Originally Posted by iandroo888
crumpler or lowepro.. will look into those xD
ah they both have.. like iunoe an advanced more complex neck strap? reason why i like the RS straps is cuz its a cross body strap. i dislike neck straps.
Most neck straps are long enough for cross-body carriage. The Crumpler Industry Disgrace is very comfortable for either neck or cross-body.
The Black Rapid straps are nice, but I don't like that they connect to the tripod mount.
Originally Posted by mz-n10
the 70-200/2.8 isnt really tat big nor heavy. you need to start worrying about the mount snapping when you go with a 300/2.8 or bigger prime.
imo rapid straps are hyped up. look into a crumpler or lowepro strap and if you need a dual body harness optech has a pretty cheap and nice one.
I don't think anyone really expects the mount to snap, but the center of gravity is the problem. For example, a 70-200 f/2.8 on a Canon Digital Rebel mounted without
a collar will stay on fine, but the tripod can possibly tip forward. 70-200 f/2.8 lenses usually come with a collar for this reason, but the 70-300 lenses don't.
Originally Posted by Sparhawk
Yeah, VR tech is pretty amazing.
If I can scrape enough money together to get a 70-200 VRII in the semi-near future I'll be very happy.
I've gotten used to shooting sans-VR but it really gets annoying trying to keep the shutter speed above the length of the lens. (200mm=~1/200s, 80mm=~1/80s, etc)
I've been noticing a lot of noise in my photos recently, even when shooting at ISO200. Also many hot pixels(I think there are more than before) Is this the sensor starting to fail on my camera?
Sample shots? It's easy to amplify noise unintentionally, like when you increase the exposure or brightness in post, especially if it's a low light shot.
Also, longer exposures can cause hot pixels due to the extra heat in the sensor.