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Messages - Boyer U. Klum-Cey

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Good to know!  I had my first card failure(in at least a decade or so), earlier this month, so I am kind of jumpy on the cards thing right now.  Always bought Lexar and SanDisk, assuming I was safe.  Fortunately, the redundancy plan kicked in.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More EOS 7D Replacement Buzz Going Around [CR2]
« on: June 10, 2014, 02:41:19 PM »
I could still live with one of each(CF/SD).  A CF failed for the first tyme in a decade, via a 7D.  Butt, the 5DIII/7D combo saved the day.  Fortunately, as an olde person, I retained good legal beagles, and am starting to get checkz from deadbeat clients for whom I did work in Y1 and Y2k.  Gotta see the specs, but my guess is that I am going to be spending money(olde $).

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Same happened to me on Tuesday night using the same Lexar card as yours.  Fortunately, I was shooting with two cameras, and retained more than the 30 images I need for the event on camera 2.  This is my first Lexar failure ever from the days of my 40D to present.  A bigg thank you to the authors of all the "build in redundancy" advice I have read on Canon Rumors.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« on: April 24, 2014, 04:21:42 PM »
Well played, laddie!

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Talk to the primary shooter, and tell him/her that you are going to quote: $10,000(to be split 50/50).  My guess, is that the problem goes away.  The lesson: You now understand the theory of weaseling, and will move forth with that intell in mind, next time you negotiate.

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Photography Technique / Re: Photography fail moments !!!
« on: February 06, 2014, 05:16:38 PM »
E) All of the above

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EOS Bodies / Re: Hybrid Viewfinder Coming To Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: January 15, 2014, 02:22:26 PM »
Twoud make a versatile 7D(2,II,TOO,Also), eh?

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I have all the gear I need now. ... Said no photographer (or keen enthusiast) ever.

Need/want dunno?  However, I do have more than I can carry!

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f2.8L II Now or Wait and See?
« on: January 14, 2014, 06:43:53 PM »
After reviewing the keepers from a Niagara Falls shoot with a 24-105, the distortion was enough to make me want to send the lens over the Falls in a barrel.  Both current 24-70s are very good, even in my hands.

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Lenses / Re: A tip of the hat to Canon Customer Service
« on: January 14, 2014, 06:04:36 PM »
Normally "mail-in" screams at me, "Run Away! Run Away!".  But, this year, I was successful twice almost  Once, hassle free with our Italian monopod friends, and once(plus 4 minutes) with the mighty Canon(rebate to show up in 3-4 weeks per the CS rep).  I suppose, I should not count my rebates before they hatch, but the Canon rep was very professional and forthcoming.  I had my "evil twin bark" at the ready on my iPad, but was happy that it was not needed.  I know it is rare, as a happy customer usually tells no one, but this encounter was truly hassle free.

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Lenses / A tip of the hat to Canon Customer Service
« on: January 14, 2014, 12:23:11 PM »
Yesterday, I got a letter from Canon Rebates telling me that my "UPC" code for a recent lens purchase was invalid.  Today, I called and said: "Whattz up?".  The rep solved my issue in 4 minutes, and admitted that it was a problem on their end.  Well done, Canon!

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Canon General / Re: Types of Photographers (Seinfeld Edition)
« on: December 28, 2013, 01:23:06 PM »
Well played, Mr. Mackguyver!

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Check out the autofocus spec on the Blackmagic Pocket cam.  I seem to recall reading somewhere that it was only "active" with 4/3's lenses.  For the price, it does sound like an intriguing small video cam.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 $369 at Amazon
« on: December 19, 2013, 12:04:04 PM »
Another positive vote for the SL1, especially for those days when you don't want/need to carry +/- a stone of stuff.

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In a few years, we will be sayin: "If you remember 7Ds, you weren't really there!".

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