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This can't be correct but Amazon shows a availability of June for both models. I personally would not buy from the seller but you might want to check this out.  It's too big of a purchase to take a risk like that IMHO. I"ll wait for Prime to make the offering.

Be careful.  Prime does not mean much anymore, it may be graymarket and the seller may not accept returns.

Anyone can sell using Amazon Prime, I do.  I just send inventory to various Amazon Warehouses and it sells like hotcakes.

Thanks for heads up MSP!  Assume you're on the list to get one or two of these?

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This can't be correct but Amazon shows a availability of June for both models. I personally would not buy from the seller but you might want to check this out.  It's too big of a purchase to take a risk like that IMHO. I"ll wait for Prime to make the offering.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Who is going to buy the new 5Ds's?
« on: February 07, 2015, 12:41:15 AM »
Count me in for one 5Ds-r

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Photography Technique / Re: Which eye do you use?
« on: January 27, 2015, 03:55:56 PM »
Left eye to the viewfinder.  Left-handed for most things, right handed at most sports. Thankful to all still working in sync. ::)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Photographs taken in my yard
« on: January 27, 2015, 11:54:41 AM »
Excellent shots Larry and I love your rig!   

Us California suburbanites got a bob cat like this right by my daughters school and flyers were printed and posted on all the neighboring homes to be on the 'look out'.  It almost shut the school down.

Beautiful animals and too bad they have to come into populated areas to find food.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Global Shutter Coming to Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: January 22, 2015, 01:14:21 PM »
This is a step in the right direction for Canon and I'm hoping a firmware update 'might' bring this to the table.

Fujifilm just released their new line of mirrorless cameras that have ELECTRONIC AND MECHANICAL shutters. You can either use one or the other depending on shutter speed needed. Their shutter speed limit is 1/32,000 of a second.  Fuji also just provided firmware updates for two of their previous models to incorporate this new electronic shutter feature. Now, how great is that?

My point is, it can be done and is being done now with some manufacturers. The electronic shutter is totally silent. :)


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Software & Accessories / Re: Photo Editing Laptop Recommendations
« on: January 13, 2015, 01:46:04 PM »
Here is what I did just last week for a mobile photo editing laptop:

Toshiba Satellite S70-BBT2N23 17.3" Full HD (1920x1080) Premium Business Notebook PC (Intel Core i7-4710HQ Quad Core CPU, Windows 7 Pro, 2GB GDDR5 Graphics, Blu-Ray Burner, 1TB Hybrid SSD Hard Drive, Intel Dual Band AC Wireless, 16GB RAM, Latest Model)

Running Windows 7 Pro.  $1,399 from Amazon.  Its fairly light for a 17.3" laptop.  Battery life is about 4+ hours.

Super fast, quiet, excellent screen.  Really pleased with this purchase.

I compared Zbook, Alienware, MSI, and Dell for comparable spex and pricing and this one fit my needs the best.

Best of luck!

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From a business point of view, the lens will probably holds its value for some time if you buy it and decide to sell it...if you find the right buyer.

From my experience, and I LOVE the 50mm length, I've had/have Zeiss 50's, Nokton's 50 1.1, Sigma Art 50 1.4 and Canon's 50 1.2L.  I still own the Zeiss 50 f2.0, Canon 50 1.4 and Sigma's Art 50 which cover all my situations.  Sold the Zeiss 1.4, Nokton 50 and Canon 50 1.2L.

I found I rarely shoot at 1.2 due to its razor thin line of focus.  AF and MF both have their places in my work.

There is a very short fuse between heart and head and my heart seems to win most of the time but the head ultimately wins in the end.

Best of Luck

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Street & City / Re: Famous icons in your city
« on: November 22, 2014, 10:19:01 PM »
Our Golden Gate Bridge - which to the surprise of many is not actually 'golden' in color, its RED!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Would you get Zeiss 135 f2?
« on: November 18, 2014, 11:51:21 PM »
Rent it first if you can.  It's a monster, big and using it handheld for indoor portraits in natural light can be challenging.  Its a phenomenal lens when you nail the focus.

I love my 100mm, 50mm and 21mm Zeiss.  But for portraits on full frame, either the AF Canon's 85mm 1.2L or 135L are both good choices too IMHO.  Wow, Canon 200 2.0, that's a sweet one!

Best of luck.

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I saw this too on Kickstarter or Indiegogo and wondered why this expensive set up is any better than others. 

If you need to impress the market, start at an affordable level.  The holders, from what I can tell, appear to be a 3D printed project that can be produced for pennies per piece after the 3D program is designed. That said, there were no real details in the video to substantiate such a cost and why his system was a better ND system than the competition.

And, oh great, another bag to sling over the shoulder. Portability is not an asset with this system.

Sorry, this is not for me either but I do appreciate his effort.

Wishing him the best of luck.

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Lenses / Re: MY GAS. ILLNESS COME TO VISIT ME AGAIN.
« on: November 17, 2014, 10:30:10 AM »
Good luck Mr. Surapon. I hope you enjoy the MK II.  I've got GAS too but am getting help by selling alot of lenses I honestly just don't use. This forum is good therapy ;D.    I've sold my older 1DIV and 6D bodies and will keep my 1DX, 5D3 and 7D2.  I've had the 100-400 twice and will sell the one I've got now as I typically shoot with a 70-200 2.8L II with a TC2.0X with gives about the same range but much sharper and easier to use.  The 400mm f5.6L is also extremely lightweight and super sharp, oh, and cheap!

Selling some of this gear will also prevent me from lugging 6, 7 or more lenses at a time on an excursion.  I tend to carry way too much and quickly regret the added weight.

In an effort to travel lighter, I started shooting mirrorless with Fuji but again, I find myself collecting lenses and the bag is getting filled up again.  Fuji is great for travel and quick shots but it will never replace my Canon gear.

Best of luck Mr. Surapon. We'd love to see some shots with the MK II when you get it.

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Abstract / Re: High resolution Moon image
« on: October 28, 2014, 05:37:39 PM »
I think I saw a Starbucks cup there....    You've probably seen the first Mars landing photo with a SB cup embedded in the sand.

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What advantages does this lens have over - say - a train, which I can also afford?

+1

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Canon General / Re: More Canon Lens Mentions [CR2]
« on: October 10, 2014, 11:21:24 AM »
Dear Canon, please read these forums from people who know what they want in a lens. Suggested retail price is out of sync with other lenses of similar purpose, especially at F4.  It looks impressive and we expect will perform and render as well as the new 24-70 f2.8L II and 16-35 f4.0L II.

Thank you too for printing the lens focal length on the lens hood too!  This is big help so we don't have to learn another lens alphabet.

Thank you,
Markoe from USA

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