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I placed my order on February 24th and paid 1999, for a 5d markIII with PayPal. I promptly asked for expedited shipping which I offered to pay Big Value for. They responded that expedited shipping was not a option.  My next commination asked if the camera was in stock, I then received a tracking number from UPS. The next five days I checked the tracking # only to find that Big Value had purchased a shipping label, but the camera had not been shipped.  On March 2nd I spoke with Big Value customer service, which after stating my dissatisfaction with the shipping process which EBay estimated delivery on March 2nd when I placed this order, I was told that I would receive expedited shipping. Today March 3rd a new tracking number appeared with the camera shipped UPS ground with a delivery date of March 10th… I do not consider sitting on a EBay order for one week a proper practice. >:(

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:29:45 AM »
I reckon release date hasn't been announced? How many months will we have to wait?

Amazon states a release date of 11/17

Site Information / Re: Money for something
« on: August 20, 2013, 08:56:21 AM »
I have used for years. works well.

I trust that you realize your sensor is designed to blur your images, right?  The AA filter reduces moiré by reducing sharpness.

Also...I you view/present all your images at 100%?  You must have some pretty high-res display equipment. I guess everyone you share images with has such equipment as well.  I'm sure you're also aware that downsampling reduces sharpness.

BTW, how do you define 'best image quality'?


Lenses / Re: EF 200mm f2 , how much do you use it and for what?
« on: August 07, 2013, 11:39:02 PM »
As a former owner of a EF 200 1.8 L, dose any one have a opinion  how the 1.8 compares to the 2.0 200?

Canon General / Re: Cannot find CPS points list
« on: July 23, 2013, 08:52:31 AM »
Something is up with the CPS points. 30D is still 1point, but 40D, 50D, EOS 1D Mark II N, EOS-1D MARK II, EOS-1D and other are listed as 0 points. Here's the kicker the EF 200-400mm f/4L USM Extender 1.4x is also listed as 0 !

Lenses / Re: What's your oldest Canon EF lens?
« on: July 20, 2013, 09:54:40 AM »
My oldest and I intend on keeping this lens is a EF 50mm 1.8 mk1, with a date code of June 1988. Think it just celebrated its 25th birthday!

Canon General / Re: POLL: Satisfaction Level With Canon products.
« on: July 18, 2013, 11:17:16 PM »
Canon USA thru CPS keeps the equipment exposing, and that's money in the bank. While my specific needs are unique and some new products pose challenges adapting them into my work flow, we muddle forward!

EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M II
« on: July 11, 2013, 08:50:16 PM »
Here is a Email I received this afternoon from Adorama about the EOS-M I ordered the evening they went on sale. Lucky I also made a backup order which has shipped from Amazon. I would bet a EOS -M replacement is well on its way.

"Dear Customer,

Thank you for ordering the CANON EOS M EF-M22MM STM KIT. Please understand that since this special offer was re-posted on numerous 'deals' websites, the demand for this item simply outnumbered the supply that we had on hand.

At this moment we are not able to get more quantity to be able to supply all open orders, we therefore have no other choice but to cancel your order.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Adorama Customer Service."

Lenses / Re: Motorsport Photography
« on: July 11, 2013, 12:42:27 AM »
I am prepared for many different shooting situations when I pair my 24-105mm f/4 L with a 70-200 on my 7D

EOS Bodies / Re: 70D or 6D
« on: July 06, 2013, 11:44:31 PM »
Just a thought on pop up flashes, nice for snapshots in low light, but not so effective for fill light.   

Just ordered mine! to bad white was back ordered :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Buy 7D now If I won't be able to afford 7D mkii
« on: July 03, 2013, 09:44:32 AM »
A small issue to consider is a 70D uses SD cards, yet what you are using now uses compact flash cards. Have you considered a flash such as a 580ex, exploring imagery with a new light source sure can be fun.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D Images Surface Early
« on: July 01, 2013, 10:02:15 PM »
Mayhem is the look on my face when one of my ski photographers brings a 60 or 70D with the rear screen dangling.

Software & Accessories / Re: Hdd/SDD storage for trip
« on: June 21, 2013, 12:34:44 AM »
I have heard plenty of horror stories of lost data with the portable hard drive storage devices. Here is a rock solid idea. An inexpensive laptop with a dual layer DVD burner, put your images on the laptop hard drive then backup daily to the DVD’s. Then store the DVD’s in another place.

Hate to shoot this down, but DVD-DL only holds 8.4gb / disk.  Take into account size, the time to spread a 64b card full of raw files across 8-9 disks, you're better off getting more SD/CF cards.

There are lots of similar threads here and other places - most come back to the answer that it's either the HyperDrive like devices or drag along your laptop and external drives.

I guess my old film days are showing a DVD-DL will hold over 200 raw files that's 6 rolls of film. I always found it hard to shoot 50 plus rolls of film in a day.

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