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Canon General / Re: Best Lightroom 4 Book ?
« on: April 05, 2013, 07:21:38 PM »
Will check out these tutorials.


Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Introducing the MōVI Stabilizer
« on: April 05, 2013, 07:13:24 PM »
Once again a company demonstrates some intelligence by designing and producing a new, useful, innovative product. Then unfortunately demonstrates a degree of 'insanity' by pricing the product at a completely ridiculous price point.

Yes, research has to be completed, prototypes made and tested, final machine moulds made. Despite these costs this product is considerably higher in cost than it should be.

I have a friend who works in metal fabrication and he regulalry laughs at DSLR rigs in excess of $1,000 which i'm told have $30 of components, and thats for a US made product. Go to China and the price drops considerably.

When I saw the price of this I didn't even bother to investigate it further.

One for those with big budgets sadly...

Canon General / Re: Best Lightroom 4 Book ?
« on: January 24, 2013, 08:46:23 AM »
Thanks for your comments and suggestions. I will investigate the Martin Evening book and follow it up with some video tutorials for specifics.

thanks again

Canon General / Best Lightroom 4 Book ?
« on: January 23, 2013, 12:45:05 PM »
Hi Everyone,
I'm thinking of purchasing a book on Lightroom 4. Can anyone recommend a book? If so, why?
I'm contemplating one by Scott Kelby, Martin Evening or the official Adobe classroom in a book.

Looking for a book that will guide me from beginner to advanced, lots of pictures, easy to follow, and discusses integration with Photoshop.


EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D launch and effect on 5D MkII & MKIII
« on: November 29, 2012, 08:04:39 AM »
UK customers should have 6D delivery by Friday...

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D launch and effect on 5D MkII & MKIII
« on: November 29, 2012, 08:00:27 AM »
Canon EOS 6D in stock in UK at Wex Photographic. Interesting times ahead...

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D manual is ready to download
« on: November 28, 2012, 06:33:31 AM »
If there really are multiple versions of the 6D surely this will mean the axe is about to fall on the 5D MKII?

If there is a price drop for the 5D MKII with the end of production, a good purchase perhaps?

Interesting times ahead...

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D launch and effect on 5D MkII & MKIII
« on: November 26, 2012, 09:35:07 AM »
Interestingly, a UK retailer is offering a £194 price drop on the 5D MkII for today only. With the 6D perhaps arriving next Monday in the UK could this be the start of a big price drop for the 5D MKII towards its eventual end of production?

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D launch and effect on 5D MkII & MKIII
« on: November 23, 2012, 07:34:24 PM »
Interestingly I received a photographic trade magazine today and the most notable thing is the omission of all mention of the 5D MKII !!


EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D launch and effect on 5D MkII & MKIII
« on: November 23, 2012, 03:12:54 PM »
Thanks everyone for your useful comments. I am in the market for a FF camera, stepping up from a 550D, so a big leap.

I've used a rented 5D MK II a few times and found it to be a good camera both for stills and video. I'm hoping to stretch to purchase a 5D MKIII (body only) by the end of 2012. A big stretch for me but it should cover all my needs now and for the foreseeable future.

I think i'll wait until the 6D launches to see what happens to 5D pricing. If the 5D MKII drops in price then I might be tempted to purchase and use the savings for a 135mm/ F2 lens, or hold onto the money i've saved so that eventually when in a year or two the MKIII drops lower in price I can consider a purchase to enable me to have a second camera.

I doubt I would purchase a 6D intially as Canon's recent QC has not been up to scratch and i'll be surprised by the end of the first 6 weeks of sales if some user hasn't found a bug.

I've been saving since the 5D MKIII launched so another 4 weeks shouldn't hurt too much. I'm just glad I didn't purchase earlier this year. I don't make a living from my photography so the price drop would really have hurt...


EOS Bodies / EOS 6D launch and effect on 5D MkII & MKIII
« on: November 23, 2012, 08:53:34 AM »
With the 6D due to be launched in the coming weeks what does everyone think will happen to the 5D MK II? Will it disappear? Quickly, or be phased out gradually? Possibly a reduction in price for the MK II so that it is not too close to the 6D price and competing with it?

The 5D MKIII has been gradually dropping in price but must be about to reach a limit so that it doesn't compete with the 6D? Presumably this limit will need to hold for a good 6 months to allow the 6D to capitalise on profits from initial sales? i.e., no further price drops on the 5D MKIII for a while...

Is there a market that can support all 3 cameras? !

I recently spoke to a sales person at a camera event who suggested that there may be a market for all three cameras and that Canon had no plans to cease production of the 5D MKII. But at a relatively close price point to the 6D this surely cannot be good for sales of either camera?

United Kingdom & Ireland / Canon 5D MkIII UK Price Drop
« on: November 21, 2012, 08:26:16 AM »
Nice to see the 5D Mk III is starting to drop in price in the UK. Now down to about £2,340 today.

Perhaps this is something to do with the imminent 6D launch? A good salesperson might be able to convince a buyer of a 6D to stretch a bit extra to a 5D mkIII if the price difference is not as extreme as previously...

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