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Reviews / Re: Most Objective and Less Objective REVIEWER?
« on: March 22, 2013, 05:57:25 PM »
From Roger Cicala at LensRentals:

"The 800mm f/5.6 is also the photography equivalent of a D cup- not a necessity, but wherever you go with it, you’ll make lots of new friends."

Hands down, best summary description I've ever read.  Still have dried coffee in my keyboard from reading that.

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This might be a bit soon, but.....does anyone have experience using this device/app with Android tablets?  I've held off on CamRanger because I'm not willing to get an iPad when my Acer Iconia A500 is working fine (though the Retina display is quite nice).  Wireless is very much a plus for me and the primary reason I'm considering the 6D over the 5D3.  iUSBportCAMERA could sway my decision.  I also use an astro modded 40D and a soon-to-be-modded 60D. I'm a patient person, my camera purchase is a couple months out anyway.  CamRanger's website implies that Android support is 'coming soon' but I don't see any progress noted.  Sanho has been very upfront about the lawsuit re: CameraMator and seems to be very proactive in responding to the market.

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Here is a nice short review of hands on with a pre-production SL1.

http://www.thephoblographer.com/2013/03/21/first-impressions-canon-rebel-sl1/
'twould be a good astrophotography camera if modified.  I have eyepieces that weigh more.  The shorty forty looks BIG on the SL1!

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....This is a bit like complaining that the Toyota Yaris 2013 is pretty much identical to the Toyota Yaris 2012; cars get yearly release, even though significant changes are only made every now and then.
And for a lot of folks, that Yaris is just fine, does what they need.  There are appropriately priced high-end models available for those that want them.  The car-camera analogy is exactly what I've been thinking.

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Software & Accessories / Re: CamRanger has a new iOS update
« on: March 21, 2013, 01:56:07 PM »
Wireless is a big plus in my book.  If CamRanger can get this working on Android I'd be a happy camper, and looking at a 5D3 vice 6D.

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Yer not the market these cameras are aimed at.  They will sell, particularly the small one.  Too bad about AFMA, but the target market won't miss it.

To all the folks thoroughly disgusted with Canon......I'll give you 10 cents on the dollar for your crappy, non-innovative, always-behind-the-power-curve Canon L glass :P.

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EOS Bodies / Re: $2,800.00 budget
« on: March 20, 2013, 04:34:26 PM »
I feel the 5d MK III would hold it value longer that the 6d.

Forget 'holding value'.  It's an imaging computer and subject to Moore's law.

6D, body only.  Tammy 24-70VC.  In 3-6 months, sell whatever is covered in dust.

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Canon General / Re: website concept: proSLRs.com
« on: March 20, 2013, 02:25:47 PM »
I dunno, it might rapidly deteriorate into an egofest.  There are folks on CR and elsewhere whose opinions I value and trust, to the point of if they told me to put wax paper in front of my lens to sharpen images I'd do it.  If there are review sites they trust, I'm inclined to trust those sites also.  I'm no pro and don't make a living with my gear, I'm not interested in the only-L-lenses-are-worth-using crowd, nor do I want to buy crap.  If the 1,000 dollar third-party lens is damn near as good as the 2,700 L lens, don't be afraid to say so because other pros will sneer.  To say the 'equipment doesn't matter' is also ridiculous.  If it didn't, we'd all still be using Brownie Hawkeyes.  If you want to set up a website strictly by and for professionals you'll have to make it a subscription site with a moderately high price tag, to keep out the amateur riff raff (like me!) ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: removing odor from camera
« on: March 19, 2013, 05:43:23 PM »
This link showed up as one of those Internet Explorer targeted links while I was viewing this page, gave me a laugh.....but by all means, send the camera back.

http://odorfreemachines.com/apps/smoke-odor-removal-2.html?utm_expid=10519706-0&gclid=CPSogNzeibYCFdSnPAodKlgAGw&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.canonrumors.com%2Fforum%2Findex.php%3Ftopic%3D13644.msg245744%3Btopicseen

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T5i Leaks
« on: March 19, 2013, 05:32:08 PM »
No earth-shaking, radical changes.....but we didn't expect that, did we?  For someone looking for a first DSLR and wanting a shiny new model, this will be a fine camera, as will the EOS-b.  T2i, T3i, 60D and T4i owners will still be happy with their existing gear and perhaps nudged toward 6D if they want significantly higher IQ without too much financial strain.  I suspect those who are still okay with crop sensors and want to go higher end (price) will be somewhat pleased with the (fabled) 70D and very pleased with the expected-to-be-suprisingly-expensive 7DII.  I'm somewhat in the 6D camp, I have more use for WiFi than the wonderful 5DIII AF.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Should I buy the 5D mark III ?
« on: March 19, 2013, 04:56:36 PM »
Don't do it!!!!  That camera is CRAP!!!  I read it on the interwebs, so you know it's true! :D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: removing odor from camera
« on: March 19, 2013, 01:59:33 PM »
The pros use ozone to de-stink cars.  Might be a high-end auto detailer in your area that does this and would be willing to plop yer camera inside during a treatment.  There are also fire-and-flooding restoration outfits that might be of assistance.  Otherwise, return it.  If you're sensitive to the smell, no amount of airing out will please you, your brain will convince you the smell is still there.

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Lenses / Re: 600mm f/4l IS for $5k - good price?
« on: March 19, 2013, 09:13:26 AM »
Is this a good price for this lens without a scratch on it?
Short answer:  Yes
Longer answer:  Yes indeed!

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After a few tense moments they realize that I am not sitting with a cannon getting ready to lob projectiles at our nation's capitol but instead trying to photograph Saturn's rings.

Moral of the story: You can get into a lot of trouble when people with guns mistake what you are doing.

Second moral: Police can't tell the difference between a dobsinian telescope and a cannon in the dark.

When I was a younger man with a full head of dark hair, Pope John Paul II visited Guam while I was stationed there.  Some friends and I were set up on a hill overlooking the podium he was to speak from, I had a Pentax ME on my orange C8 (2000mm f/10) to take photos.  Not long before he arrived, a van pulled up and several armed federal agents came over to see what I was up to...I'd been spotted by security folks who were on higher ground.  Showed them it was a telescope and camera, the lead agent radioed in that all was okay.  We went back to beer and waiting.  Who knows how things would go down today.

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Lenses / Re: Is there anything I can improve on this gear list?
« on: March 17, 2013, 02:23:44 AM »
Tripod?

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