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The Canon bodies you listed are a step above the D3100. A fair comparison would be the Canon T3/1100D. Those are both the entry level offerings from Canon and Nikon.

I thought the T3i was a 600D?
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he mentioned the T3. not the same camera wink.gif
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he mentioned the T3. not the same camera wink.gif

Oh redface.gif
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I missed it by about two hours at that price... I'm still going to try to work my magic. You'd be surprised what you can talk a company into once they realize that the 20% that they'd be losing on ebay fees, etc, could easily turn into additional revenue instead.
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My 7D arrived this morning and its fixed. I shipped it Tuesday so I'd say that's pretty awesome turnaround when you include the weekend. +1 for CPS.
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I have a question for you all about lens cleaning practices. Do you prefer to clean them yourself or use a local service? Thanks! biggrin.gif
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Depends. When you say cleaning, are we talking getting rid of a bit of dust, or like powerwashing? Get a microfiber cloth and some sort of air blower, have at it. If anything, the rear element is more important to be careful on; the front element can have minor imperfections on it and still take plenty fine images, but scratch that rear element during cleaning and you could have an expensive paperweight on your hands.

The glass used in most lenses is pretty high quality; you definitely dont want to use solutions, etc. Try your best not to use the microfiber cloth at all if you don't need to.



Also, I was about two paragraphs from being done with what I was hoping would be a decent primer on lighting and photography, but I think I hate it. I might be willing to talk a bit more specifically about lighting (flashes, Canon's wireless system, etc) than a general overall thing, but I dont know..
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I have a question for you all about lens cleaning practices. Do you prefer to clean them yourself or use a local service? Thanks! biggrin.gif

Rocket blower for dust, lenspen for fingerprints and cottonbud + white vinegar for old lenses with fungus.
    
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Depends. When you say cleaning, are we talking getting rid of a bit of dust, or like powerwashing? Get a microfiber cloth and some sort of air blower, have at it. If anything, the rear element is more important to be careful on; the front element can have minor imperfections on it and still take plenty fine images, but scratch that rear element during cleaning and you could have an expensive paperweight on your hands.
The glass used in most lenses is pretty high quality; you definitely dont want to use solutions, etc. Try your best not to use the microfiber cloth at all if you don't need to.
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Specks on the front element is what I'm looking at. So far nothing that has effected any recent images.
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Rocket blower for dust, lenspen for fingerprints and cottonbud + white vinegar for old lenses with fungus.

I actually have a rocket blower. biggrin.gif Will check out lenspen. Sounds like I'm still ok atm. Thanks guys. thumb.gif
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Lol so someone on ebay has stolen some of my NASCAR photos off my Flickr and is selling them.
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