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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Mea Culpa! - The World Cup in Brazil
« on: June 13, 2014, 05:58:53 AM »
Be honest, you thought the game was boring, and you were checking out Brazilian women.  ;)
I know I was!

Lenses / Re: What was your first L lens?
« on: June 06, 2014, 06:57:44 AM »
100mm macro L and I loved it so much I bought a 70-300mm a couple of weeks later. 

Official Retail price in the Netherlands is 1359,00 euro inc. 21% VAT. Web shops are already taking pre orders at 1099,00 euro inc. 21 VAT.
Don't know if I am going to go for it, probably wait and see if prices drop a bit after a couple of months.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d Mark III or 6d or stick with 7d
« on: August 14, 2013, 09:59:25 AM »

Congrats MarcPool  on your new toy ;)

Thanks, feels like Christmas came early this year. Especially because the shop seems to have made a mistake in pricing because it's up 100 euro's since this morning :P

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d Mark III or 6d or stick with 7d
« on: August 14, 2013, 07:26:42 AM »
Having seen prices only going up again at my favorite two stores I was kinda giving up on the idea of picking up a 5d this month. When I saw a very good deal (220 euro less) at a store less than half a mile away.
Decided to go for it, walked to the store and walked out 10 minutes later with my new 5d mark III. And a coupon for a free version of lightroom and Photoshop Express 11.
No were near the prices you pay in the US, but a very good deal for Europeans.

Only had time to take some test shots, but man AF is fast. And RAW files look amazing.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d Mark III or 6d or stick with 7d
« on: August 12, 2013, 04:29:10 PM »
Thank you guys for all your advice. As soon as my tax refund gets in, I will go for the 5d mark III. I will also keep my 7d.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5d Mark III or 6d or stick with 7d
« on: August 12, 2013, 09:23:37 AM »
I currently own a 7d. And I am pretty happy with it overall. The only thing that really bugs me is the amount of noise and losing lock in Servo trying to track fast moving objects.

Lens wise I think I’m ok to take the next step. I already own a 50 1.4, 24-105 L, 100 L and the 70-300 L. I don’t think I will miss the pop-up flash, probably used it less than 10 times in a year and a half.

Is the 6d the next logical step or should I go for the 5d Mark III. Both are within budget.

Lenses / Re: Gear Advice foe and awesome Greece trip
« on: August 02, 2013, 08:59:44 AM »
Don't forget to take a hat. Because Greece in August is HOT!

I took a 7d, 8-16 sigma and 24-105. Should have gone for the 24-105 and 70-300. Really missed the extra mm.
Take a variation of ND filters. The light can be really bright. 

More belaboring ... more childish behavior. I've come to expect that though!

I just wish the mods made the "ignore" module of the forum a bit better.

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4... DOH!!!
« on: March 22, 2013, 10:31:00 AM »
Windows 8 works fine with Lightroom 4.x I've never update my lightroom.
W8 will take you a couple of days to get used to, but just consider the w8 interface as a bigger version of the old w7 start button and you will be fine. You can use your mouse to scroll the programs or just start typing if you did that in w7 start.
Loads of apps like Outlook and Lightroom still go back to the old desktop you are used to.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Best carry set-up for 7D & 70-200 f/2.8L
« on: January 25, 2013, 06:11:44 AM »
You could look at the Sun Sniper slings, I own "the Pro".

Site Information / Re: Problem with the Canonrumors Website
« on: January 17, 2013, 07:41:03 AM »
Doesn't happen on my W7x64 in IE9, Chrome, Safari and Firefox. Are you running plugins in your browser or one of those eccelerators?

Street & City / Re: Recommendations Amsterdam
« on: October 15, 2012, 07:42:09 AM »
Just walk around the old part of the town and you will see most important places all of the canals.
Damplein (with the national war memorial, the palace on the Dam, Nieuwe Kerk)
Museumplein (most of the important museums are overthere).
Pick up a free map at the Information office on at museumplein.

Canon General / Re: Europe trip, 1-2 months
« on: September 12, 2012, 03:08:59 AM »
Brugge, Ghent and Brussels in Belgium. Wonderful city’s and the best beer in the world.

Amsterdam, it’s more than the red light district and legal to get high. It’s a beautiful old city.

In France I would go to Aix en Provance, very nice city. And the Provance is one of the most beautiful areas in Europe. Also go to Bordeaux (wine district, very nice! and Paris (duh)

In the UK don’t just do London, but also go to the Scottish Highlands.

Iceland, amazing landscapes, not much more and very expensive.

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