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It does not seem to be available in Canada yet. It's probably impatience, but it feels like we are the only country that haven't got any in stock. Does anyone have any information about Canadian availability?

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Canon General / Re: How to work around Canon shipping restrictions at B&H
« on: October 20, 2012, 12:02:59 AM »
Part of the situation is the country of issue for the credit card.  I would not give that to a 3rd party.  Don't know if B&H will accept Canadian Credit cards.

I would imagine if you showed up in NYC with your credit card they would take it.  But the billing address compared to the shipping address might be a problem.

I errr, have a friend, who has often bought with a Canadian credit card that has a Canadian billing address and shipped to another friend in Boston. My, errr, friend never had a problem - at least in the past.

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Software & Accessories / CS5 drops GPS data
« on: September 29, 2012, 10:33:41 PM »
When I open a RAW file (from Canon 5D II) in Photoshop CS5:
1. I can look at the file info and see the GPS coordinates I have tagged to it
2. When I save it as tiff or jpg in a different directory I can also view the coordinates embedded in the tiff or jpg files and others can see them if I email on the jpg.

A friend is also using CS5 and the coordinates can also be seen in the file info after opening a RAW file (also from Canon 5D II) on her machine. However, they are missing from any tiff or jpg saved (using Save As, nothing to do with saving for web).

We use the same method to geotag the files. If a different program is used to save a jpg from the RAW on her system the coordinates are saved in the jpg properly.

Any ideas what's going on? Is there an obscure setting in photoshop affecting this?

Thanks for any clues...

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Mirrorless Future
« on: August 20, 2012, 08:25:22 PM »

I always find it deliciously ironic when photographers complain about marketing. With the possible exception of a few narrow scientific research applications, photography is nothing but marketing.

Wedding photography: marketing; Sports photography: marketing; Fashion photography: marketing; Nature photography: marketing; Photojournalism: marketing; Art photography: marketing; Portraits: marketing. It's all marketing, all the way down.

Agreed. Agreed to the point that a lot of "scientific research" is also marketing. The hype around the Mars Rover panos etc. is largely to justify the expense to the rabble. There may be scientific benefits that result for the mission but someone has to pay for it.

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Lenses / Re: New Tilt-Shifts in 2013? [CR1]
« on: July 29, 2012, 11:39:05 AM »
I'll pre-order both the minute I can.

The 17 and 24 are my first choice for anything in their range and I see a lot of situations the 90 would be perfect but I can't bring myself to buy the current 90 after experiencing the convenience of the 17 and 24's independent movement.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« on: July 22, 2012, 12:09:45 PM »

"if i fits i sits"?  ;D

No viewfinder neverminder

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These sound very useful. I haven't done a firmware upgrade before. Are they difficult?

No. A firmware update is very simple. Go to Canon's website and download the new firmware to your computer, unzip the file and then copy the unzipped firmware patch to your SD/CF card and load it into your camera. The Canon website will give you detailed instructions on how to do this.

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Awesome - thanks. That means I'll have to get a CF reader as I don't have one and usually download the pics direct from my camera.

If for some reason you don't want to buy a card reader read the instructions. There are two ways to upgrade and one does not require a card reader.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing [CR1]
« on: June 07, 2012, 01:46:11 AM »
OMG how convoluted do you have to get?  Let's simplify this. He's just saying if you're in business you need to to make smart, informed purchase decisions. If you're not getting a viable ROI on any equipment purchase, then maybe it was not a smart purchase.

An enthusiast/collector with a 1932 Leica derives a different, yet tangible value from an apparently worthwhile purchase. They're both valid viewpoints.

PW

Except that he didn't say "if you are in business".  Agreed that if you are in business you need to make smart decisions to stay in business but I don't believe the choices he gave are even the smartest for the majority of "pros".  It could argued that the wisest business move would be to stick with the 5D classic if it delivers what you need for your particular product niche. Why squander your profit on unnecessary technology? I think someone should write a paper on the whole misuse and erroneous presumptions about "pro" behaviour and the cult of pro expertise. Not only in the camera world but in all crafts. It was not long ago that pros were only those who belonged to self-governing trades such as law and medicine. Who needs a photo license to operate? Now the guy washing dishes in the back of the cafeteria is a 'professional' food service technician. There are as many pro hacks as untalented amateurs and many amateurs that produce images with the same quality as the "pros".  The average "pro" does not make an income that makes switching from other work attractive to many people and lord knows the effort to generate sales does not add to the lure. If camera companies only depended on pros for their bottom line they would be out of business.

It was the original post was not convoluted at all. The point was simple -  that there are more people holding back from the 5D III than any Canon I can remember and they are a good potential market for the rumoured camera that is the topic of this thread. That did not require any comments on possible non-economic ways of acquiring two brands.

Anyway, its a social forum, if we all simplified things to strict logic and and avoided diversions there would be no point in commenting on rumours like this hypothetical body at all and even less holiday from the drudgery of every day life which is what people are mostly doing here. If you don't like the convolution you are certainly welcome to complain just as others delight in adding to it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing [CR1]
« on: June 07, 2012, 12:19:38 AM »
Assuming this rumor is true, I'd think Canon would still wait a couple of years before releasing it.  Everyone that would buy a camera like this just bought a D800/e or Canon 5D III; and if you're a professional you purchased two or three of them.  It will be at least three years before I consider purchasing another camera.

Everyone?? I see a lot of 5D II owners like myself that are not pushed to go to a 5DIII at all. And put off by the pain of starting a Nikon lenses collection. 5K for a camera along these lines would cost the same as a D800 and a 14-24mm lens and I'd be back to using my Canon 14mm L, 17mm TSE L, 24mm TSE L, and 24mm 1.4 L for architecture and landscape. Sign me up!

There are a few possible approaches to take.

1) Recognise that actually owning camera equipment is not very worthwhile unless it is making you money and/or you're using it regularly and then when you need it, rent/hire whatever happens to be the latest/best.

1a) Start up a Nikon lens collection, whilst keeping your Canon lens collection and just rent whatever body happens to be the latest/best/to your liking.

2) Build up an array of Nikon lenses, along with a D800 whilst keeping the Canon gear. Treat the bodies as something that can be sold/traded/whatever. Then you simply sell your older body and buy the new one whenever one manufacturer makes a big leap over the other.

Thank you, there are yet more...

(by the way, 1 is a non sequitur - whether anything is worthwhile or not is a subjective judgement that does not necessarily lead exclusively to the conclusion you offer) For example, my 1932 Leica sits on the shelf and looks beautiful but makes no money and is rarely used. Yet I find it very worthwhile.

3) live with my 5D II and my excellent collection of Canon lenses, don't be a part of the consumerist imperative and thus contribute to both corporations' bottom line,  and wait for a camera that gives me improved results with the lenses I have. I am making money with the 5D II and can stick with it unless Canon provides something that will give me better results. Withholding my capital until then is the best strategy from my point of view.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing [CR1]
« on: June 06, 2012, 08:41:00 PM »
Assuming this rumor is true, I'd think Canon would still wait a couple of years before releasing it.  Everyone that would buy a camera like this just bought a D800/e or Canon 5D III; and if you're a professional you purchased two or three of them.  It will be at least three years before I consider purchasing another camera.

Everyone?? I see a lot of 5D II owners like myself that are not pushed to go to a 5DIII at all. And put off by the pain of starting a Nikon lenses collection. 5K for a camera along these lines would cost the same as a D800 and a 14-24mm lens and I'd be back to using my Canon 14mm L, 17mm TSE L, 24mm TSE L, and 24mm 1.4 L for architecture and landscape. Sign me up!

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It is also available on 5D II at least, I think 7D as well but would have to check again. It is an option that is disabled by default. Also, it will not display anything if you are using the rear AF ON button for focus and have released the button before you release the shutter.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Recall?
« on: April 12, 2012, 04:27:25 PM »
Hi All

Maybe they discovered as some did on launch day it's missing about 12 megapixels

Do us all a favor and leave this forum. This used to a place where constructive conversations were held. Now it's filled with ignored flamers.

Oh please. Lighten up or do us all a favour and leave this forum. We are only allowed constructive comments and no humour? Truth to be told, 95% of the contributions are noise; live with it. At least this one was funny.


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Lenses / Re: Rumored 10 new lenses, 5 of which (CR) mentioned...
« on: March 10, 2012, 09:56:18 AM »
L-series versions of the TS-E 45mm and 90mm lenses.

+1 for the 90mm. That would make life complete.

In what way do find the 90mm lacking? Or do you just want the red ring?

I want the flexibility of the newer 17mm and 24mm design that offers independent tilt and shift mechanisms. I am indifferent to marketing decorations.

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Lenses / Re: Rumored 10 new lenses, 5 of which (CR) mentioned...
« on: March 09, 2012, 11:26:10 PM »
L-series versions of the TS-E 45mm and 90mm lenses.

+1 for the 90mm. That would make life complete.

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Lenses / Re: Grand Canyon Lens suggestions
« on: March 03, 2012, 12:54:53 PM »
Slightly off topic but closely related, the web sites for many of these locations mention that a permit is required for photography that will be or may be used in any commercial way. They include fine art photography in that category. Antelope makes some sense since it is a very specific location but I can't figure out if places like Monument Valley only refer to specific areas within the First Nation jurisdiction or the entire park or if there is a difference. Trying to get more information via email or phone was a nightmare. I just got off the phone with someone from Monumental Valley who seemed to be saying a permit even for personal use was $50!

Does anyone have any insights into these permits? It would be very appreciated.

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