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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $1999
« on: February 24, 2015, 07:13:45 PM »

I would be gun shy with this history too.  I do think there are various levels of Grey market sellers on Ebay.  These two seem to be on the up and up.

That being said I have been in the market for a 5D Mark III and I bought one Sunday that I will have in hand on Thursday.  I went back and forth on the grey market Ebay deals and ended up not pulling the trigger.  Probably would have been fine but to me any way it is a lot of cash to spend.  I went the B&H route and bought the camera body / printer deal with rebate.  Will flip the "extras" for a few bucks I hope and if not then I have a printer.  I do know I have a camera that will be backed in the US market and B&H behind it so to me it was worth it. 

Like you stated on a smaller Item I am all for the risk but to me the camera was too much so I spent a little more.  Each needs to decide for themselves though and what I like about here and other places YOu can learn from others experiences.

Sure, nebugeater.  I posted these details a few days ago but my post was deleted.

I one particular occasion (among others), I bought a NEW camera from this type of Ebay seller.  It arrived, obviously not new so I wanted to return it.  They didn't publish a phone number. It had to be done via email.  I explained the problem with my "new' camera and they had to speak to a supervisor.

Supervisor said before they would consider a return, I would need to post positive feedback on Ebay, then email them after doing so. Once they read the favorable feedback, they allowed me to return it with a restocking fee.

Other issues include me having to provide a phone number before the initial Ebay sale would be allowed.  I had no problem with that until I realized they wanted to speak to me directly so they could upsell other items. On one transaction, they tried the bait-and-switch, which I didn't bite on. It was very high pressure to the point where the "salesman" was getting angry at my lack of cooperation.

Remember, these are grey market items that include only a "seller warranty".  If you have a problem down the road, is "bigsellerinc" even going to be around?  What's their phone number? Do you have the confidence in sending your camera to them, or whoever is honoring their warranty?  If your camera doesn't malfunction, there is nothing to worry about.

In my experience, typical problems with these sellers have been: items out of stock, items no longer available at the published price, poor/no communication, delayed shipping, upselling, bait-and-switch.

I can't speak about this particular seller, but it wreaks of my past experiences

I would buy a phone charger from them but not a $2,000 camera.

I'd rather buy from a reputable retailer and pay the extra couple of hundred dollars, or....wait a few months and probably get the same USA warranted camera from an authorized reseller for close to $2,000.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $1999
« on: February 24, 2015, 08:18:06 AM »
Beware of bulk sellers of grey market items on Ebay. I've been bit. Never again.

Care to expand on what went wrong?

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Still Live: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $1999
« on: February 19, 2015, 09:18:48 AM »
The link is now priced at 2249.99

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Yongnuo 35mm f/2 Canon Clone on the Way
« on: January 05, 2015, 09:09:42 AM »

and then undercutting the price of the original product.

More likely the price from Yongnuo reflects the true manufacturing cost of the lens plus a small bit on top for margin. That is, the Yongnuo price is not inflated because the lens has the word "Canon" on it, etc.

The cost or true manufacturing is only part of the cost.  If that is the route you are happy with so be it but there are R&D costs and other development costs that have to be covered. IF you are happy with innovation girding to a stop then feel free to be happy with buying third party cones that have none of these costs others than a little up front revers engineering.     

Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 06, 2014, 12:54:41 PM »
Wow looks awesome! I can't wait to get a copy. I'll have to wait though, gotta buy a 7D Mk II first. Now I just have to figure out which museum I'm going to donate my old 100-400mm too. ;)

NEBUGEATER Museum would gladly accept it.  Let me know if you need a shipping address.

Software & Accessories / Re: What accessories for 7d Mkii?
« on: October 31, 2014, 12:30:04 PM »
First accessory should probably be a photographer   ;)

After that wait and see

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What card(s) will you use for the 7DII?
« on: October 22, 2014, 09:44:56 PM »
Probably VISA.  ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 04:36:45 PM »
Greetings,,,  Sorry if I have missed this in this long thread, but has there been any mention of a time frame for availablity?  I see Adorama and B&H offering pre-orders, just wondering how much longer we will hae to wait?

Stated arrival is November 17th

Now Amazon says Nov 28.  IT had said the 17th  Maybe it changed or maybe they have had enough pre-orders to push it to a later date based on delivery schedule.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina
« on: August 29, 2014, 12:38:47 PM »
When was the last time that we had two sensors having the exact same MP resolution but were "different " ?
I'm afraid it looks like the 7D II will have the 70D sensor . The 70D sensor is pretty good though, its just that we are expecting two sensor revolutions in two years ..which is incredibly rare.

Agreed. I know everyone (including me) hopes that the 7DX will have some jaw-dropping sensor tech, but the 7D and 60D shared the same 18MP sensor. The differentiation that justified the price difference was AF system, FPS, buffer depth, weather sealing and build quality.

Why should we expect the next generation of each camera to have a different relationship to one another? It would be unusual for Canon to make a "successor" to the 7D that was positioned differently in the market. Not saying it can't happen -- just saying it seems most likely that the positioning of the two products in relation to one another continues.

The 7DX uses the same sensor as the 70D and continues the differentiation with beefy AF system, FPS, buffer depth and even more solid build. Seems predictable to me. Of course, it's the predictability that gets so many shorts in a twist on this forum...  :-X

Your logic might be correct just maybe the relationship is wrong.  What is to say the 7DII will not have the same sensor as the 80D

Question for the OP

Was this quoted as a rider to your home owners / renter policy or as a stand alone policy?  Not sure how much but that will have a pretty good impact on rates

EOS Bodies / Re: Eos7D mk2, How disappointed will you be if . . .?
« on: July 07, 2014, 11:26:07 AM »
Only a little.  The 7DII sensor is quite good, I'm rarely limited by low-ISO DR, and Canon could potentially use the same sensor and still improve IQ by improving off-sensor electronics and/or using some tricks associated with the dual pixel architecture of that sensor.

So if you have the 7DII sensor in hand you better spill some info on this thing!   ;)

Pretty sure I saw it.  It was disguised so no one would suspect....  NIKON

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon Pixma Pro-100 $34 at Adorama
« on: June 29, 2014, 08:28:10 AM »
I got a second one last year $79 after the $300 rebate and free 13x19 paper.  I mainly got it for the ink as I already have a Pro-100 that I am using.  I might get another (3rd) Pro-100 for again, just the ink and paper.  What to do with the two spare machines?

It does print very well and the glossy on the Pro Platinum paper is the best I have ever seen.  I was lucky to pick up a 8 free packs of Pro Platinum 8.5x11 size when purchasing one pack direct from Canon last year too.  Not sure why they had the fire sale on the paper.  But I have more paper than ink at this point. :-)

Jason S.

They'll give printers away to sell ink.

Can't remember the last time (or ever) they sold large format printers for super low prices.  I'd say that your argument is invalid.

The fact that they've not done it before with this format printer hardly makes the observation invalid. Printer companies have frequently given printers away counting on future ink sales where margins are huge.

Anyway, I just ordered one through B&H, essentially the same deal. The $300 rebate is not precisely "cash back." You get a $300 valued American Express card to use -- apparently no way to get cash per se.

The B&H guy told me best results have been reported with the Pro Platinum paper.

Under whats included on Adorama and B&H, it says "Introductory Ink Cartridges" and on Amazon is says "Setup Ink Tanks", so are you getting your monies worth for these cartridges?

Can't speak specifically to this or Canon but on every other ink type printer I have ever been around new the ones that are supplied in the box are a long ways from the same capacity of the replacement cartridges.

Maybe it is just me or just wishful thinking but I read this as a sign that the CC is not being adapted and accepted as well as they would like .

EOS Bodies / Re: More EOS 7D Replacement Buzz Going Around [CR2]
« on: June 10, 2014, 09:20:29 AM »
What is the best "guess" on cards.  CF  ..  SD  ..  or both?

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