September 02, 2014, 10:24:30 PM

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - expatinasia

Pages: 1 ... 16 17 [18] 19 20 ... 61
256
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: B&H or Adorama
« on: March 12, 2014, 08:52:45 PM »

Thanks, Helen. I am actually buying the extra CF card as I have noticed it does not increase the shipping cost, so added value for me. I am buying it through B&H with the Tascam DR-60D which I notice you do not currently stock as well.

Another thing for you to consider, is B&H has cheaper shipping rates - US$ 10.50 in the case of a 64GB 1066X Lexar CF Card. Strange as you both use UPS.

Cheers, and thanks for being visible on the forums, it will definitely make me think of Adorama for future purchases.

I don't remember the last time I paid for shipping on gear... well... when I buy used... but from bandh, adorama, and amazon... I never pay shipping.

Yes, but that is because you are getting it sent somewhere they offer free shipping. I am shipping my stuff to the Far East - that is not free!

257
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: B&H or Adorama
« on: March 12, 2014, 08:20:53 PM »


I am actually in the process of buying a new 1066X CF card and decided to check Adorama out as I rarely go to their site, and they do not even have the one I want....

I'd be interested to know which one it is, so I can alert our Purchasing Manager. Thank you: Helen@adorama.com

The Lexar 32GB 1066X CF Card and 64GB 1066X CF Card. Adorama only seems to sell them in packs of two and I only want the one 64GB 1066X card. Thanks.

http://www.adorama.com/ILXPCF10632.html : 32GB x 1
http://www.adorama.com/ILXPCF10664.html : 64GB x 1

Thanks. I was going to ask how you found them as I had followed the path from the home page, but then I notice that neither of these two products have an image next to them for some reason which is why I may have overlooked them earlier. You may want to get someone to put the image up, as when it is greyed out like that with "image coming soon" it looks like you do not have them - at least it did to me.

You are 100% correct - major fail by our admin!! I've already alerted our purchasing department to get onto this asap. Thank you - BTW Can I get your email address before you place / pay for your order?

Thanks, Helen. I am actually buying the extra CF card as I have noticed it does not increase the shipping cost, so added value for me. I am buying it through B&H with the Tascam DR-60D which I notice you do not currently stock as well.

Another thing for you to consider, is B&H has cheaper shipping rates - US$ 10.50 in the case of a 64GB 1066X Lexar CF Card. Strange as you both use UPS.

Cheers, and thanks for being visible on the forums, it will definitely make me think of Adorama for future purchases.

258
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony A7/A7r Light Leak Issue
« on: March 12, 2014, 05:15:13 PM »
What does this issue mean for the camera's weather sealing?
Try to aim the flash light through clear plastic drinking bottle with the cap on ;)

My point/question was that if this happens:

The light leak occurs with the body cap in place, but is more severe with a 35 f/2.8 Sony lens mounted instead of the body cap. The leak is worst when the light is shined onto the lens-release button area. It is also bad when the light shines onto the lower left quadrant of the lens mount, and directly above the lens mount. Other areas either didn’t leak or showed only a thin line that was far less pronounced than these areas.

Then surely that means that rain/water/sweat etc could also get in through those spaces?

That would worry me more than the light issue, but I do not know, which is why I am asking.

259
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony A7/A7r Light Leak Issue
« on: March 12, 2014, 07:52:18 AM »
What does this issue mean for the camera's weather sealing?

260
As someone who’s currently building up a collection of kit, I’d like to thank Alan F for his brick wall shots.  I can clearly see that the L glass plus a 2xTC offers better IQ than a third party, 1/3-of-the-price lens. 


Let's make 1/7. The cheapest improvement on IQ level over the Tamron is the 300/2.8 L + 2xTC.

It's 1070$ vs 7250$. If you can afford/justify the latter, then you should get it; for everyone else the Tamron is a no brainer.

There are other benefits to the 300. Including weather sealing that works with Canon bodies.

For example a kenko extender does not keep a Canon body's weather seal whereas the Canon TCs do.

I wonder what impact using the Tamron on a 1D X for example would do to the body's weather sealing.

I agree it is a good deal, but I am a firm believer that you get what you pay for.

261
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: B&H or Adorama
« on: March 12, 2014, 06:36:15 AM »


I am actually in the process of buying a new 1066X CF card and decided to check Adorama out as I rarely go to their site, and they do not even have the one I want....

I'd be interested to know which one it is, so I can alert our Purchasing Manager. Thank you: Helen@adorama.com

The Lexar 32GB 1066X CF Card and 64GB 1066X CF Card. Adorama only seems to sell them in packs of two and I only want the one 64GB 1066X card. Thanks.

http://www.adorama.com/ILXPCF10632.html : 32GB x 1
http://www.adorama.com/ILXPCF10664.html : 64GB x 1

Thanks. I was going to ask how you found them as I had followed the path from the home page, but then I notice that neither of these two products have an image next to them for some reason which is why I may have overlooked them earlier. You may want to get someone to put the image up, as when it is greyed out like that with "image coming soon" it looks like you do not have them - at least it did to me.

262
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: B&H or Adorama
« on: March 12, 2014, 06:16:33 AM »


I am actually in the process of buying a new 1066X CF card and decided to check Adorama out as I rarely go to their site, and they do not even have the one I want....

I'd be interested to know which one it is, so I can alert our Purchasing Manager. Thank you: Helen@adorama.com

The Lexar 32GB 1066X CF Card and 64GB 1066X CF Card. Adorama only seems to sell them in packs of two and I only want the one 64GB 1066X card. Thanks.

263
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: B&H or Adorama
« on: March 12, 2014, 06:08:49 AM »
I have used B&H and will use them again. Have been very happy with their speedy and efficient service in the past and hope it continues.

I am actually in the process of buying a new 1066X CF card and decided to check Adorama out as I rarely go to their site, and they do not even have the one I want, so the order stays with B&H.

264
Software & Accessories / Re: BlackRapid FAIL - grrrrrr
« on: March 11, 2014, 08:40:07 AM »
Sorry for your loss, but at least it is fixable.

May I ask why you were using a BR strap in the first place (especially if you knew about issues with the BR)?

I am a big fan of the traditional neck strap, I find them comfortable and they allow you to control your camera by holding it lens down flat against your body when not in use.

265
The lens is moisture resistant.

Wonder what that means?


266
Why is there no 400 f/2.8 ii in that list? I do not own (may soon change) the 400 f/2.8 ii but use one a lot, and it should be in the list as it is one of the very best lenses Canon produces.

267
Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« on: March 10, 2014, 08:59:04 AM »
I am from the old camp and like to be able to carry my equipment with relative ease, hence the 300f2.8mk11, with the 1.4 extender a superb 420mm f4 lens comparible to the 400mmf4 on a 200-400 lens. The 2 x extender gives you a very good and lighweight 600mm f5.6 lens with excellent image quality.

This versitile combination costs much less than both the 200-400mm and 600mm pairing. If you want further reach use a crop camera.

Yes but you use the 300 for its IQ and portability.

The 200-400 and 600 are different beasts altogether. And do not forget you can still put a 2X on a 600 and get great IQ at 1,200!!

Your point works very well too if you replace 300 with 400. But that costs a bit more.

I may be wrong but I doubt that those who buy a (or more) new US$12,000 lens put it on a crop body (1D MIV not included) but that is something else.

268
Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« on: March 10, 2014, 08:43:42 AM »
As someone else wrote, it would be more sensible to have discussion on the 300 vs the 200-400 as they overlap in focal length and the 600mm is for a different purpose. I made the decision to buy the 300mm f/2.8 II plus extenders because I care about both IQ and weight.

There is very little to choose between them in IQ. But, the 300 weighs 1.27 kg (2.8 lb) less. At 300mm it gives a stop wider aperture and better IQ at f/2.8 than the 200-400 at f/4 – see:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=764&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=2&API=0&LensComp=739&CameraComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0
At 420mm and f/4 it is nearly as good as the 200-400mm at f/4.
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=764&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=4&API=0&LensComp=739&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=1&APIComp=2
At 600mm, it is slightly better than the 200-400 at 560mm with the in-built TC at f/5.6.
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=764&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=5&API=1&LensComp=739&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=2&APIComp=1

Whereas I would never use the 200-400, I could see myself using the 600 with a 1.4xTC on the rare occasion I wanted to sit in a hide for a day, not too far from my car. So, I would take up the offer on a free 600mm.

You can go on  a hike with your arm wrenching 200-400 while I will jauntily carry my 300mm as I am more concerned with celeris than ceteris.  :P

Sorry, but I have to disagree. The 300 is a truly amazing lens but it cannot really be compared to the 200-400 X 1.4.

People tend to buy the 300 first as a big white as it is the cheapest of the lot. The difference in price between the 300 and the 400 is pretty big, and from memory the 200-400 1.4X is a bit more on that.

So the comparison between the 200-400 (560) and the 600 is perfectly valid. And remember extenders can still be added to them both.

I frequently use the 400 and while I love the 300, they are both for very different uses.


269
Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« on: March 10, 2014, 07:35:46 AM »
And now Dylan a tough question. Actually a very tough one: Does your wife know? Does she even  know about this poll?  ;D ;D ;D

If the size and color is same as my 400mm f2.8 IS II, she couldn't tell the diff. That why I ruled out Tamron ;D

That is truly very Funny, deceitfully crafty, and smart.

Maybe, but then again his wife my well be on the pradarumors.com and lvrumors.com sites chatting to her friends about the latest Louis Vuitton. She may be saying, "he thinks I do not know, but he has his eyes on this stupid lens he'll hardly ever use anyway. I hope he gets it, as I have had my eyes on the latest LV shoe and bag set for a while now. Those and a nice 2 carat gem. He won't even know, they all look the same to him!!!"

 :o

270
So, I was sitting watching some birds building a nest last night in our Boojum tree and thinking about getting out the 100-400 to try to get a decent shot in the backlit dusk and simultaneously goofing around online.  I log into canonpricewatch.com and see this ridiculous price for a 300 f/2.8 ii.  You know the lens I rented last fall and fell in love with and put myself on a watch list for a good refurb price and have since wondered about? 

And then the "GAS" attack hit me.  How could I avoid that price for a new one with a Canon Warranty?  About 5 minutes later I received my email confirmation even though the sun had passed its useful moment and the nest was now in the dark, but I didn't mind.  I guess I will need to figure out what to use to pay for it, but I will manage.

Guess I'll be looking at a 2xTC soon.  Anyone want to buy my 100-400?

Congratulations JPAZ, what a great deal you just got!

The 300 is an amazing lens and you are going to love it.

Terrific deal!

Pages: 1 ... 16 17 [18] 19 20 ... 61