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21.  Sharp Focus:  you need someone to remember to bring all the stuff you forgot!

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Pricewatch Deals / Adorama Email Ad
« on: March 09, 2014, 02:19:00 PM »
Did anyone else notice this in Adorama's email advertisement on March 7th?   :o   I did a double-take on the picture and the price before reading the description above it...   :'(


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EOS Bodies / Re: Patents: Canon 85mm f/1.8 IS, 100mm f/2 IS, 135 f/2 IS
« on: January 22, 2014, 08:56:04 PM »
I think I'll grab the 135 without IS once the new one is out...

FYI:  Prices for discontinued lenses typically go up, not down, as no more new ones are getting produced.

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Good ol' Abe.

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What I do love about this anouncement is the audacity! Sigma is shameless. They should be content with their inferior position in the market place, but no, - for the couple of last years they have gone hunting :) It reminds me of a classic ad for a US car rental company in the eighties... "We know we are number two, therefore we try harder"

Good one!  And let's not forget that Canon used to be number two, to Nikon.  It was their audacious move to the auto-focus EF mount that catapulted them to number one.   :)

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"Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god!"



I have the EF 50mm f/1.4 and had to have the focusing fixed once, so I'm really hoping this is a good lens.  If nothing else, I hope it forces Canon to release a new 50mm f/1.4, instead of only a 50mm f/1.8 IS, as some of the recent rumors may have implied.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 05, 2013, 06:12:17 PM »
Had some nice weather a few weekends ago, so I was able to get out and do some birding.  There are more shots of the GBH in flight on my Flickr page.  All shot with the 5D III and 300mm f/4L IS with 1.4x TC II.


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Canon General / Re: Lose or Loose?
« on: October 29, 2013, 07:46:28 PM »
The British English usage is the ending "ice" for the noun and "ise" for the verb. E.g., I would advise you that the advice is to practise the practice of grammar. Americans use "ise" in all cases.

Sorry to disagree, but I am an American, and I was taught the correct usage of each in school.

Alan...I think you meant  to write that Americans use "ice" not "ise" for the word practice. (I'm from the US)   Americans always use practice, not practise.  (Even as I tried to write practise the spellcheck keeps trying to correct me).  I wonder if the spellcheck does that if you live in the UK?

DJL...Americans never use the word "practise"...so in the US there would be no "correct usage" of each...unless you mean that it would be correct to use "practise" when communicating with a Brit.  ;)

No, I thought he was saying that Americans always say advise, even when they mean advice.

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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: October 17, 2013, 08:05:55 PM »
Here's a nice sunrise I did back in April.  I'm not a morning person, but got rewarded for my effort!   ;D


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Canon General / Re: Lose or Loose?
« on: October 15, 2013, 07:24:28 PM »
The British English usage is the ending "ice" for the noun and "ise" for the verb. E.g., I would advise you that the advice is to practise the practice of grammar. Americans use "ise" in all cases.

Sorry to disagree, but I am an American, and I was taught the correct usage of each in school.

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Canon General / Re: Lose or Loose?
« on: October 15, 2013, 02:37:07 PM »
Is this a STA meeting? (Spelling Trolls Anonymous)

No, it's an STA meeting.  Sorry, could not resist.   :P

The one that I have noticed on the forums recently is the misuse of "advise," instead of "advice."

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Landscape / Re: Flowers
« on: October 13, 2013, 05:22:53 PM »
Here's a different take on flowers.

Cool. What is it?

I don't know what the flowers were, but they were in an old, weather-beaten planter that had fallen on its side. The age of the planter is what made me decide to shoot it in sepia.

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Landscape / Re: Flowers
« on: October 12, 2013, 03:17:41 PM »
Here's a different take on flowers.


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Hi guys,

how long did it take for you to get the activation code, I submitted and downloaded over 7 hours ago, still no email

thanks for any insight

I got it within minutes.  Check your spam folder.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New iPhone: Final Nail in the Coffin
« on: September 20, 2013, 10:48:10 PM »
I'm going to Home Depot to buy some more nails.   :P

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