« on: July 04, 2012, 12:19:58 PM »
xps, off-topic but I love that gear lineup!
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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???
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.
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.
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?
@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
Very nice striking portrait. Looks Hemingwayesque.
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?
QuoteIf 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.