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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

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    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...

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

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

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    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...

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

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

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    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...
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    This lets me flip from vertical to horizontal with the flash always on top, like this...

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    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...

    :beer:
     
  2. Short Cut

    Short Cut PatrioticMember CLM

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    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

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    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!

    ;c
     
  4. Ducman

    Ducman

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

    JennYe

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    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.

    see
    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/forum.asp?forum=1029

    I may look into that Stroboframe.
     
  6. Mild Bill

    Mild Bill Millennium Member

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    Thanks!! I'm checking out that link... It's INCREDIBLE!!

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  7. spin180

    spin180

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    Waaahhh... I want a 20D too! ;1

    ;f

    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

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

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