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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Cannot Keep Screwing It's Customers Over
« on: December 21, 2012, 11:23:59 AM »
Meh, This seems to only be an issue for early adopters. I got both my Mk3s for under 3000$ and one for 2499$. I couldn't feel better about being patient.   8)

Just don't be an early adopter unless absolutely necessary.

It comes to personal choice but wow lots of people on this forum use filters as protection.

Lets put this into perspective.

For the ones that have it permanently on do you guys buy the paint protection for your brand new car as well?
How about eye protection when you go out of your house. After all your eyes are more important than any L lens.

This reminds me of some old timers that would bubble wrap their TV remote control so it wouldn't get damaged.
The most infuriating thing for me is filters on the 18-55mm efs kit lens. Who here would seriously recommend for someone to use a filter on this lens?

Some other interesting reads.


If the protection provided has the same level of protection as the filters I use, I wouldn't mind a clear, in discernible force field around my car.  ;D

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: UPGRADING 7D to FF Please help!!!
« on: December 20, 2012, 09:56:56 AM »
If you love the 7D, you'll hate the 5D2 or the 6D. Save the cash and get the mk3. It won't limit you later on.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Hand on SONY RX 1.............AMAZING
« on: December 20, 2012, 09:52:14 AM »
First gen product. Avoid.

Lenses / Re: "Big White" lens choice
« on: December 20, 2012, 09:10:55 AM »
400 f2.8

Canon General / Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« on: December 19, 2012, 08:01:23 AM »
200mm f/2.

Camera Body Gallery / Canon EOS 5D classic photos
« on: December 18, 2012, 11:11:20 PM »
This was one of my favorite canon bodies and is still a good choice for budget FF users.

Please post some recent or even legacy photos with the 5D classic.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: December 18, 2012, 11:06:47 PM »
Shot and edited on 5D3 + IPad.

I have to do this all the time and the Epson v700 is the best I've used. It even had an wet plate option for the best quality you can get this side of a drum scan.

Software & Accessories / Re: Stop Using Instagram
« on: December 18, 2012, 12:45:32 PM »
Crap, and I was just starting to like instagram.

As a Istock contributor, IMO, Most crap cell phone photos won't print,look, or sell as well as good stock photos.
Depends on the market. If Facebook is trying to undercut microstock for bloggers/online news, then cell phone photos will be perfectly fine. There's still a decent amount of money is selling subscriptions that way; especially when it only costs you storage space to produce those images. Their labor cost is lower than a microstock place that pays photographers.

That said, I think a lot of people will abandon them after their last few changes. Taking away Twitter usability and then this is a good way to piss people off and make them go elsewhere

Istock has editorial licensed photos that are free for use on blogger non-commercial sites already in place. The Small file size sales are pretty decent and already are cheap for bloggers.

Then again, We won't really know until next year.

Lenses / Re: Lens checking methods 24-70II
« on: December 18, 2012, 11:30:51 AM »
Enjoy that zeiss 15mm, Its the greatest UW ever-made.

Canon General / Re: Canon L Lens Deals at B&H Photo
« on: December 18, 2012, 11:15:16 AM »
I got a 50L for a grand thanks to Craigslist.  ;D

There is tons of deals on craigslist for L glass during December.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Body $1599 at B&H Photo
« on: December 18, 2012, 11:13:32 AM »
We may well soon have that 1000$ FF at this rate.  ::)

Software & Accessories / Re: Stop Using Instagram
« on: December 18, 2012, 11:08:11 AM »
Crap, and I was just starting to like instagram.

As a Istock contributor, IMO, Most crap cell phone photos won't print,look, or sell as well as good stock photos.

Sports / Re: Newbie - some feedback please!
« on: December 18, 2012, 11:05:16 AM »
You get my digital thumbs up.
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omg you DIDN'T just make one of those goofy drawings? lmao.

Hey btw, when are you going to do another review/comparison of primes on your blog? good reads.

The 135L is next but I've been side tracked lately.  :P

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