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Pretty amazing.

It seems the sale lasted 12 hours or less, Sunday night and early Monday morning. You could buy a 7D for $1199. Now at Adorama and B&H, the price is $1549. A $350 difference!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1Dx vs. 1D mk IV vs. 7d
« on: April 30, 2012, 06:43:26 PM »
I planned to do low light high iso noise tests, and fps tests examples. Is there anything else you would like to see tested? 1Dx Intelligent tracking or AF perhaps?

Yes. I'd like to see a 1Dx.


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Looks like it's over. Now the CR link doesn't have the $1199 price.

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Am I missing something?  When I went to the Adorama site the only 7D's I could find listed at $1199 were "used".
Diane

This only seems to work through the CR link. I think that's why B&H would not price match it.

You won't find this deal going directly to the Adorama site.

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Whoa! That's a fabulous price for the 7D.

I've been debating the T3i (waiting on the T4i) and the 60D but put the 7D out of contention because of the cost. Is this a too good to pass up discount?

I decided it was far too good to pass up -- outstanding value.

Since the price is SO low I also called to verify that it is a NEW unit -- not refurb or return or open box or any of that stuff. They say it's new product.

So, I have one on the way.

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Lenses / Re: best lenses for 7d
« on: April 30, 2012, 10:51:00 AM »

You can get a new one at Adorama now for $1199 -- less than refurb. I just ordered one.

Don't skimp on lenses. Here's something from the DPReview conclusion on the 7D:

"The EOS 7D delivers impressive image quality across the sensitivity range. At base ISO its output comes with excellent per-pixel sharpness which, in combination with the 18 MP nominal resolution, results in exceptional image detail in this class of camera. In most situations the lens, rather than the camera, is likely to be the limiting factor."

The past couple of years I've used a T2i with essentially the same sensor as the D7. I've used both the EF-S 17-55mm and EF-S 15-85mm for general purpose. They do a fine job. Personally, I prefer the 17-55. I use a EF 70-200mm f/4.0L and it's outstanding. I plan a move up to the IS version soon.

Get the best possible price on the body, then use the best lens you can afford. No surprise there!

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B&H won't match the price -- so Adorama gets the business.

Thanks, CR!!

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Wonder if B&H will match!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« on: April 28, 2012, 07:39:01 PM »

If you think a L lens is $2000 then you are looking in the wrong place.

Used 17-40 are $5-600
Used 24-105 are $about 1000

Not that different from APS-C, which are budget lens - not designed for the top of the range 7D and up cameras

Uh oh. Wrong thing to say, Brian!

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Its threads like these that weed out the true photographers from the Measurebators.


That's funny!!

Thanks.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Last Generation of the Crop Sensor Cameras
« on: April 26, 2012, 01:45:39 PM »
Here we go again.

Eventually all DSLRs will be obsolete. And, eventually, we will all be dead.

In the meantime, these proclamations about the "death" of one particular format are beyond silly.

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Yep. Mr. Smirky throws out a piece of red meat then smirks at the ensuing "controversy."

As unfocused suggests everything is eventually "...made irrelevant by the advancement of technology," as Mr. Smirky said.

A couple of thoughts come to mind.

First, for 90% of people now actively on this forum, by the time crop sensors are done, we will have moved on to wholly different interests -- creating communicator "apps," collecting antique birdbaths, maybe looking up trying to see what it says on that tombstone they put over our heads. Better, as my friends in the 12-step programs always say to take it "one day at a time."

Second, I will agree that Canon isn't putting much into the crop frame products line. I see their real energy and resources going into video. That, along with the move of prominent photojournalists to video, supports my belief that the heyday of still photography is ending. I really believe that 50 years from now, given the world survives intact, almost everything we now see as still photography will be video. A still picture will not hang on the wall in your house -- it will be a compelling video that looks real enough to walk into. Same with little photo frames on your desk or atop the bookcase. Perhaps even the venerable printed book will be gone.

As it says in Ecclisiastes, "To everything there is a season." All of us, including Mr. Smirky, will one day be made irrelevant by the advancement of technology.

Thanks, unfocused.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Advice: On buying 5D3.
« on: April 25, 2012, 02:13:18 PM »
While I've listed my reasons why the 5D3 isn't for me, if I were your age and looking to get into the wedding biz -- I'd be out the door in five minutes looking to get a 5D3. From all I've seen so far, it's an extraordinary tool for the wedding photographer. Many years ago I did weddings professionally, and I know what's needed.

Not to knock the Nikon product, but any good wedding photographer with a 5D3 will shoot rings around anything else I can think of, including medium format.

Get the 5D3 and a lens to cover the wide stuff. Then get hooked up with a good wedding photographer with a thriving business and learn all you can.

Good luck -- and I sure envy you the tools I didn't have so many years ago!! You're VERY lucky.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon, STOP shipping defective products!!!
« on: April 25, 2012, 11:17:00 AM »

Seriously, what has this light leak thingie ever actually done to any one?

This light has apparently leaked into many bedrooms and stolen many hours of sleep.

This lack of normal rest has caused reduced productivity in many workplaces. This has caused stock markets to tumble across nations. Friends in high places have told me NASA is working on a scheme to reduce the output of the sun to accommodate this travesty Canon has unleashed upon the earth.

Anyone want to buy a good hand-held light meter?

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All I see there is a nice sweater!

Seriously, nice picture.



A picture from yesterday with the 7D + 24-105. This is an old but much loved, angora goat. The brief was, as is mostly, to capture the character of the animal rather than all washed and brushed which it never was. Most of the owners want images that reflect the animal as they saw it day to day - hence it is covered in hay ...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Sorry 5D3, Insufficient Value
« on: April 22, 2012, 02:03:19 PM »

VERY nicely said.

This is the product from the tools.

As sung by Barbra Streisand, "The Way We Were"


Memories, like the corners of my mind
Misty, water-colored memories of the way we were
Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind
Smiles we gave to one another
For the way we were


Thanks much, Viggo.



I find it impossible to loose as I invest in memories...

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