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Old Oct 12, 2009, 6:51 AM   #11
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John and Mark thanks once again... You have confirmed my decision that I made today. Cheers
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John and Mark thanks once again... You have confirmed my decision that I made today. Cheers
So what was that decision?
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Old Oct 12, 2009, 8:50 PM   #13
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The Nikon set up which was 2x D3, 400mm, 70-200mm, 24-105mm, 1.4 Ext and Flash was going to cost $25,000...

The Canon set up which we have gone with is 2x 1D, 400mm, 70-200mm, 24-105 (went this way as per Johns suggestion and a mates comment), 1.4 TC and Flash which has cost $20,000.

Cant break my bonds with Canon their is just too much history there and also my cousins father in-law shoots Canon for National Geo in Japan and said he would send me some gear when he's done with it

Will post a photo once it all arrives.

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make sure you register with canon professional services after buying. speeds up repairs and also replacement equipment or loaner equipment (so you can try out new gear before buying).
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Old Oct 12, 2009, 10:58 PM   #15
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AWESOME!

Sounds good to me!
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Wow that's a big layout for a new Mag?, does that apply to all 3 photographers? I didn't know the mag was so big in the northern territories . Good luck Matthew. Kind regards Graham.
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The Canon set up which we have gone with is 2x 1D, 400mm, 70-200mm, 24-105 (went this way as per Johns suggestion and a mates comment), 1.4 TC and Flash which has cost $20,000.
This is a fascinating discussion to follow. I was really expecting to see more in the way of lenses.

But help me out; I am surprised at the 24-105mm f4. I would have expected an f2.8 like the 24-70mm. Granted the flash could be used but not in all situations. Why the f4 and not a 2.8?
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Wow that's a big layout for a new Mag?, does that apply to all 3 photographers? I didn't know the mag was so big in the northern territories . Good luck Matthew. Kind regards Graham.
Cheers Man... layout is really good. Last issue I had a large article for the motorbikes, a small article involving 3 photos of an Australian Junior Tennis Player and a full page shot of a football coach muscling up. Was a great mag.

The other 2 photographers are older blokes just doing it as a real hobby and following a team around cause their son or daughter plays in that team etc. Otherwise they do jobs I cant do.

But yeh the mag is getting bigger and the word is being spread.
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The one exception is you'll want something like a 24-70 - (I use the 24-105) for standard shots - celebration shots, etc. Going from 70mm down to a fisheye probably not a great idea.
Innitially I went for a 15mm fisheyebut decided against it. As you can see John has suggest to 24-70 or even 24-105. Another forum suggested the 24-105 and a mate said it was the best way to go seeing as I also have a flash and diffuser where need be.
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