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This site posts quite possibly the worst deals ever, unless you love risky grey market items.

Great site, but yeah the deals are not helping anyone.


I agree with the poster.

Not sure if DPREVIEW started this trend, but they certainly mastered it. Thier "First Impressions" Review - even just in name alone is horses**T. Now i see other photo sites doing the same darn thing, and its crazy.

Imaging resource does the same, but they seem to be much more thorough than dp.

thats my 2c

EOS Bodies / Re: Chuck Westfall Talks Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 18, 2014, 05:36:41 PM »
Isnt he FULL original file better to judge? the files on flickr are half size or less.

they look good and crip, but without raw files, cant judge it.

Technical Support / Re: 5D III OR 6D or 7DII
« on: September 16, 2014, 06:51:57 PM »

6d AF is its biggest problem. Dont do it. Ill sell mine as soon as i get a chance. the iso performance is impressive, and is nicely weighted, but thats about it. the worst is theaf points smashed in the middle of the fram, making shooting people an damn headache.

EOS Bodies / Re: here we come, 6d AF problems
« on: August 12, 2014, 06:32:59 PM »
I can tell you my experiences.

After my first 6d, I thought the same thing. The Af was atrocious. It was missing possibly 95% of shots. I dont use focus/recompose. Canon switched the body. The new one - my current one- works a lot better and is 'stable' in the Af department.

When testing the 2nd body, I canvassed the web and review sites for 6d images- straight from camera- as well as 5d3 raw files. What i found was the overwhelming majority of 6d images were in fact not anywhere close to sharp. But they looked good. Similarly, none of the 6d shots i see are anywhere as sharp as even the 5dmk2 shots Ive been seeing on the web for years.

I sent the second one in along with my 24-105 before my vacation to japan, and it did well- the shots on average are well focused. Im now comfortable enough to carry it around, and did a few shoots with it since then.

So even though its better now, I cant say that Im happy. I still dont have the sharpness or 'wow' factor from the images i expected to see with my 6d. The outer points work, but they fail just as much.

So at some point i will sell it and trade up.

Good luck.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D now marked as DISCONTINUED at Amazon
« on: July 28, 2014, 11:17:34 AM »

For video guys, id scrape up two 0f them maybe...and these bodies will be floating around for many years, since they are so well made.


EOS-M / Re: Which batteries do you use on Speedlite Flash 90ex?
« on: June 23, 2014, 03:44:47 PM »
eneloops. easy

So far off, barely even worth thinking about it. its not even july 14. and Canons 2015 is 2017 in the real world.

Why dont we see that they do with the next rebel...sure to be cut down in every way possible to avoid encroach the 70d.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Third-pary Grip. Safe?
« on: June 19, 2014, 02:48:16 PM »
third party grips ROCK. Try to stick to newer/mieike. the first on ei eve bought im at three now- was so well made i felt like i robbed canon.

Since these grips use cheaper rubber and glue, the hotter the environment, the less time these will last. I will need to replace my old t2i grip as its smoothed out and began to peel off.

Also, if its for a 70d/full frame camera, sometimes the camera doesnt properly ready the battery status. no big deal.

EOS-M / Re: Do you know affordable high capacity batteries for eos m?
« on: June 18, 2014, 05:21:04 PM »
Look for the opteka batteries. they are like 12 bucks a pop, buy 3. The original battery is garbage, i barely every use it.

Super good advice from klickflip

i would like to be professional as well- and getting closer- but i know i have a LOT to learn. Dont feel bad about needing to upgrade your skills- think about how awesome it will be when you get to that point. Graduation day.

Let that be your motivation.

My 2c, from someone who understands how you feel.

Cheers, keep shooting

For all you guys having issues- send it in to canon. I sent it without the body, they fixed it up real good. Now its accurate on AMF of ZERO. Yup, no adjustment necessary, on a 6d that originally had loads of Af issues. It is fantastic, worked great for 2.5 weeks in japan.

with the fixed 50 w/hood on a gripped 6d, this is now my most reliable shooting lens. makes my 24-105 look pretty bad now, though i suspect that one needs to go back for a tuning.

Lenses / Re: EF-S 10-18mm - a few early photos on SL1 & Sony a6000
« on: June 16, 2014, 04:00:17 PM »
According the the digital pictures image quality post, this lens is...good only if you dont want to pay for the 10-22, and lose a fair amount of zoom capacity.

Sharpness is pretty much the same as the old bird. corners are smushy. Ive used the 10-22 on a 7d, t2i, and an eos m...there's only so much sharpness you can expect of of that lens. So if this is the same, its pretty pointless.

at this point since i mostly use my 10-22 on an M, id gamble on getting a 11-22 EFM. I f the image qulity is thta much better (its not listed on TDP) , then it woudl be worth it.  I think i saw it in japan for about 550 or so.

Lenses / Re: EF-M 55-200 4.5-6.3 IS STM Coming Shortly
« on: June 16, 2014, 03:50:03 PM »

that sucks...sounds like design compromise for the size.

Lenses / Re: 70-200 f/2.8L IS II underwhelming
« on: June 06, 2014, 12:53:09 PM »
Sounds like there is a LOT wrong going on with your setup.

This is an exceptional lens, and its pretty bizarre to hear it being compared to that sigma.

Send it and the body together over to CPS and let them optimize for you. My 6d was barely usable until i did that before a very important trip.

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