What Canon stuff did you get for Christmas

jcarapet

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Oct 26, 2014
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Hello all,

Santa was very good to me this year, and got me the one lens I have been coveting for 2 years (70-200 f2.8 IS II), and I am ecstatic to have it. I am blown away by the gift, and intend to go shooting with it as soon as possible to play.

Now that the presents are unwrapped, what did everybody else get that they are ecstatic to have? Just a general thread to say thanks to the people in our lives that are amazingly generous.
 

Mt Spokane Photography

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Mar 25, 2011
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The new Canon 100 400 f4.5 - 5.6 L IS II :)
+1

I also bought a Refurbished SX50. Its good for carrying in my car for unexpected wildlife. I would not carry my expensive camera and lenses around unless I had a plan to use them, but for $200, I can keep the Power Shot in my car until the hot weather hits in July.
 

RustyTheGeek

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Apr 27, 2011
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I have been selling some of my gear to generate funds. Lenses, bodies, etc. I also bought and sold a few new Black Friday items for a great profit. This all began back at the beginning of Sept. Found/bought many great deals, esp Black Friday. So after about 90 Days...

After all is said and done, I ended up getting/keeping the following items for Christmas...

7D Mark II (Sold my 6D, 60D, 70D, etc to fund but I might obtain another 6D eventually.)
16-35 f/4L IS (Might Sell, not sure but decided to start using it for now.)
600EX-RT Flash x 3 + Sto-Fen Diffusers
Yongnuo YN-E3-RT

Other Misc stuff...
PixelFast CF Media

Later, when it arrives...
MagMod Dome Diffuser

With the extra flash units, I may buy a few new eneloop batteries. I haven't purchased any new eneloops for years. All my eneloops still work great after 3-5+ years!!
 

Eldar

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Sony A7ii :) because Canon have lost the PLOT! :'(
I´m looking forward to see (I hope to see many posts) how you solve as many photo challenges with your Sony, as I do with my Canon(s) ... The Sony has a great sensor, but viewed as a camera system ... so far, not impressed. I am looking forward to an improved suite of Canon sensors though.
 

RGF

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Re: What Canon stuff did you get for Hanukkah

Recently purchased a lightly used 17 TS-e. Also got some gift cards from Hunts and plan to use that for 7DII, grip and an extra battery. That leave 4 more nights of gifts :)
 

IgotGASbadDude

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Apr 24, 2014
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jcarapet said:
Now that the presents are unwrapped, what did everybody else get that they are ecstatic to have? Just a general thread to say thanks to the people in our lives that are amazingly generous.
So recently I sold my 7D and saved the cash. Found someone interested in trading for my 16-35 2.8 II, my 600 EX RT plus cash for the camera I've been ogling over for years. My new 1DX.

It'll be here next Monday.

Merry Christmas to me!
 

wsmith96

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Aug 17, 2012
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No Canon gear this year for Christmas. I did by a used 5D at Thanksgiving though :) I'm not sure what I want to do next. I don't have an everyday zoom for a FF camera, but that new 100-400 would round out my APS-C kit quite nicely.
 

dcm

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Apr 18, 2013
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An EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II for me after handing down my 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS to my daughter. Not necessarily in that order - she borrowed it a while back and seems to have adopted it. Good excuse for an upgrade.

Waiting for a bonus check to deposit before pulling the trigger on a 100-400mm L IS II. I almost bought it Christmas Eve but the local camera store did not have it in stock. I like the size/weight better than the Tamron - it will fit in my carry cases and I already have both extenders. That said, the Tamron has been a good learning experience for me.

Was tempted by the street price deal on the 500mm f/4 L IS II on Canon Price Watch recently but decided to hold off for now. Still contemplating the 7D II but think I'll wait to see what other bodies surface, particularly hoping for a new M.
 

nostrovia

EOS M50
May 6, 2014
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The new 100-400L II, a couple-hour break from the festivities to go play with it at a local park, and some gift cards which I will probably turn into a new photo editing laptop eventually.

All in all a pretty good day!
 

Valvebounce

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Apr 3, 2013
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Hi Folks.
I didn't get any Canon branded gear, but got some things from my wish list to help with my photography.
Color Munki Monitor.
77mm Cokin Z Pro adaptor so I can fit my filters to my 70-200 f2.8 II.
2x Black Rapid FastenR T1 so I don't have to keep removing my tripod plates to yes my strap.
2x 1Tb hard drives to extend my photo storage mirror raid array. Yes I have a NAS mirrored backup and an off site but less frequently updated backup! :)
All in all a pretty happy bunny.
Most of the relatives have had colds or flu over Christmas :( so we still have some small bits and pieces to come when it is safe to visit. :)

Cheers, Graham.
 

anthonyd

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Mar 4, 2013
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No Canon gear either, but I got a Witstro AD360 with a few accessories and the YN622 triggers. I haven't player with the triggers much yet, but I absolutely love the flash.
 

dhr90

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Aug 1, 2013
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No Canon gear for me either. Did get a Rocket Blower though which has provided quite a bit of entertainment ;D

Getting a bonus from work at the end of the month which will go towards either a photo editing laptop or a 7DII. The laptop is verging on a need. the 7DII is just a want, despite my current 7DI being more than adequate for my needs.