What Canon accessory can't you live without?

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  1. pixmedic

    pixmedic The Mustached Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    door-stoppers?


     
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  2. kathyt

    kathyt Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Canon flashes.
     
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    None of them! ;)
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    I bought about $10,000 worth of Canon gear in 2006 and 2007, including one full-frame and one APS-C body body, the 50mm f/1.8 nifty fifty (wow, what garbage), two L- lenses the 24-105 L-IS USM and the 70-200 f/2.8 L IS USM,the Sigma 80-400mm OS, a Sigma 18-125 DC,Canon's 50/1.4, 85/1.8, 135/2.8 Soft Focus, 135 f/2-L, and the Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM macro and the 580 EX-II flash, and the Canon 500D close-up lens. Except for the whacked ergonomics and the weak AF system, the pictures were okay for their day. The 5D had a weak AF system, but a VERY decent sensor in a cheap body. The 20D was "oaky" for its era. The later EOS Rebel Xt I bought for $200 was junky,and I gave that away as a gift to my niece.

    But well, you can see from this video that Canon does do some stuff quite well!

    So, you're safe and able to sleep well, knowing that your new Canon 5D Mark III is awesome!
     
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  5. runnah

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    I have no worries and I don't need to seek out constant reinforcement of that fact. I also don't need to constantly attack other brands to either make myself feel better or justify my decision.

    If nikon has a camera suited for me next time I am ready to purchase, I'll buy it. So I'll keep an open mind.
     
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    No, there is no accessory I couldn't live without. There's work arounds and improvisation and electrical tape so I'm sorted.

    No shutter release, no problem - I'll use my timer. No tripod, no problem - I'll use a chair. No chair, no problem - I'll tie it to a tree or whatever. Conditions don't suit, no problem - I'll find a different way to shoot. Just give me a camera, a lens and I'm happy.
     
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  7. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Yeah...whatever. Unlike many people, I actually went out and BOUGHT MYSELF a Canon system to see how good it was. So my feelings about it were based on basically a five-year trial. It didn't measure up to my expectations. I've slowly been selling it off to another TPF member, who has had several of the lenses going on a year and a half now. He finally got tired of the limitations of Canon APS-C and the 60D, and bought himself a Canon 6D. Which is a good move, since Canon has not made any substantial improvements in ANY of their APS-C cameras since 2009. Except in terms of shooting video.
     
  8. runnah

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    That's all well and good. It's just so tiresome to see the constant anti canon rhetoric. We all get it.
     
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    kathyt Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Back in 1902, I went and bought myself one of them there Canon lenses. Them were nice sons of a bit**es! Them took nice shots I tell ya!!!!
     
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    pixmedic The Mustached Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I have been playing along under the impression that noone here was really anti anything... i thought that we were all just "poking the bear" ,so to speak, with some good natured antics. Everyone pretty much knows that with new technology being what it is, brand doesnt really matter any more to any significant real usage degree.

    I will sometimes rib my partner with the old "hes just an EMT" joke, and he counters with the "do you want to speak to the Medic in charge, or the EMT that knows whats going on" routine... Its all in good fun.

    Im suddenly having bad high school flashbacks of ribbings for wearing Fila sneakers instead of Nike's. that was not "all in good fun"...
     
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    Oh it's good nature for some folks but I am sure if you asked Derrel he could name 10 reasons why nikons have better straps than canon.

    And fila was for looosers.
     
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    whoa whoa whoa...hold on......back up there....
    people use their OEM straps? on their cameras?
     

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