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Lenses / Re: And so I DID - My 1st BIG WHITE LENS
« on: November 22, 2013, 08:06:14 AM »
I'm just wondering why the invoice doesn't show a tele-extender or two?

As I mentioned, my photography account(account that the wife doesn't know) has about $12 left.

4% reward X $6000ish = $200plus will go to x2 TC III ;)
Dylan you only live once just go out shoot, shoot, and shoot until your heart is content. If I was you I'll be out finding many different ways to use that wonderful piece of glass you just acquired. Happy shooting and Merry early Christmas to you!!!!

Thanks ewg963.

With 2 kids(2 & 5yrs), I'm fully booked with family activities. I'll take your advice will do some shooting soon.

Happy thanksgiving & early Merry Christmas to you too ewg963 ;)
Thank you...

Lenses / Re: And so I DID - My 1st BIG WHITE LENS
« on: November 22, 2013, 08:05:32 AM »
I am more impressed with how you managed to conceal $6000 in a separate account from your spouse! Nice, but how will you explain it when it turns up at the door??

I know if I tried to hide something that big from my girlfriend she'd prob beat me over the head with the lens! I already suspect she thinks I love my camera gear more than her! Sssshhhh!  ;)

Anyway, congrats on your first great white! One day I'll actually get to use one!!!
+1  ;)

Lenses / Re: And so I DID - My 1st BIG WHITE LENS
« on: November 21, 2013, 08:31:29 PM »
I'm just wondering why the invoice doesn't show a tele-extender or two?

As I mentioned, my photography account(account that the wife doesn't know) has about $12 left.

4% reward X $6000ish = $200plus will go to x2 TC III ;)
Dylan you only live once just go out shoot, shoot, and shoot until your heart is content. If I was you I'll be out finding many different ways to use that wonderful piece of glass you just acquired. Happy shooting and Merry early Christmas to you!!!!

Lenses / Re: And so I DID - My 1st BIG WHITE LENS
« on: November 21, 2013, 08:22:35 PM »
Congrats, enjoy, and now I'm drooling!!!  :)

EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 20, 2013, 02:44:54 PM »
I'll wait and see. Fingers crossed  8)

Here in CA, B&H is a no-brainer. No sales tax.
+1  If you're in the NYC area during one your your travels... you should check out the store it's amazing!!!

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body Bundle $2999 at Amazon
« on: November 19, 2013, 02:55:32 PM »
Good.  :)

Lenses / Re: More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]
« on: November 19, 2013, 07:33:31 AM »
Give us more rumors!!!

Widest FF zoom lens: 12-24 L f/2.8 USM
Budget high quality lenses: 50 f/1.8 or 2.0 IS USM

I'd take both :)
+1 on the wide zoom @ 2.8 that is really needed!!!

Canon General / Re: Any special "hints" for shopping?
« on: November 14, 2013, 11:59:13 PM »
I can only add to what has been said. Going into B&H without a fairly clear view of what you need, can drive you in two directions. One is the overwhelmed direction, in which you, because of the unbelievable vastness of their offering, end up not able to decide on anything. The other is the shoppaholic direction, where you meet this very motivating sales person and end up with loads of expensive stuff you actually don't need.

If you have doubts on what to get, make sure you give yourself the time it takes to examine and try out the goods. This is not always easy, with an impatient sales person on the other side of the counter.

But the best advice is probably what Edward gave. If you don't go to NYC very often, enjoy the city and all it has to offer, and order the equipment by mail order.

Enjoy your trip.
+1  :)

Canon General / Re: Any special "hints" for shopping?
« on: November 14, 2013, 11:57:19 PM »
As a poacher turned gamekeeper the advice I would offer is:

'professionals like yourself', 'thats for the beginners' or 'folk who know what they are doing'..

are all affirmative, glib ways of charming you into upbuying or buying the most expensive filters, or the warranty.

Be wise.  Sales guys admire nothing more than the colour of your money and they use every trick in the book to see it.

Decide what you might realistically pay for something you realistically want.  Buy nothing else, spend nothing more.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Everyone Needs a Pancake
« on: November 14, 2013, 05:18:07 PM »
What??? Why is it posting EF-M 22mm lens?

Awesome  :)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Appeal of Nikon Df
« on: November 07, 2013, 10:51:26 AM »
I like the concept of the camera. No video, only stills. I have not ever used the video mode on my camera. Actually, it would be nice if Canon could have used that space for more still photography features. Thats why I bought the camera in the first place.
+1  :)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Off Brand: Nikon Announces the Df
« on: November 05, 2013, 07:49:59 PM »
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<p><strong>Yes, this is a Canon site<br />

</strong>I realize this is a Canon site. However, every so often a camera announcement from another brand is important. This is one of those announcements. Nikon has introduced a small full frame photographers camera. Everything about it is for the photographer, there isn’t even a video feature.</p>
<p>I get a lot of questions from photographers asking why Canon seems to care more about the videographer than the photographer now. I have no good answers, just a hope that Canon will introduce some serious gear just for photographers.</p>

MELVILLE, NY (November 4, 2013) The new Nikon Df is a modern classic designed for those who have felt a connection to their camera, who revel in the idea of going out to photograph an unfamiliar location, and who know the effort and ultimate satisfaction that is part of getting the shot. Announced today, the Nikon Df is a unique, advanced-level D-SLR that harmonizes Nikon heritage and modern performance in a lightweight and very capable FX-format camera. The new Df pays homage to the enduring style and controls of Nikon’s distinguished “F” series of 35mm film cameras, yet features technology similar to Nikon’s professional flagship D4 D-SLR. Released alongside the similarly styled AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition lens, Nikon’s newest FX-format D-SLR presents a versatile and reliable option to help passionate photographers truly achieve their creative vision.</p>
<p>“Nikon cameras have played an important role in documenting world history for the better part of 50 years, and have earned their position as a reliable tool that pros and enthusiasts can count on. The Nikon Df represents much more than a storied legacy of cameras; it’s more about giving the user a chance to truly enjoy the experience of taking amazing images,” said Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “The design is unwavering, and the features are the latest in Nikon imaging technology. The Df brings together the best of yesterday and today for advanced full frame photographers.”</p>
<p><strong>Nikon Df DSLR Body: <a href=\"http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1013090-REG/nikon_1525_df_dslr_camera_black.html/BI/2466/KBID/3296\" target=\"_blank\">Black</a> | <a href=\"http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1013089-REG/nikon_1526_df_dslr_camera_silver.htmlBI2466/KBID/3296\" target=\"_blank\">Silver</a> | Nikon Df DSLR w/50 f/1.8: <a href=\"http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1013094-REG/nikon_1527_df_dslr_camera_with.html/BI/2466/KBID/3296\" target=\"_blank\">Black</a> | <a href=\"http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1013093-REG/nikon_1528_df_dslr_camera_with.html/BI/2466/KBID/3296\" target=\"_blank\">Silver</a></strong></p>
<p><strong>Nikon 50 f/1.8G Lens: <a href=\"http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1013096-REG/nikon_2214_af_s_nikkor_50mm_f_1_8g.html/BI/2466/KBID/3296\" target=\"_blank\">Black</a></strong></p>
<p><strong>A Classically Styled, Thoroughly Modern Masterpiece</strong></p>
<p>From a robust feel, to mechanical dials and finely detailed craftsmanship, the Df embodies the very best of Nikon’s photographic legacy. The classically styled camera recalls design cues such as a recognizable pentaprism and top cover, which is now constructed of durable, lightweight magnesium alloy. The top of the camera features elegant yet sophisticated mechanical controls for settings, letting users feel the tactile reassurance of adjustments, such as a familiar click stop for shutter speed adjustment. Additional dedicated dials also control ISO, exposure compensation, release mode and exposure mode, while modern controls are also easily accessible. The intuitive control layout allows for quick and confident setting adjustment, yet retains a solid operational experience that “feels like a Nikon camera.”</p>
<p>The Df has been designed with an emphasis on familiar intricate details made famous from previous generations, including the leather-textured top and grip, along with the body mounted shutter button with a threaded release port. The design also recalls the slenderness of the previous generation’s cameras, making this the smallest and lightest FX-format camera in Nikon’s lineup.</p>
<p>It isn’t all about good looks though, as this enduring design is coupled with legendary performance to create a very capable and extremely appealing FX-format offering for professionals and enthusiasts. The 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor of the Df is inherited from Nikon’s professional flagship D-SLR, the D4. The large 36 x 23.9mm CMOS sensor is praised for its ability to produce amazing image quality in a wide variety of lighting conditions. Whether shooting landscapes, wildlife or weddings, the frames captured with the Df exhibit amazing clarity, accurate color and a broad dynamic range. In addition, Nikon’s exclusive EXPEED 3 image processing engine helps propel image quality, yielding images with a natural color and depth, all while enhancing subtle and nuanced tones.</p>
<p>Additionally, like the professional Nikon D4, the Df performs well in a wide variety of challenging lighting conditions with an exceptionally wide ISO range from 100 to 12,800, expandable to a staggering ISO 204,800. The combination of low noise and wide range make this an appealing camera to take on the challenges faced by photojournalists and event photographers, as well as those who enjoy the pursuit of extracting otherwise impossible images using natural light.</p>
<p><strong>A Feature Set for Passionate Photographers</strong></p>
<p>The Nikon Df is engineered to enhance the experience of taking photos and represents a culmination of decades of experience and feedback from photographers in the field, the studio and the sidelines. From its proven AF system to modern connectivity and legacy lens compatibility, the Df contains the century’s best photographic features for an enjoyable all-day shooting experience.</p>
<p>AF System: The convenience and precision of Nikon’s 39-point AF system is proof-positive of the benefits of modern technology. With 39 selectable AF points throughout the frame for precise focus, the Df also features nine cross-type sensors, and seven AF points capable of working down to f/8. Users can also choose from a variety of AF area modes to match their shooting style: 9-point, 21-point, 39-point, 39-point with 3D Tracking and Auto Area AF.</p>
<p>Get the shot with 2016-Pixel 3D Matrix Metering and Scene Recognition System: This Nikon system analyzes each shooting scenario and determines proper camera settings, resulting in even exposures, accurate white balance and precise AF. To capture action sports, wildlife and other fast moving subjects, the Df has a continuous burst shooting rate of up to 5.5 frames-per-second (fps).</p>
<p>Compose with a 3.2-inch LCD Display and Glass Pentaprism Viewfinder: Users can easily compose through the high-resolution LCD screen or the bright optical viewfinder. The LCD screen has 921K-dot resolution, making it easy for users to adjust additional settings, review images or compose using Live View. Using the glass optical viewfinder, users will enjoy 100 percent accuracy and a bright field of view. What’s more, the shooting data presented through the viewfinder has also been updated and digitized.</p>
<p>Connect and Share Instantly: Another modern touch allows users to connect and share their images instantly using the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter1. By connecting to a mobile device, users can download and share images or remotely fire the camera.</p>
<p>Features for Creativity: Photographing dramatic monochrome or vivid landscapes is easier with Nikon’s Picture Controls, which allow for the customization of color, saturation and tone. The Df also features built-in High Dynamic Range (HDR) to combine multiple shots with enhanced tonal range, and two to five-frame auto-bracketing. For maximum control, images can also be captured in JPEG, TIFF or RAW file formats.</p>
<p>Support for a Storied NIKKOR Legacy: In addition to being compatible with all current AF, AF-S, DX and AF-D NIKKOR lenses, the Df is also compatible with classic Ai and non-Ai NIKKOR glass. Thanks to a new metering coupling lever located on the bayonet, the user has the ability to once again enjoy their lens collections with renewed functionality. Full-aperture metering is also supported.</p>
<p>Accessory System Support: The Df is compatible with Nikon’s Creative Lighting System (CLS), letting users take advantage of i-TTL exposure or fire multiple units remotely using a Speedlight commander. To remotely trigger the shutter, the camera also supports the new WR remote system, as well as the threaded AR-3 cable release, which screws in to the shutter button in the traditional style.</p>
<p>A Classic FX-Format Special Edition NIKKOR Prime</p>
<p>The new AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition lens is the result of classic NIKKOR styling combined with today’s optics to create the ideal focal length companion lens for the Df. The design honors original NIKKOR Ai lenses, with colors, texture, and an aluminum mounting ring that is mated to the style of the Df. This lens is ideal for everyday portraiture, landscapes and casual photography, but offers a wide aperture and seven-blade diaphragm for natural image blur and a dramatic depth of field. Despite the timeless design, the 50mm f/1.8G is created with modern AF-S design benefits to give photographers rapid response, quiet operation and excellent sharpness and clarity throughout the frame.</p>
<p><strong>Price and Availability<br />

</strong>The Nikon Df will be available in late November 2013, invoking classic Nikon silver and black color schemes. The suggested retail price (SRP) of the Df (body only) will be $2,749.95*, while the Df and 50mm f/1.8 Special Edition lens kit will have a SRP of $2,999.95*. The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G lens will be sold separately for a SRP of $279.95*. For an additional flair of nostalgic style, Nikon is also offering black or brown leather carrying cases, the CF-DC6B and CF-DC6S (pricing and availability to be announced).</p>
<p><strong>Nikon Df DSLR Body: <a href=\"http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1013090-REG/nikon_1525_df_dslr_camera_black.html/BI/2466/KBID/3296\" target=\"_blank\">Black</a> | <a href=\"http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1013089-REG/nikon_1526_df_dslr_camera_silver.htmlBI2466/KBID/3296\" target=\"_blank\">Silver</a> | Nikon Df DSLR w/50 f/1.8: <a href=\"http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1013094-REG/nikon_1527_df_dslr_camera_with.html/BI/2466/KBID/3296\" target=\"_blank\">Black</a> | <a href=\"http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1013093-REG/nikon_1528_df_dslr_camera_with.html/BI/2466/KBID/3296\" target=\"_blank\">Silver</a> | Nikon 50 f/1.8G Lens: <a href=\"http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1013096-REG/nikon_2214_af_s_nikkor_50mm_f_1_8g.html/BI/2466/KBID/3296\" target=\"_blank\">Black</a></strong></p>
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Yep that would be kinda nice to just have a camera for stills only...we'll see  ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1 Announcement Q2 2014? [CR1]
« on: November 02, 2013, 09:53:08 AM »
I love the idea of the 1Dx's price dropping :) It's about time!
+1  :) I'm all for that too!!! We'll see I guess....

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