sitarro-be-damned; I got new Cheater-Toys :)

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    I hope you can take some ribbing, sitarro. :)


    • Telephoto EF 300mm f/4.0L IS Image Stabilizer USM Autofocus Lens
    • Zoom Super Wide Angle EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Autofocus Lens
    • Manfrotto 3229 Swivel Tilt Monopod Head with Quick Release -
    • Manfrotto 676B Digi Monopod (Black) - Supports 10 lb (4.5 kg)
    • E-704 GDC Lens Sleeve Kit - for Kata E702 Elements Cover with Extra Long Lenses
    • E-702 GDC Elements Cover - for Pro Digital or Photo SLR Cameras
    • EW-83J Lens Hood for Canon EF 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens

    2nd Day Air - guy says I'll have it Friday evening...UNLESS/UNTIL UPS Screws up.
     
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    A 20D + BGE2 + 2 BP-511 + 300 f/4 IS weighs a bit over 5#s. Cutting it a bit close with that head.

    Also appears that you're going to need an adapter to go from the 1/4"-20 threads on the monopod to the 3/8"-16 threads on the head.

    BTW, why not just use the pistol grip head you have now?

    Finally! Now you can take some good pictures. :gang1:

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    Of course I can take ribbing, I'm no primadonna..... can you take some ribbing?

    Good for you, keep collecting equipment. And never ever support your local photography stores, just use them to look at all of the toys and get advice then order from Pakistanis in New York to save a few bucks. Then you will have a chance to bitch about the length of time it takes for those slackers at UPS to get the much needed stuff.
    There's nothing quite like tons of equipment to carry around, it makes it so much more enjoyable to get to where the great photography is. You might want to invest in an off road Segway with a custom Canon trailer next. Be sure and snap some shots of it with some really nice landscape in the background. I can't wait to see them. :laugh: :laugh:

    Seriosly though....I really don't get the showing of photos of the kids on the internet....not with all of the John Mark Karrs in the world. I wouldn't do it and I don't even have kids. I know you're proud of them but be careful.

    Here is a sight to look at some really, really good work in my opinion, take a look.
    http://www.nikonia.com/
     
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    I knew I was cutting it close w/ that head - figured I'd buy it to see if I could use it for other-than-300 shooting. I'll figure out the threads when I get the thing, I suppose. Or sell it on FM for 99% of retail. :)
     
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    It's funny - when you call it 'ribbing' it sounds ONLY like spitefull ranting.
     
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    I can't speak for D, but I don't even bother visiting the local photography stores any longer. They don't stock even 1% of the equipment that's available and they can't offer 1% of the advice that is available freely on the 'net.

    I tried to buy from a local photo store when I made my last purchase. I saved almost $1K by buying from B&H. That's a bit more than a few bucks.

    In short, if the local photo stores wither and die, it'll be their own doing.
     
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    another btw - When local-shops price-match - or even TRY to price match, i'd consider finding one. One of our 'larger' stores prices things so that I'd have paid more than $475 MORE after tax.
     
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    Spokane, Wa, Us 08/31/2006 3:48 P.m. Arrival Scan
     

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