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Old 06-09-2005, 22:38   #1
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Very happy with my new Canon mega rig!

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...

Through-the-Lens Club

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...

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Old 06-10-2005, 15:29   #2
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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?
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Old 06-10-2005, 18:04   #3
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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?
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!

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Old 06-11-2005, 07:58   #4
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Very nice rig you got. and that coming froma nikon guy
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:47   #5
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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.
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Old 06-12-2005, 20:33   #6
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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.
Thanks!! I'm checking out that link... It's INCREDIBLE!!

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Old 06-13-2005, 05:01   #7
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Waaahhh... I want a 20D too! ;1

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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
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Old 06-13-2005, 16:22   #8
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Waaahhh... I want a 20D too! ;1

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

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Old 06-13-2005, 16:40   #9
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Congratulations on your new camera. You're going to love the camera. I have the 1DMKII and will happily endorse Canon for quality.
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