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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Sepia Tone or Black and White HDR's
« on: January 10, 2013, 03:05:09 AM »
HDR is ideal for these "non colour" images - I often just cringe at the colour HDR images that I see

United Kingdom & Ireland / Re: Jessops close to administration?
« on: January 09, 2013, 04:54:46 PM »
Very sad news for all the staff affected.  But as said above, I suspect 100's of independent retailers are breathing a sigh of relief about the big player being removed from the markets.

Sadly, Jessops fell in a difficult place, they generally didn't sell the higher end kit, so you either had to buy online or search out an independent nearby...   They couldn't really make much on their bread and butter sales either, with most people happy to search out the cheapest deal online.  The sad part of this is that the middle market buyers will now struggle to find their next purchase and have a play with the physical camera/lens/tripod/bag before purchase. 

The independents whilst having to be competitive, can afford to be less competitive, as higher end buyers have a greater degree of loyalty, they like the confidence of walking out of the shop with something they have handled and know works, spend on the higher margin miscellaneous items like filters, bags and gadgets, a few extra quid on these doesn't really matter if you want it for that weekend.

Site Information / Re: Signatures
« on: January 08, 2013, 05:45:08 PM »
YES !!!   Thankyou

Site Information / Re: Signatures
« on: January 08, 2013, 04:42:18 PM »
Profile tab > Forum Profile doesn't work?

No, its disappeared - was there up until about a week ago

Site Information / Signatures
« on: January 08, 2013, 12:51:43 PM »
Posted about signature problems a few days ago, I can't access the admin section anymore, but still have the same problem, what's going off chaps ?  Can't change my signature...   Help

Lenses / Re: which one
« on: January 08, 2013, 12:46:32 PM »
I bought the 16-35 over the 17-40 on the basis of having buyers remorse had I bought the 17-40 :-/

I'm not looking forward to the choice between the 24-105 and 24-70 f2.8 as I suspect I'll end up with both, but current plan is to buy what I really want when I can afford it, rather than work up with intermediate models.  Currently working on prioritising over the next few years a 8-15 & 24-70 f2.8 to add to my 16-35 & 135, then hopefully add a 24/35 f1.4 and a 100-400 further down the line

PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces The PowerShot N
« on: January 07, 2013, 06:42:55 PM »
Genius really...   A powershot designed to be operated like a smartphone

Hasn't anyone got that yet. ?

Lenses / Re: January 8, 2013 Announcements?
« on: January 07, 2013, 04:17:07 PM »
Hmmm... of the top of my head, I'm thinking, confirmation of the 200-400 1.4x shipping, plus a 50mm f1.8 IS & 85mm f2.0 IS

Lenses / Re: 24-70 or 24-105
« on: January 06, 2013, 07:10:32 PM »
I tend to share the view of TDP on this one, why buy into a system like Canon who are in the business of "glass", then go buy a 3rd party lens - I can understand with basic DSLR's or specific lenses that canon don't do, like the 200-500 f2.8, but a 3rd party 24-70 or 70-200 just strikes me as odd when the Canon options are so good.

Lenses / Re: 24-70 or 24-105
« on: January 06, 2013, 05:59:25 PM »
Folks, not looking for a 70-xxx, I shoot wide and portrait mainly - the 135L suits my "L" telephoto needs just fine ;-)

Lenses / Re: 24-70 or 24-105
« on: January 06, 2013, 02:54:55 PM »
To clarify, I'm talking about the. 24-70mm f2.8 not the f4 IS, which as said above, although I'm interested in this lens, I'm struggling to see the advantage over the 24-105

Lenses / 24-70 or 24-105
« on: January 06, 2013, 12:43:01 PM »
Recently bought myself a 6D, stepped out a few days later and picked up a 16-35mm, I held off the 24-xx lens as I'm unsure what I really want or need.  So I've a 16-35, a 50 (f1.4), a 135L and a 70-300 non L

I like the idea of IS and reach on the 24-105, but can't help but feel I'd get buyers remorse if I got that over the 24-70, so struggling and coming to the conclusion that I'd like to have both...  But which first, would the step from 24-105 to a 24-70 be so small I'd get buyers remorse, would a reverse of this make me feel I'd got more in the IS & 71-105 extra reach ? 

Help !!!!

Lenses / Re: January 8, 2013 Announcements?
« on: January 05, 2013, 01:47:15 PM »
I'm really hoping for a new 50mm EF lens.

My bets are on a 50mm soon, but a f1.8 IS in a similar design and price range to the recent 24, 28 & 35 IS lenses

EOS Bodies / Re: Camera (Body Only) or Camera with Bundle Kit
« on: January 04, 2013, 09:39:18 AM »
I would defend the 18-55 against the 15-85 and 18-135 on price alone.

The kit price over the body only is 10's of dollars.

Agreed, for the extra cost, the 18-55mm is almost a throw away lens and pretty good for the money.  I later upgraded to the 15-85 for extra width and reach when I had learnt the basics and felt ready to move on.  Still got the 18-55mm, which I'm about to sell with the camera it came with as a kit, perfect starter camera for a newbie.

Site Information / Re: Smartphone users - interested in Tapatalk?
« on: January 04, 2013, 07:48:33 AM »
Any movement on this ?  Does anyone know if Tapatalk works with Canon Rumors forum database ?

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