Am I the only one that sees the 200 as either an attempt to go much cheaper or lighter/smaller?
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If you want to not be noticed and get great pictures, I would avoid the white L lenses. For v good reach on a crop body, value and very good IQ, I would recommend the 70-300 4-5.6 IS. The IS works great and allows use for fast moving subjects and to hand hold it when slower speeds are essential.
For indoors and limited light conditions, the 50mm 1.4 is a great value and you won't believe the wonderful images it will produce for you. You might want to invest in flash such as the 430 EX. with the extra cash. Check out eBay for that.
After that, it is all up to you....and you still save a little cash. If you sell the existing lenses, give a consideration to the excellent 17-40mm L.
Replace the 75-300 with a 70-300L - will be better for journalism
Brian, what is your take on 70-300 L vs 100-400 L?
I was thinking I'd rather be in the South right now!Straight up. Shooting in the winter with raynaud's is just freaking annoying.
Hi all I just received an E1 strap from a ebay seller, as soon a I opened it I could feel that it is a counterfeit It is clearly inferior quality than the usual Canon accessories, the pad on the underside feels like tissue paper. I will be sending it back for a refund and trying to get hold of a genuine item, anybody know a trustworthy shop that might stock them?I think used will be your best bet. The B&H used one I got was just right. You can tell by the photos; the knockoffs aren't as wide and has a more curved shape.
I would just WAIT...you will get really nice pics of the kids with a new 5D III
In my experience, unannounced/unavailable cameras don't take 'really nice pics'!
Interesting. B&H indicates that the E-1 Hand Strap has been discontinued by the manufacturer and is no longer available.
I surmise that the E1 has been replaced by the E2 (the former only works with gripped/pro bodies, the latter with any body). Although B&H and Adorama list the E2 as out of stock, it's available directly from Canon USA. The tripod mount is removeable, meaning you can attach it to the top/bottom lugs on a gripped/pro body just like the E1. FWIW, Nikon's handstrap comes with a removeable body plate like the newer Canon E2.
The E1 looks like a nicer strap - I'm glad I already have two of them...
Yes it is, but it does not inspire a lot of confidence, maybe it is my first time with such a strap.
I remember that there is a thread like this. I also remember a reply of Neuro saying that if you want to see his gear, check it in his profile at TDP[/color]
My photo gear (the last two pics in the set are somewhat outdated).
I have the E1 on my 7d... I dont have a grip on my 7d... I bought one of those cheapie ebay ones that comes with the mounting plate on the bottom of the camera and removed the ebay strap, added the E1... took some finesse because the plates want the nylon straps to bend in almost a 90 degree angle and when new... good luck. Anyways I got it to work and has served me well... I dont like the rubber inside feel of the ebay grips... and even the E2 that neuro posted, while nice, appears to be more narrow than the E1, and isn't quite the same...
Got my ebay grip.... works as advertized, however I wish I could feel more secure, it seems like something will give and my 5d will crash to the ground with the 70-200ii attached