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Re: Just got my first white lens!
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2013, 05:44:24 PM »
I'd vote for a flash.... those pop-up flashes are blocked by a big lens, plus you can put a better-beamer on a "real flash" and make it really useable on a longer focal length lens....
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Re: Just got my first white lens!
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2013, 05:44:24 PM »

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Re: Just got my first white lens!
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2013, 06:25:59 PM »
I'd vote for a flash.... those pop-up flashes are blocked by a big lens, plus you can put a better-beamer on a "real flash" and make it really useable on a longer focal length lens....

Not sure you read my original post? I do already have a 600ex-rt, so getting another would be adding to the system. Since they're on sale refurbished now, I may try to snag one. That price is hard to beat!
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Re: Just got my first white lens!
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2013, 07:26:35 PM »
I'd vote for a flash.... those pop-up flashes are blocked by a big lens, plus you can put a better-beamer on a "real flash" and make it really useable on a longer focal length lens....

Not sure you read my original post? I do already have a 600ex-rt, so getting another would be adding to the system. Since they're on sale refurbished now, I may try to snag one. That price is hard to beat!

Oops... misread it... thought you said you were thinking of a 600ex-rt... my mistake!
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Re: Just got my first white lens!
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2013, 07:38:09 PM »
Well, I'd think it depends on your finances. If you are nowhere close to upgrading your body anytime soon, then I'd  go splurge on the grip so that can help you out right now. (Plus, you're still gonna want that grip when you do upgrade, right?) So I'd go for the grip.

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Re: Just got my first white lens!
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2013, 08:33:47 PM »
I'd vote for a flash.... those pop-up flashes are blocked by a big lens, plus you can put a better-beamer on a "real flash" and make it really useable on a longer focal length lens....

Not sure you read my original post? I do already have a 600ex-rt, so getting another would be adding to the system. Since they're on sale refurbished now, I may try to snag one. That price is hard to beat!

Oops... misread it... thought you said you were thinking of a 600ex-rt... my mistake!

No worries!
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Re: Just got my first white lens!
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2013, 10:09:26 AM »
My suggestion is a secondhand 5DII (if you cannot afford a 5DIII) ... using the 70-200mm f/2.8 on a "crop" camera is like owning a Ferrari just to drive to the corner cafe for a newspaper.
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Re: Just got my first white lens!
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2013, 10:55:40 AM »
My suggestion is a secondhand 5DII (if you cannot afford a 5DIII) ... using the 70-200mm f/2.8 on a "crop" camera is like owning a Ferrari just to drive to the corner cafe for a newspaper.

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Re: Just got my first white lens!
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2013, 10:57:26 AM »


I recently switched to an Acratech device that clamps onto the Wimberley plate on the tripod foot, making the lens/camera truly balanced as it hangs upside-down at my hip.

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Re: Just got my first white lens!
« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2013, 11:29:44 AM »
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Re: Just got my first white lens!
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2013, 12:06:03 PM »
If you're looking to add to your flash set up Yongnuo have announced a new flash that has built in radio AND full integration with Canon's RT system. Might make a good cheap alternative.

Also, you seem to have a bit of an unbalanced gear set up with an expensive L and then bottom of the line rebel. What kind of concert are you shooting? Is this a paid thing? I'd spend money on getting a better body first. Yeah I've heard all the bla bla bla about lenses being more important. I'm sorry but there IS a difference between a consumer level crop camera and a pro grade full frame body. If you're serious about photography (and you seem to be) why give yourself such a handicap?

Back to flash - you can do LOT with just one light.

Get the camera sorted out first then add to your lighting.
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Re: Just got my first white lens!
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2013, 01:25:29 PM »
My suggestion is a secondhand 5DII (if you cannot afford a 5DIII) ... using the 70-200mm f/2.8 on a "crop" camera is like owning a Ferrari just to drive to the corner cafe for a newspaper.

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Re: Just got my first white lens!
« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2013, 03:05:34 AM »
Congrats on the new lens! Don't buy anything that's just for the T3i. Make it something that can be used on your upgraded camera body. Save until you can buy a 5D lll or the next generation 5D. This way you will be shooting professional pics for your paid gigs. You will own quite a few bodies and lenses in your lifetime. I hope you make tons of
money and it becomes a career for you or a very lucrative hobby.
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Re: Just got my first white lens!
« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2013, 03:05:34 AM »