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Perhaps the title of this thread should be corrected to read "B&H Discontinues Lee 105mm Polarizer" as this and other Lee products are still available everywhere else.

Software & Accessories / Re: Lee Big Stopper Discontinued?
« on: July 29, 2013, 11:38:57 AM »
I've had much better luck in the past ordering Lee products from Robert White in the UK (http://www.robertwhite.co.uk/shop-by-brand/lee-filters/filters.html?dir=desc&order=price) although the prices fluctuate quite a bit with the currency exchange rates.

Software & Accessories / Re: Examples why you should shoot in RAW.
« on: July 29, 2013, 11:33:46 AM »
Another reason to always shoot RAW is that the conversion software keeps improving over time.  I'm always amazed when I go back and re-process old files and see how much better they look with the latest version of LR.

Getting the right exposure will help a lot... the 5D Mark III shouldn't be this bad at ISO 2500.

Lenses / Re: Lens mounts seals
« on: July 27, 2013, 07:59:14 PM »

There was that guy who started a kickstarter for an external rear gasket that you could slap onto a partially sealed lens like the 100-400 to ensure better sealing, but that has since ended (he got his funds), and I have no clue where you'd actually go about buying one.

The more I read stories like this, the more I think it should be called "fraudstarter"...

Lenses / Re: 200-400 Availability
« on: July 27, 2013, 07:57:04 PM »
It might be 6 months before they are in stock, so waiting a few weeks for a pre-order is the best way.  Rentals are available.

Given the price tag, I suspect this lens will be a "special order only" item for a lot of stores...

EOS Bodies / Re: An Update on the 75+mp Camera in the Wild
« on: July 27, 2013, 07:53:53 PM »
More pixels would be nice, but more dynamic range would be much more appreciated.  I just hope if they do have something good in the works, they at least announce it before my CPS membership expires...

EOS Bodies / Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« on: July 27, 2013, 07:51:15 PM »
If you're right, this is surely the first sighting of a "noob" using a $10,000 lens.

I doubt it... the price tag on the gear has little to do with an owner's level of expertise (or common sense), I'm afraid.

Granted, I too would have expected the 6D to hold up better than that.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Lomography Petzval Portrait Lens
« on: July 26, 2013, 10:03:23 AM »
More proof that there really is a sucker born every minute...  LOL

Everyone seems to claim that Canon merged the 1D and 1Ds lines into the 1DX and killed the 1Ds line..

In all official stuff i've seen Canon has said that the 1DX is a combination of the speed of the 1D and full frame of the 1Ds.. hence the current 1D and 1Ds lines "merged". That does not mean that because the 1DX combines those good things from 1D IV & 1Ds III that there will not be a 1DXs.. (or whatever it is called)

I just wanted to make this clear.

I'm glad someone higher up in the Canon organization has finally stepped forward and cleared this up.  Are you a senior VP or something?

Canada / Re: Camera calibration/checkover
« on: July 17, 2013, 09:27:54 AM »
If you truthfully cannot be without the camera for any length of time, you should join the Canon Canada CPS program.

My turnaround time for repairs is never more than 48 hours, and that includes the shipping time both ways from Alberta to Ontario and back.

Technical Support / Re: GP-E1 GPS receiver
« on: July 17, 2013, 09:22:50 AM »
Firmware 1.2.4 seems to have fixed the problem - it now remembers my original settings after a power off

Good to hear. 

It's a very handy device - I wish Nikon would have copied this design; their GP-1 sucks.

Technical Support / Re: Light leak on 1Ds mk3 :(
« on: July 17, 2013, 09:10:24 AM »
That is not a light leak.  That is uneven exposure caused by shutter failure.


Lenses / Re: 17-40 Replacement
« on: July 15, 2013, 03:04:45 PM »
And what about the Zeiss, anyone who have experience with this lens?

The Zeiss 21mm f2.8 is a superb lens - equal to or better than the Canon 24mm f3.5L II TS-E in most respects, except the Zeiss has a little bit of distortion.

EOS Bodies / Re: Stay with Canon?
« on: July 10, 2013, 02:49:22 PM »
Let's make it really interesting... rent the following gear:

a Nikon D800E and AFS 14-24mm f2.8G zoom;
a Canon 5D Mark III and... oh, rats - Canon doesn't have anything to compete with this - why bother.  :-X

Or how about:

a Canon 5DIII and TS-E 17mm f/4L;
a Nikon D800E and...

... 14-24 f2.8

The D800E has enough extra resolution you could correct your perspective in PhotoShop and still have detail to spare over the Canon...

a Canon 5DIII and MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro;
a Nikon D800E and...

...  a 20mm f2.8 on a PB-6 bellows - but then that gives you a much wider range of magnifications than you can get with Canon...

a Canon 5DIII and handholdable 600mm f/4L IS II;
a Nikon D800E and...

... any Nikon supertelephoto - unless you're really a wimp; plus, you can use a shorter lens and crop the image and still have more detail than you can capture with the Canon.

a Canon 5DIII and an f/1.2 prime lens;
a Nikon D800E and...

There are a couple of Nikon 50mm f1.2 MF primes that are usable at f/1.2 (no focus shift...) - I can't think of any in the Canon system (unless you're using a Nikon lens on an EF-mount adapter?)

we could do this all day   ::)

I'm sure we could, but it still wouldn't change the facts... ::)

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