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I crop, but don't take a great amount of pains to do it.  I also do not spend a lot of time straightening, I pick a object that has prominent vertical or horizontal lines near the main subject, and eyeball it with the grid.

Lenses / Re: What do you use your wide angle lens for?
« on: September 19, 2014, 05:13:24 PM »
My 15mm FE, 17mm Tokina Prime and Canon 16-35mm L generally are used to add weight to my camera bag, so I can hang it under my tripod for extra stability.

I have their 135mm lens ;)

They are built to last!

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Has the EOS 6D Body Ever Been Cheaper?
« on: September 19, 2014, 01:06:13 PM »
Totally agree! I'm about to buy one.
Any thoughts/experience on Its the first one that shows up in Google Shopping. Brand new 6D for $1099.
Thanks in advance.

We always see people asking about things like this. 

First Rule:  If its too good to be true ...

Do some research on them, Then stay far far away.

Note that there site does not give a e-mail address, a phone number, or a physical address.  They are new.

The address of record is actually a internet service provider known for scams.

EOS Bodies / Re: More Grist for the 5D4 Rumor Mill
« on: September 19, 2014, 12:48:20 PM »
Same as the CR Rumor published last July.  The guy probably read it here :)

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Mark-II in response to the D750
« on: September 19, 2014, 12:46:22 PM »
Consider that you can get a 6D from a authorized Dealer for $1440, while a D750 costs $2300, almost $860 more.  I would not want to pay $2300 for a 6D MK II.  I can buy a 5D MK III for near $2300 if I wanted another one.

They are not competitors.  The Nikon D6XX series is the competition.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: POLL: What's more important, gps or wifi?
« on: September 19, 2014, 12:26:01 PM »
Although there is a limited money making use for GPS, and its fun, its not my highest priority.  Wi-Fi, on the other hand can save time and labor, so its a money making advantage.

I use a eye-fi card on my 5D MK III for internet shots, but would like to tether using Wi-Fi.

Neither one is a deal breaker, since there are work arounds, even if not ideal.

Lenses / Re: Brand New 300mm f/2.8L IS II or 2nd Hand 400mm f/2.8 L IS
« on: September 19, 2014, 12:40:24 AM »
This is a focal length choice, not so much new or used.  Since you have been there before, which focal length works best?  That's what you should get.  If you are considering a used 400, consider a used 300, that might make your decision easier.

Reviews / Re: Scott Kelby's Promo Videos
« on: September 18, 2014, 10:38:22 PM »
Well, Scott Kleby is paid by Canon, everyone knows that, but

I don't know that!  I don't think you do either.

Kelby is a Canon Maker of Light, and gets lots of perks like advance looks at new products, but he has to ask permission from Canon to publish anything from a beta model. He gets exposure in Canon publications, which is very valuable as well, but pay???

He gets his payback from click bait like this.  People view his website and then buying his books on using the new cameras.

With grocery stores, big manufacturers try to squeeze out smaller players by flooding the shelves with their products, even putting different labels on the same product and selling it as a bargain brand.

That might be Nikon's Strategy.  If a potential buyer walks into a camera store and sees nothing but Nikon DSLR's, more of them compared to Canon or Sony, they might be inclined to buy Nikon.

Certainly, they won't go wrong with Nikon or Canon.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Has the EOS 6D Body Ever Been Cheaper?
« on: September 18, 2014, 10:08:16 PM »
Typically, the lowest prices will be in the Sept-Dec time frame.  I'd expect to see some really good deals from authorized sellers before Christmas.  They have ways of getting around the MAP prices.

Currently, CPW's street price is $1440 from a authorized dealer.

We estimate a street price of $1439.99 After Rebate on this item brand new from an authorized dealer with full Canon USA Warranty and free shipping.

Software & Accessories / Re: To jailbreak or not to jailbreak...
« on: September 18, 2014, 09:59:00 PM »
That's the claim.  Of course, if you update to IOS 8, you may have to wait until a jailbreak is available.

It looks to be maybe 1/8 stop better than the 70D, even at ISO 25600, and 1:1, they are very close.  The 5D MK III is noticeably better at ISO 26500, I'll not try to determine the number of stops advantage, but its going to be considerable.  A FF sensor has a huge light gathering advantage.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5diii to 7dii?
« on: September 18, 2014, 06:47:28 PM »
If you wanted to downgrade, get a 6D plus lens.  That will be fine for your use, and you can find a good used one in the $1100 range, maybe less.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Invested In 3 Different Systems
« on: September 18, 2014, 05:23:09 PM »
I used my D800 alongside my Canon bodies, a 1D MK IV at the time.  The D800 was fine, my Nikon lenses suffered a lot of CA.  Since I do high ISO, and the huge amount of noise at ISO 12800 in D800 images took NR a long long time to run, I realized that the D800 was impractical for my use and sold it (for more than I paid new). 

If I were only using ISO 100-400, its a fantastic tool, but at ISO 800, noise creeps in.

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