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Capeachy
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Dec 12, 2011 14:40 |  #31

plasticmotif wrote in post #13533322 (external link)
now you need some fast primes :P

I've concluded that this forum is filled with helpful, albeit evil people. ;)


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Dec 12, 2011 14:41 |  #32

nawww..... even if you didn't visit this forum that lens would have come knocking on your door to show off its awesomeness. The 70-200 2.8 IS II is so dang good it practically sells itself. :)


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Dec 12, 2011 15:07 |  #33

Lens Work and Getty come to mind. Lens Work will knock your socks off.

http://www.lenswork.co​m/ (external link)

http://www.gettyimages​.com …id=4610259942&p​roperty=GI (external link)

Ferrari_Alex wrote in post #13532868 (external link)
I am simply not aware of any one single place with so many quality photographs - all of them are very carefully selected and screened and only then published. I am sure there are many photographers...with stunning work, but like I said - I am not aware of any other single place.

But this is not the reason. Reason I posted this is different.
You might not agree, but people here invest a lot of money and in many cases they do not have them - they borrow from the bank, to purchase the gear....more gear....to photograph what?

And again, not trying to generalize, but when people will read, they will know what I am referring to...and who I am referring to.

P.S. There are many categories at 1x.com, many different galleries. Many landscape, nature, documentary, street photography. Some are creative edits, some are heaving edited...some are not at all.

I am with you on how much gear do you need to be a genius.

That still seems nebulous to some degree and mostly because I think there may be a depth here that isn't easily translated in a few images or words.




  
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Dec 12, 2011 16:50 |  #34

General_T wrote in post #13532552 (external link)
I personally think it has more to do with profit margins for the stores...am also thinking collusion.

+1.

The market size argument does not correlate with reality: roughly 90% of the Canadian market is located within 100 km of the US border, and of course we pretty much all the same store lines as the US; with the free trade agreement+relatively easy border crossings (less true in the last decade), the Canadian market is basically just a small extension of the US economy.

Anyway, I was asking the question semi-rhetorically, seeing as no one here can have any direct influence on all of this, I'll drop the topic before it becomes too political ;)

I'm quite ok with buying in the US, and B&H's delivery is quick, so that's not an issue for the time being. And, as far as I know, Canon honors its warranty in both the US & Canada (though I'd need to double check that, might be wrong). Haven't needed it so far.


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Dec 12, 2011 17:02 |  #35

This forum does not always cost (more) money.

I was thinking of buying Canon 55-250 for a while, and today i learned about the discount in Amazon from this forum, and saved 50$ :)

And as a novice i asked a stupid question to help me decide which lens to buy.

I would buy a FF like 5d mark 2 as a replacement to my t2i. But now i understand that t2i is the perfect machine for a beginner like me, so i saved 1500$.

I was about to buy 10-22 and 17-55 or 15-85 for 1400$ or 1700$, but now i'm convinced that i can first buy the 18-55 lens and get more experienced with that. Which means 1300-1600$ more save :) I wish i came to this forum before buying my camera, i would buy the kit lens and save about 50$ more...

I'm not comparing the gear that i buy with the ones i give up on btw. Only wanted to tell talking with more experienced people changed my point of view and i'm pretty sure that i'm on the right way now.


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Dec 12, 2011 17:09 |  #36

I did the same thing. Except, i got the 70-200mm 2.8 IS II first then got a good deal on a 7D body.
:D

General_T wrote in post #13531995 (external link)
Hi,

I was happy with just my 5d mkII and my one lens. Telling myself that this was all I needed to enjoy the photography I was learning/doing.

But then along came POTN and the wealth of information about the advantages of F2.8 over F4.0 and the amazing new Canon F2.8 70-200mm IS MkII. Of course I wanted one (didn't necessarily need one). Fortunately logic prevailed and the $2500 price tag said I just couldn't justify it.

Mind you I did rent this lens recently and did like it!!

But then along comes POTN with the info that Adorama is selling them for $1974. So I did what I really wanted to do all along and justified buyiny one because of the money I would save!!:p

All that to say I just put the order in with Adorama and will hopefully have it by the end of the week. Why can I buy this $500 dollars cheaper in the US than Canada? Ah well, I am more loyal to my pocketbook than my local retailer (I did call them and ask them to move on their price - but they wouldn't budge.

Now, I haven't told my wife yet - one dilema at a time. Thank heaven shes out of town at the moment!!




  
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Dec 12, 2011 17:58 as a reply to  @ CanonLegacy's post |  #37

m.shalaby wrote in post #13532873 (external link)
Just wait till yous start reading up on the 35L, 50L, 85L and so on... cheers :)

plasticmotif wrote in post #13533322 (external link)
now you need some fast primes :P

Agrees 100%

Also, should try TS lens, too ;)


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Dec 12, 2011 19:45 |  #38

wfarrell4 wrote in post #13532416 (external link)
I've spent nearly $8k in 5 months of shooting. Gear is kewl.

Wow!


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Dec 12, 2011 20:07 |  #39

Haha. That is exactly what happened to me too. I have been a member for a few years. Originally when i first bought my 20D i was more than happy with it. I knew nothing about L series lenses and thought i had a best camera in town. Then came this forum and my bank account went down the tubes.

Good thing is though, when you want to sell an L series lenses, they pretty much fly off the shelf and the seller looses close to nothing.
The ease of selling L series lenses and not loosing much when you do decide to sell, is the reason why i dont have too much of a hard time buying these expensive pieces of glass..


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Dec 12, 2011 20:18 |  #40

Ferrari_Alex wrote in post #13532923 (external link)
I made a promise not to:-) Only now will post about photography itself:-)

there you go - now go take a look at Mark DeLong's work :)
http://www.markdelong.​com/lifestyle-photography (external link)




  
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Dec 12, 2011 22:15 |  #41

chomish wrote in post #13535266 (external link)
The ease of selling L series lenses and not loosing much when you do decide to sell, is the reason why i dont have too much of a hard time buying these expensive pieces of glass..

Exactly why I didn't feel too badly about my little splurges recently...


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Dec 12, 2011 22:40 |  #42

When I told my wife the BMW was a rental that used to be a demonstrator, she smiled. When she saw a credit card receipt for a bottle of 1982 Mounon Rothschild, I told her we all chipped in on it and they gave me cash - she smiled. Receipt from Victoria's Secret was a business expense for my boss - she grinned. The prescription for Cialis was for my dad whose name is the same as mine - she smirked. When she finds out the dog didn't run away and I sold her for the new 200 f/2.8L IS II I am going to be in that dog house alone and barking at the moon. By the way, what is the best setting for moon shots anyway? My wife say a .357 magnum at about three feet is the right setting for the first shot, and adjust for additional shots. Woof! Woof!
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Dec 12, 2011 22:52 |  #43

Don't feel bad, I was doing fine with my Rebel XTi and kit lenses, then I stumbled across this wretched place and now there's a 5Dc in my bag, two L lenses, 5 or 6 other 35mm EOS lenses, flash units and 4 film bodies.

My wallet hates all of you. bw!


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Dec 12, 2011 23:10 |  #44

I too got "the itch" for this lens recently & priced it locally. I made a saving of 925 Euros (approx 1'200 Dollars even before the local retailer added their markup onto it) by travelling 100 miles to Dublin & bought it there. I really cannot see how the local retailers can justify the price difference.:evil: I may have even saved more by shopping online.




  
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Dec 13, 2011 00:26 |  #45

m.shalaby wrote in post #13535317 (external link)
there you go - now go take a look at Mark DeLong's work :)
http://www.markdelong.​com/lifestyle-photography (external link)

He is a fashion photographer, I guess?


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