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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 70D Deals at B&H Photo
« on: February 03, 2014, 07:54:00 PM »
How is this a deal?  I got the 70d with the 50mm f1.8 and 16gb card for $1,049 at B&H in December.  At one point, the body was $949.

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Lenses / Re: Upgrade for 17-55 2.8
« on: January 02, 2014, 01:59:42 PM »
...losing the 1 stop in appeture didn't really do anything either.  What I got in exchange was (in my opinion) a better walk around lens.  Also, since upgrading the T2i to the 70D, I can honestly stay that the loss of appeture is a complete non issue now with the better low light performance.

More light is just one reason that a wider aperture is beneficial, and you're right that with current cameras, the high ISO performance compensates effectively in many situations.  But, shallower DoF for better subject isolation is another major benefit to a faster lens.

True, true.  But, if I want a walk around lens, I would rather have the range than DoF.  If I want to do portraits, I use my primes.  This of course is just a personal preference.  I'm sure people out there want exceptional subject isolation out of their walk around lens.

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Lenses / Re: Upgrade for 17-55 2.8
« on: January 02, 2014, 12:53:44 PM »
For what it's worth, I had a T2i and the 17-55 f2.8 and decided to get the 24-105 f4 instead.  I already had the 10-22, so losing the 17-24 range wasn't a problem and losing the 1 stop in appeture didn't really do anything either.  What I got in exchange was (in my opinion) a better walk around lens.  Also, since upgrading the T2i to the 70D, I can honestly stay that the loss of appeture is a complete non issue now with the better low light performance.

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Got a chance to get back to the Mansion tonight.  Four shots with the EF-S 10-22mm below have no post-processing other than cropping and lens profile correction.

First & Second shot:
10mm
f/16
20 sec
ISO 100

Third & Fourth shot:
14mm
f/16
10 sec
ISO 100

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Took at about 9pm last night.  I hope to do a little better tonight and go out early AM when the ocean breeze is calm.  Then I might be able to stop the lens down and take a longer exposure.  Shot with 10-22mm @ 10mm, f/5.6, 1.3sec, ISO 400.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: EOS 70D Body $949 at B&H Photo
« on: December 11, 2013, 03:16:34 AM »
Good deal, I guess.  However, the better deal was Cyber Monday when they had the 70d + 50 f1.8 + SanDisk 16gb card for $1,049.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Cyber Monday Roundup - Continually Updated
« on: December 02, 2013, 07:57:00 AM »
B&H has the 70d with a 50/1.8 for $1049 or a kit with memory card, extra battery, and bag:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1017569-REG/canon__eos_70d_dslr_camera.html
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/986389-REG/canon_8469b002_canon_eos_70d_dslr.html

Adorama had the 70d with 18-135 STM with PRO-100 printer, paper, etc. for $1249 after $400 MIR:
http://www.adorama.com/ICA70DK1Z.html

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Off Brand: Nikon Announces the Df
« on: November 05, 2013, 02:47:17 PM »
Fair enough.  If only I liked the design of the Df, I might be tempted to get a wooden iPad case (although those cases are far too sleek and curvy to be a good match for the Df). 

Now, this one.......


Yesssssss!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Off Brand: Nikon Announces the Df
« on: November 05, 2013, 02:38:01 PM »
Careful watch you wish for.  If the PPI of an iPad were scaled to that TV, it probably would be a 4k HDTV.

But it wouldn't have all that cool retro wood paneling, now, would it?   :P

I told you to be careful:

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Off Brand: Nikon Announces the Df
« on: November 05, 2013, 02:22:28 PM »
Next up, Sony jumps on the retro bandwagon, with their new line of 4K HDTVs...



Just look at all those dials!!   ;D

Careful watch you wish for.  If the PPI of an iPad were scaled to that TV, it probably would be a 4k HDTV.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Off Brand: Nikon Announces the Df
« on: November 05, 2013, 02:13:54 PM »
Um, er, only 50 some posts, I've drawn Neuro's ire already, oh my......

Because you seem to lack the ability to argue with facts, and so you argue with emotion.  This will not get you far, except with the media.

So the F-150 and Mustang both have a 3.7L V6.  Heck, the same 2.0T I4 is found in the Focus ST, the Fusion, and the Lincoln MKZ.  Would you say they are the same car?  Does the package surrounding the engine define the purpose of the car?  Just because the sensor (motor) is the same, doesn't mean the package is the same.

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I am skipping eBay too, with their ridiculous percentages...do you know of any forums to sell gear on and just use paypal??????

Try Amazon.  I've used them in the past and their percent is about 6% and that includes the credit card fees.

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What interests me more is the RX10.
"RX10:
- 1 inch sensor camera
- fixed 24-200mm f/2.8 constant aperture lens
- $1298"

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Lenses / Re: We want more EF-S lens
« on: August 23, 2013, 09:36:51 PM »
Tell me which EF-S lenses you would like to buy if it existed. Would have some advantage over existing lenses, even if it is just the price.
My short list:
EF-S 8-16mm F4-5.6 $ 800 (non-fisheye)
EF-S 16-55mm F2.8 IS $ 900 (I have a dream ...)
EF-S 17-70mm F4 IS $ 500 (not impossible)
EF-S 55-150mm F2.8 IS $ 1100 (so sexy)
EF-S 135-500mm F4-5.6 IS $ 1200 (not too heavy)
Does my dreams will be met? What is your dream lens EF-S?
Canon already has the 10-22, so don't need the 6-16.
Canon already has the 17-55, so don't need the 16-55.
Canon already has the 15-85, so don't need the 17-70.
A 55-200 F2.8 could be interesting.
The 135-500 would be my pick.

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Lenses / Re: On a crop sensor...EF17-40L or EFS15-85?
« on: August 06, 2013, 08:52:16 AM »
Why not consider the 24-105mm?  It doesn't cost all that much more (check Amazon used or LensAuthority), has constant f4 aperature, is L glass, has IS, and has longer reach.  I used to have a 17-55 f2.8 on my T2i, but I found myself not using the wide end and wanted more reach.  The 24-105 got me there.

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