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EOS Bodies / Re: Canadian 5D MIII action?
« on: March 22, 2012, 12:09:10 PM »
I tried to get some of the Canadian shops to match the U.S total price of $3995 taxes and duty included
You have to keep in mind you will pay a 'spread' on your credit card of approx. 2.9% for the conversion. Right now the dollar is almost exactly at par so 2.9% of 3995 is $115.

Henry's is selling for $3699 plus tax which comes in at ~4180 verses $3995USD * 2.9% = ~$4110

There is only $70 difference by my math.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canadian 5D MIII action?
« on: March 22, 2012, 11:59:41 AM »
Yup - same username over there. Things are good. If you are a Canon shooter and I know you are, this is where is has been at of late.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canadian 5D MIII action?
« on: March 22, 2012, 11:46:25 AM »
Hey rhommel, welcome to CR! Good to see you Bud!

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EOS Bodies / (CAN) Henry's extended warranty of 5D3
« on: March 22, 2012, 11:45:26 AM »
I have the option of buying an extended warranty on the 5D3 for $469 or the entire kit at $599. This would give me the following for a total of four years:
Anti-Lemon Protection
30 Day Price Protection
90 Day Defective Exchange
Global Coverage

http://www.henrys.com/Henrys-Extended-Life-Plan.aspx

1- I know it is only insurance, do any of you have any experience with this, good or bad, that you can share?
2- Is it worth it?

Thanks in advance.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canadian 5D MIII action?
« on: March 22, 2012, 11:41:59 AM »
My rep at Henry's downtown Toronto just called me to say the 24-105 kit I asked to 'see' (not order) is in stock and on hold for me until Tuesday. Decisions, decisions....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canadian 5D MIII action?
« on: March 22, 2012, 11:08:59 AM »
I just got a call from Henry's that my camera is in.   :D
Which location? Body only of the kit?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canadian 5D MIII action?
« on: March 21, 2012, 02:31:07 PM »
Henry's offer an additional 3yr warranty on the 24-105 kit for $469 - does anyone have any experience with this? Is it worth it (besides the obvious, "if you don't ever need it - it was a waste of money")?

Good copies of 24-105 can be had for 850-900 on the used market so I don't think almost a $500 premium for insurance would be worth it unless you are planning to give it a real beating for the next three years. Also consider that you may want to resell within the three years and you may not be able to recoup that money having to compete with other ones priced below $900.

If the warranty is for the whole kit, it may be different a bit. This is a really expensive camera after all so an extended warranty may be justified if you are planning to make money with it.
The lens tend to add $800 to the kit price plus tax. I just checked and I was wrong about the extended warranty pricing. It is $469 for the body only and $599 for the body/lens. Yikes, that is a lot of ca$h extra.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D mk III: ISO 25600...Stunning!!!!!
« on: March 21, 2012, 01:56:28 PM »

Disclaimer: I have not tried CS5,  Topaz & NIK NR on the RAW's yet... Just LR4
Does LR4 already support the 5D3 files? I just checked my copy of LR3 and there is no update for the 5D3 yet and I have heard there will not be one forthcoming.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canadian 5D MIII action?
« on: March 21, 2012, 01:51:18 PM »
I was on the Vistek webpage yesterday for any updates on the availability and the price on both the body only and kit were reduced by $100.00; today, its back up to its regular price of $3799 and $4649 respectively.

Did anyone else notice this?

I noticed this yesterday too. Today only Henry's is has them at $100 off. I called the downtown Toronto store and asked if they thought they would have any demos I could get my hands on and he was unsure. He did however put my name on a 'no obligation' list and he mentioned he may have it for me as soon as tomorrow.

Henry's offer an additional 3yr warranty on the 24-105 kit for $469 - does anyone have any experience with this? Is it worth it (besides the obvious, "if you don't ever need it - it was a waste of money")?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Weird Banding on shots....
« on: March 21, 2012, 11:16:27 AM »
I am by no means an expert in this area but I wonder of the latest LR4 version with its selective White Balance  tool would help with a picture like this?

I think this is a great discussion as I am not a sports shooter and have never encountered this phenomena before.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Travel tripod help!!
« on: March 21, 2012, 07:56:40 AM »
The 6kg are under ideal conditions and should be taken with a grain of salt. My Gitzo 2-series carbon fiber 2531EX and Markins M10 ball-head are rated to go up to 200mm and that kit is way more sturdy than my Benro C1681 and B0. I checked out the 0-series but thought it would be a tad light for a 5Dx/70-200 combo - I am glad it works for you.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Travel tripod help!!
« on: March 21, 2012, 06:59:56 AM »
I'd recommend Benro A0961TB00 - here's the one on eBay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PRE-SELL-BENRO-A0691TB00-Travel-Angel-Series-Aluminium-Tripod-set-Ball-Head-/230703323654?pt=US_Tripods&hash=item35b6fd5a06

It is much more sturdy than it is described, and I find it very good.
How much weight/gear are you putting on the 0-series and B00 ball-head?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Travel tripod help!!
« on: March 20, 2012, 09:59:48 PM »
Another vote for benro
I have this one
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Benro-C-2691TB1-Carbon-Fiber-Travel-Angel-Tripod-B-1-/330538387722?pt=AU_TripodsMonopods&hash=item4cf59f890a

Is this just a travel tripod for you or do you use it all the time? The reason I ask is I have been considering selling my Gitzo in favour of a 2-series Benro. Nothing longer than a 70-200/2.8 c/w a 5D3. That is what my current Gitzo/Markins/RRS is rated for - so I would want something similar in terms of build.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Travel tripod help!!
« on: March 20, 2012, 09:56:36 PM »
I forgot to mention that the Benro's come with a really nice lightly padded bag with shoulder strap.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark 3 Queue @ B&H
« on: March 20, 2012, 04:29:14 PM »
I am tempted to order from Adorama with their "bundle" and then cancel when one ships.

As of now, I don't see that bundle anymore. Good thing I ordered it when it was still up.
It looks like Craig took it down off of the main page too.

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