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This is not a "shopping" issue.

It's an investment issue.

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I may look at what people post, but I'm not participating in their program.

1. Unless I'm wrong, I don't know any way to process RAW files from the camera. So all you have to go on is jpg out of camera.

2. I'm not comfortable having a credit card dinged for $1000 until I send the camera back. Frankly, it looks like a sales gimmick dreamed up by one of the minor marketing demons.


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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon Pixma Pro-100 $34 at Adorama
« on: June 27, 2014, 04:53:22 PM »
I believe you can call AMEX and have them do a direct deposit to your bank account after you receive the card. This is what I've done with all my canon rebates. Takes another week or 2 but you have "cash".

Thanks, I'll try that!

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon Pixma Pro-100 $34 at Adorama
« on: June 27, 2014, 02:10:43 PM »
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They'll give printers away to sell ink.

Can't remember the last time (or ever) they sold large format printers for super low prices.  I'd say that your argument is invalid.

The fact that they've not done it before with this format printer hardly makes the observation invalid. Printer companies have frequently given printers away counting on future ink sales where margins are huge.

Anyway, I just ordered one through B&H, essentially the same deal. The $300 rebate is not precisely "cash back." You get a $300 valued American Express card to use -- apparently no way to get cash per se.

The B&H guy told me best results have been reported with the Pro Platinum paper.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon Pixma Pro-100 $34 at Adorama
« on: June 27, 2014, 01:14:12 PM »
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They'll give printers away to sell ink.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Comes the next Canon's with a New X-Trans Sensor?
« on: June 26, 2014, 08:20:52 PM »
My X100S shots are usable to ISO 6400 and I can pull a lot more detail out of the dark areas in comparison to my 60D (or 5DIII) shots.  To me, it doesn't matter was DxO says because I see the results with my own eyes.

I've had the same X100S experience, and when I first processed the Fuji files I was pissed that a Canon camera costing three times as much gives me crap files comparatively. The Fuji files are a joy to process; Canon files are drudgery. When I have a choice, the 5D3 sits and the Fuji goes to town.

One sure thing I've learned from the Fuji is that I'll never buy another SLR camera.

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Canon General / Re: Should we tell them?
« on: June 25, 2014, 08:48:47 PM »
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Ask and you shall receive.

I'm not in the unsolicited advice business -- the ROI is exceedingly low. However, if someone asks, I'll give them all the information and advice they're willing to take. Last time that happened I ended up doing an impromptu photography 101 class. A guy at an event came over to me, said he was new and asked me to explain dial modes, etc. Eventually, five or six folks had gathered round to listen and ask questions.

One guy even stayed after class and asked a lot of equipment questions!

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Photography Technique / Re: The definition of insanity
« on: June 25, 2014, 11:24:54 AM »
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Sounds like you need some of that self-help, assertiveness training.

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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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