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OK. Now at $2297. That extra $3 should push some off the fence.

Sooner or later you get to a price you can't help but justify. [ :-) ] but I think there is $6 difference! [/ :-) ]

After selling my 16-35 f2.8 a while ago I decided to wait and see if the rumoured 11/14-24 would appear, but I got seduced yesterday by the 16-35 f4 IS for $999, full USA etc etc. Darn!

You won't be sorry. That is hands down the finest WAZ Canon has ever made and that's a killer price. I felt fortunate to snag it from Canon pre-ordered for $1074. It's worth full retail. Enjoy!

OK. Now at $2297. That extra $3 should push some off the fence.

Edit: Different link on this one:

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2296
« on: January 02, 2015, 03:45:00 PM »
Says "Kit Box ... lens removed".  Wonder what else was removed?  I always get a bit skeptical about open boxes and online dealers.    Often we get "sold" the battery, charger, cables etc for added $$ ...

You must have missed the part about 99.4% positive feedback. You don't get those kinds of ratings by short-changing customers. I bought my 6D from them. They are completely legitimate.

The tripod is a Gitzo GT1542T Traveler and the maximum load will be 3 kg.  I will greatly appreciate any feedback!


I actually have both ballheads in question (as well as the Gitzo). They will both lock up solid. The Markins is much smoother and locks up with less force than the RRS at the ballhead end. The panning locks are a different matter. They are both smooth, but the RRS locks up much easier than the Markins. You decide which is more important to you.

Happy Days! Now at $2299.99. Same link. Don't stop now, this is kind of fun...

Same link. $2319. Drop, baby drop. Ho ho ho!

Technical Support / Re: Err 80 - Canon 60D. Help, anyone?
« on: December 23, 2014, 02:07:39 AM »
I think I read somewhere that a "factory reset" will sometimes fix this error: Turn off camera, remove batteries and compact flash, close all doors. Turn camera back on, and hold the shutter down for 30 seconds. Turn camera off, put battery and compact flash back in, and turn on. This is hearsay as I've never had an Err 80.

Abstract / Re: Season Greetings!
« on: December 22, 2014, 12:24:22 PM »
And a Merry Christmas to you and yours! How many tranquilizers did you have to feed the lion before he would ignore the tassel?

EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Most wanted new features for 5D Mark IV
« on: December 21, 2014, 11:40:40 AM »
Most of the above plus weathersealing equal to that of the 7Dll...

I have a standard 80mm plate on my 100-400 v1 and it is sufficient for all my bodies (non 1-series). It happens to be made by Henjar Photo, but any arca plate of the correct length will do equally well. The Kiwi suggested by johnf3f on ebay is a good deal. If you need it quicker than 2-5 weeks, you can pay a couple dollars more and get one from Amazon. I have RRS, Kirk, Kiwi, etc, lens plates and they are all functionally identical.

Therein lies the problem. Canon seems to have Dissociative Identity Disorder. They release some products at silly expensive prices (5D3, new WA IS primes (that settled into reality), accessories, etc.) and then release others at "reasonable" prices (WA IS zooms, 100-400, 70D, 7Dll, etc.). So which Canon will be pricing the successor to the 5D3, whatever it's called? I want a FF camera with awesome AF but I also refuse to pay an $1100+ premium for it.

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.

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