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Messages - Bob Howland

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Lenses / Re: missing 200-400 and 100-400 announcements?
« on: September 17, 2012, 08:41:59 AM »
The 200-400 is particularly surprising, since there apparently were several (dozen?) at the Olympics. Unlike a couple other posters, I prefer to know what is coming in the future, since it allows me to better plan my equipment expenditures.

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I'm not sure the Adorama Ebay offer is legitimate

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it is as legitimate as it can get other than a hand deliver by Haruo Murase with personal instruction by Masami Kawasaki.

Who are they?

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For those whose paid full price on 5D III, how do you feel about the 5D III price drop at Adorama Ebay store?

Dylan

I'm not sure the Adorama Ebay offer is legitimate. Adorama has a perfectly good website. The current price there is $3949. Why would Adorama create an alternate sales channel with a much lower price? I doubt that selling via Ebay lowers Adorama costs to that extent and I certainly don't think that Canon is cutting their price to Adorama when selling via Ebay.

As for how I feel, when I ordered the camera this past Spring, I asked myself how I would feel if it cost $3000 in December. I decided I could live with it.

Update: Correction, $3459

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon PowerShot G15
« on: September 13, 2012, 09:45:21 PM »
What's the CR level: 1, 2 or 3? Also, does anybody have any (good) idea when Canon is going to announce something?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is a 46mp Canon EOS-1 on the Way? [CR1]
« on: September 12, 2012, 11:26:07 AM »
I just did a quick tally too, amongst the photogs I know 3 use Nikon, the rest, a bunch of 15 I guess use Canon. None have switched to nikon and the commercial/advertising photogs I know shoot mainly DMF. So yeah, so much for on the fly statistics.

What is "DMF", digital medium format?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D to 5D III upgrade..worth it?
« on: September 11, 2012, 07:43:51 PM »
Everyones reply is great, thanks to all.This is some great info.  May have to sell the 7D to fund the 5D III, however it would be a nice backup and good to keep around for the reach. Have to save the pennies!

My 2 cents: I wouldn't keep 7d around if budget is an issue. Sell it now and buy 100-400 whenever you ready for extra reach. I would rather to have more lenses than body, plus body seems to loose value faster than lens.

That's interesting. I own and use both the 7D and 5D3 and the 7D is used most frequently with the 100-400 on a monopod. It all depends on how much reach is required. But, yes, bodies seem to lose values faster than lenses.

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Lenses / Re: Roger at LensRentals impression of 24-70 II
« on: September 11, 2012, 03:15:41 PM »
I guess I'll have to reconsider upgrading my version 1.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is a 46mp Canon EOS-1 on the Way? [CR1]
« on: September 10, 2012, 12:06:29 PM »
Is this a new sensor, or just a higher MP variant of their existing technology? Personally I'd like to see Canon put their R/D into DR and not MP.

So would I. The irony of my postings is that I'm not particularly interested in 46MP. I have a 5D3 (and a 7D) which is giving me excellent images. I'm set for a couple years.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is a 46mp Canon EOS-1 on the Way? [CR1]
« on: September 10, 2012, 11:32:31 AM »
In my opinion, if Canon does not launch an cheaper model around 2500-3000€ with 35+MP, they will loose a lot of photographers.

Are they 'losing a lot of photographers' to the D800 now?   ::)

Yes

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Can you please post a link to the sales figures/reports/ranking that back up that claim?

Why? You post sales figures that they're not. That is the clear implication of your question.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is a 46mp Canon EOS-1 on the Way? [CR1]
« on: September 10, 2012, 10:07:15 AM »
In my opinion, if Canon does not launch an cheaper model around 2500-3000€ with 35+MP, they will loose a lot of photographers.

Are they 'losing a lot of photographers' to the D800 now?   ::)

Yes

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is a 46mp Canon EOS-1 on the Way? [CR1]
« on: September 10, 2012, 10:06:17 AM »
If it's in the 1-series, it will probably be twice the price of the D800, right? That's not really a direct competitor. I wonder when/if they'll release a comperable camera. A 5D3 with 46mp.

Soon, if they're smart, and charge $4500 for it. How many landscape and studio photographers need the ruggedness of a 1Dx body, especially if the alternative is buying two cameras with the same sensor but in a 5D3 body, for the same or lower total cost?

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Technical Support / Re: BG-E11 question
« on: September 09, 2012, 11:31:43 AM »
Mine works, so I guess the answer is yes.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Is anybody else drooling over the new Fuji X-E1?
« on: September 07, 2012, 09:32:24 AM »
That is the style camera that Canon should introduce for their M system, together with some very high quality but small and fast zoom and prime lenses.

Also, is it my imagination or does the M-system lens mount have one more pin than the EF lens mount, perhaps for controlling lens zoom from the body?

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Photokina Chatter [CR1]
« on: September 07, 2012, 09:27:03 AM »
I'm most interested in the S100 replacement. Oh yes, and the 200-400, which isn't mentioned.

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Lenses / Re: The First Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Review
« on: September 07, 2012, 09:23:13 AM »
Pretty decent review, mostly because it agreed with my opinion. I own version 1 and didn't/don't intend to upgrade.

Off topic, but in the first part of the video, with the two lenses side-by-side, he really should have set is exposure to manual so that it didn't keep changing as his hands went in and out of the frame.

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