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Old 05-03-2012, 08:13 AM
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I just found out on the weekend that the 5D Mark II has no flash

Now adding an external flash to the wishlist!!
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:53 AM
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I just found out on the weekend that the 5D Mark II has no flash

Now adding an external flash to the wishlist!!
You're kiddin'! I just thought mine was missing one!

One 430EX-II coming up for Mike eh? Both Humayun and I run 430 EX-II's and sync them up quite regularly for our studio fun time. Very versatile units with a 5D-II. I suspect that some lenses in the range, along with their hoods, would simply block much of the light from a top-mounted flash anyway given their diameter. I'm very happy not to have one there anyway, as I've always found these flashes to be the main source of any rattles in a camera.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:12 AM
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Yeh that's the one I've been looking at for a while. With the new flashes coming out maybe these ones will come down in price... hopefully
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For anyone interested in upgrading from a point and shoot, 350D, 400D, 20D, 30D etc (or any range of Nikon's ), I'm selling my Canon 40D.
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Unfortunately, as much as I would have liked, I just couldn't jump onto Mike's 40D .......that's got to wait for a while.

Just had a silly thought.........I've got an EOS50, I've got all my B&W processing gear (enlarger, drum processor,etc.), haven't got spare time.........


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Chris,

The 40D is a superb astro camera. I used one to produce some beautiful images.

You can pick them up on the cheap nowadays, too.

It was the first Canon to deliver 14-bit images and has Live View, too.

Do it.

If you'd like me to post sample images of what's possible, feel free to ask.

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well done mike.. i also don't think the difference to mkIII will be as big as difference between early generations and mkII.

money is a huge obstacle when choosing between L lenses, but if you're serious about astro you need to consider that the 17-40mm at f4 is great for star trails but not so good for night sky scenes. it's also quite a lot of overlap with your 24-105 (which i also use as a great all purpose lens).

there are some copycat primes that are not too bad.. or you could at least try adding 28mm f1.8 for astro. so many choices..

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Old 09-03-2012, 07:11 AM
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Thanks Phil.

I've now got access to a prime 24mm f/1.4, so that'll do me well for nightscapes and timelapses. I used one up at IISAC and it's great.

But I still need something wider.
I'm still tossing up between the 16-35 f/2.8 and 17-40 L.

Although the Samyang 14mm is still in the mix.
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