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Making the move to Canon
Old 03-09-2006, 12:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just order my 5D and the 28-70 and 80-200.

Besides an LCD protector (thanks to the previous post. Ordered the Delkin.) Any other must have accessories.

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Old 03-09-2006, 12:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, some spare batteries (get them from www.sterlingtek.com. Only $11 for an 1800mAh BP511 compatible battery!) a couple 4GB CompactFlash or Microdrives, a 400GB HD for your computer, and a faster processor to handle the RAW conversions! hehehe

Thing is, I'm only half-joking with the above. I have two 4GB Microdrives that I used on my 20D, and I was able to get a little over 500 images on one card. On the 5D, I'm lucky if I get 250. Obviously it's to be expected with the jump in resolution.

Converting RAW files from my 20D used to take roughly 6-8 seconds each on my Athlon64 X2 4800+ system. It jumped to 16-18 seconds each on the 5D. I'm also running out of space on my hard drives for the files too! LOL!

All the same, I'm in love with my 5D! This camera is incredible! You're going to love it!

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Old 03-09-2006, 12:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the Canon camp!

Did you make typos in your message or are those really the lenses you ordered? As far as I know, there are no 28-70 or 80-200mm lenses in current production nor have there been for some time. You're ordering a new state-of-the-art camera but old lenses? Not that they wouldn't be sharp... assuming they're both "L" lenses.

Current lenses would be the 24-70mm f2.8L and 70-200 f2.8L IS. I own them both and love them, but when I'm not trying to travel light I prefer primes over zooms.

I've owned Canon DSLRs for a number of years now (10D, 1D, 1DmII x 2) and unfortunately my equipment gets quite rough treatment (I was once run over by a downhill mountain bike racer who failed to make his turn and I did backward flip-flops several yards downhill with three cameras around my neck and a 300mm f2.8L IS over my shoulder). But I've never had an LCD protector, nor have I seen that they're even common among Canon folk. But for some reason, Nikon users usually have them. I have no idea why that would be as I can't imagine the quality of the LCD would be significantly different.

Anyway, you asked what else you should consider... depending on the type of work you do, you might pick up one of the wired (electronic) cable releases for the camera, just in case you need to use mirror lock-up for vibration-free shooting (macros, loooong lenses or exposures). I would also suggest a 50mm lens... the 1.8 is dirt cheap and everyone loves it, but the 1.4 is built better and is (slightly) better in low light. Another lens that gets rave reviews is the 85mm f1.8. It's extremely reasonably priced and gives terrific results for portraits and other things. Of course if you can afford it, the 85mm f1.2L is even better (although slower in focusing).

How about a flash?

Hope this helps...

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Old 03-09-2006, 01:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I am the dumbest human being on earth when it comes to lens stats. I invariably get the ranges wrong. Sorry. LOL

I have a couple 4GB CFs and just ordered the Delkin LCD shield.

Has anyone tried the battery grip accessory? I have held the camera with it and it seems to also improve the feel as well as having the extra shutter button. Thanks for the battery link.
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Old 03-09-2006, 03:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes. I have the battery grip. I like it since it makes the camera easier to hold onto (for me at least).

Eldor brings up a good point that I forgot about. Unless you already have a speedlite you're going to need to pick one up too.

Although I have a wired remote cable release, I practically never use it. Instead I just use the 10-second timer on the camera. That's how I did the following image of the Boston skyline (using mirror lockup) on a tripod.

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Besides the 580, any others worth considering? It seems I read a good review of the Sigma.

To be honest, most of my work is in the study or natural light. I have used my Nikkor flash very infrequently though I always carry it and always felt I should.

I ordered the two battery set from Sterlingtek and am considering the grip from B&H. Is there a better place to get accessories?
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I use a 550EX with both of mine, and it's served me well. Now, I don't know how true this is, but I've been told that third-party flash units don't work as they should on Canon cameras. If you're only going to use an on-camera flash occasionally, look into a 420 or a 430 EX.

I buy most of my gear from B&H. Sometimes they're not always the best deal around, but I've had very good luck with their customer service. To me, it's worth paying a little more for that.
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