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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: October 20, 2014, 04:13:58 PM »
Sorry Brandon, I don't have access to the F2.8 but I can say I'm pleased with the F4 and with the 6D low light and F4 is not that challenging.  Of course there is the bokeh issue but I use this WA lens mainly for scenes outdoors anyway.  Any shots I've posted that are WA will be with this lens.  The macro is handy and not useless as some have implied.  The data is in this shot taken at 24mm.  So far I'm not complaining and that deal you mentioned is VG.

Jack

Thanks for the input, Jack! I'll definitely add that to my consideration whilst I try to make a decision over the next couple of weeks. Keep up the great images, cheers!

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Technical Support / Re: Do I Need $ 634 US Dollars Light meter ?
« on: October 20, 2014, 12:41:04 AM »
THOUSAND THANKS to my dear Teachers and my dear friends.
Thanks for answer my post/ questions about the Light meter for my "Photographic Lighting/ Studio Lighting"  for my Class this winter semester.
Yes, I get one = Middle level of Sekonic Light meter 478 DR = $ 399 US Dollars, And Past 2 days, I try to learn to use this Awesome  Light Meter with my Photix Odin, and 4 of my Canon Flashes with Soft box, Umbrellas and Light modifier = Graslon 4100F.
Yes, I still have 7 more classes of this great learning with the PRO, my New teacher--Next 2 months.
I will report back to you, Sir/ Madam.
Have a great Sunday.
Surapon.
PS This Sekonic 478 DR. is perfected Fit/ Comunicate with Pocket Wizard ( 422 MHZ), Not With Photix Odin ( 2.4 MHZ.) TTL mode----But I use Photix Wireless Camera shutter control to shoot the flashes and measure by Sekonic light meter.
Yes, On Monday, I will go to see my friend at his local camera store, to test with Photix Aster ( $ 30 US Dollars ) = 433 MHZ to make sure that can fire my flashes from  Sekonic light meter. BUT Photix Aster must use only Manual Mode to set Camera and All flashes by our self.

Sorry for the shameless plug, but coincidentally I am selling the 478DR ;):

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321556350003?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649


Dear Friend Mr. bleephotography.
Sorry, I must want to ask you = WHY ?
Why you sell this Sekonic  478 DR---Any Problems that you want to share with us ?.
Thanks.
Surapon

No problems at all, Surapon. I was using it in conjunction with my PCB Einstein and PW FlexTT5s attached to my speedlites, but now that I've picked up the 600EX-RTs I no longer have use for the PW system. Unfortunately, there are no light meters out there that currently work with the the Canon RT system (the 478DR included), otherwise it is an excellent light meter and works flawlessly with PWs! P.S. I never got around to using the attachable view finder, however, so I cannot attest to that.

Cheers,
Brandon

THANKSSS, Dear Friend Mr. Brandon.
You make my day, Well I still use Canon 580 EX , and EX II, 550 EX---And do not go to new canon flash system " RT" yet.
Yes, I super worry when you post that , you just try to sell this Sekonic.
Now, I can have a great sleep to night.
Thanks again
Surapon

Sorry to worry you, Surapon! It truly was just a shameless plug :o Enjoy your new light meter and have a great, worry-free sleep ;)

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: October 19, 2014, 04:07:59 PM »
Yes, jepabst the 6D could easily have been made a killer camera but it would have cut into other sales.  Very nice shots. 

Bought mine with the idea that it would become my second camera, more for landscapes and now I'm waiting on full reports on the 7D2.  Not at all sorry I didn't buy the 5D3 considering the price even though I do a lot of wildlife.

Jack

Hey Jack,

Random question but have you tried the 24-70 II and compared it to your 24-70 f/4 on the 6D? Although I'm leaning towards the former Camera Canada has such an awesome preorder deal going on that combines the 7D II and 24-70 f/4 for only $2099.00 that it makes me question whether the 24-70 II is really worth the $1000+ greater asking price over the f/4 (assuming I can get away with the smaller maximum aperture).

Thanks,
Brandon

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Technical Support / Re: Do I Need $ 634 US Dollars Light meter ?
« on: October 19, 2014, 03:59:21 PM »
THOUSAND THANKS to my dear Teachers and my dear friends.
Thanks for answer my post/ questions about the Light meter for my "Photographic Lighting/ Studio Lighting"  for my Class this winter semester.
Yes, I get one = Middle level of Sekonic Light meter 478 DR = $ 399 US Dollars, And Past 2 days, I try to learn to use this Awesome  Light Meter with my Photix Odin, and 4 of my Canon Flashes with Soft box, Umbrellas and Light modifier = Graslon 4100F.
Yes, I still have 7 more classes of this great learning with the PRO, my New teacher--Next 2 months.
I will report back to you, Sir/ Madam.
Have a great Sunday.
Surapon.
PS This Sekonic 478 DR. is perfected Fit/ Comunicate with Pocket Wizard ( 422 MHZ), Not With Photix Odin ( 2.4 MHZ.) TTL mode----But I use Photix Wireless Camera shutter control to shoot the flashes and measure by Sekonic light meter.
Yes, On Monday, I will go to see my friend at his local camera store, to test with Photix Aster ( $ 30 US Dollars ) = 433 MHZ to make sure that can fire my flashes from  Sekonic light meter. BUT Photix Aster must use only Manual Mode to set Camera and All flashes by our self.

Sorry for the shameless plug, but coincidentally I am selling the 478DR ;):

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321556350003?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649


Dear Friend Mr. bleephotography.
Sorry, I must want to ask you = WHY ?
Why you sell this Sekonic  478 DR---Any Problems that you want to share with us ?.
Thanks.
Surapon

No problems at all, Surapon. I was using it in conjunction with my PCB Einstein and PW FlexTT5s attached to my speedlites, but now that I've picked up the 600EX-RTs I no longer have use for the PW system. Unfortunately, there are no light meters out there that currently work with the the Canon RT system (the 478DR included), otherwise it is an excellent light meter and works flawlessly with PWs! P.S. I never got around to using the attachable view finder, however, so I cannot attest to that.

Cheers,
Brandon

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Technical Support / Re: Do I Need $ 634 US Dollars Light meter ?
« on: October 19, 2014, 02:38:07 PM »
THOUSAND THANKS to my dear Teachers and my dear friends.
Thanks for answer my post/ questions about the Light meter for my "Photographic Lighting/ Studio Lighting"  for my Class this winter semester.
Yes, I get one = Middle level of Sekonic Light meter 478 DR = $ 399 US Dollars, And Past 2 days, I try to learn to use this Awesome  Light Meter with my Photix Odin, and 4 of my Canon Flashes with Soft box, Umbrellas and Light modifier = Graslon 4100F.
Yes, I still have 7 more classes of this great learning with the PRO, my New teacher--Next 2 months.
I will report back to you, Sir/ Madam.
Have a great Sunday.
Surapon.
PS This Sekonic 478 DR. is perfected Fit/ Comunicate with Pocket Wizard ( 422 MHZ), Not With Photix Odin ( 2.4 MHZ.) TTL mode----But I use Photix Wireless Camera shutter control to shoot the flashes and measure by Sekonic light meter.
Yes, On Monday, I will go to see my friend at his local camera store, to test with Photix Aster ( $ 30 US Dollars ) = 433 MHZ to make sure that can fire my flashes from  Sekonic light meter. BUT Photix Aster must use only Manual Mode to set Camera and All flashes by our self.

Sorry for the shameless plug, but coincidentally I am selling the 478DR ;):

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321556350003?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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That's nice of adorama and cr to collaborate, but too bad it's on an item that even with the deal its still 30% over the street price for mint condution or BNIB.

I'm not sure where you've found this priced at 30% lower than the price for this refurb. Canon has the same lens on their refurb page at $919.20 - http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/lenses-flashes/refurbished-lenses/ef-24-105mm-f-4l-is-usm-refurbished - and it's selling for $1149 for BNIB.

Curious, where did you find this at the lower street price or BNIB?

The "street price" (full USA warranty) from an authorized dealer is only $659.99: http://www.canonpricewatch.com/product/00047/Canon-EF-24-105mm-f4L-IS-USM-price.html
If you're going to buy a lens from an ebay seller who is selling gear for about half the price of Adorama or B&H, you're a much braver person than I am.  I wouldn't trust my hard earned money to one of those sellers.


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This deal is actually through a very reputable online retailer, not eBay.

Nonetheless, I see no problem purchasing from eBay if it were from an authorized dealer and included USA warranty.

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That's nice of adorama and cr to collaborate, but too bad it's on an item that even with the deal its still 30% over the street price for mint condution or BNIB.

I'm not sure where you've found this priced at 30% lower than the price for this refurb. Canon has the same lens on their refurb page at $919.20 - http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/lenses-flashes/refurbished-lenses/ef-24-105mm-f-4l-is-usm-refurbished - and it's selling for $1149 for BNIB.

Curious, where did you find this at the lower street price or BNIB?

The "street price" (full USA warranty) from an authorized dealer is only $659.99: http://www.canonpricewatch.com/product/00047/Canon-EF-24-105mm-f4L-IS-USM-price.html

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Review: Sony A7R With Canon Glass
« on: January 28, 2014, 09:56:01 PM »
It seems to me that putting big lenses on a compact body kinda negates the advantage of compactness.  That leaves the great sensor as an advantage, but still, the practical advantages over say a 5D3 or D800 are not that great.

Your mileage will certainly vary!  :)

I keep hearing this argument but let's be honest, who doesn't appreciate a few less grams? It's when the body is so small comparative to the lens that it creates such an imbalance that it is even less comfortable than the same lens + larger body that it really negates the value. Adding a grip onto the a7/R might be more comfortable say with a 24-70L attached than with a 6D and the same lens - weight is weight, or lack thereof, in my opinion.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon D4 for $3500 w/o Box & Warranty
« on: January 04, 2014, 11:04:23 PM »
Who carries their box, warranty cards and manuals with them in a camera bag, that then gets stolen?

One thing I hate more than a thief, a dumb thief.

No no, he was saying the reason the charger and USB cable weren't included is because they were in the stolen bag ??? He didn't say why the box, etc. weren't included other than that he got such a good deal he didn't ask.

Ask for the serial numbers so you can do a search on the cameras history.

There are several programs that will search for pictures on the web with the serial number in the exif data.

I think if you ask a few questions this guy will disappear.
As long as he reports the correct serial number. Of course it can be checked during purchase but still a waste of time if he lies ... or ... "mistaken"...

I'm not too familiar with Nikons, but I believe they put the serials  on the bottom of their cameras? If so, that should be pretty easy to check. I'm also going through the city's Police Department to see if there has been any reports filed recently.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon D4 for $3500 w/o Box & Warranty
« on: January 04, 2014, 09:43:30 PM »
Ouch.  That camera is so hot that just responding to this post is burning my fingers.

Undoubtably.

After all, it's the only Nikon worth stealing  ;)

Still, I'd much rather have a stolen 1DX than a D4 ;D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon D4 for $3500 w/o Box & Warranty
« on: January 04, 2014, 05:42:04 PM »
Ouch.  That camera is so hot that just responding to this post is burning my fingers.

Hah that's what I'm thinking :-\ I wonder if there is a way to find out if it has been stolen using the serial number...I'll ask him to send me some more pics

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Third Party Manufacturers / Nikon D4 for $3500 w/o Box & Warranty
« on: January 04, 2014, 05:24:41 PM »
So I've just found an AMAZING deal for a Nikon D4 on Craigslist and I need some advice. This guy is selling his for only $3500 like new with strap, nothing else...no box, no warranty card, manuals, etc. He said that he purchased it from a friend of a friend who had had his camera bag stolen while he was using the D4, thus why the accessories are MIA. He said he got it for a great deal and he's just looking to get back what he paid for it so he can buy studio equipment, which I have and he's willing to barter for.

What do you think? How truthful does that sound...could it possibly be stolen and, if so, are there any detriments to buying a stolen camera? Can it still be registered for warranty if the serial is on the bottom like many of Nikon's cameras? I spoke with him on the phone and he sounded completely legit, but I'm still hesitant for the obvious reasons.

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Canon General / Re: Move away from Canon to Nikon for sports?
« on: January 04, 2014, 05:13:50 PM »
As far as my preference goes, all I can say is "Canon 200mm F/1.8 USM".

For quick action on a field, rock climbers trying a difficult rock face or free ride mountain bikers, I only have to reach for this lens to capture the action.

Where can I find one of those so I can be sufficiently sticker shocked?
Try ebay.  they are discontinued and one of those lenses that have a big following.

I went to Ebay and saw one for $3000... that wasn't outrageous...

That's only because it was succeeded by the phenomenal 200 f/2 IS, which is only slightly slower (faster AF, though) but has IS and is also lighter for $5700. $3-4K is actually pretty cheap

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You can consider also the Asus PB278Q, Although its performance is slightly inferior to the HP just out of the box, The Asus allows a large range of calibration and, if calibrated by an external device as, for instance, a ColorMunky, the result is outstanding...
I'm pretty sure you can calibrate this HP monitor....I know I can my Dell U2711...

I need to buy one of those tools now that you mention it...

C


Very tempted to jump on this as it is >$75 cheaper than B&H's current price after tax & shipping, although they are offering it NIB :-\

What's the best option for running this display via a MacBook Pro Retina, considering my MBP has either Thunderbolt or HDMI and the HP only offers DisplayPort or DVI? How is the color accuracy of your Dell for photo editing?

It should be cheaper, its a refurb.

I've scoured pretty much every review on the internet and it appears that this particular model is the subject of numerous QC issues. Apparently the longevity is also unreliable, hence why they are probably selling so many of these refurb. Moreover, you can only calibrate it via your graphics engine or third party software like iDisplay as it has no menu options for changing its other settings besides brightness :o Guess I'll just have to continue saving for an Apple Cinema display or, better yet, an iMac :(

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Buy a 5D Mark III or Wait for ??? in 2014
« on: January 03, 2014, 02:38:15 PM »
..... one could use the CamRanger, which is significantly cheaper than the WFT transmitter.

I got a secondhand WFT for $160, wouldn't be without one now.

Wow, how'd you find such a deal? I've been looking around and the cheapest I've been able to find it is ~$500 on eBay. $160 is a steal!

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