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FOR SALE Photo Equipment / Re: Flashes and PocketWizards
« on: October 05, 2014, 10:56:19 PM »
600ex-rt refurbished was on sale ...

Pretty sure this isn't meant to be a discussion forum.

This new forum hasn't yet established it's member etiquette, but I think most people readily can understand that "price policing" is rude. Very akin to making bad smells in an elevator, if you catch my drift... :o


Software & Accessories / Re: Need help putting together a ND Filter Kit
« on: October 04, 2014, 08:12:51 AM »
The Lee seven5 system is for compact cameras. If you have a DSLR, you want to buy into the 100mm system.
You need the Foundation kit and correctly sized lens mount rings. The mount rings come in a standard and wide angle (wide angle mount helps eliminate vignetting). You can buy filters in sets or individually. You could consider buying used, do a search at Fred Miranda buy/sell.
Lee has a great website, and extensive YouTube videos.

Software & Accessories / Re: Hello Windows 10
« on: October 03, 2014, 07:34:51 PM »
I've read the reason is that many 3rd party apps call "if win 9 (5 or 98) then...

Here, now that I'm off my phone -

yeah, it's reddit - you got a problem with that, buddy?

Canon General / Re: Financial Times - "Digital cameras: out of focus"
« on: October 03, 2014, 02:22:01 PM »
Man, you almost had it!

I think the whole point of Tucks article is that mirrorless is "too little, too late".

The vast hordes of photo takers are not interested in how to take pictures, it's what they can do with them that matters. And it's almost entirely for ephemeral use.

You know, the opposite of us "real" photographers ;)

Canon General / Re: Financial Times - "Digital cameras: out of focus"
« on: October 02, 2014, 08:35:38 PM »
Kirk Tuck:

"But what we're seeing in photography right now is not really the adoption of a new standard or product. People are not just moving from one type of camera to another they are moving to a new mental space about personal imaging and they have just done it en masse."

Go ahead and click the link. Pretty girls! I promise!

They will sell a few.
People who buy them will take a few snaps, but the real purpose is to use it as a fashion accessory.
After a week or two, it will get tossed into the wardrobe and forgotten, the expense being irrelevant.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why haven't you left canon?
« on: September 26, 2014, 11:52:44 PM »
When I'm a better photographer than my equipment, I'll take a look around.
Until then, it's all measurbating.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Has the EOS 6D Body Ever Been Cheaper?
« on: September 19, 2014, 09:49:30 AM »
High Five! So did I, just about $1300 with tax, free shipping.
Looked brand new, shutter count was 5, Canon Price Watch said they had 500 for sale at the time. Clearly not "refurbed".

I picked it up off the Canon refurb site for $1215 a while back during a 20% off sale.

Lenses / Re: Hands-on With the Canon EF 400 f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 17, 2014, 11:10:50 AM »
Just rotate it up, no big deal. I prefer it down, I don't want my hand on the focus ring when I'm using AF.
The foot in place is essential when using a beanbag, for the same reason.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: CF Cards Vs SD Cards
« on: September 17, 2014, 10:43:59 AM »
Got any links to support this, or is this all just seat-of-the-pants common sense reasoning?

I've had two cameras with bent CF pins.  One was a used Minolta DSLR that I had bought (Just before Sony bought them).  I was able to straighten the bent pin out, and it was fine.

The other was a used Canon P&S that I bought for a dollar.  The charger, battery, and CF card were worth more than that.

Many SD card advocates are not aware that you must do a low level format on a previously filled SD card in order to get rated write speeds.  If you just do a regular quick in camera format, the write speed slows to a crawl.  If you do a low level format every time, then the card gets lots of write cycles, since a low level format writes a 0 to every memory cell.

With a AD card, its best to buy a big one, and do a low level format whenever you have saved enough files to reach the card capacity.

For example, you have a 64GB card.

You do 4 photo sessions using 16 GB and doing a regular format(does not erase the cells or data).  The card software tries to equalize card usage, so it tends to not over write cells with data in them until it has to.  Thus, by the 4th 16GB session, the entire card has been written to, and now data must be erased to save more.  This is very slow, so your right speed drops.  Time to do a low level format to get the speed you are paying for.

EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 09:42:52 AM »
What is this wait you speak of?
7D2 is old news, we're on to 5D4 around here, bub.

Try to keep up, won't you?

EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII No Wifi
« on: September 15, 2014, 04:58:46 PM »
Camera battery is probably lacking the power to stream files continously, what would it take to enable that functionality?
Built-in WiFi in Canon 6D is slow and disconnects randomly, not super useful. Are Canon's external $800 accessories faster? One would hope so.
I've got a TP-Link MR3040, costs $40, I'm gonna compare that to the Canon 6D and see.....

Lenses / Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 15, 2014, 01:25:26 PM »
I always thought so too....then realized I never shoot at 300mm. It's too long on a zoom (IQ), and too short as a wildlife lens, at least here out west. (I do have a 70-300L, but 300mm is just a grab shot for later identification or as a field note).
400 DO handheld on the trail stalking, and 600 on a gimbal for stationary setup. Focal lengths are pretty close together, but the way I intend to use each lens is very different.

Impressive.  Most impressive.   :)

I'd still choose the 300/2.8L IS II over this, although I might choose differently if I didn't have the 600/4L IS II.

Lenses / Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 15, 2014, 01:10:47 PM »
thanks for the image links, but those samples sure won't sell the lens to anybody.
Looking forward to some trials with production lenses.

EOS Bodies / Re: Video Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 09:37:45 AM »
That's a commercial, not a review.

Pretty scenery, so I watched it anyway.

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