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Did Anyone Hear About This Purchase?
Jim Colburn, Photographer
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 8:31 PM on 01.19.12
->> 2024 kits?

http://www.definitionmagazine.com/journal/2010/7/2/us-army-and-navy-buy-up-...
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Jeff Gammons, Student/Intern, Photographer
Destin | Fl | USA | Posted: 8:34 PM on 01.19.12
->> Hopefully they meant 204 or the likes.
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Dave Breen, Photographer
Somerset | PA | USA | Posted: 11:14 AM on 01.20.12
->> That story is from July, 2010. If the number is correct, it seems excessive, but it's the US military funded by US taxpayers.
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Mark Sutton, Photographer
Herndon | VA | USA | Posted: 9:34 AM on 01.21.12
->> I don't see why this is an issue. The military has had Combat Photographers for years and the photographer's don't buy their own equipment.
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Jim Colburn, Photographer
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 12:20 PM on 01.21.12
->> Not an issue, just noticing the awesomeness of the outfits (over two thousand 400/2.8s and 800/5.6s?)
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Andrew Craft, Photographer
Fayetteville | NC | USA | Posted: 1:01 PM on 01.21.12
->> The military never buys fixed lens, so I call bullshit on this story. Also I have never seen a military shooter with a lens longer than 200mm.
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Michael Ip, Photo Editor, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 2:46 PM on 01.21.12
->> I call BS on this as well. The military has always used Nikon and zooms.
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Patrick Fallon, Photographer, Assistant
Dallas | Texas | USA | Posted: 3:06 PM on 01.21.12
->> Michael - Canon did get the Army to make the switch to Canon 5D MkII Bodies. Have heard that from multiple sources.
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Mark Peters, Photographer
Highland | IL | USA | Posted: 4:03 PM on 01.21.12
->> If you check the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy flickr photostreams you will see lots of images taken with a 5DmkII,

From a different site - a link to the "kit", which has no mention of 400/2.8's or 800 5.6's. There is also an interview with Tyler Ginter
http://tylerginter.com, discussing in part use of the 5DmkII by Combat Camera.

http://blog.planet5d.com/wp-content/uploads/55th-combat-camera-standardized...
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Baron Sekiya, Photographer, Photo Editor
Hilo | HI | USA | Posted: 12:01 AM on 01.22.12
->> U.S. Marine Forces Pacific Combat Camera photogs are also using Canon 5DMk2 bodies. I just ran a slideshow of images and EXIF data shows Canon being used.
http://www.hawaii247.com/2012/01/20/maneuvers-at-pohakuloa-training-area/

Like Mark said, on flickr you can find Combat Camera Canon images, I got the Marines images from DVIDS
http://www.dvidshub.net/
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Todd Spoth, Photographer, Student/Intern
Houston | TX | USA | Posted: 2:47 AM on 01.22.12
->> Did Anyone hear about the guy that posted the news story that was almost 2 years old?!
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Jim Colburn, Photographer
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 11:35 AM on 01.22.12
->> So that's a "No" from Todd.
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