Got some new Canon EOS products!

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  1. Armin

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    Got an EOS 5D w/24-70mm, and an EOS 30D w/70-200mm IS today! Plus some CF cards, Bogen 3021BPRO tripod, Bogen grip action ballhead, & Lowepro SlingShot 300 bag. :wink: Now I just need to shop for some Speedlites, pocket wizards, battery/grips, and some books and I'll be happy. :mrgreen:

    As a former Nikon user (D50), I wasn't prepared for the heft and weight of these cameras w/lenses attached. I need to invest in a wider comfortable neck strap, like an OpTech Pro Loop. It's taking some getting used to with Canon's interface, menu features, and weight. I've taken a few test photos, but I still need to practice.

    Besides having to read manuals, if anyone knows of any online video/tutorials on these cameras, let me know. In the meantime, I'll google and hit the Canon forums.

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    Why the sudden switch? And where'd you get all that money?!

    Are those L series lenses? what is the max aperture?
     
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    It sounds like you had some serious money to spend!
     
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    D50 with probably the kit lens to a 5d and L lenses?

    damn that's a big switch.
     
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    Yep, they are L lenses. Below are links describing each.

    http://the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-24-70mm-f-2.8-L-USM-Lens-Review.aspx
    http://the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-70-200mm-f-2.8-L-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

    Yes it was a big jump! I used the money I saved and made from portraiture and videography (including a few weddings) towards the purchase. I've got another $1K plus coming next month to spend on the other things I need to round out my capital.

    Also, check this out if you haven't already. You can save a few bucks if what you need is on this list :thumbup:
    http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/515316/6
     
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    I wish I had $5000 lying around my house too
     
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    Excuse my Canon-ignorance, as I am a Nikon guy, but what does "L" mean?
     
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    http://the-digital-picture.com/Canon-Lenses/Canon-L-Lens-Series.aspx

    it is Canon's professional line (though used extensively by non-professionals) of EOS EF autofocus 35mm SLR and DSLR still camera lenses. Some say L stands for "Low Distortion" - achieved by the UD lens elements found in these lenses. But, the true answer is probably the one in Canon's Lens Work III Book - "L" is for "Luxury".

    Watch the sidelines at the next professional sporting event you attend or watch on TV. Look for the identifying L-lens red stripe around the end of the photographers' camera lenses. These are the people who make a living with their equipment - and they frequently trust the Canon L Lens Series for their income.

    About their L lenses, Canon says "these lenses use special optical technologies [such as] Ultra-low Dispersion UD glass, Super Low Dispersion glass, Fluorite elements, and Aspherical elements to truly push the optical envelope." OK so what does that mean - practically speaking? What you can get when you use Canon L lenses (if you do your part right) are amazing pictures.
     
  9. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    in Europe that all would cost you way more than $5000 ...
     
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    Well then I wish I had more than $5000 lying around my house...
     
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    Imagine Nikon's high-end lenses with a red stripe on the front.
     
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    That's odd. For whatever reason, i always thought that nikons were reputably sturdier/heavier built than canons...

    Regardless, looks like a really nice setup. :) Cheers on the new equipment.
     

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