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Just trying to make sure we get this thread over 50 pages. People need to do their part to set a record here.
I think that when it comes to cars, going overboard on HDR, has it's time and place. And it's so easy to want to push the photo to it's limits.
Personally, I despise any HDR that looks overtly HDR. If I submitted a cartoonish HDR image to any of my clients, they'd call me back asking "WTF is that $hit?" and that would be the last time they ever hired me for an assignment. I couldn't blame them, either. If I were in their shoes, I'd do the exact same thing.
My wife just told me to quit wasting time because the new 5D isn't even coming (CR 0.001)
Besides, you're not even a photographer! (CR 2)
AND, you're definitely not getting one anyway! (CR5)
How's this for a consipiracy theory. Canon intentionally leaks the photos and "release" date knowing they will stir the blogosphere into a wild feeding frenzy. Then when the sharks are circling in for the kill, they clamp down really hard to seal off any more info getting out and let the "release" date pass with no announcement. One week goes by, two week, maybe a month. By then, all credibility in CR as a reliable source of Canon product information has been uterly destroyed. Canon can now continue to operate securely in to the future knowing that anything that comes out on CR, regardlss of confidence level, will be completely dismissed out of hand. (I don't really believe any of that. Just thought I would throw a little blood in the water )
The first part of your theory makes complete sense.
About the second part, I am positive that from Canon's perspective a site like this does a lot more good than harm. Let's face it, the harm is almost non-existent. It's not like Craig is posting roadmaps or detailed product specs years in advance or other information that competitors don't have. Most of the solid information comes very near to the announcement date and even then it's very limited in details.
On the other hand, a site like this generates ongoing "news" and brand coverage even when Canon don't have anything to announce or tell us. This kind of free and continuous publicity is priceless. Furthermore, I am positive that the buzz generated before an announcement, even if it "spoils" most of the surprises, is directly translatable to more preorder sales than if we just have waken up one day to a new model on the market.
So, in the end, while Canon might be a bit annoyed from time to time from this site, I am sure they know that they are better off with it on the air than not.
I'm thinking about a spider belt...anyone in here with experiences?
wow great link wicked thanks +1 always fancied on of those
Is the 1/4" connecting Adapter the same. ie how secure is that? I'd be worried about overtightening it as would want to make sure it ain't going to go anywhere!
get ur gear from HK as everyone else has said. i'm a broke as(!) photography student and we only get 10% discount which is nothing since its only GST and that's only with the one store that's linked to the institution. i would def get all if not most from online HK dealers if it wasntr for the fact that it voids the warranty if it breaks.the reputable dealers on ebay have full warranty, you just have to return it to them in hongkong
oh sorry I failed at reading that properly
yeah definately the 70-200 f4L over the 70-300
however might I suggest another track
consider getting the 85mm f1.8 at $400 with a bit of movement of your feet you can cover the whole range of the 70-200 anyway, it's super fast, compact, light, brilliant IQ and you are already familiar with shooting primes
since getting my 85 for use at weddings I use it over the 70-200 most of the time now.
on the crop body its like 120mm which is a decent reach
and down the track at the long end saave up for a used 300f4L IS lenses seem to go quite cheap when they do pop up I picked mine up for $800 on ebay with the 1.4TC this becomes 420 f5.6 with IS i'll post up some pics from this lens at 300 and at 420 later this evening for you
i forgot to add that the kenko TC will also work on the 85mm if you need extra reach from that...
Hmmm... too many choices!!! I hadn't really considered the 85 1.8. I have read amazing things about it. Would it really be that much longer than my 50mm? And if I went that route, I would need to get another longer lens (as you suggested) to fill the gap when I go FF as I would be right back to where I started focal length wise (50mm * 1.6 = 80mm FF equivalent). But I do love the bokeh the 50mm produces.
1. What do you guys read into this mistake made by Canon Japan?
2. Why so many times do Canon and Nikon make this mistake on their very own website! I mean, does the web admin type in Canon EOS 5D Mark III then click upload/update and then only realize that it's live and therefore needs to put the page "down" asap?
The credibility is high here, we're talking about Canon Japan's website!