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This group is for discussion of the Canon digital & 35mm camera systems and other topics of interest to Canon users. In other words... ALL THINGS CANON.

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extension tubes vs 0.45x wide angle lens with macro

Started by Bogdana B. Last reply by CameraClicker Jul 2, 2014. 3 Replies

t5i help

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Upgrading from 50D

Started by Richard Wright. Last reply by Robert Davis Jun 9, 2014. 4 Replies

7D or 60d?

Started by jm chanyungco. Last reply by Joseph J Jackson Jr. Jun 7, 2014. 21 Replies

Me and My 6D

Started by Papa Rotzzi. Last reply by CameraClicker May 26, 2014. 20 Replies

upgrading from the 1000d

Started by Jake Beamson Dec 6, 2013. 0 Replies

550 D

Started by vijay kumar sappatti Nov 2, 2013. 0 Replies

Flash & Strobe?

Started by jm chanyungco. Last reply by Richard Crowe Sep 29, 2013. 5 Replies


Started by Devu. Last reply by CAC Jul 12, 2013. 2 Replies

(Dust issue) Canon 70-200mm L IS II USM

Started by Cesar Perez. Last reply by Cesar Perez Jul 4, 2013. 6 Replies

Canon 60D or 7D?

Started by Ninon Nickerson. Last reply by Bill Hudson Jun 8, 2013. 13 Replies

Need a new wide angle lens

Started by Katie. Last reply by David Fisher Mar 23, 2013. 6 Replies

Teleconverter for CANON

Started by Karl Leite. Last reply by Karl Leite Feb 26, 2013. 33 Replies

Portrait Lenses For 7D.

Started by Simon Fletcher. Last reply by Simon Fletcher Feb 25, 2013. 15 Replies

Canon 24-105L F4, useful enough?

Started by jm chanyungco. Last reply by Colin Darkes Feb 20, 2013. 14 Replies

430EX flash use with Canon EOS 7D

Started by Chris Edmond. Last reply by Chris Edmond Oct 9, 2012. 18 Replies

Speedlite help

Started by Cesar Perez. Last reply by Richard Crowe Oct 9, 2012. 5 Replies

60d users I need a HELP :)

Started by jm chanyungco. Last reply by Brian Gustafson Sep 23, 2012. 8 Replies

Canon 5d Mark III Memory card issues

Started by Janna Slaback. Last reply by Joezy Whales Aug 27, 2012. 4 Replies

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Comment by John Daly on September 29, 2013 at 7:59pm


How do you sign up with Calumet?

Comment by Gerry on September 29, 2013 at 5:42pm

Thanks Richard, That's more or less the way I have been looking at things. Have my name down for a 7d 'B Class' with Calumet which is basically a demonstration model used by sales staff for demonstrations but is then refurbished and guaranteed by Canon.

Comment by Richard Crowe on September 29, 2013 at 5:19pm

Mike and Oisin.

I shoot with two DSLR cameras and have always shot with different models of Canon cameras.  I used a 30D and a 40D, then upgraded to a 7D and still used my 7D.  I finally bit the bullet regarding the 7D and purchased a second model of that camera.  For the first time I am shooting with two identical cameras which makes things a lot more simple; both use the same batteries etc....

I decided to get the second 7D (both were purchased as Canon refurbished units and thus were less expensive) because the way that Canon is evolving towards video capabilities, I fully expect the 7D II or what ever it is called to be a better video camera at the expense of still capabilities.

So while others are waiting for the 7D II to come along, I am happily shooting with my 7D cameras.  The nice thing is that, contrary to some opinions, a camera doesn't cease functioning as soon as a new model is introduced.  Even if the 7D II is the best thing since sliced bread, the 7D will still be a darn good camera.

Comment by Gerry on September 29, 2013 at 1:56pm

I've been waiting on a 7d as well. Could buy now but would be gutted if the 7d mark 2 is announced for release in 2014. Frustrated!

Comment by Papa Rotzzi on August 26, 2013 at 4:05pm

Welcome to the group, SC. I love the article and it comes to my mind often when reading these camera blogs... and I smile every time. 

Comment by Silent Cougar on August 26, 2013 at 8:57am

I just joined the group, and after reading the 'Hammer blog' and being a genuine carpenters son, I found the article hilarious. I've printed it out to show him next visit. He'll probably need medical help from the stitches caused from the oncoming laughs he'll have reading it. 

Comment by Richard Crowe on July 31, 2013 at 12:23pm

Great carpenter analogy thanks for posting, I've shared with some friends and they enjoyed it too!

BTW:  I actually bought a custom hammer...  I developed a "trigger finger" due to a lot of hammering while doing some roofing.  The hammer has a tuning fork inside the handle which absorbs the vibration of driving in the nails.  It works great!

Comment by Vee on July 31, 2013 at 11:01am


Comment by CameraClicker on July 31, 2013 at 9:05am

Hammer Blog was funny!  Thanks for posting it.

Comment by Papa Rotzzi on July 31, 2013 at 7:56am

"Banger: A real carpenter could have done that with rusty wire and a rock. It’s not about the equipment, it’s about the carpenter." LOL!


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