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User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3553 times:

Well i have taken the plunge and ordered my equipment .... I shall soon be the proud owner of a new 20D.  Smile

Now i have also purchased 4 lenses + extender which are all Canon L (70-200 f2.8 is usm , 17-40 f4 , 135 f2 , 300 f4 , 1.4 II extender).

And before anyone asks.... No im not very rich but just had to work flippin hard to get to this point  Smile

Can anyone confirm tips (what to avoid) etc etc for keeping the equipment in tip top condition. How to store items , and what not to do while using the equipment. The last thing i want to do it screw up something only days after recieving it !!!!!

Cheers
Simon C


Canon 1D Mk III,Canon 20D+17-40 L f4.0,70-200 L IS USM f2.8,400 L USM f5.6,135 mm L f2.0, 50 mm f1.8,1.4 x II extender
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User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2822 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3528 times:

Buy a minitrekker AW to keep it all in and buy a lens cloth, lens pen, blower brush to blow away dust.

Also purchase high quality UV filters for all of your lenses!

Chris



5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3513 times:

Cheers Chris... (Congrats on the top pic by the way  Smile )

I will get the things you say....

I have already ordered also from 7 day shop 4 x Hama UV filters for all the lenses to protect the glass...



Canon 1D Mk III,Canon 20D+17-40 L f4.0,70-200 L IS USM f2.8,400 L USM f5.6,135 mm L f2.0, 50 mm f1.8,1.4 x II extender
User currently offlineAndrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3463 times:

Well given your budget constraints, I'd at least try to get to a Wal-Mart or Meijers and pick up some sort of backpack or duffle bag to keep your equipment in. Perhaps you can use the original boxes and foam for padding?  Big thumbs up

Seriously - congrats on such a purchase. If the wife would take a trip for a week or two my list might just match yours! But then, when she returned...

ah hell it's not worth it. I'm happy with my 300D and 75-300 IS!

Good luck with it!

Drew

[Edited 2005-01-09 02:30:05]


I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3451 times:

I dont know about the other lenses, but I know that the 17-40 comes with a fantastic leather-like bag which will hold the lens beautifully. I imagine the 70-200 and 300 f4 also coming with a similar bag. My 100-400 certainly did.

Wietse



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineDehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1062 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3431 times:

Wietse is correct the 70-200 and 300 also come with there own bags.
Seriously if you intend on getting more glass than that the mini trekker is not going to be big enough.
I have a 10-22,17-40,24-70,70-200 and 100-400 and have no room for my flash.
The full trekker or anoth full size bag may be in order if you are getting more glass in the future.
All the best with the 20D its an awesome piece of kit.
Darren



2EOS1DX,EF14.2.8LII,17TS,85/1.2,16-35L,24-70LII,24L,70-200F2.8LII,100-400,300/400/500/800L
User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3381 times:

Hi guy sorry for the late reply but Iv'e been to a Hockey game (lost 7-3)  Sad

Anyway. Thanks for the info on the 70-200 & 300 comming with their own cases. Thats good news. I will keep the 17-40 on the camera. That only leaves the 135 !!! Im sure as its a L lens it will come with something.

I will go for a Lowepro bag just not sure which one to pick just yet as most of the time i will either have my "Ice Hockey lenses" or my "aviation lenses". Never both !!!!

Thanks for the help  Smile
Simon C



Canon 1D Mk III,Canon 20D+17-40 L f4.0,70-200 L IS USM f2.8,400 L USM f5.6,135 mm L f2.0, 50 mm f1.8,1.4 x II extender
User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3369 times:

One further question.....

Does the minitrekker AW have room for a 300 mm ???? Is there a smaller Lowepro bag that will fit the 300 mm.... Due to a lack of planning on my part i did not allow over £100.00 for the bag.

After shelling out all that cash and the risk to my health if i say to the wife "i need another hundred for the bag" whats the smallest loweprobag that can fit a 300 mm in . From looking at their site the "Classic" will only hold a 200 mm.  Sad




Canon 1D Mk III,Canon 20D+17-40 L f4.0,70-200 L IS USM f2.8,400 L USM f5.6,135 mm L f2.0, 50 mm f1.8,1.4 x II extender
User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3371 times:

Simon,

Be very careful with your kit in Miami (other thread!). If you go there when it is humid, the camera and lenses will all fog up as you take it from an air-conditioned hotel room or air conditioned car to outside. When you go outside, but ALL your gear in a SEALED plastic bag (so no air can get in) and when you get outside wait for a while (maybe 15-30 minutes) until the gear in thge bag has warmed up to the outside temperature before opening the bag. This will avoid the fogging. Fogging of lenses can occur inside the lenses and will leave marks impossible to remove, and may also leave condensation marks on a digi-SLR sensor too - it will also do no good to sensitive electronic components inside the camera.

Andy


User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3338 times:

Thanks for the heads up Andy.... I was going to take the kit to MIA so you have saved me alot of possible problems. I will now put each piece of equipment in a sealed plastic bag....  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Simon



Canon 1D Mk III,Canon 20D+17-40 L f4.0,70-200 L IS USM f2.8,400 L USM f5.6,135 mm L f2.0, 50 mm f1.8,1.4 x II extender
User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3327 times:

As soon as those Hama filters come, ditch them!

They are crap! Might be cheap but they flare like you wouldnt belive and just generally dont help. I'd reccomend going for a different brand. Hoya make good filters.

I used a Hama filter on my 70-200 and got nothing but lenseflare when shooting into the sky. I now use Hoya! Big grin



Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had Gonorrhea
User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

Are they realy that bad  Sad I cannot change anything as the order has already been sent. Im now all out of cash. Stupid old me thought that the UV filter would be pretty standard......




Canon 1D Mk III,Canon 20D+17-40 L f4.0,70-200 L IS USM f2.8,400 L USM f5.6,135 mm L f2.0, 50 mm f1.8,1.4 x II extender
User currently offlineTin67 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 268 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3291 times:

Hi Simon,

Nice equipment order, I bet you can't wait for that little lot to arrive. Just need some good weather over Hounslow.

My normal bag is a Lowepro Classic Photo Trekker
Ice Hockey bag is a Lowepro Toploader 75
When I don't need everything, but need a back pack I have a Hama Trackpack cheap as chips bag bought from 7dayshop for £17, great value.

When at home my stuff is in the safe.

Cheers
Martin



User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

Cheers Martin. It will be good to meet again at the Esso garage. This time i will have some proper equipment rather than my little Fuji....

Can i ask how many Lenses will fit in the Hama Trackpack.... Also does it hold a 300 mm

I can 100% confirm that due to "sods law" the weather from Saturday onwards will be thick cloud and rain !!!!  Smile



Canon 1D Mk III,Canon 20D+17-40 L f4.0,70-200 L IS USM f2.8,400 L USM f5.6,135 mm L f2.0, 50 mm f1.8,1.4 x II extender
User currently offlineTin67 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 268 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3291 times:

Simon,

To add, my Lowepro Photo Trekker Classic has in it:

EOS 1D MkII
EF 300 f4 IS L
EF 70-200 F2.8
EF 17-40 f4
1.4x Extender
2X Extender
Binoculars

And there's room for my recent order for a Speedlite 580EX and EF24-70 f2.8L too.

Weighs a bloody tonne though, so it's good exercise lugging it around LHR.

Cheers
Martin


User currently offlineTin67 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 268 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3280 times:

Can i ask how many Lenses will fit in the Hama Trackpack.... Also does it hold a 300 mm

It will hold a 300mm, but trying to get the 70-200 in too is a real squeeze. Not ideal at all.

I use it for traveling when I don't want to have all the equipment. The other trouble comes with flying. The Photo Trekker Classic will all my kit inside is to heavy for hand baggage on many airlines. I'm a little paranoid that an airline would want me to put the bag in the hold. No way!

I can get in the EOS body, 70-200 or 300, along with extenders and 17-40.

Regards
Martin


User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3245 times:

OK great. As long as i can get the 3 lenses in i should be ok....

Simon C
 Smile



Canon 1D Mk III,Canon 20D+17-40 L f4.0,70-200 L IS USM f2.8,400 L USM f5.6,135 mm L f2.0, 50 mm f1.8,1.4 x II extender
User currently offlineTin67 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 268 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3217 times:

Simon,

I sent you an email last night with some photos attached, but I've just received a delay notice from my postmaster.

I'll try later using a different account.

Regards
Martin


User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3185 times:

Thanks Martin for the photo's  Smile

I have just pruchased the same as you "Lowepro trekker Classic" for £108.00

Can anyone confirm one other thing that im just a bit worried about.

When changing lenses are there any do's and don'ts. Should the camera be turned off etc etc. I also seem to remember someone saying on this board about a big error you can do when putting together a 1.4 extender + Lens. Which if done incorrectly would cause big problems......

Cheers
Simon C
 Smile  Smile



Canon 1D Mk III,Canon 20D+17-40 L f4.0,70-200 L IS USM f2.8,400 L USM f5.6,135 mm L f2.0, 50 mm f1.8,1.4 x II extender
User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2465 posts, RR: 44
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3115 times:

Don't change lenses in dusty or windy environment or you will get dust spots inside the camera.


On a wing and a prayer
User currently offlineWoody001 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 529 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3118 times:

Simon,
Try to wait about 30sec after turning your camera off before you remove the lens. This should help to reduce the static charge that attracts dust inside the camera. Remember you will get dust inside and you will have to clean the sensor at some point - be prepared with the correct tools and cleaners.

Ian.



If I could just get the afterburner working...
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