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Lenses / Re: Any Active Magic Lantern Users?
« on: April 08, 2012, 10:31:40 AM »
I like the features ML offers, but unfortunately ML isn´t programmed for 7D; and there is no solve in this problem, cause they´ve issues with the dual core :-(

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: D800 sensor from Sony
« on: April 08, 2012, 06:48:35 AM »
I´m sad, because ML has no working Version for 7d as far as I know, i like the more options it give, but for some reason they can´t handle the dual core as far as i Was understanding;

Lenses / Re: Be Carefull what you buy a true story
« on: March 30, 2012, 11:02:49 AM »

yes just like this it happend to me

from him

Hallo Kulovits ,

Das Canon EF 600mm 1:4 L IS USM & Wimberly Stativkopf ist immer noch zum Verkauf. Das Canon EF 600mm 1:4 L IS USM & Wimberly Stativkopf in London, Vereinigtes Königreich befindet. Der Kaufpreis mit der Post Steuern inbegriffen ist 2040 €. Ich benutze UPS für den Versand und Banküberweisung zur Zahlung fällig. Das Canon EF 600mm 1:4 L IS USM & Wimberly Stativkopf ist optisch und technisch in sehr gutem Zustand. Weitere Bilder sind in dieser E-Mail angehängt. Ich warte Ihre Antwort mit mehr Fragen. Mit freundlichen Grüßen Pedro

PS: Do you speak English?

Then I ask him how old the lens is and how many pictures were taken

Hello Mark ,

The objectiv is 4 years old . I have made about 200 pictures with this objective . I wait your reply . Best regards Pedro

I ask him if he have pictures of lens and estimated shipping time


Hello Mark ,

The shipping will arrive in maximum 4 business days after the payment is made  . The purchasing price with shipping and insurance included is 2040 euros . I think you want to say that the border taxes are free because we are in EU. Like i said the purchasing price with shipping and insurance included from London to Austria is 2040 euros . I use UPS for shipping and bank transfer for payment . More pictures are attached in this email . I wait your reply . Best regards Pedro

I ask him if i could oversleeo that and talk with my "wife"

Hello Colin ,

No problem i can wait until Monday . After Monday i can't guarantee you that i won't sell the objective . Please let me know when you are ready to make the purchase and i will reply you with all my personal bank information's where to make the payment . I wait your reply . Best regards Pedro

And here it was my fault I ask him to send me a picture of the front and rear lens and get back the same pictures again i will add it here

Hello Colin,

Don't worry feel free to ask me anything . Like you see in the picture nr 7 there is a little scratch . In rest , the front and rear lens are ok ,the objective is in excellent condition , optical and technically in excellent condition .Best regards Pedro

After that i told him on monday I will buy it

Hello Colin ,

Sorry for my late reply but  i have some working to do and i don't have time to check my emails  . The purchasing price with shipping included is 2040 euros .Here are my personal bank information's where to make the transfer . After you make the transfer please reply me with a scan paper from the bank transfer receipt and with yours full name and shipping address where to start the shipping procedure . I wait your reply . Best regards Pedro
Pedro Gael Hernando Pascual   
175 Rushmore Road
Clapton ,London
Zip code :E5 0HD
United Kingdom
acc: 13107798     
sort code:602432   
Iban:  GB97NWBK60243213107798       
Bank :Natwest Plc
Branch address:  38 goring road,  worthing west Sussex , bn12 4aq  ,United Kingdom

I sended him the scan paper of my successfulled transaction

Hello Colin ,

I have received your email with the scan paper . Everything is ok . I will check my bank account tomorrow to see if everything is ok with the transfer. If the funds have arrived in my account , i will start the shipping procedure with UPS in the same day . I will let you know . Best regards Pedro

Nothing came up i wrote him on friday if he knew antything

Hello Colin ,

Monday i will check my bank account and start the shipping in the evening . I will let you know . Best regards Pedro

this was his last respond since then i sent him everyday if he had news for me or what happend, and then i found this said link on my start thread; after that I wrote him that he should send me the lens or my money back, or I will contact my lawyer as i said havent slept since yesterday, today i went with my gf to her housebanke cause she made the transaction at the meantime till i got my money from car accident; dont worry i´m ok and car nyeah it will repaired slowly just as i mentioned; Bank says she can do nothing which was due; Before we go to Bank I contact my Remedy which gave me two lawyers and by one i have a hearing on tuesday 10 o clock.

Trough the night i saved every Homepage where this EF was quoted; and also printed my conversation and the homepages as well; I know money away Lens wont come, but lawyer I don´t have to pay, and he will make it right and hopefully he get behind bar, i know the chance is very low, but it´s the  hope that count;

I´ll be cleverer next time, thought that couldn´t happen to me, because normally i´m very very careful, but it´s just money I´ll get money again and when i´m adult i become a photographer :-) next year I´ll make my master

Lenses / Re: Be Carefull what you buy a true story
« on: March 30, 2012, 09:59:55 AM »
I recently had a transaction where the lens price was well within its sane range, did get the item (though it took 6 weeks) and it ended up having undisclosed damage.  I am now much more reluctant to buy lenses from random individuals on eBay.

That's why I prefer Craigslist - you see and test the lens, on your own camera, before parting with your money.  Plus, lower prices and no fees.

I´ve heard from craigslist, but haven´t found anything matching to photo here in my country and I can badly fly to the US, but u are right. In Vienna there´s something similar to craigslist; its called sometimes you can get really good stuff there, this is also the sallery where i would´ve sold My "ficitve" EF 600

Lenses / Re: 7D + 300/2.8 + 1.4x or 5D3 + 300/2.8 + 2.0x
« on: March 30, 2012, 09:56:09 AM »
Than i would suggest 5dMarkIII because it has definitly better IQ. and the Iso Range is also better, not to mention that the noise comparison, I mean FF has lower noising at same Iso like 7d; and can go even higher and and have altough better IQ an noising;

Short: I´d suggest the 5DIII

Lenses / Re: Be Carefull what you buy a true story
« on: March 30, 2012, 09:48:34 AM »
Thx guys,

Yes it was just good to be true but as i sad there were some scratches and it´s the old model which is listed by us with €8000 new, and than the serious information, and my very very big ego, Which always said, I want it I want it I want that lens, so as I said very very naive thats my first time i Think i mean i had something similar with such kind of weight watchers where you have to travel for an evening to study and pay 60 for nothing, but it was kinda different than this, one,

I haven´t known that you americans were branded to this for years; , next time I´ll see something and my big ego is coming back and hadn´t learned from this doctrine  I put it infront of the display and write a topic about it here if it hadn´t learned yet; ;-)

Definitly it was good to be true but hey better you loose money than eyelight, i hope i´ll run him across soon,

I have a devilish plan  :o

So on looks like everyone except me know thes scammers, till now;

With friendly regards


Lenses / Be Carefull what you buy a true story
« on: March 30, 2012, 08:02:39 AM »
At first I´m from Austria so sorry for bad english and blah blah;

and second: hope it fits here

Well, monday one week ago, i surfed through ebay and other sites like this, and thought: "Why have all lens(es) be so expensive??" Don´t get this out of my mind, every one is talking that photographers job isn´t a future any longer, so there must be some photographer that have to close there salery, and also then there have to be a Internetsite,  where this bankrot photographer or his lawyer would sell out everything just to get out of debt.

So i searched pretty much and than I found some very interesting Lens CANON EF 600 4 L IS USM the fist edition, prescribed pretty well, no smoking area, some scratches on the aloy exactly 3 (with pictures); and because this Person lost some Eye light, he have to sell it and offers it for €2000; all this in German written here is the link: but i haven´t it seen there I´ve seen it on a serious Trading homepage from Austria called; so here´s the link:

I just thought man some scratches ok, a bit older 4years ok, about 200 photos ok, I think I should by these; and if all goes good maybe i can sell it;

So I contacted him in German, and he respond in German but asks me if we could talk in english, where I´m think I´m not bad, so blah blah and a little bit after I send him the money;

Long Story short: Point one: Last Sunday was the last time I heard of him,
                          Point two: Nothing is this, what it seems to be, especially when you think you make a good deal, checkt it twice and double and don´t search only for the Main Object I found a view more links only because i searched his sentence with his eye light;

Point3:  I know I was very very naive, and the next time I ask here first what they think; the link above I found tonight I haven´t slept since yesterday 6am but this isn´t the only Site i found, and he also offers apartments, which doesn´t really exist,

He has a dozen Name but I know him as

With friendly Regards and be carefull what you by and by whom;

Colin McRae

P.S.: "Can I post his adress and bank account here?"

P.P.S.: I attached some pictures that you´ve been warned

Lenses / Re: Wide-Angle Prime for Crop Cameras?
« on: March 25, 2012, 06:11:41 PM »
Alternate to a canon lens will be the Sigma 20 1,8 EX DG ASP Macro for Canon that´s in Full Frame about 30mm.

i think the price is moderate,

I attach a link from a Lensreview.

Hope we can help you

also send you a link where you can find an overview of wide primes but it´s in german altough I think it doesn´t matter because it´s only an overview

with friendly regards

I would recommend you one of this two´s haven´t found anything else on the Sony Homepage;
Both works with full time Autofocus; but you have to know that these lenses aren´t cheap; alternate you can look on SIGMA or Tamron, both should also work with full time Autofocus; As far as I know. At least it worked on A55, which i saled very often when i was a Seller; Sorry that it´s German but you will find it also on your Sony Homepage;

The quality from first one should be like standard 18-55 bit with both wider and longer zoom;

By the way the autofocus on the A Series isn´t that like on Nikon or Canon, we learned between the course (for A55/33) it don´t have Contrast AF, which mean it won´t be as sharp or as good as CANON or nikon ; so it was told to me; But maybe they have changed it in A57

Hope i could help you.
With friendly Regards

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Better High ISO
« on: March 16, 2012, 03:00:58 PM »
@Mt Spokane Photography: Sorry I´ve not enter a correct question the changes in ISO I know;

@callaesthetics: Yes thats exactly what I meant, ok so it doesn´t has effect if you change between Raw Size

Thank you for you Answer


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Better High ISO
« on: March 15, 2012, 05:04:56 PM »
Hy have a simple Question, i didn´t test it yet, but will the IQ and maybe the DR raise if you choose less MP on a 7D (cause i own one) or any other Model??

With Friendly Regards


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Used 7D
« on: March 14, 2012, 06:58:44 AM »
definitly would by the new one, as everyone says you have warranty and when you really need the battery grip than purchase, i allways look on (from austria) there you can see the cheapest bidder for a new tool, got my 7D and the 24-70 L from there at the end December 2011 where the cheapest price was 2200€ everywhere else this Bundle has cost about 2600-2700€ so it saved me a lot of money, you can also contact me if you found that this is cheaper than everywhere else;

With friendly Regards

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Doesn't Need a Compact Camera System
« on: March 12, 2012, 11:06:35 AM »
within 2 years compact cameras will be dead as phone cameras are already heaping the burial dirt on them now

I doubt this.   I think technical people tend to forget that while they and their friends all love the new high tech toys, much of the market does not really care for them.  Not everyone is interested in getting fancy phones that do a dozen different things poorly, need to be replaced every 2-3 years, and rarely have any physical controls.

All we are seeing is an adjustment in the market as more options mean people who had compact cameras but are better served by smartphones migrate to those.  After that segment has transitioned things will stabilize again.

This is the sensor size of Nokia 808:

Source: DPreview

As you can see, it's bigger than most P&S cameras. Once similar technologies find their way into smartphones, why would most people bother buying P&S. They will be willing to pay slightly for the phone if it will save them some money compared to buying phone + P&S.

I agree with that, but at the moment smartphones are only equal in high light, try to shoot in low light, than you´ll see that p&s cameras are still over the top compared with smartphones, and in my opinion this will last for a long time they can´t build so small and good lenses, alltouhg the p&s aren´t good lenses at all, but try to match a smartphone with the complete technic from a p&s camera with 3-5x zoom, and than you got a smartphone thick like a ham and chees Toast.

Hope you all know what I mean.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Doesn't Need a Compact Camera System
« on: March 12, 2012, 05:09:18 AM »
I´m also the opinion Canon doesn´t need a CCS, I´ve worked three years in an Electronic Market maybe you know MEDIA MARKT, and I think it was 12.2009 or a little later when Olympus comes with the first PEN, this Camera wasn´t a good Seller alltough Olympus made a lot of promotion if you remember then there was the second Edition and than ther was Sony and not any of these Cameras sells well, in our Region, the ccs´s were also called  a dead article, In my carreer I´ve selled them twice once fully priced and once which was in clearence sell because it was too old,

So my opinion is that these CCS aren´t as good as dslr´s and the price for them is extremly high  in compare with price/performance.

With friednly Regards


EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Full Spec List?
« on: March 01, 2012, 03:51:27 PM »
"off topic but not really"

is the announced 5d watch party already over have i missed something?

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