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Thread started 14 Aug 2012 (Tuesday) 18:29
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# I'm a newby

Aug 14, 2012 22:35 |  #16

Give a man a fish, he eats for a day... Teach a man to fish, he eats for life...

that 1.6 x crop factor- the equation works backwards as well. So, if you have a lens on a crop- and you want to see what it is similar on a full frame-multiply by 1.6. To take a lens, like a 24-105 on a full frame and figure out its crop equivalent - divide the numbers by 1.6.
18-55 = 28- 88. So, a 24-70 is going to be a little shorter. A 24-105 is similar to a 15-65. The 24-70 is referred to as "the brick" - something about its weight. I'd recommend a 24-105 instead- especially if weight is a concern ( you need to be comfortable unless you are putting it always on a tripod ).

A 17-40 on a full frame is quite WIDE. It'd be like a 10-22 on a crop (approximate ). WIDE- or by some people's definitions- ultra-wide.

EOS 5D III, EOS 7D,EOS Rebel T4i, Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, Canon 24-105L, Canon 18-135 IS STM, 1.4x TC III, 2.0x TC III, Σ 50mm f/1.4, Σ 17-50 OS, Σ 70-200 OS, Σ 50-500 OS, Σ 1.4x TC, Σ 2.0x TC, 580EXII(3), Canon SX-40, Canon S100
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Aug 14, 2012 22:39 |  #17

@1Tanker.. I assume that the OP has a 5D Mark II.. That'd be CF - which means that the cards are already marked as CF cards are marked- with a X rating or a xx MB/Sec rating..

The Class 4/6/10/ etc ratings are for SD and SDHC cards- not CF cards. Never seen CF cards marked with Class ratings.

EOS 5D III, EOS 7D,EOS Rebel T4i, Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, Canon 24-105L, Canon 18-135 IS STM, 1.4x TC III, 2.0x TC III, Σ 50mm f/1.4, Σ 17-50 OS, Σ 70-200 OS, Σ 50-500 OS, Σ 1.4x TC, Σ 2.0x TC, 580EXII(3), Canon SX-40, Canon S100
Fond memories: Rebel T1i, Canon 18-55 IS, Canon 55-250 IS, 18-135 IS (Given to a good home)...

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Aug 15, 2012 05:24 |  #18

thank so much everyone !! I'm gonna know what I'm actually doing if I stay here very long. So, I assume I should go with the "extreme" card for the extra \$ ? I will also go with some 16gb's. Looks like Best Buy has them...wonder if I can save on the internet ? I'll shop around...thanks again everyone ! really appreciate all the help I can get.

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Aug 15, 2012 06:43 |  #19

Understood, if you see it again, just use the little red triangle under the person's post and report it. The mods will sort it all out.

@OP, definitely shop around for CF cards, you should be able to find better prices. Depending on the manager at Best Buy, you may be able to print out a good deal from a big online retailer, and get BB to price match. It is at their discretion though.

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Aug 15, 2012 08:15 |  #20

missjtiger wrote in post #14860750
thank so much everyone !! I'm gonna know what I'm actually doing if I stay here very long. So, I assume I should go with the "extreme" card for the extra \$ ? I will also go with some 16gb's. Looks like Best Buy has them...wonder if I can save on the internet ? I'll shop around...thanks again everyone ! really appreciate all the help I can get.

Yeah, I have a 16gb Sandisk Extreme Pro 600x CF card for my camera. Does the 5D2 have duel CF slots? Or just one memory slot? or a duel CF/SD like the 5D3 does?

I would definitely suggest shopping around. If you have it in your area, check out Staples. Sometimes they have REALLY good sales on their memory cards.

5D3 | 7D | 85L II | 70-300L | 24-105L | Nifty Fifty | 600EX-RT_______________

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Aug 15, 2012 08:22 |  #21

I use 400x CF cards with no issues. Plenty quick enough in the 5D3. Don't spend more than you need to.

Shop online at B&H, adorama or amazon.

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Aug 15, 2012 08:54 |  #22
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missjtiger wrote in post #14860750
thank so much everyone !! I'm gonna know what I'm actually doing if I stay here very long. So, I assume I should go with the "extreme" card for the extra \$ ? I will also go with some 16gb's. Looks like Best Buy has them...wonder if I can save on the internet ? I'll shop around...thanks again everyone ! really appreciate all the help I can get.

First of all WELCOME!! You will love your stay here and at the same time it will drain your pocket coz sooner or later gear bug is gonna bite you

Anyways, this forum has an amazing Marketplace. Look here for gear needs. Don't buy stuff at Walmart/Bestbuy. You could save hundreds of \$\$ buying here and on eBay.

https://photography-on-the.net …&order=desc&sor​t=lastpost

Coming to your questions, 24-105 is an amazing all round lens. For sports depending on your budget get a 70-200 and for portraits get a prime: Canon 50mm 1.8 for \$100, Canon 50mm 1.4 for \$300, Canon 85mm 1.8 for \$300. Primes are awesome.

Coming to the cards, I don't think you would need anything faster than a 200X card shooting with 5D2. If you are using 7D or 1DIV with faster FPS, you would need a faster card

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70-200 II L | 50 L | 100mm L | 17-40 L | 24-105 L | 2X III | 28-135 (Wife) Wishlist: BG-E11 + 24-70 L, 24-70 II L , 1DX
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Aug 15, 2012 09:45 |  #23

missjtiger wrote in post #14860750
thank so much everyone !! I'm gonna know what I'm actually doing if I stay here very long. So, I assume I should go with the "extreme" card for the extra \$ ? I will also go with some 16gb's. Looks like Best Buy has them...wonder if I can save on the internet ? I'll shop around...thanks again everyone ! really appreciate all the help I can get.

Welcome and congrats!
Regarding CF cards, the internet can save you a lot of money.
Only use BB (yuck) and WM (quadruple yuck) as last resort (i.e. you're on a roadtrip and you ran over your camera bag... ).

You can find all kinds of cards you need at newegg.com and Amazon.

This is a list of 16GB CF cards on newegg:

Newegg

Happy shooting!

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Aug 15, 2012 16:59 |  #24

CanonCleGuy wrote in post #14861237
First of all WELCOME!! You will love your stay here and at the same time it will drain your pocket coz sooner or later gear bug is gonna bite you

Anyways, this forum has an amazing Marketplace. Look here for gear needs. Don't buy stuff at Walmart/Bestbuy. You could save hundreds of \$\$ buying here and on eBay.

https://photography-on-the.net …&order=desc&sor​t=lastpost

Coming to your questions, 24-105 is an amazing all round lens. For sports depending on your budget get a 70-200 and for portraits get a prime: Canon 50mm 1.8 for \$100, Canon 50mm 1.4 for \$300, Canon 85mm 1.8 for \$300. Primes are awesome.

Coming to the cards, I don't think you would need anything faster than a 200X card shooting with 5D2. If you are using 7D or 1DIV with faster FPS, you would need a faster card

I have the 70-300...what's the difference in it and the 70-200 ?

new to serious photography but learning !
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Aug 15, 2012 17:09 as a reply to  @ andrikos's post |  #25

Welcome to POTN!

Others have listed some good places to buy your compact flash memory cards. I just wanted to warn you do NOT buy flash memory from sellers on E-Bay! There are a lot of counterfeit cards for sale on E-Bay that look just like the real thing, but, after you buy, you find out that the 32 GB card you paid for is in reality a 4 GB card. Not all sellers on E-Bay are scammers, but there are a lot, so it is just best to avoid E-Bay and buy from a reputable store, like Amazon, B&H, Adorama, etc.

Good luck, and take lots of pics!

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Aug 15, 2012 17:10 |  #26

oh yeah....ordered the 50mm f/8 II....thanks again for everyone's help !

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Aug 15, 2012 17:13 |  #27

Yogi Bear wrote in post #14863094
Welcome to POTN!

Others have listed some good places to buy your compact flash memory cards. I just wanted to warn you do NOT buy flash memory from sellers on E-Bay! There are a lot of counterfeit cards for sale on E-Bay that look just like the real thing, but, after you buy, you find out that the 32 GB card you paid for is in reality a 4 GB card. Not all sellers on E-Bay are scammers, but there are a lot, so it is just best to avoid E-Bay and buy from a reputable store, like Amazon, B&H, Adorama, etc.

Good luck, and take lots of pics!

ended up buying off amazon 2 SanDisk 16GB Extremes for \$54.89 each.

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Aug 15, 2012 17:16 |  #28

missjtiger wrote in post #14863051
I have the 70-300...what's the difference in it and the 70-200 ?

I'm going to assume you have the 70-300 non-L version of the lens? The difference between it and one of the 70-200's (there are a few - the most affordable of them being the EF 70-200 f/4 L - not the IS version - retails for something like \$750, whereas the IS version retails for \$1300 something). It is an L series lens, also known as "Luxury" - Canon's top-of-the-line lenses, notable by a red ring around the body. I can't speak for the 70-300 non-L but I would expect that the 70-200 f/4 L has better optics/Image quality. Certainly MUCH better build quality, as all of canon's L series lenses are superb in their build. And its white People love the white telephotos. Its also nice and light.

5D3 | 7D | 85L II | 70-300L | 24-105L | Nifty Fifty | 600EX-RT_______________

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Aug 15, 2012 17:24 |  #29

Christina.DazzleByDesi​gn wrote in post #14863144
I'm going to assume you have the 70-300 non-L version of the lens? The difference between it and one of the 70-200's (there are a few - the most affordable of them being the EF 70-200 f/4 L - not the IS version - retails for something like \$750, whereas the IS version retails for \$1300 something). It is an L series lens, also known as "Luxury" - Canon's top-of-the-line lenses, notable by a red ring around the body. I can't speak for the 70-300 non-L but I would expect that the 70-200 f/4 L has better optics/Image quality. Certainly MUCH better build quality, as all of canon's L series lenses are superb in their build. And its white People love the white telephotos. Its also nice and light.

I have the 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM ( I don't have a clue what all that means) but I'll learn.

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Aug 15, 2012 17:51 |  #30

I say stick with what you have for now then You can spend the moon on fancy lenses and gear, but if you don't know what they mean or why they are better, there isn't much of a point for right now. Learn on what you have, and enjoy it and don't be afraid to ask any questions on this forum, its a very helpful place!

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