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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Firmware officially announced
« on: June 28, 2012, 12:36:57 PM »

Sounds like you got the one I sent back!

While this sounds very swell, what does it do for a body that wont focus proper?

7d pain on this side. Sorry for the rantish post. But Cannon is f'ing with me right now...3 times back and no dice

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II
« on: June 26, 2012, 08:40:37 PM »


After giving this much thought, I'm sure Canon has a wholly different strategy in mind. The next 7D will be the 7DD, the 7DoubleD.

The 7DoubleD will have two sensors, one an H and one a C. It will have two lens mounts, one for each sensor and a selector switch for which sensor/lens you want to use. The photography world will go nuts for this, hailing it as the greatest advance in photography since the autowinder. After seeing it, Nikon will simply give up and go out of business.

And finally, all 7DoubleD purchasers will get 70 virgin like creatures at their disposal when they finally depart this realm.

EOS Bodies / Re: Good price for a used Canon 1V-HS?
« on: June 26, 2012, 06:33:14 PM »

I priced mine at $600 (non-negot.) including the battery charger. That seems a fair price to me.

EOS Bodies / Re: How would you upgrade?
« on: June 24, 2012, 08:22:56 PM »

There really is no answer to your question since you haven't said what improvements you want. I presume by "upgrade" you mean or intend something better in performance or product.

Until you delineate your goals for this "upgrade," one option is really as good as the other.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Stock at B&H
« on: June 21, 2012, 02:01:40 PM »

Roger at LensRentals says the 40 is surprisingly excellent in his testing!

EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR itch (60D / D5100 / K-5)
« on: June 21, 2012, 01:21:25 PM »

Spend $950 for the Canon T4i with the kit lens.

Use that for a year. At that point you'll have a better idea what kind of lenses you really need for what you're doing with the camera. You'll learn a lot, and a year from now you'll know even more. And you'll have saved more money to inflate the budget.

If you stick with it, three or four years from now you'll be ready to make a move to something serious if you feel the need.

As others have said, I have no experience with the other products you mentioned. What I do know is that you will NOT regret having a T4i.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Stock at B&H
« on: June 21, 2012, 12:07:59 PM »

B&H shows mine in the warehouse. I expect to have it for this weekend.

Thanks, CR.


Well thought out post. Thanks.

One point especially rings true for me -- the EF-S 60mm lens has been overlooked as one of the excellent EF-S lenses. It doesn't have the expense, but it delivers great IQ. I've found it also has a very distinctive look that I like. I use it for everything from general macro to landscapes.

I think everyone is forgetting that Canon APS-C, APS-H and full frame (35mm equivalent) sensors exist today for two reasons.

1) They correspond to existing film formats, making the switch from film to digital easier for those doing so. The logic behind Canon using these formats in digital sensors is clear.

2) The different sensors have different costs involved in production allowing Canon could offer budget minded entry level cameras ranging to the high performance professional cameras. APS-C sensors cost much less to produce than an equivalent MP full frame sensor!

Am I unhappy that the different formats exist? NO! They all offer something the other cannot. I use my 7D just as much as my 5DII! It all depends on what I want to shoot. I still throw my T1i (with my EF-s 60mm 2.8 macro) in my backpack when I want a throw-and-go camera that will consistently take awesome shots even though I have a sweet full frame 5DII to use whenever I need it! Now, I COULD throw my EF 100mm 2.8 macro on my 5DII, but the DOF (and sharpness, and ease of use) on the T1i/60mm is unmatched.

Now, will cameras exist one day that are all full frame? Maybe. Will Canon develop medium format digital sensors? That's very likely. There will be no end to the megapixel race as well as to the size of the sensor. ( For now, we have what we have.


Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« on: June 21, 2012, 11:50:25 AM »

Thanks for posting. Very instructive images.

I expect to have one for use at the farm market on Saturday.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« on: June 20, 2012, 08:43:03 PM »

LensRentals say they will have the 40 tomorrow (Thursday) and is available for rental this weekend.

Pricewatch Deals / EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Available at LensRentals
« on: June 20, 2012, 03:58:16 PM »


They say you can have it for this weekend. Price for a week -- $19.

EOS Bodies / Re: Would you do this for a Nikon?
« on: June 20, 2012, 03:50:58 PM »

I don't see what Nikon has to do with it. He was using a Canon.

For me, bullets instantly neutralize any differences between camera brands.

RLPhoto -- you're going to have to do a big catch up sometime in the near future. With the impending Windows 8 OS you'll be three systems behind with XP, and more and more software will be not supported. I was in the same place a couple of years ago nursing a year 2000 computer using Win2K. It's like the floor just starts crumbling under you! On the plus side, you'll have entirely skipped over Vista and Win7.

Anyway to stay on topic -- for me, the 5D3 adds insufficient value.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« on: June 19, 2012, 05:48:49 PM »
Just checked the best buys in NYC, and 2 of them have it in stock. B&H better have it by tomorrow.

What happens if they don't??

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« on: June 19, 2012, 03:48:59 PM »

I did a BH preorder the first weekend, haven't heard anything yet. Their Web site still lists it as available for preorder at this moment.

Has anyone received their pre-orders from B+H on the 40mm yet? Based on something I saw in another post, I just searched Best Buy and three stores in my area say they have it in stock...I don't like dealing with BB but I'm tempted to stop by and pick one up and cancel my B+H order...

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