the boys, or the pros from the amateurs. Not that you have to have a duplicate of everything, but always a second body, extra batteries, extra flash, extra lenses.

If my 24-105 were to fail, I can get by using my 17-40 or my 70-200. If my flash remote fails, I can use a wired trigger. Or like someone said, use the pop up flash on the 7D for a trigger.

Always have a backup plan.

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Landscape / Re: Mesa Arch, Canyonlands NP, Utah
« on: January 30, 2013, 10:00:46 PM »
More please! Awesome photos.

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The EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II is the most amazing lens I've ever owned. And I've owned a lot of lenses in the last 30 years. I have the EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II and the extenders. If budget allows, go to the 300 without a second thought.

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Technical Support / Re: 1DX CR2 files won't preview on IMac
« on: January 24, 2013, 03:35:44 AM »
I'm running Mac OSX 10.8.2 on my MacBook Pro and have no issues with opening 1Dx and 5D3 CR2 files in Preview.

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Lenses / Re: Your favorite lens is?
« on: January 14, 2013, 08:51:45 AM »
300/2.8 II

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Update your EOS Utility to 2.12.3.

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Abstract / Re: What is this?
« on: January 11, 2013, 02:04:12 PM »
It's only $120,000.00 at B&H.

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Lenses / Re: Educate me about why 70mm <> 70mm...
« on: January 05, 2013, 02:00:52 PM »
I have noticed by looking at the patents that we see detailed here on Canonrumors.com sometimes that the REAL focal length and the REAL aperture are not the same as the MARKED focal length and MARKED aperture.

What I mean is you see a patent for a 50mm f 1.4 lens and the details on the patent will say something like it's really a 51.2 mm and f 1.51. (not real numbers here, just an example I made up)

So maybe "70" on the 24-70 is really 68.2mm and "70" on the 70-200 is 73.1mm.

Don't know this for sure, just something I have seen from the patents and am speculating on.

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Lenses / Re: Oops, did it again !
« on: January 04, 2013, 02:11:45 PM »
Option won't be there until you have enough posting (10 if I remember correctly)

I think mine was more like 14 or 16 before I could set up my signature.

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Lenses / Re: Oops, did it again !
« on: January 04, 2013, 02:10:00 PM »
I buy online and order what I planned to order when the price is right.

Same Here

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Anyone still using a 20D?
« on: January 03, 2013, 10:00:56 PM »
I had a couple of 20D's back in the day. It was a good camera and still is. 8MP is good enough for a lot of things. It most definitely has it's limitations compared to todays cameras. Mostly being ISO performance.

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Lenses / Re: Dropped my 70-200L F4 onto the carpet from my bag. Advice.
« on: January 02, 2013, 10:05:34 PM »
If I drop something I send it to Canon Repair. I can't take chances on something being wrong with it.

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Just skip to the best and get a Gitzo. I've owned several Bogen/Manfrotto monopods and tripods over the years. The Manfrotto's are good but tend to fall apart after a few years. The Gitzo keeps on going.

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Lenses / Re: 5D3 + 135mm F2
« on: December 31, 2012, 10:38:44 PM »
I just got one last week. I have only used it on the 1Dx and haven't put it on the 5D3 yet. Love it on the 1Dx so far.

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