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Canon EOS 1D

Review Date: Feb 2, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: Built like a tank...shoots 8 frames per classic EOS camera....
none at all.....

Six months after I bought my first (used) Canon EOS-1D, I bought a second one (also used) today for $1,200 after selling my 10D. This camera continues to amaze me --- despite the fact that it's only a 4 megapixel camera --- that I was determined to buy another one for my back up. If you're thinking of buying this camera and if you find one for $1,000 or less---but it. You won't regret it...I didn't.....

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

Review Date: Dec 18, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $650.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: fast, sharp, good color saturation and weather-sealed.
huge lens hood

I've had this lens for about 4 months now and I can say that this "L" lens---though it may be one of the cheapest "L" lens---delivers when it has to. My copy is sharp from 17 to 40 on my EOS-1D or 10D. While I may desire a 2.8L in the near future, for now the 17-40 is my favorite wide angle lens.

Domke F-3X

Review Date: Dec 18, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $10.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: small but has enough room for all my gear
cover flap should have pocket for pens and small notebook

I gave this bag a perfect "10" because it's just the perfect camera bag for me. I bought mine at a camera show "used" for $10. Unlike my F2 bag, this one does not even look like a camera bag which is ideal for short trips and quick assignments. This bag can hold my EOS-1D and 10D bodies, a 17-40 f4L and 35-350L lenses, along with a 430 ex flash and lot of extra batteries and misc. items. I would definitely recommend this bag!

Canon EF 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6L USM

Review Date: Nov 21, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,000.00 | Rating: 8 

Pros: versatile with a 10X zoom making it ideal as a walk-around lens for me.
big lens hood

After realizing I needed a longer focal lens for my shooting needs, I sold my 70-200 f4L to buy this lens. While I miss the tack sharp shots of the 70-200, I'm nevertheless satisfied with this lens which (attached to my EOS-1D) has become my walk-around lens. The combined weight of the 1D and the 35-350 lens --- about a little over 6 lbs. --- does not bother me at all. Overall, I've shot some really (sharp) great sports pictures, as well as spot news photos, with this lens. My only complaint really is the big lens hood. Other than that I'm extremely happy with this lens and will keep it as my favorite walk-around Canon "L" lens.