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EOS Bodies / Re: How much will the 5d3 cost at the end of 2012?
« on: July 04, 2012, 12:19:58 PM »
xps, off-topic but I love that gear lineup!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1D Mark IV for Sale... How much?
« on: July 04, 2012, 12:09:36 PM »
Yeah.  If you send it to Canon and get it replaced, I've seen new mirror assembly 1D4's go for 4500-5000 consistently.

4500 is a good chunk of 6700 for your 1D X too.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: My Canon EOS-1D X Has Arrived!
« on: July 04, 2012, 11:54:32 AM »
It's a mother and it's little baby  :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: Another 5D mkIII Poll
« on: July 04, 2012, 11:21:17 AM »
I can vote now  8)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Another 5D mkIII Poll
« on: July 04, 2012, 11:14:31 AM »
Actually, yes I'm one of those guys naming something not on the official poll, I love the Multi-Exposure and HDR features on the 5D Mark III.  I used them heavily last night doing night street photography.  You can shoot a ME mode of a stop light with all 6 bulbs lit up in one photo if you shoot 4 shots at 90 degree angle to the light: (Green/Red, Yellow/Red, Red/Green, Red/Yellow) and into one final image.  I didn't have time to get the exposure correct for each color, but I'm going back tomorrow to perfect it.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« on: July 03, 2012, 07:47:33 PM »
well, my slim hopes of getting one before next week have been dashed; one place i have a pre-order received a "handful" and they went out to people before me on their list. another store received ONE, and that went to someone who paid for it in full back in 2011. and i'm #50 another stores list. god knows where i stand with b&h (i ordered on the first day, but not until that night).

i find it somewhat surprising, that a $7k camera, that has been delayed for some time now, with rumors of problems, hesitation about expect ions (we all have heard "i'll just get a 5diii for half the price"), is now so popular that many are getting shut out of the first allotments. for example, the with one store, i am #8 on their list. the owner sent out a very nice email stating how they wish they could give more info, but they just don't know when and how many they will be getting. that email was sent to 250 people. so that's how many pre-orders they have. i think that's a lot. and b&h probably has 10x that..

oh well, eventually everyone who wants one will get one, right???

-c

It's also amazing how Canon announces this last year in October and then in July they don't have any.

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Lenses / Re: Battle of the 50mm's - 1.8, 1.4 and 1.2L
« on: July 03, 2012, 05:29:41 PM »
Good god nobody said it WASN'T at 1.2.  The poster expressed concerns about thin DOF and so the easiest and most obvious answer is stop it down, if that is a problem in a particular shot.  For you to nail that shot that you did requires a great amount of skill.

By the way that is some great work on your website, I really like the HDR work.

Fair enough, but if you read what he wrote and what you wrote again you will see where the confusion came from.  He was asking if it was possible to take the shot at f1.2 and you answered, ya stop it down.  I see the joke you were making but the context was a bit off, as it is most definitely possible.

You're right, I didn't read the whole thing and I see the confusion now.  My apologies. 

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Lenses / Re: 400 mm f/2.8 L Mk I
« on: July 03, 2012, 05:26:34 PM »
As a poster above said, what if the IS or AF motor does go out on the Mark I?  How much pain in the butt would it be to get it fixed by Canon?  Either the AF or IS?  I've never had that happen in a lens, so I was just curious.
Cant answer that question ... but want to say thats a good reason to buy the non-IS version if you can find one. Ideally, the newest version of the 400 f/2.8 is best, ... if you can afford it. But when buying only what one can afford and it being older, I think it's best to eliminate the 3-$4000 total loss of a failed IS motor.

After looking through 10-12 of these lenses now, hardly any difference in price between IS and non-IS.  It's frustrating to have to buy IS because at 400mm I don't need it since I'm on a tripod or monopod with that big tank  ::)

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Lenses / Re: Battle of the 50mm's - 1.8, 1.4 and 1.2L
« on: July 03, 2012, 05:21:05 PM »
Good god nobody said it WASN'T at 1.2.  The poster expressed concerns about thin DOF and so the easiest and most obvious answer is stop it down, if that is a problem in a particular shot.  For you to nail that shot that you did requires a great amount of skill.

By the way that is some great work on your website, I really like the HDR work.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1D Mark IV for Sale... How much?
« on: July 03, 2012, 02:30:51 PM »
As soon as I get my 1D X, hopefully this week,  I will sell my 2.5 year old 1D Mark IV.
ebay's commissions have gone to the roof... 9% off the total value plus 3% for PayPal... Crazy...

I will send it to Canon for a thorough cleaning and they can tell me how many actuations the camera has.
Truthfully, I think it might be close to 250,000 photos...
I think I can get close to $3500 for it... What do u think is fair if it doesn't have that many photos?

If you have the shutter assembly replaced, I'd buy it for $4k.

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Lenses / Re: 400 mm f/2.8 L Mk I
« on: July 03, 2012, 02:19:34 PM »
As a poster above said, what if the IS or AF motor does go out on the Mark I?  How much pain in the butt would it be to get it fixed by Canon?  Either the AF or IS?  I've never had that happen in a lens, so I was just curious.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How much does a dual-card slot matter?
« on: July 03, 2012, 02:14:21 PM »
You have to have dual card slots OR a backup photographer.  I have been out just shooting whatever when I was bored and my CF card failed for no reason.  However, I just switched the SDHC card in slot 2 and continued on.  At a wedding this would not be good at all, if it happened without a backup card slot or a 2nd shooter.  You could of course replace the card quickly, which I think if you had a 5D Mark II and were the only shooter, you'd have to be ready to do.  Put the extra cards in your pocket.

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Lenses / Re: Battle of the 50mm's - 1.8, 1.4 and 1.2L
« on: July 03, 2012, 01:41:34 PM »
@lex. Through the cracks is an awsome shot! I thought that was impossible without some serious time in photoshop. I have the Canon 1.4 myself, and I just got it back from the shop today, and I am posting a shot I took earlier today with it. I love it, but I would buy a 1.2 if I could afford. (shot with a 5D II, @ auto iso, and F2.0

Gerhard.

Very nice striking portrait.  Looks Hemingwayesque.

Thank you:)

how did you do the through the cracks shot? is it possible to get the sharp image in the water with the superthin dof of the 1.2????

Um yeah, don't set the aperture to 1.2.

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EOS Bodies / Re: How much will the 5d3 cost at the end of 2012?
« on: July 03, 2012, 01:00:48 PM »
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If you are going to make up sh*t, at least make it believable.

You know what i believe, i believe if you walk into ANY camera shop in the US you will consistently find the d800 out of stock, and more often than not a 5d3 in stock....I'm not making up the fact that I can buy and have a 5d3 in my hands within one day if I want one, if I want a d800, then I better say a prayer....I believe that both companies have similar manufacturing capabilities so I'm guessing that the supply side is similar.....and as I said earlier, only nikon and canon know the supply side, but the demand side seems to favor Nikon.....so - $3000 by year end for my guess.

Your logic is overwhelming.  Did you consider the fact that there are more 5D Mark III's out there than D800's?  Additionally, do you know Canon and Nikon production volume capabilities?  You're making this conclusion because you see store shelves?  Wow.  Look at the overall market.  Canon dominates Nikon in overall market.  Maybe you are right, not in these particular two cameras, but your viewpoint is quite narrow and probably inaccurate.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon USA Refurbished 5D MKII Body....
« on: July 03, 2012, 12:32:02 PM »
REFURBISHED 5D MARK II BACK IN STOCK RIGHT NOW

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