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$1,799 in both the US and Canada. With the CDN dollar so much lower.... all you US guys, buy from Camera Canada!

Software & Accessories / Re: Western Digital My PassPort Wireless
« on: September 11, 2014, 12:52:08 AM »
Dont you still need a computer to initiate the transfer? If so why not a wired drive connected to the computer?

I had a quick look at the manual and this device in particular can be set to automatically copy or move everything off of an SD card once it is inserted; the device can be managed by a PC or Mac or wireless device via wifi.  It appears to be useable as a simple USB external drive, or the USB port can be disabled.  I don't know if a CF card adapter may be connected, but if I can get my hands on one of these drives I'll try it.

What is saves for me is the requirement to hump a laptop all the way across Europe.  I plan to take my phone and probably my tablet, and with this device I can copy everything from the card and then mail the card home for the sake of diverse storage.  It also charges via USB, so ideally I'll only have one wart for those three devices and one Canon charger.


If it can auto download off of a cf reader through usb without a computer then its gold.

I am looking into the options as well. For me i think i might try two types. First something that is easily transportable and another that is more robust. I just ordered a fotosharp pro white cover. Advantage is that you can flash through it and it is very portable. Disadvantage is it does not breathe. I might add a lenscoat raincoat standard. I think more robust, breatheable, and no special eye piece. But no flash protection. I dont think i will be in places that require more protection. For that consider thinktank or aquatech. But more expensive and not as portable and they need a special eye piece.

Software & Accessories / Re: Western Digital My PassPort Wireless
« on: September 11, 2014, 12:22:43 AM »
Dont you still need a computer to initiate the transfer? If so why not a wired drive connected to the computer?

Canon General / Re: Another Northrup - Canon vs. Nikon
« on: September 03, 2014, 03:05:34 PM »
Never watched Tony before so I couldnt resist........

The Nikon bodies are better than Canon, except I cant switch. I wish I could, but I can't.... I really wish Nikon had better lenses, more variety of lenses, better flashes, cheaper 50mm base lens, more third party accessories than Canon. But they dont...... I really like Nikon bodies, they are the best. Buy Nikon.


2, comparing 5D III with D800E. One with AA Filter one without and then using DxO sharpness comparison for the 24-70mm. Of course Canon loses this DxO race, but if he used the D800 (with AA filter), then Canon would win (at least according to DxO).

3, recommending D800E (with no AA filter) as a travel/casual lens.

4, Saying Sigma/Tamron are equivalent on both bodies when in fact he did not take into account AF issues compared to native lenses.

5, "flashes... not as big a difference between them..... but there is one big difference" ??? (what is it, big or not big). Then mentions that Canon has better third party flashes than Nikon, and then mentions Canon RT. Isnt that two "big" differences?

6, recommending Unlimited budget wildlife photographers to go Nikon D810 over any other Canon (really, 1Dx and the big white lens line up are no good)


Lenses / Re: A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]
« on: August 23, 2014, 03:17:47 PM »
40mm pancake is great for IR stuff due i would think to non complex elements
. Hoping for an EF 24mm pancake to match

Software & Accessories / Re: Think Tank Urban Disguise 70 v2.0
« on: August 13, 2014, 02:50:52 PM »
I have the bag and I have had a gripped 5DII and 5DIII in it. Its a tight fit. If you have L plates and/or straps its a very tight fit. You may find that this is more of a transportation to and from solution rather than a walkaround carry and use solution. The problem is that the zipper goes down the middle in a straight line instead of a wrap around zipper that opens the top fully. Its ocnceivable that you can use it as a walkaround carry and use but it isnt that convenient. I think you would be better off in that case with double shoulder straps or spiderholster.

Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS
« on: June 30, 2014, 11:55:34 AM »
On my ipad the 16-35 corners looked better than the zeiss 15mm

Technical Support / Re: OMG Cookie Hell on Canon Rumors
« on: June 12, 2014, 05:10:04 PM »
I apologize to CanonRumors . In fact it turns out you are reasonable. I have tracked some other sites and the last one I visited has 91 cookies. I give up. The internet is polluted beyond hope.

Technical Support / Re: OMG Cookie Hell on Canon Rumors
« on: June 12, 2014, 04:58:09 PM »
Naïve... Not really. That's why I wanted to see what third party cookies were up to.

BTW, Fredmiranda only had 2 cookies and POTN and zero cookies that I encountered.

BTW, the default Chrome and Firefox even if you invoke private browsing still have cookies enabled by default. Try to find Chromes setting to disable cookies. Its buried.

Maybe this is just a rant. But I think this is getting out of hand. It would be much more transparent if there was positive opt in not negative opt out. BY DEFAULT.

Oh and BTW, add 2 more cookies here for serving-sys and another cookie for bs.serving-sys. That's 27 cookies by my count.....

Technical Support / Re: OMG Cookie Hell on Canon Rumors
« on: June 12, 2014, 04:25:31 PM »
Mmmmm...cookies.  I'm hungry!  Were there any chocolate macadamia nut cookies on your list?


NO! I wish!

From a typical browse:

No less than 12 Google cookies
4 adfarm.mediaplex cookies
2 dreammediasite cookies
2 dcs.adger cookies
1 adgrx cookie
1 dotomi cookie

I realize that these are for ad generation and revenue for CanonRumors. But I think this is quite invasive. I would be willing to pay an annual fee to CanonRumors to avoid this stuff. I think this only pollutes the internet and the internet experience.

What does everyone else think?

Technical Support / OMG Cookie Hell on Canon Rumors
« on: June 12, 2014, 03:58:23 PM »
So I decided to disable cookies in my browser and prompt me to when third parties want to install cookies. Just so I can see how various websites want to infiltrate my computer. Wow, CanonRumors is one of the worst. Try it sometimes. Cookies Cookies everywhere.

I am sure the GMo Glass helps with keeping the price lower. Hopefully Canon's process is up to that challenge.

Good enough for neuroanatomist good enough for me. I plan on getting one.

Lenses / Re: More Wide Angle Lens Speculation [CR1]
« on: May 06, 2014, 02:05:44 PM »
haha. My 14MM II is just fine in the corners from 5.6 onwards. In fact, I prefer it to the Rokinon 14mm which has such stretched corners that I find it unusable. Yes the Canon at 2.8 is soft, but really 5.6 is just peachy keeno. Albeit expensive.............

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