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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II for $2047
« on: September 10, 2013, 09:29:54 AM »
Why promote a "deal" like this from a questionable eBay reseller, when most reputable retailers routinely sell it for less?  Very strange...

Most reputable retailers are selling it for $2300 right now, and ~10% off seems to be a reasonable 'deal'.

Let me guess... you actually work for "BigValueInc."?

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Can this 7D package be worth over $9500?
« on: September 10, 2013, 09:27:42 AM »
Well, the same seller has the same kit listed twice for $1.2k or so, and then for $9.5k. Somebody is not getting it, indeed.

All it takes is one sucker, and the seller hits the jackpot... but the actual value of that package is less than the eBay seller fees on the $9500 asking price.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: If you plan to upgrade your camera, read
« on: September 08, 2013, 10:51:12 AM »
I can't believe how many people have responded to this silly troll post...  ::)

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II for $2047
« on: September 07, 2013, 10:42:47 AM »
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<p><strong>via eBay<br />

</strong>BigValueInc (98.2% positive rating) is selling the <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">EF 24-70 f/2.8L II for $2047</a> (reg. $2299). Quantities are limited.</p>
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<p><strong>*Note:</strong> If you’re worried about BVI and things such as warranty, please purchase the item from authorized dealers such as <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">B&H Photo</a> or <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Amazon</a>. If you don’t mind less or slower support to save some money, then this sale is for you.</p>
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Why promote a "deal" like this from a questionable eBay reseller, when most reputable retailers routinely sell it for less?  Very strange...


The problem with the custom made adaptor is that the holder limits the maximum swing that this lens can offer...which defeats the whole reason we want to use it! If there's not enough swing or shift then I'd rather use a 16-35IIL and post prod the convergence.

The other issue with this adaptor is the size of filters used. 85mm or 100mm filters are too small for this lens, which is why the Wondapanner system uses gigantic 140mm filters....which is nearly the same size as a 400mm f2.8's front element!

The custom-made Lee adapter doesn't limit swing at all.  It does limit shift to about 8-9mm on the short axis, and about 6mm on the long axis.  The adapter without the filter holder attached also helps reduce flare.

Lenses / Re: EF 24-35mm f/2.8L pure wide angle zoom
« on: August 24, 2013, 09:44:09 AM »

Unless we expect the competitor to make the first move, like the 14-24/2.8.

The 14-24 f2.8 can't be any good because it spans more than two focal lengths...

Lenses / Re: Need Help with a 24-70 lens
« on: August 17, 2013, 11:08:50 AM »
I've had a few copies of the 24-70 f2.8L over the years, and all have been great; the only thing better is the 24-70 f2.8L II and it's really outstanding.

Lenses / Re: Should I get a clear filter for my lens?
« on: August 15, 2013, 11:49:37 AM »
$105.50 is really expensive
do i really really need?

what's wrong with a super cheap one?

- You should buy the expensive one to protect your expensive lens.

- You should also buy a less expensive clear filter to protect your expensive clear filter.

- You should also buy the cheap clear filter to protect your other clear filters.

- Don't forget to remove ALL of the clear filters before taking a picture, because they WILL degrade the quality of your images.

Or, you can just use a lens hood to protect your lens properly, and it will actually improve your images, instead of making them softer like a filter does.

The noobs always buy the protective filters because the salesman in the camera store, who makes more profit from a filter than he does from a camera or lens, convinces them they need one... and then laughs his a$$ off when they leave the store.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Those of you clamouring for GPS info
« on: August 14, 2013, 01:49:45 PM »
I'm surprised people are just figuring this out now... this has been going on for years now.

Canon General / Re: More Medium Format Talk [CR1]
« on: August 13, 2013, 05:05:00 PM »
It would be really great if Canon could purchase the tooling, etc., from Kyocera (or whoever it now belongs to) and revive the Contax 645 line...

Mirrorless doesn't always mean interchangeable lenses.

It does to most people, certainly in this context.

"Mirrorless" was a description coined for interchangeable-lens digital cameras that used an electronic viewfinder instead of a traditional reflex-type viewfinder. 

If not, then we've had "mirrorless" cameras since Fox-Talbot...


Whenever i edit photos i immediately notice it even if the sharpness setting is set to 1 and quickly change it to zero.

If your intent is to make soft, blurry photos, then you are on the right track.   :)

Lighting / Re: Short comings of TTL flash, why the need for E-TTL
« on: August 09, 2013, 01:33:52 PM »
Yep, Marsu nailed it. 

Nope... not even close.   :)

When TTL flash metering was developed, back in the film days (also known as "the good old days"...) the meter read the amount of light being reflected off the film surface during the exposure, to determine when enough light had reached the film to provide the "correct" exposure.

When digital cameras were introduced, it was discovered that the surface of the imaging sensor was too reflective compared to film, rendering TTL flash metering unreliable.  E-TTL was the workaround developed by Canon (and similar solutions were developed by other companies) to reliably (or at least, more consistently) determine flash metering from a suitable reference surface (usually the front of the shutter curtain) before exposure.

Software & Accessories / Re: Lee Big Stopper Discontinued?
« on: August 05, 2013, 09:04:21 AM »
The Lee ND grads seemed to have a magenta cast on mine (it got progressively worse in the darker densities). Their ND filters are a very poor quality gel and seemed far from neutral too.

I've never seen this with any of my Lee (or Singh-Ray grads or ND filters, and I've been using their filter system for 15 years now.  Maybe you're just having some WB issues with your camera?

Technical Support / Re: Tripod and Tripod Head Question
« on: August 04, 2013, 11:34:06 AM »
Dear Friends
I love the Ballhead design/ made in USA = Really Right Stuff----Great Product in the World, But High Cost
The Size of Ballhead are depend on the Type and the Lens that you will use ( How many Pounds of total Weight).

You can get an Arca-Swiss Z1 for less money than the RRS BH-55 ball head costs;  the Z1 is lighter and it can handle significantly more weight than the RRS BH-55.

I used the BH-55 for several years until I tried a Z1 DP, and there's really no comparison.

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