Hello from Toronto - Looking to buy 5D MkII

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  1. cleanme

    cleanme TPF Noob!

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    Hello all,

    So as the subject says I live just outside Toronto and I joined this forum because I'm about to go and buy a Canon 5D MkII. But, they're really expensive in Toronto & Canada in general and I can't help but notice the significantly lower prices in the States. So I think I'm going to go across the border and buy one.

    Anybody have any suggestions?

    By the way, I should probably mention that I'm a Quadriplegic (www.bcopping.com) and my project this summer is to set up a rig to mount the camera to my chair as well as mount a Macbook Pro and hook it up to the 5d MkII via USB and use the Canon EOS Utility so I can finally take pictures myself again! U'm really excited at this prospect. I had turned a bit of a blind eye to cameras as I thought I would never be able to control one until I got really interested into the Hi-Def shooting DSLR's and in a video review saw the Canon Utility software, I went :mrgreen::D

    So that's me!

    Cheers,

    Brad
     
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    Wow, Brad, that sounds like a great idea! It's nice to see you haven't given up on photography and have found a way to get back into the game! Do you have a system in mind for aiming the camera?
     
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    Yeah I figure I can move around with my chair and I can tilt back & forth. But I usually have someone with me that could move the camera on a mount, it'll be a new task to learn for sure.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum.

    You can't go wrong with B&H or Adorama when buying photo gear. I'm in Edmonton and I order most of my stuff from B&H because the local stores just can't compete with the prices, even after exchange rates and shipping.
     
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    Maybe there is some servo mechanism you could control from your keyboard (sort of like those servos you see on security cameras)? I just did a quick google and found this for starters.

    http://www.endurance-rc.com/pantilt.html
     
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    I was thinking in my head, down the road find a servo to move the camera but it never occurred to me to use a security camera type servo.

    Big Mike, I'll check them out!
     
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    Welcome to TPF Brad
     

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