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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: July 07, 2014, 09:28:43 PM »
This was just between sunset and sunrise.

Noon?!?   :P

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If you buy it at B&H (free shipping), the Canon Pixma Pro-100 is just $98 after a $300 mail-in rebate.  I had to get one last month, because my old Canon i9900 finally bit the dust after 10 years, and it only took a few weeks to receive the rebate.  It includes the SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss 13 x 19" (50 Sheets) at no additional cost, which is needed to receive the $300 rebate.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/893738-REG/Canon_6228b002_Pixma_Pro_100_Photo_Inkjet.html

B&H also has the Canon Photo Paper Pro Luster 13x19" (50 Sheets) on sale for $41 (almost half off).

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/872388-REG/Canon_6211b005_LU_101_Photo_Paper_Pro.html

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Lenses / Re: EF 50 f/1.2L II Gets a Mention by Canon
« on: May 19, 2014, 10:40:16 PM »
I can't watch the video right now, but is it poasible when referring to the 50L II they might mean the current 50mm f/1.2L? Because technically the 50L f/1.0 was the first 50L.

No, because when Canon makes a major change in the spec, such as the aperture (in this case, from f/1.0 to f/1.2) or adds IS, they do not consider the new lens to be a "Mark II."  Other examples of this are the EF 200mm f/2.0L IS, which replaced the EF 200mm f/1.8L (change in aperture and addition of IS), and the EF 300mm f/4.0L IS, which replaced the EF 300mm f/4.0L (addition of IS).  In either case, the new lens did not receive the "Mark II" designation.

What is possible is that Canon is teasing us with the EF 50mm f/1.2 II to slow down sales of the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART, or it was simply a typo.

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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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