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Lenses / Re: can you help me decide on a few lenses
« on: February 27, 2012, 11:08:57 PM »
another vote here for the 50 f1.4 especially for chasing that toddler around,

it's really small and light weight so makes the whole setup a little more responsive than the much bigger lenses

you can get a ebay copy hood for a couple of buck for them to project the lens from any knocks and keep any flare away

EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: February 27, 2012, 10:24:13 PM »

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D MarkIII at Focus On Imaging (UK) 4-7th March ??
« on: February 27, 2012, 09:41:37 PM »
I hope so - I am going on the Tuesday

make sure you take the 400 2.8 so you can get some pics from the back of the que :D
or are you going to camp out?

Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: February 27, 2012, 07:19:41 PM »
I used photshop CS 5, and just played with the setting until I got that clean look.  Personally I usually go to the "Overcooked HDR" look for cars, but for this shot, i found the subtle HDR to be far more pleasing.

And thank you for the compliment.

Nice, I thought it didn't have the usual photomatix tell tales

Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: February 27, 2012, 06:58:45 PM »

5DII 17-40L

I took this at a local cemetery, This is for a photo competition, the subject was Automotive & ominous.  5 exposure HDR.  And what caught my eye, was the leading lines of the road, that bring you into the subject.

Nice pic! that has to be one of the best HDR car photo's i've seen, EVER. Usually HDR pics of cars make me want to be sick or at least have a siezure, but that is clean. what did you use to process it?

hong kong is the cheapest

if you order from ebay sellers based in hong kong then anything under $1000 is exempt from import duty
anything over you run the gauntlet of getting slugged 10% GSt and 5% duty on top when it comes in
of course you might not get charged this too its a bot of a lottery

if you go to hong kong you can go into the big distributors like digital rev and most likely bargain a bit and get a good deal.

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 27, 2012, 06:48:36 PM »
The high price thats been banded is Not justifyable.. take a step back and look.. Canon release a slightly improved camera at greatly inflated prices, sell a shed load to the must have new brigade or the canon pros get em at greatly discounted prices for the product to be seen out on the street then when its sales figures start to drop the price falls..ready for the next model.. and to be honest most on here are actually helping Canon Improve there sales by justifying the price.. Listen to YOURSELVES !!

START realising and take a stance.. SAY NO (IEI)  TO Canon s Pricing structure and Demand a reasonable price to new product Pricing for Loyalty..to the Canon brand.. its you who can do this..

I have managed to get £1500-£2000 together towards  a decent Camera  BUT I WILL NOT give that money away ..SO am now going to Look at some NIKON (spit) hardware as well

I'm not a "Canon or nothing" person, but I must say, I don't think your reasoning is very sound.

I am not that familiar with the exchange rates, but I don't believe you can get a new D800 from Nikon for the price you are seeking, nor will you likely be able to get a new 5D III for that price. As far as the next levels down, both Canon and Nikon have a full line of APS-C sensor cameras including their top-of-the-line models within that price range (I believe). And, both are competitively priced to one another (I think the 7D gives you quite a bit more camera for less cost actually). Likewise, it sounds as though both companies intend to offer their previous models (the 5D II and the D700) at significantly reduced but similar prices.

If you are upset that your budgeted amount won't buy you the latest full-frame models from either manufacturer...well...we all have budget limitations. They are both likely to be out of my price range as well. But, then again, so are BMWs and so are Rolex watches. Kind of, just the way life is, isn't it?

I know I know, I've been really getting annoyed that aston martin wont sell me a DB9 for $30,000 I mean don't they want my money?

Seriously the price is going to be what it is going to be, It is an item in massive demand and more than likely there will be a significant waiting list of preorders just to get one within months of release. That is the way it is.
End of story.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nokia 808 - 41-megapixel sensor
« on: February 27, 2012, 06:06:34 PM »

and i was only joking when i suggested the next iphone should have a 50MP sensor

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D MK3 + Headphone jack
« on: February 27, 2012, 05:14:23 PM »
Like it.  With the new dual card slot, I'm hoping Canon has worked out a way for me to shoot pictures and record them onto a CF card, while playing my iTunes music from the SD card through the headphones.  Now all it needs is a 4G antenna, and it'll be the ultimate camera phone.


If it doesnt have a touch screen i'm changing to Nikon! ;D

It seems, to my caveman algebraic brain, that sensor size is the balancing variable to other specs they deem more important...

For example, the marketing guys/design team want the 1DX to handle 14 FPS... They decide to run two Digic 5+ processors with a separate Digic 4 just for AF and metering... So they go to the EE's and say, "14 FPS, two Digic 5+'s...what is the largest FF sensor that this arrangement can handle?" The EE's pick up their slide rules and come back with an 18MP solution...

Same with the 5DX...  "OK, guys, we want 7 FPS, and we only want to run one Digic 5...what is the largest FF sensor that this arrangement can handle?" They come back with a 22MP solution...

That's one of the reasons you can get 60MP+ resolution with 16-bit color on MF; they accept 1 FPS in exchange for IQ...

No no no. they went to their marketing guys and said "what's the spec list thats going to cause the most contraversy, divide all the existing user base, cause the most people to get upset and generate a 50 page thread on canon rumours... :P

EOS Bodies / Re: Selling 5D mk ll. Reasonable price?
« on: February 27, 2012, 01:33:45 AM »
I guess it depends where you are
they are still over $2500 here in the land of really expensive stuff :(

EOS Bodies / Re: Selling 5D mk ll. Reasonable price?
« on: February 27, 2012, 01:00:33 AM »
seems pretty reasonable to me
probably be prepared to drop a little from that
everybody loves to haggle ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012
« on: February 27, 2012, 12:11:52 AM »
I've been saying for a while that I dont think canon will stop making the 5Dmk2 that instead they will just drop the price to $1999 and occupy that price point as the entry level Full Frame. It's a $1000 give or take difference which is a large gap. It's still a good camera, its still good value at that money and they will still sell tons of them
the model has most likely paid for itself manytimes over and keeping the model alive is just gravy for canon
look they kept the 550D around well after the 600D came out
nikon did the same with the d90
they are still cabable cameras just shift them into a new price point which opens up buysers that are looking in a lower price point.
I really think they dont give a damn about what happens to used prices as they have already made their money off them.
Thats just the reality of the marketing machine


Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Eneloop batteries for my flash
« on: February 26, 2012, 10:51:16 PM »
cool, thanks for that link :D

EOS Bodies / Re: Can a 7D do Landscapes?
« on: February 26, 2012, 10:42:32 PM »
friedmud, let me ask you a question, and please answer quickly and honestly. Are you happpy with your 7D? Because we're not. And I think you're not either, otherwise, why would you be doing all these tests and posts, etc. if you were a happy satisfied user/owner of the Canon EOS 7D?
Answer this post people, If the 7D had no issues, why would the internet be full of complaints of AF and ISO issues? We've upgraded 40D's to 7D's and are very unhappy with the bodies.
Camera body numbers 2971208672 & 2771211338, firmware 1.2.5. Shots done of moving objects are abhorrent and pathetic with zone AF, AI Servo, Custom Functions properly set.
We don't shoot little puppy dogs 5 feet from the camera, or boys jogging in a junior high school track race like Canon's commercials on Youtube, we are trying to shoot birds and animals in the REAL world and are getting fuzzy, noisy results. Need examples? We got 'em. Work for Canon? Get lost.

I'd be really interested to see your review of the 5D Af system.... :)

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