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Congrats :)  I'm very happy for you JD

You now can tell the wife you need a 1dx and 400mm lens ;D

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS in Stock at B&H Photo
« on: June 26, 2014, 10:08:16 AM »
I work a block from B&H.
That sounds like a VERY dangerous place to work!!!
I was about to say that

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my filter do the same.

You might need a silver marker and do some test shots at 24, 35, 50 and 70mm. This will help you spending less time finding the sweet spot when you on the field.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 26, 2014, 09:32:56 AM »
I feel sorry for Nikon owners.
It doesn't matter what model they buy, even when first released, as a few months down the track, Nikon will bring out a new and improved version of it making your current model obsolete and now worth substantially less than it cost you. Remember the D600 then the 610?
Canon does hang onto models much longer, and hence they have better re-sale value later on as say, after 3 years, your Canon may be just superseded, but if you had an equivalent Nikon, it would be 3 models old and practically worthless.

I'm not saying that Nikon cameras are no good, in fact, they are very good indeed, but constant model updates is not how you keep up the perceived and resale value of products.
It also makes it more difficult regarding spare parts too, as many models mean lots of parts and distributors only have so much space and money for parts.

I feel sorry for people who buy cameras based on how much they can sell them for.

If your camera is in good enough condition to be sold as "mint" or "near mint" condition then you obviously haven't used it very much.

I'm one those guys. I like to keep my camera bodies and lenses nice and clean at all time. 

Just sold one of my 5D III on CL for $2600 cash. Buyer seems to be very happy with the cosmetic condition - MINT.

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Keep that dream alive. Soon or later it will happen. I got introduced to DSLR photography late 2008. Started out a used combo of 40D + 50mm f1.4 and 17-55 f2.8 IS.

BTW. I played with 200-400 yesterday at local camera store while looking for new camera bag to fit my X. That lens and 200mm f2 IS are quite awesome ;)

I'm glad I'm not keeping up with the jones (or the Dylan(s))... because my pocket book can't handle it.  Though I do have a hankering for some length... I was thinking 400mm give or take... :) I really wish I had a spare $12000 for the 200-400mm.

I have to be truly honest. I just got a 1DX about 6 months ago to replace my old beaten down 5dMK3 and I cannot honestly think of anything else I could want from a camera. It has great AF, great low light capabilities, excellent ISO quality. What else is there that you "HAVE" to have? To me nothing. I understand we will always want more in life but for me I have to say I am truly happy with my 1DX. Just my opinion of course, I know most feel differently.

Me too, recently joined the 1d line. Let me put it this way. If Canon releases 5D 4 and 1dX II tomorrow, I will more likely upgrade the 1d over 5D. I will keep my current 5D III as a second body until it dies or there is a huge discount on 5D 4.

The grip on 1dx is a HUGE advantage when shoot with larger lenses(85L, 70-200 f2.8 IS II, 400mm etc...)

After shooting with the X for 2weeks, I now feel I need to add a grip to my 5D III. It feels naked at bottom without grip.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 25, 2014, 08:15:49 PM »
Kea in flight - earlier today.

400mm, f2.8, 1/1000, ISO1600 - Hand held.

Good catch Menace

I'm a PRO when the hood attached. Just an ave Joe when hood is removed. It's an amazing lens ;)


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If this is true, and Canon feels that this "new technology" about to be debuted in the 7D2 is so good that the rest of the lineup must have it, it must be something big!

That is quite optimistic. 

Launch price for the mkiii was 3500... so I suppose $4000 seems like a reasonable bump up in price... with the 1dx's selling at $5000... it really raises the question of whether a 1dx for an extra grand is worth it more than a new mkiv.  Interesting question.

There are many reasons to buy the 5D line over the 1D line, regardless of how much better the 1D line may be. No battery grip (BIG reason for many people), more megapixels, less read noise, quieter mirror, cheaper (even a thousand bucks is more than "cheaper enough"), etc.

Call me the odd one if you want to, I like the grip and shutter sound. Just like Eldar said "The 1DX shutter can be compared to the sound of a high performance car engine"


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I have to be truly honest. I just got a 1DX about 6 months ago to replace my old beaten down 5dMK3 and I cannot honestly think of anything else I could want from a camera. It has great AF, great low light capabilities, excellent ISO quality. What else is there that you "HAVE" to have? To me nothing. I understand we will always want more in life but for me I have to say I am truly happy with my 1DX. Just my opinion of course, I know most feel differently.

Me too, recently joined the 1d line. Let me put it this way. If Canon releases 5D 4 and 1dX II tomorrow, I will more likely upgrade the 1d over 5D. I will keep my current 5D III as a second body until it dies or there is a huge discount on 5D 4.

The grip on 1dx is a HUGE advantage when shoot with larger lenses(85L, 70-200 f2.8 IS II, 400mm etc...)

After shooting with the X for 2weeks, I now feel I need to add a grip to my 5D III. It feels naked at bottom without grip.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS in Stock at B&H Photo
« on: June 25, 2014, 05:29:05 PM »
I'll try to pretend that I didn't see this thread 8)
You were saying something about G.A.S. earlier?

Nahhhhhhhhhh

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Photography Technique / Re: The definition of insanity
« on: June 25, 2014, 05:23:10 PM »
Perfect case for a7 series.

When people post the same thing over and over, dozens or hundreds of times, is that something similar/

What is 1+1? The answer is always 2.

Bad day at work?  ;)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS in Stock at B&H Photo
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:27:41 PM »
I'll try to pretend that I didn't see this thread 8)

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Photography Technique / Re: The definition of insanity
« on: June 25, 2014, 12:45:54 PM »
Perfect case for a7 series.

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I'm not sure I buy this rumor unless the new sensor tech is truly revolutionary (dual pixel doesn't excite me that much).  For me the 5DIII and 1D X are very close to the perfect cameras and it would take at least one or more of these items for me to consider upgrading, assuming no degradation of existing features/performance:

1. 2+ stops of improvement in ISO noise levels
2. 2+ stops of improvement in DR
3. 50% increase in megapixels
4. 50% increase in frame rate
5. Significant weight reduction (1D X) via carbon fiber or something
6. Something revolutionary that we don't know about

It's easy to say it now. With your G.A.S problem, I have hard time believing it ;D

I now have little taste of 1d class, we might be the 1st few on pre-order list when X2 announced.

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great then, the 6D is a better camera even it costs more than the 5D3, I personally hate the 22mp sensor in that camera, it is super noisy and has worse banding issue at base ISO than anything else in its class.  so unless you really need the 61 AF or RAW video, there is no absolutely no reason to choose the 5D3 over the better 6D with better sensor.  Even the AF area , I prefer the -3EV of the 6D, with a bit better metering system (on paper it is not but in reality it is).  so imho, the 6D is a real bargain.

You made my morning......LOL ;D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX100 MIII
« on: June 25, 2014, 01:25:35 AM »
I checked with my local dealer today, they could not even find the MK III in their system.  That's strange, since they sell a lot of cameras at their two local stores as well as operating a big online store (onecall.com)
 
I was in Seattle last week and stopped at Fry's to see if they had the MK III.  What a disaster.  They had only two Canon DSLR's, which were two 70 D kits, one Nikon DSLR Model, and a Sony or two.  The other 90% of their display was empty.  Same for P&S cameras, no high end ones and lots of empty spaces. 
I'd say that they are in big financial trouble from the look of things.

No sale tax + free shipping: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1049537-REG/sony_dscrx100m3_b_cyber_shot_dsc_rx100_iii_digital.html

Washington State requires that I pay sales tax, and my accountant makes sure it happens.  Just because B&H does not offer the convenience of handling tax for me, does not mean that its due.

Sounds like you doing it for living

My Cameras are owned and purchased by my business for product photography.  They may also get used a little for other uses, usually charity work.

However, even if it wasn't a business, I still owe taxes.

As an US citizen, I feel we already paid enough taxes. I might be the odd one here, but I didn't feel guilty for not paying sale tax on my 1dx at all.

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