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EOS Bodies / Re: is the 40D still a good one for 400$
« on: April 11, 2012, 04:35:07 PM »
Didn't read the whole thread.  Sorry if this is a repeat.

The 40D has been selling for about $375 recently at Fred Miranda.

I just bought a T3i for video. I will be selling a very clean 40D, with about 8,000 shots on it.  Probably "Excellent +" - always had LCD covers on, etc.

I expect to get about the $375 for it, or a bit less.

Not shopping it here - too busy with taxes to sell it this week. Just FYI.

Good luck! Nice camera.

Michael

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EOS Bodies / Re: T3i Showing up \
« on: April 11, 2012, 04:27:57 PM »

I would advise to not get the kit lens. I got the 450D with kit lens and was fed up by the bad quality after about a month and got a better quality lens. The difference of the lens can't really be underestimated. The body is fairly secondary.

I use all L quality lenses. I did not buy the kit lens to use.

But the usual differential on the T3i with kit lens is $180.  On the refurb, the kit lens was only about $60 net cost. So I figured it would enhance the value of the camera at sale. 

Really nice camera by the way! I am having fun with the video. Beautiful quality for a $600 body!

Have fun all!

Michael

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS C100 & C500 Coming? [CR1]
« on: April 11, 2012, 01:03:00 PM »
Quote from: gene_can_sing
As for Apple, they have gone too consumer and it's hurting their Pro Market. I certainly hope they don't discontinue the towers, otherwise, what am I going to use? I need all the power I can get from a computer and can't do my stuff on a laptop or an iMac.

Creative Cow has a workflow article about processing with Premiere Pro CS 5.5 on an HP Windows box.

He is a lifetime Mac guy, but moving to the Adobe metadata workflow with no transcoding.

I am a photographer who has done digital imaging since 1991 on all kinds of boxes - Dec Alpha workstations, Sun, IBM mainframe, Oracle databases, etc. Lots of different types of boxes out there that use the same i7 Intel hardware, but are 33% of the cost of a Mac, spec for spec. You'll do fine!

Good luck.

Michael

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS C100 & C500 Coming? [CR1]
« on: April 11, 2012, 12:55:07 PM »
I was driving over the weekend and listened to a Canon Cinema talk.

They rushed the C300 and knew it. But their goal was 4K, and they made sure the front end was 4K, along with the lenses. The back end wasn't ready, so they dropped down to 8 bit, etc on the output.

Sounds like with the Raw Codec, they are ready for full 4K?  Maybe they will take the C300 in full trade in a C100 or C500?  Better than crippling the lower end unit to keep a place for the lower end box (C100 or C500?)

Video is moving way too fast for that conservative game! Let's hope.

I had a 5D3 and a D800E on preorder (professional still photog.) Think I'm going to sit back for 3 months & see what shakes out.

Michael

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EOS Bodies / Re: T3i Showing up \
« on: April 11, 2012, 12:39:11 PM »
Sorry - Correct URL:

http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/subCategory_10051_10051_-1_29252

$679 refurb kit - T3i with 18-55. But find and use a 15% off coupon code!

I paid $617 total, with $34 tax & $5 shipping, so $558 net for the kit - less than body costs new. The kit is normally $180 more than the body.

Unable to edit my previous post on my phone   

Michael

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EOS Bodies / Re: T3i Showing up \
« on: April 11, 2012, 12:30:26 PM »
Canon Direct had a coupon code on refurb T3i with 90 day warranty. 15% off the current discount of $667, plus tax & $5 shipping. Google to find code.

www.canondirect.com

Just buy now & buy smart   As I said, I paid $617 shipped & taxed for the T3i with 18-55mm kit lens. Selling new for $800, down $50 from $850.

I compared to used, but the refurb was cheaper. Let other, more exerienced people be the early adopters. Then sell the T3i in 6 months for $550-$600 with the kit lens. Net cost is $50 or maybe $100 if you hold on longer.

I NEVER care how much I pay for a camera. I only care about the true cost to own it, Purchase Price - Sales Price. Good used Canon market at Fred Miranda and others.

This is my 10th digital Canon. D30, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 1DsII, etc. The 40D series have never cost me more than $300 to own for 2 years. The 1DsII was about $1,500 per year (on an $8,000 camera), but it saved me at least $5,000 a year in medium format film (645 & 6x7)

Good luck! Have fun, make images.

Michael.

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EOS Bodies / Re: T3i Showing up \
« on: April 10, 2012, 02:25:41 PM »
I posted this in another thread yesterday:

It is coming soon.

Canondirect has been blowing out their stock of Canon T3i refurbs, which is usually a pretty good sign of a new camera coming out.

I bought a refurb T3i with 18-55 kit lens for $617 shipped, with tax, a few weeks back. It had 179 shots on it. 

But I needed a video capable body for a shoot on April 21.  I had both the 5D3 and D800E on pre-order, but decided to wait a while on one of those.

I will probably buy a T4i for the likely improvements to video capture as much as anything else.  I have always done well buying a Canon body when it first comes out, then selling in 2 years.  True cost of ownership is Purchase Price - Sale Price.

On this type of camera it is about $100 per year. 

Cheers!  Good luck!

Michael

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EOS Bodies / Re: Go small or go home (T4i)
« on: April 09, 2012, 10:45:06 PM »
Wait. It is coming soon.

Canondirect has been blowing out their stock of Canon T3i refurbs, which is usually a pretty good sign of a new camera coming out.

I bought a refurb T3i with 18-55 kit lens for $617 shipped, with tax, a few weeks back. It had 179 shots on it. 

But I needed a video capable body for a shoot on April 21.  I had both the 5D3 and D800E on pre-order, but decided to wait a while on one of those.

I will probably buy a T4i for the likely improvements to video capture as much as anything else.  I have always done well buying a Canon body when it first comes out, then selling in 2 years.  True cost of ownership is Purchase Price - Sale Price.

On this type of camera it is about $100 per year.  Not worth waiting to save maybe $50 in half a year. I just spent $250 on gas and meals to go up to the cottage for a week!

Cheers!  Good luck!

Michael

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