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Reviews / Re: Horrible experience with Adorama camera
« on: June 04, 2013, 09:51:39 PM »
...I live in NJ and they charge NJ sales tax on all orders, so I also have a financial reason not to buy from them online these days.

You are not going to buy from them because they support your local economy???  Funny how nobody wants to pay tax and yet everyone wants to have their streets paved or to have the police come when they call 911.

Governor Christie would just buy some more cheese burgers with my stipend!  :-)
(BTW...I pay PLENTY of taxes...i live in NJ ..we are taxed to death here..toll roads, bridges, tunnels, pay beaches, etc..etc..etc...I do not need to be chastised for making a perfectly legal choice to keep more of my hard-earned cash in my pocket..just like Apple or Mitt Romney..It's the USA..I look for loopholes...I take my power back wherever possible!)

In this case it's not a loophole - you are legally required to pay taxes on those purchases, whether the business collects it at the time of sale or not. Very few people do, though, so the Marketplace Fairness Act has been created so that out of state businesses will have to collect it up front.

Here's the specific (current) law in NJ: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/su_5.shtml

Ok..I misspoke (knowingly), it is not a loophole...But it is a law that is NOT enforced. i am just speaking frankly. Since you have gone out of your way to specifically point this out to me...do you pay your state sales tax on ALL of your Internet purchases??? (If you say yes...I will not believe you),  I do not know one person who does, nor has anyone paid state sales tax on OOS catalogue sales for many, many years. As I said ...I live in a state where we are oppressed by taxes. It's truly obscene.
The Marketplace Fairness Act has not been enacted yet..so I will continue to enjoy purchasing online tax free with a clear conscience for as long as I can...like everyone else. I am just being honest.

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Reviews / Re: Horrible experience with Adorama camera
« on: June 04, 2013, 06:57:08 PM »
...I live in NJ and they charge NJ sales tax on all orders, so I also have a financial reason not to buy from them online these days.

You are not going to buy from them because they support your local economy???  Funny how nobody wants to pay tax and yet everyone wants to have their streets paved or to have the police come when they call 911.

Governor Christie would just buy some more cheese burgers with my stipend!  :-)
(BTW...I pay PLENTY of taxes...i live in NJ ..we are taxed to death here..toll roads, bridges, tunnels, pay beaches, etc..etc..etc...I do not need to be chastised for making a perfectly legal choice to keep more of my hard-earned cash in my pocket..just like Apple or Mitt Romney..It's the USA..I look for loopholes...I take my power back wherever possible!)

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Reviews / Re: Horrible experience with Adorama camera
« on: June 04, 2013, 06:54:14 PM »
I have to say that I have used both Adorama and B&H and have been completely satisfied with both and would have no hesitation to recommend them. They are much better than my local camera shop who tend to treat me like any idiot, which of course I may be, but I object to being treated like it.


That's funny!!!!!! LOL!

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Reviews / Re: Horrible experience with Adorama camera
« on: June 04, 2013, 04:11:07 PM »
They are not my favorite either...I had incredibly rude treatment in their store 20 years ago...it was so rude I never went back.
I did nothing to be treated the way I was but walk in the door. Truly.  I just asked if they had a couple of items in stock that I wanted to buy...which I think I did, as I was in NY, doing I job and I needed the items.  I kept thinking...Are they really talking to me like this??? Just terse, nasty and rude. Extremely. I hated to give them my money it was so bad. I was bewildered. I left the store upset that people could act like that to a customer and just chalked it up to another NYC experience. This was long before the days of the internet....but every time I saw their name after that, that bad experience just stuck with me.
Now that was a long time ago and it was just those people that were at the counter that day...we move on...I know that most people have good buying experiences there, today.
...I live in NJ and they charge NJ sales tax on all orders, so I also have a financial reason not to buy from them online these days.

You had a bad experience..... use your consumer power and take your business elsewhere.  Simple.   Let me tell you ...over the last 20 years I have spent many tens of thousands of dollars on photo equipment...THANK YOU for reminding me that Adorama got none of it!   Their loss.      :-)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Press event on may 31st
« on: June 01, 2013, 09:55:04 AM »
I think it will be Canon announcing it's first 3D printer.... and it probably comes with the file to print a 70D body and a 1200F5.6 lens....

3D Printer?  Will it come with the gun-making software?

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Lenses / Re: Very Stuck Filter
« on: May 31, 2013, 09:36:12 AM »
Bornshooter... That was really a helpful reply for Hector? Thanks!!!

"This is why i dont use uv filters if the glass would have broke your lens would have been damaged anyway"

Hector...if you are not super handy and confident with tools...I think your best bet is to send the lens to Canon as some here have suggested.  Unfortunate situation...be then you can rest easy and they can check out the lens too just to make sure that it is operating properly.


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Lenses / Re: Zeiss 15 vs Canon 14
« on: May 28, 2013, 09:53:46 PM »
Zeiss 15mm vs Canon 14mm is no contest. Zeiss wins.
I am deciding between Zeiss 15mm and Canon TSE 17mm.  That is a tough decision.

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Can anyone tell me if they know of any 5DMark III's  "Bricking" (which I assume means freezing up and becoming non-responsive? ...if I am wrong about that term...please inform me)??????
I only shoot still and think that the 5DIII is one incredible camera...so I do not have a strong desire to install ML on my camera unless in the final version there are some truly compelling features for still shooters.

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Question: My main issue with "free" Flickr is (or was?) that only the newest 300 shots or something like that are shown - has this changed or do I still need a paid account to be able to show older shots?

It appears all the photos on the stream are viewable now, I need to check again, but in that case it really makes me happy. I was contemplating paying just so all the photos are viewable, but now (along with my effective ad blocker) I have no reason to pay, and I do like the new look, so I'm happy :)

What is your effective ad blocker???????    :P

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Software & Accessories / Re: Horror has a face -- new Flickr
« on: May 20, 2013, 11:26:31 PM »
Uh oh...so far I like it.
I like the layout and the banner at the top. It is simple and straightforward.
I also think that my photos look much cleaner on the new site. (but that could totally be my imagination...dunno).
Sometimes we react poorly to change,  especially when we have no warning or control over the situation.
Although, I have a free account at this point and according to what I have read, I am going to get slammed with advertising somehow...but I have not seen that on my page....YET?

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Your 6D image is back focused and has shallower DOF.

Yes, you are DEFINITELY back-focused.

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Lenses / Re: Best fisheye for canon.
« on: May 18, 2013, 10:16:53 AM »

"I bought the Sigma 15 but had to return it. It was overexposing (inconsistently), the corners were mushy at any f-stop, darker and discolored, the colors were OK but not quite right. I bought a used Canon 15 which is a much better lens. "m


I agree completely...the old Canon is the best buy...love the shot of Times Square...it's workin!

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Lenses / Re: Best fisheye for canon.
« on: May 17, 2013, 07:45:54 AM »
i have the canon 15mm fisheye picked it up used on ebay for $650 a couple of weeks ago. i have used the 8-15L my photo buddy has one and i was going to get one my self but, i couldn't part with the price of entry for the L zoom just to expensive for a specialized lens for occasional use so i went for the alternative, wonderful lens, sharp at f/2.8, fun to use and reasonably cheap, recommended ;)

So....can you borrow your bud's Zoom and give us a side-by-side at 15mm f/4 with a 100% crop for comparison???!!!!???!!!!????   :P
Actually ...I don't really need it...I am very happy with my Canon 15mm f/2.8..paid same price as you..bought it new just as the 8-15mm zoom hit the market.  Its a cool lens, and perfect for "my" needs!!!!!

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Lenses / Re: Best fisheye for canon.
« on: May 17, 2013, 06:16:29 AM »
eml....GREAT images...especially love the one of your son....fantastic composition, focus point...it has it all!!!!
I was not aware of the IQ (sharpness) differences between the old Canon 15mm f/2.8 and the new Canon 8-15mm Zoom @ 15mm, (but you know your stuff so I am not questioning your observation).Since the new zoom is 24 years newer...I guess it should have better IQ! LOL!
What the 8-15mm brings to the table is weather sealing, more versatility (I have no real interest in making circular images on my FF...just not my thing) and better flare & CA control....
I have to say...I rarely use my 15mm, but do enjoy the process...many times I get it out of the bag and check a scene only to put it away as it is not working for me...one has to choose ones images carefully with that lens.  I find the small size and lesser cost are also benefits to me for a lens that is not used that often. ...and I have to say that I find that the images that I do take with the lens to be plenty sharp, even for the age of the design. They are very sharp across the frame. I do need my CA sliders in LR for this lens, too...no doubt...but it cleans up nicely. Cost around $600 on ebay...could be cheaper if you get lucky.
I have noticed that some posts are bringing up the Canon 14mm, and also the Zeiss 15mm (killer lens) and the Canon 17mm TSE (double killer lens)...but, (respectfully) these are all rectilinear lenses and I just don't see how they fit into a "fisheye" discussion...They do not apply for me in this context. If I want a fisheye...I WANT the curvature and distortion. That is the whole point to me when I grab that lens.   :-) (now if our discussion was about running fisheye shots thru software to remove distortion, I could see those comparisons to be useful).
I guess it would be nice to have the new 8-15mm zoom on site...but the cost, weight and size (vs. amount of use) deter me from that purchase...although apparently the IQ is better.  (Have looked for side-by-side image comparisons of the 15mm f/2.8 vs. Canon 8-15mm f/4L on the web @ 15mm...but am coming up empty  :()


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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: May 16, 2013, 10:03:03 PM »
Desktops have changed!

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