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EOS Bodies / Re: How does the reveal of the final 7D2 specs make you feel?
« on: September 12, 2014, 10:43:29 AM »
"Really is that it" would have been my response but sadly it was not on the list. "I was thinking of buying it but now I will wait" could have been another. I am disappointed with Canon, they seem to have lost their way. 

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Lenses / Re: just hit the purchase button
« on: March 13, 2014, 09:18:00 AM »
Its my go too, all around sound performer, a stellar lens. I have no problems with clicking and IS well lets just say that I have never noticed that I didn't have it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: What Happened to the Photography Industry in 2013?
« on: March 06, 2014, 10:44:33 AM »
Cell phones have already taken the young would be point and shoot photographers and as old people like me get more accustomed to cell phone photography. Point and shoot has all but gone and will be a dead market in 5 years. In my view mirrorless would have been the go too camera but for the cell phone, if I want true portability why bother with mirrorless.

The cell phone gives the majority of people what they want in a small easily portable multi-functional tool. DSLR is becoming and will ultimately become a niche market for pro's or very serious hobbyists, and companies will restructure their line up accordingly and their R&D budget. For canon that has already started with hi-end step into moving pictures.   

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Lenses / Re: what lens's to bring to Hawaii?
« on: February 25, 2014, 10:32:07 AM »
For me if I would take just one it would be the 24-70 and if I added a second I would take the 100 macro. That should cover everything you will be seeing while there

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My advice based on experience if you are looking for a big lens then buy Canon for two reasons, picture quality and residual value. I bought a 300L 2.8IS from new and had much pleasure for three years and then sold it for $400 more than I paid for it. I haven't seen that happening with with other brands.   

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Lenses / Re: Hard choice the 50 1.4 or 85 1.8
« on: February 19, 2014, 04:37:53 PM »
I have had both and kept one, the 85 which in my opinion is the far better lens.

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Lenses / Re: Where do you sell used lenses
« on: February 13, 2014, 10:35:47 AM »
I have used Amazon when I sold a Canon 300 2.8L and got a very reasonable price, satisfied and you know the costs up front. I also know people who have used Fredmiranda, but I'm always told that people only like to buy from sellers who have a good history unless you have someone who will vouch for you.

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Lenses / Re: Advice on Canon lenses
« on: February 12, 2014, 07:17:31 PM »
I have the 24-70 and 70-200 you are considering and if you can afford them then absolutely get them. I agree with Neuro that the 2x III TC is the best way to go instead of the 100-400 as their are daily rumours  that it will be replaced soon. I have the 16-35 and have and continue to enjoy it and bought it in preference to the 17-40 for the reasons others have explained. Knowing your wide range of interests a TSE may help better than the 16-35 or 17-40. I recently travelled to China with the whole kit and I can tell you it is heavy and whilst if I left anything back I may worry that I hadn't the right lens at the right time, I will on my next trip. 

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Software & Accessories / Re: Looking for a new tripod and head
« on: February 12, 2014, 07:06:48 PM »
Check out the range of Benro carbon tri-pods. I have found them very high quality and very durable and the price is still good.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Sample Images
« on: October 31, 2013, 09:49:45 PM »
Stick with the Canon

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon responds: The New & Revolutionary Canon EOS 75D !!
« on: October 24, 2013, 01:50:06 PM »
I find the so called press release both sad and unsurprising. This type of mockery happens all the time just watch car ads on TV so I am not surprised. Its sad because of the way electronics companies are acting with their annual or semi annual release of updated equipment with minimal or non-existant changes. They get away with it because of the buyers who just have to have the latest thing even if it is no different in most respects to what they already have. Recently we have had the latest round of I phones I pads, other companies will follow, they will sell well and their in lay the problem. I for one will wait for significant steps forward in the technology I need before replacing something that works perfectly well.

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Avoiding who was right and who was wrong in these circumstances, the Priest should not have made the ultimate threat to walk away from the wedding, no wonder the bride looks mortified, unforgivable

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Canon General / Re: Canon LP-E6 Product Advisory
« on: October 09, 2013, 09:53:00 PM »
I have two chargers and four batteries all canon and all bought from a reputable supplier. One of the chargers is fine and one not so I hope that this means I have a solution.

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I am surprised that this is thought of as a news piece as the Daily Mail wouldn't know news if they fell over it. This way of filming was addressed by David Attenborough a number of years back when he was asked about how some of the great shots were achieved. So Mr Editor Daily Mail, this is old news very old news.

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Technical Support / Re: Internet upload sppeds????
« on: September 14, 2013, 10:07:52 PM »
I have a new version of Verizon Fios (cable) with advertised speeds of 75mb/35mb. This was installed last week and when tested gives 84mb/43mb. Be warned if you use it wirelessly the speeds are significantly less, very significantly less. That of course depend upon location to the modem. If you are connected by wire then the speeds are as above. The cost is $54 a month (not part of any bundle).

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