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Lighting / Re: ST-E3-RT and 600EX-RT to trigger Yongnuo?
« on: April 18, 2014, 10:17:48 PM »
Yongnuo is apparently working on a clone of the 600EX-RT, but it isn't out yet; If you can live without a second light for a bit I'd wait and see how it works out.  The other Yongnuo lights may have optical triggering, but no sense spending for that if you're already into Canon's radio system.

Jim

Thanks!  I did a google search on the Yongnuo 6xx ex rt and it has been rumored as coming out since mid 2013.  A lot of people are getting upset that Yongnuo keeps stringing them along.  Could it be due to legal issues with Canon?  Or is the Canon method of  radio transmission not proprietary?

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Lighting / ST-E3-RT and 600EX-RT to trigger Yongnuo?
« on: April 18, 2014, 10:03:08 PM »
I recently bought an ST-E3-RT and 600EX-RT and was thinking of buying another 600EX-RT when  a friend told me about his Yongnuo flashes and what great bang for the buck they are.  Are there any Yongnuo flashes that can be fired via radio signal by the ST-E3-RT?  If not, what is my next best option?  I'm new to flash photography, so please be gentle.

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Canon General / Re: Canon Testing a 75+ Megapixel EOS-1 Body? [CR1]
« on: July 21, 2013, 09:12:31 PM »
That is insane.  I'm switching to Nikon.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Stay with Canon?
« on: July 10, 2013, 02:31:52 PM »
I can never understand why there are so many pro Nikon posters on almost any Canon forum.  Does Nikon attract argumentative, arrogant douches?  If you are a Nikon fan, shouldn't you spend your time on Nikon forums?  Canon forums are going to be pro Canon, so you are just looking for an argument.  They just seem to attract a certain angry, disagreeable portion of the population.

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Pricewatch Deals / Refurbished lens sale
« on: March 24, 2013, 01:31:13 AM »
Canon is having another refurbished lens sale.  15% off, so the 85mm 1.2L ii usm is now $1,495.32 plus tax.  I used mr rebates (3%) and an AMEX card (2%) to almost cover my tax.  $1500 for a 85mm 1.2L ii usm is a great price.  All other in stock refurbished lenses are 15% of of their normal price.

Link:

http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/subCategory_10051_10051_-1_22751

For most people on the blog - I realize it isn't Nikon, but it's pretty good stuff for non-Nikon users...

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EOS Bodies / Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« on: March 23, 2013, 07:29:38 PM »
are  you selling the 7d?   I'm in the process of upgrading to the mkiii  and it disheartens  me that I  originally  paid 800  for it and I'll maybe get 500  for it.   but I guess a 300 dollar rental fee for 2.5  years  is  reasonable.

$800 for a 7D three years ago?  I sold my 7D on ebay 2 months ago for $900.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 100D Detailed Specs Appear
« on: March 20, 2013, 10:40:25 PM »
Why do the other brand owners spend so much time stalking Canon forums and bragging about how much better their cameras are?  Some people need to get a life.

It's because Canon is number one in sales and they don't like being second.

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Canon General / Re: Since 7D MkII isn't coming soon.....
« on: January 28, 2013, 09:57:03 PM »
You can get a used 7d on ebay for $800 - $900.

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Canon General / Re: refurbished Canon 5d mk iii
« on: January 16, 2013, 08:35:38 AM »
I've sold a refurb 7D and a refurb 5D MK II.  The sales price was about the same.  The number of actuations and the condition of the camera are a buyers first concern.  A refurb camera is not salvage.  Most of them were demos or new returns, and have very low actuations.  Check the actuations on your camera, its likely under 1K.
Salvage cars are ones that have been totalled, from a accident or even a flood, and have a high likelyhood of having serious problems as opposed to a ordinary used car.

Don't mean to hijack the thread, but I think I can use some advise from you based on your experience and your 2 previous posts-
I plan to sell my 7D, which was bought new but I don't have the box (I relocated over 2500 miles from Oregon to Texas and boxes weren't a priority) or the receipt (threw it away after the 1 year of Canon warranty was over). The body was bought in October 2011. Can't exactly remember the price but was in the $1400's. I did add a Mack Gold warranty though and I have it up to October 2014.
Now, how do I furnish the proof of actuations? I know it's less than 3000 because of the span in the file name between the first shots and the last ones, but that doesn't mean diddly squat to a prospective buyer.
Secondly, how do I prove it's a non-refurb, US copy? I don't have a lack of pinhole or anything to show, nor do I have the box or receipt (on second thoughts should have bought this online :( ). I do have it registered with Canon but I don't know if it means anything.
Finally, how much do you think I can ask for an unblemished 7D in this condition? I don't want to ask something unreasonable but then I don't want to undersell since I am not particularly desperate.
Any advise from the forum members will be greatly appreciated.

I recently sold a 50D on ebay.  What seemed to help was a screen capture of eoscount, and a lot of up close pictures of the camera and extras.  I didn't have the original sales receipt, but I did have the box and all items originally included in the box.

I did not set an initial price ($0) and that seemed to attract a lot of attention.  It ended up selling for more than the buy it now price, which I was very happy about.

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Canon General / Re: refurbished Canon 5d mk iii
« on: January 16, 2013, 08:29:52 AM »
I use http://eoscount.com/ to get my 7D shutter count. It seems accurate.  And a used 7D right now is around $900 - $1000 depend on your luck.

Just an FYI, eoscount costs almost $2 ($1.80?) per use.

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Canon General / Re: refurbished Canon 5d mk iii
« on: January 13, 2013, 07:52:52 PM »
I purchased a used 5DII in the past year. My considerations were (1) is it at or below below market price (2) excellent condition (3) low actuations (4) 100% positive feedback on Ebay. Nice to haves were original packaging and receipt. I would not have had an issue purchasing a refurb body if the considerations were met. I have purchase refub lenses and P&S and have had no issues at all.

Did the 5Dii have a pin hole in the serial number plate on the bottom of the camera?  Just curious, it sounds like this is something new by Canon and if so, wondering why they decided to do it?

Keeping the original receipt is a good idea, I will be sure to keep it if I decide to keep the camera.

Thanks for the tip!!

My camera does not have the pinhole in the serial number plate, and I would not have even known to check it.

Sorry, I thought you said it was ar efurb.  But after reading again, see that you said it was used, not a refurb.

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Canon General / Re: refurbished Canon 5d mk iii
« on: January 13, 2013, 07:46:11 PM »
Happy shooting!

Thanks, makes me feel better about the purchase.

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Canon General / Re: refurbished Canon 5d mk iii
« on: January 13, 2013, 07:38:46 PM »
I purchased a used 5DII in the past year. My considerations were (1) is it at or below below market price (2) excellent condition (3) low actuations (4) 100% positive feedback on Ebay. Nice to haves were original packaging and receipt. I would not have had an issue purchasing a refurb body if the considerations were met. I have purchase refub lenses and P&S and have had no issues at all.

Did the 5Dii have a pin hole in the serial number plate on the bottom of the camera?  Just curious, it sounds like this is something new by Canon and if so, wondering why they decided to do it?

Keeping the original receipt is a good idea, I will be sure to keep it if I decide to keep the camera.

Thanks for the tip!!

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Canon General / Re: refurbished Canon 5d mk iii
« on: January 13, 2013, 07:35:03 PM »
You bought a $3,500 camera for $2,200 and you're worried about the effect your $1,300 savings will have on the camera's resale value? Is that what you're saying?

Nope, I'm wondering if I will be able to sell it and how much I actually could get for it when I do. 

On the price side, the camera is occasionally on sale for less than $3500 and you can get it bundled with printers and lenses that you could sell and bring the cost way down (but that is a hassle).  So, I see the price of new as more like $2900.  The refurb is a good deal, but if it has no resale value or resale market does it matter?

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Canon General / Re: refurbished Canon 5d mk iii
« on: January 13, 2013, 07:10:28 PM »
Why are you even thinking of this? If you intended to resell the camera at maximum profit, you lost that chance when you opened the box. You paid at least $600 less than new and you are not satisfied? You could sell the 5D right now for at least what you paid for it. Again, why are you even thinking of this?

I'm not thinking about maximum profit, I'm wondering if there is a market if I decide to sell it.  I have about a week to return it, so having last minute second thoughts.  I wasn't expecting the pin hole in the bottom of the camera.  It doesn't affect the operation of the camera, but it says "I'm special" and may cause problems when trying to sell it.  I have read some online articles on Canon factory refurbs and it sounds like the odds are very good that there never was any sort of problem with it and if there was, odds are that Canon has fixed it.  A lot of people have bought refurbished and never had a problem.

But if something happens and I need money now or in the future and I am unable to sell it, I've just thrown away $2200.  I keep going back and forth on returning.  Especially when I see comments like "there are people(like me), would never buy a used-salvaged-item".

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