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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

16-35II
Review Date: Jan 27, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
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Low Profile Filters...5
Quick word of advice: if you buy the suggested B&W haze filter ($125, gulp), be aware that you have to use the tupperware-like lens cap supplied with the filter; there aren't threads for the Canon lens cap. This is a feature, not a bug. And you should buy the filter: you really don't want a $1400 lens to get a scratch on the front element, do you?

Other than that: just echoing what others have already said. Fantastic lens from 16-24, perfectly OK from 24-35. This lens is one of the three zooms us full-frame shooters should always have in the bag: 16-35 f2.8 II, either the 24-70 or 24-105 IS, and a 70-200 or 70-300. 1.6X crop camera users are better served by the 10-22 EF-S.


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Drywall Lifts


 
Canon Speedlite 580EX II

580exii
Review Date: Jan 27, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
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Great Flash!5
Wow, what a flash! Best flash I have used to date. I needed it ASAP for a company shoot, and it arrived promptly. And get this - one of the rechargable batteries in the 4-pack turned out to be DOA and could not even be charged. One call to Cameta, and they had a replacement on the way, no questions!
Now that's service. I have already ordered another item for my Canon 30D from this excellent dealer! Thanks Cameta!

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Wetsuits


 
Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8G ED DX Fisheye AF

10
Review Date: Jan 24, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: * DX-Nikkor reduces the diameter of the lens' image circle, allowing a range of lenses with practical size and excellent performance * DX-Nikkor lenses offer compact and lightweight design, fast aperture and fast autofocus via NIKON's Silent Wave Motor design * 180 degree diagonal angle-of-view * Close range focusing up to a near 5.5 inches * Innnovative Close Range Correction ( CRC ) technology ensures consistently crisp, sharp images
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none

This has all of the pluses and minuses of a fisheye, with Nikon quality. It takes some planning to get good images but one can get images impossible with a longer lens [and you can get your feet in your photos too!] I /strongly/ recommend looking at the Image Trends website for their inexpensive fisheye correction filter for PS.
It's better than I expected. It _is_ supported by DxO.



 
Canon EOS 1D Mark III

1DmkIII
Review Date: Jan 24, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

 
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A very good camera.
I had semi-switched from Nikon to Canon with the purchase of this camera. Despite reports over focusing issues, I haven't had any real problems with it. The frame rate and high ISO on it is phenomenal. Anyone whose wanting a pro-caliber camera, this unit and the Nikon D3 are, in my opinion, ought to be the top 2 choices. Having used both cameras, I have to give Nikon the nod because of its 9-fps burst at FULL frame, slightly lower noise level at high ISO, and a more accurate auto white balance. Nevertheless, the Mark III is a fantastic camera. Shooting with both Canon & Nikon is like dating a blonde & brunette at the same time. :o)