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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 08, 2014, 06:27:19 PM »
I've owned the older version for about 5 years and I love it.
I do use it for bugs and flowers, as well as birds etc., and it looks like my wallet is going to take another hit to buy this lens.
The closer mfd will be very welcome.

I bet it goes under $2K after Xmas.

A well thought out presentation delivered by someone that actually sounds intelligent and believable.

I really liked that he explained the DXO scores and how he compared different makes in a
very honest way.

If you get the 6D, you'll always be mentally berating yourself about not getting the 5D3.

You'll find the 24-105 to be a great lens. Sure, the 24-70 is better, but you'd be hard  pressed to tell the difference unless you really pixel-peep, and the extra reach is very, very handy too.

Now what they have to do is make every pixel focus individually as well, then every picture will be perfect for every shot.

Lenses / Re: EF 24 105 manufacturing location switch...
« on: November 05, 2014, 05:33:41 PM »
It's also possible that the change in the manufacturing site might lead to some improvements as the processes and assembly line must have been cleaned and updated.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to Continue Using Canon Sensors in DSLRs
« on: November 04, 2014, 02:06:49 AM »
There isn't a manufacturer anywhere in the world that makes every single part of ANY finished product it sells, so why shouldn't Canon use Sony, or Fuji, or Samsung or whoever's sensor, as long as it does the job required of it and the price and quality is OK?
As most of the compact cameras are sold on price, adding Canon's sales makes that 1" Sony sensor cheaper to make and I'm sure cheaper than Canon could make it for.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: B&H Shipping Prices - International
« on: November 02, 2014, 01:10:38 AM »
There have been many forced increases in security for goods being exported from virtually anywhere.

Here in Australia I have a nephew who works for Fedex and he tells me that there is now security all over their premises as well as a group from Customs who are now on-site 24/7.

I would imagine that all of this extra security, x-rays etc etc costs someone a lot of money.
And that someone is you and me.

Lenses / Re: Why don't Canon make lenses for other mounts?
« on: November 01, 2014, 09:58:13 PM »
I might be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that the margins on lenses is much greater than it is on bodies, and I'm sure that Canon could overcome the technical problems too.

Take Fuji for example, they make lots of high-end cine lenses as well as making most of the new Hasselblad lenses.

It's probably that Canon is very jealous of its lenses and doesn't want Nikon, Pentax etc to take advantage of their excellent range.

Lenses / Why don't Canon make lenses for other mounts?
« on: November 01, 2014, 07:58:32 PM »
Seeing that Sigma makes lenses for all mounts AND also makes its own cameras, why doesn't Canon sell at least some of its lenses in other mounts?

I reckon you could make a good business case for it, as many of the Canon lenses are so coveted by Nikon and Pentax users.
If Canon is being hammered in the sales of bodies (which I doubt), sales of all of these extra lenses would certainly help the bottom line.

Canon General / Re: Photo Expo 2014
« on: November 01, 2014, 07:45:21 PM »
I've tried a few of the latest mirrorless cameras, including the A7R, and I won't be swapping my 5D3 for any of them!

Video & Movie / Re: Macro video - colorful nudibranchs
« on: November 01, 2014, 06:48:51 PM »

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Most ridiculous camera ever?
« on: October 31, 2014, 05:46:01 PM »
Someone is making a ton of $$$$$ out of this.
From my experience, the plating cost of the pieces would cost around $30, then there is the disassembly and reassemble of the parts.

Seems to me that there is plenty left over for charity.

Software & Accessories / Re: BlackRapid FAIL - grrrrrr
« on: October 30, 2014, 06:26:19 PM »
I really like my Black Rapid, that I bought for $30 at a trade show.
I rarely unhook the carabiner and I've never had a problem with them, although it's a hassle when using a tripod as I have to remove the strap.

What do you guys think of the Carryspeed straps?
They have some practical base plates that can be  a used with tripods too, and their prices are cheap.
Does the ball attachment give any problems?

Software & Accessories / Re: What accessories for 7d Mkii?
« on: October 29, 2014, 03:29:15 AM »
A 5D3.

Technical Support / Re: failing shutter on 60D
« on: October 28, 2014, 07:09:38 AM »
My 60D has over 150,000 on it and it's still going strong,  and has never been serviced.

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