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Lenses / Re: 35mm L vs. 135mm L. IQ?
« on: January 16, 2012, 06:56:54 PM »
Thank you all for the quick and informative replies! Now the next question is, how do you convert a Nikon shooter to Canon? haha :P
LOL i converted to canon, I picked a couple of 1D bodies up ages ago really cheap so i grabbed a 28-300L and began using the canons and once i got used to the canon system and control layout i found i prefered it to the nikon, my wife kept using the nikon and we started doubling up on lenses so decided to sell the nikon gear and consolodate to completely canon. But with the way things are shaking out with current cameras coming out i see more people going the other way.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1D X \
« on: January 16, 2012, 06:51:46 PM »
Why do people keep griping about the video features of the DSLRs as if they retard the photo abilities?

I don't think that's the issue. The issue is more of a trade-off nature. How much did they inhibit the photo abilities to make 'room' for the video features?
But that's what I mean.  What trade off?  As far as I know (and someone please correct me if this is not the case) the video aspect of the DSLRs does nothing to retard the photo taking abilities.  In otherwords, there is no trade-off.
I'm not a huge video user.  I've only used it a couple of times so far, and plan to use it a few more times.  But over the life of my 5D my use will probably end up being 90% photos 10% videos.  So I don't have a major attachment or stake in it.  I just feel like video has become the scapegoat for many.  "Low-light auto focus sucks...the video is responsible."  "Why isn't this a 36 megapixel camera?  Must be the video."

Your use seems to be the same as me. I'm not saying that there necessarily _has_ to be a trade-off, but if you took out all the video-features, it would make sense that there would be more 'room' in the firmware for cool stills features. Video-features do use part of the space available for firmware.
I don't think they technically inhibit the stills features, like you mention the low-light etc gripes. Those capabilities would probably be the same, with or without video features.
What I'm looking at, if you remove the video-features, could I then have 7 bracket shots and HDR preview instead? Thos would require some serious bytes out of the firmware.  :D
7 bracket AEB has been in the 1D line since forever i think only the mk1 didnt have it so the 1Dx will have it... and i definately wouldnt trust an in camera rendition of an HDR
just saying

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: G1X Prime?
« on: January 16, 2012, 06:40:27 PM »
But, the x100 is so slow.... almost as bad as the X1...
can you elaborate on this a bit more?

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Lenses / Re: Is my 70-200 2.8 mk.II back focussing?
« on: January 15, 2012, 09:40:43 PM »
no AF micro dajust on the 5D classic?

Nope. 1D III was the first to have it. Others are 1DsIII, 5DII, 50D, 7D, 1D IV, and of course the 1D X (which improves the feature by allowing two adjustments for zooms).

bummer.

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Lenses / Re: Is my 70-200 2.8 mk.II back focussing?
« on: January 15, 2012, 09:29:51 PM »
no AF micro dajust on the 5D classic?

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Australia / 27" IPS dell monitors 20% off until 19/1/12
« on: January 15, 2012, 09:17:55 PM »
hey all just noticed dell have 20% off the 27" ips monitors do they are down to $639 now for anyone thats been looking into them, i snapped one up :) ends on the 19th

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 60d unavailable on BH and Adorama
« on: January 15, 2012, 06:32:30 PM »
but I'm now curious as all hell what the 70D will have that the 60 does not. 
we can hope it has AF microadjust...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX pricing in Australia
« on: January 15, 2012, 06:22:06 PM »
also if you are a business and you buy it from say B&H
it comes through customs and they hit you up for the GST it doesnt matter
because you claim it back anyway so the net cost to your business is the same
the real difference is $6800 compared to $9000 after GST is credited back, give or take a bit depending on actual prices, thats $2000 or so per body and if you are likely to be getting 2 or 3 or more bodies it adds up real quick and the benefits to buying local diminish very rapidly. Just because people are buying it for business use doesnt mean they are not going to take note of savings of this magnitude.

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i dont get it why catzeye wont make screens for the 5dmk2 it takes 1 minute to swap screens and the EG-S is ok but i think the catz eye looks like it might be better

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with the processing of colours are we talking raw vs raw or out of camera jpgs?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX pricing in Australia
« on: January 14, 2012, 09:15:39 AM »

How would customs know? Do they have the power (or maybe more importantly the will or resources)  to have you prove it was a UK purchase? How would they detect this?

It's just that one can definitely take a trip to the US and have a holiday into the bargain...just saying  :P

Cheers

Jon.

I thought I should reply to your comment before you have customs charge you a big duty & VAT bill!  :(

I'm sure that there's lots of people who have got away with it and some will suggest dumping all packaging to make it less suspect (and you'd best also dump the paperwork from the US authorities claiming your purchase tax back upon leaving the country!).  If you are walking through the green channel at the airport and UK customs do decide to stop you, then it is UP TO YOU TO PROVE TO THEM that the camera was bought in the EU.  If you cannot do this they can charge you the duty and VAT and it will be up to you to seek a refund by providing EU receipts for your gear.  On top of this, they can also fine you for evading UK taxes. 

It's up to you whether you wish to take this risk to get a camera for a couple of hundred quid less.  Many people advise taking copies of receipts and inventories with you when you travel to avoid accusations of importation.
wow! and i thought our government was a fascist bureaucracy... must resist temptation to make inappropriate political joke about our leader...

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i'm interested to know why so many people prefer the 5d1 over the 2? i have been toying with the idea of getting a 1 as a third camera just for weddings and from these posts its sounding like a better idea by the minute.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX pricing in Australia
« on: January 14, 2012, 08:31:54 AM »
i forgot to mention its the same story with Nikon, which was why i was surprised to see fuji prices being competitive. I prefer to support the local shops where possible and if something is $100 cheaper online i'll still get it from the local store, for example i could have got my sigma 85mm for $900 from hong kong but the store did it for $990. $1000 difference loyalty gets tested here. $3000... well its not even a decision is it

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX pricing in Australia
« on: January 14, 2012, 07:48:02 AM »
its definitely canon, the retailers complain as much as us customers.
for example you can buy canon equipment on ebay from hong kong, grey market and pay 60 to 70% of what retail charge here, with say the fuji x10 which i have been looking at the difference is about $20.
the people that get hurt most are the good local camera shops that support local art awards with prizes and sponsorship when people get fed up with the massive price difference and buy overseas. In addition if the overseas purchase is less than $1000 you don't have to pay the 10% tax so it gives more incentive to buy lenses and that sort of stuff from overseas. I think canon just hate aussies.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX pricing in Australia
« on: January 14, 2012, 06:21:40 AM »
10% goods and services tax

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