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    11 year old lens worth buying?

    I found a really good deal on a Canon 70-200 f/4 for $500CDN but the date code is UN which means manufactured in 1999, the seller states hes being modest by describing the lens as 8/10 condition. I...
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    Live View Dependent

    I'm using a Canon T2i, and its really bugging me how dependent i've become on the live view function. I use manual mode when shooting, but i get better photos when doing live view, but i don't want...
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    filter help please

    Hi everyone, so i've been slowly purchasing all of my new components for my slr package (so far have the t2i and tamron 17-50mm VC lens. I've also purchased a carbon fiber tripod and great hiking...
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    Canon 70-300IS for $600

    Have the chance to buy this lens for $600CDN with lens cap. Used in excellent condition. Would you consider this to be a good/fair deal?
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    thanks for the replies so far everyone. very...

    thanks for the replies so far everyone. very helpful! Jason, I've been back and forth on the 70-200L (non IS) and the 70-300 IS which are close in price. The extra 100mm is nice, but i'm not that...
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    Please Help with advice

    I'm trying to set up a package within a budget, and i'm already stretching it a bit, but am trying to cover all angles. Here is the equipment i'm considering...

    Canon T2i Body
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8...
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    thanks everyone for your responses. I saw a...

    thanks everyone for your responses.

    I saw a set of filters that i'd like to get because the price is right, and they claim to be multi-coated. I don't know anything about filters to understand...
  8. Thread: TRIPOD Help!

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    thanks for the replies so far... i'm only...

    thanks for the replies so far...

    i'm only using a smaller Canon S5 camera, so nothing overwhelming heavy. So even though i want to take care of my camera, i'm not going to be as paranoid as...
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    Canon S series question

    These cameras only stop to f/8 I was considering getting an ND filter for my s5 (as well as the adapter to attach filters) would an ND filter give me desired results with photos that will appear to...
  10. Thread: TRIPOD Help!

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    TRIPOD Help!

    Hi everyone, I'd really appreciate advice for a tripod.

    My purpose is I want a cheap (around $50) lightweight and most importantly compact for folding purposes to use on hikes and carry in a...
  11. Great shots!!! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm...

    Great shots!!! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm planning on going to Costa Rica this summer, and also purchasing an S5 so i'm delighted to see some amazing pictures on the S5 opposed to lots of photos...
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    Canon SX10 vs. Canon SX200

    I know these are very different camera physically but I'm wondering which of the two has better photo quality, or if they're similar.

    Statistically the advantages of each

    Canon SX10

    20x zoom...
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    could you be more specific though. I'm looking...

    could you be more specific though. I'm looking for full manuel controls in a compact body with high optical zoom and low noise. (ie a good comparison to the canon g series)
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    Canon G series competition?

    I've always been a canon fan, but would like to branch out and see other companies if perhaps another could either match up or surpass the quality of the g series cameras. (either in better optical...
  15. Thread: 5d MK II video

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    thanks for sharing. Awesome video capabilities on...

    thanks for sharing. Awesome video capabilities on this camera. The camera acts as a great "base" for a music video. But a true music video needs more post editing in Adobe and usually music videos go...
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    AMAZING!!! I loooooved #4. Just captures the mood...

    AMAZING!!! I loooooved #4. Just captures the mood so well. I've always loved portraits that don't show the immediate focus from the subject.
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    so many choices :rolleyes: I think I may place my...

    so many choices :rolleyes: I think I may place my focus on a used 30d, unless i can get a steal of a deal on a xsi or 40d. even though it wasn't even a consideration for myself, the 50d doesn't look...
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    thanks for your opinion clyde. I think the...

    thanks for your opinion clyde. I think the 17-50mm would be a lot smarter as well for only having one lens for the time being. Closer is definitely more useful than distance in typical everyday...
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    the replies have been very helpful. thanks to...

    the replies have been very helpful. thanks to everyone!

    I purposely left lens out of this conversation, because i know the thread could take a 180 very fast if i did. I've been on amazon.com like...
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    [QUOTE=Csae;357930]I honestly don't think you'll...

    [QUOTE=Csae;357930]I honestly don't think you'll be using any of the features that make a 30D or a 40D worth while.
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    just for comparisons sake though. what are some of the features on the...
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    thanks...actually i think the xsi does have spot...

    thanks...actually i think the xsi does have spot metering, just not the xs. Even though ergonomically the wheel i'm sure would be awesome, there must be a lot more to it than that to be in a...
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    thanks for everyones insights...i'd definitely...

    thanks for everyones insights...i'd definitely love a 40d, Its to bad i'm up in Canada. I loved when our dollar was on par, made things so easy. Typically they're going for $750-800 used here for the...
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    Canon 30D vs. XSi

    This is a repost from the slr chat, but figure i'll have better luck here

    i'm trying to do my own leg work here and I'm leaning to think a last generation pro-sumer camera (30D) vs a current...
  24. Thread: Buying Used

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    thanks Mark! I'll definitely be checking out...

    thanks Mark! I'll definitely be checking out those links :)

    Without size being an issue. i'm trying to do my own leg work here to. I'm leaning to think a last generation pro-sumer camera (30D) vs...
  25. Thread: Buying Used

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    thanks r3g of course i'll be meeting in person...

    thanks r3g

    of course i'll be meeting in person for the purchase. i guess $500 if more the realistc area for finding a body...i'm wondering, would it make more sense to go for the xsi body or a...
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