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Lenses / Re: About to buy the 135L, and then saw this....
« on: October 02, 2012, 11:00:00 AM »
You could just rent both lenses and make your own determinations...

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
« on: September 29, 2012, 08:18:26 PM »
Is a "price drop" based on Canon's distribution chain, or does it reflect market place values? 

I just picked up a refurbished 60D from Canon for under $700 USD (out the door).  They kicked off a 20% sale on refurb items.  This was THE cheapest price I could find on a used unit from a source I trust.  It has the latest firmware update installed and the shutter actuation was set to 1 (one)... I guess they test fired it. 

I could find this camera new for about the same price, but from not so reputable/trusted sources.  I'm sure many of you know this already, but I, for one, am happy with the Canon store, it's pricing, and delivery time (less than a week).

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EOS Bodies / Re: Who really is the target demographic for the 6D?
« on: September 19, 2012, 03:43:30 AM »
I am still of the belief that full frames are going to be the antithesis of the new mirror-less and compact system cameras. 

As far as the Canon lineup goes... it would be nice if there were more of a price range for full frame bodies like there is for APS-C bodies.  At least have beginner, intermediate and advanced lines.  Heck, I dug out my Rebel 2000 35mm film camera to shoot "full frame", that's how bad I want a taste of it.

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I wonder if this break threw will help for other older model cameras... 1000D aka. Rebel XS  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« on: September 16, 2012, 11:21:48 PM »
Well... I think this camera sounds fine!  It isn't too spiffy, and it isn't a PoS either.  Now all we have to do is wait for the "shake down" to see what manufacturing problems crop up.  :(

This is on my short list anyway...  So many choices, so little money.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« on: September 15, 2012, 05:46:47 PM »
It just looks like Canon wants everything on a DIGIC5 processor for now.  Most likely for manufacturing ease.

I would think if you have a camera that is less than 2-3 years old, these new bodies are not that important.  I hope Canon can get a hold of the "growing pains" with the new cameras.  Some of this stuff is so weird... namely the rubber on the T4i.

At least on paper, the T4i looks as good as the 60D, but only use and familiarity with both will tell the truth on that matter.  This 6D looks compelling to me, and full frames may be the trump card for DSLRs in answer to the popularity of Compact System Cameras and the mirror-less bodies.  I had hear that CSCs are making up 50% of the Asian market now.  That has got to be effecting DSLR makers future decision making...  even if they do sell BOTH types of camera.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« on: September 15, 2012, 05:17:09 PM »
This camera looks good to me.  I ran the original page threw Google translate:

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fdigicame-info.com%2F2012%2F09%2Feos-6d-20.html

I like the GPS and WiFi feature in addition to the rest.  Of course anything is a step up from a Rebel XS!

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Lenses / Re: 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II not fitting securely to 5DMKIII body???
« on: September 04, 2012, 11:49:04 AM »
This would be a problem if the lens/body combo is supposed to be weather sealed!  I was under the impression all the white "L" series lenses are water sealed.  I don't know about the 5D.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 1.0.6
« on: August 28, 2012, 11:00:50 AM »
I am new to the Digital SLR camera "game".  Is it normal for Canon (or other companies for that matter) to issue firmware updates, or have recalls so close to the initial release of the product? 

This phenomenon is dampening my excitement for new products... at least until a few months have past.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D X [CR1]
« on: August 21, 2012, 12:00:46 PM »
It would be nice if Canon had/stuck to a naming convention like...

1D thru 5D = full frame "pro" model
6D thru 9D = crop frame "pro - semi-pro"
10D thru 90D = crop
100D thru 2000D = entry level

This is how it looks now anyway, so if the 3D is a crop sensor, you can chuck this nomenclature out the window.

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EOS Bodies / 60D Pricing
« on: August 14, 2012, 02:23:27 AM »
I am starting to see sale pricing on the 60D.  Last time I observed sale prices like this, the T4i replaced the T3i.  While these are just internet prices and Canon Store prices, I will keep an eye on local brick and mortar shops in the Detroit area to confirm my suspicions.

Could this be a build up to the October anticipation of the 6D?

Is the 70D nearing release to the masses?

Just stirring the pot!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Mirrorless Information [CR1]
« on: August 09, 2012, 03:49:33 AM »
Why does it HAVE to be smaller?  Just remove the mirror mechanism.  You don't have to reinvent the wheel, just sack the mirror.

It's hard to describe the form factor I was looking for, so Samsung created it in the NX20 Mirrorless Wi-Fi Digital Camera.  Granted, the Wi-Fi is "gimmicky" to me.  It looks like a full frame DSLR, but doesn't have a mirror.  So... it looks like Canon has taken the track of a small body for now.  Maybe the next version will be based on the 5D frame and retain the EF/EF-S mount.   ::)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixels Coming Soon? [CR1]
« on: August 06, 2012, 11:30:36 AM »
Err, are you thinking that a T4i will give the same result as an 5D MkIII on the same high ISO setting? Think again, my dear chap...
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I am not comparing those two against each other, but against the Rebel XS.  I only want middle ISO, not High, and anything has to be better than the XS' high ISO of 1600.

This thread is starting degenerate with Nikon speak as well...  OH!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixels Coming Soon? [CR1]
« on: August 06, 2012, 10:33:41 AM »
I am at the opposite end.  My last vacation, about half the photos were at ISO-800, outside, under a forest canopy or in a wetlands area.  If I could have gone to 1600, there would be too much grain on the old Rebel XS.  All the photos needed exposure boost in Lightroom, but were salvageable.  If I had a T4i or a 5D MkIII, I would have no problems.  (I'm working on that solution...)




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Macro / Re: Butterflies
« on: August 06, 2012, 09:56:38 AM »
I took these with 50-250mm Canon lens.  I gave up on macro because the subject get spooked too easily.





I have bunch more "bug shots" at:
https://picasaweb.google.com/118123760856646560072/LakeHuronVacationBugStudy#

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