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Very happy with my new Canon mega rig!

Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by Mild Bill, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. Mild Bill

    Mild Bill Millennium Member

    Oct 18, 1999
    Tampa, Florida
    I posted this in GNG in the 'Canon or Nikon' thread, but I felt I over-answered the question,
    so I picked up and moved down here...

    I just recently sold my G19, G26, G21 upper, G30 upper, a 55 gallon aquarium combo,
    and a few other things to buy this...

    My camera came with the 18-55mm lens, not the 17-85mm like in the photo...
    The 17-85 is on the list...


    The Canon grip and Canon off camera flash cord came today...


    The Canon 580EX flash came last week as well as a 100-300MM telephoto lens...

    No, I don't know how to work it! ;P
    Good thing it works by itself if I need it to...
    It's totally made for this camera...

    I just got the tasty and highly regarded Canon EF 50mm F/1.4...
    Killer optics and a great portrait lens with the 1.6 crop...


    This EF-S 10-22 is killer sharp...


    This Canon EF 85mm 1.8 is insane as a portrait lens, especially in low light...


    I sold all of my Canon camera equipment when my wife got sick a couple years ago...
    I had 6-7 AMAZING lenses that I could really use now... Grrrr...

    I still had this Stroboframe from before...
    This lets me flip from vertical to horizontal with the flash always on top, like this...


    I had to get back in action, and I couldn't be happier with this 20D...
    Absolutely incredible... perfect...
    I was going to get the Rebel XT but this is more solid and impressive for my intended use...

    Sometimes I assist my pro friend with weddings or whatever, and want to get more serious myself...
    This fit the bill big-time...

    I've always had Canon and I've never been disappointed...

  2. Short Cut

    Short Cut PatrioticMember CLM

    Apr 28, 2002
    Above ground
    Wow, what a nice looking setup you got there, Bill.

    The second photo down. That's an additional battery? Would that only be used when doing a lot of repeated flash photos?

  3. Mild Bill

    Mild Bill Millennium Member

    Oct 18, 1999
    Tampa, Florida
    Yeah, exactly... The first pic has it attached already...

    Even tho this model goes pretty far on one rechargable battery pack, the BG-E2 Battery Grip,
    holds two...

    I'm scared to death to run out of battery if I'm out on one of my RARE serious shoots...
    where people are depending on me... So I got that...

    Plus it looks killer!

    It comes with a slide-in battery holder that holds 6 AA batteries if I'm in a pinch...

    Thanks for the comp!

  4. Ducman


    Oct 26, 2003
    Very nice rig you got. and that coming froma nikon guy:)
  5. JennYe


    Nov 12, 2002
    Colorado City, AZ
    Sorry your wife was sick.

    That is an excellent camera and you set up looks nice.

    Did you know there is a Canon SLR lens forum on the dpreview board? They talk a lot about the merits of Sigma vs. Canon.


    I may look into that Stroboframe.
  6. Mild Bill

    Mild Bill Millennium Member

    Oct 18, 1999
    Tampa, Florida
    Thanks!! I'm checking out that link... It's INCREDIBLE!!

  7. spin180


    Apr 20, 2004
    Waaahhh... I want a 20D too! ;1


    Really nice setup. ^c

    Bill, are you aware of the problems with some of the battery grips? Canon just recently started offering repairs for the problematic ones. From what I understand, they have also slightly redesigned the electrical contacts on the most recent production grips too. Apparently, getting a defective one is a real hit or miss proposition, but there were enough complaints about them to issue a service notice. Here's a link, scroll to the bottom: BG-E2 Service Notice
  8. Mild Bill

    Mild Bill Millennium Member

    Oct 18, 1999
    Tampa, Florida
    Thanks for that info Spin...
    I JUST got the thing so I pray I'm safe, but otherwise, good to know...

  9. Congratulations on your new camera. You're going to love the camera. I have the 1DMKII and will happily endorse Canon for quality.