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Pricewatch Deals / Re: The 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III Get Cheaper
« on: October 29, 2012, 07:17:33 AM »
So, buying cameras as an investment... how is that working out for all of those that bought the 5D3 already?

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Canon General / Re: How to work around Canon shipping restrictions at B&H
« on: October 20, 2012, 05:18:24 AM »
Today, equipment bought in Europe are covered by the warranty here, but not the US bought items. Hence, the risk has gotten higher, since you now have to ship the equipment to the U.S. if anything goes astray.

So if I live in Norway, take my camera with me to Los Angeles for a four week holiday and have an issue with it early on in the trip, I can't have it repaired under warranty at Canon service center in Irvine, California? (Irvine is part of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.) If so then that sucks. Rinse and repeat if I change the country in which I live within the warranty period of newly purchased Canon equipment.

Not sure if it goes that way. If you bought it in Norway, I am not sure what kind of warranty you would be covered under during your holiday. It is rather that for equipment bought in the US taken back to Norway that are not covered in Europe anymore (a thing they implemented two years ago to stop people from buying in the US).


So if I live in California, take my camera with me to Europe for a four week holiday and have an issue with it early on in the trip, I can't have it repaired under warranty at Canon service center Europe?

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Canon General / Re: How to work around Canon shipping restrictions at B&H
« on: October 20, 2012, 12:09:08 AM »
Part of the situation is the country of issue for the credit card.  I would not give that to a 3rd party.  Don't know if B&H will accept Canadian Credit cards.

I would imagine if you showed up in NYC with your credit card they would take it.  But the billing address compared to the shipping address might be a problem.

I errr, have a friend, who has often bought with a Canadian credit card that has a Canadian billing address and shipped to another friend in Boston. My, errr, friend never had a problem - at least in the past.

Yes, many credit card companies allow you to specify a shipping address that is different to the billing address as part of your account.

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Canon General / Re: How to work around Canon shipping restrictions at B&H
« on: October 20, 2012, 12:06:02 AM »
Today, equipment bought in Europe are covered by the warranty here, but not the US bought items. Hence, the risk has gotten higher, since you now have to ship the equipment to the U.S. if anything goes astray.

So if I live in Norway, take my camera with me to Los Angeles for a four week holiday and have an issue with it early on in the trip, I can't have it repaired under warranty at Canon service center in Irvine, California? (Irvine is part of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.) If so then that sucks. Rinse and repeat if I change the country in which I live within the warranty period of newly purchased Canon equipment.

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Canon General / Re: How to work around Canon shipping restrictions at B&H
« on: October 20, 2012, 12:02:01 AM »
But the billing address compared to the shipping address might be a problem.

There are two answers to this problem.

The first is that some of the same companies that are doing the forwarding of parcels from US addresses to foreign addresses are also providing credit cards or credit card numbers to be used for online purchases.

The second is that if you call up your credit card company and tell them in advance that you are having something shipped to a specific address, there will not be a problem. I've had goods shipped to me whilst I've stayed at a hotel using an online store and that was possible because I contacted the credit card company (American Express) in advance and told them to approve the sale.

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Canon General / Does Minimum Advertised Price apply to auctions?
« on: October 19, 2012, 07:20:01 PM »
I can't help but feel Canon's move here is in response to both Beach and Adorama selling a lot of 5D Mark III's for a substantially less price than they normally do. This would quite likely led to lots of calls from Canadian (r)etailers bitching about how they are being undersold and can't do a thing about it.

It could also be that Canon (USA) is planning to reduce the cost of certain items to further selling more of them but this seems unlikely.

Be that as it may, I can't help but wonder if "MAP" applies to auction websites such as eBay and if it doesn't then there's a backdoor here that is still wide open.

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Landscape / Re: Glencoe
« on: October 19, 2012, 07:11:01 PM »
The first picture looks wrong. Too much HDR? Too much bringing up shadows?

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Canon General / Re: How to work around Canon shipping restrictions at B&H
« on: October 19, 2012, 05:39:53 PM »
For example, www.myus.com and others. Whilst they aren't free, the amount you save vs their cost makes them very worth their while. For Canadians, it might be simpler as they often have friends south of the border...

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Canon General / How to work around Canon shipping restrictions at B&H
« on: October 19, 2012, 05:39:31 PM »
There are already workarounds in place for other countries that companies in America won't ship to and they're called forwarding addresses..

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Site Information / Re: "Awaiting approval"???
« on: October 19, 2012, 05:18:06 PM »
The content of that URL is:

There are already workarounds in place for other countries that companies in America won't ship to and they're called forwarding addresses. For example, www.myus.com and others. Whilst they aren't free, the amount you save vs their cost makes them very worth their while. For Canadians, it might be simpler as they often have friends south of the border...

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Site Information / "Awaiting approval"???
« on: October 19, 2012, 03:55:37 PM »
I don't think I've seen that on new threads before, is this something new? How/why?

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I don't care about Amazon reviews.

This website has said it will do lens reviews.

In having said that, it needs to produce lens reviews.

And what better time to announce a lens review than when it becomes available at lens rentals?

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How about a new rule:

If Lens Renteals wants to announce the availability of a new lens on canonrumors, they must provide a review to go with it.

And a review is something more than their little story about receiving it.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores
« on: October 11, 2012, 08:31:20 AM »
So why didn't Canon put the 18MP 1DX sensor in the 5D3?

First, it may not have been ready in time.

Second, just how well would a 5D3 with 3MP fewer than the 5D2 have sold? Lots of people like to talk about how MP isn't important but I suspect that those people are not the majority of 5D2 owners.

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