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Lenses / Re: I wish I'd never sold my.....?
« on: November 30, 2011, 04:18:09 PM »
I've bought and sold the 17-40 f/4L 3 times.... I wish I had just kept the first one.

EOS Bodies / Re: How often do you go through a body? Why do you upgrade?
« on: November 29, 2011, 11:57:09 PM »
I used to be an upgrade freak. I own a lot of cameras because of Lens Rentals Canada.

However, personally. The 5D Mark II and Leica M9 will be it. I'd like another 2-3 years out of the 5D2. Though I'll probably go 5D3 whenever it hits.

The M9? It'd be good enough for another 5 at least.

I like beating the heck out of a camera for a long time. I'd honestly be happy still using a 40D, that was/is a fantastic camera.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« on: November 29, 2011, 10:02:49 PM »
Does [CR1] mean "very-implausible information", or just "wishlist" these days  :P  ::)

It means I don't know who said it, and I sourced the first place it appeared on the web. :)

EOS Bodies / 5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« on: November 29, 2011, 09:59:28 PM »
5D Mark III Information? It’s mentioned that a 5D Mark III will be aimed at “cleaning up” the DSLR video market. It will complement the 1 series video DSLR mentioned at the recent Hollywood Cinema EOS presentation.

The camera will be no more than 18mp. It was mentioned not to expect a big mp camera from Canon in the immediate future.

Via: [NL]


EOS Bodies / Re: Best "first buy" Gradient Filter?
« on: November 29, 2011, 08:55:36 PM »

There's 3 levels of Grad NDs

Level 1: Cokin (They have a colour shift)

Level 2: Heliopan (Very good, slight shift)

Level 3: Singh-Ray & Lee. I prefer Singh-ray for no good reason.

a 2 stop soft and 3 stop hard are what I'd recommend.

I hand hold grad filters, so I have no recommendation for holders. The Lee is regarded as the best, but the Cokin is just fine too.


EOS Bodies / “Revealing” Canon C300 Test Video
« on: November 29, 2011, 05:07:12 PM »
More C300 eye candy and praise Jon Yi has provided a fantastic “test” video from the new Canon EOS C300. His conclusion, “C300 = awesome”.

There’s some great info about ISO performance and workflow. A worthwhile watch.

There’s a little bit of language and “skin” in the video, so if you’re easily offended, don’t press ‘play’.

From Jon Yi

In early Fall 2011, I shot some footage with a pre-production model of the Canon EOS C300 for one week in NYC. I created an article and a video for Canon based on my experiences with the camera. The video is meant to poke fun at most camera test videos I’ve seen over the years. Canon, not thrilled with my sense of humor, does not credit or condone this video, but I think it shows a lot of the camera’s strengths.

You can read my full article about the EOS C300 here:learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/2011/c300_for_cinematographers.shtml

I believe that Canon made a beautiful camera that is sensible, reliable and portable in a way that I’ve always dreamed a camera could be. It prioritizes great skin tone and has higher ISO sensitivity than any other camera out there.

I know there’s nothing I can say to change the minds of the RED fan club. For the rest of the skeptics, I think once you get your hands on it you’ll understand how great this camera really is. Please buy this camera in January and go film some good skin tones in the dark. You’ll love it.

Thanks go out to all my friends for helping me with this.

Visit Planet5D & Jon Yi for more on the video.


Canon General / The Future of the Canon Speedlite [CR1] & More
« on: November 29, 2011, 11:50:49 AM »
3 New Speedlites? Received a bit of a random email saying Canon is currently testing 3 separate Speedlite models. 430 and a 580 replacement, as well as an all new flash line.

A replacement of the ST-E2 was also mentioned, though it wasn’t said whether or not it would be radio based..

1 new Macro flash is also a possibility, there is a small stature Macro flash being tested I’m told. It may be launched with a new EF-S macro lens.

LensRentals.com used gear LR.com has added more used Canon gear for sale, including a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II.

Visit LensRentals.com

Contest Update I am still sorting through photos. Getting them down to 10 in each category is taking time. Ones opinion of an image really can change depending on your own personal mood.

The finalists are coming very soon.


EOS Bodies / Canon Rebel 1000D Lost at Sea
« on: November 27, 2011, 09:59:11 PM »
The tale of a camera lost at sea. The above Canon EOS 1000D was lost at the bottom of the ocean off the coast of British Columbia, Canada for over a year.

Turns out it was found by a diver named Markus Thompson, who brought it back to the top. He discovered the SD card still worked and he was able to view the photos.

What now? Well Markus took to Google+ and ended up finding the owner of the camera!

Thompson took to Google+, posting the story and a few identifying details he was able to dig up from the photos. Within a day, the hive mind was able to track down and contact the owner, a firefighter in British Columbia. We’re not saying you should be thankful for Google+, but the actual people who use it sure seem like good folks.

Source: [The Verge]


Lenses / New Lens on December 6, 2011? [CR1]
« on: November 27, 2011, 06:37:46 PM »

New Lens(es)? Are we getting a goodie before Christmas?

Received an email today saying Canon may announce a new lens on or around December 6, 2011.

This could just be in retaliation of the suspected Nikon announcements on November 30, 2011. No mention of what lens, which lowers the possibility in my eyes.

I can only think of one time a lens was announced and I had heard absolutely nothing about it, and that was the 55-250 II.


EOS Bodies / Canon Cinema EOS Interview
« on: November 27, 2011, 06:31:28 PM »
From Amateur Photographer Amateur Photographer (via NL) sat down with Peter Yabsley, a business development manager from Canon Europe, to talk about Cinema EOS.

An excerpt

AP: Will the EOS and EOS cinema departments be working quite closely together now?

MB: Since the 5D there’s been a process of working together, interconnecting working and sharing technologies and it will be beneficial throughout the range. You may not see it now but broadcast is helping EOS, EOS is helping cinema and so forth. We’re seeing it now it the EOS 1DX, adding timecode to video for instance – the video guys helped show the stills guys how timecode operates and there’s more than just the one option on there.

Read the full interview


Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: Contest Announcement!
« on: November 25, 2011, 05:16:45 PM »
I'll have the finalists to show sometime this weekend. It's been more work than I thought it'd be.


Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom 3 for $99.95
« on: November 25, 2011, 03:41:32 PM »
Letting us know of all these deals is great, but just be careful not to give the impression that this great site suddenly became a advert host for companies that want to sell stuff ;)

. . . unless they compensate you, since this site is popular and it's like free advertising for them, you know? No hidden meaning here. . . just what I wrote and nothing else.

btw, I am lucky because I can get lightroom or any other programs like C4D from my University at prices WAY below retail. I got PS CS5 for $200 (non upgrade) and I can get lightroom for $100 ANY time as student license fee.

I get a small percentage of sales from B&H, and no, I dont want to become a "deals site". LensRentals.com I do as a favour, because they've been great to me and pretty much everyone else they ever deal with. Gura Gear I feel the same way about.

Black Friday is thankfully 2 days of deals and I don't have to post much more than that. I usually limit it to reporting hard to get stuff that shows up in stock.

I've probably received 200+ emails about Black Friday deals... posting 4-5 is enough I think.


Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom 3 for $99.95
« on: November 25, 2011, 02:10:51 PM »
Sorry folks, I missed that in the email.

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom 3 for $99.95
« on: November 25, 2011, 01:52:10 PM »
For a hundred bucks I might add it. Unfortunately, the link to B&H shows a price now of $149. This is as of Friday Nov 25, 2 pm Eastern Time.

I just emailed B&H to find out why that changed.

United States / Re: Broken tripod collar
« on: November 25, 2011, 12:28:11 PM »
Hi all...

So my wife accidentally dropped my Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens (in its case) and broke the knob off of the tripod collar. Is there any way to get this fixed besides getting a new one? I can't seem to find the original anywhere. Although there is one seller on ebay who just posted it but the item has heavy signs of usage which I don't like. My lens feels naked without it and I would hate to put in a non-canon ring on this beautiful lens. Please help!!

These can be repaired, they aren't available through retail.

You'd be looking in the $200 range for a new one, I know with other collars you can buy replacement parts through Canon Parts (Or a third party provider of Canon parts).

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