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Oh what a sad story, we should all feel so sympathetic and punish that nasty Canon for being so mean to photographers.
Notice how the root word for "sympathetic" is "pathetic"?

You may want to recheck your concept of "root word."

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Gossip, nothing more.

Corporate horror stories are a dime a dozen. This would be fascinating only to someone who has bought into the marketing hype -- that Canon is just a bunch of nice folks privileged to make tools for artists while they share the wonder these artists invoke. Truth is they're a business accountable only to shareholders. All the rest is the magical smoke and mirrors of marketing. Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. And Nikon is no better.


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Reviews / Re: Sigma 50mm F1.4 Art vs Tamron 24-70mm VC USD?
« on: June 22, 2014, 12:01:19 PM »
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Oops.

Thought this was a review.

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"This aggression will not stand, man!"

He told me to take any post in the house, man!

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The $9.99 monthly fee is permanent -- until they raise it to $12.99. And then it becomes $15.99 and eventually it's in the $20 to $30 range. I don't know how long they'll take to jack it up, but that's surely what's coming.

While I see that as inevitable, I don't want to seem like I'm against the CC. There's no doubt that is the future, and the pricing works well for me.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Speculation [CR1]
« on: June 18, 2014, 11:00:33 AM »
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I know a guy who talked to a guy who said he heard...

She'll be coming round the mountain when she comes
She'll be coming round the mountain when she comes
Coming round the mountain, she'll be coming round the mountain,
Coming round the mountain when she comes
She'll be driving six white horses when she comes
She'll be driving six white horses when she comes
She'll be driving six white horses, she'll be driving six white horses,
Driving six white horses when she comes
And we'll all go out to meet her when she comes
Yes we'll all go out to meet her when she comes
We'll all go out to greet her, yes we will all go out to meet her,
We'll all go out to meet her when she comes
She'll be wearing red pajamas when she comes
She'll be wearing red pajamas when she comes
Wearing red pajamas, why is she wearing red pajamas,
Don’t know why but she'll be wearing red pajamas when she comes
She'll be coming round the mountain when she comes
She'll be coming round the mountain when she comes
Coming round the mountain, she'll be coming round the mountain,
Coming round the mountain when she comes
Coming round the mountain when she comes

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Lighting / Re: Small container for holding spigots/studs?
« on: June 16, 2014, 08:11:05 PM »
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When I go to your Home Depot link, it pulls up my local store (South Jersey USA) and they show 11 in stock available for pickup.

An alternative may be what I've started using for my Fuji batteries -- get a Tic Tac container (I think two sizes are available.). The top can be pried off -- cut around the paper where the seam is. You can use the flap opening to pull this top part out. Put your stuff inside and pop the cap back on.


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Software & Accessories / Re: Image editing Workflow for best results.
« on: June 14, 2014, 04:04:21 PM »
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This might be helpful. Grey is a workflow expert...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbKTQeM105I


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Technical Support / Re: OMG Cookie Hell on Canon Rumors
« on: June 12, 2014, 05:45:24 PM »
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So?

So, just so you feel me, dude...

Anyone who begins a post or written or oral communication with the word "so" has no credibility with me. It suggests a rote thinker, someone with minimal thinking skills and a person who desperately wants to be liked.

So, you complain about cookies on the WWW as if you'd just unlocked a great secret. These, and other such feedback devices have been around since Tim Berners Lee began messing with IP addresses. That was a long, long time ago.

So, the cookies offend you but not a peep about the CIA, NSA, FISA Court, etc.?

So, you may think about baking a batch of real cookies -- and perhaps, since this is all about photography, taking a few pictures of them.

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If Canon is having "year of the lens", what is Sigma having? They are really on a roll!! :)

They are having the year of the poorly focussing lens it seems  ;D

If Sigma has a lens focusing problem, why have they not acknowledged it? I've seen nothing more than a couple people on a forum and one guy who evaluated one copy of the lens. If this is widespread, wouldn't Roger at Lens Rentals have said something about it?

Perhaps it's more like the year of some folks who are green with envy.

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EOS-M / Re: B&H Selling M Again (Not Canon USA)
« on: June 09, 2014, 05:35:16 PM »
the 11-22 is also quite fast to focus too its an awesome lens with the M and hasn't come off mine since i got it

Sadly, WW, they've never sold that lens in USA.

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EOS-M / Re: B&H Selling M Again (Not Canon USA)
« on: June 08, 2014, 03:40:28 PM »
Still trying to find out exactly where this camera fits in my arsenal.  I got it at the $299 price a wile back.  I think I am going to bring it and the EF adapter on my next adventure for when I want more reach since it is pretty small.  The relatively slow focus and shutter recycle even after that firmware update improved it (I am spoiled by the DSLR) makes it to tough to use the M for anything where something is moving but the IQ and size are quite nice.

While I don't have an arsenal, this is what's kept me from buying it -- I just don't know what I'd do with it. Sorely tempting though, as it seems like a lovely gadget. Since I finally went for the Fuji X100S, I don't know how I'd ever justify buying a Canon M.

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Photography Technique / Re: Help, I've lost my mojo!
« on: June 08, 2014, 01:35:31 PM »
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Human nature. Variety is the spice of life and all that jazz.

Do something different for a while.

One thing I do is go back and look at pictures I've taken. What I see are all the things I did wrong and all the things I would do right if I were to do a similar shot again. It makes me want to go out and do the whole thing better.

Some folks look at other photographers' work -- provide inspiration and something to shoot for.

Or you could just sell all your photo equipment and buy woodworking tools!


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EOS-M / B&H Selling M Again (Not Canon USA)
« on: June 08, 2014, 12:50:32 PM »
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For anyone who missed the M, B&H is now selling one with the 18-55 kit + flash for $349. No USA warranty, but B&H does warranty it.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1040896-GREY/canon_eos_m_ml_camera_18_55.html?cm_mmc=EML-_-Promotion-FathersDay-_-140608-_-Body_Retail_Canon-EOS-M

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One day in April, 2013, I picked up my Sigma 35mmA at my post office (purchased at B&H). I drove straight to an event, put the lens on my 5D3, went outside and took a few shots of a brick wall and a passing train to confirm it functioned. Then I went into a bar, grabbed a lovely bartender, put her next to a window with gentle, soft light and checked focus at f/1.4. Everything was fine. I shot the event with the lens and have never had a problem of any kind with that lens -- it rarely gets disconnected from my 5D3 nowadays.

Now, using it on a T2i was a whole different story. I tried shooting one event using the T2i with the Sigma 35 as a second camera. The OOF rate was in the 50% range. I never used it on the T2i again. The T2i was not at fault, per se, as I used many other lenses on it and all were perfect to acceptable.

For my part, I do not accept any idea of widespread AF issues with the 50mmA -- at least not on FF camera bodies. There will always be lenses, no matter who makes them, that do not work perfectly. If I had to guess, I'll bet the actual faulty AF rate for the Sigma 50mmA is less than 1%. I'd bet the house that I could buy a 50, stick it on my 5D3 and do excellent work.

That's my story, and no one can make me say anything else!!


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