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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D Mk II Availability Question
« on: October 23, 2014, 07:38:19 AM »
Would you really want to shoot a football game with a camera you have not become familiar with?  It will take longer than one day just to get through the manual and settings.   ;)
The manual is online and I don't imagine it's going to be that much different from any other Canon camera, except maybe AF and those settings are already on the newer bodies.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D Mk II Availability Question
« on: October 23, 2014, 07:34:21 AM »
Personally, I'd like to get it for a Friday night game. I have it pre ordered and aren't confident it will be here that quick. I'd say your best bet, since you waited so long, would be to find it local and pick it up in store because there already a lot of people in line ahead of you. Good luck.

Lenses / Re: Does it matter anymore who makes the sensors?
« on: September 23, 2014, 09:04:41 PM »
I tend to disagree, having such a monopoly on sensors would be bad for innovation. 

I agree with your disagreement  (huh?  :o)

Is this not the situtation we have with Canon?  Canon SLRs only uses Canon sensors, so any innovation of the sensors used in Canon cameras must come from Canon.  Is not more likely that Canon will drift along trying to sell their existing sensors for as long as they can in order to reduce costs (increase profits)?

Canon is not going to innovate their sensors simply because a newer technology is there.  Canon will innovate their sensors only if they feel they can make a business case of lowering costs/increasing profits.

Once you get your customers hooked with a big expensive lens kit, you can innovate the sensor when ever you feel like it.... or not.

The customers have hairs that are shorter, and Canon has a pretty good grip on them.  ;D
No, not the same situation at all. Canon has to compete with Nikon, Sony, and the others. The other companies are what give Canon their incentive to innovate.

Lenses / Re: Does it matter anymore who makes the sensors?
« on: September 21, 2014, 01:17:17 PM »
Being held to ransom - well that's what contracts are for. So that's nonsense too.
No, it isn't nonsense. If there is only ONE sensor supplier, then you either pay what the supplier wants or you don't get their sensor, then you have no product. It would in reality simply raise prices for the end user.

Nice shooting and what a load to carry! We didn't take the long hike out to Delicate Arch, but saw it from the shorter view point. It looks much larger from where you were!

Software & Accessories / Re: How long a Monopod should be
« on: February 04, 2014, 10:38:41 PM »
Get it long enough to be standing comfortably plus some in case you ever shoot from a hill or steps where the monopod's foot rests below your feet.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Samyang/Bower 14mm f/2.8 $299
« on: December 28, 2013, 11:25:04 PM »
L is worth it
Normally I would agree, but from what I've seen of this lenses performance, it isn't worth the extra $2k for AF and a red stripe. For me, that makes the difference between having uwa and not.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Samyang/Bower 14mm f/2.8 $299
« on: December 26, 2013, 06:01:08 PM »
Is this the umc version? The picture shows umc, but nothing in the description says it's the new version.

Haven't shot pictures of money with my 24-105 f/4L, but I find it very sharp for my college mugshots I do.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
ISO 320, 1/160, f/9 at 105 mm

EOS Bodies / Re: An EOS Canon Medium Format System [CR1]
« on: September 28, 2013, 05:54:08 PM »
I think they need a different abbreviation from MF considering other meaning it might have.  ::)

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Boo Amazon!!!
« on: September 06, 2013, 11:57:13 PM »
Items sold by Amazon.com LLC, or its subsidiaries, and shipped to destinations in the following states are subject to tax:

New Jersey
New York
North Dakota

*Added on 9/1/2013

Amazon is suing New York and have hired Ted Olson, he of winning Bush v Gore and the more recent California same sex marriage suits fame, so he is no lightweight. If he wins in Federal Court I guess I can have big ticket items shipped to my brother in NY.

Indiana, Tennessee, Nevada, and South Carolina are coming, though SC is a ways off at 1/1/2016. I believe Connecticut is soon as well.
Yea, Tennessee is being added in 2014 for the same reason (added distribution centers). Love the fast shipping, but not the 9.25% sales tax (which is added to the shipping cost as well  >:().

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d MkIII reliability
« on: September 04, 2013, 09:12:02 PM »
I've had 1 error 20 and that was just a couple of weeks ago. Had it since they first came out and over 26,000 frames.

Lenses / Re: Filter for 24-105mm
« on: August 18, 2013, 11:04:07 AM »
Personally, I would skip the filter and just use the lens hood that comes with the lens.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: 41 MP. NOKIA LUMIA 1020
« on: August 17, 2013, 11:48:01 AM »
Does this smell like spam to anyone else?

Lenses / Re: Canon 24-105 IS vs Tamron 24-70 VC
« on: August 17, 2013, 11:46:18 AM »
Depends on what you're getting it for. For walk around, all purpose lens, the 24-105. In fact, I can't think of a reason I would take a Tamron over the Canon with the high ISO performance of the 6D, though I can see the argument for 2.8 in low light, fast moving action type shots.

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