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Good for you. In '07 I was still using my $800 Rebel XT. You seem to have much better control of your GAS than I do. I wonder how long before the 5D4 is announced and at what price? Tough strategy for Canon in this current market...

Pricewatch Deals / New (import) 5Dmklll for $2373. How low will they go???
« on: December 08, 2014, 04:17:56 PM »
They're having a little price war on ebay for this most coveted and pricey camera. Four respectable sellers are offering one for under $2400. Personally. I think this should have been the release price, but that's another matter. Anyone care to guess how badly these retailers need to be rid of their wares? I was not willing to pay original price and so I kept my 5Dll and picked up a 6D for $1500. In the interest of full disclosure I also have a 7D (among other bodies). If they go to $2300, I may have to pull the trigger. I intended to wait and see what Canon intends to charge for the 5D4 as well as what offerings Sony comes up with by that time, but this little price drop is putting my feet to the fire. Anyone else in a similar spot?


This is a crazy silly price for a 6D + stuff from B & H. It's cheaper than gray market on ebay! Too bad I don't need 2 6Ds.


You can get that info at CPW:


Very useful information! Thank you! I was hesitant to buy the eBay 6D because I knew that there was some controversy with some "Chinese" 6Ds that had missing features being sold for less, but I wasn't sure what it was. That article answered all my questions!

The eBay 6D that is linked in another thread claims to have wifi and GPS. This means it is not the "N" version that lacks those features (or at least it claims to not be, and I can call their bluff if they send me an N version).

Thanks again!

You're quite welcome. I have a 6D and it takes magnificent photos if you can nail focus. Right now (Sunday) you can pick up a 6D + a Canon printer for $1249 from B & H, so no need to buy gray market.


How terribly frustrating. I hope the cops catch them and you get your ladder back. If that had been a Sony sensor... ;D

I remember seeing a post for the 24-105 for $599 a few days ago, but thought that might have been a new one.  Does anyone remember if the previous post was for a new or used lens?

Beats me. But yeah, that Adorama one is a refurb. Now, I did find this new white box import though for $585:


Correct me of I'm wrong, but Canon will honor warranties on imported lenses, but not imported cameras, correct?

You can get that info at CPW:


Lenses / Re: Lens as a gift. Non Photographer buying... :)
« on: November 25, 2014, 01:26:37 AM »
For IQ and overall wonderfulness I would suggest the EF70-200 f/4L IS. If she has a need for speed, then the Tamron SP70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC would be a nice option. If you get her either one of those primes you're considering, you'll end up having to get her a better zoom anyway.

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
« on: November 15, 2014, 10:44:11 AM »
Half a Rack is better than None....
Looks like a poor shot to me ...

Well said...

Lenses / Re: Field review of the new Canon 100-400
« on: November 11, 2014, 06:23:24 PM »
I don't know that I would call that a "review", but thanks for the link all the same.

Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 11, 2014, 06:19:12 PM »
Canon Hon Kong's video comparison between the v1 & v2


Yup. That's a genuine Canon video. Who else would use a Canon CPL :D   Thanks for the link.

Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 08, 2014, 04:43:30 PM »
I think the optical performance specs will be a significant improvement.  What would be the point of a new version if it weren't?  Just saying.

My copy of v1 is quite sharp. I doubt the new one will be significantly sharper (perhaps I have a particularly good copy). What it will have is greatly improved IS, lens coatings and (hopefully) weather resistance. The slotted hood for filters is also intriguing. Though I'm not particularly interested in upgrading, I will keep an open mind.

Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 08, 2014, 01:23:31 PM »
Thanks for the introduction. When do we meet?

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Tripod
« on: November 04, 2014, 07:40:41 PM »
Gitzo is offering a $150 rebate until the end of the year. Two suggestions:



Both will handle your kit. The 4 series is a little heavier, but will take more abuse.

Lenses / Re: Dilemma Which lens
« on: October 31, 2014, 06:24:09 PM »
My sympathies for your dilemma. I am not burdened by such decisions. I would stretch your budget and get the 200-400 f/4L for versatility. You won't really need the 2x extender, so it comes out cheaper than a new 600.

Software & Accessories / Re: Ballhead for Gitzo 2542L
« on: October 26, 2014, 08:25:56 PM »
BH55 would be overkill in my opinion.

I got an Arcratech GP and think it is the medium capacity best general photography head out there, if I lost mine tonight I'd order another from B&H tomorrow.

Acratech has first rate customer service as well. The liquid in the bubble level of my clamp evaporated around two or three years after I bought it. I called Acratech and they sent me a replacement immediately (at no charge of course).

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