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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: A Summary of Sigma Lens Rumors
« on: July 09, 2014, 07:10:20 AM »
I was hoping for some primes to compete with Canon's 400/500/600mm primes.  A 300-600 would be interesting, but it likely won't be f/4 throughout; probably something like the Tamron instead as the weight would get too significant.  Ah well; I can still hope for something in the future.

I'm honestly surprised by the negativity around price with this lens.  It's a niche lens with a complex design and near flawless image performance that demands a large price.  So be it I say.  I'd like to purchase it, but two things will prevent me from doing so in the short term:

  • Canon does not have a high megapixel body yet to take advantage of this lens.  Granted, there are certainly other benefits such as color rendition, contrast, edge-to-edge sharpness, but my guess is that it really shines with a high megapixel body
  • Manual focus through the viewfinder on newer Canon models is an exercise in frustration if you are extremely anal about perfect focus placement.  Forget about it on the 5D III, as the viewfinder presents an image with an f-stop well smaller than large ones on prime lenses.  I have a 1D-X, but have yet to try one of the focus screens that can be purchased, so maybe I can go that route.

Regardless, I find this thens very intriguing and hope to be able to rent a copy to try at some point.  I will reserve any judgment on price until then.

This is true.  It was actually up on B&H for preorder yesterday at a price of $3999.  However, it was taken down, probably at the request of Zeiss since it wasn't officially announced yet.  Digilloyd had a post up briefly too, but Zeiss asked him to take it down until late this evening.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Get 6% Cashback on the EOS-1D X from B&H
« on: March 20, 2013, 01:28:14 AM »
I purchased the 85mm f1.2 L at a heavy discount over Christmas time and still got the 2% rebate.  I have a hard time believing they won't honor the rebate.  When no rebate is available, they typically just don't list it.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 100D Detailed Specs Appear
« on: March 18, 2013, 07:27:19 AM »
If I wanted a body this small I'd invest in a m4/3 mirrorless system instead.  When I think of wanting something more compact, I think of both the body AND the lenses.  A super small body will be really unbalanced when you add larger lenses to it, even EF-S.  Pricing is kind of out there too.  Meh.

I use a Vello Shutter Boss (wired) and have had no problems with it at all:

For 53 bucks you can't go wrong.  They also have  wireless version for about twice that, but wireless isn't needed for time lapses and, given battery life concerns, I think wired is preferred.

Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway!
« on: December 06, 2012, 07:31:39 PM »
Bring me some Gura!

EOS Bodies / Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« on: September 17, 2012, 07:02:27 AM »
Right now I'm just feeling irritated they didn't include GPS and wireless in the 5D MIII.  Given the $3500 price tag and the fact that they included it in a smaller, cheaper body suggests they could have to me.  I could get a lot of use out of both of those and I hate attaching bulky accessories to the camera.  Blah.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon Announces the Canon EOS 6D DSLR
« on: September 17, 2012, 07:00:00 AM »
Right now I'm trying to figure out why they didn't integrate wireless and GPS in their $3500 5D MIII.  Kind of irritating as they would both be extremely useful.

EOS Bodies / Re: 4 More DSLRs Coming in 2012? [CR2]
« on: June 12, 2012, 04:38:00 PM »
I would like to see Canon actually deliver products they have already announced before announcing more.   The typical amount of time between announcement and availability of products has become a joke.  This is mainly true for their "pro-level" gear.

While not open source, if you are willing to use your Mac another option is Pixelmator

While most of my post processing is done with LightRoom and Nik plugins, Pixelmator has a ton of functionality and at $30 is a steal.  You can grap it off the Mac App Store.

Lenses / Re: Tripod collar for 70-300L: Does it really exist?
« on: April 01, 2012, 02:19:29 PM »
That thing has been backordered for ages.  I've tried picking one up off of Ebay, but there is nothing but knock-offs on there as well, making me wonder if they have ever truly been for sale.  At this stage I'm getting tempted to try one of the $40 knock-offs...

Site Information / Re: Canon Rumors Site Information
« on: April 01, 2012, 02:12:57 PM »
Any chance the redesign will also include a mobile version of the site?  A while ago there used to be a mobile version, but it has been missing for some time.

EOS Bodies / Re: Curious about B&H & mkiii shipments
« on: March 28, 2012, 04:27:25 PM »
564XX also shipped!

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