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May I jump in here... any (preferably European) recommendations for someone who does low cost (it is for family only) photobooks that would have over 450 pages? Blurb only has 440 pages maximum...?
I'm sorry... but have you put a 0 after 45 and 44 by error? Never heard of such big books! If the paper is a quality one I can't even imagine the weight of a 440 pages album.
The day I hear one of my client asking for more than 100 pages I'll know something is wrong…

I'm fairly sure blurb allows more than 44 pages

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Using 64GB sandisk extreme pro 90MB/s for my Mark iii
was using the same for 7d.

For the faster frame rate you need faster memory cards

As long as your not using the SD?

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Abstract / Re: What is this?
« on: January 12, 2013, 09:35:56 AM »
Jeez Neuro, for the huge volume of posts you make, you must have a colossal amount of spare time on your hands! (Not knocking your contributions, just amazed at the number!).

+1

Yea, I'd say someone has a nice office with a big window... and not much else to do.

That's presumptuous. Many people do a lot and also comment on their favorite forums....

and rude, uncalled for

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Canon General / Re: Canon Experience Stores Coming Soon [CR3]
« on: January 11, 2013, 07:49:58 AM »
That's great news, trying stuff is becoming a real issue, as long as one opens near me of course  8)
Lots of heritage buildings and a big fancy Jessops store near my work so ya never know  ;D ;D

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What's the fastes SD Card that can be used before the speed advantage of the card is limited to the slow SD slot in the 5D, is it simply any 133x card?

https://www.sdcard.org/developers/overview/bus_speed/


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United Kingdom & Ireland / Re: Jessops close to administration?
« on: January 09, 2013, 06:01:49 PM »
Not only do online stores not have to pay store rent, many of them like Amazon fiddle their books so they don't pay UK tax.


Amazon (and the rest) are not at the ‘fiddle’. They are operating perfectly legally. It is the asinine tax laws and trade agreements engineered by successive governments that allow tax evasion to exist in this country. The government could do something about it if they wished. They do not, can’t imagine why eh.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma Launches the Sigma USB DOCK
« on: January 08, 2013, 08:25:14 AM »
Have to admit I don't actually understand all that so a breakdown in simple terms would be most appreciated but if it's what I think it will do (AFAM on steriods without additional calibration software) then it sounds absolutely brilliant!

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PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces The PowerShot N
« on: January 07, 2013, 03:52:20 PM »
Phew that's better, accessories announced……..

No hate, just having some fun whilst waiting on a bunch of raws batch processing

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PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces The PowerShot N
« on: January 07, 2013, 01:59:47 PM »
Brilliant, I’m pre-ordering two. Happy to be an early adopter for that little bute.

Glad to see I was wrong about that pre-release teaser picture it wasn’t a giant c**k after all

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Cannot Keep Screwing It's Customers Over
« on: January 05, 2013, 11:48:28 AM »
I am amazed by such sophisms questioning the very existence and the meaning of the term "overpriced". In some people the will to argue trascends every boundary set by mere common sense.


Sophisms?  I do not think it means what you think it means.

I don't think anyone is trying to deny "the very existence" of the term.  "Overpriced" simply doesn't have any meaning divorced from its context.  For example:

  • I won't buy a 5D3 at $3500, so it's overpriced for me
  • I won't buy a D800 at $2000, so it's also overpriced for me
  • for a company like Canon, the term overpriced means they're not selling enough of them to meet their financial goals.

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So, how would you consider a Ford Focus priced like a Maserati?

I won't buy it at that price so it's overpriced for me.  Yet people do pay ridiculous amounts of money for restored old cars, even though their intrinsic quality is much lower than would be justified by the cost.

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In comparison with its two closest relatives - namely the 24-105 and Tamron 24-70 - it is apparent that this lens doesn't offer such superior quality or such unique features to justify such a higher price - thus it is overpriced.

That means it's overpriced for you.  Some people think its qualities do justify the higher cost, therefore it is not overpriced for them.

And what about a manual-focus Zeiss 100mm lens that costs $1800, is that overpriced by your definition?  Why or why not? I can tell you that I won't buy it at that price, so it's overpriced for me.  There are plenty of wealthy people paying what I consider to be ridiculous amounts of money for Leica manual focus cameras; are those cameras overpriced?  I can tell you that they're overpriced for me.

This is simple economics:
  • "Overpriced" is a relative term, and cannot reasonably  be used without the context.  You can't reasonably say "X is overpriced," you must say "X is overpriced for..."
  • If you will not buy a product at its current price, then it's overpriced for you
  • If someone else will buy a product at its current price, then it's not overpriced for them
  • If Canon fails to sell enough of these products at their current price, then it's overpriced for them


+100000000000000000
This thread would have stopped right there ;)

(actually I don't want it to stop it's been really funny, hick :o )

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I myself moved from the Terrible to the Just OK class after I returned my camera for an exchange.  At this price range however, I wish there wasn't even a discussion about 5D3 low light AF performance except to question how it can be so good all the time for everyone without question.

So at the moment I am enjoying better low light AF with the 6D but I hope the 5D3 low light AF performance somehow magically improves after the next firmware update. 


Hi Rusty,
Are you talking about the AF flash assist issue or low light focusing in general? For me the two are very different. Thought the 5D3 was pretty hot in the available light focusing department, no?

Well, this has been discussed to death already and some see AF Flash Assist and Low Light focusing as separate issues.  Personally, I see them as related and part of the same problem.  Since every other camera I have ever owned performed better than the 5D3 in Low Light AF performance (in available low light, without AF Assist, FWIW), I expected at least somewhat better AF performance from the new $3K+ 5D3 in this category.  Just call me Crazy!  Alas, after exchanging the camera, I have been able to achieve similar AF low light performance to my older cameras but not much better.  So, I got the 6D to compare and it works much better, like I expected the 5D3 to perform after hearing all the hype for many months.  I've never used AF Assist and to be honest, I had forgotten all about it until I got a 5D3 and started reading up on why the low light AF sucked so much.


Thanks for clarifying that for me, albeit rather worrying clarity! I guess I’m really going to have to use both these cameras to make my decision. I’d much rather use the money for a lens rather than rent though. It’s the first time I’ve felt the need to do this and that in itself makes me feel that there is something wrong about buying anything right now other than glass.


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I myself moved from the Terrible to the Just OK class after I returned my camera for an exchange.  At this price range however, I wish there wasn't even a discussion about 5D3 low light AF performance except to question how it can be so good all the time for everyone without question.

So at the moment I am enjoying better low light AF with the 6D but I hope the 5D3 low light AF performance somehow magically improves after the next firmware update. 


Hi Rusty,
Are you talking about the AF flash assist issue or low light focusing in general? For me the two are very different. Thought the 5D3 was pretty hot in the available light focusing department, no?

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You don’t have to get the latest a greatest galaxy to get good photos, I’m sure I posted elsewhere on here but for an experiment I got a display walls worth of 16x12s printed for a school trip my wife was running and I was amazed at the (relative) quality of them, didn’t think they would stand up to that sort of enlargement but hey they were loved by the intended audience. It goes without saying that photos intended for the interweb are just fine too. The biggest problem with all camera phones for me is shutter lag so she’s got an app that purports to help but I think it just cripples the res. I also hate holding at arm’s length, it’s just the most rubbish way to take a photo. That’s why I think the ‘M’ is such a joke it’s got the worst two features of a camera phone and you can’t even make a call with it :P

I don't think holding at arms length is a rubbish way to take photos.  Live view is a very good way of taking landscape photos.  Also, it depends on the preference of the user.  It might not be for you but don't generalize.  A lot of users are fine with taking pictures using a live view.


Yeh live view with a bleedin tripod!
I’m not generalising Jason, It’s my opinion. I struggle to think of a less stable way of taking a photograph. Oh wait standing on one leg whilst holding a camera at arms length… yip that would do it  ;D


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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon France Teases New Products
« on: December 29, 2012, 09:10:24 AM »

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The more I look at it, the more I think it's pathetic.

Correct

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D vs 5Diii vs 5Dii - Speedlite AF Focus Beam Assist Tests
« on: December 29, 2012, 08:43:21 AM »
I would be interested to see the same tests done with two targets, but with both targets being in bad light (none in good light).

+1 I'd really like to see those numbers

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