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Lenses / Re: EOS - trip in the desert: dust
« on: July 05, 2013, 06:24:57 AM »
Both your 7D and 70-200 are weather sealed...  you'll be fine... :) Even with your 15-85 you'll be fine.  I have taken my old 450D and 17-55 into the north Indian dessert for a couple of days camel safari, constantly exposing it to the elements and it was fine...

Just change your lens in the best situation, away from extreme dusty/windy/wet environments, and you won't have a problem...

:) Enjoy your trip

I think the ergonomics of small P&S cameras is not conducive of prolonged use. Yes i think their IQ will improve, but the need for a more comfortable grip/button combo will be needed.

I don't think it will be redundant, but maybe less prevalent, with a lot of amateurs and part-time users preferring the compact version of mirror-less over a DSLR sized one...  a shift in popular trends more than absolute eradication! :)

EDIT: I see the title is whether they will still have mirrors...  I think we will loose them at some point, but i think the form and function of the DSLR will exist. :)

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Buying from overseas: An experience.
« on: July 04, 2013, 12:33:35 AM »
I know it is annoying that things can be cheaper elsewhere, particularly the other side of the pond.  I only once ordered abroad long ago, and got stung with import tax etc...  In the end the saving was minimal and I didn't think it was worth the prolonged delivery and worry.  Now i buy local. I live in India now and buy from Indian shops. When i lived in France I did the same, as when i was in the UK.

I try and buy local if possible. though if i am going to a "cheap" destination, i will save some purchases until then.

I think it is rarely worth the couple of quid saved compared to the worry and actually supporting local shops/economy. 
additionally, warranty is always a concern in these situations, so the money you are saving you might loose +more if there is a problem!

Thanks for sharing your story! Just my 2p on buying abroad...  :)

Do you think anyone actually buys these kind of deals? I would hope that even someone who knows nothing about photography would at least check out the items to see if it is worth it or not before dropping $1.7k?

Where there is ignorance there will always be some one ready to exploit it. sigh

Lenses / Re: Home from Central Asia...Thoughts and lessons
« on: July 03, 2013, 07:23:22 AM »
Thanks for the feedback..  nice shots!  :)  I find just having the 24-105 as a travel lens is great. :)

Lenses / Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« on: July 03, 2013, 04:59:27 AM »
I'm in a similar boat...  my 17-55 has sat in my lens cupboard for the last 6 months (since i got my 5d)...  I was saving it for my back-up camera, but now i'm thinking of selling it.

My wife is getting a 100D and I was thinking she might use it with it, but attaching it to the 100D makes the combo so heavy/unbalanced i know she won't like it much.

My 450D is more use as a paper weight...  it is so bashed up and crappy (compared to the 5D) I don't see much point keeping the 17-55 for it, since i have barely used it anyway...

I vote sell it...  That is what i'm going to do, and put the money towards something else (I can get a 24 2.8 IS for not much more than the re-sale price...  A plus for the 100D/wife and my 5D alike). :)

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Preorder the Canon EOS 70D
« on: July 02, 2013, 01:24:12 AM »
Think this looks good.... nice price point (well, not as stupidly expensive as I thought).

Technical Support / Re: LP-E6's dropping like flies.
« on: July 01, 2013, 08:48:49 AM »
glad it's back and working... 

Lenses / Re: Euro Trip Lens selection.
« on: July 01, 2013, 04:23:14 AM »
Enjoy your trip!

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: What will be the 70d's price tag?
« on: July 01, 2013, 01:48:36 AM »
~$1250 is my guess.... but will drop to <$1000 for xmas!

Lenses / Re: Step-up ring question
« on: June 28, 2013, 09:45:01 AM »
The problem is that the step-up ring precludes the use of the lens hood...and you should be using the hood, if possible.

I have always found that a CPL usually precludes the use of a hood...unless you want to always take the hood off/reattach it after recomposing

It is for a CPL filter and i don't use the hood with it, if i need to prevent flair i use my hand or lens cap to shield the lens! :)  I always try to use a hood, but it isn't always the case! :)

Lenses / Re: Step-up ring question
« on: June 28, 2013, 07:25:31 AM »
With a 58-77mm step up ring attached, you would then need to use a 77mm lens cap as the filter thread (where the lens cap locks in) becomes 77mm with the step up ring fitted.

Thanks, i thought as much...  thanks for confirming! :)

Lenses / Step-up ring question
« on: June 28, 2013, 06:28:05 AM »
This is probably a stupid question but...  If i put a step-up ring (58 to 77mm) on my lens and left it on, would i still be able to put the 58mm lens cap on or would i need to use a 77mm one?

All my filters are 77mm, so i would probably just leave the step-up ring attached...  :)

Lenses / Re: Help complete my bundle...
« on: June 28, 2013, 04:12:46 AM »
Enjoy your kit...  :)

Nice review, thanks!  :)

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