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Lighting / PocketWizard FlexTT5 and 580exII RF Issues?
« on: December 10, 2011, 10:29:27 AM »
Does anyone here have experience with PWs FlexTT5 and the 580exII?  I'm looking at moving into remote ETTL, but have seen some reviews where range was severely limited due to high RF interference from the 580. 

Granted, I'd probably eventually get the AC7 RF hard-shields, just because that horizontal mount configuration is awesome for umbrellas, but I'd still like to hear some real world experiences.  Thanks!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D mkii at $2,219 on Amazon today (12-7)
« on: December 10, 2011, 12:42:20 AM »

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EOS Bodies / Re: Brand New Canon 7D $1099 Canon USA Warranty
« on: December 09, 2011, 04:03:25 PM »
Saw this on Fatwallet.  Brand New Canon 7D for $1099.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/310364474668?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

It claims to be a Canon USA Warranty.  I don't know how they have them this cheap, but passing it on. 

FYI the ebayer has 340k feedback.

Could be grey market.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Earthshatteringly Disappointed With 7D
« on: December 09, 2011, 02:57:16 PM »
Friedmud,

If you are truly as disappointed with your 7D as you claim you are, and you fall outside your warranty window, drop me a line via private message.  I have a direct phone number and extension for a customer service rep at Canon who will replace your body - if you hold your ground and don't take no for an answer.  I also have a direct email and cell phone number for one of Canon's regional reps - who can step in if the CS person doesn't give you the answer you need.

I'm not going to get into the flame war of "user error" vs "faulty camera" that creep into the discussion when it comes to AF and IQ issues with the 7D.  Clearly, some people have repeatable issues regardless of settings, experience level, or history with the 7D. 

If, in the end, you really are unhappy with the body - let me know and hopefully I can put you in touch with some one who will get the ball rolling with the replacement process.  Just be warned - the replacement will be a factory refurbished unit - not new.  And there's no guarantee the the replacement body will give you any better results.  Some people have glowing reports after receiving a replacement, while others have been just as unhappy with the body they were given.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D mkii at $2,219 on Amazon today (12-7)
« on: December 08, 2011, 04:09:41 PM »
Oh, no offense at all... I was thinking that maybe I'd offended you. I don't have a dog in that fight- no affiliation to Henrys other than I occasionally buy stuff there.

Glad we're all good!  :)   

I'm still having a hard time not clicking "buy" on that damn BH page.  Don't know if it's inventory, or impending 5Dmkiii launch.  grrrr.   :(

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D mkii at $2,219 on Amazon today (12-7)
« on: December 08, 2011, 01:50:13 PM »
I never implied that anyone was lying. Your bank has its own reasons but it's not because of Henrys' business practices, people in this country worship that place.  Besides which, two other American posters in this thread successfully made the transaction you attempted and had rave reviews. The consipiracy theorist in me wonders if it has anything to do with Chase being the financier for Best Buy/Future Shop, but it couldn't be that, could it?  ;D

Sorry for offending you, Wellfed.  I certainly wasn't trying to bad mouth Henry's or Canada.  That's God's honest truth.  I was just letting it be known that I got a "not so fuzzy feeling" after speaking with Chase.

If other folks on our side of the border had good experiences with Henry's, than I'm sure some other business arrangements, as you suggested, may be playing a role.

Again, I apologize for offending you.  That was not my intent at all.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D mkii at $2,219 on Amazon today (12-7)
« on: December 08, 2011, 01:30:09 PM »
Henrys is as pure as the driven snow.  If Chase wouldn't authorize then it was for some other reason.

Dunno what the 'other reason' could be... Chase clearly stated they do not authorize international charges with Henry's.

If it was a credit issue, I'm pretty sure they would have told me.  Why would they lie?



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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D mkii at $2,219 on Amazon today (12-7)
« on: December 08, 2011, 01:10:58 PM »
Make sure you know where you are buying from.

B&H happen to have also dropped prices nicely on the 5D2 and 5D2 kit.

+1

I tried the Henry's $1,999 deal a few weeks back on the 5D when it was in stock.  After 3 failed attempts I called Chase (my credit card provider) to ask them what the deal was.  They simply said they wouldn't authorize the charge to Henry's.  Raised to many questions in my mind, so I gave up pursuing the order.

However, I may snag that BH deal... http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/833531-REG/Canon_EOS_5D_Mark_II.htm

$2,799 is hard to pass up.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D mkii at $2,219 on Amazon today (12-7)
« on: December 07, 2011, 04:25:42 PM »
If Ryusui is correct- you could get free shipping and pay only $1,979.22 USD from here: http://www.henrys.com/

Henry's has been sold out of the body only for a while now.  At least - it hasn't been showing up on their website.  just the kit.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D mkii at $2,219 on Amazon today (12-7)
« on: December 07, 2011, 04:14:29 PM »
Just dropped to $2,209 for body only.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D3 Announcement Date & Poll (and your thoughts)
« on: November 29, 2011, 06:58:57 PM »
I was recently told by a Canon employee (I will not mention their seniority, affiliation, etc., as to protect their identity) that he has seen "hints of a new EOS body" being unveiled at "the 2012 CES show".  CES 2012 is scheduled for January 10-13.

The employee I spoke with admitted that he was not privy to product launch information, or "in development" EOS bodies, and that specific launch date details are heavily guarded company secrets.  However, he did mention that Canon had plans for a "larger than normal" CES booth/presence this year, with arrangements being made for high level employees and product reps. to be on hand.

It's definitely a "read between the lines" kind of scenario - but interesting none the less.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DM2 Purchase From Canada (Henrys) to USA
« on: November 07, 2011, 05:11:49 PM »
P.S. the paypal currency conversion is not very advantagous for you (paypal takes a %)

I guess it's relative...

Even with Paypal's 2.9% currency exchange fee, the 5D MKII is still only $2,070 [Canadian] shipped to the US.  That's still a heck of a lot cheaper than the $2,349-$2,499 USD prices that the 5D MKII sells for here in the states.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DM2 Purchase From Canada (Henrys) to USA
« on: November 07, 2011, 03:23:28 PM »
Just got this back from them, about 15 minutes after I emailed....

Quote
"You will be charged in Canadian Funds and Paypal will make the necessary conversion.  We have 18 bodies as of the writing of this email."

w00t!   8)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Photo gear insurance?
« on: November 06, 2011, 01:37:38 PM »
Anyone recommend any good (value) photo gear insurance. Preferably in the UK?

Thanks

Don't know about the UK, but here in the states, I have a rider on my home owner's insurance policy for all of my photo gear.  It's only about $18 a month for coverage of all my gear - with a $100 deductible.  Premiums vary depending on if you're covering gear for personal use, or professional use.

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