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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Hitting Retailers
« on: June 20, 2014, 09:28:46 AM »
One of missing pieces in my puzzle.

Since I'm no hurry for UWA, willing to wait for X-mas rebate.

I was going to wait for a rebate too, but then pre-ordered one when the Canon site glitched and was selling at a discount.

What was the discount rate?

$125 off 1200 for the lens, and because it was through Canon, they threw in a "100 Million EF Lens Gift Set" valued at 50 for free.

$125 off is better paying full price. Wonder what inside "100 Million EF Lens Gift Set"?

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Hitting Retailers
« on: June 19, 2014, 10:24:56 PM »
One of missing pieces in my puzzle.

Since I'm no hurry for UWA, willing to wait for X-mas rebate.

I was going to wait for a rebate too, but then pre-ordered one when the Canon site glitched and was selling at a discount.

What was the discount rate?

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=20956.0

They ship tomorrow. Goodbye 17-40!

That's awesome

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Hitting Retailers
« on: June 19, 2014, 07:38:36 PM »
One of missing pieces in my puzzle.

Since I'm no hurry for UWA, willing to wait for X-mas rebate.

I was going to wait for a rebate too, but then pre-ordered one when the Canon site glitched and was selling at a discount.

What was the discount rate?

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Hitting Retailers
« on: June 19, 2014, 07:25:29 PM »
PMI Digital on ebay has these for sale now. They are a reliable and Authorized Canon seller...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151331275933

One of missing pieces in my puzzle.

Since I'm no hurry for UWA, willing to wait for X-mas rebate.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 19, 2014, 06:56:37 PM »
12800ISO, my co-worker, early at the office

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Software & Accessories / Re: 1DX screen protector
« on: June 19, 2014, 06:51:51 PM »
Dylan,

I ran into this same situation myself just a few days ago. I luckily had a roll of 3M invisible shield sitting around because I pretty much 3M everything I own. I do it because like to use my gear the way it was meant to be used and not worry about wear and tear that goes along with using it that way. Then when it's time to sell, I just peal it off; good as new.

Look on eBay for rolls of invisible shield, then just cut the shape you need. It's cheap and works beautifully.

Thanks.
I already ordered 3 dif. types. They should be here next week.

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Software & Accessories / Re: 1DX screen protector
« on: June 19, 2014, 03:02:34 PM »
I just installed a GEARMAXX for my G1 X Mark II. Crystal clear and perfect fit.

A manufacturer just contacted me asking if I wanted to review their screen protectors. The company is called Expert Shield (www.expertshield.com). I'm going to install it on my 5D Mark III, my cousin is going to install one on his Nikon D610. They're going to send me one for the LG G3 smartphone when I get the phone and when they have it in stock.

I'll have the review posted on my site at www.1kindphotography.com when I'm done with it. They're also letting me run a contest on my site. There will be 5 winners and each winner can choose a screen protector of their choice.

Thanks 1kind. I'll give it a try.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Damn you 1DX!!!!!
« on: June 19, 2014, 02:57:06 PM »
I tried it at the store...fell in love.

I imagine it's a lot cheaper than marriage, divorce, children or criminal defense attorneys.    :P

I just broached the subject of the camera with my girlfriend. She gave me a look like I might not have to worry about marriage after all...  :'(

I must always remember: "It's easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to ask for permission."  :P
get the camera... look for a new girlfriend

Nah, she is a keeper. Brought it home and she just rolled her eyes. Told me to "have fun," laughed and went about doing her own things.

She's pretty understanding of my cameras and motorcycle obsessions.


So, you ready for 300, 400, 200-400 and/or 600mm  ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Damn you 1DX!!!!!
« on: June 19, 2014, 02:39:54 PM »
I've got a question for all my fellow 1DX owners here:

Regarding spot metering linked to the AF point, does it work in AF point expansion too? The manual says it doesn't work in zone or auto AF, so I just want to clarify.

I haven't open the manual yet. I took a test shot and it seems spot metering does work in expansion.

Kinda nice to use spot metering with outer AF points without pushing*  ;D

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Software & Accessories / Re: 1DX screen protector
« on: June 19, 2014, 09:40:25 AM »
...but how many of you guys use screen protectors?

Not me.  They add glare (which Canon goes to some effort to reduce), and on the higher end Canon bodies the glass LCD cover is a user-replaceable part costing ~$35 (not that I've needed to replace one, and I'm not especially gentle with my gear).

I'm not sure this is still true. I know on the 5D II and older models it was an inexpensive part to replace. In fact I did replace one on a T2i for just over twenty bucks from Canon.

I think on the newer bodies (not sure which ones), but I know this includes the 5D III, the protector is glued to the LCD (no air gap). I suspect if you break it, you will be replacing the LCD.

I do use a glass protector on my 5D III and did break it once. While shooting with two cameras they accidentally bumped each other. I replaced it for less than five bucks. Nothing else was damaged.

I haven't decided if I am going to put one my 1DX.

I did look for glass protectors for the 1DX and they were four to five times the cost of similar protectors for the 5D III. The LCD's on the 1DX and 5D III are the same size, so if I do put a protector on my 1DX, it will be one of the extra 5D III protectors that I have. And no, it won't bother me that the protector says 5D III in the corner.

I use these...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/111140234397?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

If you don't like it, you are out three and a half bucks and they are relatively easy to remove. Also, you can put black magic marker over the part that says 5D III, if it bothers you.

Thanks eos650

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Software & Accessories / Re: 1DX screen protector
« on: June 19, 2014, 09:39:58 AM »
Hi Dylan.
I found some light marking on my 300D screen, so as soon as I got my 40D and 7D I fitted these.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GGS-BF-Model-Optical-Glass-DSLR-LCD-Screen-Protector-for-Canon-7D-/110869395328?pt=Digital_Camera_Accessories&hash=item19d054b780

I don't think they have added any glare to the screen, they are not scratched and I know the screen underneath is pristine!

Cheers Graham.

Thanks Valvebounce

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Lenses / Re: What was your first L lens?
« on: June 19, 2014, 09:26:38 AM »
L is a drug...
So true, the only cure is to collect them all ;)

What happens then? I'm sure owning all L lenses will in no way prevent G.A.S  ;)
I know this guy called Carl ... Zeiss I think ... ::)
Eldar, you and Ben are correct, although I would like to consult Dolina - given his posts, it looks like he really does own all of the L lenses...

GAS never stops, once I have all the L lenses I'd probably start looking for 'vintage' or obscure lenses! It will never stop !

+1

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Reviews / Re: DxO reviews Sony A7s: king of low light photography?
« on: June 18, 2014, 11:44:47 PM »
Logically, if we escape Reality, then we end up in DxOmarkLand.
That reminds me of something...what was it?  Oh yes...DxOMark vs. Reality.   :D
Misleading, since the title makes it seem like you think all of their sensor data is garbage but the message is just about sales and marketing and so forth.
Your complete lack of business acumen is showing again.  Canon's goal is to sell cameras.  DxOMark says Canon sensors aren't as good as their competitors'.  Yet Canon sells more cameras than those competitors.  In the 'real world', DxOMark's data are meaningless.
Let's not be too harsh on DXOMark. Her measurements are useful IF ...

IF you always shoot at ISO100. ???
IF you always use a tripod. ::)
IF you always use RAW exclusively. :-X
IF you always shoot 36 megapixel and then downconvert to 8. :o
IF you always use a shorter lens than it should, and crop to have the reach it should have. :P
IF you always use prime lenses in aperture F8. 8)
IF you always make dark photos to lift the shadows in post. :-\

Maybe there is someone on this planet that does everything I wrote above, and DXO Mark will help you choose the best camera for the exclusive use of this guy.

Let me see:
IF you always shoot at ISO100 ==> NO
IF you always use a tripod ==> NO
IF you always use RAW exclusively ==> NO
IF you always shoot 36 megapixel and then downconvert to 8 ==> NO/NEVER
IF you always use a shorter lens than it should, and crop to have the reach it should have ==> NO
IF you always use prime lenses in aperture F8 ==> NO, what the point buying primes AGAIN?
IF you always make dark photos to lift the shadows in post ==> NO


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im going to get 40mm f2.8 this weekends.
After reading this thread:
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=7449.0

Way a lot of people like it. Coming from 28mm f1.8 and 35mm f2, i dont know how will i like 40mm @ 2.8.

Maybe i still dont know how to appreciate photos like others.
i like background blurring on my photos.
Since my eye vision is near sighted, i clearly see things at short distance around me, and the background just blur smoothly. lol. This is why i appreciate background blur.

I think 40mm pancake + 6D is a great choice. Other cameras you mentioned are not really space saving, except EOS-M. If you add an adapter to it then it's no longer compact.

My wife took my Sony RX1 and she loves it. As Mt Spokane Photography mentioned, the new Sony RX100 III might be a good choice if you want real compact.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Speculation [CR1]
« on: June 18, 2014, 07:48:10 PM »

I spoke to someone who said that their brother's mother's cousin's ex-boyfriend's lover said that it would come in pink.

Pink?  What's the point of that?  At least white would lean towards arctic camouflage  ;)
If it is pink, then people are less likely to steal it......

You haven't seen my wife RX1 case yet

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