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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of Mirrorless Informaton [CR3]
« on: July 19, 2012, 02:55:58 PM »
Just give me a aps-c sensor and a fast 35mm or 50mm prime. Its all I'll ever need from a mirror-less camera and possibly a EF lens adapter.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Sell 5D2 for a 1Ds 3
« on: July 19, 2012, 02:09:44 PM »
My new baby, thanks all, I cant believe this is a mint camera, not 1 scratch also,

thanks to this forum for all your help!

x

+1

Brilliant!

+2 Enjoy the best camera canon has ever made.

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Site Information / Re: Put a link to your pictures in your footer!
« on: July 19, 2012, 01:58:14 PM »
Support the idea to know who the people are and actually see if they know what they are talking about and kinda tried to encourage it too a while ago
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=6114.msg129489#msg129489
but...   maybe something about that armchair...  ;)


I never noticed this thread. Noted and Posted. 8)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Mark III price dropping
« on: July 19, 2012, 12:46:02 PM »

What if it rises up after new entry level FF? :)
If the price of the new entry level FF is below 2K, the price of 5D3 should drop to about 3K.  Actually I am very interested in the new entry level FF camera.  However, not much information about it yet.

And if the price of entry level FF would be around 2500$?

Lots of people would wait until its 2000$ 8)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Gray vs Authorized Resellers
« on: July 19, 2012, 12:40:44 PM »
Im a CPS gold member and I bought my 5Dc used on craigslist ages ago. I logged my Serial number and info into CPS and it was accepted for CPS points. Does that mean used gear bought second-hand still qualifies for CPS benefits or repairs?

Canon will fix a Grey Market camera no matter what.  The question is whether you have to pay full, partial, or no price.  I bought a 1Ds Mark III and sent it to Canon and they cleaned the sensor for free, even though it was not under warranty anymore.  They're pretty good about this stuff.

I been fortunate enough not to need any serious repairs on my gear but it be nice to know that canon will atleast will repair it. Im not sure if nikon will even work on a grey market camera after they dumped independent parts service.

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Lenses / Re: Question...To UV or not to UV...that IS the question!
« on: July 19, 2012, 12:05:27 PM »
If you believe that filters protect your lens from impacts, you need to look on Youtube at the videos of people intentionally abusing lenses.  What you'll find is that it takes a LOT of impact to even scratch the outer element of a lens (there is at least one where a guy is hitting it with a hammer with no apparent damage).  Try doing that to the extremely thin piece of glass in your filter and you can expect it to shatter. 

If you're talking about protecting it from dust and dirt, I can see that to a degree, but as others have pointed you should be able to plan and prepare for those scenarios and use them as necessary.

Under ideal shooting conditions, even a cheap filter may not affect IQ much.  It's when you get into less than ideal situations, i.e where there is a potential for lens flare, where filters can really start to affect IQ.  And buying a B+W filter doesn't automatically mean it won't affect IQ.  If you want to use one want to minimize the effect on IQ, you should really use a multi-coated filter (look for "MRC" on B+W filters) but you'll also find that they get expensive quickly.

At the end of the day, you should really always be using a lens hood, both to protect from lens flare and to protect your lens, and if you're doing that in most scenarios a filter isn't going to help much more.  However, if you're NOT using your lens hood and ARE using a filter (especially a cheap one), there's a decent chance that at times IQ will be negatively impacted.

I use all B+W MRC UV filters, ND filters, and CP filters.  I've shot out in the sun routinely and have noticed no lens flare or any IQ problems.

+1 Shot into the sun. Haven't seen any extra flare that wouldn't already be there from the lens anyway.

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Site Information / Re: Put a link to your pictures in your footer!
« on: July 19, 2012, 10:41:29 AM »
Agreed. Portfolios are the end all be all and should be included if you want to help others really see what your talking about.

Some are good with portraits, some not so much.

Some are good with landscapes, some not so much.

Some are good with macro, some not so much.

Some are good with strobist work, some not so much.

Whats great is that forums like this help to gain flexibility in areas one may not be very skilled in.

Alex, You are a excellent HDR artist and landscaper. I dont care for HDR, but your are good at it.

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: July 19, 2012, 10:27:13 AM »
Heres one.

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Landscape / Re: Some photos from my last vacation.....
« on: July 19, 2012, 10:17:31 AM »
Good stuff here. 8)

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DISTORTION!?! :o

Let see if I can fix that  ;D

Hi RLPhoto, It was a simple fix in lightroom4. I decided to keep the pix as is  ;)

The composition is fine. I just noted that in this particular photo the distortion, IMO, Take's away from the composition by pulling the viewers eye to the edge of the frame. Which means a weaker image.

Just a opinion, and your mileage may vary. ;D

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Lenses / Re: Question...To UV or not to UV...that IS the question!
« on: July 19, 2012, 12:14:23 AM »
B&w filters don't degrade IQ. It protects the front element from dirt, dust, moisture, or anything that gets past the hood. A stray rock once destroyed a UV filter for me but saved the front element. No hood would have helped as it was a direct hit.

It's obsurd to spend $$$$ and not protect it with a good filter. As soon as the lens is out of the box, a filter will screw on for the life of the lens. When re-sale time comes around, perfect front element. Done.

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Lenses / Re: Help Choosing My Next Lens? :)
« on: July 18, 2012, 11:21:12 PM »
Agreed!  The 50L is certainly not in the class of the prime trinity.

+1...I'm waiting for version II L, but whennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn?

-1. The 50L is the best part of my Prime trinity. 8)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Gray vs Authorized Resellers
« on: July 18, 2012, 11:11:07 PM »
Im a CPS gold member and I bought my 5Dc used on craigslist ages ago. I logged my Serial number and info into CPS and it was accepted for CPS points. Does that mean used gear bought second-hand still qualifies for CPS benefits or repairs?

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Lenses / Re: Filters
« on: July 18, 2012, 10:53:15 PM »
I am looking for a 82 mm size UV, CPL, ND (Grad) filter to purchase . i have always used B+W filters and have been very happy with it. What do you all recommend..

Staying with B+W.
+1

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EOS Bodies / Re: Mark III price dropping
« on: July 18, 2012, 10:23:19 PM »
Jrista... Huh?  ???

This isn't about anybody else beside my personal decision and opinion on buying a camera off of evil bay. I put 500$ extra in my pocket that I will use for other stuff I'll need. If you'd like to forfeit your extra dough over to a retail price camera, that's your decision.

If the seller on evil bay wasn't going to make money on evil bay, They wouldn't put it on evil bay. If the seller is willing to take a loss on evil bay, that's the seller choice.

Its quite simple economics, and I like that. ::)

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