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« on: October 25, 2006, 03:05:30 PM »
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Okay, forget the Pentax.  I just got a good deal on a new D5 and ordered it.  Now I need to order the accoutrements I'm going to need when I open the box and am ready to start shooting.  

What kind of storage cards do you recommend for this camera?

If I'm shooting raw how large will the individual files be (so I can figure out how much storage I should buy)?

It come with a Battery Pack and Charger.   How many extra batteries do you recommend for normal shooting (not spending a week in the Amazon)?

I'm going to need a good wide angle zoom -- something that starts in the 17mm range.   Any thoughts on that?

What else do I need in addition to the above?  

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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2006, 01:42:14 AM »
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HI...

I use the extrme III 4GB, 300 images average for the 5D in raw mode.

2 to 3 batteries are bigger, but with 2 is sufficient to shotting 1000 images.

Adjust the auto off to preserve the batteries.

I use the 17-40 L, is great zoom w very best results at 8 to 11 and a grat price.

See the reviews in lens to  http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/index.html.
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2006, 02:01:52 PM »
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I use the extrme III 4GB, 300 images average for the 5D in raw mode.

2 to 3 batteries are bigger, but with 2 is sufficient to shotting 1000 images.

Adjust the auto off to preserve the batteries.

I use the 17-40 L, is great zoom w very best results at 8 to 11 and a grat price.

See the reviews in lens to  http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/index.html.
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Thanks for the info.  And for the link.
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2006, 02:23:27 PM »
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Don't forget that the 5D is a non-crop camera.

So wide-angle starts at around 35mm, and 17mm is very wide.

The 24-105 L is a highly regarded walk-around lens for the 5D if you don't need to go super-wide.
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2006, 02:30:57 AM »
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D5? Do you mean Canon EOS 5D?

For RAW you want at least a couple 2GB cards as the large files fill it up fast. If you've got a really itchy trigger finger, maybe a couple 4GB cards. I use SanDisk Ultra II 2GB cards in my 5D. It's plenty fast enough. I don't have an itchy trigger finger, so my battery is good for a weekend (about 500 RAW files), but having a spare is a good idea. Batteries are cheap so why risk a failure? My Sterlingtrek outlasts my stock Canon my 70 or 80s shots and cost 75% less.

I rarely remove the 24-105 4L as it's the perfect walkaround for my style. I have a 17-40 L I used on my 10D but find it too wide for FF use. When I need to go long I have a 200 2.8L and 300 4L. For low light I keep an EF 35 2.0 in my bag.
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2006, 07:29:09 PM »
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Thanks for all the info re lenses.

Now here's a really basic question but since I'm just now moving from film to digital I'll ask it.

I've been looking at compact flash cards and see that there are several kinds.  The San Disk Extreme cards are more expensive than the Ultras, for example.  And there are Extreme II and III.  I also saw a Kingston card that was "Type 1"

So what are the advantages of the higher priced cards and is a Type 1 card the same as the others?  

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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2006, 12:26:15 AM »
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So what are the advantages of the higher priced cards and is a Type 1 card the same as the others?

You might want to start here  for some information...

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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2006, 01:15:46 AM »
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You might want to start here  for some information...

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Great site.  Thanks for the link.
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2006, 04:47:39 AM »
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I recently went a similar direction to you - only I took the cheaper option with a 30D.  

The 24-105mm f/4 is a great lens.  Check out the 2 comparisons at http://luminous-landscape.com/reviews/lenses/28-105.shtml
and http://luminous-landscape.com/reviews/lenses/24vs28.shtml.  Then because I have a 1.6 crop factor, I had to go to the 10-22mm as well.  Anyway, enough about what I did.

For memory cards, the common wisdom seems to be "Get the biggest and fastest cards you can afford.  And afford the best!"  There is some difference of opinion about size - some people prefer multiple cards to a single big card.  But this is irrelevant below about 2-4Gb.  Buy at least two cards with enough space that you don't need to change in a busy day of shooting.  That way, you will have enough capacity for the exceptional day.

Also, shell out for one of the hard drive card readers - the sort that you can copy exerything off yout CF card onto a portable hard drive.  I have a 30Gb one and it has saved the day for me and people I have been shooting with several times.  The one I have is made by Vision.  but there are others.

Hope this helps.

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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2006, 05:30:08 PM »
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Another basic question:  What kind of card reader is recommended to import into the computer?  

Also, what is an Arctic Butterfly?  Michael mentioned it on another thread.
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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2006, 10:59:38 PM »
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Also, what is an Arctic Butterfly?  Michael mentioned it on another thread.
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The Arctic Butterfly is a sensor cleaning brush that doesn't require liquid or chemicals. It's portable, easy to use and quite useful especially when shooting on location somewhere. It can be found here [a href=\"http://www.visibledust.com/products.php]http://www.visibledust.com/products.php[/url] along with other products... I own one. HIGHLY recommend.

With regards to the memory card thing... Personal preference for me is Type I. It's solid state so there's no moving parts (fewer pieces to break!) and it draws less power. I've been using the Lexar 80x cards on my 20D for almost two years. No real complaints...

Anyway, advice is worth what you pay for it... Those are my 2 cents...
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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2006, 01:33:46 PM »
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The Arctic Butterfly is a sensor cleaning brush that doesn't require liquid or chemicals. It's portable, easy to use and quite useful especially when shooting on location somewhere. It can be found here http://www.visibledust.com/products.php along with other products... I own one. HIGHLY recommend.

With regards to the memory card thing... Personal preference for me is Type I. It's solid state so there's no moving parts (fewer pieces to break!) and it draws less power. I've been using the Lexar 80x cards on my 20D for almost two years. No real complaints...

Anyway, advice is worth what you pay for it... Those are my 2 cents...
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Thanks for the link.  I'm looking at the "entry" level Arctic Butterfly™ SL 700 for about $50 and the stylish NEW VisibleDust Arctic Butterfly™ - 724 for about $90 and the Complete Sensor Brush kit for the 1.0f sensor for about $144.

Which one should I get?

Also they have a variety of swabs and potions of all kinds and recommend cleaning the oil of the area adjacent to the sensor.   Is this considered SOP?

Thanks.  You guys are great.
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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2006, 04:36:55 PM »
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Also, shell out for one of the hard drive card readers - the sort that you can copy exerything off yout CF card onto a portable hard drive.  I have a 30Gb one and it has saved the day for me and people I have been shooting with several times.  The one I have is made by Vision.  but there are others.

Hope this helps.

David
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David, what brand hard drive card reader did you buy?  I see several advertised but none of the manufactures are familiar to me.

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« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2006, 03:27:45 AM »
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David, what brand hard drive card reader did you buy?  I see several advertised but none of the manufactures are familiar to me.

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Mine is a Vosonic.  I bought the case bare, and added my own 30Gb hard drive.  But that was just the option that suited me best.

I looked at several others and the Vosonic was best for me.  I didn't want to view the images on the device, or have an MP3 player, etc, so the basic model was right for me.

Here are some relevant sites that I found.  

[a href=\"http://www.photo.net/equipment/vosonic/vp-2160/]http://www.photo.net/equipment/vosonic/vp-2160/[/url]
http://www.vosonic.co.uk/
http://hyperdrive.com/shop/
http://www.xs-drive.com/index.htm
http://www.card-media.co.uk/digimagic+dm180.htm
http://www.the-gadgeteer.com/review/qcool_..._hd_case_review
http://www.meritline.com/usb2-0-digi-mate3.html


Have fun with your research!  
David
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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2006, 09:48:09 PM »
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Mine is a Vosonic.  I bought the case bare, and added my own 30Gb hard drive.  But that was just the option that suited me best.

I looked at several others and the Vosonic was best for me.  I didn't want to view the images on the device, or have an MP3 player, etc, so the basic model was right for me.

Here are some relevant sites that I found. 

http://www.photo.net/equipment/vosonic/vp-2160/
http://www.vosonic.co.uk/
http://hyperdrive.com/shop/
http://www.xs-drive.com/index.htm
http://www.card-media.co.uk/digimagic+dm180.htm
http://www.the-gadgeteer.com/review/qcool_..._hd_case_review
http://www.meritline.com/usb2-0-digi-mate3.html
Have fun with your research! 
David
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David, a belated thanks for the info and links.  I ended up buying a Wolverine 60 GB with card reader.
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