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Thanks Everyone! If you say nice things you might get more foxes.
Edit: Sorry - got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning... I shop at Best Buy - not sure why I threw them under the bus.
Please keep admissions like these to yourself
You were right on the first shot!
or the cat trying to catch that elusive red dot....... try to track playing kidsThat's wildlife
At least with my kids
they close at 2:00pm on Fridays and open up at 10:00am on Sundays.Probably because of religous observances... The camera might be released on Oct30, but they will be closed till Nov 01....I called B&H today and they stated November is still the release date for them.Interesting. The product page on their website now says October 30.
I had forgotten that the 30th was Sabbath. Never having been to the store, having only been to NYC one time, do they reopen on Saturday evening after the close of Sabbath or reopen on Sunday morning?
Probably because of religous observances... The camera might be released on Oct30, but they will be closed till Nov 01....I called B&H today and they stated November is still the release date for them.Interesting. The product page on their website now says October 30.
My Little Blue Friend
He's baack! I think he likes me. He would pose with each peanut before taking off this time.
Is there a Henry's in your town? I live in Ontario and I think Henry's has a cleaning service. If not there is a canon service centre in Mississauga.I have heard a few horror stories about cleanings at Henrys.... I would send it to Mississauga. This is something that you really want done right.
Nice pics on here so far. I'd like to add some of mine that I took from Vermont and one from Massachusetts. All taken with Canon 5D mark III and 24-105L lens.I feel like I should be throwing a couple of turkeys into the pond on that last shot
I often read comments like; “used CF cards for more than 10 years and never had a failure”. Unfortunately if you have a closer look at the technology for memory today, you would quickly come to the conclusion that the older technology was more reliable than it is today, and why is that so?+1
The frequency of card failures is increasing and the reason is that Consumer Grade Memory is no longer as robust as you would hope or expect.
Manufacturers of consumer grade memory have been on a quest to increase capacity, reduce cost and increase speed. One thing they have done is shrink the geometries, from 40nm down to 19nm, and next is 15nm (changes about every 18months). So by example a CF card today, using MLC NAND Flash only has a write endurance spec of < 3,000 writes. When it goes to 15nm, endurance write will be down to 2,000. Now if you purchased a cheap card, very likely it is TLC Flash and only has < 1,000 writes.
With smaller geometries there are many downsides which requires modifying of firmware and circuitry. The manufacturers are not open about the endurance write spec on their products. However they comfort you with an offer of Lifetime Warranties, and for a product that has a Limited Life. Small comfort when you lose 100s of photos on shoot, who cares about the replacement card – where are my valuable images! NAND Flash has a limited number of writes and ultimately will fail with extended use.
Only advice I can give is look at Industrial Grade Products which use SLC NAND Flash. These products have Endurance Write Specs >2 million. They cost more, but extremely reliable, slower performance, but not an issue for the majority of serious photographers.
I have just had a phone call saying the 7D Mark II will be in my hands before the end of next week so Oct 24th, however I was first in line ordering from Camera World. Now how do I justify buying a 400mm lens...
I know this may be a stretch but how likely would it be for the bodies that Scott tested to not be like the bodies that will be released? I forget the key words that were used something like AS Tested...how likely Canon could/would give him a couple of bodies that have cleaner out put than the ones that come off the production line?
In fact the preproduction versions output is not normally not as good as the final production versions. They will keep playing with the code until the last possible minute, which is why a 'first' version is often FW 1.+.
Call me crazy, but if you are shooting digital, the need for an accurate meter is much less even in studio, because you can shoot, review, adjust, 10 times in 2 minutes.Back in the good old days, you took the shot, bracketed a bit because you were not sure, and sent the film off for processing and a couple of weeks later (for Kodachrome) you got the slides back and got to see if you exposed properly. In those days, having a light meter let you make a far more accurate assessment of exposure than the in-camera light meter did. A separate light meter was absolutely essential in studio work...
And you can probably pick up a used meter on ebay for $20-50 that will get you within a half stop of the high end meter you are looking at.
And last, even a super-duper high end meter is not going to give you a perfect exposure because we all have some personal taste in what we want to see. Are you shooting a scary Halloween scene, where you want it extra dark? Toothpaste commercial, where it has to be extra brute etc?
On the other hand is this the last piece of the puzzle in $100K studio where you intend to make a living or enjoy your retirement? Is this going to provide the inspiration you need to shoot that piece of art that will hang in a gallery and earn a ton a $$? Go for it.
Not sold by Best Buy
I think it depends on the Best Buy mine has Canon 5D III and other relatively high end cameras. If you really felt like it you can order a 1dx from Best Buy . http://www.bestbuy.com/site/canon-eos-1d-x-digital-slr-camera-body-only-black/6304299.p;jsessionid=3701442F8BA8C909E6B058C19C5127C1.bbolsp-app01-121?id=1218726452741&skuId=6304299&st=canon 1Dx&cp=1&lp=1
I guess you do not consider a 1dx pro enough.
What is even more crazy is you could order a Canon 5D III with the 24-105L from Walmart and have in store pick up. At least if they were in stock. I also so a Nikon Df on there in black and Silver. The Df is in stock.
On Oct 8 I posted that Bestbuy.com updated their shipping to Oct 30thDARN! If Best Buy carries it, I guess that means it is not a "pro" level camera..... I can use it at home, but not at work