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Lenses / Re: What does Blue Dot on a box means?
« on: September 17, 2013, 11:24:24 AM »
Nothing. Nothing at all. Does the lens function, look/feel new and take pictures? If yes then you have little to no concern. As others have said, stickers are used for inventory purposes. Canon does not use stickers for inventory in their warehouses, it's all RFID tags somewhere in the box (more likely NFC). Go out and take some pictures and enjoy your new lens and let the worry go~

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Lenses / Re: Conversation with pro re: 50L vs. 50 f/1.4
« on: September 14, 2013, 10:40:03 PM »
I can vouch for the magic of the 200 f/2~

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EOS Bodies / Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« on: July 28, 2013, 10:54:32 AM »
I think it is sort of stupid to take any piece of expensive electronics out in the "wet".  Who knows what "weatherproof" means?  It is not defined anywhere.  If this stuff were indeed "rain proof" there would be a specification in the spec list telling you so.  Something that reads like "Guaranteed to withstand rainfall at 1 inch per hour for 3 hours on any incident on any axis" or just simply something like "Designed for compliance with MIL-STD-883" or something like that.  NONE of this stuff says anything like that so to assume that it is rain proof is taking a risk on your part, regardless of what the marketing glossy or folklore heresy says.  The word “weatherproof” or “weather sealed” is meaningless w/o a specification.

Well, 6d isn't weather rated. Never had an issue with my 5d2/3 and 1Dx. I just spent a few days shooting surfing in LA, on the beach, in the rain/wind/seaspray and have no issues. Canon does rate their cameras as well, 5 series is rated for light rain and high humidity, while the 1 series can resist rain, humidity and all sorts of nastiness (1dx spent a night in 2ft of snow and worked fine). I will find the specifics and post them when I get home.

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Bought one the second I saw the deal. Been waiting to get an M and with the current firmware/price. Hope they do a 35 soon.

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Lenses / Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
« on: June 24, 2013, 01:47:22 PM »
Don't shoot crop anymore, but if the 7DII is what canon is planning, 300 f/2.8 II

FF, I would have to take the Canon 17mm TS-E~ Nothing in my kit beats if for landscape or arch

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I keep all my gear in a de-humidified gun safe bolted to the floor. Saves me close to $400 on insurance~

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Canon General / A bit about what I do in the NYT.
« on: June 20, 2013, 08:33:45 PM »
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/20/technology/personaltech/home-3-d-printers-to-make-things-you-need-or-just-like.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

3d printing and such.

Few things I have made for personal use: DSLR steady cam and a hood/filter holder set for the 17mm TS-E (pic is just the hood) light switch guards out of glow in the dark plastic and a cold shoe adaptor to use the RSS QR system for my flash bits and pieces. I do rapid prototyping on a number of machines (objet 500 Connext and a HASS Super mini vertical mill) for various products.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 20, 2013, 10:42:27 AM »
It's got to be CR tinkering with the JPG files as this too seems a bit oversharpened to me compared to what we should see with just a RAW image.  Otherwise both are excellent.

Just ran out quickly to see what the 200-400 could do with the moon.


Looks a lot like mine ~ 500 f/4 II + 1.4 TC. Prepping for the super moon this weekend, have the penthouse on the 17th floor all to myself, 5d3 and 1Dx + 500 f/4 II 2x mkIII TC and 17 TS-E.

That file has been tinkered with, no sharpening though. Also, shot Jpeg out of camera.

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I usually keep a low profile, even with my 200 400 and 500. I will say, I had a few nikon guys get jealous of the weight of the 400 f/2.8 II+1Dx....

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 19, 2013, 10:51:01 PM »
Just ran out quickly to see what the 200-400 could do with the moon.


Looks a lot like mine ~ 500 f/4 II + 1.4 TC. Prepping for the super moon this weekend, have the penthouse on the 17th floor all to myself, 5d3 and 1Dx + 500 f/4 II 2x mkIII TC and 17 TS-E.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: June 18, 2013, 03:19:40 PM »
I just received the advisory by email from Canon USA.

Just got mine too. Have not noticed this yet @ 45k shutter but again, not too worried

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Creative Cloud - Adobe Owns you!
« on: June 18, 2013, 01:15:44 PM »
According to Photo Rumors Adobe is considering a new $9.99, 3 year pricing model for Photoshop Creative Cloud

http://photorumors.com/2013/06/16/adobe-is-considering-new-pricing-models-for-creative-cloud/

Muahaha! Drink the adobe kool aid and make all your new PSDs with CC and when the three years are over, none of them will be compatable with CS6 and now your really screwed. Lol. I'm not adopting at any price.

Pref .TIFF with the cost of storage being so low. Can't do 32 bit HDR with .PSD anyway, so moot point for me.


why not? there is 32 bit PSD.

There is, but this method of HDR is not supported using PSD, even in the 32 bit mode. I have never liked PSD, preferring TIFF for holding a bit more data and like I stated before, storage is dirt cheap.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: June 18, 2013, 01:59:37 AM »
45k shutter since I got mine in feb and falls into the category. Not too worried.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Creative Cloud - Adobe Owns you!
« on: June 17, 2013, 10:59:21 PM »
According to Photo Rumors Adobe is considering a new $9.99, 3 year pricing model for Photoshop Creative Cloud

http://photorumors.com/2013/06/16/adobe-is-considering-new-pricing-models-for-creative-cloud/

Muahaha! Drink the adobe kool aid and make all your new PSDs with CC and when the three years are over, none of them will be compatable with CS6 and now your really screwed. Lol. I'm not adopting at any price.

Pref .TIFF with the cost of storage being so low. Can't do 32 bit HDR with .PSD anyway, so moot point for me.

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+1 on the wide end 5d3, 0 for my 1Dx
-2 on the tele end for 5d3, -1 for my 1Dx

5D2 overall was -1.

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