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Canon EOS 1D Mark III

1DmkIII
Review Date: Dec 5, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $4,500.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: battery life, IQ, ISO noise, 10fps
Cons:
price :)

I got a BD version around the first of dec. and have prieviously owned the Mark2 N. I have used the servo and sofar have not noticed any issues compared to the N. This camera had some problems out of the gate and it will probably take some time for people to test the good versions.Then I believe you will hear people praising this wonderful camera. I wouldnt have any hesitations purchasing one again.

 
Canon EOS Rebel XTi (400D)

rebel_xti
Review Date: Nov 21, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Weight, ease of use, image quality, affordability, iso quality
Cons:
dust on sensor out of the box,

I have had the 300D, 20D, 1Dmark2N, 5D, and now this one. I currently have the 1Dmark2N and the XTI as a backup. I love what they have done with the buttons and menu on the back LCD, very easy to read especially if you are over 40 Smile I bought this as a travel camera and mainly use it with the 16-35mm as a walkaround. I also plan to use it for wildlife. Focus speed and accuracy is very good. In poor light I think it does very well. The viewfinder isnt as bad as what I have heard, actually it stays cleaner than the 5D. I plan on using it for a long time. Worth every penny I spent.

 
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

ef70-300_45-56doisu
Review Date: Jul 9, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,100.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: small, light, great IS, excellent image quality.
Cons:
non sofar

I read all the poor reviews and negative things about this lens, but really wanted a small light lens for travel and general photography, so I bought one. The first time I took it out I went to the zoo and shot all day at iso 100 handheld which was really nice. I have had the 100-400 and the 38-300L and this lens is right up there IMO. If you don't like lugging those long white heavy lenses, this one is for you.

Here is my gallery with some sample pics
http://wadeabbey.smugmug.com/gallery/1618207/1/78771318


 
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM

ef28-300_35-56lisu
Review Date: Nov 17, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $2,200.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: focal range, image quality
Cons:
none

I was a little worried when I ordered this lens because of some reviews saying the lens was soft at 300mm and distortion at 28mm. I did find a little vignetting wide open at 28mm but goes away slightly stopped down. My first outing was at the zoo and I was really pleased with the flexability and sharpness across the focal range. You can see some pics here http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/310622. The weight doesnt really bother me, just get a good op/tech strap. This is a perfect travel and all around lens.

 
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

ef100_400l_1_
Review Date: Nov 8, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,500.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: I recently purchased this lens with a 1.4 II converter and I am very suprised how sharp this lens is. The first night I got the lens I was able to handhold @400mm 1/100 sec and it was tack sharp. This with the canon 1,4 converter was also impressive,although the bokea is a little weird. I highly suggest this lens
Cons:
maybe the weight but you get used to it