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I really can't see them harming the camera. AFAIK, I don't think the hotshoe has changed much over the years. I've used my grandpa's old flashes, which I believe are also Sunpaks. Manual control on the flash

Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway!
« on: December 07, 2012, 07:41:52 AM »
might as well give it a shot

(pun intended)

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D or 5D Mk II
« on: October 22, 2012, 04:12:03 PM »
I was extremely excited when the 5d3 was released.  I'm excited to see what the 6d is able to do and if I can save some cash and invest it in something else.  I personally wouldn't purchase the 5d2 unless it was an exceptional deal.  I'd rather make the investment in newer tech.

Lenses / Re: What 3 lenses do you dream of and long to own?
« on: October 10, 2012, 05:05:11 PM »
14mm f/2.8L II
70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
400mm f/2.8L IS II

if I had to pick one more...this monster....Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8


Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
« on: October 09, 2012, 03:56:00 PM »
I'm holding out for the holiday sales. I'm sure it will still be a great camera in a few months/years  :D

How low do you think the holiday sales will get?

No one knows for sure. I don't have a number that I'm looking for it to hit. Just to reiterate, I did say 'months/years'  :P

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
« on: October 09, 2012, 03:41:54 PM »
I'm holding out for the holiday sales. I'm sure it will still be a great camera in a few months/years  :D

Canon General / Re: How come Canon never responds to anything?
« on: October 09, 2012, 03:27:49 PM »
well after watching this i want a cheeseburger...

+1...or just fast food in general  ;)

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Ultra long daytime exposures - 5D mkiii
« on: October 09, 2012, 03:23:27 PM »
Definitely has the "wow" factor and I'd love to know what this "black glass" is.

Any HDR in these? If so, it is done perfectly IMO. Great shots!

EOS Bodies / Re: Shutter count request to Canon.
« on: October 04, 2012, 11:18:15 AM »
What if batterylife in pictures were as inaccurate as the shuttercount guarantee?

Where does Canon say it's a guarantee?

But since it's an obvious thing to miss imho Canon is hiding the count to ...

Even the bottom end Rebel/xxxD bodies have a 50K durability rating, and I doubt many owners of those cameras come anywhere close to taking 50K shots over the lifetime of the camera.

FWIW, my Rebel xti is approaching upwards of 70k. Shutter durability is pure luck in my opinion.

Sports / Re: learning bike shoot
« on: August 22, 2012, 12:10:24 PM »
did no one notice that he said "24-70 F2.8 II"...

I didn't think these were available to the public yet?

I have shot a lot of bikes this summer. I am by no means an expert, but I normally shoot in AV, AI Servo, and use the AF-ON to track and the shutter button to take the picture. I use Shutter priority when I am attempting to get real panning blur, but this is hard as they are passing me in more than 200 km/h.  This picture was taken on Thursday using a borrowed 1DX and the Canon 24-70 F2.8L II.

If you have the chance (and get permission from the ones running the track, try to get a good spot on the track, in a curve where you both have them leaning over with the knee down, also where you can catch them speeding away.

Canon General / Canon in San Jose?
« on: August 21, 2012, 05:41:00 PM »
Anyone know what happens at this Canon location?  I drive past it at least twice a day and haven't had the time to stop in.  It has an orange grove as a neighbor across the street with the rolling hills to the east.

Is it a corporate office? service center? r&d site?


I've browsed the top Google results and didn't come up with much.  Any knowledge here?

Canon General / Re: Suggestions needed from the community
« on: August 07, 2012, 10:54:00 PM »
Thanks for all the suggestions. I just moved out to California so I'll probably wait a while to see if anything better comes out and causes other models to drop in price or end up in the refurb section.

Santa Cruz is just one area I explored. I live closer to Cupertino actually. I'll take another trip to SC soon!

Keep the suggestions coming! This place is great. Thanks for great welcome!

Canon General / Re: Suggestions needed from the community
« on: August 07, 2012, 05:28:29 PM »
I'm tempted to sell off the entire bag (except for the nifty fifty :) ) and start fresh since most of it was given to me by a friend upgrading to newer gears.

The buffet of information you laid out was useful. Would the AF on the 5d2 be a great improvement over my xTi?

From reading reviews and discussions (CR included) about 5d2's AF technology, I want to make sure that I would notice a difference in speed/accuracy.

I'm a huge fan of Santa Cruz and Alviso in Northern Cal.

Here's a shot from SC...

There's a few other ones in my photostream!  :)

edit: included the link

Canon General / Suggestions needed from the community
« on: August 07, 2012, 02:00:00 PM »
Hi all,

I'm an advanced amateur (5 years shooting) looking to get your advice on my next purchase. I don't consider myself a photographer, I just enjoy taking pictures and preserving the moment. I play around in most genres of photography. Primarily nature, family, etc...

Below is a link to my Flickr page to give an idea.

I currently own a Rebel xTi, EF-S 18-55 (kit), EF 28-135 IS, EF 75-300, and EF 50 1.8 II.

I'll leave it at that. Thanks in advance for your suggestions!    :D

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