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« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2011, 06:34:08 PM »
CR has become part of my daily routine too. I've notice that on some day I check the front page several times, waiting for more news on the 5D III. I have a 5D II, 24-105mm, 50mm 1.4, 20mm 2.8 & a 70-200mm 2.8 bought second hand. Trying to decide between 16-35 II & 100mm 2.8 macro ...

Mostly into landscapes and am doing a few stitched panoramas using the 20mm on a Nodal Ninja 3 pano head.

Built my website in spare time, it's just a hobby - www.robpackerphotography.com

Am enjoying living in the beautiful Scenic Rim of SE Qld - panoramas, mountains & waterfalls all close by.

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« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2011, 09:49:00 PM »
Hi guys,
Just discovered this site, I'm from Nth Qld.
I've had a 400D for a couple of years now and thinking of upgrading to a 60D later this year. From what I've seen on the net they are getting good reviews, any thoughts and /or advice would be welcome. If I can scrape up enough cash I might consider the 15-85 EFS lens as well, currently using the Canon EFS 18-135 as my main walk-around lens.
Cheers,
Steve

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« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2011, 03:53:06 AM »
I eagerly await news of the 5DMKIII as well. Though I doubt I'll be jumping onto it with my grubby paws straight away.

The 5DMKII just does everything I want it to at the present.

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« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2011, 05:22:49 AM »
Hi Guys,
I have been checking each day as well..   eagerly awaiting the 5D3...   I love my 7D so am hanging to have all of it's cool things in a full frame body.

I run a Realestate Photography business here in Melbourne. a cropped camera is find for 99% of my work, but am moving into more interior design & Archi work so a 1:1 camera is a must. I have slowly been collecting L series lenses along the way so will be ready for the 5D3 arival.

here is my Flickr stream if anyone is interested.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/15873758@N05/


Cheers..  Jock

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« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2011, 09:18:52 AM »
Paul from Melbourne here. Stalking for ages. Love rumors. I see that the prices around the world have risen to meet those we pay here in Aussie. Call it equalising..level playing field?

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« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2011, 09:53:27 AM »
I see that the prices around the world have risen to meet those we pay here in Aussie. Call it equalising..level playing field?

tell me about it.
when i bought my kit, i checked the prices online at Teds, and could afford a 7D and 15-85.
for the same price in The Netherlands i got the 7D, 15-85, 70-300nonL, 58+72mm UV filters and 8GB 60MB/s CF card, and a free National Geographic hardcover photography book. Was annoyed the damn dutch customs wouldn't give me duty-free, but it was already cheap enough.

after a few months, i added up the 70-300nonL, UV Filter and Lowepro 2S case, came to AU$650. I sold it to my sister for $500. Saw it the next day, lens only, second hand for $750. ouch.

Just got the 70-300L and B+W MRC filter, ended up paying about AU$1500 for it after duty free. can't even get that in Hong Kong...
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« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2011, 04:57:03 PM »
Hello all you Aussies, I live in the North of England but my son has been in Melbourne since January 2004. Has a place just over the way from the MCG.

What a brilliant place Melbourne is, I was out one night at 12.15am photographing the illuminated on street flower stalls, young guys just went past saying have a good time, no bother at all. Be a bit risky here in UK.

Sydney is great, the Harbour area is like being in a Hollywood film. Did the Harbour Bridge climb, one of the best days of my life.

The Great Ocean Road is a Wow. I cannot wait to be able to come back to Oz. 

Keep watching Canon Rumors, its a great site, I check it virtually every day. All the best to you folks.

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« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2011, 07:21:14 PM »
What a brilliant place Melbourne is, I was out one night at 12.15am photographing the illuminated on street flower stalls, young guys just went past saying have a good time, no bother at all. Be a bit risky here in UK.

whereas in London, I had no qualms about taking night photos around the city, there's so many tourists and people and cops that noone would think to rob you.

and my last experience of Melbourne a few years ago was walking home from a party along a main road, to have cars drive past throwing eggs. Harmless enough, you'd think, but it left a nice bruise on my calf, could be blind if it hit my face.

Personal safety's always going to be iffy in any part of the world these days unfortunately, thankfully the only time i've ever been attacked i didn't have my camera gear, only dance shoes walking home from salsa lessons, in The Hague where i used to live. (and i've been backpacking through china, russia, almost every eastern europe country with no problem, go figure)
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« Reply #38 on: July 20, 2011, 09:20:17 PM »
Another Aussie here, eagerly awaiting the release of the 5D Mk III.
I have been a regular reader for a few months, constantly checking for news about upcoming Canon releases, so I figured it would be about time to sign up and say hello.

Thanks for the good work and keeping the site :)

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« Reply #39 on: August 22, 2011, 09:28:18 PM »
I'm the latest Aussie to start contributing. I'm from Sydney and you can find me at http://www.redbubble.com/people/peterh111. My weapons of choice are the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, the awesome Canon EOS-3, and a Canon EOS 10D converted to IR. My lenses are an addiction: 24mm Tilt+Shift, 45mm Tilt+Shift, EF 16-35mm f2.8L, EF 24-70mm f2.8, EF 100mm f2.8L IS, EF 70-300mm DO IS, Lensbaby Muse, Sigma 50mm f1.2, Carl Zeiss Distagon 21mm f2.8, Voigtlander 40mm f2.

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« Reply #40 on: August 23, 2011, 02:29:39 AM »
Hi, i'm from melbourne. Just shoot photograph as a hobby. Have a 7d and 450d pair up with tokina 11-16 canon 28-70 L canon 70-200 L canon 50 1.8 & 1.2 L

Would love to get some nd filters so that less time spent on post processing :)

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« Reply #41 on: August 23, 2011, 11:30:23 AM »
CR has become part of my daily routine too. I've notice that on some day I check the front page several times, waiting for more news on the 5D III. I have a 5D II, 24-105mm, 50mm 1.4, 20mm 2.8 & a 70-200mm 2.8 bought second hand. Trying to decide between 16-35 II & 100mm 2.8 macro ...

Mostly into landscapes and am doing a few stitched panoramas using the 20mm on a Nodal Ninja 3 pano head.

Built my website in spare time, it's just a hobby - www.robpackerphotography.com

Am enjoying living in the beautiful Scenic Rim of SE Qld - panoramas, mountains & waterfalls all close by.


That's a toughie between the 16-35 and 100mm 2.8 macro

Seeing as you're into landscapes perhaps the 16-35 would open up some more vistas for you.  I own the 100mm 2.8 IS macro and I will say this:  You can find all sorts of interesting things to photograph in your yard where the 16-35 you might need to travel somewhere to get a good view.  I've gotten incredible shots of butterflies, dragonflies, flowers, leaves, blades of grass, etc from the 100mm 2.8.   Also it works great as a telephoto but seeing as you already have the 70-200 no big improvement there.

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« Reply #42 on: August 23, 2011, 12:58:20 PM »
Oh, and I'm not an Aussie - though I did visit Darwin and Perth while in the Navy.  Very nice place. :-)

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« Reply #43 on: August 23, 2011, 08:49:39 PM »
CR has become part of my daily routine too. I've notice that on some day I check the front page several times, waiting for more news on the 5D III. I have a 5D II, 24-105mm, 50mm 1.4, 20mm 2.8 & a 70-200mm 2.8 bought second hand. Trying to decide between 16-35 II & 100mm 2.8 macro ...

Mostly into landscapes and am doing a few stitched panoramas using the 20mm on a Nodal Ninja 3 pano head.

Built my website in spare time, it's just a hobby - www.robpackerphotography.com

Am enjoying living in the beautiful Scenic Rim of SE Qld - panoramas, mountains & waterfalls all close by.


That's a toughie between the 16-35 and 100mm 2.8 macro

Seeing as you're into landscapes perhaps the 16-35 would open up some more vistas for you.  I own the 100mm 2.8 IS macro and I will say this:  You can find all sorts of interesting things to photograph in your yard where the 16-35 you might need to travel somewhere to get a good view.  I've gotten incredible shots of butterflies, dragonflies, flowers, leaves, blades of grass, etc from the 100mm 2.8.   Also it works great as a telephoto but seeing as you already have the 70-200 no big improvement there.

SamTheFish

I would agree with SamTheFish on his recommendation of the 16-35mm. Landscapes and scenery will benefit from the wide angle and it would cover ground your current lens set up does not (16-24mm). If you find yourself using your 20mm a fair bit, this would just affirm this suggestion. The only issue I have in this suggestion is that you say you do panoramas with the 20mm. If this is the case, I highly doubt a slightly wider lens will be massively beneficial except to give you more skyline and cut area to work with. If you find that you prefer the 16-35, you could replace the 20mm in your everyday carry bag with ease. You could borrow or rent if absolutely needed, or wander down to your local camera shop to test it. If the investment cost wasn't so massively extreme, I might even suggest the 14mm f/2.8 L II...

I would not consider the 100mm f/2.8 Macro for use as a "telephoto". I think it is a good investment, but specifically for use as a portrait lens and obviously macro work. It "can" have a very narrow dof which can play tricks with your photos taken at range. However, if you like to play with bokeh and awesome dof pictures, this is a great lens. From the reviews, I would also spend the extra and invest in the L version of the lens.

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« Reply #44 on: September 13, 2011, 07:17:23 PM »
G'Day all,

Another newbie.  Melbourne based, working my way towards mediocrity (huge step in my photography!) :D.

Just pulling myself out of the entry level stuff and heading into uncharted, debt filled waters. 

7D bought (from a 1000D ... and whilst it was a cheap cheap camera I think I got the most out of that and truly happy to start there). 

Tomorrow the Sigma 50mm 1.4, in a couple of weeks the Sigma 30mm 1.4 then the 85mm 1.4 before I move into the L range of zooms etc.

Anyways always lurked here ... thought I might as well jump on board and have a say now and again!

You can find me here - http://hovey75.wordpress.com or straight to flickr - www.flickr.com/photos/mashtee/

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« Reply #44 on: September 13, 2011, 07:17:23 PM »