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Canon General / Re: Buy canon gear from the States (for Europe)
« on: September 13, 2012, 05:21:01 PM »

Put it this way all people outside Britain.

5DMKIII with the 24-105mm is £3,500 or $5,600 dollars in UK.

In America the same kit is $4,100 or £2800! For you yanks to understand that is $1500 or £700 more for the same camera.

£3500 less vat @ 20% £700 = £2800

VAT is the issue not Canon, unless my sums are wrong  :o

PS £3169 with just a quick look on http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/prod2678.html, best lowest price has been £3014 but that was probably Amazon so won't count that. So you could argue, taking vat out of the equation, it's actually cheaper in UK?

Canon General / Re: Buy canon gear from the States (for Europe)
« on: September 13, 2012, 08:48:45 AM »
5D3 body only

Mathers UK - £2469 inc vat and Warrenty = $3975

bhphoto - $3,459.00

That's a difference of $516 =@ £320

cheapest flight is going to be around £300

If your in EU and paying way higher than those prices wouldn't it be cheaper to easyjet it to UK?

If you are in UK What am I missing?

EOS Bodies / Re: Revolutionary digital camera?
« on: September 12, 2012, 03:14:48 PM »
It's called a Rebel with an FD to EF convertor, been using that combo for a while works ok but in all honesty modern lenses are better edge to edge with better coatings more suited to digital sensors imo.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« on: September 09, 2012, 09:11:22 AM »
IF this FF camera actually exists I don’t believe it will be using old tech it’s either going to be a seriously crippled 5D3 without AFMA or an up scaled 650D with the 5D3 sensor. I would imagine that the first option would be much easier to engineer but the second preferred by sales/marketing. I think we all know who usually wins the decisions between those departments.

If Canon see the future as all cameras having phase detection pixels then wouldn’t they have started to develop the FF sensor at the same time as the crop? So it may well be ready to be market tested in a lower grade body.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 Second Curtain Sync - Design Flaw?
« on: September 09, 2012, 07:53:59 AM »
Maybe the guys from Magic Lantern could squeeze in a quicker fix than Canon are likely to do?

I can set first/second shutter on my 500D without a flash so I wonder if this really is a ‘flaw’ or sales/marketing dept. having there way again.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Mirrorless Future
« on: September 06, 2012, 05:29:08 PM »

For the folks who are trying to define "street photography" by type of camera, the real world gives the lie to your assumptions.

Street photography should be defined only by the product -- either a picture is street photography, or it is not.

Good street photography images come from every conceivable type, size and quality of camera. I've seen good work from point & shoot cameras. I've seen good work from medium format cameras. Hell, there's even one person on this forum who does it with a 600mm lens on a Canon DSLR. It's simply a matter of style and taste.

People who lean toward street photography use as many different types of cameras as exist. There is no useful argument to be made that a mirrorless is or is not for street photographers.

Absolutely correct, I know a guy who does street with a Hasselblad….. wouldn’t be my weapon of choice!
The camera is a tool 'street' is the product

EOS Bodies / Re: The Mirrorless Future
« on: September 06, 2012, 03:38:12 PM »
Just curious, what happened to the original post ‘What utter tosh!’ by paul13walnut5 ?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Regrets -- Your One Missed Picture?
« on: September 06, 2012, 08:37:02 AM »
Oh that’s easy!
On holiday in Sorrento, and out of one of those really narrow streets came what looked like the oldest guy in the world pushing a vespa it looked like it was killing him. The composition was perfect and the crowd seemed to part to allow a perfect framing. My daughter had the (shared) camera, didn’t see the picture then it was gone, lost in the crowd. Ah well not the end of the world but lesson learnt – shared camera not a good idea!!  ::)

And on a different type of lost on honeymoon many years ago got my camera stolen when we were at a dinner dance. My wife was wearing a fabulous dress she looked stunning – all pictures gone. She never wore the dress again. >:(

Thanks distant for reawakening the memories I’m all sad now! :'(

EOS Bodies / Re: Announcements Before Photokina
« on: September 05, 2012, 06:52:40 PM »
A road map, a blueprint. A sign that there is some sanity in the previous few releases, bodies, lenses etc……Too many lines, too many bodies…...

You mean something like this?

That would be way to sensible :P

EOS Bodies / Re: Announcements Before Photokina
« on: September 05, 2012, 08:37:59 AM »
I was really looking forward to Photokina this year but it seems pretty clear now that there will be nothing on the EOS front so not really interested now. Have to admit though there is still a little bit of me really want’s Canon to come out with a surprise….. you never know…. Naw who am I kidding…… well maybe   :o :-\ >:( :'(

CRM and Inexpensive, not two words you tend to see in the same sentence  ;D

I maintain/use MS CRM, wouldn’t recommend that from a cost point, very good otherwise.

The first thing I’d do is check if your accounts package has a CRM module that may be the cheapest and most sound option.

Not used it myself but I’ve been told that Google Space is a bag of spanners but then again it may have been getting used in an environment too complex for it.

EOS Bodies / Re: 3D X and 7D Mark II at Photokina?
« on: September 04, 2012, 04:18:36 PM »
The Samyang 24mm f/3.5 tilt-shift lens looks real interesting though, wonder what the cost will be?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Speeding up 1DX foc lock... Any tips?
« on: August 27, 2012, 02:51:18 PM »
I’m finding forum entries like this one really worrying.

Reason if you can be bothered reading, not relevant to thread though:
The 5d3 ticks all the boxes for me and I’m building up my resources to afford this with kit lens. I’m never going to earn money with this camera so the cost is a big deal and I won’t be buying another one any time soon. The problem I’ve got is that almost the very first thing I’ll be using it for is a very important (personally) wedding reception next year and if pros are having problems then I’d likely be sunk. Canon (well these posts) sure aren’t making it an easy decision to buy at the moment. I’m wondering if I should forget any FF body until all this is sorted, get a 16-35 L and use it with my current 500D on center point & 430EXii? I’m assuming that a 24-105 on a crop would be too long. The good news is that I don’t have to make any commitment until next April at the latest but if I got the 16-35 that would be at least 7 months of fun.

Are there any pros/advanced users on the forum that disagree with these findings?
Do you think there is any chance of Canon responding to these issues?

Animal Kingdom / Re: Shots of my aquarium inhabitants
« on: August 25, 2012, 03:31:58 PM »
Hope they’re not all in the same tank!  :o ;D

So as I have been reading on here Canon has the 5D2 refurb for 1700 or if you get the loyalty program I hear it's like 1500. So you can buy a new 5D2 kit with 24-105 for 2600 and you get a 1000 dollar lens meaning the camera is like 1600. So do you buy a kit or do you buy a refurb and a lens? But a new 5D2 is 2000 so if you get the kit you get a 1000 dollar lens for  600. Does anyone see these numbers the same as me? I'm very confused but I really want a full frame and I tried the 5d2 with 24-105 and it was better than my 50d with 17-55 2.8 IS!!! My 50d is so grainy at ISO 800.

That's just a big blurry thing hic! :P

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