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Mild Bill
06-09-2005, 22:38
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...

http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/2004/0820/canon109.jpg

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

http://www.digitalkamera-discount.ch/productimages/Canon/can-3801-1.jpg

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

http://www.kjsl.com/~dave/580ex.jpg
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...

http://vivid-color.net/images/equip/ef50_1.jpg

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

http://www.photo.net/equipment/canon/efs/efs1022.jpg

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

http://www.calumetphoto.com/resources/images/products/ca40515-1.jpg

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...
http://www.helixphoto.com/Flash/stroboframe/camflip_295.jpg
This lets me flip from vertical to horizontal with the flash always on top, like this...

http://bermangraphics.com/images/stroboframe-ani.gif

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:

Short Cut
06-10-2005, 15:29
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?

Mild Bill
06-10-2005, 18:04
Originally posted by Short Cut
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?

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

Ducman
06-11-2005, 07:58
Very nice rig you got. and that coming froma nikon guy:)

JennYe
06-12-2005, 11:47
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.

Mild Bill
06-12-2005, 20:33
Originally posted by JennYe
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.
Thanks!! I'm checking out that link... It's INCREDIBLE!!

;c

spin180
06-13-2005, 05:01
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 (http://consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&keycode=2112&fcategoryid=215&modelid=10464)

Mild Bill
06-13-2005, 16:22
Originally posted by spin180
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 (http://consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&keycode=2112&fcategoryid=215&modelid=10464)

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

;c

UtahGlocker
06-13-2005, 16:40
Congratulations on your new camera. You're going to love the camera. I have the 1DMKII and will happily endorse Canon for quality.