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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Cannot Keep Screwing It's Customers Over
« on: January 06, 2013, 09:25:14 AM »
Some of these comparisons and smart a$$ comments about depreciation are ridiculous.  I don't think the OP should have started an entire thread dedicated to this and been so dramatic about it, but I can sympathize with his feelings on the 5D3 and 5D3 only.  You all act like the drop is completely normal but name one other piece of Canon gear that dropped that much that fast?

Of course depreciation is to be expected, but I think the 5D3's drop was different.   The price of the 5D Mark II dropped maybe $200 the first 2 YEARS it was out.  And if the 5D3 price pattern is the norm then why is the 1DX not under $5k now?  It's the same price it was at it's release.

Not to mention there was a poll before the Mark III was shipped asking about when it would drop below $3000 and the earliest answers were around Xmas and even those people got laughed at.  Nowhere did anyone say that it would drop to $2500 in 7 months or anywhere close to that.  And why would they think that it would? 

I don't think anyone here is stupid enough to believe their electronics won't ever depreciate, but most aren't complaining about the depreciation itself, just how quickly it happened.  And I think a lot of the people being pricks about it are just trying to scorn the early adopters to make themselves feel better about waiting. 

I don't care either way, I paid almost $3800 for mine and still think it's a great camera.  But if you had told me I could save $1600 if I buy a refurb in 7 months, or $800 waiting 5 months, I would have considered waiting.  But now I know for the future, lesson learned.

You got ripped off by both Canon an Uncle Sam. A little shopping around at launch or waiting a few years would have helped you save some money  ;D

Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Exists as a Working Prototype [CR2]
« on: December 21, 2012, 01:06:56 PM »
Tamrons are junk. They're good starter lenses but that's about it.

Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Exists as a Working Prototype [CR2]
« on: December 20, 2012, 04:25:28 PM »
Looking forward to get the non-IS version when it drops in price when the IS version comes out. I've been shooting for 15 years and have never had a need for IS.

Canon General / Re: Canon L Lens Deals at B&H Photo
« on: December 18, 2012, 09:43:15 AM »
Anyone know how long these deals will last?

Lenses / Re: 50 1.4 on 5d3 anyone?
« on: December 11, 2012, 01:51:03 PM »
The 50mm 1.4 is a cheap crappy lens. Invest in the 35mm 1.4 L instead.

EOS Bodies / Re: New Pro Canon body tested by Steve McCurry???
« on: November 30, 2012, 04:11:23 PM »
Weird, I thought Steve always shot with Nikon. Sign of the times?

EOS Bodies / Re: The Camera Store's Canon EOS M Hands-On Field Test
« on: November 26, 2012, 04:08:18 PM »
Yep, they loved the 5D Mark III more than the Nikon D800  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: When will we have a full frame body below $1,000?
« on: November 26, 2012, 03:36:39 PM »
If you can't afford it, don't buy it. If you really want it, save up for it.

EOS Bodies / Re: Has Canon entered the Graveyard Spiral?
« on: November 12, 2012, 12:38:47 PM »
Yay, more doom & gloom from gearheads who don't actually take photos  ::)

It is a nice picture. But why, when you are spending all that money, would you rent that lens. It does not even have IS, so in a helicopter your shot has to be lucky that you get it at the right moment. True that applies to a lot of photography. But surely he could have taken something else!

Most professional photographers rarely use IS or even turn it on.

Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: November 05, 2012, 08:33:17 AM »
To this day I have never had a use for IS or found it useful so I will not buying either one.

Software & Accessories / Re: Need great Photo editing monitor
« on: October 24, 2012, 01:37:57 PM »
Dells are junk. Avoid them at all costs.

EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
« on: October 08, 2012, 04:37:28 PM »
I've been using Canon for 12 years. I had film camera, then 20D, 5D, now 5D MK II. Now i am considering to sell my camera and all L-series lenses and switch to Nikon. Never tought it could happen to me! But what Canon is doing recently is just some kind of a joke. 6D is a big dissappoint to me, less mpx than MKII, higher price, no built in flash (I know it's funny but i wanted to use it as a family camera). Canon doesn't have breaktrough developments like in the past, this brand will become follower not leader soon (maybe it is already). The next thing they would announce: "Please customers don't buy Nikon, we will do something worse for much more money somewhen in the future. These rumors about a possibly developments are just trying to slower Nikon sellings. Won't work, Canon!

Never takes long.

Yep. Got to love people who think more megapixels will automatically make them better photographers.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D or 5D2
« on: October 03, 2012, 02:14:33 PM »
Save up for a 5D Mark III  8)

EOS Bodies / Re: More Big Megapixel Talk [CR1]
« on: September 27, 2012, 08:15:38 AM »

Why does buying Nikon gear require selling Canon gear?

Most gearheads only can afford one system at a time. They spend tens of thousands of dollars on gear only to have their state of the art cameras sitting on their coffee tables. They don't bother taking photos or learn how to shoot in manual. Then they wait eagerly on the Internet for the next uber megapixel camera with 50 extra stops of DR to come out from an opposing brand. Then they sell all their gear again and start all over again.

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