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Old Mar 23, 2006, 8:26 PM   #31
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my stuff:

10D (soon to be joined by a 30D) body, with battery grip

Canon 50mm F1.8

Sigma EX lenses:
10-20 f4.0-5.6
20mm F1.8
24-70 2.8 DG
70-200 2.8 HSM
1.4x + 2x extenders
All fitted with Hoya Pro1 slim UV filters

Thinking of buying one of these: Sigma 50-500 EX (Bigma)/Canon 100-400 L / Tamron 200 - 500 zoom.

Assorted stuff:
Metz 54MZ3 flash
Sherpa tripod

This is all stuffed in a (too small) Lowepro Minitrekker AW backpack(next on the upgrade list: Crumpler's brians hot tub/ Lowepro Computrekker AW Plus)

What do i photograph:

Anything: from landscapes and still lives, to fast pacing sports and airshows.
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Old Mar 24, 2006, 5:51 AM   #32
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20D &BG-E2

17-40mm f4 L
24-105mm f4 L IS
50mm f1.8 II
70-200mm f4 L
300mm f4 L
Canon 1.4x II TC

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Old Mar 24, 2006, 9:59 AM   #33
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Canon: 20D, BG-E2, 18-50mm f3.5-5.6, 50mm f1.4, 10-22mm f3.5-4.5, 70-200mm f2.8L IS, 580EX flashes (2), 1.4x II extender, 2x extender, 200EG Backpack

Sigma: 18-50mm f2.8 EX, 150mm f2.8 Macro EX

Adidt: R3*T wireless remote shutter

DynaTran: AT 858CL Pro tripod, AB-6013 Pro shoulder bag

Hoya HMC Super UV filters, S&W UV filter, OEC CPL's, Sunpak close-up filters
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Old Mar 27, 2006, 4:17 PM   #34
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Paul(UK) wrote:
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Canon 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 USM IS- this is the lens I use 90% of the time...(Paul UK, why don't you use this lens much?)

The main reason is the IS goes into spasm at the most inappropriate time and I miss shots. I heard this is common for this lens You can feel it buzzing and any picture you take is blurred. It doesn't matter for architecture or landscapes, but candids wont wait for the IS to settle

Thanks for explaining, Paul (UK)!

Well I'm glad I never experienced this as a problem. Most of the time even whenI take "quick candid" shots with IS on my photos don't get blurred.Maybe I got a friendly / lucky copy of the lens. It's true I do hear (and sometimes) the lens at times, but most of the time my IS seems to perform well and very quick! But I'll keep an eye on my lens. I'm very glad with it... and hope to remain so for many years!

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