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Technical Support / Re: Canon 5D3 at airshow
« on: August 05, 2013, 01:27:52 PM »
If I didn't want a gimbal before, I surely do now!

Jim

A few people don't like them, but I was one of two photographers there on the day using a gimbal and it was much easier than hand holding the lens.
get is balanced and positioned properly and you will have no problems tracking the aircraft either.

Looks like I was the "other" photographer with a gimbal at East Fortune!

5D3 and 500mm f4 IS mk2.

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A fair point, distant.star.

Capitalism is simply taking capital of some description and carrying out a process to increase that capital. Rather than a long-winded essay on why you're correct, I'll just say all our Canon gear will originate in one of a few factories and will end up anywhere on the planet. Hmmm, it's almost as if Canon are a global company who artificially carve-up the planet for their own gains. Holy artiface, Batman!! We should do something about this!

Do Canon still provide a worldwide warrany with all L-series lenses? If so, there's no problem buying grey imports.

However, the one good thing about supporting local businesses is the fact you can walk in and noodle about with the item before deciding to buy it. I wonder what'll happen when all the local shops go out of business and you can only buy goods via the web?

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Canon General / Re: Just For Fun!
« on: August 03, 2013, 04:59:11 PM »
Aha, RPT! You've fallen into my geek-trap! (Laughs evil laugh) You shall never escape!
0x73 0x6d 0x66 0x20 0x65 0x6a 0x75 0x20 0x65 0x70 0x69 0x3b 0x66 0x20 0x75 0x70 0x69 0x20 0x79 0x6a 0x6f 0x6d 0x6c 0x20 0x79 0x6a 0x73 0x79 0x3f

Unless I've made a critical mistake somewhere, my response to your message is - I'd never get the stains out of the flamingo.

You should be ashamed of yourself.

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You can try here http://www.hdewcameras.co.uk/canon-ef-500mm-f4l-is-ii-usm-245-p.asp get it cheaper and without the hassle of customs.


Thanks! Might just have to give them a call...

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You are aware that buying from some places will incur extra customs, handling and VAT charges? This often more than cancels out any saving.

Way ahead of you - Digital Rev cover all duties and VAT. The price you see is the price you pay.

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How much is it on amazon.uk? Cheaper than the shop? More? How much can you save by shopping overseas?


Only an older mk1 available on Amazon for, cough splutter, £14,000!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-500mm-4-0-USM-Lens/dp/B00007EE8T/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1375527033&sr=8-5&keywords=canon+ef+500mm+f+4l+is+ii+usm

Buying from DigitalRev would save me £230 which isn't to be sniffed at. A few would argue if I can buy any big white lens then what's £230? Hey, even Bill Gates is on a budget!

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I'm in the middle of persuading myself to buy a 500mm f4 v2 and am looking around at offers in the UK - support our shopkeepers and all that.

I'd rented the lens last weekend and was talking to the bloke about getting one and wondered what his best price would be. He said his sale price is actually less than trade plus VAT and therefore he makes a loss on each one! He makes his money on sundry items like straps and filters etc.

Therefore rather than cost a retailer money, I see no problem in ordering from, say, Digital Rev.

I haven't ordered it yet so, until then, discuss.

(Papers are marked out of 25. Marks deducted for sloppy writing or insisting we pay more in the UK than we do already.)

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Canon General / Re: Just For Fun!
« on: August 03, 2013, 05:02:35 AM »
Aha, RPT! You've fallen into my geek-trap! (Laughs evil laugh) You shall never escape!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 03, 2013, 04:58:12 AM »
Annoyingly, they would usually tern away from me.

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Canon General / Re: Just For Fun!
« on: August 02, 2013, 01:46:16 PM »
1000:  Hey anyone like binary jokes?

Jim
YES! There are 10 types of people: Those who understand binary and those who don't !   ;D
ROFL!

For those who only count in decimal, 10 binary is decimal 2...

Just wanted more people to appreciate the joke...

Ahh, if you have to explain a joke is it still funny? Personally I prefer my computer jokes in hexidecimal.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 02, 2013, 01:41:29 PM »
One good tern deserves another....cough cough....um.....

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Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: July 30, 2013, 02:16:58 PM »
Hired a 500mm f4 v2 for the weekend. That lens is fantastic. My piggybank is gonna be squealin' real soon.

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Canon General / Re: Just For Fun!
« on: July 24, 2013, 01:29:21 PM »
79. Threads that seem to go on forever until you forget what the initial point was.

80. People who respond, "Great image!" to every posted shot yet never seem to post any of their own.

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Canon could do a daimante encrusted one with a pink furry eye cup surround and gold text and call it the 1D Essex.

(Sorry to non-UK readers)

And the menus would be written in text-speak.

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Canon General / Re: Bad Photography Rant
« on: July 21, 2013, 10:48:28 AM »
Can I suggest this website for a bit of a snigger about bad photography? http://youarenotaphotographer.com/


Superb! There is hope for us all!!!

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