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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Speculation [CR1]
« on: June 18, 2014, 06:57:28 PM »
The more you know about photography, the less equipment you need.

Canon General / Re: Gear for 9 days trip to Utah National Parks
« on: June 10, 2014, 02:21:09 PM »
Unless you're planning to open a used camera shop in the park, I can't see a good reason to take all that "stuff".
The reason most people go there is to see the truly stunning landscapes as you are unlikely to encounter any large indigenous mammals (excluding souvenir stand operators) so I would eliminate long telephotos - not only because they shouldn't prove to be that useful, but they are heavy.  You'll underestimate the effect of the climate, and I'm  willing to bet you're not in marathon shape so,  BE CAREFUL.  The less you have to carry the better.
Most of those rocks don't move, and if they are you're not going to want to be taking photos, so the high frame
rate of the Idx doesn't help much.  I'd narrow the load to the 5Diii, the 7D, a 16-35 and a 24-105.  You can
add the fisheye if your "artistic" sense requires it.  The M pretty much duplicates the coverage of the other two,
but it is small enough to carry without too much penalty.  A light, but sturdy, tripod and several canteens would
fill out my case.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Interested in Hasselblad?
« on: May 31, 2014, 10:05:56 AM »
Canon doesnt need any innovation at all, just marketing. They can llsensors with technology from 200x and be market leader with them.

Their bosses will get nice boni, and share holders nice divident. Developpement and innovation are a waste of money :)

A relatively well known designer from another field, Charles Eames, had a maxim that he followed,  "Innovate as
a last resort".

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Vanishes from Canon USA Web Site
« on: May 30, 2014, 04:50:24 PM »
Good riddance!  The only good that may come out of this is Canon marketing execs realize a crippled, mediocre attempt to enter a market is never a good idea, regardless of company reputation.  Now then can concentrate
on making the sl1 even smaller, introduce new lower end ef lenses, and focus on a top end competitor to Nikon and Sony full frame cameras.  Maybe this lesson will also carry over to any attempts in the medium format range if Canon decides to play in that sandbox - you'd better have a strong product right out of the box.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: $ 100,000+ US Dollars
« on: May 23, 2014, 03:12:55 PM »
I'd buy silver and hope black and white film becomes stylish again.

Business of Photography/Videography / Re: "Pro" mythbusting
« on: May 11, 2014, 01:06:38 PM »
Being a "pro" is a mindset - and anyone with a $10.00 box of business cards can declare himself/herself one.

Software & Accessories / Re: The best tripod ...
« on: May 01, 2014, 01:24:59 PM »
Just over 40 years ago I bought a Leitz Tilt-all.  It was strong enough, sturdy enough, versatile enough, light enough, and, though expensive at the time, is still used on a weekly basis.  I've looked at others since I bought it, but I never find one that I prefer.  I know Leitz sold out some years ago, but I think the tripod is still made and available.   Oh, when I
bought a small digital point and shoot, I bought one of those "inexpensive" Manfrotto offerings.  It turned out to be a
piece of junk - never buy a tripod with plastic clips to hold the legs  - and lasted less than six months.

Canon General / Re: $10,000
« on: April 25, 2014, 01:48:36 AM »
$10,000 in "fun" money to spend on Canon - spring 2014
2,800 for 5DMkiii
1,200 for 24mm f1.4L
400 for 50mm f1.4
400 for 85mm f1.8
1,200 for 70-200 f4.0L is
300 for 2x converter
150 for Lowepro Retrospective 50 or Domke F2
50 for batteries

3500 on account for "new" stuff I discover I "need"

EOS-M / Re: How do you carry your EOS-M?
« on: April 15, 2014, 07:05:26 PM »
I carried it right back to the place I bought it and got a refund.  I did however keep the Naneu Pro Lima that
I had thought would be the perfect size for a mirrorless camera.  (It now fits my Fuji XE2 perfectly!)

EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M3 in Q3 of 2014?
« on: April 15, 2014, 07:03:11 PM »
Looks like Canon is pasting feathers on a turkey hoping it will fly.  They ought to lay off the whole group that
worked on this - and then fire the management team that approved it.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Dissuade me to get a Rolleiflex
« on: April 14, 2014, 07:49:59 PM »
Shoot with a tlr Rollei for
 Pure pleasure of using the basics - no auto anything and nothing
To blame but your technique.  You'll note that the prices have held value
Far better than other med format gear - must be a reason!

Maybe you can tell me, how much will I drive a Porsche when I already have a Mercedes sedan?

What kind of a question is that?  How would anybody know? If you can afford it, if you want it, get it.
Remember, gear acquisition syndrome (GAS) can be cured, but why?

EOS-M / Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« on: March 25, 2014, 01:04:35 PM »
I'd like a fast 28mm and a fast 85mm - oh, yea, that's why I bought the Fuji.  Now if they add a fast 135mm,
I'm set.

Lenses / Re: Thinking about this but wanting your thoughts....
« on: March 18, 2014, 01:18:05 PM »
You talk about taking the telephoto on your bike, so I'd guess the faster lens is of marginal use for most cases.
I'd narrow the choice to the 70-200 f4.0 or the 70-300.  Difference is about $300 which would almost get you
a 1.4 extender.  My choice would be the longer reach, slightly more weight penalty but an excellent and versatile
lens.  If you really want reach there are several other manufacturers - Sigma and Tamron - which make good
long telephoto zooms (up to 600mm) at less than $1000. 

EOS Bodies / Re: 100D/SL1 Discontinued already??
« on: March 11, 2014, 04:27:54 PM »
Is it selling?  Have sales slowed?  It is being discounted and that's usually an end of life sign.
For this one, the fat lady isn't singing - but she is warming up!

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