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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Buy another 1DX?
« on: December 16, 2014, 05:12:29 AM »
Please buy a 1Dx so the 1Dx MK II will be announced sooner

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Co-worker dumps $5k on Nikon
« on: December 08, 2014, 04:18:36 PM »

Doesn't the fact that this woman spoke to dilbert at all tell us something about her taste ?


Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Co-worker dumps $5k on Nikon
« on: December 08, 2014, 03:00:50 PM »

What is more troubling is a response to such a post. It reminds me of a bunch of kids on a high school bus. One kid says something he believes has some value or is interesting to him. Then a bully berates him and all the bully's worshipers chime in to pile on and win points with the bully. It's become an unattractive aspect of this forum, sadly.

So what's your point?

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Co-worker dumps $5k on Nikon
« on: December 08, 2014, 02:58:57 PM »
My wife has never bought me anything photo related.  I bought things for minefield that we turned into gifts for me... but it would be nice if she simply didn't hide my stuff when she cleans.

Funny... She bought me camera gear all the time  :P

Maybe one day Nikon will get serious about making cameras and the D5 and D820 will come only with EF mounts

After all, Nikon is already shifting to Sony sensors, so why not Canon lenses

Here is the FRO Knows Review

This is the bag I generally use when I shoot events and am primarily on my motorcycle.

Or Matt Granger:

I am on two years with no issues so far. 

Lenses / Re: Canon USA's 15% off refurbished sale
« on: December 08, 2014, 12:57:18 PM »
Thank you, all.  I had no idea of the pent-up demand!  Especially after several persons casually recommended that I get a 300/2.8 for BIF.  At that point, it seemed that most forumers (??) just went ahead and bought whatever they wanted.

And all I really want is a 1.4X T/C and another 430 II...  Well, that's a lie - I do want a 300/2.8.

I have rented, but do not own the 300/2.8  It is an AWESOME lens.  love it deeply.  at $4500 the refurb 300/F2.8 IS II is a great deal and even the 300 F/4 IS, though aging an a little long in the tooth, for a cleaned, checked and warranty glass at under $1K, that is a great bang for buck with just a little less light and Bokeh

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Co-worker dumps $5k on Nikon
« on: December 08, 2014, 12:52:18 PM »
This one is too easy....

@DCM - I find nothing odd about "Dump" and "Nikon" paired together  :D

I also think if they would have been hell bent on going Nikon, they would have been better off spending $1.5K on a 610 and $3.5K on glass, than $3K on 810 and $2K on glass...

But hey... A lot of people likely have a bunch of F/3.5 - 6.3 lenses they primarily use on their $3K body

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Co-worker dumps $5k on Nikon
« on: December 08, 2014, 11:35:24 AM »
I bought a used Nikon 200-400mm lens along with a 80-200mm f/2.8 and a Nikkor 500mm Mirror lens from a local real estate salesman.  She was selling them for her brother, and for a friend.
Her friend told her to buy a D800.  Sure enough, she was selling it 3 months later.  That's a story I've heard over and over, why can't my camera take sharp photos?  I've bought a number of those perfectly good cameras from sellers who were not photographers.  They preferred their P&S where everything was in focus.  Nothing wrong with that, its just that some do not understand just what is meant by best IQ.  It does not promise that the entire frame will be in sharp focus as many coming from P&S cameras seem to expect.

Amen on that brother - especially when you start getting into different exposure and AF modes.

Just another person who spends $5K+ to use P mode.

Lenses / Re: Canon USA's 15% off refurbished sale
« on: December 08, 2014, 10:39:27 AM »
Actually that tells you a couple of things

1)  Canon does a good job on their refurbishing, i.e. people will buy them.

2)  Canon generally does a good job on their quality, a lot of times an item will stay out of stock for a LOOOOONG time in terms of refurbs.

as an example, there were 600EX-RT refurb flashes, and almost 2 dozen of them, but they were gone extremely quickly.

Canon Refurb WITH the 15% off sale is one of the best bargains around.   You get a great price which is generally a little below the used market, and your item comes with Warranty, has been cleaned, serviced and checked.  I know a few photogs that prefer to get their bodies as refurbs because they feel that the refurbs go through better QC

I LOVE the Think Tank Shapeshifter.

It can be very big, or zippers down.  Body and lens are carried separately (i.e. not lens attached like many solutions) but also nicely padded and lays flatter on the back, so for hiking or getting around much thinner and stows / travels more easily. 

I generally have carried mine with 5D MK II and 5D MK III bodies, 24-70 IS II, 70-200 F/2.8 IS II, a 580 EX II and either a 50 or Fish eye.  Also note by bodies both have grips on them. 

Plenty of other compartments for memory cards and things you want access too as well as I also carried the Think Tank rain cover for my 70-200

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Co-worker dumps $5k on Nikon
« on: December 08, 2014, 10:01:12 AM »
Nothing surprising someone prefer the image quality of Nikon D810.

I would be surprised if anyone compared lenses 24-70mm and 70-200mm also Canon and Nikon, and concluded that Nikon has better quality. ::) Please tell your friend to get away from the overpriced (and mediocre IQ) Nikon 58mm F1.4. :o

In fact I would be shocked if someone chooses Sony (any model) to shoot indoor fast action sports with super telephoto lenses. :P

Don't sell Nikon short on lenses... They do have a great 14-24. 

Outside of that... Meh

They used to have the lock on the 200-400, but Canon exceeded them there and if Canon ever does release the rumored 11-24 F/2.8 then really very few, maybe some prime Nikon lenses that can stand on their own, but as a whole, I prefer Canon's offering and from what I have seen Canon offers better and more as a whole

Might have been nicer is your shots were sharp.  The bark images look soft to me

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Co-worker dumps $5k on Nikon
« on: December 08, 2014, 09:46:50 AM »
I love these type of threads.  People do by Nikon... Shocker I know.  I in fact just bought my Dad a Nikon for Christmas, just because his D200 was getting long in the tooth and he has been shooting Nikon for 30 or 40 years

The funniest part, when we were getting his input, to make sure it was something he would use he had made some comment that I should get what I want... implying when he passes on it will be passed down to me and I joked, "No, this is all for you... If I was doing that, you'd be getting Canon!"

What I can also really say is Nikon sucks for mid level lenses.  I was also looking to get him something of a solid 70-200 F/4.  Nikon has got squat.  Half of their lenses will only auto focus if the bodies have a drive on them, so AF-S lenses are really all that you can go for, and they either are doing things like 70-200 F/4 VR for $1300 or the F/2.8 for $2K or going Sigma for $1K, which I seriously weighed. 

Or you do the "Super zooms" with the 70-300 with the crap 4.5 - 6.3 etc so anything at the long end is pretty much shooting at night. 

Whether you want to pay $450 and pick up a used 70-200 F/4 or around $750 and get a 70-200 F/4 IS, Canon gives two solid and sharp lenses, constant aperture (though I am partial to the 2.8s myself) and they will AUTOFOCUS with any EF-mount body.

What a nightmare - the whole process made me love Canon, especially their glass and how a 10+ year old lens will autofocus even on a lowly Rebel.

I also have to laugh heartily at Dilbert's go worker... If they are shooting "Typical Tourist" pictures and are buying an D810 and "LENSES" with an "S" they would have been better off with a Sony or Samsung.

A Samsung NX-1 with 16-50 F/2-2.8 would be cheaper than the D810 body alone, give almost 30MB images, be crop to give extra reach, be smaller and lighter, shoot 4K video as well.  the 18-200 (though I am not a superzoom fan) can be got for under $700, so all and all, two lenses and small body, 4K video, almost 30MP and 15 fps for under $3500. 

Gee.  HDR Image of non-moving architecture.

Actually for what it is, I am disappointed.  An HDR image from 5 or 6 years ago would have had even more DR.


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