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Lenses / Re: Best Lens for FF 6D
« on: May 05, 2013, 05:56:52 PM »
what the heck do you want to photograph?   ???

Dustin Abbott was kind enough to pont me in the direction of these


Looks like a close match to me

Reviews / Re: Review - Google Glass
« on: May 04, 2013, 04:25:29 AM »
With all the paranoia around regarding authorities and public photography I can see many places treating this as a ‘spy’ cam and reacting accordingly, fascinated to see how this technology progresses.

EOS Bodies / Re: 100D/SL1
« on: May 02, 2013, 04:08:03 PM »
Congrats, this looks like a cracking little camera to me especially with a 40mm pancake, would love them to come out with a 28 or 30 and a 60 at 40ish prices, would be a great little system.

For all the criticism Canon have taken recently I really think they’ve got it right with this one. For me it has the feel of when the OM1 was released.

You may want to consider Raynox DCR-150, cheep as chips (I got the 250 just for fun and would be too much macro for what you want) it’s a simple clip-on that would seem ideal in a wedding environment for just one shot, no messing about, very quick to use. Not sure if it’s up to pro requirements but I think it’s surprisingly good for the price.

Errrr...... 'Save As' ;D

DigitalRev offers their own 1 year warranty on all their Canon products, so in the event that you purchase a defective Canon camera and Canon refuses to service it under warranty, DigitalRev will cover the cost of repair or replacement. I forgot where I read this but it's somewhere on the DigitalRev site and I believe it to be true.

What happened in that story above was a DigitalRev employee took one of the DRTV 5D3s and shipped it as new in order to improve his performance rating (they were out of stock and he would have had to cancel the order otherwise, negatively affecting his rating).

That was an isolated incident and DigitalRev has taken appropriate action against the employee and compensated the blogger who wrote the story. Additionally, they hired an internal auditor just to ensure that something like this would never happen again.

The whole incident showed that despite the bad employee, DigitalRev was really on top of their customer service. I would definitely buy from them!

good post

If these new lenses actually happen and are all as good as the 35, wonder what Sigma's roadmap is for their bodies?

Well Sigma only makes bodies around the Foveon sensor with their current flagship being the SD1 Merrill.  It is "only" an APS-C sized sensor and I think was originally sold for like $9000 though it is currently about $1800.  Unless Sigma has a huge secret they have kept under wraps about making a full 24 x 36 mm sensor, they do not make a single camera that can fully utilize DG series lenses.  They would be happy with all DC series if making lenses solely for their own line.

So it appears Sigma is still quite committed to being a third party lens line for the other major manufacturer bodies.

I agree that’s the case at the moment but just speculating for fun once they complete (whatever that might be) their Contemporary, Art and Sports lines what’s the next logical step I reckon a couple of new bodies. FWIW I really don’t care for the current design egon. so for me they have a lot of catch up but looking at the innovation going on with their lenses maybe they just have the taste for that?

Canon General / Re: the rebate program... what a sham!
« on: April 24, 2013, 04:59:34 PM »
I can't comment on the experience elsewhere, but here in the UK, the very useful site www.camerapricebuster.co.uk provides graphs of the prices of all Canon equipment on sale - it's very useful for spotting the odd bargain without having to trawl round a load of sites.

What you can see, however, is that there hasn't been any hike in prices in response to the rebate program - for example, the 8-15mm has been available at the same price since December, the 17-40mm the same price since November, others have varied - but randomly, with no significant hikes. (And with no evidence, incidentally, for the concept of January sales when it comes to Canon lenses!)

That's not quite the case, I've been following prices very closely and body prices did go up, here's the 6D graph
Same thing happens in UK

Portrait / Re: Pretty bad...
« on: April 22, 2013, 08:37:07 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D that's funny cheered my Monday up no end, maybe it's just me but I think that's the work of pure genius........ comic genius

If these new lenses actually happen and are all as good as the 35, wonder what Sigma's roadmap is for their bodies?

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Digital Film (for use in old camera's)
« on: April 21, 2013, 06:59:07 AM »
How about this one?



Nice design idea, pity about the April 1st disclaimer though  :'(

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Where are European rebates
« on: April 20, 2013, 03:24:36 PM »

What I am really envious of though is Canon Refurbished
In the UK, Canon sells Refurbished items thru a third party.  They are sold on ebay for excellent prices, sometimes lower than US refurbs.

So it does! I had no idea wow, just did a search thanks MtSP  ;D

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM
« on: April 20, 2013, 11:38:20 AM »
Absolutely loving all the photos being posted showcasing this lens, only thing is guy’s I think your all pushing the price of it up especially you Dustin and I’m still saving, now stop it and post some duffers   ;)

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Where are European rebates
« on: April 20, 2013, 11:32:29 AM »
USA rebates, USA rebates... Discounts in US shops days after days. Almost nothing in Europe.
Prices in euro equal Prices in dollars despite Euro values more than dollar... and son on.
I feel like Canon is doing commercial discrimination towards european customers.
Do you ?

Of course everyone wants cheaper prices but to answer your question (for the UK) I don’t think there is discrimination by Canon after you have taken tax into consideration actually I think the prices have never been closer. I do think that high street shops are trying to compete against the internet but sadly just not succeeding, could Canon help them with that? I don't know, others will value what shops give higher though as for me this is a hobby not a profession. Rebates exist and are a simple sales gimmick, the base price goes up prior to the rebate, that happens everywhere.

What I am really envious of though is Canon Refurbished 

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